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My Way to You

Creek Canyon, Book 1
Written by: Catherine Bybee
Narrated by: Ariela Crow
Series: Creek Canyon
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary

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Publisher's Summary

A woman’s journey through tragedy leads to the discovery of love in a novel about hope and survival by New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee.

When a wildfire nearly destroys Parker Sinclair’s family home, it’s just one more disaster to add to her mountain of stress. For the past two years, she has shouldered the responsibility of raising her younger brother and sister after their parents’ untimely deaths. Forced to leave college for a crappy job that barely pays the bills, Parker manages her family property, which consumes every aspect of her life. Now winter is coming and the forecast isn’t spreading sunshine on the dark cloud over her head. The last thing Parker needs is a mudslide destroying everything she has worked so hard to maintain.

Colin Hudson’s job as a public works supervisor is to protect Parker’s property and neighborhood from further damage. But it’s a little hard when the owner of the land is a control freak who tries to do everything herself. The hardworking, attractive young woman is far from the “hot mess” she claims to be. In fact, her tight grip of control is one of the things that attract him the most. It’s also the hardest to crack. Now Colin’s working overtime to help Parker open up her heart, trust him, and let him in.

As Parker and Colin work together to keep her home and neighborhood safe, they may be in for another disaster. Or they may just realize that sometimes it takes destruction to create something new.

©2020 Catherine Bybe (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“A healthy, mutually supportive relationship is at the center of the touching first Creek Canyon romance from Bybee (Faking Forever). Romance fans will be pleased with this tender love story.” (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Just My Opinion
  • 12-03-20

Expected More

There was so much build up ahead of time for this book and I was so anxious for it to be released that I have to say I was really expecting much more drama and excitement than it produced. I know this book was based on personal experiences and don’t mean to downplay these in anyway however this is my honest opinion on the book. It began really well and I loved all of the characters throughout the entire book and came to care for all of them. Unfortunately the book became rather boring, with way too many descriptions that weren’t really necessary to the story in my opinion. I was so tempted to fast forward so many times but was afraid I would miss something important. I needn’t have worried because I wouldn’t have. The book picked up in the last hour and once again became exciting, unfortunately I felt as though it was almost rushed at the end. Having said all this, the book was well written, as all of Catherine Bybee books always are. The romance between Parker and Colin was sweet and I wish there had been more focus on that. I will definitely get the next book to see what happens with Erin. As for the narrator, I thought she did an okay job. Her male voices were quite weak and she seemed to pause inappropriately throughout the story.

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  • ejc
  • 14-03-20

Raw and real - amazing with unexpected authenticity

Before I started this book, I expected to read (listen to) what I think of as a Catherine Bybee book. (Which I love - her books are wonderful.) Then I started listening.

Wow. This was not what I expected. It was real, raw, with amazing feeling and passion. The book is authentic. Even before I read the author’s note, The depth of feeling and knowledge shown made it authentic. It took place in a life that was foreign to me - all I knew of mudslides was what I saw on national tv. But I now felt it, felt like I lived it with Parker. I finally understood what life was like and why people choose to stay in their homes even given the dangers of fire and mudslides. And the characters - they are what made this real, understanding - and a true romance.

This book isn’t as polished as her other books, but that is what makes it powerful, captivating, and amazing. The characters, situation, relationships are developed and deep. As a parent of a teenage boy just younger than Parker’s brother, I can attest to the authenticity of Austin’s character. I’ve known people with aspects of many of the other characters’ personalities. This is part of what makes it real. True. Not just an escape book.

The narrator isn’t what I expected - but she is right for this book. She took this fantastic book and conveyed the characters, the feelings, the passion with deftness and emotion.

I can not recommend this book enough.

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  • cabb
  • 26-05-20

Long and repetitive

This book was for too dramatic and annoying. Constant threat of natural disasters. This one dragged on and on.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-05-20

Just once count your blessings!

The main character had a lot of trauma in her life for sure. But it got pretty tiring hearing about all the financial resources and support she had to survive and thrive. There was also never consideration for the public resources being used in order for her to live in an area like that. I live in Southern California too. I live in an area that is prone to wild fire, flooding, and mudslides; but not in the middle of a damn wash or up against a hillside. that's just waiting for the next big rain to come tumbling down on my house. Sad that she lost her parents. hard that she had to step up for her family. But she had the resources. I see this on the news ever year. People living on the top of a Hill that wants to fall down into the ocean. And when bad things happen they want the government to come and bail them out so that they can rebuild so that it can happen over and over again. But the very poor are asked pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. Rugged individualism for the poor...Socialism for the wealthy.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-05-20

Good book

Loved it. A great love story. Narrative voices were good also. I could not put it down. Page turner and a few tears.

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  • Kirsten C. Rickard
  • 13-05-20

the tenant

i was looking for more of her story. (1) to fall in love with the brother or (2) the x boyfriend to show up and cause trouble . she was just “there”

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  • kindlejunkie
  • 02-05-20

Loved it

Everything I expected from Catherine Bybee. Can't wait to read the next book in the series.

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  • Cassie
  • 26-04-20

Horrible narrator

I haven’t been able to pay attention to the story, because the narrator is so awful. No inflection, no flow to the story. I would describe it as choppy. I can only presume the positive reviews are from those that know the narrator personally. I have always like books by Catherine Bybee, just not a fan of this narrator.

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  • Diana del Bosque
  • 21-04-20

Excelente muy bueno especial para esta época de pandemia a estos de todo les pasa

Muy muy bueno existe para estos días de cuarentena gracias a autora es uno de fumadores obras

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  • Oldbbcoach
  • 18-04-20

A quite different Catherine Bybee story

Catherine Bybee is my favorite author, and I don’t believe I have ever read one of her books that I didn’t think was terrific. This said , this was a departure from her usual book. I don’t know it was a personal story are not but it seemed to be a love story set in a physically harsh environment with a lot of challenges from nature. The engineering seemed to play a big role. I thought the narrative was rather lifeless compared to her previous audiobooks. The energy of her prior books that concentrated on social stress and intrigue rather than physical/environmental threats, seemed so much more compelling than this current book. I listened to this book first rather than reading it so this may have had some effect with the lackluster presentation. But I listened to “Say it again” first before reading it and it was terrific. This audiobook was a little disappointing.

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  • Angela ~ Jezabell Girl & Friends
  • 08-05-20

Another wonderful story

As soon as I finish one book by Catherine Bybee I find myself craving the next. This was another beautiful story with adorable characters.

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  • AGATA
  • 13-04-20

Did not enjoy it

I’m huge fan. This was first book I didn’t enjoy. The plot and main characters and .. I don’t honestly know. It’s just like.. this story does not have usual vibe.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-03-20

Not A Favourite

A bit different to Catherine's other books, I found it a little gloomy. Hope the next one is more cheerful.