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Publisher's Summary

When Carter is killed in combat, he leaves behind his heartbroken wife, Avery, and his shattered best friend, Remy. Naturally, these two wounded souls gravitate together, irresistibly drawn by the loss of the one they both loved, as well as their deep friendship with each other. But when that friendship starts to turn into something more, new problems arise.
Will Avery be able to move on after losing the love of her life?
Will Remy be able to fill the void left by the loss of his best friend? Or will this new chance at love cost them all they have left?
©2014 Jude Ouvrard (P)2018 Jude Ouvrard
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5 out of 5 stars
By Magic of Books Promotions on 02-28-18

The audio was just as beautiful as I imagined

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REVIEW - ✯✯✯✯✯

I volunteered to review this book without any promises about the review (the rating or the posting).

I’ve read Jude’s books in the past, including this one. I fell in love with Avery and was so excited to hear her words in her “own” voice. The audio version was just as beautiful as I imagined it would be.

The following is my personal opinion and thoughts about many aspects of this book and its author.

COVER: ✯✯✯✯✯ - I’m unsure if Jude wrote the characters based off the models, but they are exactly how I felt they should look. I’m so happy to see Jude didn’t do the typical 1/2 naked embracing couple as some authors would have for a contemporary romance. This cover matches perfectly due to the emotions and inner thoughts by the main characters. Congrats!

PLOT: ✯✯✯✯✯ - Avery is a retired soldier and newly married woman who deals with the separation from her husband, Carter, and their best friend, Remy. While overseas Carter is killed in action in front of Remy. Both Avery and Remy share the grief and heartache that comes along with the loss. However, Remy harbors a long kept secret that under any other circumstances would’ve gone to his grave. How will they both cope with the loss and the soon to be discovered knowledge that Remy has loved Avery for years?

WRITING STYLE: ✯✯✯✯✯ - Being French Canadian, Jude’s second language is English. However, you would never guess since her style outranks many authors out there. She isn’t overly descriptive in settings, but she definitely makes up for it in the emotional department. She makes it very easy to love and hate her characters.

CHARACTERS: ✯✯✯✯✯ - Avery is so easy to fall in love with. She’s sweet and caring. Having been in the military for years, she’s become more comfortable in army fatigues than in dresses. Through this book Avery is put through a roller coaster of emotions while learning how to live a civilian life. It’s easy to laugh and cry when thinking about her.

NARRATOR: ✯✯✯✯ - I’m only giving Reagan 4 stars because I’ve read the book prior to it being an audio. I had it in my head how the emotions surrounding Carter’s death should sound like. Unfortunately I didn’t truly believe Reagan’s performance. I’m unsure if it was actually her performance or just because I had it so highly built up in my mind. But, unfortunately it did lack for me. Don’t get me wrong...Reagan was awesome in the changing up with the different characters and is truly gifted. And the rest of the book was extremely well executed. I will be looking for more books narrated by her.

Remy is the second main character. He’s been Avery’s best friend for years. He’s loyal and willing to do anything for Avery. After the death of Avery’s husband and his best friend, he helps her to pick up the pieces while also grieving. His strength of character and caring nature is something that Avery needs to help her move past Carter’s death and learn to live again.

OVERALL FLOW: ✯✯✯✯✯ - The overall flow of the book was relaxed and inviting. I loved Reagan’s take on all the characters. She definitely was able to bring them to life as I had always hoped (since the first time I read the book).

If you are looking for a book with heart and soul-breaking emotions...well I highly recommend you grab your own copy. And be ready for a couple ugly cries in there too.

Under no circumstances was I approached by the author to read or review this book. I offered without any agreement or promise for any compensation. I am voluntarily giving my opinion about this book. My only affiliation with the author is that I am a fan and want to support by reading and posting this review of my own free will.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Virginia on 02-01-18


I am sure my heart was ripped out of my chest. It got put back in by Jude. Carter was deployed only two days after his wedding to Avery. Carter and Remmie and Avery were best of friends. They shared a strong bond. When Carter was shot, he asked Remmie to take care of Avery, then died in his arms. Such a heartwarming story. Narration was great!

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