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  • The Year We Hid Away

  • By: Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Bridger Macaulley used to be a player both on and off the ice. But now, while his teammates chase the next hockey victory, Bridger worries that the dean will discover he's housing his eight-year-old sister in his dorm room. Juggling a full course load and a big secret, it's only a matter of time until the other skate drops.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loving this series!! Great 2nd book!!!

  • By Cyndi on 09-15-16

Five Stars of Pure Gold

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-18

I loved the audiobook. This series has a wonderful pair of narrators. Both of them do an amazing job. It is very pleasing to listen to them. Everything about this audiobook is wonderful. Nick Podehl is a wonderful Bridger, and Saskia Maarleveld is fantastic as Scarlet. Totally worth it to listen to this audiobook.

Pure Gold. That’s what this book is. The Year We Hid Away is the second installment in the Ivy Years series, and it is as good as the first one. I’m completely in love with every book Sarina Bowen has written because I can’t get enough of her words. She has a way with words that fascinates me. Her style is wonderful, and her plots are usually very well developed. And I find really interesting that she tackles issues that are not very common in romance novels, like child molestation or drug abuse. But she does it with tact and sensitivity, and in a way that doesn’t alienate the reader at all, or turn the story too dark. But these issues are there, and make you think and feel. She doesn’t shy away from real life in any way. And in my opinion, that makes her truly special.

This is the story of Bridger and Scarlet, and it is really, really sweet. It has plenty of drama on both their ends, but their relationship develops beautifully from friends to lovers, and their chemistry is really hot. Bridger is so sweet, and hot, and wonderful. He’s going through the worst year of his life and hiding all his problems from his friends, avoiding them and doing what he thinks is best. But he wasn’t expecting to meet someone special.

Scarlet has her own secrets to keep, and is hiding in plain sight. Lying about who she really is, she tries to start a new life in Harkness College without the stigma of her family history. She refuses to open up to Bridger, choosing to fight her battles on her own. So when lies and half truths are exposed, they will need to trust each other and forgive mistakes to make their relationship work.

As I said, I loved this book. It’s sweet, romantic and has plenty of heat. Bridger and Scarlet are very well developed as characters and the plot is perfectly paced and though out. It has many sources of drama and angst, and the secondary characters are pretty awesome, as always. I specially enjoyed little Lucy, Bridger’s 8 year old sister, and Andy, Bridger’s friend and neighbor. It is truly a beautiful book, very easy to read and enjoy, and pretty impossible to put down.

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  • Speakeasy

  • By: Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Seraphine Valentine, Lance Greenfield
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Did you hear the one about the girl who walks into a bar and catches her live-in lover kissing someone else? No? You’re the only one in town who missed it. Luckily Alec is there to wrap me up in strong arms and carry me out the door before things get too ugly. And that’s not all Alec is good at. Our unexpected chemistry makes him the perfect rebound guy.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Evolution of May-Excellent Read

  • By Tina Arnold on 11-12-18

Beautiful book, loved it so much!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-18

I loved the audiobook. Both narrators are great, and were amazing as Alec and May. Specially May. Lance Greenfield’s voice is deep and intense, pretty much as I imagined grumpy Alec. Seraphine Valentine has a beautiful voice, raspy and smoky, and was beyond perfect as May. I enjoyed it very much.

I love the True North series. Sarina Bowen is my favorite author because I enjoy her writing style immensely. You can count on her to tell you a beautiful story with down to earth characters facing real life problems. It is easy to relate to these characters and come to love them. She creates a world you want to live in, and characters you want to be friends with.

Speakeasy is the story of how May Shipley and Alex Rossi fall in love. They are a very unusual match, if you take into consideration that May is a recovering alcoholic and Alec owns a bar. A match made in heaven they are not. On paper.
But.
There is no accounting for fate.

May is going through a rough patch. Her girlfriend cheated on her, her job is somewhat boring, she still has strong feelings for Lark, and finds herself forced to move back home. She is feeling embarrassed for staying in a bad relationship, and her family is not helping matters treating her like a ticking bomb about to explode. She is feeling vulnerable and lonely, and has been doubting her ability to form meaningful relationships. She is basically experiencing an identity crisis, and fears her sobriety is on the line.

