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Escapades

Trident Ink Series, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Alyssa Jackson is one of the lucky ones. She has a thriving business, great friends, a devoted husband, an adorable daughter, and a scorching hot sex life that would be the envy of any married couple. Then, one tragic loss flips her world upside down. Floundering and unsure of how to cope with their grief, Alyssa and her husband drift apart until they are living as roommates instead of a deeply connected couple. Alyssa will do anything to get the intense passion back into her life and marriage, no matter how far out of the box she has to step. 

If there is one thing tattoo shop owner Derek knows, it's that once he set his sights on his wife, he never wanted another woman. Years together haven't begun to put a dent in his desire for her. But everything falls apart when the anguish of loss barges into their lives. Adrift in his own suffering, Derek doesn't realize how damaged his marriage is until his wife forces him to confront their issues. Now, he'll do whatever it takes to get their lives back on track, even if the plan seems outrageous.

©2018 Lilly Atlas (P)2018 Lilly Atlas

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Wonderful dual duo narration with story

I can't express in adequate words this second chance romance. Its not your traditional second chance. This couple is married. They drifted apart after tragedy. This distance between them allowed for doubts to be created between this once deeply in love couple. It took effort and time for them to find their way back together after such an event. The doors once closed begin to reopen and healing begins. Alyssa and Derek find their love was one worth fighting for.
As a fan of Lilly Atlas Take No Prisoners series, I found this one to have an additional edge of emotional impact and intensity. I want more from Trident Ink.

Narrators Noah Michael and Erin are most certainly a perfect narrating duo. They do an amazing job. They bring heart, heat, and vivid visualization. Their combined tone, diction, clarity makes for an amazing listen. Their efforts add that extra layer to the story and brings other elements of the sense in to the pleasure of listening.

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Such an Amazing, Unique and Original Storyline!!

A Phenomenal Narration by this dynamic duo that works incredibly well together and has become one of my favorite couples working together. Noah Michael Levine & Erin DeWard delivered an extraordinary performance by bringing Alyssa and Derrick to life.

This is one of those stories that touches your heart, breaks it into million pieces, but in the end put it back together. Is a journey of heartache, emotional devastation put in the end, a will to overcome a painful lost.

This brillinat story is insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw. Is a story like no other and I highly recommend it!!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Lilly Atlas. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Love the dual narration!!!

An unusual plot, focusing on a married couple with a troubled relationship.

Great narration and I absolutely love the choice of dual narration verses the female voice actor doing male voices and vice versa.

Frequent (hot) erotic scenes.

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Amazing story.

I love lilly atlas Big fan of her books. This book was different from MC books she wrote. I love that how one couple Struggled to keep marriage alive. The passionate , devoted . And the narrators were perfect. Good job!!!

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Out of darkness

Derek and Alyssa had a great life...perfect marriage, adorable daughter, thriving businesses. Then the loss of their daughter to cancer devastated them. Over the year since their daughter’s death, Derek and Alyssa have drifted apart, as they dealt with their grief in their own way. Now Alyssa has decided to fight for her marriage and they’re in couples counseling...except this isn’t the typical counseling. Follow this duo as they rediscover each other. Whew...hawt!

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Wow! This story..just Wow!

This is a story that will make you laugh and then you'll be crying. Its a heartbreaking and heartwarming story at the same time.
So worth a credit, maybe even two.
P.S. make sure you have kleenexs within reach.

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A couple torn apart by grief

Let me start by saying that Lilly Atlas is one amazing author and Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard for an amazing pair of narrators. So when combining these three persons it is more than obvious that the result would be at least great!

I went into this book with so many expectations, knowing the author’s talent to create drama and to bring comfort in the end to the characters. All went well, with one small exception, which I will comment later in this review. But first let’s start with the good points. We have husband and wife trying to find each other after the loss of their only child. Their grief and inability to communicate brought them to the point of not being able to connect again. We later find out that, through the help of a psychologist, they have a series of dates in which they should pretend to be other people, meet and have an evening that should end in … a steamy situation, if you know what I mean! And so this happens, until one point.

