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Publisher's Summary

Saying “I love you” doesn’t guarantee peace or a happy ending.

High school principal “Larx” Larkin was pretty sure he’d hit the jackpot when Deputy Sheriff Aaron George moved in with him, merging their two families as seamlessly as the chaos around them could possibly allow.

But when Larx’s pregnant daughter comes home unexpectedly and two of Larx’s students are put in danger, their tentative beginning comes crashing down around their ears.

Larx thought he was okay with the dangers of Aaron’s job, and Aaron thought he was okay with Larx’s daughter - who is not okay - but when their worst fears are almost realized, it puts their hearts and their lives to the test. Larx and Aaron have never wanted anything as badly as they want a life together. Will they be able to make it work when the world is working hard to keep them apart?

©2018 Amy Lane (P)2018 Dreamspinner Press

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I want more please

I'm not ready to hear the last of this wonderful caste of Characters that Amy Lane created. I really hope that she will decide that the story hasn't quite ended yet. I absolutely love Larx and Aaron, and the fact that these two very hot men were in their late 40s , early 50s for me even made it more special. It added that touch of realism that a lot of romance novels lack in my opinion. I did enjoy Nick J. russo's performance, but he has a very young sounding voice and so I'm not sure if he was the best fit, but it didn't really take away from my enjoyment of the story, just an observation. 4.5 stars.

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Yes!

I was looking forward to this book. I'm thoroughly enjoying this series. It's such a "feel good" read even with all it's horrible twists and turns. Love and family is everything. *smiling*

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A+ rating...

My Review:
Overall: 4.75
Performance: 4.75
Story: 5.0

I was so excited when I found out there was a second book in this series, because I adored the first book. And omg, it did not disappoint...at all. This book was just as good as the first, but better in the fact that the two guys are in such an amazing place together that although neither is in a good place mentally, they don't let it affect the strength within their relationship. That made it an amazingly fantastic read that just melts my heart. (And please, please, please...I'm begging that there's a third book in the series. I LOVE THESE TWO and their menagerie of family and strays.)

So, the basics...Larx is the high school principal. Aaron is a sheriff's deputy. They both care deeply about the people that they come in contact with which is where they get into trouble. At their hearts, both of these guys are HUGE PROTECTORS. They physically can't standby when someone's in danger of any sort. That's great except it puts both of them in the line of fire, over and over again. But neither one of them would be who they are without that fact.

I'm not going to say anymore about that though because...no spoilers.

Just know...this book was AMAZINGLY good! OMG, so, so good!! Because this isn't a story just about these two guys. This is also about their family...their tribe. They tend to take in the strays along with anyone they love who needs help. As a result, there are story lines all over the place in this book. But all of them are good...the brothers, the wombat, the girls. All of those stories had heartwarming points, ridiculous points, and points where I just wanted to cry. But in the end, it was all incredibly sweet and filled with love. The way it should be.

These characters...they know how to love with every part of their being and that makes reading these books...pure happiness. I loved it!

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Fantastic

I'm usually leery of sequels featuring an established couple, mostly because I'm afraid the author will mess with the happy ending I've already enjoyed.

Add Amy Lane, who's notorious for putting characters through emotional and angst-filled trauma, and I worried for Larx and Aaron.

But I'm happy to report that even though Larx and Aaron are put through the ringer with multiple crazy and scary things happening (Larx's daughter coming home pregnant, her baby daddy showing up, different kids needing to be saved, Aaron being hurt)...Larx and Aaron never lose sight of each other and how much they mean to one another.

I love all of these characters - they're not perfect - but they communicate and support each other.

Nick J. Russo did a fantastic job with the narration. He captures all of the emotions throughout the book without ever going over the top, provides clear, distinguishable character voices, and a terrific pace.

I know I'm loving an audiobook when I get mad every time I have to pause it!

Established couple, multiple POV, contemporary romance with medium angst, sexy times, suspense, and a very happy ending.

Recommended! ❤️

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My favorite

This is my favorite series by Amy Lane and I hope there will be more about this family. I just found the audioversion and this is my third time listening to it. I love the men in this story. They are so relatable. This is the kind of love anyone wants, solid and supportive even in the midst of chaos. Also, it is performed so well. Amy Lane is a gem!

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Brilliant book and Narration

When a follow up is as good as the first book you know you’re onto a winning series. I love the fact that everything was not rainbows and unicorns. That there were still real life problems, which in some circumstances still hadn’t been fixed(Tiff and Olivia) and others which on the surface looked like they could be ok but there was still so much work. I can’t wait for book 3, just hope the audio comes out quickly as listening to Nick Russo give voice to these characters is the only way to go. Thank you Amy Lane, thank you Nick Russo. Till next time.... now what do I do for the next few months sigh...