Alec is a good guy. He is a loving son, brother and uncle. His reputation as a party boy precedes him, but he is trying to break out of the role eveybody has cast him in, and prove he is a capable businessman. He has goals in life, but those don’t include relationships. He is happy playing the field.

One day, Alec accidentally helps May deal with her breakup and feels the need to follow up with a favor to accompany her to a school event. He feels a strong attraction to her, and while hanging out, they form a connection that soon turns combustible.

Alec brings out May’s long-lost wild side, which helps her feel better about herself at first. They begin hooking up regularly, sneaking around, nobody the wiser. Or so they thought. They become friends, and soon realize they have many things in common, like the way the are underestimated by their families. They make them feel like fuck-ups. When their feelings for each other start getting complicated and real, they move in different and unexpected directions.

It can’t be easy dealing with subjects as sensitive as bisexuality and addiction, but once again, Sarina Bowen does a fantastic job. I really like the delicate balance she achieves between heartbreak and laughter. It is a heartfelt story with serious issues, but mixed with really funny moments that will have you laughing out loud. Grandpa Shipley definitely stole the show. It’s hilarious.

Seriously. This book is worthy of your time.

  • Once Upon a Sure Thing

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

It's so easy being best friends with a gorgeous, talented, charming guy. Said no woman ever. Except me. My friendship with Miller is a sure thing — he’s my plus one, my emergency contact, and my shoulder to lean on. He’s also been by my side helping me raise one helluva awesome kid who’s the center of my world. Nothing will change our easy breezy friendship. Until I have the bright idea to convince him to start a new band with me. Trouble is, our sizzling chemistry in the recording studio is getting harder to ignore, no matter how risky it might be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4.5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 09-27-18

Totally in love with this audiobook!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-18

OMG this audiobook is incredible. Andi Arndt and Sebastian York have an amazing chemistry together, it is just so damn good. It is sexy, intense and hot. I loved that Erin Mallon made an appearance as Macy when she was texting with Ally. I’m in love with this audiobook. Totally worth it.

I loved this book from start to finish. Once Upon A Sure Thing is a very sweet friends to loversromance. And so freaking hot. I simply couldn’t put it down. The story flows effortlessly, it sucks you right in.

Ally is an audiobook narrator who is fairly successful, and a singer sensation in You Tube thanks to the videos where she sings with her brother. She has been her niece Chloe’s legal guardian since her sister died six years ago. Her immediate goal is to provide for Chloe, so she needs to find a way to earn more money.

Miller is Ally’s best friend and has been for the past six years. He is single and has enough money he doesn’t need to work. He is a good guy. And hot. His only problem? He is bored. He needs to find something to do he is passionate about, so he decides to follow hos brother Campbell’s advice and start a new band. But this time, he wants to sing with a woman.

After they start singing together they discover their chemistry is off the charts, and find themselves unable to resist the attraction they feel for each other. They begin a friends with benefits arrangement, that soon becomes too intense and could risk their friendship. They will need to decide what is it they want, and if they are willing to risk everything to get it.

Well, this very well may be one of Lauren Blakely‘s best romantic comedies of all time, and that is saying a lot because all her books are awesome. I loved this book so, so much. It’s sexy, so freaking hot, intense, funny, sweet, so... everything. It is perfect. I loved both Ally and Miller, their banter, their dirty talk, their personalities. I would totally recommend this book to anyone. It is so worth it.

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  • Temporary

  • By: Sarah Mayberry, Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Emma Wilder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

The most beautiful man I've ever seen is the same one who can ruin everything. The first time I lay eyes on Callan Walker, I know he'll be trouble. With his smug grin, hot Aussie accent, and thousand-dollar shoes, he's just the kind of rich guy who always gets what he wants. And he wants two things: a night of sin, and my cooperation as he outmaneuvers his powerful mother to take control of his uncle's estate. I can't afford either one. I'm the only thing standing between my little sister and the foster care system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Is Going To Be Among My Best Books!!

  • By Tamar W on 01-30-18

Loved everything about this story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-24-18

I loved the voices of both characters. You can’t beat an accent. It so sexy. The story is well paced and really enjoyable. I liked the audiobook very much.

