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My life was perfect - from the outside, at least. Until I came home to find another woman straddling my longtime boyfriend. On my brand-new bedding.

Now I'm back in Jetty Beach, the small town on the coast where I grew up, crashing at my parents' place. And life is looking pretty bleak.

Except...Ryan Jacobsen. We knew each other as kids, but he did not look like this. Tousled dark hair, a body that sparks thoughts that make me blush, and intense green eyes hiding a sadness I want to kiss away. He's back in town, too, and I can't seem to get him out of my mind.

Or stay out of his bed.

He makes me feel things I never imagined (and the things he can do with his tongue!). But his sweet, sad eyes are hiding a secret - one that could tear us apart. Ryan comes into my life at precisely the wrong time. It's either a huge mistake...or it must be love.

©2016 Claire Kingsley (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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A MUST LISTEN AUDIO!!!


I am in awe of this "new to me" author, Claire Kingsley, and give her kudos for delivering an amazing heartfelt story, with genuine, flawed characters with real life issues. This is one of the most perfect, imperfect stories I've listened too. I'm so glad I gave this author a shot.

Some Spoilers:
I don't want to spoil any of the story, but want to provide a few details to help you decide if you are interested in listening. Must Be Love wasn't an overly emotionally draining story, but all throughout the audio, you will feel a variety of emotions, especially towards the end. There were several laugh out loud moments, and I especially loved the grooming scene, it was hilarious!

This story is told from dual POV's, but I fell in love with Ryan's character. He was sweet, caring, complex, but also realistically flawed. He's been to dark places in his life, and listening to his character go through the ups and downs while depression was slowly taking over pulled on my heartstrings. For anyone who's suffered or knows someone who suffers from depression will be able to relate, and find these scenes realistic.

Ryan's a professional photographer who not only takes pictures of models, but of ordinary women. He makes them feel sexy, and special. Some of these scenes were erotic, and lead to some steamy hot sex scenes.

The narration was great! I don't recall listening to either narrator before, but it did take a few chapters to adapt to their voices and narrating style, but once I did, they really brought me into the story.

Must Be Love was awesome, well written and had me hooked from the first chapter. It was well worth the time. I bought this audio on a whispersync deal, but feel it's worth a credit. I recommend the audio, and with Audible's Great Listen Guarantee you can't go wrong.

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Loved it!

Nicole & Ryan's tale is a beautiful story!! The first in the Jetty Beach series and I can't wait for more!!
Male narrators voice is a bit off & female narrator sounds too young to be a 27 yr old.

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I have missed Jetty Beach!

What a spectacular Audiobook! I am a huge fan of this series, having the chance to go back to Jetty Beach, and revisit some of my favorite characters, listening with such fantastic narration brought Ryan and Nicloes story to a whole new level!
I am ready to move onto the next one!
If you have not read/listened to these, I highly suggest checking them out!

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Love this author.

Enjoyed the storyline and felt a part of their lives. When you share the sorrows and celebrate the joys with the characters then the author is awesome!! Thank you!

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Excellent love story and a gracious way to discuss ...

Excellent love story and a gracious way to discuss depression. The love story is so very romantic and I love how it emphasizes that women, at any age can still be sensual!

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Confused on the reservation

Really enjoyed the writing and the narrators. Murders and mystery fill this book along with native american paranormal folk lore.

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eye opening

Claire Kingsley makes you take a look at what you think life is about. She brings to light issues that some people prefer to shy away from. Nicole and Ryan will touch you in ways you don't expect. They will make you laugh and cry in equal measures.
BJ Pottsworth and Kimberley Roelle become the characters they portray.

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Boring

No lead up, no pent up feelings. It was just meh. Narrators were good but lack of storyline lost my attention quite rapidly. This was a DNF for me