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One Good Thing

Written by: Kacey Shea
Narrated by: Tim Paige, Lessa Lamb
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary

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Publisher's Summary

"I have nothing to offer a woman like Cora. Not what she deserves, yet...I want her anyway."

I never expected to meet the woman of my dreams in a coffee shop. Especially when she's a famous Hollywood actress and I'm nothing but an overworked, underpaid barista.

Only I already have someone special - my son. Providing for him and getting through college are my top priorities. Dating while juggling single fatherhood isn't.

Cora Bentley deserves a partner who can offer her the world. But the heart wants what it wants, and mine won't stop beating for hers.

I should walk away. It's what's best, even if she won't admit it. But I can't bring myself to do so. Not when she's everything I could ever want.

Not when she could be our one good thing.

One Good Thing is a single-dad opposites-attract stand-alone contemporary romance narrated by Tim Paige and Lessa Lamb.

©2020 Kacey Shea (P)2020 Kacey Shea

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  • Nadia Organtini
  • 2020-10-10

So many Great things about this book

Kacey Shea has such a gift for stories that will have you devouring her books in one sitting! Slow burn but not dragging slow and HOT scenes that pay off the slow burn part of the book! Cora is an award winning actress we got to know her and love her in the off track record series. Issac oh my god issac!!! Issac if a single dad who is trying to keep his head above water doing his best to care for his son and also make sure they have a future that is better than what they have now. This story is an amazing ride, so well written and I would read this book and think wow that was a great story but Lessa Lamb and Tim Paige just blew it out of the water!!! Lessa is so talented he voice is like a sip a great tequila after a long day and Tim’s performance was just so amazing I am Mexican and the minute I heard the first lines on his narration I was so impressed with his work. Get this book!!!!!

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  • Lilian
  • 2020-10-09

Really wanted more from Cora's story

Let's start with the easy part. I like Tim Paige. He does a descent job narrating. I am not too fond of Lessa Lamb. Her narration was too slow and too breathy such that I had to speed up this audio 1.4X otherwise it was getting on my nerves. I don't know if that is a flaw in Lessa's narration or if that is a fail on the editor's part. Aside from speed, she doesn't have the best male narration. At times I thought Isaac was one of his sisters.. Honestly, Tim Paige was the only thing saving this narration. As for the story, I think this might be the second book by KS that I didn't really like. I felt as if Cora slowly stopped being Cora in order to fit into Isaac's world. Maybe it's just me but I felt like she traded in her fire for domesticity so that she can have something 'real'. As for Issac, I can understand how having a child with undiagnosed Autism can be overwhelming but most of the bumps in this relationship were because he would take one step forward then take two steps back. I guess I am not a fan of indecision especially for someone who is admant from the start about moving forward. Overall, I wouldn't recommend someone to spend a credit on this but I like KS and she does have some other awesome listens that I would recommend. This listen just wasn't for me. It might be awesome for someone else though :)

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  • Lisa Helmick
  • 2020-10-09

Full of surprises and excitement!

I was so excited to dig into this one! Cora has been a character that I have followed from the first 3UG book. I hated her then liked her now and As the stories went on I grew to respect her. She might be a Hollywood actress but in some way you would never guess it. I like how she is depicted in here. We really get to know more about her and her want of a guy just for her. Enter the coffee serving, college going single....dad? That is a surprise but he is busy busy busy and doesn’t know if he has time for anyone. I loved that he didn’t become star struck. He treated Cora like a regular person. Seeing these two come together is magic. I enjoyed his son and the stress, wonderment and difficulty surrounding him. Overall it’s not what I expected for Cora which makes it surprising and exciting. I did listen to this on audio. Tim Paige who is a new narrator to me did wonderful and Leesa Lamb did a great job as usual.

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  • Jenn Bonfadini
  • 2020-10-09

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Wow. Just wow. I totally auto one clicked this one yesterday because duh, Tim Paige. I didn’t expect to binge it and almost finish it the first day I listened (I would have if I hadn’t been so tired last night. 😝) It has it all. The story is brilliant. Powerful and covers a range of topics from work/life balance, single fatherhood, Autism, self confidence and society norms. I was blown away. The characters are so real and deal with the “Am I good enough?” Question that plagues most of us. There is brilliant heat to balance the seriousness plus funny and feel good moments that have you happy crying along with the ugly cry. Kacey Shea thank you for writing this book and thank you Tim Paige and Lessa Lamb for delivering such a dynamite performance. Okay. Gonna go have a book hangover now.

