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Publisher's Summary

Haley Rosewood's life has never been easy, especially not with a class-A jerk for a boss and a marketing job that barely pays her enough to provide a roof over her daughter's head and food for the table. Every day is a struggle, and the thought of being romantically involved with anyone is a dream she doesn't dare indulge.

Devon Carrington is the type of man to give the shirt off his back to anyone in need, and when he finds Haley struggling through a bad day, he does everything he can. In return, he asks that she help him pick out lottery numbers and tells her that if he wins, she gets half.

When the winning numbers are drawn and Devon and Haley learn that they have won, can the two of them put their one-night stand behind them and build something for the future? Find out in Sometimes You Win.

Sometimes You Win is part of the Sometimes series that includes three stories: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose, and Sometimes You Play the Game.

©2017 Stacy Eaton (P)2018 Stacy Eaton

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I found this book to be very good and it pulled me in. I thought the basis of this book was very good and realistic. I can understand the want to be independent and not accept help from others. This story features Hailey, a single mom, and Devon, a security businessman, Allison, Hailey's daughter, and Mrs. German, the grandma-like neighbor of Hailey and Allison. Devon was attracted to Hailey for months before he bumps into her. I liked how subtle and persistent he was in pursing Hailey. They had a major miscommunication which resulted in them not being together for a while. Hailey's antics to avoid him were very realistic. A life changing event then happened which brought them back together. Things seemed like everything was great and the story ended. Not a cliffhanger ending, but open to continuation. Without giving away spoilers, I must say the author wrote a great story and featured some thought provoking things. Kudos to Stacy Easton for another great book.
This was the first time that I had heard Julie Walters and Gene Branson perform. They were good, but didn't have as many distinguishable voices for the various characters as I was hoping to hear. The delivery and performance was flawless, but not exceptional. I think I'm sometimes too picky with expectations of performance. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will definitely listen to the next book in this series.

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A bad day

A great story of how one woman's bad day turns into a wonderful night and then falls apart after a misunderstanding with a man who seemed so wonderful. Until 2 winning lottery tickets bring them together again with all the feelings they have for each other. I received a complimentary audio and I am voluntarily reviewing.

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A charming story with enjoyable narration

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How would you react after winning a life-changing amount of money on the lottery? This is the situation Devon Carrington and Haley Rosewood find themselves experiencing in SOMETIMES YOU WIN by Stacy Eaton.

Devon Carrington works in the same building as Haley Rosewood and after he helps her out of a workplace predicament, he and Haley begin to date. Well, according to Devon they’re dating. Haley is unsure what he sees in her. There are several avoidable miscommunications that keep the couple apart but the overall story has an enjoyable Cinderella-ish theme that makes it work. It’s not overly long – the audiobook time is 4 hours 19 minutes – but there’s a complete story with no loose ends in this book with a happy for now ending. At the time of writing this review, books 2 and 3 in the Sometimes series are already published, including the audiobooks.

Julie Walters and Gene Branson both do a good job of this dual narration book. Their male and female voices are pleasing to listen to, and the varied emotions are conveyed well. This is the first time I’ve listened to these narrators and I would happily listen to other works they have narrated.





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Need the next one!

Stacy Eaton is such a wonderful author, every book I have listened to has been a gem. This one is no exception! Hayley and Devon finally meet after admiring each other from afar for a while. Hayley is a struggling single mom, and Devon is the knight in shining armor there to help her with her most horrible day. She is not one to take accept help easily, and although attracted to him is hestiant to get too close. After a huge misunderstanding, the two are separated, but you can feel the love and attraction is still there. When a life changing surprise brings them together, we can only hope it knocks sense into them and brings their relationship to the next level. But will it? And is their love strong enough to keep them together? I love this couple, the realism in their relationship is so easy to relate to. I can fully appreciate Hayley's stubbornness to accept help, and Devon's frustration to not be allowed to help her! It's a fun push pull feel, and I want the next book to see where life takes them.

