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Publisher's Summary

During her morning exercise, yoga instructor Cam Saunders finds herself rescuing a young woman who has walked into the sea, seemingly intent on taking her own life. When the woman in question turns out to be a famous actress, Cam promises to keep her secret safe.

Six months later, America’s sweetheart Ella Temperley is working hard to get her life back on track, grieving the loss of her twin sister and fighting a deep depression. Despite her fame, she feels alone in the world and keeps thinking of the woman she owes her life to.

After Ella shows up in Cam’s life again, the two become closer than they ever imagined possible. But what happens when friendship turns into attraction? Living is a slow-burn coming-out romance about loss, love, and life.

©2019 Lise Gold Books (P)2019 Lise Gold Books
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  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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great story. you won't be disappointed

You will probably read many good reviews and see many 5 and 4 star ratings for this romance. Please believe them all. If you like a really moving & gripping story, populated by relateable, loveable (and some hateable🙄) characters, you will love this.
I listened to one Lise Gold book before this one, and I really liked it. But this is just in another league. If you like writers like Kris Bryant and even Georgia Beers and Melissa Braden, please give this a try. It is so well written, ,sweet and hot and I found that I didn't want to miss a word. Never listened to this narrator before, but I am now going to look out for anything else she does. What a find 😎

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Wow

That was a beautiful story. I really needed a story like this in my life. Happy, sexy, serious, silly, sad. Enough happy, sexy, and silly to make dealing with the serious and sad worth it and leave me smiling and giggling more often than not. TJ Richards did an amazing job as always. I could easily differentiate who was speaking at any given time, her voice is pleasant to listen to, and her pacing is on point.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this story

Lise Gold has written a wonderful story that grabbed my attention from the first word and TJ Richards has done a fabulous job of bringing the characters to life. The way Lise brings in the subjects of depression, suicide, mental health and shows that with therapy someone can come back from the brink of suicide and learn to live again and be happy.

I could easily distinguish between characters and that is a big thing for me. If I'm constantly trying to figure out who is suppose to be talking\thinking then it's tough to follow the story. Well done TJ Richards.

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Amazing!!

I rarely comment or review books, and when I do it means deep down my soul was touched by the story! This is one of the most amazing books I’ve read!
Lise Gild is such an amazing writer as she was able to capture the most intricate details of human nature, confusion, pain, suffering & joy.
She was able to make me laugh, cry & think about our delicate nature as humans.
I sincerely recommend this book & will always search for more of Lise Gold’s books.

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The story line was decent, the characters believable for LA. The second half of the book was just so-so. the plot was predictable. The narrator had a little Canadian accent that made it hard to believe with the setting in Los Angeles.

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Wow.

The writing and natration of this book surrounding such a delicate topic was beautifully done.

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Sweet...

This isn't the first of her books, nor will it be the last. Sweet romance, rocky start with a dark undertone. The nararator was great. It's listen to other things read by her, if this is a sample of how good she is.

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To live

I was hesitant in purchasing this audio book. It has been sitting in my wish list fir several months.
The story is to close to home for me. I was not sure if I could get through it. But I did. I work with a group of suicide prevention, this story was wonderfully written and did great talking points on mental health. The book took some great things and created a great love story, forgiveness and looking in on how to take help and use it.
The story had me crying and smiling because of how the moments drew me back to some darker times. But I too have taken the road to help. Seeing such a story like this was amazing.
I applaud the writer in diving in on such a subject and I thank you for providing this book for others to read and take heart on how it can be better if you want to work at it.
The story may seem like a typical happy ending but when you think of the support and non judgmental help from MC you feel it’s possible for the outcome.
Take the time to read or listen to this story and learn how a good support can change a life so much.

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Such a touching beautiful story that should be heard!

Lise Gold and TJ Richards have done such beautiful work here. Lise has written this story in such a way that it touches your soul. It’s not your average romance novel it has real life issues that need to heard. And she did it in such a respectful way. This book makes you laugh, cry, and has some spicy scenes (wink wink) and it has such a happy ending that started out in a dark place that people are going thru everyday around the world. The subject of mental health needs to be expressed more and stories like this give people hope. And Theresa the therapist was such a good therapist that I wish I had! From my point of view I would almost swear that this book had real life experiences in it which makes it even more touching. Lise Gold please keep writing more stories as moving as this one and you picked a great narrator for this novel. Xoxo

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Living ... Loving

A yoga instructor rescues a girl who walks into the sea to kill herself who turns out to be a famous movie star, and their relationship develops. The girl has never been with a woman before. A sweet romance in the midst of the complications of living in Hollywood, which seems very true to life. The author is apparently very knowledgeable about the film industry and about mental health issues, which is a theme of the book. A very nice romance.

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  • 10-23-19

Wonderful story, great narration

Living is one of my favorite books this year, probably in my Top 5. I wouldn’t have read it again so soon since I remembered a lot, yet when the audiobook came out, narrated by TJ Richards, I couldn’t wait.

There’s something about Lise Gold’s books, some sort of inherent hope that makes even the most seemingly desperate situations feel like they can be overcome. Ella lost her twin sister to an accident two years ago. Her life has felt meaningless and empty since, and she’s convinced she can’t pretend anymore. Cam rescues her right in time. Not only does she take care of her, she doesn’t care that she’s famous, which makes Ella feel even safer, and, later on, loved.

There are many layers to this novel. It’s a reflection on mental health and how important getting help and finding the right therapist is but it’s also a celebrity romance, with Ella being a famous Hollywood actress who has to deal with an almost complete lack of privacy.

I really like TJ Richards’ narration style, and she did a great job here, once more. I never had any doubt as to who was talking (which happens too often), she had very distinctive and fitting voices for all the characters, especially the main ones. And there are small things that make the narration stand out, the way the characters breathe, the hesitations in their voices at times, very subtle details that make it really excellent. It’s especially true for Ella, I think.

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  • C. S.
  • 11-15-19

Highly recommended!!!

The story was a completely new take on a celebrity romance. After reading the plot I kind of expected the story to be sad and heavy but it wasn't. It was very sweet and funny and left me feeling good about life.
Lise Gold wrote an exceptionally great book and TJ Richards did an amazing Job narrating it.

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  • 10-14-19

Thought Provoking

Lise is one of those author's who can put the reader in the characters situation. It is Ella Temperley, a famous Hollywood actress, birthday. Having lost her twin she has decided to end it all by walking into the sea.

Cam Saunders, a Yoga instructor, watching this from her patio doors had other ideas. This is a touching story showing how 2 people who work in total circles can help each other with their problems. This is a slow burn romance but during the process we see how each character desks with their loss and how the outcome would impact on friends and relations.

This is a must read book that shows that if you do feel lonely and feel as though no one cares that you should talk to someone and seek help.