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Publisher's Summary

Self-made business owner Dale McGuire has always enjoyed two things in life: women and fast cars. Now in her mid-30s, she's restless and can't work out why. Then one day a 10-year-old boy turns up, claiming to be her son, and her simple ordered world turns upside down.

Rebecca Harper bears the emotional scars of her father's crimes, and now she has two rules: never let anyone get too close and never admit weakness. Thanks to an anonymous egg donor, infertility didn't stop her from having her son Jake. Now pregnant for a second time, she's horrified when Jake brings home the woman he believes is his other mother.

When distrust turns to understanding and passion, can Dale and Rebecca, two women bound by fate, make a family neither expected?

©2017 Jenny Frame (P)2017 Bold Strokes Books Inc

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Did not disappoint!

Excellent book by an author who is fastly becoming a favorite in my repertoire! I really enjoy this book! the characters had great chemistry and I found myself just enthralled in there love story. The narrator was wonderful as usual! She really brought the characters and their emotions alive! Well written and highly recommended book!

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Jenny Frame and Nicola Victoria Vincent are a perfect match

Frame is one of my favorite authors of this genre, and Vincent makes her works come to life. As a queer woman who has listened to dozens if not hundreds of romance novels over the years, I recommend this and every other Frame/Vincent audiobook without reservation.

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OMG OMG OMG I LOVE THIS BOOK

How can I fully explain how much I love this story? I love every part of it, the ups and downs, the drama, the happiness, the love. And also the characters, I think I'll never forget them, they live in my heart now, Dale, Becca, Jake, Sam, Val, they were all unique and real.

The narrator did a fantastic job giving them each their own voice, perfectly transmitting every emotion, both good and bad. I felt everything the characters went through, like I was there with them and knew them my whole life.

I cannot recommend this book enough, I feel like I will never make it justice even if I use all the atoms in the universe to write about it. To anyone reading my meager review, do yourself a favor and buy this book, you won't regret it.

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Awesome

What a great story surprising family secrets the best happy ever after the narration was perfect with all the brogues and accents can’t wait to listen to more of Jenny’s stories

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A go to story

Love this story, listen to it over and over. I think I am a little in love with Dale.

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Good book, great narration

Nicola Victoria Vincent does an amazing job narrating this book. Scottish accent to swoon over.

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Perfect pairing

Nicola Victoria Vincent did an exceptional job of narrating this stories and the voices were so easy to follow. The characters that Jenny Frame created were a perfect pairing making the romance sizzle and the story incredibly engaging. Highly recommend!!

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Una gran historia!

Siempre Jenny Frame no decepciona! Cómo no querer a Dale con esa picardía escocesa?
Y Presenciar como Rebecca va bajando los muros que protegen su corazón.
Un factor importante es Nicola Victoria Vincent… simplemente MAGISTRAL su actuación! Ese acento escocés uffff soñado!
Altamente recomendado.

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Heartwarming

the narrator of this book was amazing I fell in love with the characters and the way how the narrator spoke and the words just came alive from the way that she read the story the book is amazing I loved it

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This is my favorite book

Love the characters, love the storyline. The narrator is the absolute best. I've reread this several times over the years.

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  • 09-27-17

Hooked

Loved the book had me hooked after a chapter. How now bought Jenny Frames entire works

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  • Essex Family
  • 06-15-21

Amazing voices, amazing story

The narration of this book is utterly superb, from childlike Jake, posh Rebecca and cheeky Glasweigan Dale, the voices truly make the characters.

Tears guaranteed as the characters develop and became really personal. The story is sweet but addictive.

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  • Deusa Liberta
  • 05-12-21

Heartwarming

I really enjoyed Dale&Becca's journey, that Jake had an active part in the story and that it wasn't angsty. I only disliked the occasional point of view from the bad guy-girl. It's a Pet peeve of mine. Other than that the narrator's different accents was also a highlight for me. They really brought the story to life.

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  • Kaz B
  • 10-02-19

Superb

I love this book and on Audible it is wonderful.
Well written, great narration and a wonderful story. I love Dale!
A super listen.

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  • Mandy
  • 01-19-18

not bad

This is my first audio book and I quite enjoyed it, not as much as reading but still. The characters were good the narrator was good with the accents. Just wondering how she knew what accents each character had. I enjoyed it all the same listening to it in my van.

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  • Carmela Mascilongo
  • 02-17-21

A witty English romance

Jenny Frame once again has written a light and witty English romance. Nicola Victoria Vincent never a disappointment, great range of accents and well interpreted.

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  • Jess
  • 01-20-21

Heavy handed, but still worthwhile

Look, narrator did a great job and the character Dale with her Scottish voice really carried the story. Probably a bit too keen to force a conventional family scene but still enough to like about it. Butch/femme trope dynamic.

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  • Amy
  • 02-05-18

This was a beautiful romance

Jenny Frame created some very beautiful characters, even the villian was so perfect they made my skin crawl! With Nicola Vicotria Vincent delivering another wonderful performance, I highly recommend giving it a go.