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Unsteady in Love

Holden and Prue
Narrated by: Lia Holland
Length: 5 hrs
Categories: Romance, Military
4 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Everything I thought he wanted was a lie....

I kept loving Holden Montgomery, even after he walked away, shattering my heart into a million pieces. 

Now after four years, he's back on my doorstep…pleading for forgiveness and my hand in marriage. 

He asked for time and I vowed to try, but now he was half a world away, deployed with the Marines.   

Tragedy strikes, causing Holden to return to me half the man he was before. Now I'll have to decide if it's worth risking my heart for a second time, or if our chance at happiness has passed.

©2019 Harlow Layne (P)2019 Harlow Layne

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  • 08-26-19

Prue💘Holden! Fantastic Story & Listen🎧 Heartfelt!

I loved everything about this book from Harlow Layne’s writing style to the storylines and characters she created. The story grabbed my attention right from the start and held it to the end. This book is the 3rd book in the “Fairlane” series but my first and I thoroughly enjoyed it as a stand alone. I adored the characters in this book, especially the two leads, Prue and Holden. They were a couple in love who had plans for the future, setting off to college together. But those plans never happened, Holden disappeared with no explanation. Fast Forward four years, Prue just lost her father and Holden shows up to offer his condolences. He wants to explain what why he had to leave but she does not want to hear it, does not think she can get past her broken heart. He does not give up and she hears him out, she also tells him how her life did not go as planned either. I loved how their story played out, how he came up with a solution that wold work for her knowing it would work for him as well. While he did not handle things back then well I liked the choices he made at the time instead of the alternative, he thought he was doing the right thing and sacrificed his own happiness doing so. But he is back to undo the wrong he did and hopefully make things right for and with Prue. I loved that they go a second chance, I also loved that Prue stuck it out for him when he tried pushing her away. This is a wonderfully moving story, it is emotionally charged at times and there is plenty of drama, angst, some twists all leading to a great second chance romance. Harlow Layne, thank you for this great story and the emotional rollercoaster ride.

I listened to the Audible edition, Lia Holland is a terrific narrator and voice performer. She brings these characters to life, gives each their own voice and personality. She does a great job projecting the emotions of the characters and the drama of the story into her performance. Lia Holland is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for this great listen🎧

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Good read

Pru and Holden were high school sweethearts until Holden suddenly disappeared. Years have passed and Holden is back home and about to be deployed, but his love for Pru is still the same. Can Pru forgive Holden?  Will they get a second chance at love?

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Not as wowed as others

Everyone loves this book! They say the love story is amazing! I, on the other hand, was bored and exasperated by Unsteady in Love. I repeatedly found myself rolling my eyes: would it REALLY have happened like this? So unlikely. Two people so in love in high school that they anticipate spending their whole lives together (and we've all either lived it or witnessed it), and then, bang--nothing. All communication terminated. This book takes place in our contemporary world, not the 19th century. And don't get me started on the silliness of so many of the Germany-supposedly military-based plot lines. Countless details throughout the book were absurd, as were the two main characters' continual flip-flopping between emotional commitment and disengagement. And the actual conversations often included saying the other's name; we don't do that in real life. (Not from the book, but imagine: "I think this is a good place to touch me, John." "I do, too, Mary." "I'm glad you suggested it, John." -NO! in intimate conversations we either omit names or use terms of endearment!!) Then there were the actual physical encounters, especially their first REAL one - and again, it seemed (to me, at least) totally unlikely and in fact rather off-putting. I can't go into graphic details in this review, but it did not involve the primary fantasy most (women) would yearn for after years of drought. For the first time they're physically intimate in years? Maybe the guy's primary fantasy, and maybe number two or three on the woman's list, but for their FIRST time together again? Then there were the tiny, but absurdly wrong details: a total stranger appears and sweeps up his mistress and the dog does/says(barks) nothing??? So, for those with more patience and tolerance than I have, this is a wonderful love story. Two young people love deeply, get separated, face challenges, and at long last, find happiness together again. With a dog! I requested and received a complimentary copy of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving this review. The narration was fine.

