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Summary

From acclaimed author Camille Pagán comes a wry, heartfelt exploration of love and loss.

When struggling novelist James Hernandez meets poet Louisa "Lou" Bell, he's sure he's just found the love of his life. There's just one problem: she's engaged to his oldest friend, Rob. So James toasts their union and swallows his desire.

As the years pass, James's dreams always seem just out of reach - he can't finish that novel, can't mend his relationship with his father, can't fully commit to a romantic relationship. He just can't move on. But after betrayal fractures Lou's once-solid marriage, she turns to James for comfort.

When Lou and James act on their long-standing mutual attraction, the consequences are more heartbreaking - and miraculous - than either of them could have ever anticipated. Then life throws James one more curveball, and he, Rob, and Lou are forced to come to terms with the unexpected ways in which love and loss are intertwined.

©2017 Camille Pagán (P)2016 Brilliance Audio

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  • carli sprunger
  • 07-06-20

Sad story

Not very uplifting. I wasn’t expecting the story to take such a sad turn and regretted reading it.

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  • #EmptyNestReader
  • 29-07-19

uninteresting, boring characters

I wouldn't have finished this book had it not been the only audio book I had queued up - and I was driving.
This story was dull as were the characters. So many times I wondered why I was putting myself through it (I had recently quit The Guest Book and I hated the idea of tossing in the towel a second time 🙄)
The story is told by one of the main characters. It is flat and lifeless - and boring. I had no investment in them whatsoever. About 3/4 in tragedy strikes but the story was so dry and the characters so uninteresting that even then I couldn't bring myself to care.
Did I mention that the book was dull? ⭐️
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  • Patlakeme
  • 15-02-17

Captivating Story

This is my second Pagan book via audible and I thoroughly enjoyed it and was sad when it was over. Having not read the synopsis before jumping in, I was surprised by the male narrator but soon found myself engrossed in his narrative. Pagan's character development brings you into each character's world and I feel as though their old friends. I was unsure where the story was headed and enjoyed the roller coaster of emotions. I appreciated the method of which Pagan wove the timeline and her honesty in depicting the trials of post partum and the unique circumstances in which James finds himself. I laughed, I cried, and I recommend this book.

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  • LL
  • 10-07-22

Hard to listen

Good book but STRONGLY disliked narration - so hard to get through, enjoyed the story but the narration made it hard to appreciate

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  • Van Juarez
  • 20-01-22

So touching

I loved it. It was so sweet and did an amazing job of navigating complicated relationships and families.

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  • Kate Ford
  • 31-08-21

wonderful sequel

usually not my genre, but I was pleasantly surprised at how blown away I was

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 27-01-21

amazing

This book was very good. It brought out so many emotions as a good book should. I would recommend this to anyone.

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  • Kelsy Vaughn
  • 16-10-20

The Worst Long Time

I don’t know why I even kept reading. The book never felt like it was really going anywhere and then the character is obsessed with this woman, but falls out of love the moment she has his child? It’s so sad and annoying. So many pointless details that aren’t useful and then elements that aren’t explained. Not to mention the narrator does a horrible woman’s voice and it’s super hard to listen too. I just wish there was something good about this book but nope.

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  • Shara
  • 07-05-20

Not a fairy tail if you've been there.

I made myself finish reading this book that I started a long time ago. Why, it was interesting at first, then slow but I could not image where the author had to go with it. The last quarter has the moral to the story, which turns out to be both educational and worth reading.

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  • Jackie
  • 22-03-20

Another hit by Camille Pagán!

Enjoyed another of Camille’s books!! Engaging, happy, funny and sad. Can’t wait to read another book of hers.