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In the Unlikely Event

Auteur(s): L.J. Shen
Durée: 11 h et 25 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 évaluations)

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"The perfect blend of soul-crushing angst, laugh out loud wit, and heart-melting romance.” (Helena Hunting, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author)

From number one Amazon best seller L.J. Shen comes a new, star-crossed lovers romance about loss, love, and meeting The One when you are too young to know how to keep them.  

Sometimes you meet people who are out of this world, so you make them a part of yours.  

A one-night stand born from vengeance in a foreign land.
An explosive chemistry neither of us could deny.
We signed a contract on the back of a Boar’s Head Pub napkin that said if we ever met again, we would drop everything and be together.
Eight years and thousands of miles later, he’s here.
In New York.
And he’s America’s music obsession.
The intangible Irish poet who brings record executives to their knees.
The blizzard in my perfect, unshaken snow globe.
Last time we spoke, he was a beggar with no intention of becoming a king.
But a king he became, and now I’m his servant.
I’m not the same broken princess Malachy Doherty put back together with his callused hands.
I have a career I love.
A boyfriend I adore.
An apartment, a roommate, a life.
I changed. He changed, too.
But Mal kept the napkin.
Question is, will I keep my word?

©2019 L.J. Shen (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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  • Au global
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  • PHOK
  • 2019-12-12

What is love?

Great story. Of there is a happy ending and I like that because I am a kind of ever optimistic person. However, you understand how love can be destructive too.

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  • Au global
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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 2019-11-25

WOW, 10 ⭐️.. WHAT A RIVETING EPIC LOVE STORY

Oh where oh where do I start with reviewing this breathtaking, epically original, intricately woven, beautiful yet tragic love story? Should I start by explaining that Rory and Mal are star-crossed lovers from different Continents who fell in love the day they met.. which was the day before they had to say goodbye.. naively thinking they’d leave their futures to Fate? Or should I explain their destinies, like their hearts, were always with each other - but life, lies, betrayal, secrets and heartbreak got in their way? Perhaps I should just say what an utterly moving, beautiful, complex, powerful, unique, emotionally gripping, stunning masterpiece this was and I’ll never forget it. Ms. Shen gives you a loveable hero and heroine who just click and are destined to be together. But she also gives you villains too.. and lets you peek behind their masks by giving you brief glimpses from their POV’s which was insightful and flips your thoughts. Finally, and maybe most importantly, I should just tell you that this riveting, romantic, beautiful, heartbreaking, unpredictable rollercoaster is, in my opinion, Ms. Shen’s best book yet.

Told from dual PoVs (Joe, I loved your sexy Irish accent for Mal) - with other characters and objects PoV’s.. (yeah that’s right objects!) being mixed in there too. The wonderful narration by these talented actors brought the story, its characters and the wealth of feels to life making it a perfect listen.

Worth a credit? Oh boy oh boy YES.. please don’t miss this book. This well-crafted, intense, second-chance journey of Rory and Mal’s was painful to my heart, profoundly touching, very addictive, emotionally suspenseful and ridiculously romantic. It made my senses soar high then plummeted them hard when the tide turns on a sweet couple whose ‘not yet’ love takes eight long years, tears, tragedy and many misplaced steps before it can finally turn into a forever together love.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • DeeGip3
  • 2019-11-22

Amazing, Amazing and Amazing!

I knew that I was going to fall in love with this book... So it wasn't a surprise when I did and I fell hard. The characters and their personalities, the notes that let you see a bit deeper into the minds of everyone... and everything?! which was hilarious btw. Mal and Rory were meant to be, it was written in the stars, it was kismet. But of course life and love is never easy especially when there are lies and secrets involved. This read pulled at my heartstrings, confused me at first and frustrated the heck out of me. I wanted to yelled at them to get it together because Communication is key ppls, if you start to assume and withhold truths it will cause nothing but trouble.... When these two were around each other you felt the intense attraction and steam that pulled them towards each other. Let's not forget
The. Things. That. Comes. Out. of. Mal's. Mouth. Omg!😜
Also, I never thought this before but the Irish accent is yummy, hot, sexy, goodness! 💚 Just thought I'd throw that out there. 🤷🏽‍♀️
I laughed, I cringed, I was teary eyed, I gasped, I sighed, I whisper yelled, so many different emotions reading this book. It was beautifully written, the audio and performance was Amazing, It was Angsty and emotional and funny and a wonderful experience. I enjoyed it so much from the very beginning till the end. L.J. Shen you are truly awesome.

