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  • The Ruthless Gentleman

  • By: Louise Bay
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

As a chief stewardess on luxury superyachts, I massage egos, pamper the spoiled, and cater to the most outlandish desires of the rich and famous. I've never had a guest want something I can't give them. Until British businessman Hayden Wolf comes aboard - all sexy swagger and mysterious requests. But guests are strictly off limits and I've never broken a rule. Not even bent one. My family are depending on me and I can't lose my job. Only problem is Hayden Wolf is looking at me like I just changed his life. And he's touching me like he's about to change mine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the characters!

  • By CDBW on 05-09-18

A SWEET FEEL-GOOD CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-18

Louise Louise Louise.. every single time I start one of your glorious books your stories captivate me.. and, with this your latest crowd pleaser, it’s every bit as enjoyable and entertaining as all the rest. All of Venture Capitalist/Entrepreneur British CEO Hayden Wolf’s latest acquisitions have gone bad because he has a spy somewhere in his office - but Hayden thinks he’s got the perfect plan to sneak his next deal past the spy who’s been selling secrets to his greedy vindictive rival who’s made their war personal. His plan is to disappear, hire a private yacht and crew for 8 weeks, work under the grid to buy his next acquisition.. and reap all the rewards. However, somewhere over one of the Oceans, Hayden loses his heart to Avery Walker - the very attentive, efficient, alluring and sweet Head Stewardess.. unfortunately he also loses his mind a few weeks later when he accuses an innocent Avery of a crime she didn’t commit.

As Head Stewardess on private yachts Avery knew she had a great job sailing the Caribbean and Mediterranean for weeks/months at a time.. but she needed the money and tips it paid to send home to her Dad to pay for her disabled brother’s ever increasing medical bills. However, when a handsome, charming, sexy Englishman called Hayden Wolf climbs aboard demanding no phones, no computers and no communication with the outside world, Avery thinks that being without her phone is going to be her biggest challenge. But Avery is very very wrong.. because resisting Hayden’s many charms will be a challenge, giving in to their off-the-charts chemistry will be a challenge, keeping their mutual attraction a secret will be a challenge, their secret romance will challenge her career.. and, being accused by Hayden of a crime Avery didn’t commit, will be one too many challenges.

Worth a credit? Yes.. there’s strong characters, occasional sexcapades, a nicely paced dual POV slow burn, character growth, angst, a bit of mystery, some choppy waters and a tidal wave were felt along the voyage before the HEA ending. Great narration by Shane East and Erin Mallon whose talents brought to life the sizzles, the swoons and the sighs.. and they made it perfect.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Stone Vows (A Stone Brothers Novel)

  • By: Samantha Christy
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 92

She's forbidden. I'm her doctor. She's my patient, my only patient. She's alone and in trouble. From the moment I see her, I know she's special. As a resident, I've spent years living and breathing hospital life. Then she comes into my ER, and my need to help her is all consuming despite the consequences. Even knowing I could lose everything I've worked for, I can't stay away. How far will I go to protect her?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A SLOOOOOOOW BUILD TO AWESOME

  • By CAROLYN on 05-08-18

A SLOOOOOOOW BUILD TO AWESOME

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-18

I’ll miss these sweet caring Stone brothers (and their significant others) as this very enjoyable series comes to an end.. but they’ve left me with happy memories of how they each struggled to get their HEA ending. And Kyle must of mentally struggled the most because, as a Doctor (a second yr Resident) ethics overruled what his heart and body already knew.. that Elizabeth, his mysterious pregnant patient, was his. But it wasn’t just one-sided because Elizabeth felt their chemistry too, their connection and their wealth of similarities.. however she had secrets.. BIG secrets and, no-matter how close they became, her past ruled and ruined her future and all that was left was a woman hoping for the impossible.

This book was told in two parts.. the first from Kyle’s POV and the second from Elizabeth’s - it was a very sloooooow burn before these two were eventually granted the impossible and that was only possible because Elizabeth’s past finally caught up with her. I loved the story however for me there were a couple of BUTs too. There were sex scenes early on BUT they were with his f...buddy and fellow Resident Gina.. I thought there were just too many and each one made my heart sink a little - I would’ve preferred it if they could’ve just been hinted at and referred to as they were the only intimacies until way waaaay into the second part of the book. The slow build was well written BUT was painfully slow and sometimes the budding romance took a backseat while the descriptive ER-building took centre stage and sadly it was heartbreaking too. However, it’s still a solid 4 star listen.. it just took its time to ferment and grow into something truly wonderful.

