A Reason to Stay : Oak Hollow

  • by June Stevens, DJ Westerfield
  • Narrated by Meghan Kelly
  • Series: Oak Hollow
  • 1 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ellie loves her hometown, job, and best friend Jake. But Jake is a ladies man that will never settle down. Ellie can't stand to see him with other women anymore, so she is packing up and leaving Oak Hollow and everything she loves to start over. A night of unexpected passion makes her start to think maybe things can work out between them, until she happens upon a secret Jake has been keeping for more than a year.
Will their friendship be forever torn apart? Or will Ellie find a reason to stay? This is a special edition of the best selling novella, A Reason to Stay.

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Customer Reviews

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Enjoyed it but wish it was longer.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

A Reason to Stay felt like the last half of a longer novella. I want the beginning, the work up to Ellie moving. I would like to have learned more about Ellie and Jake.


What did you like best about this story?

I love romances where best friends are secretly in love with each other. It's one of my favorite plot lines in contemporary romances.


What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I didn't fall in love with Meghan Kelly's narration of the book. It was bad but it wasn't my favorite either. The biggest issue I had was her voice for Jake. I don't know how to put it... he didn't sound guy enough for my taste.


Do you think A Reason to Stay needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I don't really see how there could a be follow up book, since Jake and Ellie got their happily ever after and there was no other characters in the story to get their own book.


Any additional comments?

Great characters and I liked idea of the story. Just wish there was more than basically a two or three scene story. I wanted more.

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- Jennifer (The Book Nympho)

Warning! Author getting folks to write reviews

This author does this with her Amazon books - removes all the 2 and 1 star reviews and gets a bunch of folks to write amazing praise about her writing. Now she's passing audio copies out on Audible, so reviewers will feel compelled (or forced, who knows) to give her glowing reviews of her work???

Shameful! At least she can't remove my review like she does on her Amazon account!

Nothing against the narrator - just don't bother with this author's stories.
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- Hope T

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-13-2014
  • Publisher: DJ Westerfield