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Second chance romance

This was a sweet second chance romance.

High school sweethearts, Pru & Holden had the future planed out, but life had a different plan.

Once you get past the typical tropes (Holden leaving without world, Pru being heartbroken and unable to forget him, her losing her father etc...) the story grabs you and you root for them to find happiness again.

The road to that isn't easy, they have to build trust again and believe that this time around they will make the right choices for the both of them.

The narrator did a good job bringing those two characters to life.



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I LOVED IT!

I absolutely loved it! This book caught my attention from the very beginning and held it throughout the entire book. The narration was superb and gave the story that extra flair! The author did an excellent job with the character builds and plot. This was my first book by this author but definitely not my last. I look forward to reading more books by this author! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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All the feels

I was hooked as soon as the story started. So many emotions and the narration was awesome. Very heartwarming story. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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Sweet story

I loved that this was a second chance romance that talked PTSD. That's all I'll say about that but it well written. I loved the characters, both main and secondary!

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  • Nat 🎧AudiobookObsession
  • 09-17-19

Unsteady in Love

This was the first narration i've heard from Lia Holland, but she does an amazing job, the emotions pours out of her and you feel everything so much more. I love Harlow Layne books, and this was one of her best. It is raw and heartbreaking, Everything that Holden and Prue (especially Prue) go through to make it. Can't say how much I loved this book and performance.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 09-12-19

Absolutely fantastic

This book is brilliant! I loved the characters and the chemistry between them. It’s a heart wrenching story with lots of ups and downs. Lia really gives herself to the performance. Highly recommend.

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  • Roni F.
  • 09-08-19

Raw Emotion

"Unsteady In Love: Holden and Prue," was a love story waiting to be told and it was very beautifully in this book. The arthur; Harlow Layne, words seems so real to me, like raw emotions. I felt like I was living the words that I was hearing. Harlow writing is 5 Stars for sure.

Poor Prue had enough traumatic events happen in her life in such a short period of time and now with Holden wanting her forgiveness, it's just to much.

Holden was assistant on being there and winning Prue's love back. And, with there being the trials and tribulations, and a surprise question; that she definitely didn't expect, changed everything for both of them.

With Holden's confession of still loving her, Prue knew deep inside she never stopped loving him. I think anyone who loves a great love story, this is definitely one you want to listen to. Maybe even twice as I did.

The narrator Lia Holland was AWESOME definitely worth 5 Stars by herself.

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  • Sara
  • 09-01-19

Great mix of some fabulous genres!

Let me just tell you that I have been noticing Harlow Layne’s books lately. I think it’s her covers and the titles, or perhaps it’s both. Really I don’t know but when I downloaded this book, I realize it was the same author I’ve been eyeing on Facebook. The look of this cover is gorgeous. I love the colors, the look on the people’s face on the cover. Well, I was excited to dive into Unsteady in Love. It turned out it was a great second chance story with a bit of friends to lovers plus some military sprinkled in. Really, I have no resistance against them!

Unsteady in Love was narrated by Lia Holland. I feel like she did a great job. It’s the first time I’ve listened to her narration. I like it a lot. She brings a lot of feelings and heart to her voice and the emotions in her voice are very strong, vivid almost. I’d happily listen to more audiobooks with her narrating.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 08-21-19

A little of everything I love!

Harlow Layne gives an emotional story to Prue and Holden, one that has a little of everything I love in it. They are high school sweethearts, torn apart. Holden unexpectedly picks up and leaves without a trace, breaking Prue's heart. Now years later, he has returned, and is about to be deployed. With a suggestion that is out of the blue, these two are once again bound together. And when tragedy strikes, will their lives and love be able to take it? Layne gives us history, friends to lovers, second chances and an incredible military romance all wrapped up into this beautiful love story. Parts are written through letters and emails, only accentuating the lives of a soldier and how relationships deal with their distance. It's wonderfully written and easy to get lost in.

This is my first Lia Holland narration, and I loved her voice. She is a perfect fit for this story. She delves into the personalities of all the characters, each has their own voice and it flows with ease. I enjoyed her performance.