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Publisher's Summary

There are side effects to falling in love.

Gina Giancarlo is an interior design genius, fast as lightning with numbers...and autistic. Yearning to be just like everyone else, she joins a drug trial that promises to help her experience a full range of emotions.

With the ink still wet on his MBA, Chris Rinaldi has only two goals - make bags of cash and bag lots of women. Dancing on the edge of insider trading, he pushes his company to buy stock in a pharmaceutical firm because of its promising new autism drug.

As Gina's understanding of the world blossoms, she forms a connection with the Wall Street hustler, who appreciates her - quirks and all. And for the first time since his sister's death, Chris experiences true emotions with a woman who has recently discovered passion herself.

Gina believes the pills are responsible for her awakening. Chris knows they're responsible for his success. And when the drug is discontinued, the cost of "normal" might bankrupt their future.

©2016 Kate Forest (P)2018 Kate Forest

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Good story!

This was an interesting look at autism and a good listen. Narrator did a great job as male and female. I enjoyed both perspectives. The story showed many of feelings that autism can cause a family to experience and how others perceive them. Nice surprise and I would recommend!

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Excellent!

This is one of those books that anyone & everyone can read. It helps understand the inner thoughts of an autistic mind. How the don’t feel emotion. I have an autistic nephew & the depiction of how he works through things was spot on. Narration was wonderful.

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Sweet Listen

This was a sweet listen by Kate Forest. The premise was completely original and the story was something like I have never read before. I loved listening to Gina and all that she went through, all her "new" experiences and just seeing her develop as her own person after not being completely herself due to her Autism. Chris was a great character as well and I am a sucker for the guy who thinks he has everything and doesn't realize what is truly important. Kassiopia DeVora did a great job bringing these characters to life and all their emotions on their journey.

I know this is fiction but I really liked the premise of this story and this had me really thinking about clinical trials and how they work and how they impact those that are part of the studies.

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Great Story

This was a great story with a insight into autism. Narration was great! I received a free copy of this book from the publisher and/or author and/or narrator in exchange for an honest review.

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Fantastic romance listen with a unique heroine

Loved this listen and adore the fact that the heroine has autism. This was a fantastic overall listen. Loved the narrator too! I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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My Thoughts on Interior Design and Other Emotions

This was a good story with unique characters. I enjoyed the growth shown by both main characters and the way they seemed to be good for each other. I can't say I loved some of the secondary characters but that kind of added to the overall enjoyment of the story for me.

The narrator did a great job. In all honesty she was probably my favorite part. She did a great accent for all the characters and just made it really fun to listen to the audiobook. I will definitely be looking for more books by her.

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lovely amazing soft

can I love this book more I think I can't I loved the story very much it was very well written and the book was too short I wanted more I need more from those characters so very much and I loved it I loved it the author didn't made this story too long because you can see that she could do it but she didn't and I respect her for it
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Imagine learning what a hug means...

I was gifted this book for an honest review.

I didn't like Chris in the beginning. He was self absorbed in his redemption through monetary wealth. He's a market analyzer and is currently involved in a pharmaceutical company's new drug. He sees Gina every day but doesn't remember her. Gina has autism and has agreed to take part in a medicinal test. She remembers to the day the last time she saw him and the tragedy that separated the families. As part of her therapy, she introduces herself. Chris remembers her disability but is intrigued by her honest straightforwardness and asks her to a company function to avoid a clingy date. What he wasn't expecting was to witness this socially handicapped girl to begin experiencing and interacting with the world around her. Her innocence and excitement draws him back into his family and love, all the while giving the same to Gina. When the drug company's trial ends and the drug is no longer available, Gina's new found confidence is lost, jeopardizing everything.

Narration is great, although s bit fast in the beginning, but the pace soon evens out. Gender variations are super!

Two thumbs up!

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loved this! so much stuff can happen in real life every day. this book makes u realize the small things in life. Gina life is all about numbers and facts. shes a beautiful smart and brave woman who Is trapped in a boring and confusing place. works in a coffee shop . then the unexpected happened a miracle experimental drug comes out and she wants to try and cure herautism.
Chris works on wall street as a analyst who's sexy and dreamy who can have any girl he wants. used to live 3 houses from gina growing up, goes to the same coffee shop gina works at every day.
the drug starts to help gina and chris noticed her as a sexy woman finally.
it's like fate bringing them together!
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Great Listen

I received this audiobook free for an honest review. This is the first story I have listened to by Kate Forest. I thought it gave us wonderful insight into autism. I was hopeful for Gina and Chris and sat on the edge just to see where the story was going. This story authentically portrays family dynamics. I really enjoyed this story and the wonderful characters. The narrator did a good job with the characters and portraying their personalities.