Alyssa and Derek have managed to survive so much in their years as a couple, even PTSD. However, they were not able to stand the passing of their daughter. The author managed to express so well their pain and the process of coming together, it was impossible for me not to shed a tear or two. We have a step-by-step description of the phases they go through and that’s perfect. We have some extremely hot scenes that would increase your heart rate and, as mentioned, two narrators that are simply perfect!

However, I am missing from the story some information regarding the two years they have been apart. For me, not knowing how exactly the distancing happened makes the story a bit incomplete. By the end, I understood that the focus was more on how they come back together, but still, I wanted to see them fighting, or arguing or something like that.

All in all, I cannot but give 3.5 stars to Lilly’s book and I am so waiting forward to read/listen to more of her books. She is an author that manages to touch my heart and her stories contain life lessons for us all. Congratulations to her and the narrators for such a great job!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Lilly Atlas. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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A poignant, roller coaster ride of emotions, HOT

A very gripping, poignant, sensual, HOT, & roller coaster ride of emotions.In the beginning, the author pulls you inside of the story & you'll be hurting over Alyssa and Derek's devastating loss and the toll it's taken on their marriage & self-esteem. If you can keep the faith through the 1st few chapters which is giving you the backstory of how their marriage has disintegrated to almost the lowest of the low. Keep your mind and heart open so you'll able to feel their pain, loss, fear of possibly losing their connection/marriage. I can't say anymore without giving the ending away,other than to say this is the most emotionally spent I've felt in the past many audios/books I've read.in years.You'll love this story and may relate to parts of it (as I did, which made it harder to separate my circumstances from this story). It was WELL WORTH IT SO WE COULD ALL COME OUT THE BEST PART OF THE DARK ABYSS!!!!! I was given a free audio book for my unbiased, honest review.

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Are you ready for Alyssa and Derek's story?

I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review so here we go...

A few minutes into the book and we have an AMAZING sex scene that will leave you thinking: "whoa what I mean holy smokes!" And although Escapades has great steamy sex, it's much more than that...
Dealing with the loss of a child especially in such manner must be devastating for a couple. We'll see how the characters face their pain, their fears and their current situation. Will be their immense love for each other strong enough? Is there hope at the end of all this?
Sometimes this book wasn't easy to listen to, but I loved every comma. And I surely want to know how the series continues.
Narrators did an amazing job bringing it to life!

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AMAZING, BUT HAVE TISSUES READY!

Holy heartbreak, Batman! Lily Atlas broke my heart into tiny little pieces, but then put it back together as she gave me Derek and Alyssa’s story. Their story was heart aching, but their love for each other was stronger than anything thrown their way. I don’t know how to say it other than I loved their love and it’s one that will stay with me. Did I cry? I was a sobbing mess! But it was so worth it. Plus, them steamy scenes! Wow. Alyssa and Derek have off the charts chemistry that resulted in some major heat and steam.

Narration for this book was done by Noah Michael Levine and Erin DeWard. They absolutely nailed the combination of angst and heat on their outstanding narration. They flawlessly give life to all the pain, hope, and love Alyssa and Derek go through. 5 Stars.

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A Wonder Story of Love and Hope!

This is the first in a new series and deals with a very sad subject. Derek and Alyssa have always been happy and madly in love. Then everything falls apart.
Their daughter Katie dies of cancer, and the couple are devastated, and after both grieving separately they find they have drifted apart.
This is the story of how the couple find their way back to each other.
Alyssa finally decides to try an unusual ways to connect with her husband. This is a very sad story, but is told in dual POV so we realise how the couple work their way back to each other. Alyssa and Derek finally realise how much they still love each other. I have to say the sexy parts are HOT, but you will still need tissues for the sad bits.
This story stayed with me, well after the recording had finished
The Narration is superb with Noah and Erin, who are so versatile they bring this story of hope and love to life.