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From USA Today best-selling Author Claudia Burgoa comes a single-dad sports romance where the only thing more heartfelt than the small town is the love story.  

I never wanted to go back to Baker’s Creek. 

But when it rains, it pours. I lost my job, lost the guy, and lost the house. The perfect trifecta of ruin. 

Ten years after I said I can make it on my own, I have no choice but to ask for help. But it’s my mother who needs me now....

So it’s back to where I don’t belong. 

There’s no opportunity in my hometown. The only job that I can get is nannying. For a player from the Vancouver Orcas. “Mean” Mills Aldridge is going to be my new boss...and I’m supposed to pretend he isn’t sex on skates. 

Between avoiding the town mean girls, helping my parents, and trying not to behave like a puck bunny, my job with that sweet boy is fast becoming just like the rest of my life - one big complication. 

My only escape is my late-night chats with Mills. 

The confessions we share make me feel like I belong. The stolen kisses make it hard to remember why I ever left. 

Until the opportunity I’ve been waiting for arrives, and it’s time for me to say good-bye. 

But can I leave that little boy and his father behind? 

The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers series is a romantic comedy saga that’s swoonful and sexy, with the right mix of ugly-cry moments and sweet seductions. Buy now to enjoy this fun and flirty series today!

©2021 Claudia Burgoa (P)2021 Claudia Burgoa

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Loved it - Great story and great narration

As We Are is the fifth book in the series and was an entertaining read. From the first chapter to the last I was invested in Mills Aldridge and Hadley Heywood’s story. I love single parent stories and Mill’s little boy Arden is adorable.
Being forced to return to home Mills is not a happy man. When he hires Hadley to help with his son he has no idea that that decision will chance heir lives forever. The characters were entertaining and the story well written. There was romance, some humour and the camaraderie and banter between the Aldridge brothers added to my enjoyment.
The journey that Mills and Hadley embark on, the emotions and feelings that emerge was heart warming and the love they discovered made this an emotional, romantic love story and one I have no trouble in recommending.
Jason Clarke and Stella Hunter certainly brought Mills and Hadley to life for me. They did justice to the characters and the emotions expressed with voices that are easy to listen to.

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Mills and Arden both fall for Addlly

beautiful love story, my favorite of the series. while similar to his brother's, this story is sweet and passionate.

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Amazing Must Read!!

I Absolutely Love This Series!! A Definite Must Read. All These Stories Are Absolutely Fantastic!

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Ticked all my boxes

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Jason Clarke and Stella Hunter did a fan job bring Mills and Hadley to life and I found myself feeling every emotion and I felt like they were in the room with me.
I have loved every visit to Baker’s Creek and I adore every member of the Aldridge family but Mills Aldridge has jumped to the top of my book boyfriend list and I have to say this is my favourite story in this wonderful series. This is single dad Mills Aldridge and Hadley Heywood’s story but no visit to Baker’s Creek would be complete without a catch-up with the rest of the family and who could forget the adorable little boy named Arden who also stole a piece of my heart. Mills is not happy that he has been forced to up route his son and move home and the fact they can’t hire a nanny to look after all the children now under one roof only adds to the tension so could they come up with a plan to convince Hadley to help the family and did anyone realise that decision was going to change both Mills and Hadley’s life forever...l. This book has all the feels, it’s emotional, it’s witty, it’s heartwarming and it’s hot. I have no hesitation in recommending this wonderful, entertaining read to all romance lovers.

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So heartwarming!

The Baker's Creek Billionaire Brothers series is such a good series. I'm somewhat sad that there is only one brother left.

As We Are is a single dad/nanny romance, coupled with a small-town romance. At it's heart, this entire series is about family. The complicated relationships not only in falling in love, but also the complicated relationships between the brothers.

Mills and Arden (his son) need Hadley. Mills is a former hockey player whose career was cut short by an injury. He has to move back home to Baker's Creek as a requirement of his dad's will, so he and his adorable toddler are now thrown in with the brothers that he's never been close to in the past. Luckily, the brothers are mending fences and trying to uncomplicate their relationships. Hadley left town years ago and never planned on coming back, but with her career in shambles and parents in need, she's back. And luckily for Mills, she falls into his life when he needs her the most.

What I love about Claudio Burgoa's book is that her characters truly get to know each other, to be friends, to learn each other. They don't jump right into the physical, even though they have such strong attraction. They connect on a soul-deep level. They help each other. They trust each other.

