True Love Way

  • by Mary Elizabeth
  • Narrated by Jeff Hays
  • 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Some days are brighter than others, but Penelope Finnel has been taught she can be invisible behind the colored lenses of her heart-shaped sunglasses.
Her mind is her worst enemy, and simply waking up in the morning is risky. For a kid like her, staying in bed is easier, especially when the day has come to start school in a new town with new kids who don’t understand that the clouds are not the only reason everything is so gloomy.
Dillon Decker is a typical boy from a typical small town who radiates light and happiness. Under the hovering glare from her father, Dillon leads Penelope around on his bicycle’s handlebars, hoping he is the cure to her madness.
But when friend turns to lover, and lover turns to caretaker, how much can either of them tolerate before they’re swallowed whole? A story about moving trucks and rollerblades, candy for smiles, and notes across lawns. First loves and the struggle to keep it sane. The true love way.

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Audio that shines

First the story... Mary Elizabeth wrote a beautiful book about parental struggles, childhood sweethearts, mental illness and unconditional love.

I laughed and I cried as I rode this emotional roller coaster. My favorite parts were the way Pen's dad protected her. I laughed every time he would yell at Dillon. There was a lot of uncomfortable moments as the reader is exposed to mental illness and the difficult choices that Pen's parents have to make and how much Dillon would accept.


I absolutely loved every minute of this audio. I have read the book previously and sometimes I get nervous that the audio won't live up to the written word. I didn't need to worry with this book. Jeff Hays does an amazing job, especially with how many different characters he had to portray. I was thoroughly impressed.

"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom."
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- Misty "Too busy to read as much as I'd like, Audible is the perfect solution. I'm a romance reader mostly, but can stray into any story."

An Amazing YA Love Story!

A while ago I listened to Mary Elizabeth's 'Low' and that book ended in my favorites pile! I love the writing style of this author - it's beautyful, lyrical and smoking hot! I had high hopes for 'True Love Way' and I wasn't disappointed.

This book is a YA novel about two teens starting at age 12. The most interesting part is Penelopes story, where Penelope is going through a depression. I felt depressed with her and wanted to hug her a hundred times. The book is filled with quirky and lovable characters and it's telling you, that no matter where you come from, you can have a difficult life. This is also a story about unconditional love and a strong development of a relationship over years.

Narrator Jeff Hays jumped right into my heart and became my #1 favorite male narrator. I've never heard any male narrator before who can pull such authentic female voices. I had to check Audible again to see if there were 2 narrators on this story, but no - it's only him. In the beginning of this book the characters are just kids/teens and those young voices were very impressive done. Jeff Hays can do any voice and he does many in this book. He also made me laugh out load many times because he nailed the humor of the story spot on! Thank you, for being so REAL, Jeff!

*This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.
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- Simona "Say something about yourself!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-17-2016
  • Publisher: Mary Elizabeth Literature