Saturday, April 29, 2023

The End of Me (The Downfall of Us #1) by Claudia Y. Burgoa ~ Audiobook Review


One moment destroyed our perfect love.

This is an emotional, angsty, tearjerker Why Choose? Romance Duet by USA Today Bestselling Author Claudia Burgoa.

I fell in love with Archer St. James long ago.
We were children, but our hearts just knew it.
We were soulmates.
Our love was eternal.

But it wasn’t.

My future and my heart shattered the day he died.
Well, they say he died, but I still sense him.
They call it ghost pains.
It’s like my soul can’t live without him.

And after seven years, I’m almost ready to let him go…
There are two men who claimed to care for me—even love me.
One looks almost like the man I lost.
The other is so different, but the invisible link between us pulls me to him.

My already shattered heart is torn between the past, the present, and a dangerous future with two men.

The End of Me is the first book of The Downfall of Us Duet. An angst-filled Why Choose? MMF romance about broken hearts, loss, and hope.

đź’”Friends to lovers

đź’”Forced Proximity

đź’”Childhood Romance


đź’”Age gap

đź’”Second Chance

đź’”Opposites Attract



đź’”Forbidden romance

đź’”MFM / MMF romance/Polyamorous romance




Archer St. James was a person I have heard about in several books; how he went missing in a mission that went wrong and has since been presumed dead. But seven years later, Piper still holds on to the fact that she can feel his heart beating, so she knows he's alive. This story starts with the events that caused Archer's disappearance, and we see what a toll it has played on Piper's heart, especially as she goes through the letters and videos that he left for her in the event he was killed on a mission.

This isn't an easy time for Piper, but she does everything Archer sets out for her in each of his letters, which includes getting help at the practice, which is how she meets Derick. D and Piper have great chemistry, and even though she feels the pull, there is no way she will betray the man she knows is still alive.

I don't want to give too much away about what happened to Archer. Still, he is alive, only he has amnesia and cannot remember anything about his past, heck he can't even remember how to walk or read so he is given a physical therapist that will help him become what he was told he was before the accident...a little hint he wasn't who he is told he is.

This story had a nice flow to it, and I loved that Piper and Derick got close and that Piper had established a working relationship with Finn through texts that at times, became a little flirty.

I listened to the audiobook version, and the narration from Jason Clarke, Maxine Mitchell, and Lance Greenfield brought this story to life. I loved how they went back and forth between one another when there were text messages. Instead of just the narration of whom the chapter was mainly about, it was done in duel narration which was amazing.

This book ended on a cliffhanger, and I am so glad I downloaded WHEN FOREVER FINDS US so I could dive right in.

This book is perfect for readers that enjoy Contemporary Romances, Grumpy/Sunshine Romances, Age Gap Romances, Triad Romances, Second Chance at Love Romances, Workplace Romances, or Romances that include a person with Disabilities (mental trauma, amnesia, etc.)

Happy Reading!!!

**I have voluntarily reviewed an Advanced listeners Copy of this book for my Blog, Nadine's Obsessed with Books**


Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. 

She writes alluring, thrilling stories about complicated women and the men who take their breaths away. Her books are the perfect blend of steamy and heartfelt, filled with emotional characters and explosive chemistry. Her writing takes readers to new heights, providing a variety of tears, laughs, and shocking moments that leave fans on the edge of their seats.

 She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, her youngest two children, and three fluffy dogs.

When Claudia is not writing, you can find her reading, knitting, or just hanging out with her family. At night, she likes to binge watch shows or movies with her equally geeky husband.


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