Worth a credit? Definitely YES and I think that’s because Erin and Jason’s awesome narration brought the one dimensional to life, gave characters heartbeats and conveyed all the necessary feels in a rollercoaster ride.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Lyric

  • By: Molly McAdams
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Fran Jewels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Maxon James understands me in a way others can’t. For as long as I can remember, he’s vowed that one day he would claim my wild, rebel heart. God knows I wanted him to try. I wanted the life he promised me in his lyrics. But his assurances couldn’t change the past, and the infamous mafia blood in my veins guarantees my heart can’t be claimed. Somewhere along the way, I slipped. I let myself believe we could have it all. Now a dark, menacing shadow hovers between us, mocking us for daring to hope for a normal future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MY OBSESSION AS THE REBEL & THE ROCKER PUSH N PULL

  • By CAROLYN on 05-06-18

MY OBSESSION AS THE REBEL & THE ROCKER PUSH N PULL

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-18

What a great addition/spin off from the Redemption series by this gifted talented author whose books have captured my heart and seized my soul. This time it’s the story of Libby an ex-mob princess who’d given her heart when they were just teenagers to her first, her only, her true love Maxon James the boy who understood her, unconditionally loved her and patiently waited for over a decade for the ‘right’ time for them. Because Maxon would go on to form a band, become a famous musician and be away for long periods on tours.. but he would beg Libby to come with him, plead with her to stop pushing him away and relish the times she’d pull him in.. but never quite all the way.

However, this time when Maxon came back their relationship was on an emotional rollercoaster with heavenly highs, devastating lows and unbelievable twists that tied him up in knots. But what Maxon didn’t know was that Libby was being stalked, she was betrothed to a Mafia Boss, she was scared and she was going to do the unthinkable to save him.

What a riveting unstoppable listen.. it was sweet, tension filled, suspenseful, sometimes sexy, romantic and frustrating too as Libby pushes and pulls, slowly uncovers and quickly covers up secrets.. and battles her emotions as she breaks both their hearts. I’m seriously in awe of Molly McAdams writing skills as she slowly revealed the mystery of what had been concealed for over a decade and to incorporate, entwine and spin it within a beautiful heartbreaking love story of the one and only kind.

Worth a credit? Abso-freaking-lutely.. I loved loved loved it. The buildup was deliciously torturous, the feels were non stop, the love was palpable and the great dual POV narration brought the magic that made this listen unforgettable.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Type

  • Blood Type series, Book 1
  • By: K.A. Linde
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Elizabeth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

For Reyna Carpenter, giving up her body isn't a choice. It's survival. In a civilization laid to waste by poverty and desperation, Reyna accepts a high-paying position with the wealthy and hungry vampire elite. Her new job is as the live-in blood escort for the intimidating, demanding, and devilishly handsome Beckham Anderson. He's everything she expected from a vampire, except for one thing - he won't feed off her. Reyna soon discovers that behind Beckham's brooding, wicked façade lies a unique and complex man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME.. BUT BEWARE - THE FIRST BITE OF A TRILOGY

  • By CAROLYN on 04-30-18

AWESOME.. BUT BEWARE - THE FIRST BITE OF A TRILOGY

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-18

I’m a huge fan of K.A. Linde and I’ve been tempted by a hot vampire or two.. so add them together and it becomes a must have listen. But wow this was far more than I was expecting.. the world-building was phenomenal, the chemistry sizzled and the unexpected lay behind ever corner.

One city.. but two worlds.. the lavish colorful decadent world of the vampires and the gray grungy world of the humans. Reyna lived in the Warehouse District with her two brothers but, with no money, no prospects and no future, her only hope was to become a live-in blood escort for the privileged vampires. But that plan went catastrophically right and catastrophically wrong when she got assigned to Beckham Anderson because Reyna saw, experienced and did things that were way.. waaay beyond her expectations. And that was due to the dark, sexy, charismatic, broody, moody vampire that she belonged to.

By chapter six I thought I’d look for more info about this book.. only to discover that it was going to end in a CLIFFHANGER and it’s book 1 of a TRILOGY. Now I love trilogies but don’t do them until ALL three books are available. However, this book’s storyline grabbed me and totally pulled me in as I eagerly anticipated the next gaspworthy twist and turn. I just couldn’t let it go.. even knowing about the cliffhanger and the months of waiting for the rest of the books. Why? well, apart from having absolutely no self control, it was because it’s that damn good.. rivetingly epically good. Every time Reyna would leave Beckham’s penthouse you just didn’t know where the days (and the nights) would take her, what drama she’d get caught up in and what horror she’d see. There was also a delicious slow burn and sensual tension between Reyna and Beckham because their push/pull relationship was fuelling seismic attraction and lust.. but there’s so much standing in their way.

