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When Life Happened Audiobook

When Life Happened

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Parker Cruse despises cheaters. It might have something to do with her boyfriend sleeping with her twin sister. After a wedding day prank involving a strong laxative, that ends the already severed relationship between the twins, Parker decides to grow up and act 26. Step one: Move out of her parents' house. Step two: Find a job. Opportunity strikes when she meets her new neighbor, Gus Westman. He's an electrician with Iowa farm-boy values and a gift for saying her name like it's a dirty word. He also has a wife. Sabrina Westman, head of a successful engineering firm, hires Parker as her personal assistant. Driven to be the best assistant ever, Parker vows to stay focused, walk the dog, go to the dry cleaners, and not kiss Gus - again. Step three: Don't judge. Step four: Remember - when life happens, it does it in a heartbeat.

©2017 Jewel E. Ann (P)2017 Jewel E. Ann

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    Cyndi Michigan 09-10-17
    Cyndi Michigan 09-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "✫✫ 3.5 Stars ✫✫"

    This is a hard book to review! I loved a lot about it but I didn't love a few things too.
    I'll start by saying I loved the basic story line. The author did an amazing job telling this story. I loved Parker when she first met new people, she was snarky, honest and fun. The time line in this book is what I think made it hard for me. If this story took place over a few years I would have LOVED it but it was really only a few months and that made it very hard for me to get on board with the love story. I do not like insta-love and this book has it times 2!! About 4 hours into this book I was wondering if it was supposed to all about the shock value. Because yes, there is "I didn't see that coming" in a huge way but I couldn't see where the book was going from there with 5 hours left to go. I found this book to be pretty depressing most of the time. And don't get me started on the sex scenes lol I was getting whiplash, either you have closed door sex scenes or you have details, you do not have graphic details then SLAM the door closes, that was a little odd for me.

    I think if I had known before starting it that this book was sad and it had a shocking moment I would have loved it and like I said above If it had a longer timeline I would be screaming from the rooftops about it but instead I was left feeling a little unemotional about the characters because I couldn't get on board with the love they had for each other and after a huge WOW moment in the middle, the rest of the book fell a little flat for me.

    The narration was great, She was perfect for all the characters and spot on the entire time!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Legendery1 10-16-17
    Legendery1 10-16-17
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    "Totally Fabulous!"

    I loved this story and couldn't quit listening! I wish I could give it more stars. I think that Jewel E Ann is a great writer. Her stories have such heart and originality, while throwing in some really cute comic parts that make me smile and laugh.. Yes, this has a couple of sad parts but that is what makes the story tug at my heart and makes me LOVE it! In my library of over 200 audible books, UNDENIABLY YOURS is probably my favorite stand-a-lone book, also narrated by my favorite narrator, Tracy Marks.

    I loved the characters in this book! Parker and Levi are wonderful. I really liked the narrator of this book too, Tia Sorensen. However, I don't see any other romance books in her library. This was so worth the credit and will definitely be listened to again and again! I wish more of Jewel E. Ann books were on audible!

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    Kindle Customer 08-21-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Finished sooner that I wanted."

    Borrowed the book from Kindle unlimited and purchased the audio. I thoroughly njoyed Parker & Levi'sstory. The complexity of issues was wonderfully interwoven such as cheating, betrayl judgment, forgiveness, grief, broken hearts and most of all-love.

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    Misty 07-30-17
    Misty 07-30-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent writing"

    My first comment is about the writing because my review about the storyline is going to take some time. So the writing is excellent. The plot and characters are intelligent and well thought out. Jewel E Ann painted such vivid scenery in my mind, I was so impressed. I thoroughly enjoyed the flow and pace of the book as well.

    When thinking about the meat and potatoes of the story, I have a lot to say that might save the next listener from the surprise, shock and awe I experienced while I listened. While the blurb and the little one liner on the front of the book talk about falling for the neighbors husband... it's kind of misleading. If you were to take like 50 steps back, yes. I can see how it is about that. But up close and personal, no. Not really. I won't go into detail what it is about, but just be prepared for there to be so much more.

    Also, be prepared for about 70% of the book to be sad. There are some pretty intense highs and happy moments but mostly it's navigating through a lot of pain. I was really surprised, necessarily in a bad ways I just wasn't expecting.

    Tia Rider Sorensen did an amazing job. This is a straight third person book, which means that Tia always had to be on. The sound quality was good with no outside noise or swallowing or popping. I really was impressed with the narration, all the way around.

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