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A top 30 Amazon best seller 

King (noun):
1) Having the highest rank in a dominance hierarchy
2) The most powerful man in a group
3) Liam Black

He was a stranger to me, a dark and dangerous presence who materialized from the shadows one rainy night to save me from a vicious attack. I didn’t know his name or where he was from. All I knew was that the only place I’d ever felt safe was in his arms.

But safety is an illusion. And not every savior is a hero.

And - as I’d soon find out - having a king save your life comes with a price. 

Liam Black wanted something from me in return. 

©2020 J.T. Geissinger, Inc. (P)2021 J.T. Geissinger, Inc.

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EVERY SINGLE CHAPTER WAS A FICTIONAL FEAST

This was a deliciously unique utterly compelling treat to listen to because there’s a mysterious handsome suited stranger who oozes danger and intrigue in the storyline and he has (for nearly a year) been randomly coming into the Diner where Truvy is a waitress. He only sits in her section, he never talks more than absolutely necessary and he can’t take his eyes off her. Their chemistry sizzles and sparks.. then one day he says more - he warns her off.. but his smoulder-fest look betrays his words. However, when Tru’s attacked one night, it’ll be him that’ll come to her rescue.. it’ll be his sexy Irish brogue that’ll have her melting with desire.. and it’ll be his crazy option 3) suggestion that’ll change everything. Because, even though Liam is determined to stay away, he’s a conflicted obsessed man with only two options.. 1) have his beautiful temptation which will put her life in danger.. or 2) turn his back and walk away. But hurrah, the mysterious mastermind comes up with a rock and a hard place option 3) - a suggestion that may just work if Tru agrees.. but it may also spectacularly backfire too.

Oh how I loved loved loved this story.. their chemistry and connection was off - the - charts, the intrigue as to who he is was dripping with mystery and intrigue.. the romance was strong and inevitable.. the sexcapades were desperate clashes of two souls coming together.. and their conversations were feisty and banter fuelled. A feisty strong heroine about to become a Lawyer who’s shy but no pushover.. a dark sexy King who can only offer a precise number of delicious days and nights.. a mix of interesting secondary characters.. a wonderful twist sewn in at the end.. and beautiful happily ever afters. Duet style dual POV narration made this well-written love story build and flow so well.. and Marnye and Troy did a brilliant job at bringing the compulsive and often playful plot and it’s characters to life.

Worth a credit? Oh boy.. the drool-worthy anticipation.. the sizzling fireworks and feels.. the swoon-worthy tattooed alpha badass.. (.. sigh) well I’d give him.. err 🙇🏻‍♀️ 🙅🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ I mean the book the book 10 stars if I could.. and yes it’s one-hundred percent creditworthy.

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Fun and well done

This book merits five stars in all three categories. Engaging primary and secondary characters. It is well-paced to keep the listener tuned in from beginning to end.

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Wonderful Duet Narration

I really liked the book, but the Duet narration of the audio book made this story so much better. The narrators were perfect!

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🌻Started out better than it ended😭!

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻V from Kansas🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

This book started out with a lot of mystery and intrigue, moved into intense romance, hit its’ climax and then fell flat. I know that romance lovers want our HEA but, we also want the characters to have to work for it. In this book, the H and h’s world crumbled around them in one chapter, and very quickly, all was well and the book ended; a bit too neat and tidy.

I was let down and disappointed that the author had sucked me into the story, so well, then just ended the plot. What a bummer! I’ve really struggled with picking out my next book, lately. It seems that all my favorite authors have taken a vacation, at the same time🥲.

This is an entertaining book, until the end, although, I must admit that I struggled with the heroin’s “ hick” voice, at the beginning; but I adjusted.

I’m really undecided whether to keep this book in my library. I’m not sure, knowing how it ends, if I will want to listen to it again!

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Steamy story with drool worthy narration

I enjoyed this story, but I am in the minority in thinking it's just "pretty good". I enjoyed Tru as a strong female heroine and the sexy alpha, Liam, (Irish brogue), but overall it was just another story about two people with off the charts chemistry. Liam and Tru are very good together (although it seems unlikely that it takes a year for the two to hold a conversation). The author is a truly talented writer, and I am in the minority in thinking this listen was not stellar. Troy Duran definitely made Liam swoon worthy. The plot however, though enjoyable, was not stellar IMO.

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Hooked

I got hooked from the moment I heard the male narrators’ voice until the end. It wasn’t what I thought it would be and that’s a good thing cause it was so much better. You definitely listen to it.

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Must listen !

I read this book in May 2020 and thought it would be a great audiobook ... boy was I right ! I love every second of listening, the narrators were so good and spot on . Seriously this is a must listen ! I can’t wait till the next book comes out on audio

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Smoking Hot

Troy Duran has the most smoking hot, panty dropping voice I have ever heard. Jakobi Diem is another hot narrator. I would listen to any book they narrated. The story was good too. loved that Tru was a strong female lead. looking for my next Troy Duran read.***SWOON***

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Holy Goodness!

