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Publisher's Summary

USA Today best-selling Author Claudia Burgoa delivers a funny, heartfelt, sometimes angsty romantic comedy where love begins anew. 

Fresh out of vet school, I married Pierce Aldridge. Gorgeous, sexy, and smart. He’s a philanthropist with a heart of gold, or so I thought. 

But after a while he became distant, self-centered, and callous. The man I married disappeared before my eyes. I should leave him, but I can’t do it just yet. 

There’s one thing I need, but I can’t have it if I divorce him. Just a few more months.

But my plans fall through when his father dies. The man was just as ruthless as his son. 

Now, I can either spend 18 months with Pierce in his hometown playing the happy couple, or I could avoid the ordeal entirely if I sign the divorce papers. But I would lose the one thing I’ve been wanting my whole life. 

The more time that passes, the more I realize that maybe I’ve been wrong. 

Maybe the man I married is still there. The man I still love. 

But is it too late?

The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers series is a romantic comedy saga packed with the perfect mix of angst, tears, and laughs. If you like strong heroines and alpha males, steamy romances and witty love stories, this series is for you!

©2020 Claudia Burgoa (P)2021 Claudia Burgoa

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A wonderful story

This is a wonderful story and the narrative is really good. I hope there will be another book or two to tell Miles and Vance's stories. Also to tell Deacons story. I listened to this one all the way through without stopping, I enjoyed it that much. Really hoping for more of this story.

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Forever Love.....

Loved it. Audible has brought this story to life for me. Don't have time to read or even have trouble she the words then Audible is definitely the way to go.

Coming home to Bakers Creek is like visiting old friends. This is the 3rd book in the series, and it is phenomenal. I had many emotions while reading this book. I was happy, sad, and even mad at some points and laughing at others. I was mad when Pierce and Leyla were stubborn, I was like can you two not just move past everything. But I know it does not work like that. I love when a book makes me feel so many emotions.
Pierce and Leyla had been on the fast track from the beginning. They did everything on fast track it seems. When we first meet these two in the beginning, I was curious to see how their story got started and how it would end.

We all think we have found our forever at first or our happily ever after but sometimes life decides to throw a curve ball. Can Pierce and Leyla get past all the hurt to move forward? Either together or apart? Check out the 3rd book in this series to find out how it goes. I recommend reading this series in order.

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Ok read

I’m probably in the minority because I think this book was ok, not great. The story was long, drawn out and frankly frustrating to listen to. The total 180 Pierce made after the marriage was crazy to me and no explanation in the end justified it. Layla was feisty and I understood her reason for refusing to divorce Pierce, but I wished she would have left especially after everything he did and said. With that said, I skipped multiple chapters and only finished because I was curious about the ending.

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Wow, Pierce and Leyla need to work for their HEA!

The Aldridge family sure does have a lot of baggage, and it's making the Baker's Creek Billionaires series a great experience.

Pierce and Leyla fell in love instantly, got married, and then went their separate ways for YEARS. But when Pierce's father's will brings them both to Baker's Creek, Pierce leaps at the second chance to make their marriage real. Pierce and Leyla needed to really work for their happily ever after, and I'm so glad that they did.

Teddy Hamilton and Kelsey Navarro really brought this story to life. You could hear the frustration, the heat, the emotion in their voices and it made it such a great listening experience.

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EPIC Audiobook!!!

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I’ve recently listened to the audiobook and loved the narration. I loved listening to this book from beginning to end. This couple did not have the greatest of childhoods, yet it shaped them into the people they've become. The way Leyla and Pierce's relationship progresses from their first encounter right up to their present state is incredibly entertaining. I could not get enough of the Aldridge brothers. Defying Our Forever by Claudia Burgoa is an EPIC audiobook that will join the ranks of the BIBLIO-ARISTOCRACY!!!

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Enjoyed the characters and the narration.

