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Ready for Flynn: Part 1

The Ready for Flynn Series
Narrated by: Anne Marie Damman
Series: Ready for Flynn Series, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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At 15 years old, Valerie Darsin was loved and cherished by her brothers and boyfriend. Her small town world was happy and secure, until a sudden betrayal forced her to flee.

Returning home, Valerie found support in Flynn Docherty - a guy who left her with unfamiliar feelings when he disappeared from her life. Valerie learned to move on, until a life-changing event brought Flynn back, but was she ready? Has she ever been Ready for Flynn?

A contemporary rock star romance.

©2016 K. L. Shandwick (P)2019 K. L. Shandwick

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Heartwarming and heartbreaking

I have never had to fight back tears while listening to an audiobook as many times as I did during Ready for Flynn. But what a beautiful love story.

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This was such a great dive, I didn't feel the amout of time as I followed these characters thru love at 1st sight and the soul wrenching grievance that opened their hearts so we the audience can relise this was never lust but fate intertwining them.

aside from a perfect narration as this performer created a unique tenor for each side character, I also enjoyed how the clighanger is one where if you so choose it can end here, I'll definitely continue but it can be a tiresome tactic to end it in certain ways and I was happy to see this author was original on her approach.

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Love + Loss

Ready For Flynn: Part 1 (Ready For Flynn Series, Book 1) is not your middle-of-the-road Contemporary Rockstar Romance.
I love the arrangement and how it spans across many years. The title is quite fitting and reflects the narrative perfectly. The beginning will leave you reeling with intense moments. At, a certain point I was weeping and it left me dazed listening to the rest of this audiobook. I struggled with falling in love with Valerie and Flynn, but I did love Valerie Darsin's family. The writing style is intriguing. The narrative itself is compelling and character's are resilient. It ends with you having questions to where this is going next.


Narator Anne Marie Damman brought all the right vibes and gave the characters their own voice.

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Loved it

What a fantastic read! Very emotional and should really come with a gonna need tissue warning. I really enjoyed watching Valarie and Flynn grow as individuals and as a couple. Wonderful narration. This was my first KL Shandwick book and will not be my last ❤️

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loved it

super fun story, loved it. enjoyed the narrators and the characters. looking forward to more in the series!

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***GET THIS BOOK and some Kleenex!***

This is a GOOD book. It was a unique story and one you don't want to miss. Valerie fell with her favorite brothers friend when she was just 15. Flynn felt the pull to Valerie back then too but she was off limits too young and his best friends sister. Flynn is out of Valerie's life for several years but they are reunited when tragedy rocks Valerie's world. At first Valerie doesn't want the now rock star Flynn any where near her, still carrying around the broken heart and hurt feelings from years ago. Flynn will not except her rebuffs and slowly becomes her rock and then more. Valerie is only 18 now though, Flynn is still older and a huge star. Is there a way that Valerie can keep Flynn without loosing the life she has worked hard to build for herself?

I loved the characters, and the plot of this book. This was an emotional ride and beautiful story of love and loss. I cant wait for the next book in the series! KL Shanwick is an author I will definitely start to follow now.

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Are you ready...

Valerie first meets Flynn when get older brother Martin brings him home with him for the holidays. There is an instant attraction between Valerie and Flynn, or so Valerie thinks until she sees Martin with another girl. This leads Valerie to think that she must’ve had imagined the attraction. Flynn becomes a rockstar almost overnight and after seeing him photographed with other girls, Valerie decides it’s time to move on. She meets and falls in love with a sweet guy named Ziggy who is adored by her family. Valerie doesn’t see Flynn again until tragedy strikes and he returns to her family home to offer his support. Valerie once again feels the attraction to Flynn and he admits that he feels it too. He also informs Valerie that the reason he didn’t act on his feelings before is because her brother Martin told him to stay away from her and out of respect for her brother, he did. Flynn still feels she is too young and after things get a little out of hand, Flynn leaves without saying goodbye to Valerie. Two years later Valerie has her dream job and a great guy—or so she thinks. After discovering some shocking news, Valerie contacts Flynn telling him she needs him and he drops everything to go to her.
I think Flynn did the right thing by staying away from Valerie while she was so young. In some ways she seemed mature but her youth and inexperience still shone through. I enjoyed watching Valerie grow and mature. I also enjoyed watching her relationship with Flynn develop.
I listened to the audiobook which was beautifully narrated by Anne Marie Damman. She really brought this book to life for me.