I loved this book. Temporary is everything I love in a romance novel. It is romantic, steamy, and funny. The story has a really nice pace, the main characters are well developed and likable, and the secondary characters add substance to the story, which is always a plus. It is very well written, and I couldn’t put it down. Didn’t want to, either. I find it interesting that, since it was written by two authors, you can’t really tell who wrote what or when they switched. Their voices are seamlessly blended together.

Temporary is the story of how Callan Walker met Grace Kerrington.

Callan Walker is an Aussie 31 year old millionaire playboy who has dedicated his life to enjoying his money and maintaining his status as the black sheep of the family, a rebel without cause. That is, until he finds out by pure chance that his uncle Jack has died, and nobody in his family felt the need to let him know. He then embarks on a mission to find Uncle Jack’s latest will to prevent his mother from taking control of his estate, a quest that puts him directly in Grace Kerrington’s path.

Grace Kerrington is a 25 year old recent college graduate who has a very difficult family life and really bad luck. She is solely responsible for her 15 year old sister, and her primary concern right now is to turn her temp job with Walker Holdings into a permanent one. To do so, she needs to impress her boss. When she gets saddled with inventorying Jack Walker’s estate, she sees an opportunity to do so. What she doesn’t count on is Callan Walker getting in her way. Suddenly she finds herself in the middle of a family feud, torn between her attraction and developing feelings for Callan, and her need to fulfill her obligations to his mother and securing a permanent job that would give her the financial stability she so desperately needs.

I loved this story from start to finish. Callan and Grace are perfect together, their witty banter had me laughing and smiling, and their chemistry is combustible. It starts like a sort of enemies to lovers romance, two people supposedly working together but in Callan’s case, with a different and hidden agenda. It’s fun to watch Callan trying to manipulate and seduce Grace at first, and Grace doing everything in her power to resist him. With very little success, though. But then, inconvenient feelings develop and agendas change. So besides the fun times, there is also plenty of emotional turmoil, too. All the family drama gives depth to the story, making it more interesting and heartfelt.

I honestly hope the authors decide to keep them coming, not only because it was damn good, but also because they decided to end the book in a very weird cliffhanger. The ending hints at the possibility of a story featuring Callan’s sister Claire rather strongly. Or maybe it’s just wishful thinking.

  • Bountiful

  • The True North Series, Book 4
  • By: Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Seraphine Valentine, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401

No last names. No life stories. Those were the rules. Once upon a time a cocky, copper-haired tourist sauntered into Zara's bar. And even though she knew better, Zara indulged in a cure for the small-town blues. It was supposed to be an uncomplicated fling - a few sizzling weeks before he went back to his life, and she moved on. Until an accidental pregnancy changed her life. Two years later, she's made peace with the notion that Dave No-Last-Name will never be found - until one summer day when he walks into her coffee shop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 🌟🌟 5 Stars 🌟🌟

  • By Cyndi on 06-16-18

Beautiful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-18

I really enjoyed this audiobook. Teddy Hamilton and Seraphine Valentine are amazing in general, always awesome, so it’s no wonder they made this story shine. It is an excellent audiobook.

Bountiful is a standalone, you can read it whithout having read the first three books in the series, but it is better if you have. First of all, because Sarina Bowen does an amazing job of developing the secondary characters in each book. We have glimpses of Zara in all three books, so if you read them in order, you are somewhat familiar with her background story without actually knowing anything specific.

The first twist comes in a very nice crossover with the Brooklyn Bruisers Series. There is also no need to read that series first, but it is very cool for those who have. Dave plays Hockey for the Bruisers, so it is a very smooth way to link both series. I liked it very much.

The story is beautifully written, is witty and heartfelt. It is a second chance romance with a surprise baby in the mix. I am not a fan of the surprise baby trope, but Bountiful works for me. I actually love it. I think is wonderful and very much worth it.

It is a very emotional story. Zara and Dave come from different places and backgrounds, but deep down they both have emotional scars that have influenced their approach to romantic relationships. Zara is tough as nails on the outside, but insecure and vulnerable on the inside. Dave believes he is destined to be alone, so he doesn’t do relationships. But despite their reservations, they develop a bond that will forever link them. They will have to figure out if they are willing to risk their hearts and embrace the love they feel for each other, or keep pretending they are fine with the way they have been living their lives.

