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Ben Porter may be living the dream, but it’s not his.

His dad’s health scare might not be the ideal reason to come home for the summer, but it’s a welcome break from the stellar glitz of Ben’s life in Los Angeles. Even if modeling has him rivaling Marky Mark’s fame, posing isn’t his passion. Landing a role with a Boston Shakespeare theater brings him closer to fulfilling his dreams of being a real actor.

Facing the reason he went west in the first place? That’s another story.

Lucy Minola’s dreams were shattered seven years ago when a drunk driver smashed into her brother’s car. She knows it was her fault. So as penance, she works hard to care for her family, goes to confession faithfully, and buries all the feelings she had for the person who left when she needed him most: her brother’s best friend.

When an injured dog brings them back together, Lucy’s good-girl façade begins to crack. Women everywhere are obsessed with the rad bod they see in magazines, but she’s the only one Ben seems to notice.

She can’t trust herself with the man who walked away… but can she let him go a second time?

This bittersweet romance, Book #2 in Karen Grey’s 1980’s Boston Classics series, proves that everyone deserves a second chance in love and in life.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Ben and Lucy’s story was sweet, sexy, funny, and full of heart.” – Royal Blue Romance

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Once again, Karen Grey transports readers back to the late 1980’s, complete with corded telephones and mix tapes…The story features real characters with real emotions. I love watching Ben and Lucy work through the pain, anger, and rough spots because love is worth it.” – That’s What I’m Talking About

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The narration was on point. Emma Wilder’s quavers bring the characters’ emotions to life. You can’t help but feel with them. Oh so many feels! The sound of a rewound tape that announces flashbacks was a stroke of genius, as it serves its purpose while giving an 80’s touch to the narration.” – Vero Ticker

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Listening to this book just made me happy and I couldn’t get enough.  I enjoyed the first book in this series and had expected to like this book just as much.  I ended up liking it even more than the first.  I think that Lucy and Ben’s story just clicked for me and the superb narration was able to take the story to the next level.  I am so glad that I decided to listen to this book.” – Carole’s Random Life in Books

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “It’s a charming second-chance romance featuring a cute dog, a gorgeous hero, a prickly heroine, mix-tapes, and enough eighties references for those of us of a certain age to get nostalgic over!… the superb narration is definitely worth the price of admission, and if you’re after a low-angst romance featuring a cute mutt, a hot model-turned-Shakespearian actor and the dog trainer he loves, then it might just be a perfect fit.” – AudioGals

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