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Concerto

Narrated by: Grace Grant, Teddy Hamilton
Series: North Security, Book 2
Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: Romance, Military
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The spotlight lands on Samantha Brooks. Years of practice build to the opening night of a global tour. She plays her heart out, but there are darker forces underneath the stage. 

There are eyes watching from the wings. 

Liam North fights to keep her safe with every weapon he owns. She’s his greatest pride - and his greatest weakness. The danger comes from somewhere no one expected. Betrayal threatens to destroy everything he’s built. His business. His family. His life. 

When the curtain falls, only one of them will be left standing. 

“Swoon-worthy, forbidden, and sexy, Liam North is my new obsession.” (New York Times best-selling author Claire Contreras)

"Skye Warren has crafted a gripping, sensual, and intense story that left me breathless.” (USA Today best-selling author Nikki Sloane)

©2019 Skye Warren (P)2019 Skye Warren

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Lots of Angst and a Surprise 3rd POV

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Concerto is book 2 in the North Security series and should only be read/listened to after Overture. Samantha and Liam's story picks up pretty much where book 1 left off, but overall there isn't a lot of action in the book. There's still angst galore in this taboo age gap romance, but it felt like the majority of the book was spent diving into the emotions and getting to know some of the supporting characters. The biggest surprise was the 3rd POV introduced briefly in the story and I'm really hoping that we see a book for him in the future.

Teddy Hamilton's narration as Liam was amazing again, but there were more Samantha chapters, so a good portion of the book is performed by Grace Grant. Her male voices aren't my favorite and I'm still struggling a bit with her narration, but overall it was an enjoyable listen. The cliffhanger isn't bad in this one, but I still can't wait for Samantha and Liam's conclusion in Sonata to release!

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Concerto was like a sarabande

Having read Overture, book 1 in the North Security series, I was anxious and excited to see what would happen to Samantha Brooks violin prodigy and Liam North, her once guardian and constant protector. I didn't love this book as much as Overture, but I find that to be a trend for me. I am not the person who is going to tell you that Empire Strikes Back was the best of the original Star Wars trilogy I always preferred Return of the Jedi. I think that is for a few reasons which are mirrored in this story. First, you know going into it that you will be left with a cliff hanger and the story will be unresolved. I feel that the second book is often used to set up the third, and so it doesn't hold its own the same way the first or third will. In the case of Concerto, I felt that Samantha was a little wishy washy in her resolve. In certain parts you would see her growing up, standing up, fighting back and holding her own, only to question her own confidence a few minutes later. There is a lot of push and pull between her and Liam, which is very realistic, but at the same time made it seem like the characters didn't know where they were going or what they really wanted. I found my self thinking "huh, really?" a few times when characters made decisions. That being said the last 1/4 of the book picked up speed and there was some great intrigue and action (both kinds ;)). I definitely enjoyed this book and i recommend that it be read or listened to. Grace Grant and Teddy Hamilton were stellar as always. I am really looking forward to reading Book 3.

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Brilliant follow up

Skye Warren never misses a chance to show you what a master of romantic suspense she truly is. You are fully engaged from minute one.

I can’t stress this enough you must listen to or read Overture prior to starting this. And these are both worth the credit.

Don’t even try to figure out where this is going just enjoy the ride. There are so many twists and revelations you will always be on your toes. And in true Warren fashion there is steaminess for days. You are going to blush.

I can’t compliment Grace Grant and Teddy Hamilton enough. They are wildly talented. If you haven’t had the pleasure of listening to this pair before do so immediately. You will start to listen to search out their work. They could make the phone book sexy.

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Loved it, really getting into Skye Warren's style

Skye Warren has such an eloquent writing style to really make one relate to the emotions of the characters. As a musician and music lover I definitely appreciate how aspects of the performance are used as metaphors for life, from the symbolism of the Alice in Wonderland themed show to Samantha's realizing that the stage both sets her free and holds her captive, things like that. I also like the use of specific pieces both in the story and in the "trivia" tidbits at the beginning of each chapter. As for the relationship between Samantha and Liam, the logical side of me keeps thinking, this is so wrong, but I still love the chemistry and desire between them, but it plays out in such a way that it can only lead to pain if they stay together. The back plot of Samantha's father might not have been the most suspenseful story ever told, but it had its moments. That part felt kind of secondary to the rest of the book up until the end.
Love Grace Grant and Teddy Hamilton. Other than one mispronounced German term (not a big deal) narration was perfect!

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love this series

huge fan of skye warren! love this series so far can wait for Book 3! the narration is excellent
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Excellent Series

I'm completely enjoying this audiobook series. The storyline, characters, emotional turmoil, narrators...just everything about this series is excellent. This book was even better than the first. I cannot WAIT to listen to the third audio. The suspense is killing me!

