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How steamy is it? Sizzling

Publisher's Summary

I thought 23 would be the year I reclaimed my identity. Ashton decided to give me a new one. Widow. A woman so cold she could drive her husband to suicide.

When Emmie Hayes' life is rocked by tragedy, she heads to New York City in hopes of finding herself again, but second chances aren't easy for a stubborn heart.

©2014, 2016 Wendy Owens (P)2016 Wendy Owens

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disappointed in this book

this could have been a sweet love story but there was way too much sex for my taste. I really don't want to know what goes on in someones bedroom...blow by blow...ugh. all the this not what I want in a book. I kept hoping these two would get married, but the didn't...guess I am old fashioned, and think marriage should come before sex. I know this is what is "normal" in today's world, but I still don't think it is right to"shack up" just because it is "what everyone else is doing. can I give a rating of zero. I will be asking my money back. I don't know why illicit sex is what some authors think is necessary. I would not reccommend this book at all!!!!!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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For the younger reader

Narration needs work. It's more a young adult novel with a dirty side.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast.com

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Lacked something?

I am a middle aged (disgusting words) listener and I do enjoy a younger ages heroine if the story is decent but some just miss the mark a bit. Caitlin Kelly, in my opinion, did not spend enough time in the back story. I realize most books do enjoy teasing you in the unfolding of events but we are told from the very beginning that Clementine was in an abusive relationship. She spends the rest of the 6 hours in the mindset of a beaten down woman but doesn't ever show the extent of the abuse to warrant it.
I did find the story somewhat enjoyable and did finish the audiobook. I guess it just depends on the listener's age group!
The narrator did a great job with the emotions and I would recommend her work.

I was gifted a copy of this audiobook from publisher in exchange of and honest review.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • DK
  • 05-07-16

I Guess Listeners Love or Hate This Bookl-Me? Love


Emmie marries her first and only love right after high school, and then life became unbearable. Her husband, Ashton, became mentally, verbally and physically abusive. One night he follow through with his threat, if she left him he would kill himself.

She moved away not able to bear all the sympathetic glances, kind words and to try to get away from the guilt.

She moved in with her mum and pursues her love of art, as far as she could with her online classes. Finally, she decided to head to New York City and finish her studies… chasing a dream she has had since she was little.

Once there she needs an eclectic group of people who insist on tearing down her walls.

Wendy Owens has written a wonderful and believable novel.

Caitlin Kelly is a wonderful performer in her narration. The cast of characters of 20 somethings and she does a fantastic job giving each one a unique voice. She is one of the few who have the talent of portraying female and male characters in a realistic sounding way.

*Given to me in exchange for my review. I have no problem recommending this to anyone who enjoys contemporary romance. The skillful writing and brilliant narration has me adding both Wendy Owens & Caitlin Kelly to my list of favorites. I won't hesitate to check them out for other work.

Note: Mature themes, strong language & violence. None of which are constant, but should be noted in case one wants to avoid that stuff.


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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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OK read

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This story started off with a bang and I was hopeful and thought it had great potential.
But from right before half of the book it was just average and predictable.

Which is sad because the message is so important and this book could have helped this issue to rise even more.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Nothing special

Have you listened to any of Caitlin Kelly’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First time from Caitlin and I will say she did a good job.
She did great with all voices she was preforming and the feeling was good through the whole book.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Not sure

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3 stars!!

I was given an aubiobook copy in exchange for a unbais and honest review.

This is a story of a trying to live with yourself when you feel so gulity that you think you only deserve bad things. sometimes the hardest thing is to forgive yourself and feel you deserve to be happy.

This is the first book I have listened/read by this author. I enjoyed the story and look forward to getting to the rest of the books in the series.


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Very touching story

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Stubborn Love. I was an emotional and touching story. The narrator did an amazing job showing the emotions of the characters. I will be looking for more audio books by Wendy Owens and Caitlin Kelly.
I was given this audio book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Stubborn Love Review...


Good storyline, although pushed the pity party a bit. Narrator very talented.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Emotional ride

--I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

This was a highly charged, emotional book as I was listening to it. Emmy, a very young widow is plagued with the guilt of her husband's suicide. She moves to NYC to continue her education which had been put on hold and finds a roommate and a hot new landlord. Initially their meeting is very cold, but as Em gets to know Colin, she finds him to be compassionate, warm and loving. She just cannot tell him about her past. She is stalked, and later finds out why this man is following her...it's a little creepy! Colin finally wins her over, but they have to go through many obstacles to get to their HEA. The supporting cast of characters in this book is brilliant. Emmy's roommate, Paige and her boyfriend(and Colin's brother) Christian both add their flavor to the book, leaving it wide open for book two and what will happen with Christian.

I have to say, I love Caitlyn Kelly. Her narrations are spot on, always have the exact inflection to bring the scene to life and her voices are good and distinguishable. She is a pleasure to listen to.

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A Great Listen

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

Overall the book had an interesting plot and kept my attention. The narrator was easy to understand and really brought the characters to life. I would listen or read more from this author.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful