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Klara

Everyone always says love will find you when you’re not looking. Well, they’re not wrong. Except, the man my heart stupidly fell for was more interested in playing his own twisted game of catch and release. Claiming me for himself, then pushing me away when I got too close, but there was an aura of darkness clouded around him. A darkness that beckoned to me.

A darkness I was grateful for when those he thought he could trust ripped me away in the middle of the night to be a pawn in their own sick, twisted game. 

Braxton

She was supposed to be an itch I needed to scratch. That red dress and those pale blue eyes called to me like a siren. In my line of work falling in love is dangerous. “I believe there’s good in you, Brax,” she had said. “Baby, I’m the thing monsters are afraid of,” I warned her.

I pushed her away, thinking she would be safe from this fucked up life I lead. I couldn’t’ve been more wrong. 

My enemies smelled fresh blood. They knew if they wanted to take me down, they had to get to her. But it wasn’t my enemies I had to worry about. No, the threat was a lot closer than I thought. It shouldn’t have surprised me. After all, the devil was once an angel. Klara was my light out of this hell, and now she was in danger of being snuffed out. But not if I could help it.

They should’ve thought twice before taking what belongs to me. Now, I’m out for blood, and I’m not stopping until my concrete floor runs red. 

©2018 A.J. Daniels (P)2019 A.J. Daniels

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Dark Desire – Klara and Braxton

This was a really good book and I hope the rest of the series comes to Audible. There was a set up for Alessandro’s story. Braxton DeLuca was one cold, dark SOB but Klara thawed his heart. He did not mean for it to be anything more than a one night stand, but that didn’t happen. Klara was a virgin at the time. He started to feel for her and tried to push her away. It was terrible how he set her up to find him with another woman. At that moment, I could not stand him. He could have just told her that it was not going to work. He was away from her for over a year but continued to watch her. Then one of his own betrayed him and helped to kidnap Klara for the sex trade industry. Braxton showed his true self then and redeemed himself in my eyes. The ending of this book was great and I love what he did to his cousin. JT Farrell did a great job with the narration and he is one of my favorite narrators and he is the main reason I was attracted to this book. I am looking forward to Alessandro’s story should it come to Audible.

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Loved it!

I thought this was a great example of a Dark Mafia romance- not too dark but enough that you feel you are not in a flowers and chocolate type of romance. It was sexy, raw, unapologetic story telling. I loved the characters. They had fantastic chemistry that was only made better by the wonderful, suspenseful story being told. I can not wait to read more!

JT Farrell was brand new to me. He did a fantastic job with the narration! I was beyond pleased and thoroughly enjoyed the performance. He not only had a deep sexy Male voice but did a very enjoyable female voice as well. I would love to hear in many more romance audios to come. He is absolutely a gold mine find for the romance community.

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Best Mafia Romance book I've read to date

I have read several Mafia romance books and could never get into them but this one was different I was filled with lots of steam and adventure. this book has trigger warnings ⚠️ so you night want to check those out before reading if you are sensitive to somethings. All and all a fun sexy quick read.

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Hot Damn!

Saucy story parts. A wonderful love story that kept me on the edge of my seat. there were parts where I hated Braxton and wanted to punch him but I mean I get it.

Do yourself a favor. read this.

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Dark desire

Loved the story and, as usual, JT Farrell did his usual amazing acting in his narration. Put the story and narrator together and it is an amazing listen. Worth the money or credit.

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Great Start to a Mafia Series

A.J. Daniels is a new author for me and I love a good mafia romance so I was very excited to dive into this one. It started off on a very exciting note with what appears to be Klara being held captive and then being rescued, but it is unclear who is holding her captive and also who is doing the rescuing, and then the story is told kind of working its way backwards to how Klara ends up in that situation, which I found to be a really interesting and neat way for the story to unfold.

Braxton and Klara have a lot of chemistry from the start, though he is not openly upfront with her about his job and he is kind of hot and cold at times. Their relatiionship ends kind of abruptly when he pushes her away, and despite her being hurt over the circumstances of the relationship ending, Klara can't seem to move on and forget about Braxton.

There was a lot of suspense and drama and definitely some betrayal. At times there were some parts that raised a few questions for me, and parts that maybe could have been developed further, but I am guessing maybe they relate to the next book in the series. I am looking forward to more of the series. Overall I found the story to be an interesting listen.

This was my first listen by JT Farrell. Overall I found the book enjoyable, but I did struggle at times because there wasn't a lot of differentiation between the male and female voices and at times I felt like the main character's voices sounded different at different points throughout the story which was kind of strange. But, overall I still enjoyed listening. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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I just couldn’t! 🎧🎧AudiobookObsessionReviewer 🎧🎧

Ok - girls and boys with all the 5 star reviews - what gives? This may very well be a 5star book but I’ll never know because I could not finish it. Not even close. Look, I can deal with all kinds of narration- I really can. But this was a whole other level. The narrator’s male voice is fantastic. The problem lies in the fact that his female voice sounds IDENTICAL to his male voice. I did not know what was going on, who was having the inner monologue or speaking. It was so unbelievably frustrating and distracting that I had no choice be to give up on it. It kills me because I was really looking forward to this one 😩

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Intense listen!

This dark romance was the perfect recipe for an amazing Mafia Romance! It has all the dark, gritty, dirty with the best balance of sexy, loving story. I loved the explosive chemistry between the two main characters. the The tension and suspense had me on the edge of my seat the entire time! I look forward to listening to more of A.J. Daniels books!

The narration was amazing! JT is new to me but I will definitely be listening to many more by him! His female voice was very pleasant and and did not sound forced or whiny. I look forward to listening to more!

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Excellent Dark Mafia Romance!

This was my first A.J. Daniels books, but it won't be my last! I enjoyed the way the story built and the characters developed. This is also my first listen by JT Farrell -- I'm a sucker for a deep bass voice in my ear -- to hear Braxton call Klara "Mia Bella"...YUM! I'll definitely invest in the remaining stories in this series to find out what happens to the others in Braxton's trusted circle. The sex was hot, the mystery twisty, and the ending fantastic! I was given this audiobook in exchange for an honest review, and that's what you'll always get from me. #AudiobookObsession

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Mafia Romance

I absolutely loved this book by A.J. Daniels. I love mafia romance!!! I loved the powerful chemistry between Klara and Braxton!!! Listen and enjoy!!

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  • Samantha Jayne (ABookHaven)
  • 10-04-19

Great story not a fan of the narrator

So I really enjoyed the story!

Braxton, holy shit, what a bag of sexy bossy alphaness he is! Seriously awesome and the kind of hero that you don't easily forget, and I haven't forgot him. The author not only provided a storyline worthy of each page turn but the characters, both hero, heroine and side cast each had their own voice and entertained and didn't just become page filler. The story kept me hooked and I really enjoyed it.

I wasn't a fan of the narrator during this it took me a long time to get into this because of the narrator and sometimes it was really offputting, so I loved the story but wasn't a fan of the narrator.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 09-20-19

Dark Desire

I believe this is the first book from both author and narrator and am happy to say that it is a hit! I loved the turmoil and suspense as to what was going on and the twists were added at the perfect time in the story. I will be looking for more from these two soon!
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  • Toni walker
  • 09-18-19

Wow

Awesome book had a great story and love
The characters There was twists and turns in the book looking forward to the next book

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  • Terri D
  • 08-28-19

The virgin tames the beast

This is a dark mafia book about the Don, Braxton that becomes fixated on the beautiful innocent student, Klara. Brax knows he isn't good for Klara but she has become an obsession for him and once he has her he isn't letting her go.

This book has it's dark moments but it wouldn't be a dark mafia book without those. Nothing too bad. There are twists and surprises in this story, things you won't see coming. Underneath it all there is a love story growing between Brax and Klara and even with the danger there is love.

JT Farrell was so enjoyable to listen to. He narrated the entire book and I enjoyed listening to him the entire time.

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I received a code to listen and review and give my honest opinion. I enjoyed this book. The story kept my attention and the narrator did a great job.

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  • K1burger
  • 08-12-19

Great Mafia story

This was a dark Mafia story with lots of twists and turns. The characters Klara and Braxton had great chemistry with each other. This was a new author to me but I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next in the series. JT wa a new narrator to me but I loved his deep sexy voice.

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  • Yanireads
  • 08-11-19

Audiobook Obsessed

This became darker towards the end. The twist was a bit shocking. I liked it.

I voluntarily received a courtesy copy of this audio book from AudiobookObsession and I am choosing to leave a review.
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  • Brandie @AudiobookObsession
  • 08-02-19

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I thought this was a great example of a Dark Mafia romance- not too dark but enough that you feel you are not in a flowers and chocolate type of romance. It was sexy, raw, unapologetic story telling. I loved the characters. They had fantastic chemistry that was only made better by the wonderful, suspenseful story being told. I can not wait to read more!

JT Farrell was brand new to me. He did a fantastic job with the narration! I was beyond pleased and thoroughly enjoyed the performance. He not only had a deep sexy Male voice but did a very enjoyable female voice as well. I would love to hear in many more romance audios to come. He is absolutely a gold mine find for the romance community.

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  • Marcelle Ellis
  • 07-27-19

Awesome

The story of Klara and Braxton was the prefect push and pull relationship. Their story was on that you have want to work because they keep fighting there feelings. I enjoyed this story and loved the roller coaster ride that this will be a story that will be repeated. JT Farrell did a wonderful job with this story.

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  • angeljoy
  • 07-25-19

mafia romance

Love bad boy romances. Good read. Can't wait to see what happens next in this series.

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  • Mickey
  • 07-20-19

Dark Mafia

If you love Mafia romance, well A.J. Daniels did not disappoint with this one. I absolutely loved the chemistry between Braxton and Klara in the beginning and at the end after all their hurdles to get that HEA. For a mafia book, this one has all kinds of emotions going through your head, and the twists have you backing up to see what you missed. Definitely worth the listen!!
JT did a good job with the narrative, my biggest criticism would be that at times I didn’t realize he changed characters because the voices stayed the same. Overall the performance was a good one.
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