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Publisher's Summary

coz-en (kuz-uhn): verb. Trick or deceive. Obtain by deception.  

She was named most appropriately.   

Cozen Taylor has more than earned her place as one of North America’s most successful thieves. Her name is whispered among criminal elite as the go-to thief when someone needs a heist. She has never failed.   

A call from the Miami-based Astor family could change all that with a job that seems almost impossible to complete. The mark should be simple - a stolen family heirloom, the man who has kept it hidden for more than 20 years, and six months to return the piece to its rightful owners.   

Nothing is ever that easy.   

Three-hundred million for a successful heist. No smart thief would turn the offer down. Cozen didn’t expect a complication like him to put a kink in her plans, though. Sargon Makri - tall, dark, gorgeous, and entirely dangerous. For her life, her heart, and for the success of the heist.   

The last thing Cozen needs to be thinking about is Sargon and how she can get him into her bed...especially when he just happens to be her mark’s bodyguard. The thrill of the job has never been more addicting to Cozen, and she will risk everything to make the heist a success.   

But at what cost?   

From author Bethany-Kris comes a whole new world. A North American network full of criminals battling to stay on top and painting the streets red in war as they dabble in the game of betrayal. Malicious, cunning, forbidden, and violent - welcome to the empires and badlands.

©2018 Kristen (Bethany-Kris) Fournier (P)2018 Kristen (Bethany-Kris) Fournier

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4 Brilliant Stars!!

Cozen is dark, suspenseful, intriguing, steamy and entertaining. It starts at a low paced, but captivating your attention, and getting you hooked, nonetheless.

The story is well-written, a great plot twist you don't see coming and amazing and very compelling characters. The one thing I love the most, is to find a heroine that is strong, independent, and smart. I real badass, regardless of everything she has gone through.

The performance by Connor Goff was great, however, I wish we have had a dual performance (male and female narrators) since this book was about Cozen's story, and most of the audiobook had a female dialogue in it. Nevertheless, I did enjoy listening to it!!

This is a must listen and I highly recommend you give it a try!!

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Cozen and Sargon!

Cozen is a successful thief that has made a career of infiltrating herself into her mark's life slowly and steadily so that by the time she has accomplished her task she is never suspected. Her latest heist is to steal a ring that is very important to a criminal family and failure is not an option.

Sargon works security detail for Cozen's mark. He has been tasked with keeping track of Cozen's every move but keeping it professional is an impossible task. They both know that they can't afford to be distracted as if the true nature of their relationship is discovered it could be deadly for both of them.

I loved Cozen and Sargon together. They try to protect each other from what is about to happen and it all culminates in an epic twist that you won't see coming. This is my first story by this author but she now has me hooked. I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook and I thought the narrator did a great job.

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A Great Romantic Suspense Read With A Twist !

We have to say that this is our first book by this author and we throughly enjoyed the story from beginning to end.The story engaged us from the very first pages.We loved the characters that the story had and the magnetic pull that went on between Sargon Marki and Cozen Taylor.I loved the complication that this posed for Cozen because this pull between her a Sargon is making her job only ten times harder to do the job and the fact that they can't keep their hands off one another isn't helping matters especially when she is suppose to be seducing her mark yet, doing the dirty with the witching bodyguard who is never far from her thoughts.What complicates matter's even worse is Sargon is having trouble keeping his jealousy at bay endangering both their lives even more.

Cozen's and Sargon's entanglement up the suspense level on a daily basis and keeps you on edge the entire time throughout the story.The chemistry between the couple was super hot and their sexual encounters even hotter.

Jett aka the mark was the typical arrogant businessman and with his obsession and jealousy he feels for Cozen makes him dangerous and unpredictable and it doesn't help the man by nature is not a patient man but, used to getting what he wants.Cozen for him poses the perfect challenge. Jett on the surface seemed like a nice man but, I found him to be anything but.

I loved the banter,the intensity that went on between Sargon and Cozen their love scenes super hot,explosive,exciting and very intense.The chemistry this couple had was Hot! Hot! Hot!I loved the cat a mouse game they had going on between them as it makes things exciting a you never new what was going to happen next.I loved that it should have been a forbidden romance between the two but,the pull was indelible between them.I liked the fact Cozen was doing something that was out of her character for once in her life and that just spiced things up making the game even more intense and even more dangerous.

Overall we loved the story from beginning to end as it had the perfect mix of all the things we love to read about we loved the drama,romance, it had a great cast of characters that were engaging and fun, but, most of all we love that the story engaged us on an emotional level which we loved the most.The story made us laugh as well as cry.And last but not least we loved that ending as we never saw that ending coming which made me love the story even more.

I am so looking forward to our next read from this author.
Recommended read to all!

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Very enjoyable!

This was actually so great to listen to. The narrator was an excellent choice and his voice sounded exactly how I would imagine the characters to sound like. I never wanted to miss a word. The story itself is brilliant as well. I loved Cozen and Sargon, their relationship is most definitely complex but they were both so natural with each other. The chemistry between them off the charts. The pacing was excellent and ended beautifully!

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she and no other could do the impossible . . .

Cozen was just the lure I needed to find that one woman that could do the impossible, the quick or not but clean, the must need. She was the one that could accomplish it all. For this hefty pay day she was willing to make it all happen. Her contracted employer wanted no mistakes. No giveaways. No trail. Cozen was the one. The only. She could pull this off and no one would be wise to the fact she was the one to complete the job.

