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Summary

Make no mistakes about it. I know what I look like to others. Young, government-aided, pregnant mom. They see Lucy on my hip, and they see a mistake. I mean, why else would someone have a child so young, right?

They couldn’t be more wrong. I’m too busy most days between parenting, work, and finishing up my last year of nursing school to let their judging gaze tear me down, until he moves into the vacant house next to the apartments I live in.

His cold, blunt observation of us doesn’t differ from any other stranger. He doesn’t know me, but he’s already painting a picture of who he thinks I am in his mind. He judges my very round belly, Lucy’s inability to leave him alone, the bags under my eyes, and the fact that I couldn’t care less what I look like anymore.

He’s a rude guy. Stays that way for months, too. Then, something happens, I’m not even sure what.

Judgmental Guy decides Lucy and me - as well as baby Eli, are worth his friendship. Turns out, Judgmental Guy isn’t too mean. Okay, he kind of still is. But he graduates to Elijah. I build an unlikely friendship with him which deems it necessary for him to start smiling around me and my kids.

I’m wrong again. Elijah isn’t rude. He’s terrifying. His strange acts of kindness are unraveling me.

Elijah is only my friend. Right?

Oh, fudge. I think I’m wrong. Again.

Single mom slow burn romance.

©2019 Michelle Gross (P)2020 Michelle Gross
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  • Categories: Romance

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Heartwarming

The story itself was very heart warming and I’m a sucker for a HEA. There could have been way more drama though…

The audio was okay although it would have been better with a female narrator or better still male and female since the chapters switched between the two characters. With it being a male narrator it made the love scenes all the more awkward considering they were always written from her perspective. It was pretty cringey in places.

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Hadley & Elijah!

Every once in a while, there is a book that grabs you by the heartstrings and holds you there the entire listen. This book is one of those. It's a feel good romance, with a little bit of angst and a whole lot of love. Hadley is a single mom, with a young daughter, Lucy and is very pregnant. Doing her best to provide for themselves, she is working and going to school to get her nursing degree. When her daughter picks a fight with a tattooed, motorcycle rider over a bag of chips, we know things are going down! Elijah hits it off with a bang when he fights with Lucy over chips. And now this young family is stuck in his system. Will he be able to win them over? This is my first Michelle Gross listen and I can't wait to hear more from her. This story caught my attention from the start. Big, broody man, hardworking mother and a child that had me laughing kept my interest and stole my heart! Their story is real, and the circumstances too frequent. I enjoyed their journey, the slight taboo of their age gap and the true love between the kids and Elijah! It's a wonderful listen and makes me want more from Michelle Gross.

Christopher Solon is the storyteller for this story, and he gives a fabulous performance. He finds the perfect voice for each character(amazing at Lucy!) and creates their personality true to the story. I enjoyed his narration as I usually do and always look forward to hearing others books from him.

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Fudging Brilliant!!

Right off the bat, I’d like to say, I received this free for an honest review, which always makes me nervous. I shudder at some of the drivel out there. Fortunately, This was a good one, Phew! This ticks all the boxes when it comes to my romance tropes, Single parent drama check, set in the American South, check, check with a precocious 3-year-old, and then you throw in a Piggly Wiggly?? Sign me up!!
Narrator Christopher Solon is a seasoned romance narrator but, this is my first listen of Mr. Solon's work, and yeah, he did a good job. I loved the voice that he used for Lucy. He made the transition from male to female/ child faultlessly with good differentiation, and his comic timing gets a strong thumbs up from me. This is a solo narration and an easy listen. I did this in one sitting. I will most definitely listen to his work again.

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Loved it!

One Percent of You is a wonderfully written, slow-burn romance. The storyline is realistic, sweet, heartfelt, funny, and an absolute delight to listen to. The characters are marvellous and super appealing; it was easy to become invested in them. Hadley is a strong-willed but overwhelmed pregnant single mom to Lucy, struggling to work full-time while attending nursing school. Elijah is a grumpy, cynical tattoo shop owner with a body covered in inked art. They are two neighbours who once judged each other and made assumptions based on appearances and lifestyles. When they meet and get to know and become more involved in one another's lives, they ultimately fall in love. Hadley and Elijah's story and connection felt genuine, and I enjoyed every moment of it.

Christopher Solon did a spectacular job with the narration. His depiction of the character's personalities and emotions was flawless. He brought Gross's words to life and made the story even more enjoyable. All in all, One Percent of You was a terrific listen, one I'm strongly recommending.

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a great listen

I did so enjoy listening to Christopher Solon. He made the characters and story come to life. A pleasure to listen to.

This is a very enjoyable book to listen to. We start off with a slow flame as two opposites fall for each other. A single mum , working hard and a man who seems hard and judging her.

