• Stay Awhile

  • By: Gia Riley
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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Stay Awhile

By: Gia Riley
Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
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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
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance

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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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unique story

I personally loved this book. I thought it was quite unique in it's plot. I thought the characters were great. Some you loved, some you hated but either way, they made you feel. I was riveted and could not put this book down. The 2nd half of this book more so left my emotions in a tailspin. I sent more than a few rage-y messages as i was reading just trying to process my feelings and the story. That is the sign of a great book to me. I would LOVE to see this expanded on to see a 2nd book. I normally write reviews right away however this one took me a while to process my thoughts. What an ending!

Narration: Sarah did a fantastic job of narration. The narration itself was clear and a pleasure to listen to. The editing was clean and well done. I had zero complaints.

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I highly recommend

This is one of them most emotional stories I’ve listened to. I’m listening to the story and it’s going along as a heartbreaker. Megan’s life is sent into a whirlwind when her family is in a car accident. As she faces what she has ignored she makes life changing decisions that cause her mental anguish. Circumstance causes her to interface with Garrett and things proceed from there. There is just so much to this story that I went from issue to issue only to find out the ending is a total emotional gotcha. There are few authors who can pull off this sort of story but this author does so successfully. I have enjoyed other of her stories and she is one to follow. I will recommend this book and I don’t do so to many. I received a free copy of this story and this is my voluntary review but this story is just so good I’d have had to take the time to write a review no matter what. Also since this is the audio edition I have to also say the narrator, Sarah Puckett did a very believable job. A narrator can make audio books come to life if they do a good job and she did a great job here.

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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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omg I couldn't stop listening

I absolutely loved this book. There were so many curve balls but was amazing. Sara did such an awesome job narrating.

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I am speechless!!!

When I got to he end of this book, after reading about all of the boys Megan has taken over the course of this story, needless to say, I was taken aback by what happens! I was so not expecting that!!

Megan walks into her home after being away, to find all the lights on, another woman in her kitchen, and her husband and daughter nowhere to be found! Once she discovered they were at the emergency room... she tells the woman in her kitchen to leave.. she races to find her daughter. This day begins a journey she never would have imagined... one that devastates her. Garret is a friend from high school, her daughters surgeon. He stays by her through all of the hits she takes from that day forward.

This story rocked me. One of the guys this woman suffered might have ended someone less strong. Megan just keeps moving forward. This is such a wonderful story! There are so many twists and turns in the story. Garret is a fantastic person and is just what she needs when she needs it!

That ending though. You’ll never see it coming!

#Sarah Puckett... enough said!!! I love her voice!

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I feel like all the positive reviews must be fake

I was rolling my eyes when I was listening to this book. Meghan whining constantly, the dumb surgeon talking about his obsession with Meghan and Leine who is the most annoying child in the world. Poor choice of words to describe the same situation . Whoever this Gia woman is clearly she is not a real author. She repeats the same words over and over. Waste of money and time

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Great performance once again for Sarah!

Sarah delivered a great performance on this one, delivering both POV's with wonderful ease and emotions. This one was full of feels and really hit you in the gut. There were times where I struggled to sympathize with the main female character as she was so wishy washy and didn't treat the male MC the way that he deserved. She had been through a lot, but some of her decisions left me shaking my head. Overall, a good book that was performed beautifully.
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  • KR
  • 06-01-20

So many emotions

This book was so good! So mad, sad, happy, very unique. A def re-read x10

Sarah Puckett is always amazing!

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super sweet story

I loved this book. This was so sweet and I loved the narrator. I love Gia Riley and I listened to this in one go. *Audiobook Obsession Reviewer*

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  • Dawn Fuhrman
  • 06-24-20

One hell of a rollercoaster ride

Gia Riley knows how to get her readers to board that emotional rollercoaster. This is one ride you will not want to miss. This book has so many realistic struggles that I easily related to Megan. A cheating husband, a daughter in the hospital and one stupid mistake, has turned Megan's world upside down. As Garrett pieces her daughter back together, he also pieces her world back together as well. This is a second chance romance, that is not an easy road. Megan has so much baggage, she cannot focus on anything else. Garrett has a heart of gold and has never lost his love for Megan. This romance wrenched my heart and slowly healed it as well.