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Loved It

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I have read this book previously and loved it and to be honest I wasn’t sure if the narrator could do this great book justice, boy was I wrong to doubt her because Anne Marie Damian did a fantastic job bringing this emotional roller coaster to life. This book had all the feels and listening to it bought all those feels back again and I found myself falling head over heels once again for Valerie Darwin and Flynn Docherty love story. I was captivated from the first chapter, I laughed and I shed a few tears as I found myself drawn into a story that touched me on so many levels. I will certainly be looking at listening to the rest of this series because the narration flowed so naturally at the perfect listening pace.

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Fantastic Story & Listen🎧 Captivating & Heartfelt!

I loved this book, the characters, the storylines and every single word. K.L. Shandwick is a master with words, I enjoy her writing style, she creates beautiful stories that are moving and completely engrossing. Once I started the book I did not want to put it down. I adored these characters, Valerie Darsin is one impressive young lady, she has endured heartbreak in her young live and raised herself above it. She met Flynn when she was almost 16, her older brother brought him home for a holiday weekend. The two had chemistry, there was a magnetic pull trying to bring them together, but her older brothers warmed Flynn to keep his hands off, he respected their wishes, leaving her confused and feeling hurt. When tragedy strikes he returns to give his support but she is conflicted and not ready for him yet. Two years later she calls him telling him she needs him and comes immediately. I loved these two together, they were so good for each other. Valerie is quite mature for her age and has a good head on her shoulders. Same for Flynn, while being a successful rockstar not all is rosy in his career, some of the people who are supposed to be on his side have made life hell for him. A lot goes on in this book and there is never a dull moment with plenty of drama and emotions, angst, heartbreak and loving romance. Thank you K.L. Shandwick for another great story and for the emotional rollercoaster ride.

I listened to the Audible edition, Anne Marie Damman is a wonderful narrator and voice performer. She brings these characters to live, give each their own voice and personality. She does an amazing job projecting the emotions of the characters and the drama of the story into her performance. She is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for this great listen🎧

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Wow

I haven’t read this series before so I went in blind to this listen. Wow, where do I start.? From the first chapter I was fully engaged as to what was happening with Valerie Darsin and Flynn Docherty.
Reeling from a devastating event in her life, Valerie has no one to turn to until Flynn makes a re appearance in her life just when she needs him the most. What an emotional roller coaster of a listen this book was and I freely admit to shedding a few tears along with some laughter.
The narration from Anne Marie Damman was extremely good and really brought the story to life for me as I listened. The only thing that would have made this even better was if it had been done in duet narration, but that is just my personal preference.
This was a story with heart and soul and it really got to me on a number of levels. Loved this one from start to finish and cannot wait to dive in to more in the series.

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  • Nicola J Hardy
  • 09-09-19

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get the tissues ready and be warned if you listen when you're at work make sure no one is around at least for the first half of the story , what follows is a love story like no other , this book isnt like all the other rock star romances , it focuses less on the rock star and more on the storyline and romance, valerie is a strong woman even at 15 she knows what she wants and shes going to get it
an absolutely amazing story I wish I had listened to sooner , narrator did all parts perfectly even the male voices
you'll soon be hooked .

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  • Cindy
  • 09-08-19

Wow!

Ready for Flynn was quite an emotional rollercoaster ride. It was gripping and captivating and heartbreaking. I loved both Flynn and Valerie and the depth of their love and the strength they both had. The whole story was beautifully written and I can't wait to listen to the next book in this series. Anne Marie Damman did an amazing job with all the different voices and emotions and really brought this story to life.

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  • Roni F.
  • 09-08-19

"Contagious & Addictive"

Valerie and Flynn were contagious & addictive. I was a big fan of Valerie and Flynn throughout the whole book.

Although in the beginning Valerie was only 15 and quite mature for her age, but she wasn't ready for Flynn.

Throughout the book you can understand why the book was titled; "Ready For Flynn," because that's all that Valerie kept hearing from family and even Flynn.

