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When they were only teenagers, Axel and Caxton were caught making out in the woods at church camp. And afterward, Cax had disappeared from all the youth group activities.

Six years later Axel is astonished to spot his first love's face in the crowd of a college basketball game he's watching on television - at a school that has just offered him a job. It's a thousand miles away, in a tiny rural town. But suddenly he can't wait to get there.

Cax can't believe his eyes when Axel appears in the same Massachusetts town where he now lives. And he's still just as drawn to him as ever. But he can't let himself go there again, because loving Axel will mean giving up everything else he holds dear.

Both men have so much to lose. But as far as their love is concerned, it's Hello Forever.

©2017 Sarina Bowen (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • 🎧 Cyndi Marie🎧 ☆★Audiobook Addict★☆
  • 10-09-17

✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

I was hoping for more of Caleb and Josh in this book but I still enjoyed this book very much. This is absolutely a stand alone so if you haven't read book 1, you should because it was amazing but you don't have to to understand this one.

I love that all of the MM books I've read by Sarina Bowen have characters that have known each other forever, that always helps me fall in love quickly with the love story. These two have some serious obstacles to work around to be together but they handle it beautifully. I love that this book had zero self created drama and that ending had me swooning!!! Great book!!

The narration was great, I'm a huge fan of Teddy Hamilton so I knew I'd love the narration but the were both great.

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  • 🎧Pam Audio-Fanatic🎧
  • 05-12-17

5 Hello Forever Stars

When I first started this book I thought… OH No not another one where the man can’t accept who he is.

But I kept on reading because it is Sarina Bowen and she hasn’t steered me wrong yet.

And I found that I really enjoyed Axel and Caxton’s story because one accepts who he is and the other learns to accept himself because of the other one.

It really is a great story of finding yourself even when the odds feel like they are against you.

I hope Sarina writes more MM because she just makes you feel so many things for these strong men who want and need love too.

The narration was fanfreakingtastic as always when these two preform together.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

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  • Brandi - Let's Read Romance
  • 13-03-19

I love a Teddy Hamilton narration!

Just another sweet MM from the fantastic Sarina Bowen.

This follows Axl and Cax, two guys who were ripped apart at the age of 16, but manage to reconnect at 22.

It's a sweet story, with real issues, yet it still manages to remain fun and sexy.

I loved seeing Josh and Caleb in this book and the roles they played with Cax and Axl. I'm also loved Boz.

Fun story with great narrators--TEDDY HAMILTON, ladies! Teddy. Freaking. Hamilton.

I swear, I think I'm obsessed

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  • Shay
  • 07-11-18

Enjoyable story; mediocre narration

I enjoyed the first book in this series much more than this, but it was still very good. Much like the last book, Teddy Hamilton did a great job, but Dake Bliss just did not fit and kind of ruined the flow of the story.

There were a couple of editing errors too that were so egregious they should be mentioned: At one point Josh (or Caleb?) said they’re going to “Maggie & Dylan’s.” Did Maggie divorce Daniel and marry someone named Dylan? Did the narrator read it wrong? Or did the author forget her character’s name? Also, during one of the sexy times, the narrator said, “he groined.” I’m assuming he meant “groaned,” so, again, either the narrator misread it or it was a typo and the narrator was being a pro and read it verbatim. Either way, it made me laugh out loud. :)

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  • Nicole Atom
  • 05-02-18

Stay away. One of the narrators (Dake Bliss) is awful

Someone below said it and I thought “come on how bad can the guy be?” But yikes he’s awful. From the fact that it seems like he’s using less professional equipment that your standard audible narrator (I have to turn up the volume five extra notches for his as compare to Teddy’s) to the fact that he is so stilted in his “performance” (I use that word so loosely.) Where as Teddy is truly what you’re used to from great audiobook narrators this other guy (Dake...dank) is reading poorly and doing such a stilted.....job of it. (That weird ellipses pause there is what it’s......like to hear him read the book) honestly I’m trying to decide if I should ask for money back because wow. Please only listen to this as a last resort. Read it or just skip this story overall. That’s how bad the performance is to hear. I truly love the author’s other works but this is a painful listen.

