• by Teodora Kostova
  • Narrated by Alexander Doddy
  • 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

I went to war, running away from myself. I came back in pieces to find out who I really was....
It took me nearly 10 years, two tours in Afghanistan, and losing a leg to come to terms with who I really am. Two years after coming back from war, I can say that I'm finally content. I'm as fit as ever, my prosthetic leg allowing me the freedom of moving and exercising as if nothing has changed. I own a small bakery in the center of Cambridge, and I have a loyal circle of friends that I can always count on.
And yet....
Yet, there's something missing. A part of me craves the intimacy, the deep connection to another human being. But another - bigger - part of me is terrified of letting anyone in.
My internal conflict didn't stand a chance when I met Jay. He stormed through my defense walls like a hurricane, wrapping around me with gentle force until I had no choice but to surrender.
Surrendering has never felt so good.
Will Jay want to stay when he sees the real me? When he sees the nightmares and insecurities clawing at my soul?
My name is Amir Gopal and this is my story.


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Customer Reviews

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A beautiful story about beautiful people

Teodora Kostova has a way of making you love her characters. This story dealt with some harsh realities that are often glossed over; either due to lack of research, or fear of screwing it up, for lack of a better phrase.

The story was sweet, with insta-attraction, instead of the insta-love I have seen in some of her other works. I usually don't enjoy those, but I have yet to find a book of hers that I have not thoroughly enjoyed.

I have never heard a book narrated by Alexander Doddy before now, but I give him a solid 4.5 stars. He really brought the characters to life, and I always love when a narrator acts out the story (coughing, yawning, etc.). It really brings me closer to the characters; making them more real, more relatable. There was one thing that keeps me from giving a full 5 star rating, though. Throughout the book, he would pause at inappropriate times; in the middle of a sentence or a thought, and that really bothered me. But, overall, excusing that, he was exceptional.

I will definitely be listening to more books by this author (I already own all the others), and if the opportunity presents itself, I will be pleased to hear from the narrator again as well.
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- Meg


I love this story, Cookies, so I jumped at the chance to review the audible version for the author who provided a copy for review.

The narrator of this book, Alexander Doddy, is a little different than other narrators I've listened to. He has a very thoughtful and slow paced way of speaking. It was something I had to get used to at first but that's not negative. It was just a reminder to me to slow down and enjoy.

Alexander brought the beautiful story of Amir and Jay to life! I highly recommend all versions of this book!
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- H. Martin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-29-2016
  • Publisher: Teodora Kostova