When Valerie was 16 she had tragedy strike that devastated her and put her in a very dark place. And the one person that she never thought she would see again, showed up to be her rock, her strength, to be that shoulder, it was Flynn.

He came back wanting to console her through this devastating time. Valerie wanted to hate him because he left her but at that moment she needed his strength.That's why I said that the storyline was so addictive because you find yourself fighting for these two characters to find their way to each other because it was obvious that the love was there.

I'm not a big fan of cliffhangers only because you may have to wait awhile to get the 2nd or 3rd book to learn how the story ends, and that's the case here. I'm dying to know how this love story will end. I have so many questions but I know I won't get my answers until Pts. 2 & 3.

The narrator Anne Marie Damman was out of this world wonderful world with all the characters!!!
She deserves her own 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I can't even think of all the words to cheer for the author
K. L. Shandwick and what she brought to the table with book 1.
It sounds like words from experience. I now wait for the other 2 books. I can't wait to find out what's happening with my favorite couple.

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  • AngelaHillier
  • 09-07-19

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Really enjoyed the story to this book. I have enjoyed the narration I found her voice nice and she differences her voice between characters
This had some very sweet and some very steamy scenes. My favourite character was Flynn. I loved his flaws and his passion.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 09-06-19

Absolutely amazing

This book is truly fantastic. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions that had me crying like a baby. My throat is so sore but I would listen to it again! The emotion captured by this author is absolutely brilliant. It’s a great storyline and strong characters. Amazing narration from Anne, very emotional. Highly recommended.

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  • Marcelle Ellis
  • 09-04-19

Breath Taking

Valerie is a young beautiful country girl and Flynn is her older brother's sexy college friend. They met when comes to visit during the Thanksgiving holiday and it was love at first sight for the both of them. She just had her heart broken and he was there to pick up the pieces, but she was forbidden and he was to old. Flynn kept trying to do the right thing and stay away. But tragedy after tragedy keeps bring them back together. When she becomes of age he can no longer stay away. This was an amazing love story and can't wait for more. This is a must read.

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  • Sara
  • 09-01-19

Wait... did you grab the tissues?

Oh… my… word! I seriously was not ready for this story! I didn’t know… I didn’t have any idea what I was getting myself into when I hit play on this audiobook. But there I was sniffling through a big chunk of it. So this here, this is your warning… bring tissues and walk gently because your heart is gonna go bye bye! I like Valerie. The girl has been sheltered her entire life. Sigh, the story is incredible. It’s so full of emotion. So full of heart. And Flynn, I mean, wow! He stole the show and everyone’s heart!

Anne Marie Damman was fabulous with this narration. Everything just flowed so well together… the story is a heart breaker and Miss Damman’s voice was a great addition to the story. I’m pretty antsy to listen to part 2!

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  • Ginger
  • 08-28-19

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Was I ready for Flynn, I have to say no, I wasn’t!
This coming of age, age gap, rock star, progressive relationship story, at first perplexed me I kept wondering where is this author going with this story? Never in my wildest imagination did I expect the angst, devastation, overwhelming emotion, that she evoked. I have to say I’m in awe, watching this bratty teenager with a crush evolve into a headstrong woman kudos Ms. Shandwick.
I definitely want to see where this story leads.
Ann Marie Damman narrated this love conquers all story.

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  • Pollypc
  • 08-18-19

Part 1 of 3

Ready for Flynn 1 introduces you to Valerie Darsin, her family and their friends. She meets Flynn Docherty, a college buddy of her eldest brother and best friend Martin.

Valerie is just weeks short of her 16th birthday when she first meets him but the feelings that being near Flynn produces, is anything but childlike.

Part 1 takes you through the years from their first meeting until the time Valerie turns 18.

Tragedies, successes and temptations form part of these early years both for Valerie and Flynn.

I wonder what the future holds...? Oh well, on to Part 2!

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  • Rebecca
  • 08-17-19

Amazing...

I loved this book when I read it. I forgot how emotional the story is. The audio bought all the emotions flooding back tears and all. I can't wait to hear book 2.

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  • Heidi Budd
  • 09-06-19

I've been waiting for Flynn

love it, narrative was great .... was certainly worth the wait one of my favourites