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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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.Real,Raw and Rawwr ;)

Would you consider the audio edition of How We Start to be better than the print version?

At this point both Aundrea Mitchell and Logan McAllister are Legendary to me . their enactment, tempo, and changing speech patterns for each individual is distinct and engaging. I do not believe the print version is any less compared to the audiobook but I will say they add a new dimension to the novel that cannot be appraised enough and would suggest to any reader to give the audio version a try.<br/>This book jumps a few years in to Teddy and Asher's future.I enjoyed it but it wasn't what I was expecting and it needed an extra kick to be honest but Our microphone maestros continue to do their thing and I grow more in awe of their talents as narrators with every passing word I hear from them. They on top form with this performance and I really get the impression that they has particularly enjoyed reading this series so far.I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.As always this is my honest opinion.<br/>

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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.<br/><br/>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. <br/><br/>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.<br/><br/>I'll give it One Thumb Held High, but I really need more.

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  • 07-19-17

I'm not sure how I'm supposed to feel about this

Friends that have sex is a series that chronicles how different couples and/or unlikely couples who go from [as in the title] friends who become more than that. This installment follows Teddy – a woman who is ready to have a baby after defeating cancer. However, life is not that simple…

I feel any more details (added to the publisher summary) will spoil the story. This book did not catch me and drawn me in. I'm not sure why, as it is well written and well performed. I'm awarding it three strong and above average stars across the board.

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please read first two books first


I was gifted this audio ARC for a honest and unbiased review from the author/narrator.
G.L. Tomas author of How we Start: Friends That have Sex did an ok job with this book but being a short story it end way too fast. I'm kinda on the fence with this one, the book had promise but it just stopped abruptly and left you hanging in the air for something else,.
Narrators Aundrea Mitchell and Logan McAllister did an good job. I would recommend How We Start but you really should read/listen to the other books first. I believe this is where my problem is that I didn't listen to them first.

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  • 05-21-17

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.”

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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.

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

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

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How We Start Review...

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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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.