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How We Start Audiobook

How We Start: Friends That Have Sex

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Publisher's Summary

Teddy should be happy. She survived an 11 year battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, finished her B.A., and found the person of her dreams in a friend. From a distance she has everything, except the one thing she can't have.

Asher's supported Teddy from the moment they met, but even he can't ease her insecurity about her inability to conceive.

How We Start chronicles the emotional struggle over a three-day period of a couple's road to love, loss, and life beyond a traditional route.

©2016 G.L. Tomas (P)2017 G.L. Tomas

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    sheryl beauchemin Rochester, NY 04-12-17
    sheryl beauchemin Rochester, NY 04-12-17 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "RAW AND DESPERATE ACHE FOR THE UNATTAINABLE"
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    I was provided this audiobook through Audiobook Boom at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

    Very short inside scoop on the accepted and developing relationship between Asher and Teddy. It's years later and unfortunately I wasn't told much about those years. This book ignores the previous struggles, instead focusing on a new obsession, Teddy's apparent inability to have a child.

    The new subject matter is so left-field from the previous books that it should NOT have been told in under 2 hours. This subject has so many potential pitfalls, turns and twists that it deserves more. More depth, more consequences, more angst... more history... more.

    I'll give it One Thumb Held High, but I really need more.

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    Lo 05-21-17
    Lo 05-21-17
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    "Good Listen, but...."

    This was a really good listen, but it ended way too soon.

    I can't wait to see what happens to Asher and Teddy next.

    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Cavaness Paragould,ar 05-16-17
    Brenda Cavaness Paragould,ar 05-16-17 Member Since 2016

    Brendak

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    "Something missing!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The story was to short and hard to follow. Education is definitey not the best paying jobs. I missed something somewhere. The story is just to short and I didnt get the point. I think the book had promise but it just stopped abruptly and left you hanging, Im not sure what for, just hanging.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The story just stopped.


    Have you listened to any of Aundrea Mitchell and Logan McAllister ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Narrators were ok. Not great but ok.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was provided free of charge by the author for a honest review. Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon CustomerBeliever 05-08-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Well"

    I got this book via audiobook boom. The story seems to be a continuation of other stories that I have not heard. Just starting from this story left me a little confused. The story is about Asher and Teddy and their road toward their HEA. It was less than two hours and it left me wanting so much more. Teddy has an issue with fertility but she takes it out on Asher. I guess you have to listen to the other stories to understand this one.

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    Karen M. 05-07-17
    Karen M. 05-07-17
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    "Life Isn't A Fairy Tale"
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    Even though this was a very short listen, it was my favorite book of the series. It is set several years in the future, with Teddy and Asher living together. Their lives aren't perfect but they have each other. Throughout the series, Asher has always been my favorite character. He has stood by Teddy's side and supported her through her cancer, depression and infertility. Even though there were times that he thought about leaving, his love for her always made him stay. He's still a flirt but only has eyes for Teddy.

    Teddy is insecure about the changes in her body from years of battling cancer and instead of being happy for the many good things in her life, she obsesses about not being able to have a child. After blowing her trust money on IVF, all she has to show for it is three miscarriages which makes her even more depressed. Asher tries to be understanding but it is a constant source of stress in their household.

    I was happy to see that Reggie had finally grown into a responsible adult after fathering a child with his ex. All three characters have matured and maintained their friendship, even though this was not always the case in the past.

    The way that the story ended, I feel that there should be another book in the series. Instead of HEA, it was more like HFN and it's not clear where they are headed.They love each other but will that be enough? Can Teddy ever be truly happy? I'd love to find out.

    As with the first two books in the series, the dual narration was outstanding. I would recommend How We Start but you really should read/listen to the other books first.

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. This review is my honest opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DRS 05-03-17
    DRS 05-03-17

    Enjoy reading fiction, thrillers (JD Robb), romance, military and comedy (Evanovich). Listen to Audiobooks on treadmill and long road trips!

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    Not really sure about the plot of this story. Didn't go anywhere, even with additional characters. Narration was okay.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

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    Maria 05-02-17
    Maria 05-02-17
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    "Short & Sweet"

    It was nice to see how things ended well at least looked like for them several years in the future. Who would have guess Reggie would have turned out as he did, lol.

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    Dhawk 04-27-17
    Dhawk 04-27-17

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    "It's always Asher!"

    It's always Asher that I love. <sigh> He is so sweet. Teddy bugs me sometimes; however......
    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Ashley Hedden 04-24-17
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    "Great Read"
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    How We Start by G.L. Tomas was a great read. This was a great conclusion to the series. Although Teddy has survived her eleven year battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, she is having a hard time being happy. She doesn't completely have the man she loves, yet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heath 04-22-17
    Heath 04-22-17 Member Since 2013

    Devourer of fantasy and romance, lover of all things fiction. I can be reached at castawaycreations at gmail dot com about reviews.

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    "A Real Relationship"

    How We Start is a short novella in the Friends that Have Sex series, and shows us Teddy and Asher 6 years down the road. Like most couples in real life, things aren't perfect and their lives are no longer in sync. Between working exhausting shifts, saving up to buy a home, and fertility issues, the couple has a lot to work through. The novella covers three days of their life and gives a lot of background on their day to day activities.

    I like how the relationship is portrayed, this isn't a dreamy fairy tale with a happily ever after, these are real people with real struggles. Asher is sweet, his every thought revolves around what he can do to make Teddy happy. But he's also a flirt, and he isn't honest about his own needs for fear of losing Teddy. Teddy's internal dialogue is dismissive of Asher and we don't see her love for him, but near the end she shows her more vulnerable side. The novella doesn't end on a cliffhanger, but you can tell there is much more to come from this couple.

    The dual narration was great, Mitchell reads Teddy with a really accessible friendliness, and McAllister reads Asher with a slight twang I liked. Altogether a good way to spend an hour and a half!

    This book was gifted to me from the author in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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