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  • Kate
  • 2019-12-05

Uhhhhh

So here's the thing, to read/listen to this book and actually enjoy it, you have believe in fate and make believe. There's so many issues I have with this book. There are SPOILERS ahead, just a warning.

First of all, at the end Rory finds out that everyone has been lying to her about everything and she just forgive them after a chat? What? Her whole life gets flipped turned upside down and she's just like "I accept your apology, we're good now". Huh? No. No one reacts like that and ends up happily ever after.

Also, there is a scene that is supposed to be super hot, steamy, sexy, whatever. And as a female, I'm sitting there thinking, you have a UTI for sure, please go to urgent care. AND the messiest clean up that won't be done for WEEKS. And, again, please go to urgent care, you need antibiotics.

Lastly, this has bugged me so much, how does Mal go from the verge of DYING to spry as young lad in the matter of one nap?

I have a lot of issues with this book, the fantastical of it all. I can't.

Narration was decent.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-11-20

Prepare to be blown away!

This story will be one that stays with me for a long time. Different on so many levels, this story is one that grips you mind, makes you laugh, breaks your heart and heals your soul. The narrators did an amazing job. Kept you engaged throughout the whole book. I can say enough about how fantastic it wad! A MUST READ \LISTEN!

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  • Beatriz
  • 2019-11-30

Overdramatic, poor narration, unlikable characters

It was difficult tog get through this, but it's the one book I downloaded to get through a long flight. I struggled through hoping it would get better. It didn't.
The author relied too heavily on main characters who fall into ridiculous romance tropes, jump to the worst conclusions, make idiotic decisions, overdramatize everything (but who confusingly don't react more strongly to actual tragedies in the plot), and who refuse to make even slightly plausible choices that would clear up mistaken assumptions.
Even the narrator for Rory's character overdramatized 90% of her part, sometimes even giving misplaced gravitas to something as simple as stating the chapter heading. Also, her attempts as an Irish accent were terrible. At times it seemed like she used loudness as a substitute for quality, as if all the Irish characters were yelling their way through certain chapters.
Of the few things I enjoyed, the only one I can remember a day later is that there are surprise interjections from the perspectives of side characters (and animals, and objects). These round out the plot a little and give some humor. Those brief chapters were actually wonderful, and it's sad their brilliance is nowhere to be found elsewhere in the book.

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  • Lisa Morelock Gosnell
  • 2019-11-29

A Phenomenal Story

A one-night stand in a foreign land two lovers sign a contract on the back of a Pub napkin; if they met again, they would be together (no matter the situation). In The Unlikely Event, eight years later, after being thousands of miles apart, Aurora and Malachy meet again in NYC. It's time to collect on the contract — a sexy love story full of secrets, lies, wit, and heartbreak. Their story is truly original and unforgettable — another phenomenal story from L.J. Shen. I highly recommend this read. #bookstagram #ljshen

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  • Julia
  • 2019-11-21

Excellent!

Loved it. loved the quirky parts...the cow, the napkin, the notes... loved Joe Arden's Irish accent and Savanah Peachwood was excellent as ever. l

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Patricia
  • 2019-11-21

Outstanding!

What an explosive story! But most of all what an outstanding performance by the narrators!!! They really brought it to life!

I fell in love with Aurora and Mal but even more with Ireland if that's even possible. The "notes" from different side characters was a really nice touch in the story that gave us a glimpse into their point of view while clearing up certain things. This story is full of drama and a well deserved HEA.

Thank God for sexy, confident, charming, flirty, gorgeous Irish men that know what they want and go for it!

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Old n'tired
  • 2019-12-01

Disappointing ending

EVERYONE lied to Rory, EVERYONE betrayed her. I get that this is a romance and happy endings, no matter how ridiculous, are mandatory. But why couldn’t Rory be angry, at least for little while? It would have been a lot (immensely, enormously, immeasurably) better if she was allowed to succumb to a realistic melt down like 99.9999% of all other women. Instead she gets to be angry at her mother who sacrificed everything for her but hurt her self-centered, selfish, myopic Irish poet!...the same person who treats her like trash, as well as those around him because he feels sorry for his pathetic self.

No, Rory, a mix between Mother Theresa and Mary Magdalene forgives everyone without any angst...sigh. Oh, and she gets to live in a tiny village where everyone hates her because her beau is a pig and only cares about himself.

The story was great until the end, the plot was great, until the end, the performances were great throughout.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Mariel G.
  • 2019-12-04

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL STORY!!!!!


I absolutely loved this book. The perfect amount of romance, wit and misery to keep you hooked!!!

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