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Savanna Thompson knows what it’s like when you blink and your life shatters. She’s been hiding her divorce from her best friend Cassie, but she knows she can’t any longer. Cassie’s husband, a firefighter, just died. Savanna rushes home, along with her one-year-old daughter, to help, and now, she’s staying with Cassie in a nursery meant for a baby that won’t ever exist.

She will fix their relationship, but it’s complicated with Jason around. He’s the firefighter who saved Savanna’s life two and a half years ago. He just lost his best friend, and like Cassie, he blames himself for Mike’s death. When he convinced Mike to remain with the department, how could he know Mike would die fighting a house fire?

Though hurting herself, something deep inside her won’t let her walk away. Jason needs her, but she’s off limits on so many levels. She’s falling for this sexy firefighter, but he confuses her to no end. Being stuck in the middle is enough stress, plus her own problems are festering behind her helping smile. Can Savanna find the balance between loving Jason, helping Cassie, and taking care of herself and her daughter? Or is she going to lose this bet and her best friend?

Book two, More Than a Promise, is now available.

©2013 Kristen James (P)2018 Kristen James

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Enjoyable listen

What an emotional story this is. Embers of Hope focuses on Savanna and her daughter coming back to town after her best friend, Cassie's husband dies in a fire. She is ready to start her new life in her old town, but there are many issues she needs to overcome. Jason, the fireman who saved her several years earlier quickly becomes the man she wants to be with, but the two know there are obstacles in their way. And we have Cassie, dealing with her loss and trying to make sense of her life without her husband. James takes real life issues and has transformed them into this love story, including grief, a slow burning love and second chances at happiness. I especially love Aubrey, Savanna's daughter. Her relationship with everyone she encounters truly makes the scene shine.

Anneliese Rennie gives this story the narration it deserves. There is pain, guilt, hope, fear and happiness all wrapped up in this story, and each emotion is played out so the listener can feel them and is a performance to enjoy.

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Love hawt firefighters!

This was an easy listen love story in a small town. Anneliese Rennie does an amazing job with the narration. Each emotion is played out so you feel them and is an amazing performance. I am looking forward to the next in the series! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Enjoyable story

I enjoyed listening to this book and the storyline was good.
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Amazing listen!

Amazing story of love, loss, and coming back from grief. Loved the romance, humor, and range of emotion of this story. This one kept me hooked from start to finish. Fantastic narrator, she really captures the emotion of the story. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Good Story with Terrible Narration

I received this book in exchange for a unbiased review. It took me a bit to get into this one at no fault of the story. The narration was terrible. some excellent books get passed with horrible narration. Lets get to the story. I loved the storyline, Firefighter saves girl and later reconnect. This book was good. It would probably be better reading than listening.

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Story was good

Editing was bad. The narrator cleared her throat and repeated lines several times. Although she herself was good, this hurt the presentation

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Savannah rushes home to take care of her best friend in her time of need but no one knows that she is living a lie. She has told no one about the struggles she is having. She finally gets to meet the firefighter that saved her years ago. They start a relationship but has to hide it. She has to learn to trust the ones who is there for her. Good Narration. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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Good contemporary romance

I'm going to start with the narration and say you REALLY need to listen to the sample and decide if you're OK with it before getting this book. I was disappointed to find that I often couldn't tell which character was speaking or even the characters gender from the voice used. There were also dozens of recording errors that had not been edited out and this really started to annoy me after awhile. I would have preferred to read the eBook on this occasion.

Onto the story... I enjoyed it, but it felt a bit rushed and not everything felt resolved when it ended. I would have liked Savannah and Jason to have had more time before things developed, it felt a bit unrealistic. That said, there was a lot going on and the story was always interesting. The complications of real life came through well and the characters were nicely developed. I thought it was relate-able.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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It was ok

This story of second chances is different.I didn't really get involved with the characters for some reason. Some of the scenes seemed forced and the narration was disjointed. I could not connect with the fact that best friends could not confine in each other and the divorce had to be hidden. This was a nice story I just didn't connect with it.
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  • Jennifer
  • HOLLANSBURG, OH, United States
  • 03-29-18

Sweet Story

First I want to say; Kristen James wrote a story that is very sweet and touches your heart. The story has all the elements that any good HEA should have. There is drama, love, emotion and of course an HEA.

The narration has a couple issues. The narrator did a good job differentiating between the characters. But there are spots in the rerecording where you heard a long pause, and papers rustling. Towards the end there are spots that I feel should be edited out, where you can clearing hear a throat clearing that I do not believe is part of the story.

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  • JEYCEE
  • 06-21-18

Embers of Hope

This is a story of a single mother who kept her friends and family in the dark about her divorce but then she comes home and has to explain the turns her life has taken. She finds that her friends and family need her support as much as she needs theirs. It's a story of forgiveness, trust, love and courage that touched me with it's rich characters.

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