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Publisher's Summary

Written in Lauren K. Denton’s signature Southern style, The One You’re With tells the story of a seemingly perfect marriage rocked by secrets from the past.

High-school sweethearts Mac and Edie Swan lead a seemingly picture-perfect life in the sleepy-sweet community of Oak Hill, near Mobile, Alabama. Edie is a respected interior designer, Mac is a beloved pediatrician, and they have two great kids and a historic home on tree-lined Linden Avenue. From the outside, the Swan family is the definition of “the good life”. And life is good - mostly. Until a young woman walks into Mac’s office one day. A young woman whose very existence threatens all Mac and Edie have built and all they think they know about each other.

Nineteen years after a summer apart, with a family and established lives and careers, the past that Mac and Edie thought they left behind has come back to greet them. For the first time, constants in their lives are called into question: their roles as parents, their reputation as upstanding members of the community, and the very foundations of their marriage. As they wade through the upheaval in both their family and professional lives, they must each examine choices they made long ago and chart a new course for their future.

Praise for The One You’re With:

“Lauren Denton is a master not only of Southern fiction, but at capturing the nuance of complicated, messy relationships. This is one of those rare books that I devoured in less than 24 hours, yet didn't want to end.” (Colleen OakleyUSA Today best-selling author of You Were There Too)

“Reading a Lauren K. Denton book is like spending time with treasured friends. With her warmhearted Southern voice, she expertly guides readers along the achingly emotional path of a marriage in trouble in The One You’re With." (Heather WebberUSA Today best-selling author of Midnight at the Blackbird Café)

  • Full-length Southern women’s fiction
  • Stand-alone novel
  • Book length: 116,000 words
©2021 Lauren K. Denton (P)2021 Thomas Nelson

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Thank you Audible for helping me to find a book with clean content! I loved it!!!!!!!

Firstly, I want to say how happy I am to see that Audible have a “clean content “ category of books. No matter how careful I screened and played the 5 min preview, After I purchased the book the F- bombs and other cursing started to fly. I had to always return it. I was all ready to drop my subscription when I ran upon this “clean content “ category. I saw it, selected this book and absolutely LOVED it!!!! I couldn’t put it down!!!!It was excellent’. I gave the narration a 4 only because she had a few problems maintaining the voice differential between a few of the characters every now and then. I can only imagine how difficult that is, but other than that — she was awesome! I loved the way the author wrote in the present and past interchangeably. She bought these characters to life. Listen, if you are looking for a book that is absolutely galvanizing with absolutely NO foul language then this is it!!!!! Another thing… I want to say that a good book do not have to have trashy words and foul language to be entertaining or express emotions. Exceptional authors like this one can write without that sort of language. This author rocks!!!!!!

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Best book of her's yet!

Great story and characters. I didn't want it to end! Great narration too! Love this author.

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Real, and sweet.

This rendering of LKD’s latest book has such pathos and humanity; it explores the full range of emotions that we can encounter in our daily lives. Characters unwittingly behave recklessly, burying the past - but eventually have to come to a total reckoning and acceptance of the fallout. Warmly delivered with a range of character voices and personalities by the reader.
Highly recommended.

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A wonderful story

She did it again. Keeps your interest the entire book and leaves you wishing there was more! Well done!

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Wonderful!

I couldn’t stop listening! I love all of Lauren’s books. I can’t wait for others in the future

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Heartwarming & easy to listen to

The tangled story and the focus on going through hard things, especially in a marriage, was real & raw. The confusion and struggle that love of the heart can bring with it, the challenge of learning to forgive, admitting when you’re wrong, and choosing the next right step….these are all things people deal with everyday. Laura put it all out there and tied it very well together. The narration was smooth and easy to listen to and I enjoyed the flashbacks from past to present day.
Enjoy the listen!

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Great storyline!

Interesting story like I have never read before! I felt it ended rather abruptly but am thinking maybe it could continue in another book!

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So bad I couldn't even finish it.

Self absorbed, self made victim of a wife.
For those of you mid 40's like me, this saying should resonate with you - "We were on a break!"
Husband has a summer fling that results in a child and the wife is the victim? Save your money and time. Also, I am a southerner and this narratorsslow pace and ridiculous drawl were infuriating.

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On the edge of my seat!

I really enjoyed this book. It was a little slow in the beginning but the author had to set the stage for what was to come. Had me eager to keep listening as much as I could, as it kept me on the edge of my seat!!

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So trite

Full of southern stereotypes and fluff characters fitting in to a typical southern narrative. Boring and empty.