Sarah Puckett brought this story to life. Sarah brought out all the emotions through her performance and I felt them all right along with the characters. Sarah has an easy to listen to voice. She is always consistent with her characters and makes the story easy to follow. I get so lost in her narration that I feel as if I am a part of the book.

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  • Delia Chavez
  • 05-15-20

Unexpected!

Wow, this book pulled me in. It was a really touching story that had a lot of twists and turns I found myself surprised at every turn. This is a book that I will stay on my mind for a while. Sarah Puckett did a perfect job with this book. 🎧 AudiobookObsession

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  • Janet V.
  • 04-30-20

Emotional Listen

I really enjoyed it! Gia Riley made me feel emotions! Which isn’t easily done with me. She did a fantastic job writing it!

Meghan goes through it! Lies, deceit, the ultimate betrayal. This story has it all! I love Lainie! I always have a soft spot for the kids! She’s so bright for being so young.

I honestly don’t think what I write will do this book justice! Just listen to it! You won’t regret it!

Sarah Puckett did a fanfreakingtastic job narrating but that’s no surprise! She’s phenomenal!

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  • Marie
  • 04-06-20

Loved it!

Beautifully written and Narrated whats not to love!
The story takes you through a rollercoaster of emotions brought out more by the great characterisation of both writter and narrator. I spent 8hrs and 7mins enthralled!

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  • R. Simons
  • 03-19-20

Loved it!

Megs goes through a lot in this book, from finding a woman in her home when she comes home after a trip, her daughter Laney being involved in a car accident and learning her marriage is a lie, her life is thrown into turmoil. There were lots of twists and turns.

Megs, Laney and Garrett, were brilliant characters, particularly Laney who had the gift of the gab and would just blurt out whatever she had heard which made Megs blush several times in front Garrett. Garrett was caring and let Megs take the time she needed, never pushing her.
A great second chance romance, this is the second Gia Riley audiobook I have listened to and really liked, I need more!
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  • grafxgrl
  • 03-10-20

Awhile is a long time...

I really wanted to love this book. I think this one would have been better read instead of listened to. I think this is a great story of 2 friends finding their way back to each other as more than friends this time but I just could not connect with the characters. Maybe it was the narrator? IDK but I stopped listening even though I wanted to know how it all turned out for them. Just couldn't hold my interest enough to get to the end.

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  • Mom Seeks Smut
  • 03-08-20

Emotional Rollercoaster!!

An emotionally written rollercoaster full of drama, heart ache and pain and the sweetest love story. I absolutely adored this stand alone romance and it’s characters.

Sarah Puckett has become one of my utmost favorite narrators. She brought this audiobook to another level!

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  • Marcelle Ellis
  • 02-21-20

A twist to end, wow

This love story was a great childhood friends that became lovers later in life. You want Garrett and Lanny to be together through out the story, but when the big twist is revealed you may have some questions. This was treat to listen to and I just love Sarah Puckett in all she does.

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  • Lynnz
  • 02-19-20

Awesome and Exciting Story

I received this audiobook free, as an Audiobook Obsession Reviewer, for an honest review. WOW!!! This story was awesome. I couldn't stop listening. The author brought the listener in and didn't let go. The turmoil of Meghan's life, with it's ups and downs was explosive. What a magnificent story teller Ms. Riley is. Sarah Puckett is an excellent narrator and did a fantastic job with the characters, their personalities and the story. I look forward to more stories by this great author. She has me hooked on her stories.

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  • Jaime Reynolds
  • 02-17-20

Fantastic story and narration

Sarah did an amazing job narrating this fantastic story. She conveyed every emotion the author poured into each character and I was hooked from the first chapter. It will capture and pull every emotion out of you and the storyline will keep you on the edge until the end. This is a must listen that will stay with you for a long time.

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