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Publisher's Summary

"I may have left, but I never let you go." 

Is it too late to correct the biggest mistake of my life?  

I never thought I'd be stupid enough to lose the best thing that ever happened to me. 

But I was. And I did. 

Thea still owned my thoughts, my dreams, and my heart. I never expected to see her again, much less have to work with her for almost the entire summer. 

Every minute we're together, the air crackles between us. Everything I still feel for her, that I'll always feel for her, reflects back at me in her gorgeous golden eyes. 

I should've fought for her years ago, and after how much I hurt her, I probably don't have the right to now. 

But I can't stop until she's mine again. 

Author’s note: No Reservations is an interconnected stand-alone with characters from No Vacancy. It has a broken but lovable swoon-worthy hero, a sizzling slow burn, and all you’d ever want in a second chance summer romance.

©2021 Stephanie Rose (P)2021 Stephanie Rose

Critic Reviews

"No Reservations is a smart, real, exquisitely written love story about life-changing secrets and the true meaning of second chances. A heartfelt, heartbreakingly beautiful romance saturated with love." (Emma Scott, USA Today best-selling author)

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Enjoyed

Nice way to spend my day...Listening to Zachary and Lessa two of my favorite narrator's. Stephanie Rose is a new to me author. They both bring the story alive and enjoyed seeing the journey of friendship between Dominic and Thea. This is a second chance romance. I am looking to listening to more from this author.

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Great second chance romance

Audiobook review: I enjoyed this book so very much. I haven’t listened to or read the first book but this one can definitely be read as a stand-alone. I’m a sucker for second chance romance and this one was really great. Stephanie Rose is a new to me author and Lessa Lamb is a new to me narrator and I adore Zachary Webber.

Dominic and Thea were such a great couple who parted ways because Dominic lost his mother (I could totally relate to how he felt at times). He just didn’t know how to process his feelings so he left Thea and moved away, shattering both of their hearts in the process.

Fate brings them back together for their work and Dominic is using this as a sign to try to win her back. But Thea has something she hasn’t told him yet and she isn’t sure how to. Both of them have so much hurt that they need to heal from and the need each other to find that peace.

I’m definitely going to check out book one to get Joe’s story.

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Thea and Dom in a Second-Chance Romance

No Reservations by Stephanie Rose is the second book of the Ocean Cove Series. It follows Dom and Thea as they try to work together in opening a new restaurant, after being broken up for over 4 years.

I really enjoyed reading about Thea and Dom’s journey back together. The circumstances of their separation are surrounded by grief; and so the chance encounter gave them the opportunity to work through their issues. They obviously loved each other very much but the chemistry is still there.

Stephanie Rose is a new-to-me author and I liked her writing style. It was an easy read and I did enjoy the back and forth from then and now between the chapters. I liked the book so much that I got No Vacancy, the first book in this series that focuses on Joe and Catarina’s story, who played big roles in this book too.

I listened to the audio version which is narrated by Lessa Lamb and Zachary Webber. I think they were both great as Thea and Dom. I fell right into the characters as they read to me.

I received an ALC in exchange for an honest review.

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Love the story and narration!

This book has all the feels and the narration is perfect. You should have No Reservations about reading/listening to this book. This author knocks it out of the park! Five swoony stars.

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emotional 2nd chance romance

This was an emotional rollercoaster from the beginning! I was lucky to receive this in an audiobook and let me tell you.. Zachary and Lessa brought this book to life and gave it all the emotions it needed.
I could feel Dominic's and Thea's pain as they sorted through their issues and second chance at love.
There were tears shed and lots of cheering for their HEA!!

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No Reservations

I am usually not a quick audiobook listener; I actually prefer to read books, and only listen to audios while in the car. But, I was so into No Reservations that I found time to sneak extra time in whenever I could! Lessa Lamb and Zachary Webber did a fantastic job of narrating Stephanie Rose's words, and bringing Dominic and Thea to life!

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amazing audible and story!!

This is the first book I've read/ listened to from this author and I am sooooo in love with these characters. I'm so going to have to read the 1st book in the Ocean Cove series!

This story really struck a cord with me since I also lost my mom to cancer, so I totally know how Dominic felt. He had the world in his palm and the love of Thea until his mom died and then he needed time away to find himself. Unfortunately he broke Thea's heart in the process. He moves up to where his buddy opened a bar to help him out... and then YEARS later Thea shows back up in his life.

Their story is tragic, but thankfully they were able to forget the past and start anew.

The narrators did an absolutely fabulous job keeping my interest and I give them 2 👍👍 !!

I recieved an ALC for my honest review.

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Moving forward!

This is my first time listening to a Stephanie Rose story. Thea and Dominic’s second chance romance highlights the struggles with letting go of the past and how hard it is to be totally transparent when agreeing to start again. The lesson to be learned is that holding onto past actions can prevent one from moving forward, thereby holding you back! Luckily for them, they were both honest, loving, compassionate and understanding people. What really cemented the success of their relationship was that they were really great at being friends too!! Lessa Lamb and Zachary Webber’s performances were wonderfully done and appropriately brought the emotions intended. I look forward to more of this series.

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The story wasn't bad, it just had a little too much trumped-up drama about a past hurt. I understood at the end why a female character is so tentative about getting back into a relationship with the main character but I still think her amount of internal reflection was a little bit excessive.

Over all, I liked that the characters were good people and that there are not any deceitful undermining characters.

Narration was spot on as always whenever Zachary Weber is included. Lessa Lamb was a nice edition to the duo.

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A beautiful Small Town Romance!

This is the second book in the Ocean Cove Series, a Small Town Romance. This is a series of interconnected standalone stories. Dominic and Thea's second chance romance is emotional and beautiful. The back and forth past to present is well done, and easy to follow. Their journey is filled with secrets, and twists and turns. The secondary characters are great. Lessa Lamb and Zachary Webber did a fantastic job with the narration. I enjoyed it. Looking forward to listen to No Vacancy, the first book in the Series.

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  • ClaireBookyBook
  • 04-27-21

Well what can I say…

This was a gloriously well put together story. Paced just so to offer only enough information to feel that burn of emotion!  And although you can see that what happened did so for a reason and that their time was now… You can’t help mourning the years they lost together!
This story comes together beautifully with an ending you long for at the start of the journey with them… Although nothing comes easy or without its own bite of hurt!

🎧🖤 Two of my favourite narrators perform this book so it literally feels like my friends were telling me a story! Both Zachary Webber and Lessa Lamb are able to capture that bottled up pain and raw emotion! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 04-15-21

A beautiful second-chance romance

This is my first book by this author and it kept me in its grip. It was standalone, although I will definitely be reading the first book in the series. My heart broke for Thea, who lost the love of her life, Dominic, when he spiraled into depression due to the death of his mother. They had a second chance when Thea is hired to help Dominic with the launch of a second restaurant. There's a lot of angst throughout as they try to heal from a lot of hurt and that last bit of the book really broke my heart. But through it all, there was love between the characters, which could be felt through the pages (or the narration)

I requested and received this audiobook and absolutely loved Zachary Webber and Lessa Lamb's narration. Both infused their narration with emotion and played every character really well.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 04-06-21

Love visiting Ocean Cove!

I love to fall in love. Stephanie Rose must know that because each time I listen to one of her books, I am swept away into the story and am completely invested in the couple until the end! This story features Dominic and Thea. We met them in No Vacancy and I am so glad to hear their journey. These two are so in love until tragedy strikes and Dominic is unable to handle it. The split is heartbreaking for both so when Thea comes to help with the new restaurant, we know it's going to be hard. Secrets kept, feelings unsaid, unhealed hearts and true love are all at play. What a couple! I fell for Dominic before and now, I am totally in love. He is so real to me, his feelings are understandable(though it made me crazy) and his love is truly evident. Thea is gun shy and rightfully so. I could completely relate to her and her feelings. And getting back to Ocean Cove is just a treat in itself! This is a fantastic story showing how love and forgiveness can lead to happiness.

Zachary Webber and Lessa Lamb had to have been in mind when this story was written. They are Dominic and Thea! Webber is emotional and lovable in his portrayal of Dominic and her made me seem like a person we all know. Lamb shines as Thea comes through with raw feelings and an undying love in her voice. It's a perfect casting and enhances the story.