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  • Meant to Be

  • An Anchor Island Novel, Book 1
  • By: Terri Osburn
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Summary

Sometimes the next best thing is what you’ve been looking for all along….

Beth Chandler has spent her whole life pleasing others. She went to law school to make her grandparents happy. She agreed to marry her workaholic boyfriend, Lucas, to make him happy. And, despite her fear of boats, she took a ferry to see Lucas’s parents just to make them happy.

While suffering through a panic attack on the ferry, Beth meets a tall, sexy stranger who talks her down from her fear - and makes her heart flutter in the process. Soon, she has a new reason to panic: her gorgeous, blue-eyed rescuer is Lucas’s brother, Joe. But could she ever leave her fiancé for his own brother…even if Lucas is more focused on making partner than on making their relationship work…and even if Joe turns out to be everything she never knew she wanted?

©2013 Terri Osburn (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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1 st book on a series

read the second one first and it was really good. bit surprised to read some of the same bits in both books. Will read the 3rd one now, to see if she uses the same parts again.

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  • J. Beach
  • 11-07-14

Narrator ruined this book

Would you try another book from Terri Osburn and/or Amy Rubinate?

Terri Osburn - yes, if it was narrated by someone else.

How could the performance have been better?

I actually thought it was Siri from the iPhone at first... and then assumed it was a computer program. I don't even know how the narrator gets her voice to sound so monotone and computer-like! I couldn't get past it - the only reason I was able to finish the book is because I really liked the story. From now on, I'll ALWAYS play the audio sample before I purchase.

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  • Tunes
  • 06-03-17

Being fully alive!

As this story concludes, the song lyrics: ..."Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all" come to mind. A beautiful story in a beautiful setting with a mix of people who want to enjoy the beauty of life and deep human connections, while interacting with those who haven't yet discovered that vision of life.
Love the idea that sometimes life can get messy on the way to wonderful. Just cherish the gifts, be true to yourself, be as kind as you can - and let the rest take care of itself. A relationship that gives both people room to be themselves is of the essence. This story is about being fully alive. You'll be glad you spent some time here!

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  • R. Smith
  • 11-11-13

Horrible narrator

The narrartor was so bad I couldn't even finished this book. I got 2 1/2 hours in and then wanted to shove an ice pick in my ears just so I didn't have to listen to her anymore. She was flat and her voice just got on my nerves.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-02-17

Light and Believeable

Enjoyed this very real depiction of year round Island living. Interesting characters facing believable obstacles in life and love.

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  • K. Mathis
  • 10-02-15

eh ok

audible always have the best narrators. however nothing would make this book more interesting ...

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  • Rusty
  • 01-01-14

A Donut of a Romance

Like having a donut instead of whole grain toast for breakfast, sometimes it's fun listening to a light hearted (but not mind-numbing) romantic drama. Yes, some things were obvious from the beginning and the end was not a huge surprise. However the island setting, humor, and a variety of supporting characters including a lovable dog made "Meant to Be" an enjoyable escape from reality.

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  • Renaensley
  • 23-05-18

Meant to be

This book was so awesome I laugh and cried and so happy love always win at the end

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  • Jean Tyson
  • 05-04-18

Great story

was great to listen to it while I'm at work. Made me laugh & smile!

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  • virginia peck
  • 10-12-15

Happy

Just the kind of mindless romance to keep me occupied without a lot of sex descriptions or vulgarity...fairly mild...enjoyable...just what I need right now...

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  • MrsAlex
  • 17-01-14

SKIP THIS ONE IF PROFANITY IS AN ISSUE FOR YOU

What did you like best about Meant to Be? What did you like least?

This was really a fantastic story with a lot of depth. The characters were well developed, however, the language was excessive and unnecessary.

What did you like best about this story?

The range of characters. A lot of different personalities to identify with.

Which character – as performed by Amy Rubinate – was your favorite?

Joe and Sid. Joe was so quiet that he came off as kind of mysterious. Sid has the mouth of a truck driver but you can tell there's a good person underneath all the tough talk that's dying to get out. Can't wait to follow her story in the next book.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Absolutely!

Any additional comments?

I almost didn't order the second book because of the excessive language. It reminded me of being on the playground and trying to impress your friends with who had the foulest mouth.

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