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In a Lifetime by [Wayne, Ariadne]
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When Matt lays eyes on Ella, it’s love at first sight. At the very least, lust. But when fate steps in, Matt ends up playing Good Samaritan and losing the girl he wants to his best friend, Sam.

When Ella and Sam marry, Matt leaves the country, desperate to get over the deep feelings he has for his friend’s wife. When he returns, he finds a couple struggling with infertility; cracks appearing in their relationship. Making things worse, his feelings for Ella have intensified.

When you’re in love with your best friend’s wife, whose side do you take when everything falls apart?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1106 KB
  • Print Length: 342 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Wendy Smith (1 December 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B018UZPEI4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,000 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

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Wow... Probably one of the best stories I have read in a long time! I love Matt and Ella and I can't wait to see what happens next!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars It would be better without the repetitiveness 12 August 2016
By Alyssa - Published on
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Without giving too much away, this book is dominantely written from the male's perspective, which I really enjoyed. With romance novels I feel as though male perspective is hard to come across. The reason I can't give this book a perfect 5 is because of the redundancy. I truly felt, especially towards the end, that I was reading the same sentence every paragraph or so, and it became very tedious. The end of the book was hard to get through because I felt like the last 4 chapters could have been condensed, and the follow up book would have been better as an epilogue. I know that each writer has a different style, but the constant redundancy really made this a hard sell at the end. Overall not a bad book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking and has your heart pumping. You will love this family! 18 April 2017
By Dina Dylik - Published on
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Oh, the feels you experience while reading this book are both good and bad so have some tissues handy when reading. This book is told from a dual POV and gives us the insight to both sides and makes the book that much more real; however, I would have loved to see more on Sam’s side. This can only mean we may get more on this trio down the road, I hope. For those of you who do not like love triangles, I am going to say this really isn’t a triangle cause Matt never pursues Ella and sits back on the sidelines loving her the only way he has been able to as a BF until an opportunity changes this.
All it takes is one look at a girl across the room and Matt falls hard. Being the good guy that Matt is he doesn’t get to Ella in time before his BF Sam claims her. You will find out why, lips are sealed, but this intro to these two HOT men will give you clues on what to expect in this story. He does what a good BF would do and sits back and loses the girl to Sam. He will take being the BF to both even though it breaks his heart more and more. Let’s not forget how much it breaks our hearts as well! The author does an amazing job of allowing us to step into the story and become each character. Matt can only take so much and decides to leave the country for awhile since Sam and Ella are now engaged to be married. When he returns though they are struggling to conceive and their relationship wasn’t like it was before he left. Vanessa who is Ella’s sister is a major key character in helping Matt come home to see what is going on with his two BFs. He is speechless just as we are as we start seeing a side of Sam we don’t expect. Wow! Did not expect the turn that we were given with Sam’s bomb dropper and then no matter how many times Ella tries to speak to him he doesn’t listen to what she must say that is huge. I went from loving Salmonella to thinking this Hollywood name totally fits Sam as he is like a poison and does not deserve Ella. She is loving and always puts those she loves first. Ella truly loves Sam, but she doesn’t deserve to just settle she deserves the world.
Matt your tattoo just goes to show how deep your feelings were and I think this was a major plus for Ella once she sees that your feelings aren’t just sympathy feelings and that you truly do love her. I could not even wrap my head around how much Sam changed and it leaves you tearing up quite a few times. We should have known better when daddy dearest wasn’t to keen on Sam and what was going to be their future someday. Ella is strong and forgiving after many years of dealing with a major turning point. Matt your love for Ella and the turning point brings happy tears to our eyes. Your love for Ella and her family is awesome! I also love the banter between you and Nessa.
I first got to meet Ella, Matt and Sam in Nessa and Connor’s book and was intrigued when I found out they had their own story. I’m glad that I read this book as it is very real and shows you that when life falls apart someone is there to help you pick up the pieces. You will fall in love with all characters, but you will especially fall in love with Matt.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Meh 4 September 2016
By Lindsey - Published on
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I thought this sounded like a good premise for a book, that's what drew me to read it. Realistically, though, it could have been shortened by at least a hundred pages by eliminating the excessive repetition of how much Matt loved Ella. Like, we get it, you're creepily obsessed, it doesn't have to be repeated in every paragraph. There were also numerous spelling and grammar errors, but that didn't take away nearly as much as the obsession did. In all, I don't
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5.0 out of 5 stars Romantic and addictive page-turner! 29 November 2016
By Jen Thomason - Published on
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Wow, I don’t even know where to begin with this story and how absolutely crazy I became over Matt from the first page forward… Matt was sexy, smart, sweet, funny, and so adorably selfless and caring it was unreal! Then again, he is a character in a book and not real, unfortunately! Matt falls in love with Ella from the minute he sees her, but unfortunately, she hooks up with Sam. Matt becomes the proverbial third wheel as Ella and Sam’s relationships grows and he remains their best friend. Matt and Ella have a few “moments” here and there but it’s not until he decides to move away that he finally tells her how he feels about her. Ella seems like the ideal girl from the very beginning and is not only beautiful but a perpetual caretaker and just a big-hearted person. Moreover, she comes from a wonderful family that immediately adore Matt, but never quite “took” to Sam. I especially loved her sassy younger sister, Vanessa who flirts with Matt from day one and basically does what she can to get a rise out of people, but in a fun way! Sam seems great for the bigger part of the novel, but after Matt returns home and the “trying to get pregnant” issue has obviously taken it’s toll on Ella and Sam, it becomes clear that Sam was nothing but a complete ass. He quickly changed from good, fun-loving guy to the epitome of a selfish and immature human.

“In a Lifetime” is full of frustrations, happy moments, sad moments, and so on… Ariadne Wayne’s writing and characterization quickly reeled me in and I did not move from my seat until I was done reading this book, easily devouring it in just a few hours. These are not millionaires or perfect people – but the characters seemed very real and human, making mistakes, screwing up, and trying to make things better again. Despite all of the challenges and obstacles, Matt’s unrelenting love for Ella was truly beautiful and moving. I cheered for him throughout this entire novel, all the while hoping that Ella could resolve her feelings and find the happy young lady she was at the beginning of the novel. This unexpected gem that I stumbled upon was amazing and I’ve already gotten the next two books in this serious which I will probably finish before bed tonight! If you love contemporary romance with some conflict and issues to build suspense, this is the book for you!
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart wrenching 14 April 2017
By katlou - Published on
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Loved this book had me captivated from start to finish. Loved reading Matt and Ella come together and the story of how they got there. Can't wait to read more from this author. I wasn't sure how the triangle was going to play out but it kept me on my toes guessing the next turn. Great read that made you fall in love with the characters and laughed and cries with them

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