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This audiobook was such a beautiful experience... I laughed, cried, ached and feel like I have gone through a journey with these people that I don't want to get out of. This is my first time listening to an audiobook by this author and know it won't be the last. the plotting felt very driven, but the interludes between past & present gave me so much perspective that you could not help but keep rooting for Johnathan & Kennedy. The narration was just spectacular!! I think this is my new favorite performance by Maxine Mitchell. She really went all out on this audio, not only with all the characters she had to bring to life, but the level of emotion, struggle, introspection and overall truth to how she delivered her performance seemed to me like it was effortless and magnificent. Kudos to her on brining to life this story and these characters. Joe, as always, is fantastic and he can do no wrong in my book. I love it when the male character finds new purpose and redemption through his journey and Joe Arden really brings to life those nuances. 5 Stars is not enough!!!
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I have been a fan of JM Darhower's books ever since I read Sempre and this book certainly didn't disappoint. JM Darhower writes about complicated and difficult characters yet you find them relatable.
You don't just end up loving the destination but also the journey.
Definitely a wonderful book.
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Oh my goodness I LOVED this story!
I just love a second chance love story, and this one has it all in spades.
Single mother Kennedy works as an assistant manager in a grocery store, her and Jonathan Cunningham were High School sweethearts.
Jonathan was an aspiring actor and tried his best to go to auditions and break into the industry, unfortunately it didn’t go so well for him, until Kennedy steps in to help.
She manages to get him an audition with a big director/producer after an accidental coffee spill in a cafe, and after that…….enter Jonny Cunning!
Only after that, Jonny AKA Jonathan becomes a bit of a douche and starts drinking and taking drugs, this obviously doesn’t go down too well in the home that him and Kennedy have created, and she puts up with it as long as she can, but it eventually becomes too much for her, and she leaves him, even though she is pregnant!
Kennedy goes back home to live with her dad, and Jonathan? Well Jonny becomes the next big thing, starring in a Super Hero franchise (think Batman/Spiderman big)
Kennedy sees him in all of the fancy magazines living it up and flaunting his new girlfriend, and EVERYONE loves him!
She manages to block most of it out, until they come to film his new movie in her home town, thats when the brown stuff hits the fan!
Jonny obviously knows he has a kid, but apart from sending a cheque every month, has never had anything to do with it, when i say it, i mean her, his daughter Maddie, who is ADORABLE.
The thing is, Maddie doesn’t know who her dad is, and who is her favourite super hero of all time……yep you guessed it ……
🎧🎧Narrated by the always awesome, sexy voiced #AndCock Joe Arden and the brilliant Maxine Mitchell, this book would have been a one click for me just because of the narrators, but the story was brought to life by these 2 perfect story tellers, i am awed (and a little bit in love) with both of them 😍😍