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Publisher's Summary

We all have that one person who we know are meant just for us. The one who we tell our innermost secrets to, share our joy, every triumph, every loss, every fail with. That doesn't always mean that we get to be with them, but it is a driving force that keeps us pressing forward, trying to conquer the unconquerable, always searching for ways to beat the odds. For Braxton Caulder, that person is Allie Johnson. Growing up as best friends, Braxton never thought they would find themselves so far apart, but that's exactly what happens when Allie decides to go to college in California, leaving Alabama and Braxton behind.

Two young adults trying to find their way in life. Braxton knows what he wants, to be an architect like his dad, and Allie. Allie has no idea of how Braxton feels about her, he knows she wants more out of life in bigger and better places than their small town. He doesn't want to risk their friendship and so he clings to the hope that one day she'll realize how deep his feelings run. Until then, he can only be there for her.

Allie Johnson has been dreaming of getting her biomedical engineer degree with a focus on chemistry research, so that she can work on finding a cure for lupus. Her best friend, Braxton, lost his mother due to complications when he was ten. Allie wants to make a difference and she knows that for her, Gardendale, Alabama, isn't where she needs to be. She attends college in California at USC, 2000 miles away from home. When trouble finds her, beats her down, and threatens to ruin everything she has worked for, she realizes the one person who she has pushed away is the one she needs the most. Time and distance separate the two friends, but can it separate two hearts?

©2016 Shevawn Holloway (P)2016 Shevawn Holloway

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What?????

I got this book via audiobook boom. I can only hope that this version of the book is a review copy and that many of the major editing errors will be corrected. The narrator made so many mistakes and mispronunciations that it was hard getting through the story. There wee also so many times that different tenses were used in the same sentence. This was a sweet love story and showed how a real man could be the best friend and your lover as well. In spite of any circumstances. A sweet romance that makes one believe in true love. The narrator was also so sweet that I fell asleep several times and had to replay several parts because of missed sections.

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Emotional Unconditional Love Story

This was an emotional contemporary romance. The story is told in the Braxton's POV. I don't know any guys that would stick around after the way Allie behaved. There was quite a bit of heartfelt moments. There was plenty of drama.

The author did an ok job bringing the story to life. The story was somewhat predictable and a bit slow. A little more emotional than I'm used to. I did enjoy this audiobook but it was not something I would want to listen to a second time. I prefer happier romances with some humor & mishaps.

**This audiobook was provided free of charge in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion**

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  • Jan M
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Friends to Lovers

What did you love best about Finding My Forever?

Allie and Braxton falling in love. Braxton showed his unconditional love throughout the book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Braxton. He has a heart of gold.

What does Giselle Lumas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I think Giselle Lumas was able to convey the emotions in the book.

Any additional comments?

I found this to be a clean story of hope and unconditional love. Very enjoyable story. Both the author and narrator have talent. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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It's just okay...

Finding My Forever by Shevawn Michelle is the story of Allie and Braxton. Allie goes off to school and Braxton, her best friend, doesn't have the nerve to tell her that he loves her. Allie's at school and stops talking to Braxton. Braxton is wondering what in the world is going on, as Allie would never act like this. Allie has a secret and once she tells Braxton and he confesses his undying love for her, they face things head on. I won't give the whole story away, but this is a clean, older YA type novel that, though fairly predictable, shows how true love can save people. I thought Allie was pretty terrible with the way she acted and I found a lot of how she was acting because of her secret to be quite unbelievable. Braxton was the poor puppy dog that kept on coming back after his "owner" kept on scolding him. It's lovely that they got their HEA in the end, but this just wasn't a story that drew me in and left me feeling all fuzzy and warm.

Giselle Lumas did an okay job with the narration. I could listen to it, but it left a bit to be desired. There were a number of mispronunciations that were words that should have easily been pronounced correctly. In addition, her performance was inconsistent, as sometimes she would read fine, but other times there would be weird pauses and stuff that kind of brought you out of the story. I'm not sure if she had read or reviewed the story ahead of time or not, but I don't feel that this was her best performance, as I've listened to other books narrated by her and I think she has done a better job on some of the others. I think I will likely pass on future books narrated by her until some of these issues are fixed. I do think that with more practice she could be a pretty decent narrator. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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Sweet romance

I liked it to begin with and I even liked the main character but I found it slow. I did not really like the main female. There were times I felt like slapping her and I did not understand why he loved her. But this shows what true love is like.
It is OK, others might like it more then I did.

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Good

BOOK REVIEW......
Good story. Love the romance and chemistry between the characters

NARRATOR REVIEW.....
The narrator did a decent job with the characters voices.

*** I received a free copy of this book from the author/narrator in exchange
for an honest review ***

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nice love story

the story was nice I would say I enjoyed it .
it was a nice book and a nice listen
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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cute novel, wish had read the its predecessor

It was a lot of feels. I liked it, but I can't say I loved it, or maybe I wasn't in the mood for such a sad opener as I'd been in my feelings a little after another book and wanted something sweet or fun right after. I won't blame the story, more that I wasn't in the mood for the story when I started and finished it.

I received this book voluntarily from the author via Audiobook Boom!

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Enjoyable story, narration needs work

Would you consider the audio edition of Finding My Forever to be better than the print version?

Unfortunately not. While I was able to listen to the story all the way through, the inconsistent narration did start to become annoying. There were pauses where you would expect a new chapter but ut was not.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I enjoyed both characters. They were well developed and you were able to get to know rhem both.

What three words best describe Giselle Lumas’s voice?

Bland, inconsistent, no emotion

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Best friends to lovers

Any additional comments?

It honestly felt like the narrator had not read the book before she did the narration.
 found the narrator inconsistent in her reading. At times she seemed to drag on, that is very slow in reading whereas at the others she read flowingly and at what could be talking speed.
There could have been more expression in the reading and if reading in a different character voice there needs to be more consistency.

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Good Story

Even though this is a standalone, I'm glad that I had already read as Finding Strength as I believe that helped in understanding the characters.

This was a good story and a good listen, Giselle Lumas did a good job of narrating.

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