Monday, March 20, 2023

✱✱AudioBook Review✱✱ The Way of Us by Claudia Burgoa

 The Way of Us

Paradise Bay Billionaire Brothers, Book 5

By: Claudia Burgoa

Narrated by: Joe Arden & Janine Granda

USA Today Bestselling Author Claudia Burgoa delivers an emotional, slow-burn, friends-to-lovers, fake relationship, accidental pregnancy romance you don’t want to miss.

Sometimes you have to stop planning and live in the moment.

What do you do when your grandma wants to set you up on a date?

You fake it. Simple.

At least, that’s what I thought ten years ago.

It was a little lie: I’m dating Heathcliff Spearman.

Tall, dark, and incredibly handsome Heath Spearman.

My best friend.

I never thought things would get out of hand.

But things snowballed, and my grandparents think he’s my fiancé.


They say some moments can change your life forever. Five happened to me in less than two months.

1. My grandparents threaten to visit me.

2. Heath offers to play the role of my fake fiancé.

3. We kiss—the kind of kiss that takes your breath away.

4. The lines between us blur. We go from friends to friends-with-benefits.

5. The word positive appears on the pregnancy test.

I’m positively screwed.

Have I mentioned Heath doesn’t want children or a family?

Oh, and of course, my grandparents caught the lie…

What am I supposed to do now?

The Way of Us is an interconnected standalone in the Paradise Bay Billionaire Brothers series. A beautiful and heartfelt story of a strong woman who never gave up on family and love. A man who’s determined to rescue and defend her.

This is a redeeming love story that’ll have readers holding their breath until the very last page.

Momma Says: 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

So, did anyone else want to shake Heath until his teeth rattled, or was that just me? I've been mad at characters before, several times, but it's been a bit since I was this mad at a character. Of course, I loved him to pieces at the same time, so there's that. The last line of the blurb mentions that this is a redeeming love story, and that's 100% accurate. I was rooting so hard for that redemption!
I'll leave that right there, so I don't give too much away. The blurb gives us a lot, but there's a whole lot more, and I don't want to spoil it. This is where that last line comes into play again because there are so many hold-your-breath moments in this impossible-to-put-down story. Heath and Atzi have so much chemistry between them, and there's just something special about the love between friends. Even more so when it grows into more, and this pair definitely has more.
We also get to visit with some friends from romances past, which is always a treat, and there's even some suspense thrown in, which I didn't expect but enjoyed that edge-of-my-seat addition to the story. If you've never read a Claudia Burgoa romance, you don't know what you're missing. The Way of Us is packed with feels and so many terrific characters. It's a wonderfully written romance done like only Claudia Burgoa can.
Take an already great story and put it in the hands of Joe Arden and Janine Granda for some equally great narration. As I mentioned, this one is packed with feels, and every one of them comes through loud and clear. I already loved Joe Arden's swoony voice, but Janine Granda was new to me. She certainly holds her own, and I'll be looking for more from her. So, whether you prefer to read it or listen to it, you can't go wrong with this one.

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