Worth a credit? Oh boy YES indeedie. A refreshingly new multi-layered vampire love story told from Reyna’s POV.. a gripping story of a world that’s been overtaken and ruled by vampires.. there’s secrets, mysteries, talk of a rebellion, innocent pawns and devious players.. and two people who try to resist each other. Great narration too.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Stone Promises

  • A Stone Brothers Novel
  • By: Samantha Christy
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

We were childhood friends, me and the boy who would grow up to become Hollywood's hottest star. When I was six, I fell for him at the bus stop. When I was 15, he moved away, taking my heart with him. When I was 24, he came back for me, even though I didn't want him. The nine years we spent apart, I tried like hell to fill the void. Apparently, so did he. Instead of being addicted to me, he became addicted to women, drugs, and money.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4.5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 04-20-18

A SWEET SECOND CHANCES LOVE STORY

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-18

For me, Samantha Christy is fast becoming an auto download author.. ok I’ve only listened to two of her books.. but within those two books she gave me the perfect mix of all I wanted. She captivated me with this dual POV story about best friends whose lives took very different paths. She enthralled me as her heroine Mallory accidentally meets a now famous estranged old friend and struggles with herself to give him a second chance because his drugs, women and partying lifestyle had torn them apart years previously. She entertained me as Thad the handsome A list actor couldn’t believe his luck when a chance encounter brings ‘the one’ back into his life. But he’d messed up big in the past so he had to tread very very carefully, hold on tight and fight hard for the woman he’d always been in love with.

Teacher Mallory first squirms when asked on a date by Thad the Hollywood Superstar.. but, when she sees he’s still just Chad her once loyal best friend, Mallory starts to forgive, trust, settle down and let herself open up to hope and possibilities with Thad/Chad. Samantha Christy doesn’t take a wrong step as she navigates two people’s very different lives, reacquaints old friends, rekindles a love that had once blossomed but had never got the chance to grow, merges families and friends, throws in a wrench or two.. and writes a love story about chemistry, soul mates and second chances. With great secondary characters too.

Worth a credit? Yes definitely. This second slice of the Stone Brothers cake didn’t disappoint.. in fact it whets your appetite for more. These handsome sexy Stone brothers meet strong-minded heroines who don’t just fall into their laps like all the rest.. but, as the storylines heat up, sizzle and simmer.. love leads the couples to their HEA’s. Great narration brings the characters, the feels and the action to life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Only a Millionaire

  • A Sinclair Novella
  • By: J. S. Scott
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Powers
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

It has been a year since Brooke escaped to the lovely coastal community of Amesport, Maine, where no one knows her real name or what she’s been through. Now she’s finally heading back home to California. That means saying goodbye to Liam Sullivan, her millionaire blond god of a boss who’s fulfilled every one of Brooke’s fantasies. If only in her dreams... Liam has his fantasies, too - and he’s not letting Brooke go. When he confesses his feelings, it opens the door to an incendiary romance that’s been a long time coming.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don’t bother!

  • By gyna audain on 04-30-18

IT’S SHORT.. BUT IT’S OH SO SWEET ‘N SEXY TOO

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-18

I usually hate short stories and steer way clear of them.. but, when a trusted author includes one into a favorite series of yours, what else can you do but buy it. And I’m glad I did because not only does this tell the tale of a couple who have worked and yearned in silence for each other for a year, but it also introduces you to even more Sinclairs.

Do I wish it’d been longer? hell yes, but JSS packed a lot into this sweet low angst drama-lite Novella about Restaurant Owner Liam and his employee Brooke who had secrets.. as well as an end date when she’d be returning home. And, when that date became a reality, it forced the couple to see what had been in front of them, and in their hearts, for a whole year. But could, would and should they take their relationship to the next level.

Worth a credit? Luckily it was a sale time purchase and, at under $10, I didn’t need to weigh up ‘reward vs expenditure’ I just bought it for cash and sat back to enjoy a short ‘n sweet (and sometimes sexy too) dual POV love story. Elizabeth Powers did a great job with the dual narration chapters and her hero’s voice was very believable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stone Rules (A Stone Brothers Novel)

  • By: Samantha Christy
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke Erin Mallon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

Life hasn't been easy for Charlie. Her mother was a monster. And when Charlie left home, there wasn't always a warm bed, food, or a hot shower. She figured out how to get by on her looks. When her mother dies and she comes home to put that part of her life behind her, she finds the diary. It fills her with rage. She's out for revenge. But along the way she meets him. Ethan DOES play by the rules. And at the top of his list is "Don't get involved with clients." Will he break his rules for Charlie?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 🌟🌟 5 Stars 🌟🌟

  • By Cyndi on 03-30-18

WHAT A DELICIOUSLY ADDICTIVE TREAT

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-18

This is my first Samantha Christy book.. but it definitely won’t be my last because this was phenomenal writing.. and phenomenal narration too. Charlie and Ethan’s rollercoaster romance hit quite a few emotionally torturous road bumps, side swipes and dead ends along their journey to the land of HEA’s but I savoured, I craved and I devoured each addictive chapter.

