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Publisher's Summary

Life can change in the blink of an eye. And every choice can unravel more of the truth.

One split second decision after a lifetime of lies has created a world so confusing, happily ever after isn't guaranteed. Not even when the stars align and the pieces fit perfectly into the puzzle.

This time, I'll have to fight for love with a vice clamping my heart and a gaping hole swallowing my soul. Absence won't make the heart grow fonder.

Lies and deceit.
Broken promises and disappointment.
I know them all too well.
So far, the pain has won. But the pain doesn't have to be permanent.

©2017 Gia Riley (P)2018 Gia Riley

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H*ly Sh!t!!!!!!!

I have no words after finishing this book. I'm posting this review weeks after finishing and I still cannot wrap my mind around everything that happened. It is definitely going on my "to re-read a million times" list! Get ready to go on a roller coaster ride of emotions!

The narration was fantastic! Sarah did a great job with all of the emotions in this book!

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BORING

it took all I had to get threw this entire book. it was so slow and Boeing and never picked up. the only interesting part was the end, which kinda made you think there should be a part 2, but there isn't, and I probably couldn't handle the boredom even if there was. I should return. definitely not worth a credit or $$

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Did not see that coming

I really liked this story. I loved the twists and turns in the story. It was not predictable and that was a pleasant surprise.

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A great book


I love the book.
Poor Megan she had to go through so much in a very short period and she had to remain strong for Laine, I was glad she had Gareth and that he didn't give up on her.
Gareth was really amazing from the beginning and I loveee him

Also the plot twist that I won't spoil was so unexpected and I have mixed feelings about it.

The narrattion by Sarah Puckett was fenomenal she made a great job. I must say I adored her narrattion of Laine's parts it was adorable.

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surprising till the very end

so, very emotional book that surprises you all through the book until the very last chapter of the book. it is very good written and the flow of the book is just the right one. i was happy, sad, angry, surprised, confused and at the very end happy but at the same time sad for all the main charachters.

garret is so sweek in love with meghan for half of his life and how he becomes whole once he finally gets the chance to be with love of his life. the torment of meghan becouse her split love between an illusion and possible forever. and little girl who is so perceptive to all that it breaka your heart thinking what she had to go thorugh.

a love story with a sad note.

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  • Lorri
  • Springfield
  • 08-28-18

Found a new author I love

This book is such a great heart felt story. This story captivated me right from the start. I found myself listening while cooking dinner, washing laundry, riding in the car. Any opportunity I could listen, I did. I love the narration, Sarah Puckett makes the story come to life.
Thanks Gia for writing such a great book!

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Excellent Story!

This story had me sucked in from the very beginning. The chemistry between Megan and Garrett was super hot and exciting. The love and compassion Garrett showed Laney was absolutely adorable. I loved this book and the narration was spot on!

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Wowza!

I review a lot of books and audiobooks and it pleases me when I find a gem. This was that! Let's start off with the narration - I'm picky with my narrators so at any time if they take me out of the book...I'm out. I didn't do it in this book! I found Sarah Puckett to be soothing when she needed to be and to switch characters when she needed to. She enunciated but didn't overpronounce her words - some do that and it bothers me. She always had emotions that matched the book. I really enjoyed that. Overall, I thought she did tremendously and am checking out her other work.

Now, the storyline - I will NOT be giving anything away. This is a book that kind of took a turn that I didn't expect and it was amazing the way it's told. I fell in love with the characters and I love little Laney and I loved Garrett. This is a book where you will feel every single emotion - you will get angry, you will cry, you will be happy and sad, but you will also feel tremendous completion at the end. It's a journey that you'll want to take no matter how much you know it'll hurt. I don't think I've ever rated five-stars for all and this is one of those books. You won't be sorry you read it!!

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If you stay I’ll make you mine

Meghan Campbell thought she had it all, in the beginning the man of her dreams, a nice home, a lovely daughter. Till it wasn’t, and decides to end it, but then she finds her whole life is a charade and her daughters life was almost cut short by Connor the father who was supposed to protect her.
Dr. Garrett Kristoff, has had a thing for Meghan since childhood, but Connor stole her love before he even had a chance, now he gets his second chance and doesn’t plan to let go.
He even started a journal for her with little sentimental thoughts:
“If you stay you won’t regret, if you stay I’ll make you mine”
“Relax and breathe, your right where you belong”
“Stay a While”
Gia Riley has concocted a well written story of lies, deception, and a second chance at love.
Narrator Sarah Puckett did an excellent job, how she held it together is beyond me.
Thank you both and Audiobook Addition for gifting me this audible book for a fair and honest review.

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Just ok

Good story line but... "Life changes in a blink of an eye" Blink of an eye is how fast the main character falls in and out of love.

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  • Kimberley
  • 08-21-18

Paging Dr. Garrett!

You can’t feel too badly about all of the bad things that happen to Megan at the beginning of this book because she’s lucky enough to reconnect with sexy Dr Garrett Christophe!!
Great narration— it would have been better with a dual narration to have a male voice for Garret’s chapters but Sarah Puckett did an awesome job with double duty!