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Summary

What if what you really need is right there in front of you, if you just take a moment to look up?

Milly has been waiting for this moment forever, and finally it’s just an hour away - an interview with Vogue magazine and the opportunity to get her Louboutin-clad foot in the door. There’s just one problem - totally engrossed in her mobile phone, Milly doesn’t see the bus that is fast approaching - until it’s too late.... 

When Milly next opens her eyes, the consequences of her accident become clear. Everything she has worked for and dreamed of suddenly feels out of reach. But there is one bright spot on her horizon - the reappearance of her ex Jed, in all of his six-foot-four, broad-shouldered glory, with the most piercing ice blue eyes Milly ever saw. 

Once used to working in a whirlwind, Milly now has the chance to reconsider how to live. Will she rush back to the treadmill, get her head down and back to business, or is there a whole other life waiting for her, if she’ll just look up to see it? 

Maxine Morrey’s latest uplifting, heart-warming romance is guaranteed to brighten up your day. 

©2021 Maxine Morrey (P)2021 Boldwood Books Ltd

Critic reviews

"An uplifting read that stops you in your tracks and makes you wonder '...but what if?' Absorbing, funny and oh-so-romantic, I loved every page!" (Rachel Burton)

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Wonderful

Such a lovely story! Romantic, sad in places and funny throughout! This is a really good listen!

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Good but sometimes too wordy

Good believable storyline. Sometimes a little too wordy, too much description and I became impatient at times. But overall a good listen.

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Somehow ok

I think it’s a mediocre story. The accent of the male protagonist is clearly exaggerated represented

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Absolute drivel!

This was a sickly load of gushy drivel with no real plot at all. I really wish I hadn’t persevered with it.

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southern drawl

struggled to stick with it. the southern drawl was almost unbearable. I wouldn't say its a must listen to.

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Okay

The narration was good, however I found the story relatively boring and struggled to finish it. Although, I usually enjoy thriller books and decided to try something different. Therefore it may just be that I do not like the genre as opposed to there being an issue with the book.

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Lovely little book

Really enjoyed it. Ignore the comments about annoying narrator accents, they were all as they should be! Orleans is a drawl.

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strange accent

The story was very good but the accents took a while to get used to.

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Great Story 4🌟🌟🌟🌟

I loved this story. It started out by the lead character getting hit by a bus and how you see the way she then views the world afterwards. I thought it was so interesting.

This is the first time that I have listened to author Maxine Morrey and I would definitely listen to another book of hers. I thought the narrator did a brilliant job of different accents.

I do recommend listening to this book😀⭐👍

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Dull and terrible accents

This book was prolonged. The accent for the boyfriend was comical and unrealistic. It felt as everything was happening in actual real-time. Serious editing needed

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loved it!

I shall miss this story and these characters! It was just what I needed! 😔

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  • 05-10-22

Terrible Narration

The narrator did not do this book justice. The “southern” accent was dreadful and distracts the listener in my opinion.

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  • 03-10-22

0.50 shades of white

cliché after cliche, homework at best. sorry writer of HH jjjj HHH HH jjjjj jjjjj jjjjj jjjjj juj uu jj

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  • 02-10-22

Cheesy cuteness

Sometimes you just want a sweet slightly cheesy book to enjoy. This fit the bill beautifully!

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  • Wendy Gahn
  • 28-09-22

Love LOVE Love

This is a feel good rom com type of story. I really enjoyed the narrator and the way the story flows. Recommend if you want a feel good story,

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  • momto2sweeties
  • 26-09-22

Stay away from audiobook!

The narrator was one of the worst I’ve ever listened to. The book might be better if you read it yourself- I don’t really know because I was too focused on the dreadful accents.

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  • Kiki-ri
  • 24-09-22

Why was this book soooo long?

It was extremely boring and drawn out. It was like a Hallmark movie, where the "couple" circles each other as friends for the entire time, only there was no spark and then...boom, "I'm still in love with you". Not to mention, there was a ton of inner dialogue and the interactions between them were very dull. Reading this book was the equivalent of describing a day of running errands, but taking 9 hours to do so. Oh yeah and the HEA comes at like the last 5 minutes of the book. I did like the characters and the narrator was good, minus the southern drawl, which was dreadful. So grateful this was Audible Plus (free)!