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Waylaid

Written by: Sarina Bowen
Narrated by: Callie Dalton,Zachary Webber
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It’s a tale as old as time: The bad boy meets the good girl. He makes a daring proposition. Then the boy gets a mysterious head injury and loses a year of his life....

The first time I meet Rickie, I don’t know what to make of him. The second time we meet, he doesn’t remember the six hours we spent together. Or standing me up afterward.

I’m not the same, either. I’ve got secrets. I’ve told lies. Bad boys aren’t my type, anyway. Even the ones with troubled gray eyes.

But now we’re roommates. Cue the awkward moments in the hallway when he’s wearing only a towel and a smile. He’s determined to win me over, and his talented hands weaken my resolve.

It’s all fun and games until my past rears its ugly head and his secrets come to light, shaking our fragile connection, maybe even breaking it....

Note: This is Daphne Shipley's story. Contents include Vermont-y ice cream flavors, nerdy awkwardness, tattoos, and a playboy grandpa.

©2021 Sarina Bowen (P)2021 Sarina Bowen

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Another great book in the series!!

I love this series so much! I honestly didn’t know too much about this book but because it was part of the series and it’s Sarina Bowen, it was a one click for me!! Love how it had so many missing pieces and how the puzzle of Rickie’s missing memory gets put back together and that Daphnes’ part of some of them is pretty amazing for their story. They are so good together! Loved this story so much!

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  • Sin2sea
  • 2021-07-22

A mystery wrapped in a small town romance. Sarina at her best

Sarina is a auto buy author for me and she has never write a book I do not enjoy. True North is a favorite of mine because the Shipley is the most wholesome American family but everyone has a cross to bear. I love how the mystery of their missed date unravels as the story progresses and the character arc she put them through. The amazing thing about Sarina’s writing is that underneath the wholesome setting of rural Vermont lies the darkness that’s pull you in. As the story builds Zachary really elevates his story arc with his performance. Thank you for giving Daphne such an amazing story. You truly outdid yourself with this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-07-27

Good, not great

I am a huge Sarina Bowen fan, and this story was solid, but not as good as many of her previous books. My three biggest reasons for this were 1) the chemistry between the main characters felt oddly lacking in this book, 2) one dimensional villain with no clear motive - not usually a problem in a romance book, but this novel presented itself as more of a mystery so I expected more depth on that front than normal, and 3) this might just be me, (slight spoiler alert! but everyone could see it coming so also not really) but I am really frustrated with books that have the heroine change her life goals in order to stay with a boyfriend or in a small town with her family. Sarina tried to turn it around into a good life decision / a reflection of character maturation and with a plot twist that really wouldn't happen in real life academia, but come onnnnnn. To me, a real happy ending is the heroine going to the best school in the country with her boyfriend following HER, then she can move back home after those two short years to be with her fam again. It's like authors feel that a woman always has to pick her family over her career in these 'happy endings', even when the choice is a temporary one. write an epilogue after she's done with school and back in Vermont with her dream job and hanging with her happy family if you have to. Can we fix this ridiculous trend now?

Rant over. In other news, Zachary Webber and Callie Dalton were good as usual, though perhaps owing to the lack of chemistry I felt with the characters I didn't quite love them in their roles like I typically do. I think this was a fault of the story and not the voice actors though.

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  • Renee
  • 2021-07-25

Another brilliant True North story

Sarina does it again! I was unsure any this book based on the short description but I was completely wrong. I couldn’t have loved Rickey, our hero, any more. And Daphne Shipley too, of course. Both H/h had very interesting back stories. They grew their friendship and let that blossom. To see how’s their past and present come together in the end was crazy and awesome.

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  • Rachael Bush
  • 2021-07-24

Another winner from Sarina Bowen

I love this author so much! I have all her books and know every one of them is a credit well spent. This book will make you laugh, cry, and encourage you to take a nice cold shower. The narrators do a fantastic job. Don't wait. Start listening now!

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  • Ruth Ann Hammond
  • 2023-01-13

this story made me laugh out loud, hold my breath!

such a great story! loved the Shipley family stories! Sarina Bowen, you tell a great story! thank you so much! you get great narrators too! Zachary Webber, thanks for all the characters, moods and feelings you emote! Appreciate your talents so much!

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  • Now and then
  • 2023-01-13

One of my favorites

Sarina Bowen has a knack for creating warm hearted people who are on a journey. She also has created a world around anVermont farming family called the Shipley’s. Each Shipley sibling has their own novel. But this one is a favorite because it is also a mystery. Or maybe a very laid back thriller. There is a villain who has to be uncovered and then battled. But the journey for the two lovers is described with smart psychological insight ( one of them has part of their story I played out via dialogue with a good therapist). I like it when the author actually knows something about human psychology. This makes their story telling fascinating and easier to escape into. Smart character development and insight into the human condition, or even in this case human neurology of trauma I’ve read this book three times and will read it again and again. Very good narration especially the guy.

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  • Paula
  • 2022-12-14

Loving these books!

I have gone through them all.
This storyline wow!

They need to make a TV series.
Being from Vermont extra sweet 😁

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  • A.Fernandez
  • 2022-12-10

Rickie and Daphne

An intensely captivating, emotional, mysterious and heartwarming journey to go on with Daphne and Rickie. This was a definite page turner that kept me on the edge of my seat. I enjoyed every single moment.

Zachary Webber and Callie Dalton were outstanding narrators. They did a wonderful job bringing these amazing characters to life.

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  • Ken Kish
  • 2022-11-06

All tied up with a bow

What A great ending to the series. I am honestly sad that it's ending and we have to say goodbye to the shipley family. Is it a wonderful ending and everybody in the shipley family had a happily ever after ending.

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  • Dennis R Bills
  • 2022-11-04

This whole series of books have been amazing to listen to you


Thank you so much for all the work you put into these books amazing story to listen to and the final book was not a disappointment whatsoever all of them amazing thank you