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Lauren: Graham is my brother's best friend. He's always been my protector and my confident because he accepts me the way I am - and not many do. I can't imagine not having him in my life. 

Our weekend together was supposed to be a celebration. I graduated from college, Graham got engaged and signed with a pro football team, and my brother landed his dream job. It should have been the best time of our lives. Except that the weekend started with me walking in on Graham's fiancée going down on my brother. 

I complicated the situation by having sex with Graham after that, but I wanted to comfort him and, damn, when I saw desire in his eyes - for me - I couldn't say no. I've wanted him for so long. 

Now he doesn't want to see me. He says he has a darker side he needs to protect me from. 

Where do we go from here? Do I try to pretend to be his friend again or push him to open up to me and possibly lose him forever? 

Graham: Sleeping with one of my best friends was not exactly a brilliant idea. It made things complicated, and I didn't do anything that threw my life into chaos. The fiancee her brother, Jack, had stolen had been part of my life plan, one more step I was taking to be somebody. Granted, I hadn't been in love with my intended bride, but I didn't really know how to love anybody.

I survived. I pushed to achieve more. I battled my way to the top of the heap in my pro football career. I'm a total dick, and I don't want Lauren to see the side of me that would trample over anybody to work my way up in the world. 

Lauren sees me as a hero, a title I'd never gain with anybody else in my life, so I wanted to keep her sheltered from the hard realities of my life. I wanted her to continue to think I was nice guy when I was really just the opposite. 

We never should have crossed the line of going from friends to lovers. There's too much Lauren doesn't know about me, and I care enough about her that I don't want her to share my pain and the darkness.

©2018 Golden Unicorn Enterprises, Inc. (P)2018 Golden Unicorn Enterprises, Inc.

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Cheesy but sweet

I appreciated that there was an actual plotline to this novel, but was put off by the cheesiness. Many of the conversations were incredibly unrealistic and over-the-top. The narrator did a great job portraying the characters even despite the cliche dialog. Overall it was okay, not a waste of a credit, but wouldn't listen again.

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Great Story!

I love the history between the main characters and the struggles to loose the presence of the other in each other’s lives. The road of Lauren’s road to maturity and confidence is awesome, because she decided it was hers and for her. It all of it, you know they love each other.

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I love the vulnerability of both main characters and the conflicts within them and others

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So Romantic

I like a lot Ruth Cardello’s books and this one is no different. Grahan and Lauren spent a lot of time together since they were children but now is different, they don’t want to lose their friendship but cannot avoid the powerful connection between them.

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Perfect Sport Story.

Interesting medical topic being explained. Made for and interesting story. It isn’t often that Bipolar subjects are disguised.

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Graham and Lauren

This was a sweet, endearing, and heartfelt journey to go with Graham and Lauren. I enjoyed this story.
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Loved it!

I really enjoyed getting to know the characters in this book. Left me on edge trying to figure out what was going to happen next.

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Goo book. I enjoyed listening.

Overall it was a good listen. Anticipating Tyler's story in book 2 of the series

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Excellent!!

Oh my God what a book, well it had to be perfect when two of my favorite authors got together and produced suck a fantastic book! Well developed family/friendships dynamic and perfect love story! Fascinating characters that really made you feel every passion and pain on it!

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WOW!!!

J.S. Scott and Ruth Cardello are two of my favorite authors but together they knock my socks off. The story was great, the emotional punch was perfect and the timing of the plot was perfect. I WANT MORE!!!

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  • 07-01-18

Enjoyed it

Listened to it in a weekend. Lovely story. Liked narrators voice. Looking forward to sequel.

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  • 05-31-19

Loved it

Wow loved this book to of my favourite wrote it work so good together can’t wait till book 2 comes out

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  • Doubledoodles
  • 03-16-19

Seriously good

Haven't explored audible much recently but this was an amazing story to pick back up. Lauren and Grahams story was amazing, engrossing so much so that I listened in one sitting, could bring myself to stop. The narration has reignited the love for listening again. Loved the story, loved the characters, the challenging topics within dealt with simpathetically but real way. Seriously recommend this book and the audio add in is sooooo worth it.