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Publisher's Summary

Levin Crowdley is engaged to the man of her dreams, or so she thought. That is, until a stranger appears on her doorstep to suggest Alec, her adoring fiancé, is anything but. 

No one has ever left Alec. More precisely; no one has ever left Alec and lived to tell about it. 

Levin's life is now about survival, a game of cat and mouse as Alec pursues her. 

And the second he catches her, he’s never letting go. ’Til death do them part. 

©2017 Wilted Lilly LLC (P)2018 Wilted Lilly LLC

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Left me wanting more

Relationships needed more depth. Plot was rushed. The swiftness of the story didn't bode well overall. I enjoyed the snarkiness of the lead male, as well as the narrator. But overall, glad it was over.

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Great Psychological Thriller

This was my first Marin Montgomery's book and won't be the last! Somehow, this story reminds me Sleeping with the enemy, a story I had absolutely loved! This story is a Psychological Thriller. The story is fast-paced, intriguing and captivating. The length is perfect! Enough to well developed the plot, without stretching the story unnecessarily. The storyline is suspenseful. Levin's story is heartbreaking and scaring. Alec has a narcissistic personality disorder. He is a control freak, psychopath, and a killer. The survival game between them is breathtaking! The narration is so well done! I like Wally Schrass's voice. He is a great storyteller. He has a great voice, well paced, with a great range of voices. I really enjoyed my listening. I'm looking forward for more books written by this author and more audiobooks read by this narrator. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • TU
  • 11-19-18

pretty good

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

So, this was a great psychological thriller about an obsessed ex. It reminded me of that movie Single White Female but with roles reversed and a lot more cat and mouse action. The narration is done well but I think it would have been a bit more impactful if it was a narrated by a female. If you want a well done thriller, this would still be a good choice.

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  • KD
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  • 11-08-18

Engaging and a page turner

It's a "page turner" I know there are no actual pages but the story kept me engage the whole way through. It's not a complicated read whatsoever. But what is there is read that is brisk and fast paced. I was also a scary read and it kept me up at night.

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Great Read

Because You're Mine was another great read by Marin Montgomery. Levin decides to leave her fiancé when he murders her best friend. Unfortunately for her Alec will not allow her to get away that easily. He stops at nothing to have Levin in his grasp again. I loved this book by Marin Montgomery and can't wait to read more by the author.

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  • Sara
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  • 11-04-18

Decent storyline, good narration

This was a fantastic thriller. I seriously was addicted to the back and forth POV between Levin and Alec. Listening to her fleeing thoughts and his heavily narcissistic thoughts was enthralling! I removed two stars on the storyline relating to two things… one is the relationship with Jake. While I get the reasoning behind it. It just felt like such an odd situation and just didn’t seem natural. The other item was it just seemed like there was a few items that I wanted more information on. However, these things didn’t make the story unenjoyable. Really, it’s me being a bit nit-picky and wanted a deeper layer added to the story. Personally, I feel there could have been a few hours added to the story to develop the characters and the storyline just a tad more.

I wasn’t bothered in the least by one narrator doing both POVs. Wally Schrass had an enjoyable story-telling narration. Now, this is more like someone reading a story to you than them living the book… does that make sense? I think it’s mainly because it’s difficult to take that first person of Levin coming from a male’s voice. Again, this didn’t really bother me. I liked the story as it was without being super deep. Sometimes it’s nice to go into a story knowing who is doing what to/with who. Overall I’d definitely listen to another Marin Montgomery story!

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Great Listen!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Kind of a "Sleeping with the Enemy" feel to it. I finished the book in a day as I really wanted to hear what happened next!
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.
Well worth the listen/read.

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A Terrifying Look Into A Narcissist's Mind

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Wally Schrass did an excellent job narrating Alec - you could really feel the simmering rage in his voice. I do think there should have been a female narrator for Levin.

This book was an easy listen and I did enjoy it but I do have some criticism on it. There isn't really enough of a description of Levin and Alec's relationship prior to the events of the book. How did they meet and fall in love? You get a sense that Alec had groomed Levin to be his "ultimate woman" through manipulative and abusive behaviour but it seems glossed over. I also didn't like that there was a new love interest thrown into the story. If I was running from my psychotic ex who I suspect is going to murder me, I wouldn't be noticing any other men, much less simpering over their good looks. It kind of irked me that Levin ended up another damsel in distress who needed a man to rescue her.

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Emotionally Driven Drama

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I was taken with this book right from the beginning. I was rooting and empathizing with Levin as she tried to get away from Alex. I read several other reviewers indicate that this story did not ring true -- but I could not disagree more. There are many men like Alex who are extremely possessive and dictate how their spouse/GF will behave/will dress/speak, etc. And like Alex, these men can react violently when their spouse/GF tries to end their relationship. You just have to watch the news or read the newspaper to see evidence of this behavior. Having said that, Alex was an over-the-top character but I enjoyed that aspect of unpredictability.

I thought it was great that this book is written with Levin's and Alex's point of view alternating chapters. This is a very emotionally driven drama between Alex and Levin. The only thing that I thought distracted from that drama was Levin's possible romance with another character. I also felt the ending was a bit rushed.

The narrator, Wally Schrass, did a great job as Alex -- a very narcissitic character. A few times, the narrator repeated phrases or sentences which should have been edited out in quality control.

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Amateur Writing with Poor Casting

This story had a lot of potential but it was like the author couldn’t decide whether to write a love story or thriller.

The thriller aspect was VERY amateur and the love aspect was juvenile. The love story was laughable. The two character relationships were not developed enough to make the outcome believable.

The story was narrated by one voice which was a guy even though the story talks in first person going back and forth between two characters. The story would have been a lot better if the narrators were male and female. Hearing a man read for a women in first person was hard. It made it difficult to get into the characters.

Lastly, the story ends abruptly leaving multiple loose threads which annoyed me as a listener. If you are going to write mysteries, please give us answers that make sense in the end. Overall, the author has potential but needs to work more on character development and plot.

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