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  • Annie The Audible Addict!!!
  • 05-08-17

I REALLY LOVED THIS ONE!! GREAT STORY!!!

If you could sum up Hello Forever in three words, what would they be?

Beautiful, Sexy, Awesome!!

What did you like best about this story?

The love these 2 guys had for each other...they were childhood sweethearts...they were meant to be!! LOVED!!!

Have you listened to any of Dake Bliss and Teddy Hamilton ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have...this one was better than book 1...Older characters and they were more settled into each other I think...It just clicked better!!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both!! My heart is so full now!!

Any additional comments?

Axel and Cax!!! Ohhh these poor young men just wanted to be together..to love each other freely and Cax's dad was a total D Bag...he tried everything to keep them apart..threats first.and when it didnt work...Violence....But true love is unbreakable....and in the end it prevailed...I love Sarina Bowen books!! I need more!!

TOTALLY RECOMMEND!!!!

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  • Danise Johnson
  • 07-04-21

Doesn’t compare to Him and Us

I absolutely loved Him and Us, but this story falls short. I couldn’t get into it at all and if it hadn’t been included on audible for free I wouldn’t have finished it.

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  • Aileen E. Cote
  • 27-03-21

Great Story BUT Dake Bliss...WTH?!!!

Both books in this series get 5 wonderful stars for the story lines, romance and steam! I never met a Sarina Bowen story that I did not absolutely ❤️❤️❤️. I loved both of these stories. Hello Forever was my favorite of the two.
And, Teddy Hamilton...Oh Teddy! How I love thee!
As I said in my review of book 1, he should have narrated this book solo.
Having said that, who is this Dake Bliss guy?? He is the opposite of blissful. These are the first and last books Of his that I will listen to. Painful and cringe-worthy are two descriptions that come to mind. Aren’t these narrators supposed to be trained actors or at least trained readers? Just because he knows the words, doesn’t make him qualified. He may as well have been reading a phone book.
Think, Teddy Hamilton’s absolute polar opposite.
Ironically, he read most of the sexy times. It was awkward and icky. He’s got a beautiful voice but really needs acting lessons or more experience or coaching in the Romance genre.
Super disappointing because this is truly a wonderful, super steamy love story. I wish it were re-recorded with another actor or with just Teddy playing all characters.
Oh, Teddy...(Sigh) 😊❤️

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  • VSgirl
  • 25-03-21

Good!

Liked the book but again, Dake sounded like a robot. Teddy is fantastic though. Love it when he narrates. I was happy Caleb and Josh were in this book too. I loved their story...

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  • JR Maxwell
  • 19-12-20

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  • Muzla82
  • 20-11-20

Pretty good story and ok performances

Took a while to get into it but once in I loved it. Great story with nice characters. Really good to have a happy ending on one of these

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  • Debra McDonald
  • 09-01-18

True love

Axel and Cax story is beautifully told in this audio book that it still made me weep. A must have

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  • Alan
  • 05-08-19

Loved this!

Romance novels are the literary equivalent of dessert - often gooey, sometimes sticky, always sweet - and who doesn’t like dessert? I’ve enjoyed every Sarina Bowen m/m novel I’ve read. I warm to the characters, I find the plots engaging, and I’m hooked on the happily ever afters! Teens, Axel and Cax meet during church activities only to have their friendship derailed. Years later Axel wants to reconnect, while Cax fears the fallout of a relationship will have on his repressed family. Delicious narration by the best in the business!

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  • Lara
  • 23-07-17

Got a bit bored

I returned this one as I won't listen again. By the end I just wanted it to end. Story was predictable, sweet, but predictable. Just got bored by about half way but persevered.
The two main characters Ax and Cax - kind of confusing too