Love Story

Love Unexpectedly Series, Book 3
Series: Love Unexpectedly, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.0 out of 5 stars (263 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When Lucy Hawkins receives a job offer in San Francisco, she can't wait to spread her wings and leave her small Virginia hometown behind. Her close-knit family supports her as best they can, by handing over the keys to a station wagon that's seen better days. The catch? The cross-country trip comes with a traveling companion: her older brother's best friend, a.k.a. the guy who took Lucy's virginity hours before breaking her heart. 

After spending the past four years and every last dime caring for his sick father, Reece Sullivan will do just about anything to break free of the painful memories - even if it means a two-week road trip with the one girl who ever made it past his carefully guarded exterior. But after long days of bickering in the car turn into steamy nights in secluded motel rooms, Reece learns that, when it comes to Lucy, their story is far from over. And this time, they just might have a shot at a happy ending. 

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Lauren LeDonne (P)2018 Tantor

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Totally and Completely Nerve-wrecking

Lauren Layne why? It's hard for me to understand or champion the couple being together. The only thing about Reece that made me feel that he was worthy of Lucy was Lucy. Lucy's childhood crush should be that and only that. I spent the whole story hoping that Reece's anger and betrayal would make sense or be justified and it never really seems to happen to me. On top of that, it was drawn out in a kind of angsty and dramatic way that took away instead of add to the story. All broken inner thoughts and no communication made it so the couple had no chemistry. I had to skip through the sexy times because I just didn't feel that they belonged there. I hate giving such a bad review but I'd say there are better choices for your credits sadly this wasn't part of the romance package so it doesn't even have that redeeming quality. Also, Rudy Sanda didn't help matters his accents and different voice were terrible had it read his part straight out it would have been more tolerable because his normal part wasn't swoon-worthy but they did the job.

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horrific southern accents

getting to chapter 6 was about all I can stand. this is not for me

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Great story, horrible narration

I thought that this was a great story but the accents were almost unbearable. They tried to do these fake southern accents and when they would change their voice for the other character it was horrible. Fake the time and read the book, don’t bother with listening to it.

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Horrible narration

Even though the story was okay, (just ok) it was almost impossible to get through it because of the tragically cheesy and sappy as well as completely inaccurate “southern” accents of both narrators. I really tried...I did. But in the end, I just couldn’t finish it. When I think of what Jacob Morgan would have done with this story...well...it’s a crime that it was butchered so badly when wonderfully talented and versatile actors are available who truly bring a story to life in an authentic and believable way. To the authors who want their work to be an audio book: NARRATION IS EVERYTHING.

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Hotheads ahead!

Woooo their ability to argue is unrelenting! I loved the story and the backstory to their relationship! The accents were annoying but being from the south it wasn’t too horrible! Lauren Layne is proving to be one of my favorite authors! On the the next book!

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This series is going downhill....

The first 2 books were decent in this series, but this one just made me cringe. The accents were awful! Ridiculously overdone and hard to listen to. The story itself could have been so much better and once again - a story line driven by people who 'run away, rather than talking to the person they supposedly love sooooooo much.' UGH. I will give #4 in the series a shot, but if it is as bad as this one I will quit it.

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It’s a no

It was so hard to get into the story and characters. I had to skip to like chapter 24 and I didn’t even finish I stopped at 29. The narration didn’t do it for me.

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loved it

This book was really good. I can't wait to read more books from this author.

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Narrator ruined it

I was trying to get past the weird narration, but I just can not. If the story was any good I don’t think I will find out. I may have to read this story instead of listening to it

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This one time,Trust the multiple Negative Reviews

This is my first review after listening to hundreds of satisfying books.... I read/listened to “Good Girl” and loved it! I was prompted to listen to “Love Story” as the next Lauren Layne title. I usually am not deterred by negative reviews, choosing to make my own decision. I’m normally very easily entertained and satisfied. Yet this story pushed all of my limits and disappointed on every level. (And I listened to the entire story) Normally the last couple of chapters and epilogue can offer some redemption for an otherwise difficult story... not here. I felt no empathy for either central character. And the narrators presented the most embarrassing southern accents I have ever heard in any recorded book. The voices , especially the male narrator, were offensive to all southerners, particularly those native to the central Virginia region. I can only hope that the author has never listened to this narration. That’s the only excuse for such a “finished product “ to be released to the public for purchase.