Charlie and Ethan were emotionally broken by their pasts but Samantha Christy skilfully navigates them through a hurricane of hurt, revenge and pain into much calmer waters. But then she creates a tsunami of feels when she drops a ticking time bomb into the plot that has the potential to devastate, destroy and completely change lives.

Their love story is broken into two Parts - one from Charlie’s POV and then one from Ethan’s POV as the story, and their romance, continues to bump and grind along. While they push and pull, reject and recover and dance with danger their relationship, feelings and footings grow. And, as they slowly get to know each other, there’s sex, passion, some humor and some sadness too because this couple’s closely guarded, pain-filled, heartbreaking backstories are ones of abuse, tragedy and loss.. but their futures.. if they let them, could be filled with joy.

Worth a credit? Absolutely.. and the secondary supportive characters from the Mitchell Sisters series who’ve all met, gone through unknown drama and eventually married their soul mates will be getting my undivided attention next. I just hope the narration was as good as this one.. because it’s as good as it gets.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Our Unscripted Story

  • By: L.A. Fiore
  • Narrated by: Aaron Shedlock, Tracy Marks
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Greyson Ratcliffe. I met him at 16, the hot new guy sitting on my jetty, an aspiring artist just passing through. He was my first kiss and my first love. I wanted forever with him. I didn't even get a year. Five years later, I'm a budding writer who scripts stories of love and struggle, the good and the bad and the ups and the downs. He's a star on the rise - his wicked talent and crazy good looks have his face plastered on countless magazines. We move in two different worlds and still our paths cross again. We're older and wiser and as crazy about each other as we were as teenagers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner from Fiore, Marks, and Shedlock

  • By Kimberly Smith on 04-09-18

AN EPIC TALE OF TRUE LOVE, SECOND CHANCES & HEA’S

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-18

For me, the release of a new audiobook written by the talented L. A. Fiore is always very very tempting.. but when that book is narrated by Aaron Shedlock and Tracy Marks I start to mentally chant (and maybe even out loud too) “gimme gimme gimme”. And my anticipation and excitement grows as I click my way through all the buttons to make this baby mine because I know it’s going to be an epically awesome listen. And these three artists didn’t disappoint.. L.A. Fiore has written a sweet, nicely paced, dual POV story of love at first sight between two endearing teens.. but sadly it couldn’t last long because ambitions, goals and a fast approaching end date get in the way of true love.

It then becomes a beautifully touching second-chance love story when the hero and heroine reconnected years later. But their romantic relationship carries on way way past their HEA’s to span decades because Ms Fiore was far from finished with this humble loving couple’s journey.. or their character growth, their passion and pleasure, their challenges and their heartbreaking fallout from someone’s obsession.

Worth a credit? Yes.. it’s an emotional, touching, romantic, multi-faceted love story with a tidal wave of feels, it’s got a droolworthy sweet Irish hero, a heroine with a beautiful yet damaged soul.. and it’s filled with wonderfully supporting secondary characters. This book came to life by the faultless narration of Tracy and Aaron who brought the magic that made a good book into a great listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dirty Laundry

  • By: Lauren Landish
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks, Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

I'm a reporter, and I've got the best assignment in the world - get dirt on the hottest country star on the charts, Keith Perkins. The sexy beast who rocks those tight jeans like nobody's business. I'm supposed to learn all of his Dirty Laundry, his deepest and darkest secrets. Without sleeping with him. Easy enough, right? Wrong. I mean, just looking at him makes me wonder what those big, rough hands could do to me. With a voice that's one part velvet and one part growl, it's hard for me to sass him when he melts me into a puddle with a single look.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets Revealed

  • By Jan M on 04-07-18

READ ALL ABOUT IT.. SWEET SECRETS AND HOT GOSSIP

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-18

This is my first book by Lauren Landish.. but it definitely won’t be the last because she’s written a well-paced, very entertaining, deliciously dirty and full of heart love story involving a famous music star who wants to keep his personal life private and a tabloid reporter who goes after some juicy gossip.. but gets so much more instead.

