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Publisher's Summary

Some days, all you need is a message from a stranger. 

Ruby Santos knew exactly what she was getting herself into when she signed up to write a soldier overseas. The guidelines were simple: one letter or email a week for the length of his or her deployment. Care packages were optional. 

Been there, done that. She thought she knew what to expect. 

What she didn't count on was falling in love with the guy.

©2017 Mariana Zapata (P)2017 Mariana Zapata

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Two thumbs up 👍👍

I already loved this book, however, the way it was brought to live by the narrators made that love enter a new dimension.

Their voices became Ruby and Aaron and they fit the personalities of the characters to a T.

Two thumbs up to Mariana Zapata, Callie Dalton and Ted Hamilton for a job well done.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful premise

Narrators were perfect for this very believable story
Mariana did it again!

JB Naples FL

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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pretty cute!

I love Mariana's books. this one was pretty good. though the ending left me wanting. Aaron and Ruby's charactors were awesome and watching them grow into their relationship over email and letters was great. but I felt the ending was rushed. so that was why I only have it 4*. the narrators were awesome.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 ++++ stars

OK, I really love everything by Mariana Zapata! it's always a bonus then to listen to Callie Dalton read it to me. I loved the slow burn love story (I am totally a sucker for military men) and the narrators, both Callie and Teddy Hamilton performed beautifully. I highly recommend these narrators and of course anything by Mariana Zapata. I am a full on book junkie and read hundreds of books a year. This author is one of my faves! Great story, great performance!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Love love love

I couldn't wait for this audible to come out and I wasn't disappointed! I love Callie Dalton, didn't know as much abt Teddy. I was excited to see how this was going to sound and flow because of the format. Gotta say it sounds great! Only part is I wish there was a little more Teddy in this. Such as, if he could have read some of Aaron's dialogue that would have been perfection to me also even if he would have read some of the back and forth abt Ruby's virginity as well, but Callie always handles everything well.Over all I love it I am a Mariana Zapata fan, she's the only author I follow. Also Callie Dalton always one of my favs now Teddy! Great job guys! Well worth the wait! I will be re-reading and listening! If you want a great story funny slow burn this is perfect for you! Mariana is alway A one click buy so glad Callie is her go to!! BUY THIS BOOK AND AUDIBLE

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Really Good

The only thing I didn’t like was that the first few hours of the book you listen to two different voices. One male, one female. Then the story transitions (without giving anything away) and the girl does both the male and female voice. I really enjoyed having the male character with a male voice, not the female trying to be male. Especially once you get used to the male characters voice.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Dear Aaron

Loved the book until the end it threw me off. Mariana usually gives a brief statement of what happened to the characters to get them to this end. So only the end I am not happy with. I would have loved to see her family's reaction to Aaron and if Aaron really did hit Hunter for what he did to Ruby.

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Laugh, Cry Enjoy!!

Loved this book when I read it and loved it even more listening to it. Both Callie and Teddy were awesome as narrators. Brought the story even more to life. Thanks Mariana for this beautiful gift. Couldn’t stop listening, laughed, cried and cheered.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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I love this author...

So who wrote this book?!?

This is one of those times where I read the reviews, loved other books by the author and then shake my head in confusion going WTH was that?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Sweet love story!!!

I really loved this one!! The story line was different which I really enjoyed. The narration was done perfectly!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Jen
  • 02-05-18

a great audio

I wondered how this book would work in audio as the start is done through emails. the 2 narrators worked great with this storyline.
the story itself was so well done. the sloew and cautious connection of 2 strangers through emails. we see the barriers break down and the friendship build and then the slow burn of a classic Mariana Zapata romance. we also have a great supporting cast of characters. I can certainly relate to Ruby's relationships with her siblings and mum.
I highly recommend this book for a fun read, I was going to say light read but there is too much going to say that. The book is long but you don't feel like you are ever waiting for something to happen, each chapter is fully relevant to the story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-13-17

really good

it got me hooked from the sample so I had to buy..... at first the way it's told by emails I didn't think it was going to work but it dose and I liked that it goes into a proper book I also really enjoyed the story line ...really good narration too

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  • Karen D
  • 11-20-17

Another beautiful romance by Mariana Zapata

If you've enjoyed reading and/or listening to Mariana's previous books, you'll love this one too. Narrated beautifully. Loved it!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Lara
  • 01-01-18

Started slow but then I was hooked

At first, I found this to be pretty slow going. At one point, I wondered if I’d even finish it. Then, all of a sudden, I was hooked & listening obsessively. I didn’t love everything, including Aaron’s possessiveness but overall, the characters were likeable. The narrators voices were easy to listen to. The epilogue was a little disappointing but I was happy to have some closure. Haha.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-03-17

Great story!

Loved this, but the audio was a bit ordinary with some weird running noises in the background throughout the whole story which was distracting. But the rest was great!!