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Second Draft

By: C.M. Seabrook,Carter Blake
Narrated by: Addison Spear
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It's been almost a year since I've seen her, the only woman that's ever gotten under my skin, and made me wish I was a better man. More than just the washed up hockey player, turned sports journalist whose body is almost as scarred as his soul.

Layla Harper made me hope again. But life has a warped sense of humor, and I wasn't the only Bennett brother that fell for the girl with the caramel colored eyes.

The night I saw Travis with her I knew I'd lost, even before I had the chance to fight. Because one thing I never compete with my brother over is women. Even if the woman stole my breath, and my heart with one single kiss.

And damn, what a kiss it had been.

Now, she's pregnant with my brother's baby. A baby he wants nothing to do with. And he's asked me to clean up his mess.

What he doesn't know is that I'm in love with her, and I have no intention of offering her the deal he's laid out. I have a deal of my own. One that will finally make her mine.

©2017 C.M. Seabrook (P)2017 C.M. Seabrook

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Great story

First, I love audio books but the narrator spoke way too fast for the first couple chapters, rushing through it was hard to keep up. She then slowed to a comfortable pace or I go used to it, either way, it was a great story.
Not your typical love at first sight romance, drama when needed, and perseverance through tough times and decisions. Very rewarding in the end.

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Beautiful story of second chances

What did you love best about Second Draft?

I loved the journey between Carter and Layla. Carter an alpha hunk with a heart he doesn’t know he has and Layla broken but still has a sliver of hope in her guarded heart. I felt this story. I could not stop listening to this sexy heartfelt story until I heard the end.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Second Draft?

There were several memorable moments. But when Travis shows back up and Carter leaves after angry words and words not said. I held my breath thinking no don’t go, what you have with Layla is getting stronger each day. But the most memorable is Carter changing his mind racing to Layla in the hospital fighting for her life. The emotions I felt as Carter on the floor hoping praying Layla makes it brought tears to my eyes. He wanted desperately to show Layla her baby. He swore he would be the father to that child no matter what. I was praying holding my breath hoping all would be well.

Which character – as performed by Addison Spear – was your favorite?

Addison Spear made me feel like Layla was telling me this story of love hurt and family strife.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A story of loss hope redemption

Any additional comments?

C M Seabrook has a way of writing a story that draws me in from page 1 and I read or listen to the end. Her stories make me feel.

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Loved It

This is a great series. This book is heart warming "AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY"

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Second chance romance will all the feels!

Omg this book. It brought out all the emotions. Once I started I couldn't put it down. Just when I thought I knew where the story was going...BAM!...another twist that kept me glued to the pages and anxious to find out what would actually happen.

The first time Layla, a shy, bookish girl tryin hard to work her way to a better life than the one she's running from, meets Carter, a former professional hockey star who's trying to adjust to life off the ice, is when he saves her life, but fails to get her name before parting ways. Their second encounter happens at a club and there he gives her his number. But because of an honest mistake it's the wrong number and Carter loses hope of ever seeing her again. A year passes and Carter finds Layla in the last place he can imagine: living as his brother's roommate in his home. This time around a year has changed everything for them and along with ghosts of Layla's past, it could keep them apart for good.

A fantastic story of second chances, fighting for love, and overcoming heartbreaking losses. I loved this book so much! Five well deserved stars and a bonus star to Carter for his awesome gift to Layla!

Addison Spear is a new narrator to me. I wasn't too sure I liked her male voice, but after a few chapters in I was sucked in to the story and fully enjoyed the audiobook. Overall she did great just wasn't the biggest fan of her male voice at first. By the end I was thoroughly enjoying it. Definitely looking forward to more of her narrations.

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Loved this!! Lots of feels!

I really CM Seabrook's narrative! Fast paced, addictive and very sweet! I love her heroes - they are oozing so much alphaness!!

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Second Draft

Second Draft by C. M. Seabrook and Carter Blake and narrated by Addison Spear was a spectacular book. I enjoyed the story very much and could relate. The narration was perfect.

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Overall 3 ⭐️

Quick enjoyable listen that is dual POV.
Overall I gave it 3 stars. I needed more character development for me to connect with the story. That’s not to say it was bad but I like stories with more substance. I like alpha males and Carter definitely was one so that was a plus! I feel like we barely scratched the surface on Carter and Layla. I would recommend if you like quick and steamy listens.

Narration was good but would have benefited from a male narrator as well.

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love it

The day he saved Layla from walking into traffic was the day Carter's world changed. He knew something was different about her. He didnt get her name or number. He thought he would never see her again. A chance encounter at a bar was kismet. He accidentally gave her his old phone number. When he realized it, Layla already disappeared. When he returned year later, to his surprise, Layla was his brother, Travis , roomie. At 21 , Travis was still an irresponsible, spoiled, wild and still dependent on his brother. Many complications, and another chance for Carter and Layla, but not without, complications and trouble from Travis.
Addison Spear narration was very good.
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Emotional

This was the first book for me to read/listened to by Carter Blake and CM Seabrook. They are a good team. I enjoyed the book and even found myself crying a couple times. My heart just dropped. Really enjoyed the listen!!

Addison Spear did a great job. A few times O had trouble differentiating between voices, but overall I enjoyed her performance. She has a great voice for both male and female characters.

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Fast plot- predictable- cute

Good plot but rushed. I like to see a relationship that forms over respect, team work, and trust. It has these elements but sexual chemistry is at the forefront. Predictable but a good listen.

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  • 04-16-21

Loved it.

My word. This story was so good. Highly entertaining, and so different. The author did a great job with the storyline and the characters were relatable. I enjoyed the dialogue, and the narration matched it well.
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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 08-16-20

Unexpected

I have to admit that I was hesitant to read this book because of the description. A man who steps in on his brother's girlfriend? Eeek. But this story was so different than I thought it would be and I loved it. I loved the idea that Carter and Layla had basically a love at first sight kind of thing and then through a series of events weren't able to connect. Layla was Carter's brother Travis' roommate and one drunken night, slept with Travis (probably shouldn't have happened given her level of described drunkenness but Travis is a pretty bad person. I was not a fan). Regardless, Carter comes back into her life when Travis abandons her and I loved to see their relationship grow. There is a bit of angst towards the end but so emotionally well done. This was a short but really beautiful story.

Addison Spear did a great job with the narration. Great pacing, great infusion of emotion and overall, a well read story.

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  • Dektolia
  • 07-20-20

Interesting listen

I struggled a bit writing this review because Second Draft is much more than the simple face value description - instant attraction/taboo relationship story without too much angst. It deals with some serious topics, and I wouldn't call it a sports romance. I would recommend it to contemporary romance fans. I'm interested in listening to more of the series.

Addison Spear was a new narrator for me. I prefer that dual first person POV books have dual narrators, but she did a really great job bringing the story to life with her performance. She did more than just read the words. Her pace is a little faster than other narrators (in a good way), so she's able to fit a lot of story into the shorter length audiobook.

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  • a bland
  • 04-07-20

very good

was a good story once I got used to person talking and her accent.

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  • Tracy Weller
  • 12-11-19

Hooked

This book didn't lose me at any point. I loved it, it ended better than I was expecting.

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  • Jade B
  • 05-31-22

Second Draft

This book is emotional, and sweet and all the things a good romance book should be. I really enjoyed it!

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  • roseanne
  • 07-11-18

predictable

narration was terrible the story was predictable and boring , I struggled to finish it