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Publisher's Summary

Former child music prodigy Lily Croft spends most days in her home office crunching numbers and analyzing data as an actuary. Once, she filled concert halls across the world until the pressure got too much and forced her retreat. When her boss hands her a temporary assignment, Lily has to leave the safety of working from home to work with people at an office. She keeps her head down and stays focused, but one night on her way to the train station, she hears music wafting from the Leading Note, and the life and feelings she suppressed for more than a decade bubble up to the surface.  

Lily is inexplicably drawn to Hope D’Marco, Leading Note’s gorgeous and brilliant founder. But falling for Hope and reexploring her passion for music force Lily to face her past. 

Will she go back into hiding or have the courage to confront the consequences of her past and present colliding?

©2019 Kris Bryant (P)2019 Bold Strokes Books Inc

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Terrible Voice

I’m struggling to even listen! She trying to sound all sexy! Wish I could change the voice so I can listen to the story. Thinking of scrapping the book altogether.

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Kris Bryant Never Disappoints

Beautiful story of patience, love and trust. Narration is a little slow but works well with the story.

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beautiful story, great narrator

this is definitely one of my favorite Kris Bryant stories. she reaches so deep into her characters and ends with a soft sweet sigh rather trying the grand and unrealistic gesture you expect. brava.

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OMG She's Done it Again!

I don't know how Kris Bryant does it? It's as though each novel has been a personal experience of hers.
That being said 'Listen' is different because we caught a small glimpse of the main character, Lily, emotional breakdown. I would have enjoyed more insight on that day but I suppose there was nothing left to say. The moment when Lily and Hope's eyes met it was instant kismet. It turns out that Hope D'Marco was just what Lily needed; a beautiful woman that is sweet and patient whom is an instructor on music therapy.
I was a bit shocked that Hope new Lily's secret identity. Explains why she was so eager to go out with her but Hope was cool and not a total fan-girl. In fact, I agreed with how Hope did not reveal Lily's secret, it was not hers to tell. I was happy when Lily realised it as well. Because of Hope's slip-up with the ringtone and her employer agreeing to help out the Leading Note, Lily was able to play that same composition on the piano without having an anxiety attack. How perfect was it she was able to find solace to play at the music centre... then to have Hope appear in the doorway to see, as well as hear, Lily playing the piano after 13 years, heartwarming! Music brought them together but it was their love for one another that kept them together!

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A new contender for my top 3 favourite books.

Kris has always been one of my favourite authors so I knew this book would be good no matter what. What I didn’t expect was how emotionally connected I would feel to the main character and identify so closely with their struggle with anxiety. As someone who has suffered with anxiety for most of my life I found a better understanding of Lily’s struggle with social uncertainty. This is such a beautiful emotionally stirring book that drew me in on a personal level. I could not rate it highly enough.

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Love, Love, Love this book!

I don’t know why I procrastinated on buying this book. I enjoy Kris Bryant’s books, but this one resonates deeply in me. Dealing with anxiety can be debilitating, but people are worth the chance. Thank you for writing this amazing book! Ms. Pope’s narration is wonderful! Buy this book!

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Great story ruined by the narrator

Oh my GOD! This narrator has the most irritating style I have ever heard. I’m having a hard time listening to her. It’s ruining what is otherwise a terrific story with some unique character situations. Who the heck speaks in the way this narrator is having the characters speak? It’s like she’s doing a bad impression of William Shatner. If she narrates Kris Bryant’s other books, I’ll stick to reading them from now on.

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Narration ruined the story

Very difficult to follow the story as the narrator sounded exactly the same for each character. I tried really hard to push through but I couldn’t take it anymore and I did something I have never done before... I stop listening and deleted from my library. I am now trying to read the book but unfortunately the voice in my head is the narrator 😢

I have enjoyed every other book written by Kris Bryant but I will think twice before purchasing any other audible books by her

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The story was too long and predictable. The narration was all wrong. Too many pauses in the wrong places...who talks like that anyway?

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I became a little impatient with Lili as I can relate to her but darn she had so much money I saw no reason why she couldn’t just go and get a makeover to boost her confidence. Maybe this would have helped her reassure herself that she was beautiful.

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  • Sky ;)
  • 03-09-19

Sweet romance

Oh my this was a great read!
I honestly felt like a teenager as I read through. I love the characters. Hope is literally a hope and Lily is yes like a lily. The chemistry between them was sweet . I just wished Bryant told more about Lily's childhood. This is a very light and short read. Would definitely recommend to lesfic romance lovers out there.

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  • 02-26-19

LOVED THIS STORY

greatly enjoyed this book, was sorry when it was finished, looking forward to the next if there is one,