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Sutton Spencer's ideas for her life were fairly simple: finish graduate school and fall in love. It would be a lot simpler if she could pinpoint exactly what she should do when she graduates in less than a year. Oh, and if she could figure out how to talk to a woman without feeling like a total mess, that would be great, too.

Charlotte Thompson is very much the opposite. She's always had clear steps outlining her path to success with no time or inclination for romance. Her burgeoning career in politics means everything to her, and she's not willing to compromise it for something as insignificant as love. Fleeting, casual, and discreet worked perfectly fine.

When they meet through a dating app, it's immediately clear that they aren't suited for anything more than friendship. Right?

Contains mature themes.

©2020 Haley Cass (P)2020 Tantor

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Thank you audiobook gods

This book has had a special place in my heart since the first time I read it months ago. From the first read I fell in love with gorgeous, driven, trailblazing Charlotte, who swears she’s impervious to love; and sweet, adorably awkward Sutton, who knocks down all Charlotte’s walls just by existing in the world as a “beautiful, bright ray of redheaded sunshine,” as Regan calls her. I’ve probably read their story 3 or 4 times by now. It’s hot, sweet, poignant and at times surprisingly tear-jerking. All-around entertaining. So when I saw that an audio version had been released with LORI PRINCE, one of my all-time favorite narrators voicing it, I basically swooned with excitement! They could NOT have found a better narrator to bring out all the tones of this book, from the sexy to the playful to the emotional and inspiring. This was a joy to listen to. Thank you, audio gods, for pairing wonderful writers with wonderful narrators.

One little thing of note to my fellow Americans: politics and politicians feature largely in this story, and it’s a bit of unfortunate timing for this release considering the current dumpster fire of a political climate in our country right now. I am referring to the juxtaposition of the world Cass builds here to that of our distinctly charged reality. From the Obama erasure (in favor of Charlotte’s fictional grandmother, the “first [white] female president of the US”) to the Trump erasure (not nearly as bad a thing IMO, but still distractingly noticeable), to the fact that the biggest issue being faced in the “Those Who Wait” political/social landscape is the continued homophobia among politicians and their constituents (rather than things like BLM movements and - oh I don’t know - A PANDEMIC) this book feels like a very out-of-touch representation of the time and place it’s meant to portray in the US. It’s enough to pull you out of the story just a little at times, or at least that is true for me. So maybe just be aware of that (if you’re like me and potentially distracted by that kind of thing) and go with it. You will not regret it. :)

10/10 recommend! Lori Prince is a gift!

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Not for me

Too much late adolescent young adult angst for me personally. This book has good writing and an excellent narrator but the story was just not for me. Perhaps I have reached an age where I am not able to connect with these characters, or perhaps the story seemed so unrealistic to not draw me in. The entanglements around a dating app parents and good friends just seemed over the top. If you want a good listen with a lot of sexual identity angst, fear of being publicly outed, and plots associated with political families then I highly recommend this book. The characters are likable and there is engaging dialogue. I wanted to like this book. I would try another book by this author. It is not that I think this is a bad book; it simply wasn’t for me and I never got into it.

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Just Buy It!

Ok y'all, so love me a good lesbian romance, and have over 75 of them in my audible library. When looking for my next listen I was as hesitant as others when I saw the length of this one. I read over the reviews though and saw so many say it's the best, a favorite, a top pick for them. So, naturally I ignored them and got When You Least Expect It first to make sure I would like this author (as I already know Lori is my jam). Cass didn't disappoint and as soon as I finished that book I got this one.

Ladies, the reviews were right. Yes this book is long, and yes it's now a favorite if not THE favorite of my collection. I felt like I was watching a series or movie...so much character development, supporting roles, and background. It keeps you so engaged. I wouldn't consider myself super emotional, but I found myself reacting to this story...laughing while jogging in the park, crying while listening in bed (making my poor wife think something was wrong). Sutton is so lovable and sweet and I've known people like her... adorably clueless. Charlotte I connected more with as she's more reflective of my personality....and them together is perfect.

Cass, you've got it all going for you. If these first few books are any indication of what's to come in the future, you've got nothing but success headed your way. Congrats.... I look forward to your next read.

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very long but so worth it

First book by this author. I thought it was way too long and they were many chances to end it but... the story may have not been as strong. I loved the story so much. I loved this book so much. I loved the writing so much. and can we talk about how awesome Lori Prince is? amazing she was/ is. the sex scenes are so steamy and hot. I loved loved this book!

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Friends to lovers?!

I was hesitant to listen because it was so long. But, I am so glad I made the purchase. This is by far my favorite book. Sutton is awkward and nervous, and Charlotte is confident. The perfect friends to lovers story line, that actually made me cry in parts. Please follow up on their story line.

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Some of my favorites, love, politics and good friends..

I’ve actually read this book a few times now and the follow up book,I enjoyed Sutton and Charlotte love story. Lori Prince doing the audio is a perfect match. Honestly when I saw the length of the audio, I thought Forever and A Day was going to be included. Even though that’s not the case, just makes me look forward to another audio coming in the near future.

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Great story. Awful narrator.

Loved the book, the characters, their struggles. However, the narrator nearly ruined it for me. The voice for Charlotte was great. However, some voices are very out of character - for example, Sutton is a graduate student and valued assistance in literature at a prestigious university. Yet Prince's narration lowers her to a petulant brat rather than an accomplished student. At times the voices were so cringe worthy that I bought the Kindle book and used text-to-speech to listen to it.

I will read anything by Haley Cass but PLEASE consider a better narrator!

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Terrible narration

Book was okay. Narrator NOT. I will not buy any audible book featuring this narrator.

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Swooon!

What a romantic, slow burn audio book!

Haley Cass is going to be huge in the lesfic genre! I absolutely loved this!

Lori Prince was once again amazing! She has great comical timing and can tell the heck out of a story!

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Could not love this book more!

This is my new favorite book! Finished then immediately started it again.
I love this author so much and since Lori Prince could read me the phone book and make me happy, I can't love it more.

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  • Ashleigh Binder
  • 04-02-21

My new favourite

Those Who Wait has just become my favourite wlw novel. It managed to break my heart but also managed to put it back together again! Haley Cass loves the characters in this novel and it does shine through in the writing. That, paired with Lori Prince's amazing narration, has made me fall in love with the characters too. I think I will be re-listening to this masterpiece in the future, for sure.

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  • beata
  • 04-23-21

sweet but annoying

The story is quite sweet, but the narrator voice was sometimes annoying. Not the best.

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  • Rebecca Howard
  • 04-10-21

Couldn’t get enough!

Loved this book so much. I fell in love with Charlotte and Sutton and their story. I couldn’t get enough I had to listen to it again straight away and also bought a paperback copy of the book and the follow on Those Who Wait: Forever and a day.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-31-21

Best ever

I really liked this book. Good feelings and people. Great narrator and I'm just waiting for the next book from this writer

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  • carey
  • 08-07-21

love the story

A great story, but hard to listen to certain parts due to the tone used. overall worth listening to.

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  • JJ1
  • 07-13-21

those who wait

loved it. reminds u that is patience and kind but also that it takes time to develop and for to realise that they are inlove with you

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  • Rebecca H.
  • 06-14-21

Amazing!

This book is genuinely one of the best books I’ve ever heard. It had me laughing and crying. The characters are amazing and the story is so gripping. I wish I could erase it from my mind so I could hear it all over again!

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  • lc
  • 05-08-21

Fantastic

Absolutely brilliant story I couldn't stop listening,Hayley Cass is a fabulous author I've enjoyed both of the available audio book's,Lori Prince brings the book to life as she always dose looking forward to more from both.

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  • EmmaC
  • 04-20-21

Loved it

Perfect combination - a great book, read by an amazing narrator. This kept coming up as a recommendation, but it took me a while to get to it - I wish I could enjoy it afresh all over again!

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  • Jade
  • 04-20-21

Loved it!

I was some what apprehensive due to the length of this book but found myself going back to it when looking for the next book to listen to. Biting the bullet I purchased it and I did not regret my decision, I have loved this book from start to finish. I only wish the next book was on audible so I can continue listening to this story! I have loved both characters especially Sutton the sweet innocent shy girl who I all think we can relate to once in a while, her braveness to speak her true feelings, and the emotional roller coaster both characters go through. If your not put of by the length I highly recommend! Lori Prince as usual did an awesome job at narrating I have listened to many books thats she narrated and have loved them all.

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  • Rowella
  • 03-10-21

Great read

The story was great, the way the characters relationship developed into something positive. Could listen to Lori Prince all day, beautifully read and kept me wanting more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-28-21

love this book!

I often find these types of books unoriginal and unable to hold my interest, I have read many many books within this genre and there is only a handful that I genuinely enjoyed, and this is one of them. Engaging, characters that I truly enjoyed, and a storyline that keeps you interested the whole way through. I highly recommend this book. Well done Haley Cass, I will most definitely be keeping an eye out for more of your titles.

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  • Linda Marea
  • 09-13-21

I hated this book…

And tried to return it but audible wouldn’t let me. I feel a bit miffed. I buy at least a book a week and should be treated like a trusted customer.
Really disappointing Audible.

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  • Sam
  • 07-28-21

Great book

really enjoyed the story, it has excitement, romance, sex and a feel good story line

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-06-21

loved the book, loved the story ..but..

I honestly loved the story and the book .. the narration even .but one of the main character voices.. it was a bit strange to hear from time to time.. not all the time..just randomly. I still like it a lot. ♡ and will recommended it

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  • Willow
  • 02-07-21

loved it!

A great breezy story and the reader did such a wonderful job in performing it.

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  • Jodie
  • 01-17-21

Mixed feelings...

Great story, however the performance was almost unbearable. Maybe its a cultural thing, but I felt that the tone used for the characters made them seem a lot different then the story is trying to convey and almost un likable I really struggled to stay for the entire story, but am glad I did however I do wish I had of just read the book.

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  • Inkbass
  • 12-10-20

Loved it!

heart warming story. wish they make this to a movie its so romance. if only the second book was already in the audible book. I love listening enjoy the story between sutton and charlotte.

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  • Amanda Sprigg
  • 11-22-20

Great read

I love this story....at times I was in tears .....great character formation throughout....really look forward to reading more of her work.