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Written by: Melissa Brayden
Narrated by: Melissa Sternenberg
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: LGBT
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Publisher's Summary

Building a bridge between two worlds can be tricky.

Hannah Shephard likes her life, her job, and her perfectly cozy apartment around the corner from her shop. She’s never been one to take big risks and would much rather stay in on a Friday night with a warm cup of decaf and her favorite mystery novel. So, why do her friends insist she needs more? 

Plus, Hannah has bigger problems to focus on. She’s in trouble. Well, her bookstore is, and if she doesn’t find a way to bring in some more cash, she’ll be closing the doors of A Likely Story for good.

When world famous romance novelist Parker Bristow accepts her request to come in for a signing, Hannah might finally be able to drum up some much-needed attention and save the shop. What she didn’t anticipate was an unexpected evening and a woman she wouldn’t soon forget. A real romance is off the table. Parker is flashy, sought after, and Hannah is just, well, Hannah. But for Parker, it seems like Hannah might be a safe place to fall. 

The question is, what kind of falling are they doing?

©2019 Melissa Brayden (P)2019 Bold Strokes Books Inc

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You can never go wrong with Melissa Brayden and she hit out of the park with this one, such a great story.

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  • A. Lauren
  • 2019-11-25

Least favorite from MB 😏

It was a bit boring. Didn’t grab me at any point. I love Brayden but this one fell flat. I’m not giving spoilers but I’ve listened to her entire audible catalog and this one rated last after First Position.

Hey Melissa Brayden, wire your next story on the step sister and how she gets together with the domestic violence victim. Honestly I’d rather have their story than the MCs of this one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-12-19

Always a favorite author!!

I absolutely love all of Melissa Brayden’s works and this did not fall short of any!!! Such a great story!!

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  • realdog
  • 2019-12-05

Excellent

what could be more appealing to an avid reader than a story about a writer and a book store owner. Answer: One written by a master at her craft. I love almost all of Brayden's books,but I think this might be my new favorite. great story, excellent narrator.

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  • College Stealth
  • 2019-12-01

Enjoyable

I think that one thing that took me a while to get used to was that it was 1st person, thus some things seemed to be in past tense. I've listened to all of Melissa Brayden's books and I can't recall any having this perspective, or maybe I've been listening to a lot of others that have multiple perspectives and the verb tense is different. maybe I'm entirely off, but there was something a bit off to me at the beginning that I had to get used too.

Overall, an ok book, not one that stands out for Brayden's, but it's worth a listen and follows some of the same styles as her other stand alone books. There was a nice little shout-out to the Cat's Pajamas that I enjoyed.

In terms of characters, I did enjoy a bit of the confidence Hannah had, with a lot less self-doubt than is usually packaged into romances. I kind of bad a Notting Hill vibe in some parts and I don't know if I care for it, but, about 2/3rds in I realized that it kind of steers away from that, which was nice.

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  • heather anderson
  • 2019-11-24

Great story

As normal I cried a few times I loved parker, despite her horrible insecurities. I know this is one of the first reviews and I loved it.

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  • Sab
  • 2020-01-15

The two Melissas never disappoint

A wonderful story, well written loved the characters, and it was well narrated.
Great book

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  • dreacraftie28
  • 2020-01-12

Gold plain and simple

I was reluctant to get this book but I don’t know why Melissa Brayden writes gold she has proven it to me time and time again and this may be her most Midas blessed piece of work it took me on such a journey crashing burning and rising from the ashes again renewed damn she’s good

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  • Weazelz
  • 2020-01-06

Solid, but no favorite.

Another solid book by Brayden, a worthy listen for sure. But while I can't pin point it, I feel there is something missing. The second half or so, falls short compared to her other books.

Melissa Sternenberg's narration is flawless, as always.

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  • mavivalip
  • 2019-12-26

There is a lot of deep feelings to this story

This story made tear up at parts, not a bad thing at all. It was a very interesting romance that I am sure will leave an impression on me. As always Melissa Brayden books keep reaching beyond her comfort zone. This is a good thing too, love the reading it as well as list to it.