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I wasn't always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first. Kyle was my first one true love, my first in every way. Then, one stormy August night, he died, and the person I was died with him.

Colton didn't teach me how to live. He didn't heal the pain. He didn't make it okay. He taught me how to hurt, how to not be okay, and, eventually, how to let go.

Nell Hawthorne is in love with her life-long best friend, Kyle Calloway. Their young love is invincible and life is full of promise; then one night Kyle dies suddenly in a tragic accident and Nell is forever changed. She meets Kyle's older brother, Colton, for the first time at the funeral. They both struggle to move on with life as best they can. Years later, they meet again in New York City, and Colton realizes that Nell has never really gotten over Kyle's death. She seems to be harboring a deeply rooted pain, a heavy weight of guilt, and regret. He knows he shouldn't get involved, but he can't help himself. Trust doesn't come easily for either of them, and they both have demons. Together, they learn the purpose of pain and the meaning of healing, and the importance of forgiveness.

Mature Content Warning: 17+ for language, and adult situations

This audiobook contains an exclusive copy of Jasinda’s original song "Falling Into You."

©2013 Jasinda Wilder (P)2013 Jasinda Wilder

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Just wow

I've had this book for about a year and I'm so glad i finally read it. It's a captivating story that is well written. It's about love, hope, and a second chance at happiness.

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Heartbreakingly beautiful!

You will definitely lose yourself in this story. You will cry but you will be put back together. Nell & Colton's story will blow you away!

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Fell For These Characters

Despite what you might have heard, this book is about so much more than loss and grief. It's also about love, forgiveness and healing. Flashing from high school to years later, every moment of this story is perfectly woven together. The characters are easy to connect with, and thier music brought everything to life alongside the narration. I LOVED this book and can't wait for the next!

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WOW!

This is the most heart touching story that I have ever listened to. I listened to it all at one setting. A lot of emotion and pain.

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Great Story but .....

The story had such great promise and was intriguing but the romantic/erotic senses were cliche and boring. The dialogue in these scenes were unoriginal. I felt like I was listening to a horrible remake of 50 Shades.

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  • Kim D.
  • Brazoria, TX, United States
  • 07-12-16

I liked this book

I see some potential for this series.
I like the characters and the story so far. It kept me interested from beginning to end and I can't wait to see what the future holds for the two.

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Deeply sad, romantic and heartwarming

This was my first ugly cry. I tend to stay a way from books that delve deep into my soul. But I couldn't make myself stop listening.

First. The storyline is unmatched. I haven't read/listened to anything so powerful. Touching on a lot of issues that people face that's never discussed. Just an overall amazing story.

Gabriel and Piper were magic. Gabriel really tapped into Colton's character. I felt him. He was believable and yes I'm still crying.

Piper was amazing. I felt as if she really understood the character's pain and suffering and I couldn't stop listening.

Truly a 5 headphone listen.

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Roller coaster of emotional heartache

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This is a book in 3 parts with two lovable male characters and a female lead who you cannot help but feel for.

The first part reminded me of my first love and the sweetness of your first everything. The slow realization that someone is more than a friend, that first kiss, all is described in such detail it took me back to my own feelings of that time. This part ends with the death of Kyle and the destruction of everything that Nell was. Her loss is palpable and the narrator does an incredible job of getting this pain across.

Part two is a different feel almost a completely new story. Nell is a broken shell of the girl she once was going through the actions of life but not actually living. We get to watch her and Colton teach each other to heal. To learn that it is okay to hurt and grieve, that the pain never truly leaves but one becomes alright. I loved the importance of music throughout this part of the book.
There are some exquisitely detailed sex scenes, an abundance of hurt and grief and the allowance of being happy once more.

Part three is the shortest its the what comes after. This cannot be talked about without spoilers so I will just leave it with a read this it's one hell of a roller coaster of emotions.

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Omg

This was such a great story. I was either in love, in tears, or simply stunned. Can't wait to keep going in the series.

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Heart breaking

This story was amazing. It takes you through tragedy and healing through unconventional ways. Well written and well read.