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Publisher's Summary

It was a mouthwatering kiss that changed everything....

One thing that held constant in Shelby Donovan’s life was her career. As a world-renowned artist, Shelby’s paintings traveled the globe, landing in museums and homes across the nation. But what she couldn’t seem to get under control was her love life. Her mother insisted it was because of her best friend, Sebastian Cartwright. They’ve known each other for years. Sebastian and Shelby shared everything; embarrassing moments, secrets, dating tips, affection, and even an explosive kiss during one tipsy night on Shelby’s birthday.

But, when Shelby’s current boyfriend asks for her hand in marriage, she should be excited, dancing, ready...but she isn’t. In fact, Shelby can’t stop thinking about the kiss she shared with Sebastian. It had to be a fluke, right? A simple, delicious, fiery kiss that pulled at her loins and caused her heartbeat to slam against her ribcage. Honestly, it rocked her world and thoughts of what could be played like piano keys in her head. But their friendship was too important to mix with the uncertainty of a relationship. Even worse, what if Sebastian didn’t feel the same way? It could ruin everything. 

Should Shelby accept the marriage proposal or shed her fears and open up to her best friend? Find out in Everything I Always Wanted.

©2017 Stephanie Nicole Norris (P)2021 Stephanie Nicole Norris

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So cliche

Grown people acting like teenagers, playing with other people's emotions. Heard/read it all before blah blah 😒 Can we get some new material

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  • 09-11-21

Pretty Good Storyline

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I always enjoy a good friends to lover storyline.....There was some unnecessary back and forth...but Sebastian and Shelby really did care deeply for one another even as best friends....I think the story really would have been a lot better if this author did more research....there was some contradictions within the story for instance, about the length of time the two had been in each other's lives as well as about what an artist can earn working at a university and several other things I noticed....I understand the the idea of a romance novel, but I love realism within the story...it makes the story more relatable and more believable. Ms. Wesleigh did a fantastic job narrating, but I have to say, this time I wasn't so taken with Benjamin Charles' performance, he tried a little to hard this time....and for me it didn't go over well.

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I’m So Confused by this story!

I have read several of this author’s books and have really come to appreciate her story telling. However, nothing about this story makes sense. How do two adults fall in love but know they are in love? How do you finally profess your love but not be sure if you’re in a relationship. When Shelby accepted a date in front of him from another man, I wanted to stop listening to the book. What is the point of making the characters sound like immature teenagers? The only highlight was the narrators. They were awesome.

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Cute story

I enjoyed this story. though I it would have been nice if Sebastian had just offered to go to Paris with Shelby in the first place.

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Everything I Wanted

Beautiful Story To Listen To by Audible Audio, I Recommend To Get The Book By Stephanie Nicole Norris!

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  • 06-27-22

Really?

This was a great storyline; however, some of the stuff the main female character pulled was a bit suspect/naive. The narrators did a great job with characters.

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Very good audio book

The readers were good. The lady doubt the man's part had me laughing, but all and all it was good.

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Good story

It was a good story I was not a fan of the male voice though.. Sebastian voice would seen deeper lt was just 2 soft. But it was a good read or listen rather

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super cute

great read/listen. narrators where good, thank God. I loved seeing what crossing the line in a friendship consist of. navigating from friends to lovers and what that meant for the 2 characters were great. I truly love Ms. norris, she doesn't disappoint

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not very exciting

if you want something to just listen to to pass time give this a try. I like to finish what I start, but I almost didn't finish thus one. The story fell boring and a lot of times the plot had holes which is annoying. the narration was excellent.