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Forbidden Love & Danger - Book Two

This is book two in this series and to get all of Liam and Samantha's story you must first read book one, Overture. If you are a fan of the forbidden romance trope I don't think that you can not enjoy this series. The complex combination of long fought desires, angst, steamy passion, drama, tension, suspense, danger, humor and intense emotions quickly pull you back into this couple's story. I like both these characters. Both have emotional baggage and their complicated history adds another big burden on to the already epic sized pile. The story does make some progress with this book but not as much progress as I would have liked. We do get some questions answered, Samantha matures a bit more and Liam shares some of the darkness of his past with her. In the end though the push-pull, cycle of surrender to desire and guilt is still very much in effect. I would be lying if I didn't say that I am concerned about this couple realistically finding happiness. Liam loves Samantha. The love he feels for her is intense, deep and in many ways profound. He is consumed by it and tormented by it. Samantha loves him but does she love him enough. If I consider her actions in this book, I'm left wondering if she does. Liam is tragically broken. Her love has to be strong and powerful enough to accept his flaws because love is not the cure all to fix him. His scars are too deep and the damage too extreme. Do prepare yourself for the cliffhanger because there is another one to be survived before things wrap up in book three. The narrators again did a stellar job of bringing every nuance to life in this taught, emotional romance. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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Great trilogy!!

Great story line with amazing narrators... I'm pretty sure I could listen to Teddy Hamilton narrate the phone book and be happy 😜 only wish I had known it was a trilogy so I could wait for all books to be released before starting but it's worth the wait ❤

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Suspense Surrounds Samantha

Mystery, secrets, danger still surrounds Samantha.Can it get anymore steamier between Liam and Samantha? Samantha loves Liam, but does Liam know how to love? Is he confusing his protecting her all these years for love? Can he learn to distinguish the difference, since he himself grew up without love? Is there a mole in North Security? Who is it? Liam' s brother Josh, Elijah or others? Could it be any of performers in the concert , stagehands, or managers? His brother, Josh, is supposed to be protecting Samantha , but how did her father get past security into her dressing room? Who helped him? As Liam said, anyone can be bought! No one can be trusted. What is the the secret that she hides deep in her mind, but doesn't remember, that people want her dead? Skye Warren had me at the edge of my seat with the twists I didn't expect. The addition of new characters on the tour brought another dimension to this story. Grace Grant and Teddy Hamilton narration showed all the emotions of the different characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I can't wait to listen to the next installment. #audiobookobessionreviewteam

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Wow!

Wow! I loved listening to Concerto & finding out more of Samantha's & Liam's story. Samantha has grown up even more & Liam can't leave her alone. There are so many twists in this story & the narrators did a fabulous job bringing it to life. I loved the emotions they show throughout the story. I can't wait to see what happens in the third book. Grace Grant & Teddy Hamilton were amazing narrators for Skye Warren's story. #AudiobookObessionReviewer

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 10-03-19

Plot twists, sexy time and family drama

I was desperate to see where book 2 would take Samantha and Liam. Concerto follows on directly from Overture as Samantha leaves Liam to go on her worldwide tour. Following the attempt on Samanthas’s life, Liam ensures she has adequate protection in the form of his brother Josh. However, when the threat to Samantha increases Liam is unable to stay away. Not quite as taboo as book 1, seeing as though Liam is no longer Samantha’s legal guardian, but Liam and Samantha have more to worry about than just their unbelievable chemistry. Lots of plot twists, sexy time and family drama that drew me in from the get-go. I’m so looking forward to seeing what the conclusion brings in book 3. Still loving the narration - Teddy Hamilton and Grace Grant do an admiral job.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 10-02-19

Concerto

A beautiful continuation in this story that alphas so much pain, confusion, love ,determination and survival. You will be feeling all the emotions with these characters throughout the entire book and even though this book will give you a happy for now feeling, you will still be begging for more.

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  • Desire
  • 09-28-19

Why do you keep on leaving like this?!

Why do you keep on leaving like this?! I enjoyed this book it is a follow up to book one. I can’t wait to listen to the final book in this trilogy!

The narration is absolutely brilliant! Like I said thé best! Thank you git making my wars happy!

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  • Simone Haeseler
  • 09-12-19

Second book

This was a follow up book or better the second book of Liam and his kind of child protege. The story was interesting and good, but I preferred the written version a bit more than the audible one. Sometimes I had problems to follow up, maybe it was just me and I had a bad day. All in all I really like Skye Warren's books.

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  • XxTainaxX
  • 08-27-19

The Anticipation Is Killing Me!