Ok, this is seriously one of the best books I’ve ever read/listened to. I’m floored in the best possible way. Truvy and Liam...they are just so fantastic together...they fit each other like completing an intricate puzzle. Their animalistic chemistry sizzles. Their love, hard-earned but lasting and true. I can’t even. And the glimpses of Killian Black and who he really is!!! #dead Without giving away spoilers, just READ THIS EPIC ROMANCE! This author blows me away with each story she concocts. And the narration...wow! Marnye is phenomenal and Troy Duran...he’s wedged his way into one of my top five favorite narrators...he’s the best of the best! Highly recommend!

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Hot. Haunting. Heart-stopping.

Geissinger takes a stroll through the darkness with a tight hold on your heart and senses. Beautifully Cruel is gamechanger. Young and Duran deliver an unpredictability that will steal your breath. Hot. Haunting. Heart-stopping.

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  • 09-19-21

engrossing narration

good story too. The narrators really made it come alive. I would like to hear more of this type of dual narration

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  • 05-12-21

Outstanding!

I absolutely love this author and the performance was fabulous. I loved it and will definitely listen again and again.

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  • debbiemedforth
  • 06-13-22

wow.

Now; that is how a book should be narrated. Well done, absolutely fabulous. Great story too.

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  • 06-09-22

FABULOUS!!!

I think it’s one of the if not the best narrated book I’ve ever listened to. Absolutely great writing and story so real and possible just fabulous.

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  • Jacqueline anderson
  • 04-05-22

Sweet love story

This was a sweet little love story set in a slightly unconventional setting - the Irish mafia life. Definitely not dark, but one in depth past trauma description at the end. minimal angst and predictable ending. Nothing special but ok listen.

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  • kouka
  • 03-27-22

Perfection

Absolutely loved loved loved the narrators the sound effects the story the accents usually I don’t like Irish accents because they too comical but this was the best one ever natural and that deep voice . The story was good I loved it had hints of dark passed but wasn’t dark they had an amazing chemistry a lot of fun banter … just loved it

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  • Babs
  • 03-23-22

Disappointed ☹️

Tru is like verbal diarrhoea....... Way too much talking in her mind. I'm not a fan of books where the main character does a lot of talking to themselves. I found the story to be slow and a bit boring.
Liam's character was better and more interesting.

I only bought it because the reviews were so good. Unfortunately, This book doesn’t make me want to read any more by this author. The story had potential but Trues talking in the mind was too much.

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  • 01-28-22

Loved this.

Great narration. Fab production. Will go back and listen to previous audiobooks. Can't wait for the next one in the series

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  • Alex
  • 01-14-22

Great twist!

I really like this author and particularly how she draws the heroine. They are always sassy and as for yummy 'wolf' - they really suited each other and they had such good chemistry.

I loved the ending and didn't see that coming!

The narration was excellent too and look forward to listening to #2.

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  • Ola C-K
  • 05-26-21

Wow!

Loved the story and the duet narration was the icing on the cake. One of the best audiobooks I have ever listened to!

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  • K1burger
  • 02-28-21

Wow! Wow! Wow!

I absolutely loved this book. From the very beginning I knew this book was going to be a favourite of mine. It was wonderfully written,the characters had depth and the story drew me in with its mystery. An absolute five star read. Now off to read Killian’s story I’m expecting great things...

I loved this book (beautifully cruel) a few months ago when I bought the ebook - it was totally a 5⭐️ read. I didn’t think anything could make it any better but oh my the audio version was to die for 🔥both of the narrators out did themselves with such convincing performances. Troy Duran is a new narrator to me and the very second he spoke his first word as Liam I was hooked. His voice is so deep and soulful, full of power and all the chemistry that comes with Liams character. The perfect choice I only hope that we get to hear him again voicing Killian. If I could give more than 5⭐️ I would it was totally worth it ❤️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-25-22

Going on my favorite list

Just loved it - story was great - duel narration was super by both narrators. My first novel by J.T. Geissinger won’t be my last - I’m going to start book 2 now.

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  • Lisha S
  • 01-03-22

Beautifully Done

At first I'll admit, it was hard to imagine Tru was soo young as the narrators voice to me, sounded soo much older so I didn't quite get the whole age gap vibe. This soon didn't become too much of an issue as the story was too hot and interesting to dwell on.
As someone who read the Queens & Monsters Series first and absolutely ADORED it, I have to say I wish I had read this one first. I loved Liam and I loved Killian and I LOVED seeing Declan right from the beginning.

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  • Jenn Honor
  • 10-30-21

Oh…my…goodness!!

What a fabulous story!! Beautifully crafted characters, mystery an AMAZING plot twist and so much warmth and humour. Thoroughly recommend!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-20-21

Duet & Dual Narration!!!!

A sucker for a mafia romance with a duet narration. Liam is so sexy and Troy performance is breathtaking.

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  • Victoria
  • 04-11-21

surprisingly good

this book was awesome. way better than expected and more than just smut;) good twist there too