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Publisher's Summary

Christian Cole

I loved her. It took a day for me to realize she was different. It took a night for me to realize I had to let her go.

I was reckless. She deserved everything I couldn’t give to her. I had someone else to worry about.

Amari Santana

I was in love with him. It only took a few weeks for him to take over all of my thoughts. It only took a few words for him to rip all we had to shreds and break me.

I left. He stayed. Now I’m back.

©2019 Author Gianna Gabriela LLC (P)2020 Author Gianna Gabriela LLC

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Exceptional!!

I have read and reviewed this book by this incredible writer already and gave it five stars. When I was asked to listen on Audio as well I was super excited to hear this story come to life and it was every bit as amazing as reading the book. Lacy Laurel and Matthew Cohn do an exceptional job with the characters and I fell in love with Amari and Christian all
over again. Definite five stars for the audio book as well. A definite must listen to if you love a good second chance romance story.

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Sweet Single Dad

This was a good second chance single dad romance. Amari and Christian were high school sweethearts who ended up separated for years. Christian made some mistakes, with the best of intentions, and didn't handle things the best way. Amari cried a little too much for my tastes, Overall, the two of them were so sweet and meant for each other.

Lacy Laurel and Matthew Cohn did a fantastic job with the narration. They both brought the characters to life and delivered the emotion perfectly.

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Sweet second chance at love...

Just Because of You was such a sweet and heartwarming second-chance story. I have a slight thing for single dad stories and with daddy's like Christian, it's easy to see why single parents is a trope all in itself. Amari and Christian have never gotten over each other even after 6 years of distance. Now the distance is gone and they have unfinished business and unfinished feelings.

Gianna Gabriela gives us a clean story that won't scar little ears if they overhear. I do wish we could have had a bit more of a background on Ari's mom and the situation that led to their breakup but the jist of it is laid out. This is a story that thrives on love and what it's like to care about another person's dreams and needs before your own.

Lacy Laurel has a fabulous voice for high emotion stories. Amari was a wounded and hurt character and Laurel really portrayed those feelings. Matthew Cohn played Christian very well. I really liked how his voice seemed to light up whenever he spoke to his daughter. He seemed to sound like a real man, if that makes sense. His voice has a comforting feeling to it.

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second chance

This second chance story is well told and the narration makes the storyline that much better. As all second chance stories you have the anticipation of the build up of why the couple originally didn't work out. This storyline definitely kept you on the edge to see how it would end. I was given this book by @AudiobookObsession.

I would recommend it to romance readers.

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Loved this single dad romance!!

I love second chance romance, add in a single dad, and I’m a goner!! I was hooked from the first word and it’s was hard to put down. I felt my heart break and slowly, but the surely, the author put it back together again. I highly recommend this one if you love second chance and/or single dad romances!

Narration: Lacy & Matthew we’re perfect for this one! I could feel all of the emotions!! They did a fantastic job!!

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really enjoyed

this was my first book by this author and I really liked it. I will definitely listen to her again.
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Beautiful Second Chance to Love!

Christian and Amari's story is beautifully written. I loved this second chance to love. Christian is a single dad, handsome and caring. Amari is lovely and strong. Christian's daughter is a wonderful smart kid. I love the ending. Lacy Laurel and Matthew Cohn did an outstanding job with the narration. I love their voices together. I enjoyed it, and I highly recommend it! #AudiobookObsession

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Just Because of You

I absolutely loved this book! What can be better than a second chance love story with a sassy, smart kid in the mix? This book has a bit of everything that will leave you in a blissful bubble while you listen.

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second chance romance

This story is about a choice made by Christian that changed his future with Amari. He made the decision for both of them. In his mind he thought he was doing the best for Amari. They had planned to go to college together. He knew if he told her the truth she would stay behind. All because of one wild night before Amari , his future changed forever.
Amari went away for college. She vowed never to return to the small town. After getting a job offer at the grade school back home, she contemplated how will she react running into Christian again. Is he still there? Did he move on? Does he still love her?
Gianna Gabriels story of second chance romance is about, finding strength to go on with life after a devastating breakup. Being honest, having secrets, anger, heartbreak, devastation, and rebuilding trust, love and forgiveness!
Lacy Laurel and Matthew Cohn narration is wonderful. Their emotions of love lost, uncertainty, devastation, and all the anguish/despair were felt within Christian's and Amari's thoughts and words. I thoroughly enjoy enjoyed listening to this story.
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Second chances

Excellent story with a second chance on love. Both narrators do an excellent job giving life to the story! Enjoyable short listen.
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  • Willow Star Serenity
  • 12-17-20

Love it

The cover is really beautiful. The book is wonderful as well. For everybody who had to let somebody go for the best interests of the other or for both of them.