Jason Clarke and Stella Hunter narrated this book brilliantly. Fully of heart and emotion, but also heat, levity and playfulness when the work called for it. A great listen.

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Jason Clark and Stella Hunter did a phenomenal job!!

I love this Baker’s Creek series. This small town, low angst romance between Hadley and Mills is one of my faves. I think Arden is the cutest. I’m a sucker for a single-dad. Jason Clark and Stella Hunter are a great narrating duo. Their voices harmonize beautifully together. Their performance is spot on and this is a fave series of mine. If you love small town, single-dad, big family and insta-love, I recommend starting this series from book 1.

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Sweet, Funny, and Heartfelt Romance!

I can not get enough of these sexy Aldridge brothers and The Baker's Creek Billionaire Brothers series! Mills Aldridge is at a crossroads after an injury playing professional hockey. He is a single dad recovering while trying to make a stable loving home for him and his adorable little boy, Arden, but he still feels like an outsider living in Baker's Creek with his brothers. Hadley Heywood grew up in Baker's Creek and couldn't get away fast enough after being bullied while growing up. Now after a shocking event has returned home the one place she never wanted to be again. She and Mills meet one night in the park when they are looking for an escape from the town gossips. They are attracted to each other from the start, not only because they are both statistic nerds, but also because they don't know how they fit it with their families and the town. Hadley is in desperate need of help with finances and the Aldridge family needs a nanny, so they make an arrangement that helps them all. Hadley adores little Arden and they bond instantly which makes Mills fall for her even more. They try to keep everything professional but can't help acting on their attraction. They both dream of making a family together but with both their lives in Bakers Creek temporary, will they find the courage to ask the other to choose them first? This is such a sweet, funny, and heartfelt story. I love the bond these bothers are forming, making them all learn to open themselves up to love, and their sibling banter is more hilarious the more I get to know them! I also love the comradery of all the women and how they support each other, and find laughter when the men make mistakes.
Jason Clarke, and Stella Hunter were so perfectly cast to narrate this fun and emotional romance. They completely captured these complex characters and made me feel all the hope, heartbreak, vulnerability, love, and passion they possessed. I was completely mesmerized by their storytelling making this romance even more captivating.
I am still so intrigued and invested in finding out more about their father, and why he had them all move to Baker's Creek. This is such a great series, and Mills and Hadley's story was another fun, emotional and steamy romance that captured my heart and made me completely happy!

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It's Mills' turn at Baker's Creek and I fell even more in love with him and his son; especially with the narration. I was already a sucker for a single dad and getting to view glimpses of Mills in the previous stories has nothing on him on here. It's sweet and I loved how he was with Hadley. While there are funny moments as well as sweet ones we also have the emotional and gritty ones and the steamy ones I can't live without.

The narrators make this so much better and I have become a fan of Jason Clarke and Stella Hunter for how they bring the characters to life.

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One of the best in first 5 of series.

I really enjoyed this installment. The brothers continue to chip away at the mystery of their father’s past.

It’s easy to root for Mills and his little boy, Adler. Hadley is also likeable.

The HEA ending is always a given, but the route there wasn’t quite as predictable as most. The vocal portrayal of the young boy was sweet - not cartoonish.

Jason Clarke’s voice is always swoon worthy.

Stella Hunter is a new favorite as well. She delivers a clean performance without any quirky, distracting vocal behaviors that some female narrators adopt when performing (e.g. extending or popping final sound in sentence, hyper-inflection, glottal fry, etc.).

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A great listen

What a great read! Every time Claudia Burgoa releases a new Baker's Creek book it becomes my new favorite. As We Are definitely did not disappoint!

I loved Mills and Hadley together. They had wonderful chemistry together, and it was so nice seeing them both with Arden, Mills' son. The build up of their relationship felt natural and the conflict was relatable. I definitely was looking forward to seeing their HEA.

The writing and story are excellent and I liked getting to see characters from previous books in the series too. It has been so much fun seeing each brother fall in love and I can't wait for the next book!

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  • Janette J Ryan
  • 03-09-22

Mills

Mills is a single dad. He is a good dad to his little boy, Arden.
He was a Hockey player but injury has him rethinking his future.
Hadley is the daughter of the baker in the town.
She has lost her job and lost her temper, which could, and does cause litigation from the injured party.
The brothers’ wives are having babies and a nanny is desperately needed and this becomes Hadleys job.

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  • 01-31-22

Wow

Loved this story of two people coming together. The mystery surrounding the why’s of bringing them all together and making them stay.
A great read.
Narration was awesome.