• by Adriana Locke
  • Narrated by Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott
  • 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

My life changed forever the night my husband died....
I was left with a shattered heart, a heap of bills, and our daughter, Everleigh. I don't want to rely on anyone, least of all Crew Gentry. He's my first love and the man who almost destroyed me, the man who has let me down every time I've needed him.
But when tragedy strikes a second time, Crew just might be my only hope.
My life changed forever the night my brother died....
I was left with a guilty conscience, a pile of mistakes and little else. I take care of Julia Gentry, my brother's widow and the love of my life, and their daughter. I know she doesn't want my help, but she gets it anyway. I owe her that.
When another disaster hits, I'm given the opportunity to make things right. I'm taking it. I'm willing to sacrifice it all.


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5 Fighting Star’s

Wow…. This book… Speechless
It’s a first for me by this author. It isn’t going to be the last because I all her from Audible downloaded.

I don’t read blurbs.. Maybe I should because I might have been prepared for what was to come? Or maybe not? Then again if I knew what I was getting into I might have pushed it down on my TBR list because the subject matter is close to my heart and I have a hard time reading about it in any form but especially kids. But I am so glad I did, because it was such a great book.

Ok I admit it I have a book crush on Crew from right off the hop. Getting to know him through the book didn’t diminish this fascination I have to ward him. I think I might be obsessed now..
Yeah I said it. We deal and move on… lmao
Even knowing how Julia felt about him, he still made it a point to come around and be there in any way she would let him. I feel for him so hard because of that. He never stopped fighting for her.

“I kiss her for every kiss we’ve missed.” – Crew

Julia, and Everleigh, these two will snag your heart and they won’t let it go. Julia is still living in the past. And who can blame her, losing her husband to be left alone to raise their daughter can’t be ease. But then to have the reminder of him Crew his brother around, she fights him with everything even if it will help her. She has a lot of pride, and doesn’t want his help but she does need it.

“You’re the first boy I ever love..” - Julia

I don’t want to give away what makes this book worth all the fighting star’s I gave it. So I will just say this.

Julia fights for herself, and Everleigh.
Everleigh is in the fight to end all fights.
Crew is fighting for them all but mostly he is fighting the past.

You won’t regret it I promise it worth the credit.

The narrator.. SWOOON Wen and his deep voice I swear I am a fangirl or something. And Kai she brings Julia to life for me, and the voice of Everleigh LOVE it.

*All my Reviews are 100% honest and my own.*
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Julia has really been through Hell, her husband Gage has been dead for 2 years now and, apart from still being heartbroken, she is a broke yet hardworking devoted Mother to 5 year old Everleigh. Julia has another problem - it is that her handsome womanising brother-in-law Crew is always coming around to see his niece and Julia hates it, resents him and she blames him for so much..... including once breaking her heart because he was her first love. But when she gets some tragic news it's Crew that comes swiftly to her rescue and makes the ultimate sacrifice for love.

The cover was powerful, the plot sounded good but unfortunately it was a very depressing look into the lives of a family unit as they got the devastating news of a once happy child as she's struck down with Cancer. There's a blow-by-blow account of the pain-filled depressive and exhausting days, the prognosis and the terrible decisions that follows. Coupled with the affect that the harrowing chemotherapy has on a little body and the heartache and emotional strain that's put on Julia and Crew who have to put on a brave face, come to terms with the events and make some hard choices. Because Crew (an ex MMA Fighter) is coming back into the Cage after his forced retirement (on medical grounds) after making an extraordinary unwavering hero-worthy decision to help and he knows it could not only threaten his health but endanger his life too.... but he is all too willing to sacrifice himself for the love of his two girls.

There is, eventually, romance, tender stolen moments and deep emotional sex scenes but the overpowering feeling of the pending loss of Everleigh or Crew..... or even both of them was very emotional, sad and not really the type of listen that I like to escape into. Coupled with this is the dual narration of Kai and Wen who I usually love and I've listened to most books they've done together but I cannot understand what happened to Wen's narration because he...... would pause at the end of sentences...... all the time which breaks....... up the flow and leads..... to annoying silences and abrupt...... endings to thoughts and conversations. And, even on double speed, this was very noticeable, frustrating and distracting.

Worth the credit? For me, because of the content, I have to sadly say NO but I can understand that many listeners will find the powerful message, the second chance romance and the two heartwarming and heartbreaking Epilogues well worth a credit. For some it's going to be an emotional, inspiring, tender and romantic 5 star listen with glowing reviews..... and that's good for them but, hand on heart, I just can't recommend this as the sucker-punches and tears far outweighed any joy so it just wasn't for me.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-01-2015
  • Publisher: Adriana Locke