Audiobook review. I think my chief complaint with this series is going to be the build up. It’s not necessarily a bad thing but the anticipation for seeing how Samantha and Liam figure themselves out is KILLING me.

I like seeing how Samantha is building her confidence and growing. Liam seems to be hot and cold yet more sure of his feelings despite that. There’s an added twist in this book that added a stronger suspenseful element and hiked up the action.

Teddy Hamilton did a wonderful job narrating. He is truly an MVP of this aspect of the romance world. Grace Grant did a better job with the male voice. She still slows down but it’s not affecting the flow as much this time around.

I am looking forward to the next installment.

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  • Rachel T
  • 08-18-19

Crazy good

What can I say about this book?
Grace and Teddy are amazing and Skye has outdone herself !!
Rollercoaster ride of a book and I need the next one NOW!!

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  • shedevilreads
  • 08-15-19

Forbidden Romance

Concerto by Skye Warren is a forbidden romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Grace Grant. This is book two in the North Security Series. Book three Sonata is currently not released on Audio but is available in print. Also, book four Audition will be available October 29, 2019. I cannot wait to dive into the sequels.

All I can say is wow! Skye did it again with an amazing sequel to Overture. I love the Dark Forbidden Romance with the Suspense throughout the novel. There are just enough sexual scenes for the romance portion, but I really love the suspense of the storyline surrounding Samantha and Liam life.

Teddy and Grace are an amazing duo. They really bring the story to life.

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  • Mariya Naydenova
  • 08-12-19

Captivating sequel to this series

This story picks up where Overture left us. It was still very suspenseful, sexy and with some very intriguing developments. However, I felt like the tempo compared to the 1st book, which I really enjoyed, was a level slower. I still loved the story and it managed to keep my interest, but my expectations were set higher, I guess.

The audio performance of Grace Grant and Teddy Hamilton was amazing though. If you read this, definitely take the audio version. They really gave depth to the characters and heightened the experience with this story for me.

I loved the development of Samantha. She really grew a lot through this book and I admired her for finally standing up for herself and the things she wanted. Liam, on the other hand, was still a mystery to me. What were his motives? What did he want after all? What drove him? We had some glimpses in his painful past but they were not nearly enough. I’m a sucker for drama and I think I would have enjoyed learning more details about him and his background story. Sadly, I really didn’t quite understand his actions at times and couldn’t completely justify them. Maybe everything will make more sense in Sonata.

Also, too many new characters were thrown into this book. And although some of their stories intrigued me, I just couldn’t fully connect with them for the short time we met them and their appearance in the book kind of slowed the inertia of the main story which is Liam and Samantha’s. I guess it’s a set up for more stories to come later and probably they are intertwined somehow, but at this point, it was too much information that I didn’t fully care about and it kind of confused me. Who is who and what they are trying to achieve? Are they some of the good guys, or the bad ones?
I loved Jesse’s character though and would really want to read his story if he ever has one.

The ending was intense, action-packed and with some very nail-biting moments which I really enjoyed. Now I need the 3rd installment in this series and hopefully, all the secrets would be finally revealed and everything would make perfect sense.

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  • Shy G.
  • 08-11-19

My Thoughts on Concerto

Once again Skye Warren has written an incredible book. It kept me on the edge of my seat and wanting to do nothing until I finished the story. And that ending!!! Once again with these endings that either break my heart, or leave me in suspense, or both.

Liam was still such an addictive character. He was so broken and you just want him to be happy. He was definitely my favorite character in this story. But I am also super hopeful for a Josh book in future. He seems like he's got some layers that need to be peeled back.

This story was brought to life by two amazing narrators. Teddy Hamilton has become a new addiction. I want to run out and grab more and more romamce he narrates. I liked Grace Grant as well. If I'm honest, I'm not sure I always felt she was believable as an 18 year old, but she was a good narrator all the same.

I really hope book three comes to audio soon because I will be excitedly awaiting it.

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  • Gillek2
  • 08-10-19

Liam and Samantha!

Ever since Liam became her guardian six years ago Samantha has lived in a cocoon, protected at every turn but now that she is going on tour and leaving North Securities compound that is about to change. The transformation of Samantha in this story is like a caterpillar to a butterfly as she spreads her wings and embraces her independence even if her heart still belongs to Liam.

It is taking all the strength that Liam has to let her go and become the woman that she is meant to be. He may not be there physically, but he knows exactly what is going on with her and at the first sign that the danger surrounding her is becoming too close nothing will keep him away.

This story takes you on a twisty ride filled with great secondary characters, suspense and a chemistry and connection between Liam and Samantha that overpowers everything. I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook and thought that the narrators did a great job of bringing the emotion and angst of the story to life.