A quickie marriage does not necessarily lead to an HEA. Leyla and Pierce grew apart, headed for a divorce. This was their journey back to each other. I loved how Leyla kept Pierce hanging by not signing the divorce papers until she felt the time was right. Pierce realized he needed to up his game and do right by Leyla. My heart felt for him as he gave her what she wanted just as she supported him in the game his father willed them into. I enjoyed all the family members, recurring characters, as they supported and pushed these two together.

Teddy Hamilton and Kelsey Navarro did a wonderful job with the narration of this audiobook. The many voices each had to cover was entertaining and well done. They enhanced the storytelling.

I was given a copy of this audiobook, and this is my unsolicited review.

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Great story and great narration

This is an emotional story and Teddy Hamilton and Kelsey Navarro did a wonderful job bringing all the emotions to the surface and the characters to life.
This is Leyla and Pierce’s story and it’s the one I have been waiting for. Their story will have you on the edge of your seat from the time they meet to the final line, it’s sweet yet passionate and it’s full of obstacles this couple need to navigate to find the HEA they both deserve.
Pierce loves Leyla and he thought he had found his soulmate but his past and family history keeps rearing it’s ugly head and for that reason he try’s to push the love of his life away...
Leyla knows her future is with Pierce and she is not going to walk away without a fight...
This is a love story that’s tender and passionate with family issues you can relate you, it’s a story about a man wanting the best for his love even if that means her life is without him. This book ticked all my boxes, I smiled, I swooned, I sighed and at times I wanted to bang this couples heads together. It’s a romance that will appeal to a wide audience with this captivating love story so I guess all I need to say is please one click this gem, you won’t be disappointed. Great addition to the series.
Wonderful story and wonderful narration

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The performance by Teddy and Kelsey had me all up in my feels. I feel like Pierce and Layla’s book had me super emotional. I felt such a connection with the pair. This one is a must listen to. It is a great story, has memorable characters and if just overall fabulous.

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Sweet and charming story!

I recently listened to Defying Our Forever by Claudia Burgoa and I loved it. Narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Kelsey Navarro, this gives us the story of Pierce and Leyla. We learn about their history before landing in their current situation. They share witty banter, and I loved their back and forth. But with neither being totally open and honest with each other, can they make it together? They definitely share steamy chemistry, but also a whole bunch of obstacles stand in their way. Can they find a way to stay together and see what they truly have before it’s too late?

I loved not only getting their history but watching them interact and find each other again. Defying Our Forever by Claudia Burgoa was sweet and charming story full of the best feels. A must-listen and/or read for sure!

Happy listening!

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Favorite in this series!

Pierce and Leyla's story is my favorite in the series so far! This was an emotional read for me. From the tragic past that Leyla endured to the horrible people that Pierce calls family, their story is full of raw emotion. This second chance romance pulls at the heart strings and absolutely is one that I will remember. It was such a great story in this series. I love watching the brothers form a stronger bond with every story that passes. Great read!

The narrators did a great job bringing this story to life. I felt the emotion in their words. Great story!

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Layla and Pierce!

Pierce is a successful lawyer whose sole focus has always been on career as the expectations placed on him and very high and failure is not an option. He learnt from a young age that love is a weapon that will only be used against you and he was determined to protect his heart. He hadn’t expected that rescuing a puppy would bring a woman into his life that would actually make him feel.

Leyla is a woman with a painful past who may dream of a happy ever after, but she isn’t sure it exists. She places all the love she has to share with the animals that she cares for until Pierce comes into her life. They fell in love with each other in spite of themselves, but lack of care and attention has caused the love between them to wither and the distance seems to be widening every day.

Their relationship had reached a breaking point when Pierce’s father passed away and family secrets were revealed. They now need to spend the next 18 months together as it affects so many more people than themselves, but will this be their second chance or are they just delaying the inevitable?

The feelings between Pierce and Leyla never diminished but the impact the past had on their actions was devastating for both of them. It is only with trust, understanding the willingness to open their hearts completely to each other that they can have the life they were destined to have. I enjoyed the narrators as they brought out all the angst and emotion of the characters and their situation.