Liv

Narrated by: Amanda Stribling
Series: Signature Sweethearts, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Liv had her life all figured out until it was shattered by the loss of her husband. He left her a piece of him she hadn’t planned on. How can she pick up the pieces when she doesn’t know where to begin?  

Liv: I never imagined my life would end up this way. I thought I had everything figured out until I got the call my husband was killed in a car accident and that my period was late. 

Dead Husband: Check. Positive Pregnancy Test: Check. Screwed Beyond Belief?: Double Check.

Luke: I was never supposed to see her again. That was the deal. Leave her and my ex-best friend behind to finally mend my broken heart and move on with life. And it was going smoothly, too. That is, until said ex-best friend dies and his wife, Liv, lets a secret slip at his funeral that I can’t possibly ignore. 

Out of my freaking mind?: Check. Extremely Angry Girlfriend who will kill me when she finds out I have a new roommate?: Check. About to get my heart ripped in two?: Double Check.

©2018 Kelsie Farmer (P)2018 Kelsie Farmer

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Super sweet

Just a really sweet second chance/surprise baby book.

You will experience all of the feels.

Amanda Stribling does a great job narrating.

I would highly recommend this if you are in the mood for a short listen that really packs a punch.

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Great Listen!

This was a cute, sweet romance. I enjoyed reading Liv and Luke's story. Luke has been in love with Liv since their junior year but he missed the chance when his best friend Adam swooped in first. After graduation he leaves and gets to forget about her. Years later tragedy has him seeing her again and he realizes his feelings are still there. A confession at her husband's funeral (she is pregnant) has him going to help her pack up. In the midst of things he finds out she has no where to go and knowing she has no family offers her help and invites her to move in with him. During all this we encounter an angry girlfriend, feelings are reawakening and new ones discovered, reunited with old friends and buried secrets are revealed.

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Rae breaks a heart with love and humor ...

What a title. What a talent. What a story. Liv is one woman's quest to pick up the pieces of her shattered life and broken heart. Tragedy brings many emotions for Liv. The love of her life is gone and more stunning surprises await. A pregnancy and second chance at happiness. If she can move beyond the past and take a chance on the future. Ms. Rae lures readers into a world of heartbreaking loss, unexpected new beginnings and forgiveness in this realistic and emotional romance.

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All the feels!

Books that give so many feels are so satisfying and Kelsie Rae's Liv does just that. Told mostly from Liv's point of view, we get to take her journey from grief to a second chance at love. Liv's husband Adam dies unexpectedly. She is only 23, pregnant and scared. When Luke, Adam's best friend comes to her aid, things begin to look up. But will Luke's high school crush on Liv still come into play? Kelsie Rae's debut novel is low angst, heart breaking and heart warming. I enjoyed Liv's life changing experiences, learning to deal with pregnancy, deciding what is best for her and her baby and her interactions with Luke. I loved Luke's protectiveness and constant second guessing of what is right for him. It made the story more realistic for me. It's a slow burn, passionate and loving. I really enjoyed the story.

Amanda Stribling brings her talent to this story. She has an emotional voice, perfect for Liv. She gives her the warmth and depth to make her story ring true. She easily transitions to Luke with his voice strong and full of feeling. He is a compassionate man and you can feel it through her narration. Another great listen!

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Great story!

Liv is a great book. It really makes you think: what if I were in the situation of Liv? Very few books leave me thinking about them once I've finished, but this one definitely is stuck in my mind. I honestly felt invested in the characters and didn't want it to end.

Audio quality was good. I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Liv and Luke

A great romance read / listen. I really enjoyed the story line and flow. Loved the dual point of view and how well the author put that together - it didn't come across as repetitive like it so easily could have. Great characters and chemistry. A love triangle between Liv and best friends Adam and Luke. Some heart breaks as well as heart warming moments with a perfect HEA ending.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Great characters, charming and emotional romance!

When I first read the blurb of Kelsie Rae’s debut novel, Liv, I knew I wanted to read it. I love books that are emotional and angst-filled, and Liv had it in spades. I recently had an opportunity to listen to Liv and I loved it! The narrator, Amanda Stribling, did an amazing job bringing Liv and Luke to life for me. I loved it and could not stop listening to it!

Liv married her high school sweetheart. Her life could not be any more perfect. Then tragedy hits and she loses her husband. The last thing she expected was to find out she was pregnant on the day she says goodbye to her husband. Now her entire life is turned upside down.

Luke, Liv and Adam were best friends in high school. But Luke had a secret. When he and Adam have a falling out, he walks out of their lives. He was never supposed to see them again. But when Adam dies, he goes back to say goodbye to his best friend. When he sees Liv needs help, he cannot help but step in.

I loved Liv and Luke. Liv was heartbroken after her loss and was trying to find a way to move forward and provide for her child. Even as she deals with her grief. Luke was so protective of Liv. He was sweet and caring. He put his life on hold for Liv. Both characters were so relatable and likable.

The more time Luke and Liv spend together; you can see their chemistry. Both characters had so much to give each other. There was drama, angst, emotions and so many other things in their way, but going through their journey, you could see how much they belonged together.

