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Everything I Always Wanted

By: Stephanie Nicole Norris
Narrated by: Wesleigh Siobhan,Benjamin Charles
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Publisher's Summary

It was a mouthwatering kiss that changed everything....

One thing that held constant in Shelby Donovan’s life was her career. As a world-renowned artist, Shelby’s paintings traveled the globe, landing in museums and homes across the nation. But what she couldn’t seem to get under control was her love life. Her mother insisted it was because of her best friend, Sebastian Cartwright. They’ve known each other for years. Sebastian and Shelby shared everything; embarrassing moments, secrets, dating tips, affection, and even an explosive kiss during one tipsy night on Shelby’s birthday.

But, when Shelby’s current boyfriend asks for her hand in marriage, she should be excited, dancing, ready...but she isn’t. In fact, Shelby can’t stop thinking about the kiss she shared with Sebastian. It had to be a fluke, right? A simple, delicious, fiery kiss that pulled at her loins and caused her heartbeat to slam against her ribcage. Honestly, it rocked her world and thoughts of what could be played like piano keys in her head. But their friendship was too important to mix with the uncertainty of a relationship. Even worse, what if Sebastian didn’t feel the same way? It could ruin everything. 

Should Shelby accept the marriage proposal or shed her fears and open up to her best friend? Find out in Everything I Always Wanted.

©2017 Stephanie Nicole Norris (P)2021 Stephanie Nicole Norris

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So cliche

Grown people acting like teenagers, playing with other people's emotions. Heard/read it all before blah blah 😒 Can we get some new material

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Pretty Good Storyline

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I always enjoy a good friends to lover storyline.....There was some unnecessary back and forth...but Sebastian and Shelby really did care deeply for one another even as best friends....I think the story really would have been a lot better if this author did more research....there was some contradictions within the story for instance, about the length of time the two had been in each other's lives as well as about what an artist can earn working at a university and several other things I noticed....I understand the the idea of a romance novel, but I love realism within the story...it makes the story more relatable and more believable. Ms. Wesleigh did a fantastic job narrating, but I have to say, this time I wasn't so taken with Benjamin Charles' performance, he tried a little to hard this time....and for me it didn't go over well.

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I’m So Confused by this story!

I have read several of this author’s books and have really come to appreciate her story telling. However, nothing about this story makes sense. How do two adults fall in love but know they are in love? How do you finally profess your love but not be sure if you’re in a relationship. When Shelby accepted a date in front of him from another man, I wanted to stop listening to the book. What is the point of making the characters sound like immature teenagers? The only highlight was the narrators. They were awesome.

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Cute story

I enjoyed this story. though I it would have been nice if Sebastian had just offered to go to Paris with Shelby in the first place.

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Everything I Wanted

Beautiful Story To Listen To by Audible Audio, I Recommend To Get The Book By Stephanie Nicole Norris!

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Opening the Pandora Door

This was so awesome and so real. I lot of people are looking for that 1 and not realizing it in your life. I think alot of Men who have a horrible past need to seek HELP. Mental illness is not something to be shame of.
This was another favorite 1 shared with my friends ❤.

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This book was waaaaaaay too slow. The story is boring and uneventful. the other books are much more interesting. After hearing so many books read by the narrator, now even her voice is boring.

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this book is amazing

I truly enjoy the storyline and the female narrator the male narrator not so much when you are following a character is dominant as him the voice just needs to be more masculine it was hard to get into the male character I found myself wanting to hear more from the female because she was able to change her voice per character where the male narrator had a deep voice for the female and male parts which made it hard to separate if he would have had different tones like the female I possibly could have enjoyed it more but honestly I'm just not a fan but the storyline was amazing I would definitely read it again if it wasn't for that.

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This is my first listening to a romantic story and it was beautiful. I’m so glad these two childhood friends, found true love in each other.

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This was a great romantic never give/go for it story. I really enjoyed all the characters. Benjamin and Wesleigh were awesome narrators.