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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Marie Force comes a steamy new contemporary romance about two strangers who find love in the most unexpected way - by saving a life.

Austin

Sitting at the top of my game, pitching for Baltimore and a single daddy to the most adorable little girl in the world, I’m living the dream. Until I get the dreaded call that Everly is sick. My entire world stops when the doctors say the only chance my baby has is through a bone-marrow transplant. My life becomes a living nightmare as I wage a war to save my daughter. Nothing else matters. Not my Cy Young Award, not my career, not my team or my talent. None of that can fix her. She needs a miracle. What we get is a stranger...and Maria just might save us both. 

Maria

My life in Miami might not be glamorous, but it is rewarding. I divide my time between working as a nurse at a free clinic and waitressing at my family’s Cuban-Italian restaurant. After being cheated on by my long-time boyfriend, I’m not exactly looking for Mr. Right but wouldn’t kick him out of bed if he suddenly showed up. Six months after I donated bone marrow to a little girl in Baltimore, I get an email from the child’s grateful father, but everything is anonymous until the one-year mark. I’m desperate to know more about him. The last thing I expect him to be is a gorgeous, famous ballplayer. One email becomes another, until we find ourselves caught up in a friendship neither of us expected, but both desperately need. I’m falling in love with a man I’ve never met. 

Listen to the exciting sequel to How Much I Feel to find out what happens when Austin is scheduled to play in Miami, and the team arranges a meeting between Austin, Everly, and Maria.

©2020 HTJB, Inc. (P)2020 HTJB, Inc.

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Loved it!

I love this new Marie Force series! This story is a beautiful love story that was equal parts emotional, sexy and so sweet. Austin and Maria are such lovable characters and little Everly is just the cutest!! Connor and Rachel are amazing narrators and did a fantastic job at bringing this incredible story to life.

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2nd Book is Just as Good!

Another fun entry in the Miami Nights series by Marie Force, How Much I Care, is Carmen’s cousin Marie’s story. Marie is a nurse at a free clinic in Little Havana, and when she is a match to donate bone marrow to save a little girl’s life, she doesn’t hesitate. After donating anonymously, she receives an email six months later from the overly appreciative father, and they begin an online friendship. After corresponding for quite some time, the two form a close bond. It turns out the father is a single, rich, good-looking baseball player, Austin Jacobs, but as usual, the relationship has hurdles to overcome.

It was so much fun revisiting the family Italian/Cuban restaurant, Giordino’s, with the entire gang, including the two wonderful grandmothers, always full of thoughtful advice. I would classify this more of the fluffy type of romance, but I enjoyed it and look forward to the next episode with Carmen’s sister Dee. I gave it four stars. Did I mention I love anything written by Marie Force? Narration for this audiobook was provided by Rachel Fulginiti and Connor Crais, who brought the characters to life.

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Absolutely loved Maria, Austin and Everly’s story

This was my first listen of these narrators and I absolutely loved them. These two are definitely added to my favorites.

This story was a beautiful romance story between two people who were brought together under unlikely and heartbreaking circumstances. Maria was a perfect match for Austin and Everly...I’m every way possible. She was able to donate her bone marrow to Everly and Maria saved her life. This situation automatically made Austin and Maria connected for life. But these two were perfect for each other.

I loved that their romance started via emails and texts. It was a slow build for them but no less intense. Everly was the sweetest little girl and you just couldn’t help but fall in love with her.

This story brought tears to my eyes multiple times. Perfect heartwarming romance.

Even though this is book 2 in the series, I was able to enjoy it without having listened/read book 1 (even though I definitely want to check it out and can’t wait for book 3).

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Love this series!!!

The Miami series have all the feels! I absolutely fell in love with Austin and Maria’s love story. I really enjoyed the narration from both Rachel and Connor. I appreciate and really felt connected with the latin background of the series. A most listen!

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How Much I Care

Interesting book this one, Austin is a single father who has the most amazing little girl and he wouldn’t have her without the generosity of Maria for signing up to be a donor.
Their romance is epic, you can’t help but fall in love with love because of these two.
I am excited for book 3.
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I loved this book Austin and Maria are great together. The way they loved Each other

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What a wonderful book!

This second book of Marie Force's series of Miami Nights is exceptional for all the emotions that it brings. Austin and Maria finally meet after the waiting period of her bone marrow donation to Austin's daughter, Everly. Before they even know each other's names, they have a connection. Once they meet it's even stronger. Can they work out the logistics of his baseball career and her Love you lots, MOM of her family in Miami? Everly is so cute and loveable. This book can be read as a stand alone but it's worth it to read the first one. I can't wait for the next book! Rachel Fulginiti and Connor Crais really bring the book to life.

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Love Austin and Maria

Second book I have read by Marie Force and it was as lovely as the first. Connor Crais as the single HOT dad was spot on. I felt everything with him. Rachel Fulginiti is a new to me narrator and did a terrific job with Maria. Wonderful job by both. Can't wait for the next book in the series.

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Connor is one of my favorite narrators, so I enjoyed listening to this story. Rachel was a new to me narrator. Wish I had noticed that it was a Book 2. I read this one first so will go back and read the first story with Carmen and Jason soon. It was a sweet story. Have been a fan of Marie for awhile so was nice to take the time to listen to this story.Connor and Rachel both did an amazing job of bringing me on the journey of Austin and Maria.

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Continuation of the cuban/italian romance

Love both narrators. Sweet story that includes illness, sports and romance. Love Marie Force romances. Looking forward to the third in the series.