Conflict of Interest

Portland Police Bureau Series, Book 1
By: Jae
Narrated by: Abby Craden
Length: 14 hrs
4.6 out of 5 stars (296 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Workaholic Detective Aiden Carlisle isn't looking for love - and certainly not at the law-enforcement seminar she reluctantly agreed to attend. But the first lecturer is not at all what she expected.  

Psychologist Dawn Kinsley has just found her place in life. After a failed relationship with a police officer, she has sworn never to get involved with another cop again, but she feels a connection to Aiden from the very first moment.  

Can Aiden keep herself from crossing the line when a brutal crime threatens to keep them apart before they've even gotten together?  

Contains mature themes.

©2014 Jae (P)2019 Tantor

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Amazing book

To take such a sensitive topic and spin it into an amazing story is why Jea is in my top 10 authors. This book was very intense as one of the MC is raped right at the beginning of the book which made it a tough read at times but if you can push past it it is worth it. I ended up invested in Dawn’s healing journey and how Aiden was so patient with her. It was well written with likable characters intertwined in a heartfelt storyline.

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Not what I expected

This isn't your normal romance novel. It delves into serious subject matter and situations. But what I found amazing is this didn't end with catching the bad guy and getting together. The aftermath is given. where talking about 5 chapters worth. Very well done. Highly recommend! As always Abby Craden is amazing bringing these characters to life.

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Another Classic Story and Performance

Aiden is a police detective with the Portland Sex Crimes Unit. Fawn works with victims of rape and assault. When they meet at a seminar for police officers where Dawn specks on LGBTQ issues of rape and assault, Aiden is drawn to her. Can their attraction grow into something bigger? Marvelous author and performance. Recommend.

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What can go wrong?

When Jae writes and Abby Craden narrates there is always a success. And this book is no different. I loved Aiden, she is a strong balanced woman, both in her profession and her love. She reminded me of “Olivia Benson” from SUV. The story was well developed and I liked the court scenes, these scenes Iar missed in SUV. So thank you Jae for actually detailing that.

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It takes time to rebuild a stronger life.

A story of violence that steals your independence and innocence. It can only take what we let it. Dawn's life is in changed forever. Aiden does not know the depths she has lost. Together they have a chance to build a life of love that is strong, whole and built to last forvever.

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**Warning**

It covers a heavy subject. So if you are in any way susceptible to negative sexual experiences, just don't. I can tolerate it for a solid story, especially one told with this level of care, but even then it wasn't easy for me and I felt physically and mentally uncomfortable through the majority of the story. That being said, I smiled ear to ear by the end of it because I truly do feel like they treated the characters with a lot of love and affection while writing this. Jae made character that can let themselves be weak in the arms of a loved one and grow from it to be stronger overall. So by all means, if you can handle the subject matter, then there's a good chance you'll enjoy the book. P.S. It having one of my favorite narrators helps.

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A must-read!

This story was amazing & the narration was absolutely perfect. The story includes elements of sexual assault but beautifully illustrates the healing as well. It’s like a cop story & romance all in one. I’m not talented enough to write a review that does this story justice but I can assure you that you won’t be able to put this down.

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I gave it up

Slow can be good if there is still exitement left. That is not the case with this book. When the trial was over the book got into a real slow motion, and stayed that way as long as I managed to listen. But, narration was good.

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amazing story/ emotionally difficult but worth it

I can emotionally relate in everyway to the story. it was honest and accurate. thank you Jae you captured the pain, the recovery and the life that can follow with great support. loved this.

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i love this book!!!!!

I usually don't do books. Have a character rape inside of it but this was done so well I meant that it was having like just kind of like rip the Band-Aid off so you really don't get a chance to brace yourself for it but does Arthur did such a good job with everything I know some people didn't enjoy what's up like two characters to get a chance to get to know each other after everything happened but I felt like the second part of the book was really done very well I have felt like they had changed to now they get to know each other but heal from everything that happened and start to put the life back together. I enjoy the whole entire book but to be honest with you, my favorite part of the book have to be the second part of the healing process I love the cop process I thought it was done very well but I enjoy the second part a lot more I'm looking forward to getting into the second book I've already bought the second book and this is a good story Abby's one my favorite narrators ever since I got into auto books and I'm just really enjoy her voice and what she does with these characters so I'm big fan of her and she should home run with this I know this is based off of there originally was a law and Order SVU fanfiction with Olivia and Alex but other than the main character having a little bit of Olivia's background this was definitely original characters all around I couldn't even tell that this was a Uber story. because it was done so well it was done very well there their own characters this was just a really amazing story I would love a third book in the series to see them deal with other cases if that's possible I would love to see another book of the series after book 2

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  • lise
  • 08-26-20

Warning, there might be triggers for some people

I have listened to this story twice already. I love the slow pace, the realistic feelings of someone who's gone through trauma. Not something to listen to if you are going through a period of acute anxiety (I certainly couldn't). Great writing too. Jae has never disappointed me yet (hopefully that'll never happen)

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  • Heather burt-down
  • 05-22-19

gripped from start to finish

loved it is all I can say could not stop listening awesome from get go

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  • Weescratchy61.
  • 06-24-20

A Great Read.

Loved it from start to finish One of her really good books. Won't spoil it .Try it.

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  • Bob
  • 02-12-20

Good whilst there was actually a plot...

The actual plot ends early on and then it's just a drawn out get together

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  • jane
  • 01-05-20

Story with substance

Story has depth and relavance addressing positively real life issues in an engaging and meaningful way. Great variety of characters and as always, Abby Craden delivers an excellent narration.

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  • Sharon H-G
  • 08-04-19

Brilliant story and beautifully narrated

This is a really slow burn but you can feel the love building up between this couple. Highly recommended

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  • Jai
  • 06-09-19

A joy to listen to.

A good long story. The narrator has a lovely voice and uses different tones for different characters. Definitely buying the next in the series.

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  • Lara H
  • 07-03-19

Possibly Triggering

A great book but there should be a warning that the story line talks heavily of sexual assault. I found this quite triggering at times. Narration was excellent.

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  • Chris
  • 06-19-20

Jae

This story was well narrated but after the court case it became as boring as Batsh.........t. Sorry Jae. It was not even interesting or a good read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-09-19

Best book ever!!

other than maybe a disclaimer, the passion, courage and sensitivity of this was heartwarming- thankyou

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  • Janet
  • 05-08-19

Not really a crime novel

Really a very long winded repetitive story that should have been condensed Slow moving love story with a bit of crime

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-20-19

Love it

This has to be my most favourite book so far! I loved it and couldn’t put it down.