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Publisher's Summary

Let go of the past to have any chance at a future... 

I'm shocked when Rafael Menendez de Aviles - my first love, my one downfall - appears at my business, offering to save it from bankruptcy. I'm even more stunned when Rafael, looking hotter than ever, makes a proposition: spend the next month together, allowing him to do anything he desires with me. 

And make no mistake: he will demand everything, and make me submit. 

If I agree to his indecent proposal, my business gets everything it needs and I get almost everything I desire. But is Rafael only back in my life to show me what I've missed all these years? Is he out for revenge? Or something more dangerous - like love? 

I'm not sure, but I know this: I'm powerless against his touch, his kisses, his body. 

Opening our hearts and giving our bodies to each other a second time may destroy us forever...especially when the pain of the past and difficult choices for the future collide.

©2017 Tamara Lush (P)2018 Tamara Lush

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Great storyline but lacks emotion

Truly enjoyed the story of Raphael and Justine, with its twists and turns and highs and lows, the narrators were a little flat. The emotion that the book suggests are just not there. I look forward to reading the pages of the story and putting my own verbal flair to it. Always enjoy a happily ever after this ending was superb.

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Struggling

I had quite a bit of a struggle with this story. I was only able to listen to it in about 20 mins instalments particularly for the whole first half. This first half really was dragged out and about a constant and unrequited craving of the heroine without much progress either in the story or in character development. I didn't like the hero too much. Despite his less then ideal upbringing he seemed like he was a spoiled kindergartner stucked in the body of a grown-up man constantly thorwing a hissy fit because he didn't get the pony for his eight birthday, or something along these lines. I would have liked him to do a bit more groveling. There were things I liked though. I liked how they dropped their masks and defenses only for each other. That they were each other's first and lasts too in many ways.

The narrator did a pretty good job with this audio. I liked her pacing and the voices with which she impersonated the different characters. As I don't have such experience I couldn't decide if the Spanish accent was spot on or not but I did like it.

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Constant Craving

What measures would you take to save your business? Would you sleep with your ex to save your family legacy? Well, Justine Lavoie faced this dilemma. Justine is the publisher for the Times a well-established newspaper in the city of St. Augustine. Unfortunately, it is plagued with financial difficulties forcing her to seek a bailout from an equity firm. It so happens that the firm, which chose to invest in the newspaper, her ex Raphael Menendez de Aviles recently purchased it. Now Justine faces her biggest challenge coming to terms with her past while trying to save her family legacy.

The story told from Justine’s POV provided insight into her current and past feelings for Raphael. It is clear she never stopped loving him as such accepting his proposal of spending a month with him in exchange for him helping her business was not a hard feat. However, will she be able to walk away at the end of the thirty days as she did fifteen years ago?

I became absorbed in Justine’s life. I may not have agreed with some of her actions, but her motives were clear. I think that having the story told from her perspective helped, as I was privy to her thoughts and feelings. Sometimes I sympathized with her then next I wanted to shake her. Why would she allow him to treat her that way? I know she wanted to save her paper, and she never stopped loving Raphael but no woman worth her salt should allow any man to treat her like a whore no matter the circumstances.

I found Raphael cold and distant, and as a result, I had a hard time connecting to him. It would have been great to get things from his perspective. It appears revenge motivated his actions, but was it because Justine walked away ending their relationship or did it go deeper? One thing that came out in all of this was Raphael’s fear of having his heart broken once again. Despite this, I still did not understand who he was as an individual.

These two frustrated me at times. They kept blaming each other for their breakup, but never tried to discuss the issues that led to the demise of their relationship. I kept wondering what could have caused the break up seeing they love for each other was so deep. My frustration with them increased when the reasons for their relationship ending came to light. If only they had communicated with each other, then they could have avoided their current situation.

I like the fact the story went back to their days in college providing insight in to how their love for each other developed. These were the scenes that convinced me of their love for each other. A love that intense would definitely stand the test of time. Due to the slow pacing I had a hard time getting into the story at first (the narration did not help) eventually things picked up and I hoped these two will get it right the second time around.

Narration
Unfortunately, the narration did not work for me. I tried listening at 1.5x and the narrator sounded like someone pumped on helium. I ended up listening at1.20x. At this speed, she sounded flat, and the narration had no life. Her male and female voices were distinct; however for Raphael the Spanish accent was non-existent. Her pronunciation of the Spanish words needs work.
What saved this for me was the fact that read and listened to the book. If I had to rely on the audio solely, I would have given upon the book.

Conclusion/Recommendation
Overall, this was a good story, I am not sure I would listen to more from the narrator but I would definitely read more from this Tamara Lush.

