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Publisher's Summary

An unpauseable new romance from New York Times best-selling, Audie Award-winning author Kylie Scott - available in audio first!

When Anna wakes up from a coma after a car crash, she discovers life has gone on without her. Her husband has been unfaithful - with her best friend - and she’s been long since replaced at work. While her old life is a distant memory, her new life feels like an empty shell. Then she meets the stranger who saved her life during the crash, and he changes everything. 

Leif Larsen - tattooist, joker, and player - has his own scars thanks to the crash that put Anna in a coma. Helping her move on from her failed marriage, and create a new life, sounds like a perfect distraction. So when he needs a new roommate, he invites Anna to begin her new life with him.  

Although their lives may have been put on pause, together they just might find a way to heal.

©2021 Kylie Scott (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Creator

Kylie Scott is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the Stage Dive series, Dive Bar series, Lies, The Rich Boy, and Repeat, among others. She is a longtime fan of love stories, rock 'n' roll, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia, she reads, writes, and never dithers around on the internet.

About the Performer

A member of the inaugural class of 20 in Audible's Narrator Hall of Fame, Andi Arndt’s voice has been described as "welcoming," "calm," "clear," and "sublime." Listeners are known to rave that she “makes you feel all the feels”—which is exactly what you want from one of the most popular and beloved romance narrators working today. Arndt has lent her voice to hundreds of audiobook titles. She has worked both for major publishers and best-selling indie romance authors, providing her calm, cool delivery to a diverse range of titles. She also serves as Executive Producer of Lyric Audiobooks. The recipient of multiple Audie, Earphones, and Voice Arts Awards, and twice named to AudioFile Magazine's Best Voices of the Year, Andi was inducted into the Audible Narrator Hall of Fame in 2017. A few of her most notable works include narration for Kylie Scott’s Stage Dive series, Irin Carmon’s Notorious RBG, and the junior novelization of Disney’s Frozen.
Photographed by Peter Konerko

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Ah-maze-ing story and narration!!!

I loved this slowburn romance. Anna and Leif were amazing. I couldn't get enough of how supportive Leif was. All he wanted was for Anna to find herself. Anna is fabulous. She woke up from a coma to find her world flipped upside down. What she believed was completely turned on its axis. Anna had to find herself. I loved listening while she found herself. She became empowered and I loved watching her become a stronger her.


"It's more the whole of you that drives me crazy." -Leif


The narration was perfect. Andi Arndt is a fabulous narrator and I felt like she gave Anna life. It's odd, we don't get Leif's POV through this book but I would have loved to have his thoughts. This isn't a negative thought, I could have used 4 more hours of this book and would have loved getting his side. Saying that, this is an amazingly strong and powerful story as it is. I love finding a book where a woman is on a mission to find herself and she does. She comes out stronger and Arndt knocked the narration out of the park.

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Put a Smile on My Face

So good. The story was compelling and the chemistry between Anna and Leif was electric. I adore all of Kylie Scott’s protagonists. It’s amazing just how much character development and growth were packed into one story. There were so many emotions. This was the perfect way spend the day and put a smile on my face.

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Standing for what is right!

I loved Anna and Leif! Anna is coming out of a coma. Leif was hit on his motorcycle by Anna as a result of her being hit. He reads to her while she is in the coma. He is totally swoon worthy like his brother Ed! Her husband, Ryan, cheated on her while she was in a coma with her best friend. Leif is not her normal type. He is tattooed and rides a motorcycle. I admired her spunk in standing up to what is in her comfort zone and truly coming into her own. Loved Andi Arndt’s narration!

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Pause

Audiobooks can be hit or miss for me, but this was such a great listen/read. The narration was easy to listen to and engaging. It really brought the characters to life.

This was my first Kylie Scott book and I found myself drawn in by Leif and Anna's story. How strong she was to rebuild her life after her accident and the implosion of her marriage. How she and Leif connected and ultimately found something special with each other.

This was really a wonderful read and I can't wait to try more of Kylie's books.

Pause is connected to the previous book Repeat but is a standalone. It does contain a spoiler for Repeat, though, so you might want to read Repeat first.

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Loved Leif and Anna!

I really enjoyed Pause! Anna and Leif's story was both tragic and heartfelt. Scott does an amazing job of writing characters that you can relate to and connect with. Both of these characters were involved in the same tragic accident, that eventually brought these two together. Andi Arndt's performance is spot on as Anna. You can really feel all of Anna's pain and passion in her performance as she struggles to find herself again after waking up from a coma. I also just fell in love with Leif! I loved how well his character connected and fell for Anna. Not to mention Andi's male voice is swoon-worthy. Overall, I just really enjoyed this audio!

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I am a fan of the author so hard, that once I knew this book was coming out and in audio no less my audiobook loving heart did a pitter patter!

Anna will steal your heart her story will sadden enrage you, but it will also make you want to cheer her on. Her life hasn’t turned out the way she thought it would but her strength in the face of everything is a sight to behold.

Leif surprised me in all of the awesome ways hero’s do. He wasn’t what I was expecting and I loved that. I like being surprised by a character I thought he would be gruff. But he was just Leif and once you know, you know.

I like the way these two fall for each other well its sweet, it isn’t instant and it isn’t planned but it happens and the way they accept it is sweet. Make no mistake the heat is there it is plain to see.

Yes there are some overlapping characters from other books but I completely would call this a standalone.

The narration, though I like Andi it would be nice to have a new narrator for Kylie’s books shake things up a little bit.
I say this because though the characters are not the same the sound of them is and as someone who loves Kylie’s work I listen a lot and they all are starting to sound the same.

