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Layla

Written by: Colleen Hoover
Narrated by: Brian Pallino
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Publisher's Summary

A Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover comes a novel that explores life after tragedy and the enduring spirit of love.

When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her - until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla’s behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that’s just one of many inexplicable occurrences.

Feeling distant from Layla, Leeds soon finds solace in Willow - another guest of the B&B with whom he forms a connection through their shared concerns. As his curiosity for Willow grows, his decision to help her find answers puts him in direct conflict with Layla’s well-being. Leeds soon realizes he has to make a choice because he can’t help both of them. But if he makes the wrong choice, it could be detrimental for all of them.

©2020 Colleen Hoover (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

What the critics say

“The audiobook is narrated by the late Brian Pallino, who provided distinct voices and powerfully reflected the emotions of the characters.” (Library Journal)

“Surprising and emotionally tense, this paranormal romance is sure to entertain.” (Publishers Weekly)

“The love between Leeds and Willow has a very appealing, slow build, while the many plot turns will keep readers guessing through to the shocking resolution.” (Booklist)

Featured Article: The Essential Guide to Colleen Hoover’s Best Audiobooks

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INCREDIBLE!!!!!

i think this is the only book that made me feel nervous, smile, in love and scared all at the same time.. I want to experience all the feelings that's why I bought the audiobook, paperback and the kindle version, and while listening ti the audiobook I was reading it too, to add intensity.. I thought Verity was crazy and then I read and listened to Layla!

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Different than what I am used, but loved it!!

I usually always read/listen to mystery, twists, suspense.. but this book was a good change! I LOVED Verity, so I thought I would give Layla a try. The narrator did a great job, really went well with the character and his voice is rather sexy LOL. I was really into the story from the beginning because who doesn't love a cute love story, or wish they could have something like it. I found myself talking back to the book when there were moments I didn't agree with lol. Overall, good listen and good book!

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A little far fetched

Love her writing skills but it was a bit far fetched for me. A few times I contemplated stopping the read but I pushed through it. Not my kind of read but I still love Colleen’s writing skills.

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Ghost Story

Not a fan of ghosts so this was not a favourite. I must say though that it kept my attention from the beginning to 3/4 through. The unraveling of the story was quite different making it worth reading.

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A read that made me feel every emotion

Overall a decent book.
Wish there was more character development but the amount of times I audibly gasped and even yelled at the main character of this book speaks. It really keeps you invested and the story is ever evolving!
Must read till the end. I don’t think it’s something you’d expect

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Another one! 5/5

Ok usually I wont read these kind of stories but from beginning to end I was into it!!! So good, glad I read it. I recommend it if you like suspense. Not scary if you think its about ghosts. One of my favourite books.

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I loved it!

I’m not usually one for paranormal stories… but I really enjoy this book. I listened to it within a day and couldn’t stop!

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  • Deb
  • 2023-11-04

Loved it

Loved the twists and turns. Enjoyed this book. I couldn’t wait to listen to a little more each day.

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Unexpected favorite

This book started off kind of hokey. I was starting to lose interest and was ready to move on when it started to get good. I'm glad I stuck with it because this turned out to be one of my favorites from Coleen Hoover. It's definitely worth the listen/read.

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  • LT
  • 2023-08-24

Very cringey at times

The story was so bizarre that I struggled to take the book seriously. Not the best CoHo book out there.

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