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“Now, there was nothing holding me back. I kissed her deeply, passionately. Kissed her for every time I’d wanted to and couldn’t. For every time I’d stared at her with longing in my heart, wishing we could be where we were now.” 

It’s never too late. 

Loving a woman you can’t have isn’t easy. Ben Gaines knows this all too well. He endured the slow torture of watching Shannon Miles live a life with another man - a man who didn’t deserve her - but he doesn’t regret a minute of it. And he has his reasons. 

Now, she’s free. No longer shackled to a loveless marriage, bound to someone who was unfaithful and heartless. 

But Shannon thinks her time has passed; that she won’t get another chance at love, especially with Ben. The man who’s been there to see it all. Her mistakes. Her hurt. Her heartache. 

If only she knew. Ben loves her with everything he is, and he wants nothing more in life than to spend every moment with her. After all, he’s waited a long time for his chance. 

It’s time for their happily ever after. 

Author’s note: A sexy silver fox who’s waited half his life for the woman he loves. A peek into the past. And the happily ever after you’ve been waiting for. Finally. 

The Miles Family is best enjoyed in order.

©2019 Claire Kingsley (P)2020 Claire Kingsley

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Ben and Shannon at last!

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Finally Ben and Shannon's story! This little novella was the perfect way to close the Miles Family series. I have been waiting for these two to get their HEA from the start and John Lane and Donna Postel were fantastically cast. John Lane was especially wonderful and his deep gravelly voice was so perfect as steadfast and loyal Ben. This is my first time hearing Donna Postel, but I was very pleasantly surprised. There isn't a whole lot of angst or drama in this one and I was grateful for that. These two have waited long enough, so I was happy that things moved steadily (and quickly) along. The bonus epilogue from Grace's POV was the cherry on top and I loved getting the updates on all the Miles siblings. Cooper's cameos are always memorable (double LOL) and I was excited to meet the Bailey brothers, which is Claire Kingsley's upcoming new series. What a beautiful end to a wonderful series!

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Perfect!

What a beautiful and poignant ending to the Miles family series.
Each book in the series has become so much more and Claire Kingsley’s superb story telling culminated in this amazing second chance story, that was in making for over 25 years. Learning about Ben’s heartbreak brought me to tears; and seeing him finally finding his forever with Shannon, having support of ALL the children as he decided to make his move, and sealing the deal oh his very first date with Shannon was the absolute BEST!
John Lane and Donna Postel were absolutely phenomenal, their performance brought the story alive in the best possible way!

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Bittersweet

I wanted it, but I didn’t want it. I knew going in that this was the last in the series, and I wasn’t ready for it to end. I think the way she wrote it in a novella format was a great decision. I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect ending. I have a massive book hangover. I feel like I know the Miles family personally. Like maybe I live in Echo Creek and run into them at the coffee shop. That’s just the brilliance of Claire’s writing. I miss already, but I will revisit them from time to time. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I would definitely recommend this book.
This was a re-read for me. The narrators were great choices. I see myself listening again.

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A Family Wrapped in Bliss

This is the best introduction to this book, the boy is Cooper, no doubt. Benjamin (Ben) Gaines, oh Cooper he always wants to help... Love him. I'm loving this book and I'm even jealous of Shannon, she has a great life and is being pursue by a man who truly loves her. I feel like I want to cry, hearing Ben confessing why he stayed at the winery. So Grace Miles, a step sister, who's father, Lawrence committed bigamy by marrying Naomi Harris and having two kids with her, Grace and her little brother. Yeah, Lawrence was a scoundrel, reason why he is serving a life sentence. Interesting , Grace fiance, Usher just recently got out of jail. Cooper and Amelia are pregnant and having twins, boys! Coincidentally, Zoe and Roland are also pregnant with the second child. Leo and Hannah had another child, aboy called Zachary. Bryn and Chaxe have a dog, named scout, no children. An interestng ending , that summarized the Miles family future, which includes Grace's mom, Naomi, fiance Jack, and Usher's brothers. Good narration and liked how Claire !Kingsley wrapped the entire series together

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Love.

I love this novella. I love reading the story of Ben and Shanon, it makes the story of the Miles/Gained family comes full circle. It’s so fun to read romance with older, mature characters. Beautiful series.

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A nice finish it was great to see the end of this story come it's great to find out how what happened with the kids and Shannon and Ben so belong together. It was a wonderful story

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Oh the narration!

I loved this book when I read it years ago but listening to it is a whole other thing! The narration is so good! Ben sounds exactly like I pictured him sounding and that rough and deep voice is so yum!! I love the Miles family! ❤

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I wish there was more

last but not least, Shannon (the Miles Mom) and Ben get their happy ending. It has been so cute watching these twos relationship grow from the first book. Ben has been in love with Shannon for years. However, like Ben would always say their clocks had to be in sink. Through out these books we have seen Shannon go from a married woman to finding out her husband has a secret family, trouble with the divorce, all sorts of things. We also see how Ben has been there for her however she needs him. He is protective and caring and in this book he needs to show Shannon that she isn't too old to find love. This is a short book but a much needed book because as much as we loved seeing these two give longing looks through out this series and being there for each other, they need a happy ending too. I just wish there was more too it, it just seemed rushed .

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So good

This narration was everything that I imagined Ben and Shannon’s story to be. I am thrilled that I was introduced to Claire’s writing and this amazing plot and characters. I cannot wait to listen to other Audible books more from this talented author and her narrators.

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Nice conclusion

I absolutely loved this entire series. My only complaints are that there aren’t more books in the series... I am gonna miss the Miles family! My other complaint is that this, the final one should have been longer giving Ben & Shannon more time. Overall a very good series to listen to.

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  • 04-03-20

Wonderful ending to the series

Ben has worked at the vineyard for many years and loved the family as his own. Shannon is keeping strong after the turmoil the family has been through with her ex husband.
Ben believes in the right time for everything, is it their time?
What a wonderful ending to this series.

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  • 07-07-20

Amazing series

The only thing I didn’t like about the last book was that isn’t wasn’t long enough, I just wanted more, I didn’t want this series to end. Highly recommend. I will no doubt listen to it again.