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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin comes a heartfelt story about overcoming great loss and forgiving past sins to find happiness again.

Brooklyn Hewett hasn't set foot in Cape Harbor for fifteen years - not since an accident claimed the love of her life, Austin Woods. Desperate to move forward, Brooklyn has focused on raising her daughter for the past fourteen years. But when the opportunity comes along to renovate the old Driftwood Inn, Brooklyn knows it's time to go home.

But it won't be easy. For one, Austin's best friend, Bowie Holmes, still lives in Cape Harbor. Brooklyn hasn't quite been able to forget him: not since the night they spent together - the same night they both lost Austin. Separated by tragedy and guilt, they're brought together by the Driftwood project. And as they rebuild the inn, they discover they're also rebuilding something else.

Brooklyn's always been desperate to move on, not knowing that she first needs to reconcile past transgressions. She can't forget, but she can forgive - Austin, Bowie, and herself - on her way toward long-awaited happiness.

©2020 Heidi McLaughlin (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Contains foul language

They need to put a disclaimer in the description so I don't waste time or money on something I don't want to hear. I let one go in Chapter 6, but by Chapter 10, I was really into the story, but the cussing happened more frequently. That wasn't fair. If I had known ahead of time, I wouldn't have selected it. Can't they make edited versions of these things? I really like the story and I want to know how it ends, but I can't stand reading/listening to foul language. I get enough of it at work.

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Terrible narrator

I couldn't get through the first chapter, but I don't think it was the fault of the writer. The narrator voice was so annoying, childish, and depressing that I could not continue to listen. I'll check out the book without narration and read it for myself

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Predictable but in a nice setting

Rather predictable story. Why are the characters in romance novels always so beautiful and so ruggedly handsome? Seems average people are not worthy enough to hook up according to romance writers. The narrator is very good and I would have given another star except for all the magnified sounds of her swallowing.

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Excellent!!!!

I absolutely lived this book. It was so very heartwarming. Thank you for your brilliance! I kinda understand grandma and why she did what she did. Loss is very hard. But still loved the book!!

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Great story

I loved this Audible, but it was difficult to follow when it was changing from the present to the past and back again. I believe the print edition changes font, but there’s no distinction made in the narration and it’s confusing.

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Good Story

3.75 Stars for me!

My rating range of this story... 2.75 - 4 Stars
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Main Character Ratings...
H = 5/10
h = 6/10

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M = n/a
F = 7/10
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Was cheating involved? Yes/No/Maybe but not going to say.

Any major triggers to be aware of? No

Scenes with heat... No

Heat Rating... 2/10 - Fade to Black
Clean or Fade to Black - 1 or 2
Normal to Descriptive 3-5
Detailed Descriptive Sex - 6-7
Um, Wow, Beyond Descriptive Sex - 8 or above

The back story... The h moves to town when she is young and becomes best friends with 2 boys in town. She falls for one yet the other pines in secret for her. Tragedy strikes and she leaves town for 15 years until called back to renovate a hotel.

The Romance... Nothing for the first 40%,then slowly rebuilds.

The drama explosion... A person in town threatens the h
Did it feel Real, OK or contrived? Ok
Was it OTT? Sort of
Separation involved? No
Was it resolved properly or rushed? Properly

Final Notes... I did enjoy the story and am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. The fact that the h did not question the plot twist had me flummoxed.


HEA or HFN? HEA

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So predictable!

This book was completely predictable. Characters kept repeating themselves and very important events/details were left unexplained.

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Great read

This book was an enjoyable read. it was a bit predictable, but for those like me who love a "happily ever after" story, this is a good one, and in a beautiful setting. The narrator was great, and I just truly enjoyed this book

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good reading

narrator was great. didn't expect the change in the middle of the story. really enjoyed.

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a little repetitive

The story was good. However, the book was repetitive. Didn't need to be told the story of Austin's death so many times. I did enjoy the story though.

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  • Lesley T
  • 08-18-20

Romance at it's best!

After All, has left me feeling all gooey inside and I have a hole where my heart should be! IF you're a lover of Nicolas Sparks, Kristen Ashley or Nora Roberts, THIS is right up your alley!
Karissa Vacker is a new narrator to me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. She did a great job!
5 star listen all the way!