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"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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  • Mel @thevocalromancer
  • 2020-12-29

One Good Thing has ALL the Good Things! 5 Stars!

One Good Thing has ALL the Good Things!! 5 HUGE STARS!!! I loved everything about this book! It was utter perfection! Isaac is a single dad working multiple jobs, trying to provide for his son, burning the candle at both ends, and slowly burning himself out. However, amidst the stresses of his life, he can't deny the connection with Cora, the Hollywood starlet who frequents the late night coffee shop he works at. A friendships blossoms into more, and these two are absolutely scorching together! Isaac has some struggles he's going through with his son, but Cora ends up being the perfect support and stays by his side through it all. He tries pushing her away, but she stands her ground and insists they are perfect for each other and can make it through anything together!! I just adored these two together! This story is very character driven, absolutely NO unnecessary drama, fluff, or ridiculous conflicts. It was so heartfelt, yet still so deliciously steamy and I just swooned SO hard over Isaac! He has everything I love in a perfect Book Boyfriend! These two had a real, honest, deep devotion and love for one another, and can't wait to read more like this from Kacey Shea!! Huge thanks to author Kacey Shea, who gifted me the audiobook! I absolutely loved it! It was wonderfully narrated by Tim Paige and Lessa Lamb!

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  • Mary Dean
  • 2020-12-18

A beautiful story of true love and acceptance

When a friend who loves audio books tells you that you need to listen to a book, you do it. This story was so powerful and addicting. It really showed how our biggest critic is ourselves and how the only thing that really stops us from true happiness is our own doubts and fears. This is the story of Cora, an actress, and Isaac, a single father who works at a coffee shop. Cora thinks he's amazing and as she gets to know him falls more for him. Isaac has a low opinion of himself because he can't do more for his son who is different. He thinks he isn't good enough for a famous actress like Cora. But Cora doesn't agree and makes it her mission to prove to him that he does deserve her. In fact she feels she is lucky to be in his life and the life of his son. But both their doubts might destroy their chance at true love. This story is heart gripping and left me breath less. It's probably one of most beautiful stories I've ever experienced. And these narrators, who are two of my fav, really captured Cora and Isaac. I really felt like their voice were the characters. This is a must read/listen.

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  • Heather Homan
  • 2020-12-17

I loved this story

Tim Paige really made this for me! Kacey Shea has written a great story and his narration was perfect......he brings out all the feels. Lessa is good, too; but her narration, especially in the beginning, felt really slow to me so I sped it up a bit and that made it work. This is one of my favorites this year.

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  • Avephoenix
  • 2020-12-07

4.5 Outstanding & Heartfelt Stars!!

One Good Thing is about Issac, a single dad that dedicates his life to his special needs son, to his work and school with the help of his supportive sister, and Cora, a succesful actriz with a loving family, great friends but unlucky finding real love. This is a story about life struggles, dedication, finding love, and achieving one's dreams. Cora and Issac journey is filled with real life struggles, dreams, finding lasting love in unexpected places, friendship, heartache, compassion, passionate love, and much more. Cora's decision at the end was her own, no one pressure her after finding out that she needed to leave the country for a very long time, but, she thought there were more important thing in her life at the moment, and I applaude her for that. (I have seen this happend first hand, with family and friends, and being selfless can bring you more gratifications in life.) Tim Paige and Lessa Lamb brought the story to life mastefully and expertly. Their performance was outstanding and I loved and enjoyed every minute of it.

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  • Johanna
  • 2020-11-22

Great Story!

I enjoyed this story this couples journey to happiness ❤️ A beautiful love story between two established people. Issac and Cora are older and at a better place in their lives than most romance couples, Tim Paige and Lessa Lamb brought it to life wonderfully.