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  • 06-08-20

Really enjoyed this story

This is a really sweet story that I thoroughly enjoyed. I liked the set up and the idea and the way it was brought about. The characters are very believable and I got more attached to them the more I listened. Lacy Laurel and Matthew Cohn did a great job with the narration, they really brought something extra to the story. Well worth the listen.

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  • Shakera
  • 06-08-20

A Great Second Chance Romance

I love a good second chance romance. I tend to be a bit apprehensive about them, but this one got me emotionally attached to Christian and Amari. I didn't think I would be this emotional while listening to the story, but Gabriella did such a great job of bringing emotions to the forefront. I didn't exactly love how Christian handled everything, but I get it. The narration from Lacy and Matthew was fantastic; it brought the story to life.


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  • Marie Palmer
  • 06-07-20

A pleasure to listen to

Sweet second chance love story. Great characters (especially the short human 😉) It’s a belly warming listen well written and well narrated ... What’s not to like!

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 06-03-20

Just Because of You

I absolutely loved this book! What can be better than a second chance love story with a sassy, smart kid in the mix? This book has a bit of everything that will leave you in a blissful bubble while you listen.

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  • Gillek2
  • 06-01-20

Amalia and Christian!

Amalia was devasted when Christian, her high school sweetheart and the man she couldn’t imagine her future without, ends their relationship with no warning or explanation. She left town to put some physical and emotional distance between them until years later her career brings her back to her hometown.

Christian had his reasons for ending their relationship and he did it with the best of intentions. Now that she is back in town he wants a second chance but once she finds out the truth will they be able to overcome the pain of their past or will this drive them even further apart?

Christian may not have handled their past in the best way but there was no denying that even though they have both tried to move forward with their lives that they have never forgotten their first and only love. I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook and thought the narrators were a perfect choice for the characters. 🎧 Audiobook Obsession

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  • 06-01-20

Second Chance Romance

Just Because of You by Gianna Gabriela is a second chance romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Lacy Laurel and Matthew Cohn.

I absolutely love Gianna’s books! You can feel on the emotions of the characters through her writing. I absolutely loved Christian and Amari’s story. I cannot wait to read more of her work in the future.

Lacy and Matthew did an amazing job on the narration. They both know how to bring a story to life.

I would highly recommend this book if you love second chance romances.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 05-28-20

Sweet listen

A fun, slightly angsty second chance romance, Gianna Gabriela takes us in and has us fall in love with Christian, Amari and Ari. Single dad Christian is called into school with his daughter Ari is part of a fight. Concern for his daughter does not even come close to the surprise he has when he meets with the principal. No other than Amari, his high school sweetheart. The girl he broke up with. Amari is shocked and her hurt comes back full force. Will these two find their second chance? I love the Gabriela's style. She writes with such feeling and emotion that it's easy to get caught up in the story. This second chance, single dad romance pushes all the buttons and is an enjoyable listen.

Lacy Laurel and Matthew Cohn dually narrate this story. Their voices are perfect for the characters, right down to Ari's 6 year old voice and gives us all the feels. They compliment each other and bring out the true feelings in this book. A great performance for an afternoon of entertainment.

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 05-25-20

This is excellent!!!!

I love the story Gianna Gabriela told in Just Because if You!

Christian works hard, but doesn’t like what he’s doing. He played football in high school and thought he’d play after high school... but circumstances prevented him from doing so. He list that and the girl he loved, who was the love of his life, because of a decision he made before he met her.

Amari is back in her hometown as the elementary school principal. She has been gone for six years, and she’s worried that the boy who broke her will still be there. She has no idea why he broke everything off, why everything that they planned fell apart. But her new job is why she’s here, and she wants to do well.

Everything about this story hits right in the feels! It’s a great listen! Lacy Laurel and Matthew Cohn are excellent at what they do and did wonders for these characters!!