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Carry My Heart

Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

“Jacob Phillips was my best friend. He was my first love. We shared our first kiss together. He broke my heart.”

Sage Weston and Jacob Phillips met as children at Little Kitty Orphanage. They had the type of friendship that could weather any storm, and they vowed that they would always be there for each other. And then Jacob was adopted, and everything changed. At first, the letters were fast and furious, but then they stopped, and Sage was left all alone.

Four years later, Sage and Jacob bump into each other at a college party. Sparks fly, daggers are drawn, and Sage wants nothing to do with Jacob or the bevy of women that seem to follow him everywhere he goes. Then Sage loses a bet, and she can no longer avoid Jacob. Though she does everything she can to let him know that they are no longer friends. But Jacob has plans and is determined for Sage to know the truth about what happened four years ago, even if it costs him everything.

Carry My Heart is a stand-alone book by New York Times best-selling author J. S. Cooper.

©2018 J. S. Cooper (P)2018 J. S. Cooper

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Secrets And Second Chances

Sage and Jacob grow up together in an orphanage. Their bond is seemingly unbreakable until Jacob is adopted. Then secrets come to light that cause him to pull away from Sage sending her further into herself. The light Jacob brought out in her dimming more as the years pass. When Jacob sees Sage at a college party he devises a plan to reconnect.

I would have loved a little more wrap to the story. It does end a bit abruptly. There is no cliffhanger but a little more would have been welcomed. The story is well paced and is an easy listen. Meghan Kelly is so good at what she does. I just love her!

I would recommend this to fans of second chance contemporary romance.

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Astounding and exhilarating

J. S. Cooper never fails to weave her way into my heart, bend and twist it to shreds, and then remake it into something beyong words. This was yet another of those masterpieces, and I devoured every word. I couldn't get enough of this spell-binding plot interlaced with compelling characters who have so much depth, and then sprinkled with the special magic and spice of the heart. It was utter perfection. Yet another fantastic example of why I absolutely adore her stories!! They are bundles of heartache, soul deep love, realistic drama, and wicked twists and turns along the way
In other words, they are my perfect addiction.

Meghan Kelly has graced this story with her marvelous story-telling talent which makes this book and it's beautiful characters come alive. Her brilliant creative touch has tattooed this story on my heart for all time. It will live with me forever, and I will cherish it's heart and soul for all time. Kelly knows how to captive and audience, and I am always willing to caught under her spell of auditory brilliance!!

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GREAT STORY IDEA


CARRY MY HEART is the first book in the Is This Love? series. I don’t know yet if they will need to be read in the order of release, but this one is complete with no cliffhanger.

The storyline is a great idea, but poorly executed.

The prologue is a great hook, but I’m not sure where it fits into the story. Therefore, in the end, I don’t know if they are together happily ever after, or she never wants to see him again.

The “angst” was so drawn out that I wanted to skip sections just to get to the next part that might give me some new information.

The ending twist was disappointing. It was a surprise (no doubt), but if he thought that would make her hate him, how well does he really know her?

The dialogue alternated between juvenile and geriatric – “No way, Jose!” “…, my dear.” Though only two examples, neither of these are used by 20-somethings in my experience.

That is the ugly of it. Still, I did enjoy listening to this story and hung in just to find out the reason for Jacob to drop out of Sage’s life so quickly after promising always to be there for her.

Narration: I loved Meghan Kelly’s reading of this story. She did a wonderful job of giving each of the main characters unique voices. This is one of those instances where the narration was better than the story.

Note: While I received this book as a gifted audiobook copy from the narrator, my opinions are my own and are given freely.


Title: CARRY MY HEART
Series: Is This Love #1
Category /Genre: Contemporary Romance
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
Listenability: NSFW
Received from: Meghan Kelly (as an Audible gifted copy)

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  • Bette
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  • 12-31-18

Meghan Kelly is 🎧Star🎧!

Another great narration by the talented Meghan Kelly. She performs the voices for all the characters, brings them to life and gives them heart and emotion. She is skilled & entertaining storyteller! “Carry My Heart” is a fast moving story, there are some heartfelt moments. I enjoyed the book and the characters, Sage and Jacob, I just wish wish J.S. Cooper took some of storylines further, if so she would made a good read a great one.

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Wow a fantastic to carry your heart

Wow. Just wow. This is a fantastic audio. The storyline was very different. Who would have thought the reason that Jacob the main character kept away from Sage . So glad they found each other again once they started college. You won’t see the ending coming.
Meghan Kelly was beyond fantastic. She has you glued listening to the story . The range of her voice is very hypnotic. There are some parts in the story that 3 characters were talking between themselves and Meghan voice was dead on. It seemed you were right beside the characters.

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  • Sara
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  • 09-12-19

Love some new adult secon chance romance

I love me a good second chance story with the main characters being best friends. This is a new adult romance with a ton of angst… I mean college students here, one who feels they were wronged, slighted by the other. It’s also packed with heat and oodles of chemistry and I’m not talking about the class! It was a quick and delightful listen.

Meghan Kelly did a fabulous job and I’ve wanted to listen to this audiobook for ages! I’m so happy that I finally had the chance. Kelly always portrays the right amount of emotion and fun in her voice. She’s a joy to listen too.

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very romantic

I found this book romantic with a little twist and turn in the plot. The reader did a good job reflecting her voice for different characters. The ending was a bit predictable but it was good.

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Heartfelt!

Heartwarming story of two kids that grew up in an orphanage and when they became adults, found out some shocking news. Meghan Kelly can bring a story to life with her narration. She can nail all of the emotions!

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First Love 💏

These two meet at at an orphanage.Though only one of them gets adopted. They stay in touch with each other for a little bit of time.

Four Years Later

They bump into each other at an university party. Sage holding on to her hurt heart. ❤ Jacob is holding onto a secret. With a little bit of time and patience. They work on accepting the New & old versions of themselves.

The narrator of this book. She did an amazing job. I really enjoyed listening to her voice.

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Second chance Romance

Overall, this was a good storyline about second chance romances. Jacob and sage met when they were children at an orphanage. When Jacob leaves he promises to keep in touch but of course he fails to do so. Years later they meet again and sage doesn’t want to interact with him after the heartache she felt from the lack of communication. Jacob does all he can to keep his secrets and get sage to lower her defenses. There were a few slow times but it had a HEA.

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  • Jane Woods
  • 09-04-19

Beautiful story of Love

Carry my Heart was an emotional story of childhood friends who had that undying love through tragic circumstances.
Jacob and Sage met and became friends at the orphanage they lived at. Different circumstances led them to be there. Life brings them a separation and then they meet again a few years later.
This emotional and heartwarming story has all the feels.

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  • Mrs Emma Murray
  • 08-29-19

Sweet short story on second chance love

This is not a particularly long book which can be nice a change with a HEA. However I felt the story overall suffered from its length not giving me enough opportunity to care for the characters.

I did however struggle with the narrator. Although she had quite a good distinction between the male and female voices I really did not like the tone she used for Sage. It was dreary and stopped me having much empathy for the character. I even tried to speed the narration up to see if it improved.

The story overall was ok but could have done with being a little longer.