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A number-one best seller in inspirational romance and an Amazon top-30 best seller! 

They say it happens when you least expect it. 

It did for me. 

It started the moment I saw the simple message pop up on my computer screen: 

Cameron’s Mac: Hi. 

And when I met the eyes of the gorgeous man messaging me from across the coffee shop, I never thought my reply would lead to the most intense, sexual, and passionate relationship of my life. 

We both agreed to check our bags at the door and put our future hopes and aspirations on the table. 

It worked. 

I fell in love with his no-holds-barred attitude, sexy smirk, and undeniably good heart...and for a while we forgot about our baggage. We happily tripped over it to get to the other, neither of us willing to show the contents of our pasts in the off-chance it could ruin us. 

We built our love on a foundation of gray. 

It was life in black and white that threatened to tear us apart.

©2018 Kate Stewart (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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First book by a new to me author.

This was my first Kate Stewart book. And I’m going to say that I need to read this one to give it a better understanding. I found it hard to hear Cameron’s mac and Abbey’s mac over and over again. But I persevered and found it glad that I had because it was a very interesting story and had surprising elements that I hadn’t seen coming. It was full of emotion and had great substance. The narrative was great as well but IMO I want to read this book rather than hear it so that I don’t have to hear about whose MAC is talking. I was gifted this audiobook in exchange for my review.

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good story/great narration

This is my first read from Kate Stewart. I pre-ordered this audio read because Lance Greenfield narrates . Both narrators did a great job. The story and secondary characters were good as well. Parts of the story were even funny. I deducted a star because it felt like one book up until about chapter 20 . All narrated by Callie at this point. Then the dramatics happen. (please don't read spoilers about this). Then I finally get to hear Lance. I understand why now. But was annoyed somewhat during the first 20 chapters. This part of the book felt different. Like we are finally getting to know Cameron in the last third of the book. The first two thirds was about Abby. I would have preferred to more about him sooner, but I understand why she wrote it this way. Over all, I would recommend reading or listening. I'll seek out more by Kate, and also re-read this one as well.

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Great

Loved this love story. It dealt with some hard human experiences; loss, grief, addiction, abuse, phobias, etc. And did it in a realistic, poignant way. I liked that the characters were real with their own faults and fears but not angsty. Would read again.

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Not worth the credit

The book got annoying after a while...the story dragged. Hoping to return it. The characters are too much and fake.

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meh

there was a good twist Midway that kept me reading but some of the sex was unrealistic and unnecessary.

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Surprising!

Initially this sounded and played out like a sweet love story. Events turned surprisingly. Enjoyable!

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The Way We Coffee

I am so glad that I do not always go by what a reviewer has typed, and although I did glance one that had a spoiler, I found this book to be quite good. Great story line, characters and narration. One take away is that things are not always as they seem and what will you do with a persons truth.

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Emotion Overload!

This book has a captivating storyline that grabs you right from the start keeping you engrossed and on edge throughout the whole book!
Intensely sensuous, wrought with emotion, and so well written that I absolutely could not put it down!
I loved the emotion of the book and you could truly feel the characters through the narrators.

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Real love story

Great writing as always by Kate Stewart. I think the storyline is more relatable than her other books so a lot of people will enjoy it. I love the character building and the little twist ans turns that catch you off guard.

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Great story. Great narration. I Loved it. Kate Stewart is becoming one of my favorite authors.

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The Real - coffee, MAC chats and hidden truths

The Real, starts with a slow smouldering burn over coffee and Mac chats to a rush of new found love. But there are hidden secrets that turn this new love into absolute heartache. Forgiveness, understanding and letting the old wounds heal and reopening their hearts ensures we end with burning hot love and so much more.