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Broken Wide Open Audiobook

Broken Wide Open

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When your heart is broken, sometimes all you need is a gentle smile.

Grace Davidson didn't have the smoothest childhood, but now, years later, she's ready to start her new life with her amazing new husband - until she discovers his infidelity...with her best friend. Hurt and betrayed, Grace takes off alone for the exotic resort where she should be spending her honeymoon, only to realize it's as lonely as it sounds. Until her hunky next-door neighbor says hello. Leo was just a man Grace met while enjoying her un-honeymoon. They became friends, but that's it. Yet even after she returns home, she can't get him out of her head. Too bad she'll never see him again. Starting over in a new town after finding her dream job, Grace suddenly runs in to Leo in the last place she expects. But is he the man she believes him to be? Or is her heart in danger of being broken wide open?

©2017 Susan Griscom (P)2017 Susan Griscom

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    Lori 07-06-17
    Lori 07-06-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Entertaining and Enjoyable"
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    The combination of the story and narration pull me in immediately and kept my attention from start to finish. Even though parts of the story are predictable, it has several twists that were really unexpected and several "wow, didn't see that coming". You know the" wait, what? Did that just happen?" moments. It's a very entertaining and engaging story that I finished in one afternoon. On top of that it's a standalone with No cliffhanger. Yay <br/><br/> Betrayal, friendship, a second chance at love, heartbreak, secrets, forgiveness, a little steamy romance and a HEA. All woven into a very enjoyable listen.<br/><br/> I had never heard the song Broken Wide Open, it took me a bit to find it, but I did. Even though the words to the song are spoken in the beginning of the story, the song itself will give you chills, it made the emotions that Grace and Leo go though at different times throughout the story that much more real and heartbreaking. <br/><br/>Even though there are times the story is a roller-coaster ride of emotions, it's also a sweet romance with a friendship forming first, even though there is an instant attraction and they both would like more the timing isn't right. I really enjoyed that they didn't jump right into a relationship. <br/><br/>If two people are meant to be together the universe is going to find a way. Fate is a fickle thing and will not be thwarted. Sooner or later it will have it's way and fate has a plan for Leo and Grace. <br/><br/>Tor Thom and Charley Ongel are a great team. They compliment each other perfectly. Narrators can make or break a book, this is a case of the narrators making the story come to life with fantastic narration. The back and forth between characters flows smoothly and seamlessly. They both have great voices that are easy to listen to for long periods of time and the narration is clearly spoken with a nice even pace. The characters come to life and you can feel every emotion they are going through in their narration.Tor Thom…now that's a bedroom voice….smoldering, deep and smooth. You can't help but be captivated by that voice. Very enjoyable.<br/><br/>I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review. <br/>

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gina J 06-24-17
    Gina J 06-24-17

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Betrayal"

    I liked this story. It was about how betrayal cannot be hidden forever. It seems Leo and Grace are meant to be together . After a tragedy is brought to light from something that happened many years ago, Grace cannot deal and leaves Leo heartbroken. Even though I feel Grace was selfish and it turns out that Leo is the pawn in the tragedy, things will work out. I received a free audio and I am reviewing voluntarily.

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    Patricia PIttstown, NJ 07-13-17
    Patricia PIttstown, NJ 07-13-17
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    "So many twists!"

    There is something about books with surprise twists that I really enjoy. Susan Grisom starts out this book with a twist at Grace's wedding, and it doesn't end there! from start to finish, this book will wrap you up into Grace and Leo's world. How they meet and separate, how they meet again and how their relationship grows and changes...and then the plot twists that completely changed the life of both of them. The secret that Leo carries since his childhood will come back to haunt them both, but will it be able to be overcome and get their happily ever after? This story is heart warming and heart wrenching and will keep you on your toes the whole time! You just cannot keep from listening just to hear how things turn out.

    The duet narration of Tor Thom and Charley Ongel is spot on. The two are able to play off of each other in a way that gives the listener the ability to be in the story at that moment. Their narration is full of love and such emotion, the feelings are felt right to your core. You can't ask for more when you get lost in a book!

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    kgagnon 07-11-17
    kgagnon 07-11-17
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    "Captivating Forbidden Romance!"

    This story had me on an emotional journey! It was heartwarming one moment, then heartbreaking the next! Grace doesn't have an easy life but she has learned it is how you handle it that defines you. She doesn't always handle it well but it is honest and believable. When she meets Leo they have instant attraction, but over and over again it is never the right time for them to act on their desire. Leo is so sweet and sexy but he has a secret he doesn't want Grace to know. They both have a past that collides with casualties. This fast paced story has twists and turns that kept me engaged. The narrators did a good job, adding to the emotion of the story. Susan Griscom is a new author to me and I will definitely check out more of her work.

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    Jennifer 07-18-17
    Jennifer 07-18-17
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    "Enjoyed Broken Wide Open"

    This was my first book by Susan Griscom and I enjoyed everything about it, from the storyline to the plot twists to the easy listening narration. This is a story about love and betrayal.

    Grace is betrayed by her husband of only a few hours when she walks in on him cheating on her with her best friend. To help overcome this incident Grace goes on her honeymoon trip alone but she ends up spending most her time with Leo, the guy next door. They develop a friendship on the island that could lead to more but sadly doesn't. After Grace returns home she must find a job and ends up with her dream position. Then she runs into Leo! What happens next is an up and down emotional ride of love and maybe more betrayal. There were definitely some twists that you don't see coming which are great for a reader / listener!

    Tor Thom and Charley Ongel are a wonderful narrating team. Their duet style flows easily for the listener and they both bring the emotional side of the characters to life.

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    Christine Woinich 07-16-17
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    "Fate brings two together to sort out their pasts"
    What does Tor Thom and Charley Ongel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved the two voices for the characters.


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    Grace is a sweet person, experiencing the dog side of men. As she tries to find herself, she finds Leo while on her supposed honeymoon-now vacation. A friendship arises although there is a strong chemistry between them. When fate brings them back together, I enjoyed that same chemistry as they fumble through their relationship and dealing with their pasts with a twist I did not expect. I recommend this story, whether read or listened to.<br/><br/>I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

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