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Unstable

Narrated by: Brooke Bloomingdale
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (241 ratings)
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This Story Is Seductive

Publisher's Summary

After eight years, Henley Calvert is headed home. Back to the family farm and small town she left behind, never to be thought of again. Too much regret and shame to bear. But she's the only one left to see to her family's legacy, so she must return to Ashfall and face all the ghosts that haunt her.

Gatlin Holt, the family farmhand, awaits her arrival, and lends a hand - in more ways than one. He reacquaints Henley with the lay of the land while helping her heal her soul with a new outlook on life. Yet every time she thinks some peace may be within reach, Henley hits another roadblock. The biggest of which is Keaton Cash - her childhood nemesis who owns the farm next door.

And no, it's not a love triangle. That's impossible when Henley's heart is closed, incapable of love.

©2016 S.E. Hall (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Keaton F*cking Cash!

This was an amazing joy ride! My first book by S.E. Hall and it definitely won't be the last. This is a very enthralling love story about a boy who meets his true love at 10 years old and holds fast to his commitment to her through time and life's ups and downs. This is such a well written story with flawed characters and plot twists that in the end seem like a straight line. There were surprises throughout that kept me hungry for more. All I can say is that I want me a Keaton F*cking Cash -- are they handing those out somewhere?

Brooke Bloomingdale did a fantastic job as the narrator. I was feeling all those emotions with Henley and Keaton -- the laughing, the crying oh and all that hot loving. Another enjoyable listen by BB.

Absolutely worth a credit and multiple listens.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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SIMPLY RIVETING.. REGRETS, REDEMPTION & LOVE

What a life-changing journey S.E. Hall has just taken me on.. through the heartache, regrets, loss, self-doubt, guilt and shame.. to then emerge on the other side renewed, regenerated, whole, sane.. and very much loved. There's depth to the storyline and the character growth that Henley went through was nicely paced as she lets go of the past, forgives herself and begins to live again in the here and now. Because there's a happy future ahead where she's not alone, where she's contented and where she's very much loved by her man.

After eight years away Henley returns to her childhood farm where bitter-sweet memories bombard her, familiar smells stop her in her tracks and a bucket full of regrets weigh her conscience down. However, she must persevere because Henley has her estranged Mother's funeral to arrange and a farm to run.. but a new friend is waiting to help her on the farm, guide her to make the right choices and offer her wise words of wisdom and encouragement. Gatlin won't be the one to steal her heart, that's reserved for Keaton,. but he is important and will help Henley write her own HEA ending.

Keaton Keaton Keaton.. Keaton f'ing Cash was Henley's childhood nemesis - his farm was next to hers and from the age of 10 a feud bickering developed between them that would last through her school years and until she returns 15 yrs after their first meeting. But Henley soon finds out that NOTHING was as she thought, years have been wasted and Keaton would turn out to be her rock, her salvation.. and her HEA.

What a well-written and delicious unfurling of a woman's struggles as she comes to terms with her life, the losses she's had, the years of assumptions she once made, the mistakes she has to own up to, the wonderful life she could have if she forgave herself.. and the forever kind of love that was always hers for the taking. Each scene was captivating, the characters felt real, the hero was a swoon-worthy sexy possessive yet supportive Alpha, the chapters flew by, the romance was beautiful and slow to develop, the passionate sex scenes were worth waiting for, there's some humor and the hero's impassioned words of devotion were heartfelt and raw. S. E. Hall has managed to weave angst, drama and a nice twist into the storyline too. Told from Henley's POV (except one important chapter towards the end which was from Keaton) and the narration that brought it all to life was just perfect.

Worth a credit? Yes, it was moving, addictive and emotional as Henley and Keaton are helped by Fate and Destiny to get a second chance to get it right.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Mixed Feelings

I have mixed feelings about this one. The book was ok. Male character was just too flawless. Do you really get men like that? Maybe that’s why it is called fiction…. The end was a revelation however. I really did not see that coming. Other than that, not bad, I still enjoyed the book and the narration.

