Emma Sanders has always dreamt of being a bride, wearing fancy gowns, pretty pearls, and - of course - falling madly in love. Then life happened. Finding herself one fiancé short of her happily ever after, she leaves the fairytales behind. Some days are simply too perilous for pink gowns and pearls.
Riley Lockhart is the sort of man who can make a woman lower her gaze with only a smile. That he doesn't realize his charm makes him all the more enchanting. Determined to save Emma the pain of her breakup, he steps in as a friend, but soon finds himself wanting more.
She was just a girl, but she somehow winds up being the strongest woman he's ever known. Losing her is not an option and when life can't be tied neatly in a pretty little bow, he holds tight to all that he loves most in this world - his Emma. His hero.
Sometimes the greatest scars are worn on the inside.
okay firstly when I heard this book I stopped it I stopped it because I couldn't listen to the voice of the narrator it was very low for my taste but when I resumed the listen 2 days after that I didn't knew what the hell was my problem take your time to adjust to the voice but when you do you will discover one of the most amazing books out there you must listen to this book it was incredible the story was so good I was absolutely mesmerized incredible just incredible I don't want to write any spoilers about the book but believe me it one of the bests
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I picked up this book because I love Mr. Callanan's voice and I am glad I did.
It starts out like any other story, character intros, showing the dynamics between the main characters. I was zoning out a bit in the beginning at the very detailed scenes, BUT... am I glad the author did that because the twist in the story is major, I mean life-altering major, I did not expect and what happens after is very detailed and eye-opening for somebody who has not gone thru that. It is about love, loyalty, friendship, family, what it means to have those when you need them the most. The book has crazy LOL moments, steamy dirty-talk scenes, and tear jerker ones too.
It ends well, but have tissues ready. Emma and Riley's wows are just beautiful, the nicknames for each other cracked me up. It put me thru the emotional wringer, but OH SO WORTH IT !!!
I think this is the best I heard so far from Mr. Callanan. He outdid himself in every way, the various voices, the emotions, the passionate delivery made this an enjoyable experience.
What did you like most about La Vie en Rose: Life in Pink?
The characters were believable, and likeable from the outset.
The balance of emotions was perfect.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Riley was hilarious. At first impression he seems like an overgrown manchild, but as the story unfolds, and his relationship with Emma progresses we see a very different side to him. He's the kind of man you'd love to have in your life.
Have you listened to any of Brian Callanan’s other performances? How does this one compare?
This was my first, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and my next audiobook is also narrated by Brian.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No. Aside from the fact that it's over 13 hours long, it's also a very emotional read. I was glad to have breaks from listening so I could absorb the details before returning for more.
Any additional comments?
I had no idea what this story would be, but I was completely enthralled from the start.
The things that happen to Emma alter her life beyond recognition, and the way her story is told is so real and emotive that I actually had to stop listening for a while to absorb it all.
The story is 3rd person POV and Brian Callanan's narration is spot on for every character.
A beautiful story which was a pleasure to listen to.