I received a copy of this audiobook courtesy of Audio Book Obsession, which in no way affected my review.

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Enjoyable Listen

Tamara Lush wrote an enjoyable book and I loved all the tension between the characters as well as all the growth of who was right and who was wrong. This story developed at a nice steady pace which kept my attention for the whole listen. There were times I found myself gasping or swooning based on what the characters said too which I am thankful the narrator did such a great job to bring me into the story in that way.

Second chance romances are one of my favorites and this one did not disappoint

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Amazing read!

I went into this book completely blind, I hadn't even heard of the author. The cover caught my eye and I knew I just had to read it! I am so happy that I went in blind! It was an amazing, refreshing new twist on billionaire romances. The characters were so well written that I felt every single emotion they were feeling. There are so many hot scenes and sweet moments that add up to an explosive book!

The narrator was also new to me and did not disappoint!

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Enjoyed it for the most part

I think I would have enjoyed this more had I read it. The narrator was okay but, her pronunciation of many of the spanish words made me cringe every single time and stopped me from enjoying the story as a whole.
The story itself was good. The characters were very likeable, I wish the story had been a dual pov, I wanted to get in Rafael's head so bad. I definitely liked him more than the leading lady.

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Whew! More Please!

I'm not even sure where to start with this! Two college sweethearts who think they know how their lives will turn out... for multiple reasons, their lives don't turn out quite as they thought it would, but Justine's failing newspaper brings them back together. Rafael is the only one willing to take a chance on Justine. There's a catch... and Lord what a catch. Give him one month and Justine's company will have whatever they need to stay afloat. (MY GOD!) The dilemma of wanting to save your company, but knowing the pain both of you experienced... is it worth it?

This was great! I loved both characters and the narration was... SPOTLESS! The changing of characters at the drop of a dime was amazing. This was my introduction to Tamara Lush and Nicole Blessing and it was great! I can't wait to hear more from them!

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Constant Craving

This was a new author for me and I am glad to say that I enjoyed the book tremendously. The love these two had for each other is amazing but since they were so young and the tragedy they had, love was forgotten. It was very nice to see that their love never really died and some of the twists in this book were nice surprises as well. Overall a great book that you won’t regret getting.

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This was such a great story!

I loved listening to Rapha and Justine’s story! Their history and the love they shared back in college was sweet and real.. as was the hurt they both felt. And the rest of this book... oh my... I’m very glad things happened the way they did!! I don’t like what her dad did.. I think he was an asshole! This story is one I could dread over and over. Tamara Lush did a great job! As did Nicole Blessing with the Narration!!!

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Interesting and good!

Constant Craving by Tamera Lush

Interesting and Great!

The plot of this book is 2 college sweethearts that are torn apart for many reasons. Justine is shocked when her first love appears at her newspaper, offering to bail it out of bankruptcy. She’s even more shocked when Rafael makes a proposition: spend the next month together, allowing him to do anything he desires with her, and her newspaper gets everything it needs.
But is Rafael only back in Justine’s life to show her what she’s missed all these years? Or is he out for revenge? Justine isn’t sure, but Rafael is still devastatingly sexy — and she knows that his touch, his kisses, his body, leaves her powerless.
She knows that opening their hearts and giving their bodies to each other a second time may destroy them forever…especially when the pain of the past and difficult choices for the future collide.
I enjoyed this book and it’s characters. However I would have like a little more at the end. I feel like the author had a good plot and good characters. I enjoyed the narrator! If you like audible books this is a good one to listen to. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good story about two people who against the odds find their way back to each other!

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  • Danielle Dickson
  • 10-22-18

3.5 stars

The whole plot is such a good story, but it kills me to say I don’t think I was carried out as well as it could’ve been.
I didn’t like either character. I thought Justine was a little weak and needy, and Rafael was awful to her at times as well as full of himself. It seemed like every time they were together they were having sex, and I wanted more story instead. I enjoyed the narrative of when the weren’t together, but it just didn’t meet my expectations unfortunately.
Had I have read it instead of listened to the audiobook, my review may be different, but the narrators male voice didn’t appeal to me.
I do like this narrator for a female POV though.
Overall the writing was good, the story just wasn’t for me.

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  • Mandy Sawyer
  • 10-05-18

A lovely feel good book

Such a great second chance read. Very well written by Tamara, the chemistry between the characters is brilliant.

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  • DMA
  • 10-03-18

brilliant!

this was a great story! it got me so worked up and agitated that I couldn't put it down because I wanted to know what was going to happen.
A story that highlights how easy it is to make mistakes which have a far reaching effect.
loved it!