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  • Bette
  • 2020-10-09

Outstanding Story & Listen🎧Enthralling & Heartfelt

I loved this book, the story and the characters are absolutely amazing. Kacey Shea is one of my favorite authors, she is a gifted author who creates stories that are realistic and easy to relate to and she includes people from different walks of life, some who you would think would never work or mix in real life, but she shows us how it is done. Cora, an actress who works hard and is making a name for herself in the industry, in a good way of course. I loved that her success and fame never went to her head and she always remembered her roots. She enjoyed visiting a local coffee shop to chat with the barrister, ok she kind of crushed on him and decided it was time to make a play on him. Isaac, a single Dad, works several jobs to make ends meet and trying to finish college all while raising his three year old son. He has a supportive family but there is only so much they could do. He is an admiral character, I loved his huge heart and his dedication to his son David. Cora had to leave the country to film on location, she could not get Isaac out her mind and it was the same for him. So when Cora sees him working on the movie set she is pleasantly surprised, Isaac was a little unsure of himself at first but the chemistry between them could only be denied for so long. I loved how everything plays out in this book, the story is beautifully plotted with plenty of drama, heartfelt and emotional moments and the start of a wonderful romance. I thought Cora and Isaac were perfect together and for each other, she was great with David too. Kacey Shea thank you for another awesome story and emotional roller coaster ride. I loved the cameo appearance of Three Ugly Guys, happy to see Cora and Trent remained friends over the years. 🎧📚🎧 And for the narration, Tim Paige and Lessa Lamb are the perfect cast to bring these characters to life, they gave each their own voice and personality. Their portrayal of the characters was spot on, it was like they made each role their own, Tim Paige became Isaac, sounding just like I pictured him to sound, the same with Lessa Lamb’s Cora. They were great playing the secondary characters too. Their talent has no limits and it truly shines in this book as they captured every single emotion these characters felt and projected them into their performance. They are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for this awesome listen and for all the heart you put into your work.

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  • Sara
  • 2020-10-19

Super sensual!

One Good Thing by Kacey Shae was so darn sweet I had a toothache after listening to the audiobook! I'll be real, I was seriously smitten with Cora! Like if Isaac didn't scoop her up, I might have! I wondered about Cora during the TUG books. She seemed to have this happy-go-lucky outlook and I needed to know if it was a front. While she still had some of that vibe during One Good Thing,  it definitely wasn't all to her. Cora wears her heart on her sleeve. She loves wildly and almost with a reckless abandon. Isaac was a bit tougher for me to click with. I went back and forth with him really. I think I wanted more interaction with that boy of his... something to show that he's worked on a special bond with him. I didn't feel that bond, for the most part. I did, however,  connect with Isaac. I feel for him and how stretched he was. I get the money issues and it all broke my heart. Anyways, Kacey Shae writes a story that will touch your heart. It's a deeply layered story and has elements that feel so real, it just hits you. The narration by Lessa Lamb and Tim Paige did a good job. These characters has some steamy scenes and the narrators definitely brought a strong sexual vibe to the story. Lamb always has such a sensual sounding voice. Paige was a fantastic opposite for her. A nice gruff and strong sounding man.

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  • kgagnon
  • 2020-10-19

Sweet, Emotional, and Steamy Romance!

What a sweet, emotional, and steamy romance! It is a beautifully written story about two people from different worlds who have more in common than meets the eye. I was pretty excited to read more about Cora after getting to meet her a little in the Off the Tracks series. Cora Bentley is an actress and is tired of the superficial connections she has had. She enjoys her late night conversations with a sexy barista, Isaac who works several jobs, goes to school, all while raising his young son, alone. His life is complicated and he isn't sure he deserves someone as successful as Cora. But Cora is determined to prove to Isaac that she understands his life more than he knows. She will prove to him that he can have it all and that she wants both him and his son in her life. I loved Cora and Isaac's journey as they realized their deep connection and how their very different lives could work together. This beautiful and poignant story touched on some emotional topics with honesty and empathy. Narrators Tim Paige, and Lessa Lamb were wonderful at portray each character with a perfect balance between fun & flirty, heartbreaking emotion, and sizzling passion flawlessly. They work so well together, conveying so much emotion in their performances, that they make this heartwarming and emotionally captivating story even better!

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  • Bookworm
  • 2020-10-18

movie star and artist

I have very mixed views of this book. It entertained. It had loose ends like the male character's failure to follow up with his son's mothers information on his early years which may or may not have contributed to autism. A movie star who chased her dreams at all costs yet gave up? stardom for a different approach.

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  • Massiel
  • 2020-10-18

Loved Loved Loved this Story!

5 star review! Amazing story line and perfect narration. I really enjoyed Cora and Isaac’s journey. Is not your typical romance tale. Kacey Shea outdone herself with this one. Isaac is just the perfect book boyfriend sweet, sexy and real! A must listen! You won’t regret!

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  • Jocelyne
  • 2020-10-18

Emotional and Beautiful!

Wow! This story is beautifully written. The storyline is emotional and romantic. Cora and Isaac are beautiful characters. They share an instant attraction, and an undeniable chemistry. Cora is independent, strong, supportive, caring, and determined. Isaac, a single Dad, is handsome, and caring. They are opposite attracts, but they are perfect together. I love the ending. Tim Paige and Tessa Lamb did a great job with the narration. This story has characters interconnected with the Off Track Records Series. I enjoyed it.