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Publisher's Summary

She's on the run...

Tessa has finally found a safe haven in Sutter Lake, hiding in plain sight - just as long as no one asks too many questions.

He can't escape... 

Liam knows better than anyone how one wrong word, a single whisper can ruin a life. After seeing the darker side of fame, he's desperate to retreat and find his voice again.

Two people from opposite worlds, brought together by a connection neither expected.

But the forces they're both running from still lurk in the shadows...

And you never know when they might strike.

©2019 Catherine Cowles and The PageSmithLLC (P)2019 Tantor

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Loyalisa30

Catherine Cowles is a new author that I discovered while searching for something new to read (because I was in a book funk) and boy, am I glad I stumbled upon this series! These romantic suspense stories that take place in a small town settings filled with charm, sexy times, humor, friendship, and secrets are worth every credit spent. One of the best things for me in each of the stories is the feisty grandmother meddling and imparting her special brand of wisdom. Maxine Mitchell is a narrator that took a very long time to grow on me but she has won me over to her special brand of narration and she’s done an excellent job with this audiobook. Aaron Shedlock’s narration was good as well. He’s not as emotionally sound when performing the female voices but he delivers on the male versions of characters. I look forward to listening to the remaining books in the series 👏🏾😍🥰

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Ohhhh

I can't believe this series keeps getting better if possible. This is a beautiful story that gives you everything you need in a story. I love it all. The narrators once again gives the listener so much emotion. if I could give more than 5 stars it would be fine.

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Romantic suspense with a rockstar

Romantic suspense with a swoon worthy rock star? Yes, please!
I just loved Beautifully Broken Life... romantic suspense and rock stars are two of my favorite things. Liam and Tessa are wonderful together. Catherine has a way of writing beautifully broken characters and putting their hearts back together. This series is becoming one of my favorite series ever. As expected Maxine and Aaron added a whole other dimension to the story.

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Love this Small-Town Romance!

“Don’t dim your light for anyone. Never again.” Review: This is book 2 in the Sutter Lake series. I was so curious to know more about Liam and Tessa, whom we met in Book 1, so I was so excited to dive into their story. Tessa has lived in Sutter Lake for 2 years and works at the The Kettle. She keeps to herself as she tries to keep a quiet life. Liam is a musician looking to clear his head and get his inspiration back for his music. Tessa runs into Liam one day and little by little her life begins to change. Liam is drawn to Tessa, but knows she needs a friend more than anything. I loved the connection these two had. My heart broke for Tessa and all that she went through. She has had such a hard life. Liam is looking for his muse. I love how Liam was drawn to Tessa's broken-ness. He made me swoon multiple times. Liam was so good with Tessa and what she needed. How he guided her, taught her and helped her flourish touched my heart. Liam truly is the perfect guy for Tessa. I loved seeing Taylor and Walker as well as Jensen, Noah and the Cole family. I'm soooo excited for Jensen and Tuck next! The audiobook by Maxine Mitchell and Aaron Shedlock was done really well. I thought they brought both characters to life perfectly.

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Liam ❤️

I loved Liam and Tessa’s story. Tessa suffered a lot in her life and was forced to live a secretive life. Liam is a musician dealing with Hollywood and needs an escape from it all. He and Tessa meet and sparks go off. I loved here how these two connected and how they dealt with the issues they both had. I loved how much Liam loved and cared for Tessa. Sometimes you need someone put you back together when you are broken. Lovely ending and I can’t wait now for Jensen and Tuckers story.

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So much to love!!

I loved the first one, but this was possibly even better. Drama and love. Just how I like my romance novels.

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Fantastic Slow Burn Romance!

A charming slow burn, small town romance between a famous musician and a woman doing everything to hide from the world. I definitely fell hard for Liam and Tessa’s love story, just something about a musician finding peace and inspiration from a woman that I just can’t resist. Now if only I could have heard Liam singing to Tessa - swoon!

Both wanting to stay under the radar in the sleepy town of Sutter lake, Liam literally crashes into Tessa’s carefully crafted life, upending every wall she has built. Becoming infatuated with the quiet, jumpy and withdrawn Tessa, Liam becomes a constant for her, becoming a man she can trust when the last one left unimaginable scars.

The narration really brought to life the connection that slowly began to grow between Liam and Tessa. I loved that friendship and trust built up slowly, even though both had secrets they were hiding from each other. At his heart Liam is a true country boy and even though he is a superstar musician he is most at peace in the open wilderness just like Tessa. Another great audiobook listen with romance, suspense and passion.

“Sometimes, it takes life breaking apart for it to get you where you’re truly meant to be.”

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Awesome read

Didn’t care for first book but this book was awesome. Tessa was strong willed and I was so happy for her letting Liam in. No getting scared and running and she stood up for herself. So worth the credit.