Once in a Lifetime

  • by Jill Shalvis
  • Narrated by Annie Green
  • 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sometimes wrong is oh-so-right!
After a wrenching loss, Ben McDaniel tried to escape his grief by working in dangerous, war-torn places like Africa and the Middle East. Now he's back in his hometown and face-to-face with Aubrey Wellington, the hot-as-hell woman who is trouble with a capital T. Family and friends insist she's not the one to ease his pain, but Aubrey sparks an intense desire that gives Ben hope for the future.
Determined to right the wrongs of her past, Aubrey is working hard to make amends. But by far, the toughest challenge to her plan is sexy, brooding Ben - even though he has absolutely no idea what she's done....
Can this unlikely couple defy the odds and win over the little town of Lucky Harbor?


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Would you listen to Once in a Lifetime again? Why?

YES! Annie Green did a fantastic job narrating this wonderful story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Once in a Lifetime?

I don't know if I can pick just one memorable moment. This was a story of a woman trying to make amends for things she had done when she was younger and a man coming to terms with his lot in life, so there were several. I think though. If I have to pick one, it was when Kendra, a 5 year old girl spoke to Ben for the first time. She was abandoned by her father and her mother and grandmother had both died. She was living in a foster home when Ben met her and her twin sister, Pink. Ben had gotten her father back in the picture, and when Kendra fears Ben is going to leave, she talks to him. It was simple, sweet, and a tear jerker.

Which scene was your favorite?

I think my favorite is when Ben finds out about Aubrey's list of people she wants to make amends to. Ben is on the list and Aubrey does not want him to see it or know about it. Ben holds it up and away from her and she grabs his shirt and twist his chest hair. It was funny and I found myself laughing out loud and rewinding to hear it again.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I think it was a concept that really moved me. Aubrey, and the town, feel that Aubrey is selfish and mean spirited person. But it seems to me that every thing she has done to the people on her list was due to some injustice she is angry about. I loved her. She is strong and funny, and has sharp wit. The best thing about her is her capacity to care hidden behind her bitch attitude. She is great.

Any additional comments?

I love a romance with humor. Jill Shalvis always gives a lot of that with her romance and I was so glad to hear Annie Green bring it life with spot on timing and how she took on the characters and made them real. She is a perfect fit for Jill Shalvis's writing style and I hope they pair up again with the next story in this fun and wonderful series.

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- Cindie

Once in a Lifetime

Love, love, loved Ben & Aubrey's story. Can't get much better than a Jill Shalvis novel!
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- jan capstick

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-18-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio