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Publisher's Summary

Dalton Calhoun hadn't always planned on a life up on the big stage, beneath the bright lights, but that was where he found himself. A second chance of sorts. An opportunity that had come along after his real dreams vanished when he was 18 years old. Although country music was more than he could've expected, he'd never dismissed the notion that there was still something missing. When Dalton followed his buddy Cooper Krenshaw to Devil's Bend, Texas, it didn't take long before Dalton realized just what that was. But just because he has topped the country music charts, and made his fair share of women swoon, doesn't mean that everything comes easy to him. And when he sets his sights on the black haired, gray-eyed waitress at The Rusty Nail, Dalton realizes he might just have to work for what he wants.

Katie Clarren's life has been a series of unfortunate events, starting from the time her mother left on her 18th birthday. Not exactly how she had planned to spend one of the major turning points in her young life. Nor had she planned to spend the next five years dealing with the fallout. Somewhere along the way, Katie adapted, doing exactly what she needed to do in order to survive. But Katie has secrets that even her closest friends don't know. Secrets she has worked hard to protect. Although she longs for handsome, charming, country-music sensation Dalton Calhoun, she knows that anything that starts between them can't last. Too bad her heart doesn't seem to be on the same page.

Katie gives in to her love for Dalton, needing that human connection that has been missing for so long. But when it comes time to make the hard decisions, Katie forces herself to walk away from him. To protect her secrets, and him. The last thing she wants to do is hurt Dalton, no matter how much pain she has to endure in the process. She loves him. Can the two of them overcome the secrets and lies?

©2014 Stacy Lewis, Nicole Edwards Limited (P)2016 Stacy Lewis

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Fantastic Narration!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. The story is fun and surprising. The narrators brought the story to life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Katie. The female narrator did a fantastic job.

What about La Petite Mort and Ruby Rivers ’s performance did you like?

I forgot I was listening to a story. I was lost in the narration. They nailed it.

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

Hope in the struggle.

Any additional comments?

I am relatively new to audio books. This was my first book with two narrators. At first, it was distracting. However, that quickly passed.The story came to life with two narrators. I will look for more books by these two.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Excellent Narration!

If you could sum up Vanishing Dreams in three words, what would they be?

Great narrator performance!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Vanishing Dreams?

After reading Chasing Dreams, I looked forward to reading Dalton's story. While it was a perfectly entertaining, sizzling romance, it was a bit less than I'd hoped it to be. The main problem being that the hints at the heroine's secrets were drawn out and repetitive.

What about La Petite Mort and Ruby Rivers ’s performance did you like?

I love these two narrators. Their ability to read multiple characters in a book with ease and skill keeps me coming back for more.

Any additional comments?

If you're looking for a sweet romance with some angst and sizzle, performed by two fantastic narrators, Vanishing Dreams is a great choice.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Hotter Than a Summer Night in Georgia!

If you could sum up Vanishing Dreams in three words, what would they be?

Delicious, amazing story!

What did you like best about this story?

The way the author slowly unveiled the secrets.

What does La Petite Mort and Ruby Rivers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I am speechless. I love the dual narration. Makes the story come to life. The narrators were, um, amazing!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I loved, loved, loved the audiobook. My body responded. My heart raced. I wanted to cry, shout, and so many other things.

Any additional comments?

Chapters 6 and 7 knocked my socks off. After my man went to bed, I listened again. OMG. OMG. OMG. Seriously, ladies, trust me. That voice will speak to every part of you. Trust me! You will thank me. ;) ... You are welcome. Ha.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Vanishing Dreams

Tor Thom & Charley Ongel are a great narrating duo.

They complement each other and make the listening experience enjoyably.

Great characterization, decent story.

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Secrets are also a bad thing...

Country singer, Dalton, is spending time in Devil’s Bend, TX until he leaves for his music tour. He is attracted to waitress, Katie, and keeps asking her out. When Katie finally gives in, the pair start a fling. Katie ends the relationship when she starts having feelings for Dalton...but ends it without an explanation. The townspeople all think that Katie is sweet, innocent college student just working to pay her way through school...but Katie has secrets...and Dalton is furious when he discovers a part. Katie’s efforts to reach out to Dalton are rebuffed. Katie is infuriating because she refuses to trust anyone and Dalton is equally frustrating with his judgmental and hypocritical attitude...it’s brilliant!! We have a sweet HEA after all secrets are revealed. Fantastic narration!
I accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

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love it

Dalton was a hot country star and he caught the attention of every woman no matter their age. Katie was a waitress at the Rusty Nail bar. She had a secret and didn’t want Dalton know she was a stripper. A wonderful story! Tor Thom and Charley Ongel did a super job with the accents of the characters. I loved Charley’s little girl voice! Brilliantly done!

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Reach for your dreams

This was a good story about wanting something so bad you need to let it go.
Katie and Dalton have deep feelings for each other. Will his job keep them apart? Or maybe the secrets kept will do that. Fabulous narration as always.

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Have they really vanished

Thank you Nicole Edwards, Tor Thom and Charley Ongel for gifting me this book for a fair and honest review.

Dalton is a rising country music singer, he loves to sing at his best friend Coopers fiancé Tessa’s bar the Rusty Nail. He is also attracted to Katie Clarren who works there. Katie however attracted to Dalton has secrets that few know of and she needs to keep it that way. The paparazzi leaks one of these secrets to Dalton who has a hard time getting past it. Till he gets all the facts.
Ok having said that I have to say Dalton is not on my list of book boyfriends. I could not get past his anger that Katie had wronged him by not telling him all about her life career choices or why she had made them. Even after he found out the truth and made things right.
I do however admire Katie in her steadfast resolve and determination.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Heartwarming!

Dalton was a hot country star and he caught the attention of every woman no matter their age. Katie was a waitress at the Rusty Nail bar. She had a secret and didn’t want Dalton know she was a stripper. A wonderful story! Tor Thom and Charley Ongel did a super job with the accents of the characters. I loved Charley’s little girl voice! Brilliantly done!

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4 Vanishing Dreams Stars

What I liked best about this audiobook was the narration and Lexi.

Don’t get me wrong I quiet enjoyed the story; I just wasn’t a fan of the character well at least not until the end.

Dalton for me was too arrogant; he never gave Tessa a chance to open her mouth. Its not like he had any reason to judge.
And Tessa couldn’t pull up her big girl panties and speak or yell out. I shake my head.

I am all for people doing what they have to do to survive, so I was a little ticked when Tessa acted ashamed of her profession. She should be proud, she was able to support not only her but her sister for a good long time. Sure she doesn’t have to like it sure but I just got the impression she was ashamed and she didn’t have any reason to be.

Overall, I loved when Dalton and Tessa meet, the steam that comes off of them, you know it’s going to be a good pairing. And once they got their heads out of their butts it ended up perfect.

I loved how Dalton took to Lexi, and vise versa and I loved that Tessa finally let Dalton in and showed him why she was hiding.

Lexi is the cutest and I loved her character.

Again the narration was awesome; it’s probably the best part of the book for me. Le Petite Mort brought Dalton to life and gave him a voice and might I say a very sexy one at that. All deep and rumbly it was perfect for Dalton.
Ruby Rivers I liked most of her female voices, I sometimes feel like she didn’t need to give every female a new voice because it did get to be hard to follow along. But I liked her Tessa voice and her Lexi voice the best.

Totally recommend especially if you’re a Nicole Edwards fan. :)

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

12 of 19 people found this review helpful