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The Longing

Narrated by: Lynn Devereux
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (57 ratings)

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Sydney is haunted by her past.

Raised by a strict, religious family, she was sent to gay conversion therapy as a teenager when she was caught kissing a girl. Now only 19, she's trying to start over with a new life and a new name, but you can't escape the past....

Caroline is the most stunning woman Sydney has ever seen. Every night, Sydney hears her singing from her apartment window, and every night, Sydney's heart aches with something indescribable. When Caroline offers singing lessons, Sydney jumps at the chance to be in the captivating woman's presence...but her desire for Caroline can't be hidden. And Caroline is over twice her age.

Through Caroline's gentle instruction, Sydney finds her voice again. The broken girl feels like she's starting to mend. But her infatuation with Caroline is reaching a fevered pitch....

Will Sydney lose everything if Caroline finds out the girl is in love with her?

Provocative, passionate and achingly raw, The Longing, the latest romance from best-selling author Bridget Essex, explores the unbreakable human heart in a love story that you'll never forget.

©2017 Bridget Essex, Rose and Star Press (P)2017 Bridget Essex, Rose and Star Press

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Excellent Audio!

I enjoyed The Longing. It is a story of raising yourself up, no matter where you start from. A younger woman smitten with an older woman plot. Lynn Devereux did an excellent job with the narration.

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best book Bridget Essex has written

such a well thought out book about the queer experience. I love how she included themes of PTSD, self worth, gay rejection and experiences with disapproval and violence, and at the end of it all romance. it reminds us how our society still has long to go and we can't forget that, but there is still hope.

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Surprisingly different

I love Ms. Essex novels and I’ve read almost all of them. This one is decidedly different from her other novels, but in a good way. It seemed perhaps more personal. Or maybe I’m just grateful it’s not my own story as with my upbringing it very easily could have been.

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Tortured but sweet story

Good job on keeping the story hopeful thru all the emotional obstacles. Wish she'd taken us thru a sex scene as I'm so curious how it a actually went down.

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Gave me anxiety

i couldn't finish it. Maaybe it has a happy ending or a great moral but It stressed me out too much.

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  • 03-22-18

Felt like half a story

Non of the issues were fully explored. The story finished with the massive issues being sorted in one chapter and being dragged out for 18. The very long awaited sex was half a chapter at most and that apparently cured all the issues brought up in the book, totally unrealistic.