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Great Potential That Fell Flat

The author could have removed 6 to 8 chapters of unnecessary filler in this book. That's my complaint.

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Contemporary western romance.

This is the first story I’ve read by this author! S. E. Hill and I guarantee you this will not be the last time Either!! This was a very well thought out romance! This is definitely a cowboy romance not my genre generally but I thoroughly enjoyed his story. Neighbors who met each other when they were seven and nine and had a running battle of supposedly hate but in truth that is where the first stirring of love between the two. Henley and Keaton. Henley and her identical twin sister are separated ever buy a tragic accident. And this fractures Henley’s mind so much so that she is put into a mental hospital for several years and never talks to her mother again. However several years later her mother passes away and leaves her the family farm. So she is forced to come home to bury her mom. She also comes home to Keaton her arch nemesis. Beautifully told Story you’ll love it

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Best Book if the Year!!!

OMG!!!! This book!!! This Guy!!!! I can’t even....
The things he does!
The things He says!
He is a bulldozer for sure! But Da-yum! He does everything in the best possible ways. I seriously wish he was a real person. I would call “dibs”. His relationship rules?!? I can’t help but smile among my tummy flutters. Can anyone say Alpha?
There are “feels”!
There are ups and downs!
Its chock full of love and loss!
And it’s the best dang book I have listened to in a while!

I LOVE the Epilogue!! On top of this amazing book we get a outstanding Epilogue! This is easily one of my favorite books of the year! The story is top notch and the characters are simply wonderful. The narrator, Brooke Bloomingdale, did great on all the different voices. This is a definite book I can listen to over and over and I highly recommend. Especially if you love an over the top alpha male. A smart and strong female with nothing to lose and her lovable pooch.

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Worst Heroine ever. What a *itch.

Heroine ruined the story for me. she was a complete *itch and a-hole to Keaton. Hated her of all heroines ive ever read about and thats saying something, ive read about 1000 books. Her personality is worse than the crack head mother to the emotionally or physically abusive mom to the mean girl. a woman who continuously disrespects and treats a man like crap after all that Keaton has done does not deserve him. She fights him everytime he does something kind for her. she is a true child. the narrator and the rest of the book was great. gave story 2 stars bc of the heroine.

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I LOVE SE HALL BOOKS

This is the last SE Hall book I have to listen to, and I need more! I have loved every book so far, and this is no exception. I am always fascinated to read books where people make decisions I would not.

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Wow, amazing story.

I absolutely loved this story. It had the ability to make you smile and cry. What a beautiful love story about 2nd chances and forgiveness. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a story that can suck you in and has a few surprises in them that you never saw coming. Also the narrator did an amazing job she read with emotion in such a way that it didnt seem like she was reading but telling the story.

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Unstable

You know you have read a great book when from the first chapter you are captivated. This book had everything. I laughed and cried and fell so much in love with these characters. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Angela ~ Jezabell Girl & Friends
  • 11-30-18

5+++ Stars!!!

Everyone needs to read this love story.

A beautiful tale, perfectly portrayed by Brooke Bloomingdale on Audible.

I'm off to try my tears!

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  • f.c
  • 07-30-17

What a Gem of a book!

This book was flawless and faultless. So pure and so giving...ahhh, I can't help the sigh. I've been reading / listening to so many books that have been leaving me a bit frustrated because they are completely ridiculous over the top or just underwhelming. Now this one...a story after my own heart, lots of laughter and tears in equAl measure, my husband had to check on me a few times because of sniffling and my kids wanted in on the joke when I was chuckling - what more can one want in a book? Well done SE Hall, like I said, faultless. Henley and Keaton! What a duo and Gaitlin --didn't see that coming! Had me in tears.
The narrator just brought it to life even more. What a performance, she definitely made the book go to another level, I will certainly be stalking the books she's narrated just for the experience she gives, whether she doing a male, female or child's impersonation - ah, divine! This is one pleased customer and I don't give my good reviews lightly!!!