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After the painful divorce from her husband, Reina Amari, wealthy mother of two, has lost her sense of self. No longer wife and homemaker, she feels low, lonely, and purposeless in her huge mansion in the Hamptons.

Her life suddenly changes when she meets Belle, her new pool technician, who brings back feelings long forgotten. Her emotions conflicted, Belle roars into Reina’s life like a storm; the calm waters now a thing of the past, and Reina has no idea how to deal with the situation. 

Single mom Belle Rodgers services pools during the day and works for Hamptons’ Escorts a few nights a week. She loves giving her female clients the only thing their rich husbands can’t provide: an unforgettable night between the sheets. Belle’s number one rule is to not get emotionally invested, but when her secret crush Reina books her, that proves to be a tough challenge.

Between their differences in lifestyle and Belle having a less than conventional job, nothing is simple and they struggle to fight their undeniable chemistry. Can Reina come to terms with her sexuality? And can Belle find the trust to open herself up? Storms are beautiful, but they can also be destructive....

The Next Life: a sizzling collaboration from best-selling romance author, Lise Gold and erotica author, Madeleine Taylor.

©2021 Lise Gold Books (P)2021 Lise Gold Books

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This was such a great story about self discovery later in life. The conflicts were not as bad as I had expected being that one was an escort and the other one a wealthy heiress. There love story was great and very steamy. The only thing that I would have wanted was to have Abby Craden read read the part of Belle instead of Reina. This is not to say that Tessa Stavers was bad since she did a great job narrating but all steamy scenes should really be reserved for Abby since no one can do them quite like her. All in all, I recommend this one.

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Love it!

This book was amazing! I loved both of the narrators and the story was interesting, funny and sexy!! Definitely recommend !!

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Romantic & sexy sapphic romance…

This was fantastic. Reina is feeling very lost post-divorce and with her children having left the nest. Enter Belle, Reina’s new pool tech that she can’t seem to keep her eyes off. Belle is also an escort by night and I was so happy with how that fact was handled by Reina. Read the blurb for a better description but I thought this was a beautiful sapphic romance between two single mothers at different stages in their lives. There was also a decent amount of sexy time written extremely well.

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One of my favorite books of the year!

The Next Life was one of the best I've listened to this year, and I've listened to (and read) alot of books. The characters were dynamic, the story was sweet with heat, and the voice performance was every bit as good as I expected it to be. This book is going into my "listen again" file for sure.

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Sexy, beautiful story

i loved this story from beginning to end! The double narration was different but I enjoyed it. Any book with Abby Craden is going to be fantastic! The MC's were likable and believable. Sex was hot and well written. Def adding to my relisten list!

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Love this book

Not enough drama, but a lot of hot sex which covered it. Loved Bell, who has no age. Narration was excellent by both narrators.

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Engaging Story!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A depressed and isolated new divorcee takes a journey of self discovery as she hires a female escort, who is also her pool girl. Reigna is immediately smitten with Belle, much to her surprise. And Belle, the escort, is also smitten with Reigna. They navigate what they think is attraction and watch it develop to something more. Narrators Abby Craden and Tessa Stavers are fantastic in moving the story forward. Lise Gold and Madeline Taylor have written a gem. Definitely a good read!

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Loved it.

Dual narrators took a bit of getting used too. Abby Craden has such a rich beautiful voice that the second narrator seemed flat. Fortunately she grows on you and by the end of the book it was very helpful to separate the two different characters.

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Love the book!

I’d read this before the audiobook came out and was uber excited Abby was one of the narrators. I ABSOLUTELY assumed she was Belle before listening because Abby’s voice is made for that type of character and was surprised when she was not! 🤦🏽‍♀️ It’s still a good performance by both narrators, I really just wish the roles were reversed. Still a great book and worth a listen!

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A lovely romantic story with a couple of unexpected twists. I enjoyed this story immensely, the characters were sweet. The two narrators I love in their own rights but became confused at times between the two main characters. None the less a very sweet and at time hot romantic story set in the Hamptons.