Country Singer Keith Perkins is all alpha.. he’s a dirty-minded, dirty-talking, dominant hero. However, his primary role as a famous single Dad, is to protect his twelve year old daughter from being exposed to the paparazzi frenzy and restricted life his fame would bring. And, when he agrees to a series of interviews for a tabloid newspaper because of some misleading pictures, he thinks he’ll be able to steer the interview, hide his secrets, keep his daughter out of the limelight and carry on with his very private private life. But he didn’t plan for Elise, for their instant attraction to blur lines, for their seismic chemistry to muddy the waters, for lust to bring out his dominant side.. and that Fate and Destiny would find the perfect woman for him.. and for his lifestyle.

And Elise? Well the lucky woman will be granted an all access pass to Keith Perkins the secretative Country singer. And that pass will lead to Keith the man, the bossy dirty lover, the loving protective dad, the gorgeous, sexy and talented performer.. and the person who is going to give her a sweet HEA. Keith respects her, treats her well, confides in and is guided by her.. and pushes sexual boundaries she’s all too willing to explore. However there is someone lurking in the shadows, watching, waiting and making shocking and devastating plans of his/her own which will bring tidal waves of drama to their calm waters.

Worth a credit? Yes it was a very entertaining and compelling dual POV romance of enemies-to-lovers between two well-developed, passionate, thoughtful and genuine characters. The narration by Tracy and Sebastian was a great fit for the characters, the storyline.. and me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nightshade

  • Redemption, Volume 3
  • By: Molly McAdams
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke Erin Mallon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

The heart-stopping final installment in New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams's Redemption series. My life has never been my own. From the time I could walk, I was trained to be the mob's hardened assassin. To be a monster. I've been told what to do, when to kill, and who to love. The minute I strayed, I lost everything. Then I met Jessica. She swept into my life like a storm of heartache, seduction, and intrigue. She's everything I hate, but with one look, I can't stay away. With one touch, she ignites a craving unlike anything I've ever known. But her secrets threaten to destroy everything closest to me. Including her…Together we're poison. A destructive combination of darkness and chaos. And I want to savor every drop in my veins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi Marie on 01-07-18

WHEN DARKNESS MEETS CHAOS IT’S THE PERFECT STORM

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-18

I thought I was going to have a major book hangover after finishing my last listen but wow.. this very addictive captivating story, and its colorful characters, quickly pulled me out of my book funk and satisfyingly submerged me into a compelling Mafia suspense/romance story.

Kieran is the Holloway mob’s assassin.. they call him Nightshade.. he’s darkness, stealth and no-one sees this cold killer coming because he silently blends into the shadows.. and his weapon of choice is a knife.. or, more precisely, knives. He, and a few close allies, have been slowly planning to overthrow their cruel manipulative evil boss and things finally come to a head in this final book in the Redemption series.. but it’s not without heartbreaking casualties. There are two sides to this handsome anti-hero.. his dark side of Nightshade and Kieran is his softer side.. but he has a broken heart after events in book 2. However, when he meets a strange ‘working girl’ called Jessica who also has a crazy side which he calls Chaos.. she’ll intrigue him, frustrate him, keep secrets, be the only person to sense him without actually seeing him and, despite their demons, she’ll throw an emotional curveball that’ll show him they were made for each other.

Jessica has had a terrible childhood and her mother’s drug use/abuse has created an overwhelming financial burden and left Jessica with few options over her life. Demons from her past, demons in her present and demons that want to manipulate her future have forced Jessica to create a carefree crazy upbeat facade.. but deep down she’s desperate for someone to really see her, to slay her demons and to save her from her nightmare life. Nightshade/Kieran might just be the right person to do it.. but between them and their HEA there’s a whole hell of a lot of obstacles in their way.

What an emotional and riveting slow-build to this love story that unfortunately ends a powerful and unforgettable three book series. It was well-written, angst-ridden, full of drama, had amazingly colorful characters, heat, heartache, passion, pain, suspense, bloodshed, some humor and challenging relationship issues as the hero and heroine had off-the-charts chemistry but zero trust in one another. I loved the unraveling of Jessica and Kieran’s lives and the development of their relationship, mutual dependency and love.. a love that would finally let the light into their darkly tainted lives.

Worth a credit? Definitely a big, bursting at the seams, YES. It’s non-stop action and the rollercoaster of highs and lows don’t stop til the bitter-sweet end. It could possibly be standalone but each book connects characters and develops the secondary plot further taking it to its final conclusion within this book. The dual POV narration is spot on.. conjuring and creating deliciously colorful mental images of the characters, their emotions, their quirks, the action-packed scenes and the suspenseful drama to life making it an unforgettable listen.