I absolutely loved Liv by Kelsie Rae. She gave us amazing characters and a story that will consume you. This was a beautiful story of love, hope and second chances from a debut author.

Happy listening!

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Awesome: Double Check

I received this audiobook free for an honest review. This was an awesome story. Liv is adorable, and pregnant and Luke is the hottest, and her dead husband's best friend. What a combination. Leaves you wondering where this story is going. The author did an excellent job with this story. The narrator did a great job with the characters and the different personalities to include Luke's family and Adam's mother. She brought the story to life.

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great audio!

i really enjoyed this audio. i felt the narrator did a fab job at this. i can't wait to listen to more!

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Fate

It took some time to get into the narrator and she reading but once the story got moving I was able to enjoy it. Kelsie Ray wrote a story that everyone can enjoy that shows sometimes fate will bring what should have been together.

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  • Romance.Nerd.Reviews
  • 03-10-20

LIV is heartfelt

A truely heartbreaking second chance romance. I love it.

KESLIE IS A GENUIS

The narrative is superb for audiobook and I loved Amanda Stirling

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  • Gwen
  • 02-21-20

Beautiful second chance!

Luke has been in love with Liv since he met her. Well before Adam sweeps her off her feet. Now, years later they have found each other through grief. Luke is so my book boyfriend type! He is loving and sexy. Liv had no chance against him. Good narrator too.

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  • Izzybear1
  • 02-05-20

Sweet Story

I really loved Liv. It’s a story about not sharing how you truly feel when you have the chance and having the moment pass you by. It was also about healing, forgiveness and second chances. Liv and Luke’s story was a heartwarming one. The opening was very sad and I definitely cried but as the story went on I felt hope and joy for the two. I’m very glad I was introduced to this author. I look forward to reading Breezy’s (Luke’s sister) story.

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  • Cheshire
  • 12-15-19

Sweet Story

I really enjoyed this audio book this sweet story of second chances. The two main characters are well developed and well written and I liked that the author didn't put them together straight away, despite the fact that Luke has always loved Liv. The secondary characters were also great and added another dimension to the story - I even felt for Liv's mother-in-law. The narration was great and at first I thought it would be odd a female doing the male part as well, but she really pulled it off. I would definitely listen to/read another book by this author.

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  • A D.
  • 11-20-19

Sweet and Enjoyable!

Such a sweet, emotional, modern romance!

Luke, Adam and Liv were friends in high school. Liv and Adam were dating and Luke was in love with Liv. So, upon graduation, Luke goes his own way and Liv and Adam get married. Fast forward a few years, Liv is widowed and pregnant. She comes face to face with her best friend, Luke, at Adam's funeral. Despite moving on with his life, Luke cannot help extend a helping hand to his high school love. Together they face the realities of pregnancy, past secrets and mistakes.

The plot is really simple and the narrative performance is very easy to listen to. Perhaps what I liked best is the very human and realistic aspects of this story. Each character has to make difficult decisions and suffer the repercussions of their choices. Certainly something I can relate to!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • XxTainaxX
  • 09-17-19

Solid Read!

Audiobook review. 3.5 Stars. The story was solid all around with a consistent flow, strong prose, and dynamic enough characters. The plot was ok. Nothing that was different or unexpected, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Especially when you’re in the mood for something that won’t throw a wrench into a plot for the sake of it.

Luke was a hero that wore his heart on his sleeve. He always thought of others before himself and was kind and protective. I would’ve liked to have seen a little more imperfection from him but he is definitely a dream man for our heroine. I’m trying to decide if Liv was blind or naive to Luke and his feelings. Either way, she got a tough deal and is trying to figure herself out. She was a bit dependent for my tastes but ok overall.

The narrator, Amanda Stribling, did a good job. Her transitions were smooth, her pace was steady, and her tone clear. She gave the characters life with her intensity and inflections.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 09-02-19

Brilliant heartfelt book.

This is a sad but great book. Really emotional and heartfelt. Written very well and a brilliant performance from Amanda. Lovely, likeable characters.

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  • Alisha Reynolds
  • 08-28-19

Love loss and love again

As a person who list her husband less than a month ago this was a hard read. I am so thankful for the HEA. Liv lost her husband and found out she was pregnant. Than felt betrayed when she found out he cheated on her as a teen. Her best friend luke has been taken care of her throughout her pregnancy.

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  • Cindy
  • 07-13-19

Sweet!

This sweet second chance love story is told in a dual point of view which I loved. If you're looking for hot sex, this is not the book for you, but if you like a friends to lovers story where the guy finally gets the girl, then you'll love this one.

I really enjoyed Amanda Stribling narrating and bringing this story to life. She did a great job giving each character their own distinct voice. I loved her male voice for Luke.

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 07-10-19

This was a great listen!!

Liv’s story is a great love story. You may not think so at the beginning, as she has just lost her husband who she loved deeply, and she found out she was pregnant on the day of his funeral.

This is a story of love lost, found and lived by people who truly care for each other and know what it is to care for another person. There are many side stories here and they all make the story more compelling and a great listen.

This is my first Kelsie Rae book but not my last. I like her writing style.

Amanda Stribling does a wonderful job with the narration as well!!

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