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Must Be Love

Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (97 ratings)
Regular price: $19.95
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Publisher's Summary

Some wounds only love can heal.

I never thought Nicole Prescott would walk back into my life - adorably drunk and dropping things, no less. But here she is, more beautiful than I remember. 

She’s been hurt, and I understand pain all too well. But I shouldn’t be the guy to help her through it. I came home to get my own life together. I can’t pick up the pieces of hers. 

Ryan Jacobsen and I were kids together, but he’s all man now. Sexy and sweet, with brooding green eyes that hide a universe of secrets. 

His stubbly jaw, delicious abs, and artistic soul make him irresistible. (And have I mentioned the things he can do with his tongue?) My heart - and my body - want more. They want everything. 

Although the gravity between us is inescapable, he tries to push me away. The pain behind his eyes holds him back, and it just might tear us apart.  

©2016 Claire Kingsley (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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A MUST LISTEN AUDIO!!!


I am in awe of this "new to me" author, Claire Kingsley, and give her kudos for delivering an amazing heartfelt story, with genuine, flawed characters with real life issues. This is one of the most perfect, imperfect stories I've listened too. I'm so glad I gave this author a shot.

Some Spoilers:
I don't want to spoil any of the story, but want to provide a few details to help you decide if you are interested in listening. Must Be Love wasn't an overly emotionally draining story, but all throughout the audio, you will feel a variety of emotions, especially towards the end. There were several laugh out loud moments, and I especially loved the grooming scene, it was hilarious!

This story is told from dual POV's, but I fell in love with Ryan's character. He was sweet, caring, complex, but also realistically flawed. He's been to dark places in his life, and listening to his character go through the ups and downs while depression was slowly taking over pulled on my heartstrings. For anyone who's suffered or knows someone who suffers from depression will be able to relate, and find these scenes realistic.

Ryan's a professional photographer who not only takes pictures of models, but of ordinary women. He makes them feel sexy, and special. Some of these scenes were erotic, and lead to some steamy hot sex scenes.

The narration was great! I don't recall listening to either narrator before, but it did take a few chapters to adapt to their voices and narrating style, but once I did, they really brought me into the story.

Must Be Love was awesome, well written and had me hooked from the first chapter. It was well worth the time. I bought this audio on a whispersync deal, but feel it's worth a credit. I recommend the audio, and with Audible's Great Listen Guarantee you can't go wrong.

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Loved it!

Nicole & Ryan's tale is a beautiful story!! The first in the Jetty Beach series and I can't wait for more!!
Male narrators voice is a bit off & female narrator sounds too young to be a 27 yr old.

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3.5 stars

Despite some of the topics in this story I found it to be a light read. It was cute and I liked the small town feel. I wish it would have gone more in depth though. I needed more of Ryan's past and his struggles. Since all that came to light towards the end it felt rushed. Overall I enjoyed this book.
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Average narrator

The story is definitely geared toward young adults. The narrator is average. Overall it’s good.

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I have missed Jetty Beach!

What a spectacular Audiobook! I am a huge fan of this series, having the chance to go back to Jetty Beach, and revisit some of my favorite characters, listening with such fantastic narration brought Ryan and Nicloes story to a whole new level!
I am ready to move onto the next one!
If you have not read/listened to these, I highly suggest checking them out!

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Love this author.

Enjoyed the storyline and felt a part of their lives. When you share the sorrows and celebrate the joys with the characters then the author is awesome!! Thank you!

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Excellent love story and a gracious way to discuss ...

Excellent love story and a gracious way to discuss depression. The love story is so very romantic and I love how it emphasizes that women, at any age can still be sensual!

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Confused on the reservation

Really enjoyed the writing and the narrators. Murders and mystery fill this book along with native american paranormal folk lore.

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eye opening

Claire Kingsley makes you take a look at what you think life is about. She brings to light issues that some people prefer to shy away from. Nicole and Ryan will touch you in ways you don't expect. They will make you laugh and cry in equal measures.
BJ Pottsworth and Kimberley Roelle become the characters they portray.

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Boring

No lead up, no pent up feelings. It was just meh. Narrators were good but lack of storyline lost my attention quite rapidly. This was a DNF for me

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  • Nina M
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Intense

I'm loving how mental illness is openly being talked about than ever before and this story shines a light on Depression so well. We get to see how things shifts, how a relationship is like when you have that monkey on your back. But the story telling is done so well I was really moved, when the hero is describing why he shoots Boudoir photos of women be it for anniversaries or just to spice things up at home, I could visualise it as was how supportive and relatable the herione is. She didn't know he had depression, didn't see the signs but she's there 100% and this is a learning curve for people who don't know about it. I'm grateful I stumbled on this book. Thanks.