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brilliant loved,loved this book

thank your Christopher for your narrating brought every second of this fudge sorry to the brink. I would recommend this book and looking forward hearing you in other books x

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I love it!

What I like the most was the way the characters build a believable relationship that grows slow, but steady. It's difficult to find single mom novels with a realistic mom towards her love interest, but here is well done. The drama was really mild, there isn't much angst either. What we get is a slow burn romance with opposite attracts. I have to say it was cute to imagined that big man all soft for his new kids. A disclaimer though, the hero starts off a real jerk. But it's part of the beauty of his development.

Christopher Solon is a new narrator to me and I'm really glad to know his work. All the characters were distinguishable with unique voices, even the little Lucy. I like the way he played with the emotions during the scene, making everything more believable. He does all the right pauses and his pacing is good, also his voice is amazing to listen.

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  • Kimberly
  • 12-12-21

Oh my GOD BLESS AMERICA!

I LOVED THIS BOOK SOLID 5 star listen!
Great narration
Fantastic story
THE MOST ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL IN THE WORLD!
The audiobook was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review and out of all my gifted listens this would have to be my favourite.

I cannot rave more about this book. Lucy made me laugh my head off and also made my heart ache at her sweetness.

Mr grumpy/miss sunshine troop with hard hitting life experiences. You will not regret picking up this book with its fantastic HEA.

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  • Char Chaffee
  • 17-06-21

Loved!!

I really loved this book! It wasn’t the typical romance novel and I adore stories about single Mom’s who have to work so dang hard and get no recognition. This was a wonderful story! I want more and more! The narration was nice too!

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  • Virginia
  • 13-05-21

Heartfelt!

Michelle has written a fantastic story that is so true for many couples. It has all the emotions! It had a lot of humor in it that made me smile!
Chris Solon brought out all of the characters emotions with his narration! This is the first time I have listen to him, but it won’t be the last.

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  • Heather B.
  • 13-05-21

I absolutely loved Elijah and Hadley’s story!

I listened to this book in two days and Ioved, loved, loved this story. This may be a slow-burn romance, but it’s by no means clean either. The sex scenes are extremely well-written and hot! Elijah is a the owner of a tattoo shop, covered in tattoos. He’s surly with a mean disposition and a pessimistic view of people in general. Hadley is a single mom, pregnant with her second child. After throwing out her loser boyfriend and father to her children, Hadley is just keeping it together as she works and goes to nursing school on top of raising kids.

When they first meet, it’s not love at first sight. Both of them make general, biases assumptions based on appearances. But as neighbors, they begin to learn about each other. Love grows between them, but Elijah also begins to love the children in a way he never expected, as he learns to embrace family life.

This story very well written, and the narration is excellent. Michelle Gross wrote a story that feels completely real and engaging from the prologue to the very end. Christopher Solon’s narration helps craft the story. His incredibly gifted voice brings female, male and child characters to life. I found his interpretation of Lucy, Hadley’s daughter, was smart, funny, and bluntly honest as only a real-life four year old can be.

Highly recommend!

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  • Luv2Read
  • 02-04-21

Compelling Story

Great narration with a remarkable use of tones! This fantastic audiobook is about 2 very unlikely characters that slowly become friends after an unfortunate(fortunate) beginning. Trust is slow in coming but worth the wait.

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  • Amy
  • 08-09-22

Heartwarming

I loved the book so much that as soon as I read the e-book, I bought the audiobook and paperback. At first I was thrown a little by the fact that there’s only a male narrator, BUT he did a fantastic job narrating the MMC, FMC, and especially little Lucy’s voice. I’ll definitely be re-listening to this book again in the future. Loved it!

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  • Amanda
  • 21-07-22

Such a sweet story!

This was a slow burn but it was so worth it! I loved the characters and was sad to see it end. The narrator was perfect for this story.

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  • Rosalyn
  • 27-06-22

Unexpected!!

I really liked this book. I had to start and stop because I didn't really like the narrator. When I got to the part where Lucy and Elijah met I couldn't stop listening. There was very little drama. This was a story about a snob of a man getting over his preconceived notions and finding love. This was also a story aboit a single mother learning to trust again, stand up for herself, and deciding that she deserves happiness.

I loved it and it was totally sweet.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-02-22

Loved this story, not the right narrator

I absolutely LOVED this story, couldn't put it down, but the narrator was sadly all wrong. I ended up finishing it on my Kindle. Such a sweet, low drama story, highly recommend!

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  • Melissaahh.
  • 28-08-21

Storyline is meh, narration was even worse.

The narration was super cringy and hard to listen to, especially during sexy parts.

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