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Hello Forever

Hello Goodbye, Book 2
Narrated by: Dake Bliss, Teddy Hamilton
Series: Hello Goodbye, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: Romance, LGBT
4.5 out of 5 stars (526 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

When they were only teenagers, Axel and Caxton were caught making out in the woods at church camp. And afterward, Cax had disappeared from all the youth group activities.

Six years later Axel is astonished to spot his first love's face in the crowd of a college basketball game he's watching on television - at a school that has just offered him a job. It's a thousand miles away, in a tiny rural town. But suddenly he can't wait to get there.

Cax can't believe his eyes when Axel appears in the same Massachusetts town where he now lives. And he's still just as drawn to him as ever. But he can't let himself go there again, because loving Axel will mean giving up everything else he holds dear.

Both men have so much to lose. But as far as their love is concerned, it's Hello Forever.

©2017 Sarina Bowen (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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I was hoping for more of Caleb and Josh in this book but I still enjoyed this book very much. This is absolutely a stand alone so if you haven't read book 1, you should because it was amazing but you don't have to to understand this one.

I love that all of the MM books I've read by Sarina Bowen have characters that have known each other forever, that always helps me fall in love quickly with the love story. These two have some serious obstacles to work around to be together but they handle it beautifully. I love that this book had zero self created drama and that ending had me swooning!!! Great book!!

The narration was great, I'm a huge fan of Teddy Hamilton so I knew I'd love the narration but the were both great.

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5 Hello Forever Stars

When I first started this book I thought… OH No not another one where the man can’t accept who he is.

But I kept on reading because it is Sarina Bowen and she hasn’t steered me wrong yet.

And I found that I really enjoyed Axel and Caxton’s story because one accepts who he is and the other learns to accept himself because of the other one.

It really is a great story of finding yourself even when the odds feel like they are against you.

I hope Sarina writes more MM because she just makes you feel so many things for these strong men who want and need love too.

The narration was fanfreakingtastic as always when these two preform together.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

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Enjoyable story; mediocre narration

I enjoyed the first book in this series much more than this, but it was still very good. Much like the last book, Teddy Hamilton did a great job, but Dake Bliss just did not fit and kind of ruined the flow of the story.

There were a couple of editing errors too that were so egregious they should be mentioned: At one point Josh (or Caleb?) said they’re going to “Maggie & Dylan’s.” Did Maggie divorce Daniel and marry someone named Dylan? Did the narrator read it wrong? Or did the author forget her character’s name? Also, during one of the sexy times, the narrator said, “he groined.” I’m assuming he meant “groaned,” so, again, either the narrator misread it or it was a typo and the narrator was being a pro and read it verbatim. Either way, it made me laugh out loud. :)

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I REALLY LOVED THIS ONE!! GREAT STORY!!!

If you could sum up Hello Forever in three words, what would they be?

Beautiful, Sexy, Awesome!!

What did you like best about this story?

The love these 2 guys had for each other...they were childhood sweethearts...they were meant to be!! LOVED!!!

Have you listened to any of Dake Bliss and Teddy Hamilton ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have...this one was better than book 1...Older characters and they were more settled into each other I think...It just clicked better!!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both!! My heart is so full now!!

Any additional comments?

Axel and Cax!!! Ohhh these poor young men just wanted to be together..to love each other freely and Cax's dad was a total D Bag...he tried everything to keep them apart..threats first.and when it didnt work...Violence....But true love is unbreakable....and in the end it prevailed...I love Sarina Bowen books!! I need more!!

TOTALLY RECOMMEND!!!!

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Enjoyable

Cax and Axel came from very different home lives and that affected how their lives played out after they were caught making out at religious retreat when they were teenagers. Cax was forced to break all contact with with Axel and ghost him. When they meet again years later not much had changed with their home life, for Cax it had gotten worse.
I enjoyed this story but it don't grab me like the first book in this series. Cax and Axel were just as sweet and I wanted them to have their happily ever after, they deserved it. I was also very happy to see Caleb and Josh make an appearance. 3.5 stars

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Wow!!

This audio was HOT!!!! Cax and Axel's story was so amazing. There were times I was crying so hard that I had to pull the car over and times I laughed so hard, people around me probably thought I was crazy. I so want Jason's story!!

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Loved it!

Second chance and friends to lovers books are some of my favorites and this one didn't disappoint. I absolutely loved Axel and Cax and I didn't want their story to end. It was great catching up with Caleb and Josh too. Love those guys. Loved it!!

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I love a Teddy Hamilton narration!

Just another sweet MM from the fantastic Sarina Bowen.

This follows Axl and Cax, two guys who were ripped apart at the age of 16, but manage to reconnect at 22.

It's a sweet story, with real issues, yet it still manages to remain fun and sexy.

I loved seeing Josh and Caleb in this book and the roles they played with Cax and Axl. I'm also loved Boz.

Fun story with great narrators--TEDDY HAMILTON, ladies! Teddy. Freaking. Hamilton.

I swear, I think I'm obsessed

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Hello!

Gah! Another knockout hit by Sarina Bowen! I loved the narrators for this book as well. A 5 star book and narration!

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  • Denise
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  • 01-02-19

Loved it

I enjoy Sarina Bowen, gay romance and straight and this definitely did not disappoint. There was true character development and a strong story. Loved it.

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  • Debra McDonald
  • 01-09-18

True love

Axel and Cax story is beautifully told in this audio book that it still made me weep. A must have

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  • Alan Verhagen
  • 08-05-19

Loved this!

Romance novels are the literary equivalent of dessert - often gooey, sometimes sticky, always sweet - and who doesn’t like dessert? I’ve enjoyed every Sarina Bowen m/m novel I’ve read. I warm to the characters, I find the plots engaging, and I’m hooked on the happily ever afters! Teens, Axel and Cax meet during church activities only to have their friendship derailed. Years later Axel wants to reconnect, while Cax fears the fallout of a relationship will have on his repressed family. Delicious narration by the best in the business!

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  • Lara
  • 07-23-17

Got a bit bored

I returned this one as I won't listen again. By the end I just wanted it to end. Story was predictable, sweet, but predictable. Just got bored by about half way but persevered.
The two main characters Ax and Cax - kind of confusing too