This is my first narration by Gene Branson and Julie Walters. I enjoyed their two points for view and thought their pace was perfect for the story. I did find at times that it was hard to distinguish which character was speaking, but for the most part found the story to move well and be enjoyable.

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My Thoughts on Sometimes You Win

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This was a good beginning of a series. Stacy Eaton gives readers a super sweet guy and a busy single mom who find themselves in the very unique situation of winning the lottery together. Add in the fact that they shared a passionate night together that went terribly wrong afterwards and you've got the makings of a very good story.

Once again I found myself enjoying this author's writing. She wrote a story that flowed well and gave me characters that I liked. Especially the leading man Devon. He was just one of those really nice guys that it's hard to dislike.

Haley, our leading lady, had been through a lot in her past. She was strong and determined though and while she's still struggling to raise her daughter on her own, she hasn't given up. There were moments I wished she'd been nicer or less defensive with Devon, but knowing what her past was made it easier to understand why her personal walls were so high.

The narration for this story was pretty good. I particularly liked the female narrator Julie Walters. The male narrator was ok but Julie Walters was definitely my favorite of the two.

I'm not really fond of cliffhangers, and I'm glad the audio for this one is already out, because I would absolutely be interested in listening and hearing more of Devon and Haley's story.

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Loved it!

Loved the story line , and the way Julie and Gene brought characters to life

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Book 1 of 3 Haley & Devon

Haley and Devon have admired each other from afar for many months, and when Devon helps her on a terrible day she does not know what to think. Haley believes herself to know what she wants, but she is timid and overthinks everything. Happy for Now ending.

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Super sweet, single parent romance

Single mom Haley is stuck in a dead end job with an awful boss, but she keeps chugging on for the sake of her and her daughter. And because no one else is there to rescue her. On a particularly bad day she finds herself stranded. Enter Devon, a super sweet, caring, and attentive not-quite-stranger who lends a hand when most needed.

While the beginning drew me in quickly, the middle of the story felt a bit far fetched even for a romance novel. The conflict between Haley and Devon felt forced at times. Also, the end didn’t leave me satisfied. It wasn’t a true happily ever after for me. Overall, Sometimes You Win is an ultra sweet romance with a ton of heart. There’s plenty of sweet romance and plenty of swoon compliments of Devon. I’m hoping that there will be more in store for these characters since it is part of a series.

This was my first time listening to both Julie Walters and Gene Branson. While both of their narrations were good, they wasn’t great. Variation for the different characters was minimal. Pacing was great and their voices were pleasing to listen to, but that special something was missing to make it a five star narration.

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What a great beginning!

I just loved the start of this book, it really drew me in. Haley is such an inspiring person, she works so hard to build a good life for herself and her daughter and I couldn't help but want her to succeed. Devon is the kind of man you want to meet, sweet and caring, strong and supportive.

The conflict in the middle of the story felt a bit forced, it took bad communication and misreading signals to a whole new level. I also didn't feel like this was resolved at the end of the book, it felt unfinished to me.

I really enjoyed listening to it and the narrator did a great job with the character voices and the pace and tone of the delivery.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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Struggling single mom & hot guy

Haley is a single mom, working at a job that she loves but for an @$$hole boss. On one particularly bad day she runs into Devon, who works next door. Devon has been crushing on Haley for months and uses this opportunity to help her out of several jams that day and he asks her out...well her & daughter. Haley’s daughter hits it off w Devon’s niece & agrees to a sleepover at his brother’s house. Haley ends up having her own sleepover at Devon’s...all is well until next morning when some serious miscommunication occurs The result is two pissed off ppll & Haley reimbursing Devon for everything that he paid for and avoiding him. Weeks pass by w Haley’s avoidance techniques but eventually Devon runs into her and they discuss her considering starting her own marketing company w a coworker. Things are finally starting to look up for Haley...but then something bigger happens...will Haley and Devon’s relationship become a casualty? Loved the ending and looking forward to the next book that will give more of the story!
I accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.