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Publisher's Summary

Going back home changes everything....

He's cocky, funny, and a little bit grouchy....

Freelance contractor for security and intelligence, Decker Ashford's a rugged and tough ranch manager with a brain to match. But when a woman dies in his arms on a dark road, Deck's hellbent on uncovering the mystery behind her death. 

She hung up her cowboy boots for city-slick stilettos....

Determined to leave the ranch behind, Mila Knight sets off for life in Boston without a second glance at the hay-baling world she grew up in. But when her sister's death brings her back to town, she’s determined to unearth her family's hidden secrets.

Relying on each other may be harder than they realized....

As Mila and Deck search for answers, their chemistry ignites. However, the last thing Mila wants - or needs - is to get pulled back into small-town life. But when her sister's killer sets eyes on Mila, Deck will do anything to save her. Can Mila trust her heart and stay when she's determined to walk away?

©2019 Heather Slade (P)2020 Heather Slade

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The narration was utter perfection, it really brought the book to life in a thrilling and passionate way. I felt the chemistry, the sizzle and it made this book even better (which I thought was quite the feat given how much I loved reading it originally)! There is the perfect amount of angst and romance to keep you hooked. I loved how their relationship unfolded so we could see these amazing characters grow in ways you never expected. I would suggest picking up a copy asap, you will not be disappointed.

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Decked... my new book bf

Loved Decker and Milas story. I may be wrecked for real life love now. I love that Deck is a Texas cowboy who Z rescued from foster care and taught to be an awesome man. Now as a man, Deck finds the One! yes! On the narration, I wish the male vocal had been a real Texan. This transplanted Texas girl definitely heard the I think Illinois, maybe Indiana, accent of the male voice. The female vocal talent hit it spot on though.

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Temptation is inevitable.

Emotions run deep. Danger is rampant. Temptation is inevitable. Decked is a mystery waiting to be solved. Slade grabs your attention and holds tight from start to finish. Hart and Parker jump right into danger with heartbreaking accuracy and make Mila and Decker their own.

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New author for me

This is the first book I’ve read by this author , won’t be my last. The story was really good and it had just enough mystery and romance to keep a reader listening. The characters were well developed and had sparks and chemistry that was believable and was a sweet slow burn with the romance. The narrators well Craig was not bad but not my favorite and Stephanie was really really good. She made me be able to imagine the sights and story going on around me . Won’t be my last book by this author and I will definitely read the rest of this series.

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Decked!

Decked is the first book in the Invincibles series, a romantic suspense Novel based around the murder of the Heroine’s sister and the relationship between Decker a protective alpha male and Mila a woman who has come back to Texas and having to deal with a past she ran away from, Stephanie Nemeth-Parker & Craig Hart did a great job narrating this book I loved both their voices.

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Hooked from the Beginning

From the first chapter when a woman dies in Decker’s arms saying she’s running from someone who was trying to kill her, this book had me hooked trying to solve the mystery, which just got deeper and more involved as the story went on. I loved that Mila played the piano because I took lessons once too, but was never close to her skill level. Decker was so patient with her sensing that she had been hurt in the past with her fear of being touched. I also liked that he had a connection to her from when they were kids. I loved that he went from being an abused foster kid to making a successful life for himself with Z and Quint at their ranch, and being asked to be part of a new independent intelligence group, whose members were diverse and intriguing and I look forward to hearing their stories in future books. I liked how the story switched between the female and male narrator based on whose point of the view the chapter was: Mila, Decker, and occasionally Adler. Both narrators added intensity, emotion, and touches of humor to the story.

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Decker and Mila's story

Heather Slade has another winner on her hands. Again, an excellent story that is well developed with realistic and likable characters. You get to know these people so well. Their thoughts and dreams and their baggage and hang-ups. The story is very well plotted and takes you logically through the storyline without jumping around and messing you up. Since the story is so involved this is VERY good! There are twists and turns, and there is always one more surprise just around the corner. I enjoyed reading the book and other than a few ouches on the Texas twang, listening was just as fun. I know this because even though I did read the book, I still stayed up half the night to finish the audio. Loved the story. Was fun to touch base with the others in the series -- but this IS a standalone. This is the first book in the Invincibles and the entire series is a worthwhile read (and investment). I'm always surprised when I listen to an audio of the book I've already read and still pick up huge things I've missed. Narrators did an excellent job.

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A great start to this series

Listening to an audio book for me is a great way to read when I have stuff I have to do like cooking, cleaning, driving & walking a few miles each evening. The naration on Decked was so good, Stephanie Nemeth-Parker & Craig Hart brought the characters to life and made the story so easy to listen to. I love these characters and Ms Slade has a way of bringing you to the edge of your seat while keeping the characters and story-line relivent.. I'm including the origional review I wrote when i first read this story. Book Review Decked is filled with wonderful characters, lots of action and some super steamy love scenes, but as with most of Ms. Slades books it it packed with suspense and a great story. Decker and Mila are out to find out who killed her sister, but that's not all they find.

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Decker and Mila

Loved this, the first of the Invincible series! It grabs me from the beginning, making me stop and wonder if I had the correct genre here. All good, it is indeed, a romance, though with a shitton of mystery, intrigue, twists, turns, and forks in the road. Hit my emotional meter in all directions as well. The bits of humor are subtle but so well placed. It also carries a wonderful journey of falling in love, the build up of heat with it, and some very poignant moments--simply put, it will submerge you into the convoluted world of Mila's, the very one, she thought, she had escaped from years ago. Where Decker, and now, new team all being hot, alpha, and intelligent males, ya know? Invincible, need to find a killer or three. And keep Mila alive and well. All this as Decker falls in deeper with her emotionally, knowing this must be love, and hoping she feels the same. There's sweet surprises here also. The action throughout is nail-biting and quite realistic, taking place by Austin, TX, on and near the King-Alexander Ranch. With both, well-known characters and new, this is still a stand alone. The HEA was a big ol' bless their hearts sigh for me! The diversity, the depth, and attentiveness to every detail is why I enjoy Ms Slade's journeys so well. I didn't care for the male narrator's version of the Texas Twang. Disappointing! Maybe Mr Hart was hopefully, only having a bad day. I give him two stars for bad accents. I think, a more authentic accent is so important because it's a huge part of the charm that goes with all things Texan. I had never been a big fan of female narrators, but Ms Nemeth-Parker has made a believer outta me. Very good, easy listening and smooth! Kudos to her bc she kept my narration rating at four!!

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Fantastic story!

I read this story first and loved it but listening to it made is even better! Craig and Stephanie did a wonderful job narrating 2 of my favorite characters in the series. Decker and Mila have such amazing chemistry and their story is very well told. I highly recommend this series!