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Publisher's Summary

Now a New York Times best seller!

Happily-ever-after only happens once in a lifetime, right? But what if Prince Charming runs for the hills at the first sign of trouble and leaves you to pick up the pieces?

Thinking her marriage was over, Tessa was more than a little shocked to fall into the arms of her husband (literally) at a party she'd planned through her new company, Decadent Events. When he asks her out for coffee, she assumes it's to sign the divorce papers he'd seen. What's a girl to do when her heart still goes pitter-patter for a man who ran out on her six months after they made their forever vows but comes back asking for another chance?

From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Steena Holmes enjoy the first story in her Love So Sweet series - where the recipe for romance contains chocolate, sweet love, and happily-ever-afters. Whether it's a flickering flame in a marriage that's about to be rekindled, or a secret love that is shared, you'll find it in the small town of Banff where Decadent Events is located.

©2013 Steena Holmes (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Not for me

This was just not my kind of story. I like an Alpha Hero, not an insecure boy who runs away.

And what was with the whole “let’s pretend things are like they were and not talk about why I left”? No, that’s the first thing we would have talked about. She had no idea why her husband just up and left for 3 months with no word. Nope this was just not the book for me, the Hero was a wimp.

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quick and cute

Not really my kind of story but it was a quick cute tear jerker. I found it hard to relate because I'm the type to track my man down and pull him home by his ear so it seemed a bit unrealistic. Big reaction to a very small (and made up) problem. Little details like the man has only been gone for 3 months but she doesnt recognize his car, he got a new car?!? And I understand that is a long time when you haven't heard from someone but you wouldn't try to find him and have it out before meeting with a divorce lawyer, lawyers are expensive.

It was a good listen for being what it is but try not to think too hard ton the details.

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Ugh

I'm not sure if this is a 2 or 3 star book! I despise Jude and obviously communication is a foreign subject to him. Tessa is stupid he walked away from her and she just took him back. Ugh frustrating!

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Sometimes time apart is needed.

He walked out, without explanation, leaving his new wife, parents and friends.
She had started her own business, got on with life, although her heart was elsewhere.
Now, he's back, but why?
Yeap, read or listen to the audiobook, it's a gritty, everyday story, that gives you hope.

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Tessa & Jude

Tessa and Jude have a serious issue of a lack of communication. Neither says what they are thinking or feeling and leave too much for the other to guess.

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Not so sweet

This is the story of a husband who disappeared after 6 months of marriage with no word why. He finally shows up months later without ever calling his wife. Why? Because his best friend left his wife a message that he misunderstood. What happens when he returns? Are there shouts about how much he hurt his wife and family? Doors shut in his face? No. Just sad faces and forgiveness for his weak butt. Not my kind of drama.

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not compelling enough

I am not sure why but I wasn't sympathetic enough especially to our hero. I still do not get why he suddenly walked away. Even having 2 narrators when the story is written in 3rd POV was beyond me.

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Frustrating

I’m glad this is free with my subscription because it’s disappointing. I don’t like the plot of big misunderstandings breaking up a relationship in the first place but I was hoping there was a good reason behind the husband leaving and for him to grovel when he returned. Neither happened. The male MC got jealous and insecure over a voice message and left without talking to his wife about it. When he returned some months later, he kept putting off his explanations until threatened with divorce. Once he did, wife takes him back right away. That was it. No grand gesture, no grovel, no promises that he won’t do the same thing. Ugh!

Voice actors were okay.

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Not all things are sweet all the time.

When all things look so good and turn up so bad. Never give up. Things can always turn around.

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Short and sweet!

I enjoyed Tessa and Jude’s story. Just because it’s short doesn’t mean it isn’t filled with plenty of emotion and a good plot that is engaging and entertaining. Tessa and Jude were newlyweds when he overheard a telephone message and jumped to the wrong conclusion and left town. Now he’s back but so many questions and fears remain. Angela Moore and George Wickham did a fine job performing their characters. My 4 star rating reflects the novella length only.

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