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Cozen

By: Bethany-Kris
Narrated by: Conner Goff
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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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3 stars the 1st 99%, 5 star ending!!!

STORY
The Astor family hires Cozen to perform a heist to steal a Ruby ring, an Astor family heirloom. Cozen’s methods always include cozying up to her male victims, yet she doesn’t expect for sparks to fly when she meets her target’s bodyguard, Sargon.

While listening to the first 99% of this book, I assumed I was listening to an insta-love story. As with most of those, I struggled to connect to the characters & didn’t feel emotionally invested in them. However, the last 1% of this book revealed that nothing was what it seemed! The first 99% was 3-star material, yet that last 1% was 5!! When all is revealed in the end, it made me want to go back to earlier parts where I had made incorrect assumptions (as the author obviously wanted me to do). A lot of this book is really creative and unique, yet some aspects of the storyline don’t add up and don’t match with what we learn in the end. Several aspects don’t make sense or were too unrealistic in my opinion. I’m a very tough critic though!!! Overall, this book is very well written, it just didn’t do much emotionally for me until those last few pages!

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I listened to the audiobook narrated by Connor Goff. Aside from mispronouncing REGALE, his performance was flawless! I wasn’t even disappointed that this wasn’t a dual narration since he did such a convincing job reading for the female and male portions. He is a phenomenal actor and someone I will definitely listen more of in the future.

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Great story with awesome narration

This book was so good. I did not want it to end. Cozen is a very sexy thief on a job for the Astor family. If successful, she gets a $300 million payday. She gets close to Jett, the Astor family in law, to steal back the family heirloom. Sargon is Jett's gorgeous bodyguard, chauffeur, etc. tasked to discretely follow Cozen and report everything back to Jett. This opened the door for Sargon and Cozen to get close physically. There were some very suspenseful moments when they were together where you did not know if they would get caught.

Cozen is really good at her job, taking months to set up her mark. Jett was a piece of work and not the nicest man. He became totally and completely obsessed with Cozen and monitored her every move. In the end, I kind of felt bad for what happened to him, but Jett also kind of got what he deserved.

What a surprise toward the end of the book. I did not see that coming. It ties Cozen and Sargon back to their childhood.

Conner Goff did an awesome job with the narration. I was given this free copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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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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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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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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EPIC mafia romance!!!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS

I love Bethany-Kris' books and this is no exception!!! Cozen and Sargon's story truly captivated me and how everything unfolded. The narration was perfect and I would definitely listen to this audio book again. Cozen by Bethany-Kris is an EPIC mafia romance and will join the ranks of the BIBLIO-ARISTOCRACY!!!

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You like it rough, beautiful girl?

Cozen is an action-packed suspense romance centered around a dangerous heist. Cozen Taylor has been hired by the wealthy Astor family to steal back a family heirloom. Cozen has been a thief for years and has never had a problem infiltrating a situation and getting what she wants in order to get the job done. While she tries to seduce a dangerous man in order to get the Astor’s property back she is overcome with a need for her victim’s bodyguard Sargon Makri. Sargon is instantly drawn to Cozen and as the time is ticking by the stakes are high for Cozen to get what she needs and find the courage to stay away from Sargon. Despite her best efforts, Cozen and Sargon can’t keep their hands off of each other. Does Cozen have what it takes to fulfill her job for the Astors and be able to keep the man of her dreams?

Overall, Cozen is a passionately charged story with complex characters and a very twisted plot. There were many twists and turns and with a huge surprise at the end, this read certainly kept me on the edge of my seat the entire read. Bethany-Kris has quickly become one of my go-to authors when I am in the mood for some great action and suspense (and of course smoking hot steam). I highly recommend Cozen to anyone who enjoys a spunky heroine paired with one hot alpha male. The connection between the two was off the charts and I thoroughly enjoyed spending time in their world!

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Mystery and Steam

Strong characters, some mystery and a bit steamy. Ending is HEA. Narration is an easy listen.

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Great book


Cozen, a female thief, is a very methodical thief. She gets the job done while no one ever knowing what she’s done. So when the Astor family needs a job done quietly, Cozen is asked. A job to end all jobs until Sargon Makri comes between her and the job. A job that involves another man, Jett Griffin, his bodyguard Sargon, and the ruby ring that he has that belongs to the family who hired Cozen. An interesting dynamic in play between Cozen and Sargon, Cozen and Jett and Sargon and his boss Jett.

Cozen and Sargon have a cat and mouse relationship. And boy is it off the chart hot. Their chemistry is undeniable but Cozen is working and working does not involves relationships with men outside of her mark. But their banter, their intensity and the dangerous game they are playing with one another is addicting. This triangle..... Cozen, Jett and Sargon, is not a true triangle. While the three are involved with one another, the only meaningful connection is Cozen and Sargon.
i recommend this listen. 🎧AudiobookObsession

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Cool Story

I'm not really in to the sexual stories, but this one has a good premise with just enough intrigue added to keep me interested.

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