Conner Goff lulled you in with his diction and precise speech patterns. He was clean and easily understandable. The words flowed. The images came with the way he spoke each word. The audio was clear of hiccups and long pauses. There was a steady flow and pacing that made the audio just flow by and seem effortless.

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A thief's greatest heist

This is my first time listening to the narrator Connor Goff and he did a great job on this story. The plot was set up in a very intriguing manner. It had hints of a romance but it was a mystery and suspense first story.

Cozen Taylor was a renowned thief because she was basically invisible. She delivers what she promised and no one she interacted with on the heist remembered anything about her afterwards. As Cozen was considering retiring, the Astor family came with an offer that was so golden that Cozen couldn’t refuse. The job was to recover a family heirloom currently in the hands of Jett Griffin, but the Astor family wanted it back. Unfortunately for Cozen, Sargon Makri, the bodyguard to her new mark was excellent at his job as well. While getting close to Jett, Cozen was also getting close to his bodyguard Sargon and the latter one was the real deal.

Each chapter revealed a layer of the story and I found it to be a suspenseful romance. The author spent time setting up the mystery and the plot twist, but unfortunately it made the pacing slow. Cozen and Sargo’s interactions were this big game of cat and mouse and the sex scenes were quite spicy. I would have liked more romance (not necessarily sex) in this story as well. In addition, I wish more time was spent developing the back story of the main character because it didn’t feel connect to the characters. This is a book that I would have benefited more from listening to the last hour FIRST because my understanding and engagement would have been better.

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A plot twist you'll never see coming!

It was exciting to get a second look at this book. I was a little disappointed that it was just one narrator, but I looked forward to hearing how Connor Goff would perform.

The sensuality is dialled-up in this edition, probably because it was being read aloud. The suspense and action are also heightened as Sargon seemingly becomes hopelessly ensnared in Cozen's trap.

At the end of the book, the twist still hits as a surprise.

I recommend this audio-book.

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Steamy!

Amount of sex 3 / 5
How explicit is the sex scenes 3 / 5
Story 4 / 5
Overall: 4 / 5

Cozen is a steamy standalone romance written by author Bethany-Kris. I had the pleasure of listening to the story on audio, which was narrated by Connor Goff. He did a great job voicing the characters, and he kept my attention throughout. The story did start off a little slow as we learn the specifics of Cozen’s heist, but as I continued to listen, I quickly became completely absorbed.

Cozen Taylor is one of the best thieves, and she was just hired by the Astor family to recover a missing family heirloom for 300-million-dollar. While she is trying to get close to her mark, she discovers that he has a bodyguard named Sargon. Soon he is following Cozen around, and the sparks begin to fly!

Cozen had a creative storyline that had me guessing what would happen next. There were many twists, and one big one towards the end which completely surprised me! There was a lot of sexual tension, and the sex scene was really steamy.

A definite add to your TBR list.

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A Blushing Audio Review

As the most successful and discreet thief in North America Cozen is hired to steal back a family jewel that was taken from the Astor family.The man that holds this jewel is a wealthy and powerful man in the criminal world, her mission is dangerous and she must slowly and cleverly infiltrate herself into the marks life.

Sargon works security detail for Cozens mark He is hired to watch her every move but quickly becomes a distraction for Cozen and when things become unprofessional Cozen must take extra risks to make her heist successful but is she willing to risk her heart.?

Bethany-Kris sure knows how to build the suspense and anticipation in a story! I love her unique characters and tension filled storyline.

Cozen and Sargon's connection is epic, their chemistry off the charts and add a hint of danger to the mix and you have yourself one hot forbidden love affair.

I like that the heroine in this story is a strong, independent character and loved that Cozen was the anti-heroine as such.
Sargon is dark and suspenseful, I loved how protective he become with Cozen even though she could more than hold her own.

I did not see the twist coming in the end of the book and it is one hell of an ending!

Connor Goff is a new narrator for me, I found his female narration really good, he has a great tone and matched well with his characters.

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  • Massachusetts
  • 11-22-18

Cozen and Sarge

Man oh Man where to start with this review...... I loved every minute of this story because Cozen and Sargon were off the chain when they came together. That very first time they came together they were like a moth to a flame and ignited and could not hold back anymore. You will need a tall glass of ice for this book when these two get together because lord have mercy Cozen knows what she wants and Sargon knows what he wants and together they become one in body, mind, and soul.

Cozen is hired to steal back a family jewel that was taken from the Astor family. She is known as the most successful thieve in North America. So the Astor family hires her to steal back the ring that was taken from them by their own daughter. Now her daughters husband Jett has the ring and Mrs Astor wants it back.

Jett is filthy rich and spoiled. He loves his women a certain way and he runs his business ruthlessly. Cozen is supposed to get close to him and then get the ring and go home like nothing has happened only Cozen finds herself craving Jett's bodyguard Sargon and she wants him everytime she is near him. This could be a big problem because she is supposed to get close to Jett in order to get the ring.

Man this story is dark and suspenseful and oh my God there is a twist no one will see coming and when it does it will rock the core of some of the characters. This is a must must read for all who love suspense and a little forbidden love!