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That Was Yesterday

The Yesterday Series, Book 2
By: HJ Bellus
Series: The Yesterday Series, Book 2
Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
4 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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One call. That’s all it took to change everything. The sweet voice on the other end of the line delivered a blow I never saw coming. Fighting for our country’s freedom and staring death in the eye was nothing compared to this news.
 

History has one hell of a way repeating itself. Kate Wilson’s voice didn’t waver once as she turned my worst nightmare into a reality, and her words weaved a cruel poetic justice.
 

I hadn’t been back home in over two years. Once I pulled into the one-horse town, I was greeted by the gorgeous blonde.
 

Kate extended her hand and offered me a warm smile. The connection was made. The innocent beauty has no idea that she just flipped my life upside down.
 

She’d unearthed secrets that can never be buried.

©2018 Limitless Publishing, LLC (P)2019 Limitless Publishing, LLC

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History doesn’t have to repeat itself

This is an amazing book about family, especially the family we make for ourselves.

Felt so many different emotions in this one. It was a great book about Max. And it was wonderful hearing about Jessie and Jules and their family in this next generation book.

Loved that Kate was so persistent in locating Max for Finn. Loved how Kate, Max and Finn became a family. Loved how given a chance Max doesn’t let history repeat itself.

Narration was great, but I did have a bit of an issue when it flipped back and forth in time. But it worked out.

Hopefully this series continues because I’ve loved it so far.

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That was Yesterday

In this book we get to see how Max has done after losing his mom. After Kate contacts Max about his son he never knew he had. He has to fight his demons and return home. Lots of ups and downs emotions. Did enjoy Kate and Max getting their HEA.

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Second Generation

Loved that this is a well blended story following up with the second generation from Jess and Jules! Poor Max has a run of crappy luck until Jess steps in and fills the void!
Narration lacked some emotion and at times the female had a hollow sound to the background noise... kinda bothersome at some
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Beautiful emotional book about family

This was a great book and a follow on to the prior book in the series, Yesterday is Gone. You don't have to read the prior book to understand what is happening but since the other couple features pretty heavily in this book, it would probably add to your enjoyment

While I really liked the story I do think that it was a little confusing during the first few chapters (maybe it would be less so if I was reading the book. However, in the beginning, the past and present intertwined a bit as Max relived his horrible childhood prior to becoming the foster son of Jules and Jessie, the characters from Yesterday is Gone.) It might have been best if she noted when the scene was taking place. and the narrator read that so that we were aware.

It’s heartbreaking how much Finn suffered because his mother is addicted to drugs and an awful mother (and an awful human being, as demonstrated throughout the book). In fact, Max was also a victim of a poor childhood, with a bad mother, and it showcases his strength that he were able to overcome his pasts to become successful. However, how they suffered made their repaired relationship wonderful. There is some angst, with some mean characters but the resolution was well done and it was a heartwarming story.

The relationship between Max and Kate was sweet. It was pretty much insta-love with both feeling appreciation and love for each other and Finn. At the end, there was a difficult part with a bit of violence but at the end of the story, the love is definitely felt between the couple, the couple and Finn, and the whole family as a whole. I loved the 2 epilogues as well. I hope that the follow up book is about Cody getting his HEA!

I received this book from Audiobook Obsession and this is my unbiased review. The narrators were great at telling the story and playing each character perfectly. I usually find many narrators get a little too cutesy when playing kids but these two did well and they added to the story emotionally. I enjoyed listening. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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Searching for more

This story takes you on a wild emotional rollercoaster ride. Max has been through so many trials for his young age. I think the beginning was a little confusing, as the author told Max's story through flashbacks of high school and college. Also, I was surprised that Max didn't seem to even attempt to help Allie with her problem, since they were together for so long. I loved that Kate was such an amazing teacher and wasn't afraid to fight for her kids. When Max and Kate meet and spend time with each other, you can almost feel the pull between them. Yes, it was pretty much instalove, but I was mad about them getting together. The ending felt kind of rushed and the "suspense" was like BAM and it's over. I enjoyed the epilogues, they made me super happy :)! I felt the narration was by Heather Edwards & Mark Whalbeck, was just ok.

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Something was missing

While I loved that this story is the Son of the couple from the previous book, and we get a look at Jesse and Jules. I dislike how the author does not mark the flash backs or expressess how much time passed while I have a mild Idea by the age of the kids confirmation would have been helpful.

This however didn't hold me back from having to finish this story I just needed to know what had happend with Max, and I loved the ending with its HEA, this is a stand alone but if like me you lisned to book one it'll be a treat to find this single dad we meet as a teen in the previous story.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 08-02-19

Great emotion in this book

This book had me in tears. It’s such a lovely storyline of a child’s resilience at such a young age. As sad as it is this book shows that it can be turned around and have a HEA. Great narration.

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  • Terri D
  • 07-03-19

The story continues with the next generation

This book is about Max. The young man that Jessie and Jules took in from Yesterday Is Gone. Max is all grown up and has done his tour in the service. When a teacher named Kate gets in touch with him and tells him he has a son his world is flipped upside down. He is thrown back into his tragic childhood and he is determined his son will not repeat what he went through.

Kate is Finn's teacher and she is determined to help this little boy. When she finally meets his father she has no idea where her future will take her. Her love for Finn is quickly spread to his father.

Heather Edwards and Mark Whalbeck are great at Max and Kate. Their voices match the age range of the characters and they produce the emotion needed for the story. I loved listening to them.

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I received a code to listen and review this audiobook. I loved the story and this series. It is 5 stars for me and I highly recommend it.

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  • Gillek2
  • 07-01-19

Max and Kate!

Max had endured a childhood that no one should have to. It wasn’t until he was in high school that he learnt what the love and support of family was when he was taken in by his high school coach Jessie and his wife Jules. He went on to pursue a college football career but felt unfulfilled so he joined the military never expecting what he left behind.

Kate is a kindergarten teacher who would do anything for her students. One student in particular has stolen her heart and she can’t let his home situation continue so she contacts Max even if it means losing the job she loves.

This is an emotional story about love, family and new beginnings. There was no denying the connection between Max and Kate but if they are to have a future together they must first deal with the past. I thought the narrators did a great job of brings the characters and emotion of this story to life. 🎧 AudiobookObsession🎧

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  • Cindy
  • 06-30-19

That Was Yesterday

I loved this story. It takes you through so many emotions. It is sad because there is drug addiction and child abuse in this book but it is heartwarming because there is a beautiful love story with Max and Kate and a happily ever after ending. Kate is such a great character. She is so kind and compassionate and went out of her way to help her student, Finn, even though she broke the rules and put her job in jeopardy. Max was pretty great, too. He saw himself in Finn and wanted to save him just like he had been saved as a child. I had never heard of HJ Bellus before this book so I have not listened to book 1 in this series but I definitely plan to so I can get the backstory on Jessie and Jules.

Heather Edwards and Mark Whalbeck did a great job bringing this story to life.

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