One of the things I love about Sarina Bowen’s books is that you get lost in the story but at the same time appreciate the writing. I enjoy reading her because I can’t help but admire her talent, how she creates a world you want to be a part of, and characters you want to be friends with. All I think about when I read this series is that I want to live in Vermont, or at the very least, visit.








  • Show Me the Way

  • Fight for Me, Book 1
  • By: A.L. Jackson
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,480
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350

Rex Gunner. As bitter as he is beautiful. The owner of the largest construction company in Gingham Lakes has been burned one too many times. His wife leaving him to raise their daughter was the last blow this single dad could take. The only woman he'll let into his heart is his little girl. When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he's in trouble. She's gorgeous and sweet and everything he can't trust. Until she becomes the one thing he can't resist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent well written correct grammar well edited what a refreshing change from so many books out there now!

  • By Bones And Cat Fan on 11-13-17

I loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-18

This audiobook was awesome. Totally worth it. Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber are always awesome, and wonderful, and amazing, but I just fell in love with his interpretation of Frankie Leigh. OMG! It’s the sweetest, most adoeable thing I’ve ever heard. Beautiful.

I loved the story and the characters. It has plenty of angst and heartbreak, but I liked that you don’t really know what happened to them in the past all at once. You learn their backstories at the same time you get to know them. Tiny bit by tiny bit. I enjoyed the pace, too.

This story is about Rex and Rynna. Both of them have gone to hell and back, and feel an instant connection, an irresistible attraction, since the first time they meet. Rex is too tortured and a little too harsh for my taste at first, but it gets better later on. My favorite character is Frankie Leigh, Rex’s daughter. OMG, I loved every single minute of her.

So, as the story progresses you think everything is straightforward and suddendly you get steamrolled by a massive plot twist. And the heartbreak increases tenfold. Maybe it was obvious, but I didn’t see it coming. And I was left mind-blown. All in all, I really enjoyed the story.

  • Keepsake

  • By: Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Erin Spencer, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693

Lark Wainright, 23, has nightmares. She used to be fearless. But while overseas for her nonprofit employer, she was kidnapped and held at gunpoint in a dusty shack. Everyone has an opinion about what might have happened to her there, but she's not saying much. She's too consumed by guilt to talk about it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect story and Perfect Narration! Loved it!

  • By Cyndi on 01-08-17

I’m totally in love with this series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Both narrators are awesome. It’s a beautiful book, but Teddy Hamilton and Erin Spencer are perfect as Zach and Lark. I love the story so much, I’m really happy the audiobook makes it justice.

I love this book. I love this series. This is the third installment in the True North Series and it keeps getting better and better. This is the story of Zach and Lark, a mismatched pair made in the beautiful wilderness of Vermont. Both vulnerable and hurt by their past, they develop an unexpected connection, a friendship fueld by a powerful attraction that, soon enough, leads to fireworks. The timing couldn’t be worse though, and each of them will have to confront their past to be able to forge a future together.

I love this book for the exact same reason I love Bittersweet and Steadfast (and all of Sarina Bowen’s books, really). She is a masterful storyteller. Her writing is flawless and manages to charm you with her witty sense of humor. Keepsake has plenty of depth; it deals with serious matters such as abuse and mental health (PTSD), but at the same time has a freshness and lightness that comes from its ingenious narrative. Sarina Bowen created an ordinary world and made it feel extraordinary, and her characters feel like people you can relate to. They are regular albeit beautiful people you can empathize with, precisely because they are authentic, real. She has the uncanny ability to convey a myriad of emotions through her characters that will make you feel all the feels, and leave you craving more of her beautiful Vermont.

  • Flirting with Forever

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

My best friend, Natalie, has been by my side through everything. Leaning on my shoulder, borrowing my sweatshirts…and making my pants too tight when she flashes me that sassy smile that drives me crazy. But she has no idea about that last part. She doesn't have a clue I've felt this way about her for years. Until one night after too many cocktails, we fall into bed together. I'm flirting with my forever…she just doesn't know it yet. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth $

  • By Zalena on 09-05-18

Loved it, it’s so sweet!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-18

I loved it. Flirting with Forever is a very sweet and hot friends to lovers romance. It’s perfect. I loved the story, the pace, and the characters. Natalie and Cam are great friends, sweet and so adorable.

I actually listened to the audiobook while I was reading, and let me tell you, it was worth it. Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber are amazing in general, and spot on as Natalie and Cam. I loved everything about this book. It’s pretty awesome.

  • Steadfast

  • The True North Series, Book 2
  • By: Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Seraphine Valentine, Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732

Jude lost everything one spring day when he crashed his car into an apple tree on the side of the road. A man is dead, and there is no way he can ever right that wrong. He would forever steer clear of Colebury, Vermont, if he could. But an ex-con in recovery for his drug addiction can't find a job just anywhere. >Sophie Haines is stunned by his reappearance. After a three-year absence, the man who killed her brother and broke her heart is suddenly everywhere she turns. It's hard not to stare at how much he has changed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!!!

  • By Melanie P. on 11-05-16

Just wow

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-18

I read this book twice before I listened to it. I love the series, the characters, the story, everything about it. And this audiobook is awesome, too. Jude’s voice is so deep and intense, it’s perfect for him because you can feel his emotions through it very clearly. Sophie’s is perfect, too. Sweeter, but strong at the same time. I loved listening to this audiobook as much as I loved reading it. And it was quite a lot.

Steadfast is one hell of a book. It is definitely one of the best books I have ever read. It is amazing. Packs a punch for sure. It breaks you and puts you back together again, but you’ll never be the same. Like the pieces no longer fit but look look just fine. It touches your soul. It is a love story, a beautiful but painful story of second chances and redemption. Of forgiveness.

The core of the book is addiction, and the subject is very tactfully addressed. Her approach is so perfect that you won’t be able to distance yourself from the pain the characters feel. Empathy is not abstract, it hurts. And although it is fiction and a love story, it feels real.

This story is heartfelt and so well written that you will find yourself smiling, crying and even laughing almost at the same time. Sarina Bowen is a master storyteller and a wordsmith in the most poetic sense of the word. Her beautiful prose is one of her trademarks, her ability to shape and mold words to perfection, remarkable. Like any true genius, she makes it look easy. Her narrative flows flawlessly. Reading her writing is truly a pleasure by itself.

  • Long Shot: A HOOPS Novel

  • Hoops Series, Book 1
  • By: Kennedy Ryan
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Jo Raylan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Think you know what it's like being a baller's girl? You don't. My fairy tale is upside down. A happily never after. I kissed the prince, and he turned into a fraud. I was a fool, and his love - fool's gold. Now there's a new player in the game, August West. One of the NBA's brightest stars. Fine. Forbidden. He wants me. I want him. But my past, my fraudulent prince, just won't let me go.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Many More Than 5 Stars!!

  • By Steph's Rom Book Talk on 08-16-18

Intense and Beautiful Love Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-18

This may very well be the best audiobook I have ever listened to. I have noxwords for Jo Raylan’s portrayal of Iris. It is just overwhelming and raw and so heartfelt. I could feel so many emotions through her voice, she left me speechless. Sean Crisden was also excellent as August. The story is very difficult because it is sometimes painful, and they did it justice. It is awesome!!!

Long Shot was my first Kennedy Ryan book, and it definitely won’t be my last. I loved it so much. So, so, much. I love how real and heartfelt it feels. Iris and August are both incredibly awesome characters. They felt like real people to me.

Long Shot is truly beautiful. Everything about this story is simply outstanding. The writing, the characters, the story. Absolutely everything. Kennedy Ryan is a master storyteller, so talented. She makes you feel so much, experience so many emotions through her words. It’s raw, intense, sometimes painful, sometimes joyful, but the most amazing of all is that it feels so real.

Having said that, it’s not an easy book to read. It has plenty of ugliness, and violence, and hurt. But that is what makes it so powerful, so real. So compelling. There is so much violence against women in the world we live in, it’s something we even see every day on the news. This story tries to shine a few lights on this issue, specially how we as women see it from the outside. We need to be more compassionate and not judgmental. We, as women, need to stop judging women for being victims, for “allowing” men to abuse them, simply because we have no idea what they are going through.

But don’t worry, Long Shot is truly an epic love story. From the very beginning you can see the love, the connection between August and Iris, their devotion to each other. You can taste it. It’s a story of true, undying, unconditional love. Among all that raw ugly reality of violence and abuse, you see the beauty in Iris’s inner strength and August love for her. And as much as it their circumstances make you sad and despair, it also warms your heart and fills it with hope.

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