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Summary

Since the death of his twin brother, Oliver’s caught between pleasing his fans and finding himself. Emery finds him first.

Emery has never felt more alone. Raising her daughter is both her pleasure and her pain as she struggles to hold on to her job as a bartender and keep a roof over their heads. With no one to help them - no support system - any unexpected expense or late bill could turn their whole world upside down. 

Reeling from the death of his twin brother and bandmate, rock star Oliver Smith is trying to drink his problems away. Apparently he isn’t very good at it; they follow him wherever he goes. Also in hot pursuit are the paparazzi, who catch Oliver at his lowest low. 

He could have walked into any bar in California, but he walked into hers. Emery helps Oliver lose the crowd, and they find themselves alone: two people whose paths are marked with loss and pain. However, they hold an unshakable hope for healing. They find solace together, but can their love withstand the world?

©2021 by Brittainy Cherry. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic reviews

“Cherry dazzles with this deeply felt friends-to-lovers contemporary...with its uncommon depth, Cherry’s story will elicit tears in some places, laughter in others. A stellar cast…Readers will be hooked.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

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Heartbreaking and beautiful

That ending gave me chills. The story contains an unbelievable amount of emotion and feeling.

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🎧 Oliver and Emory 🎧

Couldn't finish. So much potential for a gripping, heart-wrenching story, but the stilted, repetitive language severed the emotional connection I wanted to make with the characters.
The female narrator was fine and the male narrator's only saving grace was when he delivered dialogue for male characters. His female characters and the basic narrative were all delivered in the same unevenly-spaced monotone.

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  • Brenda A. Thompson
  • 08-07-21

Wow!

I loved this book the first time I read it but re-reading with the audio really brought it to life.

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  • amazonobsessed
  • 01-07-21

A fantastic story of 2 broken people finding love

If you have a chance you should pick up this book, Brittainy C Cherry is one of those authors you can count on to write a fantastic story and this one doesn’t disappoint!

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  • Sherri
  • 21-07-21

I loved this book…

It was far from predictable and had some very relatable and likable characters.

The narration was excellent Ann the story was heartwarming, despite bringing me to tears on a couple of occasions.

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  • KC2
  • 08-07-21

Excellent Listen

Love the story and love the narrators. Hopefully we will see more of them in this genre. I think this is one of Britainy Cherry's best books so far. This book was much more relatable than some of the books that are out there right now. Can't wait to see what she writes next.

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  • ccBlaise01
  • 24-08-22

truly enjoyed every word

this wasn't my usual read or author but I absolutely loved it!! I highly recommend. heartache, happiness, unconditional love and real life experiences. I will definitely be reading more of her books.

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  • Nina DuBois
  • 26-04-22

Heartwarming and Sweet

This is going to sound weird, but I enjoyed the broken relationship between Emery and her sister more than I did her romance with Oliver. The romance was something I just didn't quite feel. It didn't stir any serious emotions in me. I do like that Emery made Oliver realize he should have better in his life and to stop carrying this blame and negativity on his shoulders. She was exactly what he needed.

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  • A. Savage
  • 22-02-22

beautiful and broken

Too often people get caught in the cycle of generational curse. This beautifully written novel is a nod to journey and an acknowledgement of breaking away from that cycle to find your own happiness or self-love.

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  • Angela Cunningham
  • 09-02-22

All the feels!

This was so fantastic. Brittainy Cherry did it again with her perfect beautiful words

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  • DNA Diva
  • 07-02-22

Complex and exquisite love story

This was complex and exquisite love story complete with breaking generational curses, personal growth, and dealing with grief and loss. The dual narration was wonderfully done.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-01-22

loved it

I really enjoyed reading this author.  I look forward to reading more books by this author in the near future.

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