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I expect my best buddy’s wedding to be a bust until the beautiful bartender asks me if I could use something stiff. Trust me, “getting something stiff” is the least of my worries. 

One touch of Jade’s silky-soft hand, and there’s a zing, just like in the movies. Somehow, I find the magic words that make her mine for the night. 

This one-night stand has second date written all over it. 

And, just like that, I have the whole world in the palm of my hand. It figures that right when I meet the girl of my dreams, karma drops the other shoe. 

A fantasy-come-true infatuation like ours can’t last. Can it? 

Don't miss this swoony friends-to-lovers romance.

©2016 Claudia Burgoa (P)2022 Claudia Burgoa

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A Beautifully Moving Story! Fabulous Narration🎧

This is a wonderful romance novel, the story swept me in right from the start, not only grabbing my attention and captivating my attention but tugging on my heartstrings the entire time. Claudia Burgoa is a gifted author, her characters and storylines are realistic, easy to relate to and connect with. The complexity of the characters and the world building is amazing and so is how she made these two work for their happily every after.I adored the two lead characters, Hudson Drago and Jade Vance, though I may have yelled at them a time of two. The two met at a wedding, his best friend, Brody’s wedding, oh and that best man speech, absolutely loved it, and she is the cousin of the bride, Claire. There was an instant attraction between them, and it led to a steamy and memorable night together. She had plans studying and traveling abroad and then roaming the world for the foreseeable future with no plans of settling down. Hudson is finishing his studies and building a career in tech, but he can not get Jade off of his mind and despite not exchanging numbers, he gets it anyway. They correspond with each other via texts and then calls, getting to know each other while building a friendship, both with hopes of one day being more than friends. But life and obstacles get in the way, making it a bumpy journey for them. I loved how this story was told and plotted in a way taking us through the years, starting in 2003 thru 2016, it took them that long to find their reason, well it took Hudson that long and it almost cost him everything that meant something to him. Kudos for Jade for standing up to her convictions. This is a beautifully written and beautifully told romance, there is plenty of drama, angst, lots of heartfelt emotions, some heartwarming and some heartrending ones too, as well as some hot and steamy loving. Claudia Burgoa, thank you for this amazing story and emotional rollercoaster ride.

🎧📚🎧 And for the fabulous narration, Claudia Burgoa chose the perfect cast to bring her characters and story to life. Jason Clarke and Lidia Dornet are superbly talented narrators and versatile voice artists. They had a complete understanding of the characters they portrayed, giving each a voice that is a perfect fit to that character’s persona, sounding believable and just as I picture the character to sound. Lidia Dornet played Jade’s role with perfection, grasping her every emotion and had you feeling every single one, Jason Clarke did the same for Hudson. Both were great at performing the roles of the secondary characters as well. These entertaining storytellers are a pleasure to listen to and their narration enhances the story to another level. Thank you for another exceptional listen!

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  • 04-06-22

Almost did not finish

I almost did not finish this book. I did not care for the book at all. The only part of the book that was worth my time was the ending, but still it was hollow. I'm not a fan of the female narrator, and Jason Clark wasn't as good as he is in most books.

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  • 13-05-22

Emotional, great narration

Finding My Reason is a very emotional, heart wrenching and intense story. It was hard to read/listen to this book because there is so much anguish, misunderstanding and unwillingness to bend.

I found myself frustrated with both Jade and Hudson but understand them standing their ground.

Jason Clarke and Lidia Dornet do a fantastic job with the narration. They bring so much emotion and depth to each of these characters.

I received a complimentary copy and I am leaving my honest review.

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  • 05-05-22

A Beautifully Moving Story! Fabulous Narration🎧

This is a wonderful romance novel, the story swept me in right from the start, not only grabbing my attention and captivating my attention but tugging on my heartstrings the entire time. Claudia Burgoa is a gifted author, her characters and storylines are realistic, easy to relate to and connect with. The complexity of the characters and the world building is amazing and so is how she made these two work for their happily every after.I adored the two lead characters, Hudson Drago and Jade Vance, though I may have yelled at them a time of two. The two met at a wedding, his best friend, Brody’s wedding, oh and that best man speech, absolutely loved it, and she is the cousin of the bride, Claire. There was an instant attraction between them, and it led to a steamy and memorable night together. She had plans studying and traveling abroad and then roaming the world for the foreseeable future with no plans of settling down. Hudson is finishing his studies and building a career in tech, but he can not get Jade off of his mind and despite not exchanging numbers, he gets it anyway. They correspond with each other via texts and then calls, getting to know each other while building a friendship, both with hopes of one day being more than friends. But life and obstacles get in the way, making it a bumpy journey for them. I loved how this story was told and plotted in a way taking us through the years, starting in 2003 thru 2016, it took them that long to find their reason, well it took Hudson that long and it almost cost him everything that meant something to him. Kudos for Jade for standing up to her convictions. This is a beautifully written and beautifully told romance, there is plenty of drama, angst, lots of heartfelt emotions, some heartwarming and some heartrending ones too, as well as some hot and steamy loving. Claudia Burgoa, thank you for this amazing story and emotional rollercoaster ride.

🎧📚🎧 And for the fabulous narration, Claudia Burgoa chose the perfect cast to bring her characters and story to life. Jason Clarke and Lidia Dornet are superbly talented narrators and versatile voice artists. They had a complete understanding of the characters they portrayed, giving each a voice that is a perfect fit to that character’s persona, sounding believable and just as I picture the character to sound. Lidia Dornet played Jade’s role with perfection, grasping her every emotion and had you feeling every single one, Jason Clarke did the same for Hudson. Both were great at performing the roles of the secondary characters as well. These entertaining storytellers are a pleasure to listen to and their narration enhances the story to another level. Thank you for another exceptional listen!

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  • MissConduct4
  • 21-04-22

I went through an entire box of tissues!!!

One of the most "perfectly imperfect" love stories, EVER! Jason Clarke and Lidia Dornet unequivocally knocked it out of the park. The gut wrenching, emotional rollercoaster ride that last couple of hours thoroughly shattered my heart over and over again. Then the way Jade and Hudson each came to their epiphany moments about the other, broke me in the best way possible. Claudia did not disappoint and put my heart back together in a beautifully messy and unexpected way. Love isn't always tied up neatly with a bow or all smooth sailing. Not just romantic love, but our love for friends and family too.

The supporting characters were brilliant and had such depth that you couldn't help falling in love, or hate, with them as well. The complex family dynamics and childhood trauma suffered by each MC played a huge part in their past and present throughout the book. The roadblocks thrown at them, be it their own internal dialogue or from outside forces, created utter chaos. Complete with misunderstandings, miscommunication, confusion, and crossed wires that made me want to throw things. That's a huge sign for me that the author understood the assignment!

Don't worry though, there's lots of steam and humor to go around. I so hope we get Libby's story. She and her daughter, Heather, were my favorites outside of the MCs. Their banter and constant ribbing of Hudson had me laughing to the point of tears. So, grab that box of tissues because you're going to need them one way or the other.