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a lovely friends to lovers

This was a very sweet story. It did have some sad moments but overall it's about overcoming some rough obstacles that life throws at them. Leif is the perfect hero. He's kind, patient, protective and supportive.
Anna has been handed a really raw deal, but I love how strong she is. She sticks up for herself and doesn't back down. She might be a little insecure with all that has happened to her, but she pushes thru. And she finds some great people to support her on her journey, including Leif.
I really enjoyed how they created a friendship first. It made for a story that felt more realistic and not just glamorized.
Andi Arndt delivers a fantastic performance that really brought these characters to life.

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Had potential...

Kylie definitely has more talent than most authors of this genre, but man this was rushed. The build up between Anna and Reif was moving along so perfectly (a pleasant surprise)when BAM! End phase 1; Move to phase 2...Que the porn and nasty talk. Blah. Over it.

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So Very Good

Trust the reviews. It fun and funny. The repartee is quick and engaging. You won’t be disappointed.

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Anna and Leif!

A devastating accident not only stole the last seven months of Anna’s life, but it has destroyed the future she had planned. When she emerges from her coma, she finds out that one of her most steadfast supporters was Leif who was also seriously injured in the accident that neither of them were responsible for.

Leif is a tattoo artist with a difficult past who feels a connection with Anna. When she needs a place to stay, and he has a room they become roommates, friends and something much deeper. They are both dealing with the changes that the accident and life has wrought and not only help each other heal but find a new beginning as well.

Leif and Anna have so much in common from the betrayal they have both experienced from those they thought they could trust to the aftereffects of the accident. Although their lives collided under the worst of circumstances they are exactly what the other needs. The pacing and cadence of the narrator made this uplifting story even better.

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  • Micky - bookphenomena
  • 04-14-21

Enjoyable follow up to Repeat

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I feel like I’m the champion of Repeat by Kylie Scott, I loved that audio and I’ve since re-listened and re-read. So Pause had big shoes to fill and alongside that Leif wasn’t the easiest character like in Repeat having fouled up in his relationship choices bringing consequences.

Pause started with an accident and hospitals which felt reminiscent of Repeat but I didn’t mind that to be honest, as Anna’s story was different enough to feel new. The circumstances she found herself in however, were pretty vile.

I liked hearing about how Anna’s life unraveled and came back together, I perhaps wanted a bit more narrative about her recovery. Anna and Leif had chemistry but it felt pretty fast moving. I enjoyed the story but I wasn’t wowed by it.

This was a quick listen, I would say this is a perfect for a day or a weekend, with great narration. Andi Arndt excels at male dialogue, so while this is a single POV story, when Leif speaks, it feels so credible on the audio.

Thank you to Audible for the early review copy.

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  • Caro Richard
  • 04-19-21

heart warmer

This book warmed my heart!

Anna has a terrible accident, has been betrayed by not only one person but 2 and is at a crossroads in her life.

Leif was also in the accident and is there after to make sure she is ok.

Leif is a constant support for Anna and man, I had a visual in my head of him and it was glorious!

Loved the narrator,
Loved the story,
Loved Anna,
Especially loved Leif,
100% recommend!

And Anna is correct, taking your bra off is the best moment of the day!!!!!

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  • Whatever my name
  • 04-18-21

Was it a repeat

I love Kylie Scott's work and am always waiting for new books from her. This was no exception and the moment I saw it I got it.
It was wonderful to hear Leif's story and to meet Anna.

I think Andi Arndt is a great narrator, but I kept getting confused with the story of Repeat with Ed and Clem. Someone else said the same thing and I can't help agreeing that it may have been better with a different narrator.

There were many similarities between the stories and I had to keep reminding myself that it was a different one.

Still a great listen and one I would recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-15-21

amazing

As always Kylie brings it! It was great to revisit the characters I fell in love with during Repeat!

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  • Jemina Venter
  • 05-11-21

Amazing!

It's always a pleasure to read a Kylie Scott book and this was no different! I loved Anna & Leif's story, they were interesting, cool characters (I love that despite a lot of Anna's confusion over how she was feeling, she was assertive and didn't take things lying down, esp the conversations between her and her exes. Bad. Ass.), and the story was gorgeous and I really enjoyed listening to it! As always, Andi does a fantastic job of narrating Kylie's characters.

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  • Wooples
  • 04-22-21

Couldn’t Get Enough!!

I love this author’s work and she has yet again produced another great story I just could get enough of.
Leif on the cover was gorgeous but in words is even more delicious! I loved his and Anna’s banter and burgeoning relationship, their hesitancy with one another and his fierce protective nature.
As usual a superb performance with both characters by Andi Arndt made this an easy all round 5 star listen for me!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-18-21

Loved it.

Kylie Scott is always an excellent read. This book didn’t disappoint. I love the easy way you can fall for her characters. They become part of your life for the 6 hours and stay lingering in the background long after, until you go back to read it again.
Leif and Anna are loveable characters, and their story, while it has the dramatics and sadness, it is not depressing. It’s a story of hope, loyalty and change. I loved it.

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  • Tina Evans
  • 04-10-21

My first audio

It's an odd thing, being a reader for so long and listening to a favourite authors work.
I found I couldn't 'see' the world Kylie created as much as when I read her books.
It is a great story though. I enjoyed Leif in Repeat and even more in Pause. Anna pushes through a rough year with strength and assertiveness. Her handling of her ex is awesome. For my first audio, I'm glad I started with a familiar author. Kylie writes with humour and wit and creates wonderful characters.