The Way We Rise

The Story of Us Volume 3
Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Lee Samuels
Series: The Story of Us, Book 3
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (191 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

With Liam's fate no longer in the balance, Rory and Houston are poised on the precipice of a life-altering decision. When Rory's father arrives in California to comfort Rory and make amends, Houston finds the decision becomes much easier to make. When Houston suggests they take a break Rory thinks he must be joking. But he's not. And his timing couldn't be worse. With Houston and Rory vowing to keep their new friendship strictly outside of the bedroom, their friends and family seize the opportunity to draw out the torture and surprises, ensuring that Houston and Rory's story has an ending they'll never forget.

©2015 Cassia Leo (P)2015 Cassia Leo

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Lovely

This was a great very great series by the author. It really kept the reader on its toes because at one point the unexpected unknown who is really there. However, the last book ended great but I did expect more. I hope that she makes another book in the series. I love to read it.

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A really good series!

I thoroughly enjoyed all of Houston and Rory's story. There are rich characters and a number of unexpected happenings which I never saw coming. I really, really enjoyed this love story which thoroughly held my attention as the plot developed. This was my first listen to this author but I will be purchasing more!

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I really liked this series, but the last book dragged in the end.

This book could have have been shorter. I didn’t finish the last three chapters, but it did resolve everything and was a good read until the last of the book.

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Loved

What a way to end the series of books loved the storyline and the caraters

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Wow, so real!

This is series is definitely worth the time and distraction. Very captivating and real. I’m happy I made the choice to listen to these books since the entire series was available. Narration was good as well.

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Loved the entire series

I went into this series not knowing what to expect, this author is in my author/book challenge for 2019 and I am happy that Cassia Leo name was on that list. I absolutely loved the story of Rory and Houston. You don't often find yourself with the person you've loved since you were a kid. These two overcame some serious obstacles and it all came down to love, excepting the past and that there are some things beyond your control, and forgiveness. Both Rory and Houston had to not only get past things individually but together. I don't think anyone reading this series will be disappointed.

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Rory and Houston

I fell completely in love with the story of us! The characters were well developed and it had enough twists to keep me interested. This author was new time but I now love her work!

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Great

Great way to end this part of the series. I have truly enjoyed all 3 books. Love this author.

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Houston & Rory's epic conclusion

4.5 stars for - The Way We Rise - book three in The Story Of Us Trilogy by Cassia Leo. Every question will be answered and every issue will be laid to rest in the last book in this beautifully written, emotional roller coaster of a series. Houston and Rory are sticking to their friendship in order to let the dust settle on all the emotional turmoil they have experienced. Whether or not they ever become more seems to be what every one around them is hoping for.
Rory is initially at a loss with what she wants to do since her book is gone, but her father creates a very heartfelt and meaningful job for her by opening a center in Hallie's name to help other girls in need which is one of many steps to make amends for all that has happened over the last seven or so years. Houston is back at work in the brewery (Barley Legal - best name ever by the way) doing what he can to maintain a sense of normalcy while he and Rory forage this new path.
Everyone around both Rory and Houston rally together to finally get these two where they need to be and it's nothing short of spectacular. In writing only Ms. Leo can deliver these characters blossom before your very eyes throughout the series. We are left with a beautiful love story of two broken and scarred individuals that healed with time, tenderness, and lots of love. Then just when you think that's it there is a fantastic epilogue that is told from multiple POV's that delivers on all the questions. This is one series you don't want to miss.

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Rises to the Top

Good pacing, a solid plot and nothing boring about any part of this story with all the twists and turns. And of course, now we get to the HEA. Be sure to start with book one! This love story shouldn't be missed by any contemporary romance reader. Cassia Leo writes characters with emotion which is why she's a go-to author for me. You know youre getting a story with depth. Add in the quality narration and her books on audio are a great listening experience.

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  • 08-16-18

Great love story with many twists

This is a great love story part 3 in a series which highlights so many of life’s important lessons. Not being a patient person I found some of the lead characters behavior frustrating at times an$ a bit selfish.