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After the tragic death of her husband, Beth tries to make peace with her life in the quiet town of Windings, Colorado, going back to school and working in the local veterinary clinic as an assistant with goals to becoming something more. Meeting Alec, a sweet, drop dead gorgeous man who entered her life not long after the accident, her feelings suddenly are put in a whirlwind of torment and confusion to the point where she questions whether she made good decisions in her past relationship and if she trusts herself to do so again.

As the months go on, Alec pursues her in a more gentlemanly way than she knew possible. Even as she sees the light she holds herself back. Will the man who makes her feel happier than she has ever felt before wait for her? Find out in this clean and wholesome romance.

Author's Note: This novel is a sweet and clean story of forgiveness, trust, and romance. Hope you enjoy! - Paige

©2016 Paige Millikin (P)2017 ELJ Publishing

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  • 01-09-18

A Wonderful Christmas Treat – All Year-Round 🎁


Beth is trying to find her place in life after her husband's tragic death. She decides to better herself through education and working for the local vet.

She meets Alec and fights the confusing emotions that this kind and handsome man churns up. Is she being disloyal to her former husband and their marriage? Will she push this "perfect" man away? Is he really perfect?

Kathy Gardner gives a near-perfect performance. 4 stars

This wonderful Christmas story that is good year-round. There is nothing to warn the reader about. Enjoy! I did.

Overall, 4.5 credit worthy stars


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Great Romance

I loved this sweet romance and the narrator was very good!! I have recommend this story to my friends and family!! I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it.

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Cute Story

This is a nice story of someone giving herself a second chance at love. I would probably have enjoyed it more if it was read with more expression. Kathy Garner’s voice is very clear and has great potential. In this story she sounded disengaged, like it needed more expression, longer pauses here and there… Nothing that more practice won’t take care of.

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ok story

first off- it is really short so there wasn't time for much development but i guess i just wasn't feeling this book. the H was a really super great guy but the h just wasn't nice really at all to him. the H just kept pursuing the h even though she wasn't that nice at all. Now there are reason's why but i guess i still didn't see the development, why the H liked her to begin with.

it is a sweet story- totally clean- with a HEA- which is a great thing.

Narration- well that may have been what really killed it for me. i couldn't get into this narrator. The inflection was off for me. It was not all that pleasing to listen to IMO.

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An okay light read

This is a light, nice and sweet romance. At times, I had a hard time staying with it; I’m not sure if it was the narration, the writing, or a combination of both, but sometimes it just didn’t flow very well. I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

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Sweet Romance

This was a good, sweet romantic story. Though it started out with a tragedy it was a sweet romance that was uplifting in the end. Beth has lost her alcoholic husband and is apprehensive to begin dating. She meets Alec when he brings his injured dog into the clinic where she works. Alec is attracted to her and asks her out, however she declines. He is persistent, in a sweet way, and finally convinces Beth to go on a “friend date”. Their relationship develops slowly with Beth feeling insecure and moving a bit slower than Alec would like, though he is very sweet and patient about it. I found it a bit difficult to connect to Beth, however I really liked Alec. The dialogue seemed choppy to me and a little juvenile at times, however it didn’t take away from the sweet story, though it did have me rolling my eyes several times.
Kathy Garner has a pleasant voice that is easy to listen to. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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A fun romance😊

Although this book begins with a tragedy, it mostly revolves around a young woman falling in love, finding herself, and building a future. It's fun, cheerful and uplifting. The narrator's warm voice and facility with dialogue added a great deal to the experience.

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Sweet story!

If you could sum up Don't Give Up on Me in three words, what would they be?

I can identify.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Don't Give Up on Me?

When Beth planned the outing for herself and Alec, Paige did a great job of describing the setting and Alec's reaction.

What about Kathy Garner’s performance did you like?

The smooth flow, she is very understandable.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Give him a chance!

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Loved it!

Great story when you get both laughter and tears. I'm an avid reader and this was my first audio book. Narrator was great
Very easy to understand and follow.

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Great read

Don’t Give Up On Me by Paige Millikan was a great read. I loved reading Beth and Alec’s story. Beth lost her husband and tries to make peace with her new life. Alec pursues her even though she isn’t sure if she is ready.

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