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“Once a f--k up, always a f--k up.” 

Words 26-year-old Dante Thorne has had to live with for more years than he can count and a title he finally earned at the tender age of 16, when one careless decision led to tragedy. And since he can’t deny the truth of the words, why not live by them instead? F--king up, f--king, it doesn’t matter as long as it feels good and makes him forget the day he failed the one person he’d always sworn to protect. A good philosophy to live by, until Dante meets the one man who might actually have him wishing he was something more....

At 41, and with a distinguished career as a Texas Ranger under his belt, Magnus DuCane should have been in the prime of his life. Instead, he’s mourning the loss of the daughter he couldn’t save and contemplating a future that looks nothing like the one he had planned. The only bright spot in his life is the young grandson who has suddenly been returned to him after going missing two years earlier and the new family of men that he’s been welcomed into with open arms. 

But with his iron will, unfailing self-control, and unflappable discipline, Magnus knows he can start a new chapter and get his life back on track...if he can just get past the disturbing, unexpected feelings one young man stirs in him. Because, everything about Dante Thorne is wrong for Magnus. His arrogance, his cocky attitude, every single unfiltered word that falls unchecked out of his mouth and, of course, the fact that he’s a man. 

But when his well-meaning friends send Dante with him as a bodyguard when he returns to Texas to testify in a high-profile case, Magnus begins to see beyond the brash words and endless sexual innuendo. And when he starts to discover that what he sees isn’t all that bad, suddenly, the fact that that Dante is a man instead of a woman no longer seems like such a big sticking point....

Atonement can be listened to as a stand-alone story - no cliff-hangers.

The Protectors series crosses over with some of my other series, so for the most enjoyment, they could be listened to in order, but it is not required. You can find the correct reading order at the beginning of each book. I've also bundled all my series in the correct order under the title of A Family Chosen: The Protectors and Barrettis.

©2017 Sloane Kennedy (P)2019 Sloane Kennedy

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Atonement

This has been a very moving book and series I have loved the ENTIRE SERIES.. I truly enjoyed listening to Michael Pauley,he is very talented narrator His voice is a true Pleasure to listen to.

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One of my favourites

I loved Magnus & Dante's book.
Dante's back story was heartbreaking & Magnus' wasn't much brighter. I liked how his relationship with Magnus started off pretty shaky, both of them not liking each other very much.
As the story develops they find out a few of each others secrets & past hurts which draws them closer.
It was a fast paced story with plenty of action.
I enjoyed seeing more of the past characters & look forward to seeing them again in the books to come.
The narrator did a great job of voicing these men and bringing them to life.
Happily recommend.

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Awesome!

I originally read this in the Family Chosen volume, I bought them all, and loved all the stories. I have now started adding all the audiobooks! I adore all the books and audiobooks. One of the main things running throughout all the series is family chosen and I find this so toughing. We you add intrigue and romance, it makes for awesome listening!!

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Another 👏 wonderful story by Sloane Kennedy ❤ 🤍

I love the fact that each story in this series is so unique from the others. Sure they have the similar MM theme, but the stories are so different. Most tend to be from darkness to warmth in their own special way.

This story takes you from hard times, regrets and devastation to coming together, love and making a family.

The 🔥 sex scenes are even hotter with the help of Michael Dean. He does an amazing job throughout the book with all the charters.

Enjoy! ❤ 🤍 💙 🧡

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***ANOTHER EXCELLENT INSTALLMENT IN THE SERIES!***

Sloane Kennedy packs another power punch in this turbulent journey, born of such strife & need for justice. "Atonement" is the PERFECT title for the ultimate healing & forgiveness that takes place between our MC's and their beautiful extended family. Spot on reactions to the many directions this patchwork quilt took!! Skillfully crafted, with another thoroughly interesting storyline.

Michael Dean, as usual, did a superb job in fleshing out each personality. Such a sexy, hot interpretation of book 6!! Could not have been better. This is my third go on this particular adventure; among the most erotic and passionate of the series, save for book 2, with Ronan's healing reveal. Out of great pain, comes deep healing & understanding.
Bring it on!!

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One of the best!

The MCs in this installment have the healthiest relationship of any couple in the series thus far. Really hot sex. Super good story. Love to see a curly haired guy and and a grandpa.😘

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  • JD
  • 07-14-20

Great Book!!!!

I love this book. I have read and listened to it more than once and I am positive I will do so again. The story is heartbreaking and sweet all at the same time. The Narrator did a great job.

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Pa pa, mawmaw family

A FAMILY CREATED BY LOVE IS JUST AS STRONG IF NOT STRONGER THAN BY BLOOD SOMETIMES.
Love is love
FOR ANY GENDER OR NON GENDER

This was amazing truly amazing. No matter how,it pan out. works Me as a reader feels the pain as well as the joy For each person.
Now Mangus was so sexy and sweet. but truly makes me heartbroken because. the story of abuse happened all o er.
Spoiler mel is a b***h as well as colt.
plus love when a book is set in my hometown. Are places i have lived or been two. like right now have family living in Seattle area , spokane , idaho, Wyoming. San Francisco, Bakersfield, to LA, Riverside, san bernadino, las vegas ,Arizona , New Mexico, Chicago, New Orleans. so very nice

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The Saga Continues...

I am very happy with the audio version of Atonement. Narrator Michael Pauley does a wonderful job of giving the characters, and story, full living color.

If you are following The Protectors series, add this audio book to your collection.

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Love it

Michael Pauley’s gives an amazing voice to these characters. His narrations never disappoint. I love Sloane’s books. Her writing is fabulous. So heartbreaking but she puts it back together in the most beautiful way!

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  • Kayleigh
  • 09-29-20

Loved it

Loved it when I read it the first time and loved it when I listened to it the first time and the second time. The narrator does such a good job on the book!

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  • Michelle Hayden
  • 09-29-20

Wow!!!

I thought reading this book was powerful but listening to it... Well that was another thing altogether. What an emotional ride.

Thoroughly enjoyed every second of this narration and will definitely be listening to it again.