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Life Begins with You

A Lesbian Romance Novel
By: Erica Lee
Narrated by: Elizabeth Wilson
Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4.5 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)
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Rebecca and Cassie were childhood best friends until their lives took different directions. By the time they reached high school, Rebecca became interested in soccer and started running with the preppy crowd, while Cassie was more interested in skipping class and shoplifting. Their lives cross paths again when Rebecca ends up teaching Cassie's little sister. 

Aside from their sexuality and distaste toward their small town, it seems the two have nothing in common. But as the two begin getting closer, it becomes obvious that there is much more to people than what meets the eye. 

Is Rebecca willing to possibly risk her career to pursue a relationship with a student's relative? Will Cassie be able to let go of the past to move into the future with Rebecca? 

Life would be simple if these were the only problems they had to face, but it turns out Rebecca and Cassie have much bigger mountains to climb if they want to reach their happy ending.

©2017 Erica Lee (P)2019 Erica Lee

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Beautiful Love Story

I have not listened to or read any of Erica Lee's work previously, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I found this to be an amazing book with a story that really grips at your heartstrings. The two main characters, Rebecca and Cassie were childhood best friends. Cassie's family life was not good and she began running with the wrong crowd, getting involved with drugs. As they hit high school, they grew apart, although it can be seen throughout the story that they never stopped thinking of each other. Now as adults, Rebecca is the teacher of Cassie's sister, which means they have to interact with each other more. Old feelings rekindle as the two become friends again, but family situations and internal issues cause problems for the two becoming more than friends. I will stop the description there to avoid any major spoilers.

I love the writing in this story, going back and forth from chapter to chapter between the two women. Each had their own issues that were keeping them apart. Each had to work to become vulnerable and open up about their past and the hurts they experienced. This felt more real than a lot of romance stories that I read or listen to, which I found to be very enjoyable. I will definitely be listening to this one again. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a story between two friends who have loved each other for as long as they can remember, but need a second chance.


I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

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Somewhat disappointing, nice story

Lacked romantic scenes. Was disappointing that it built up to it but did not deliver.

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Short but good

I loved this book it is the first I listen written by Erica Lee and the first narrated by Elizabeth Wilson who did it very well.