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Hiding with the Billionaire

Billionaires of REKD, Book 1
Narrated by: Vicki Pierce
Series: Billionaires of REKD, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: Romance, Suspense
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Publisher's Summary

Ahri Meisner's estranged husband leaves her with nothing but an obscure warning that both of them are in grave danger. Now, she is on the run.

Not knowing who else to trust, Ahri flees across the country to stay with her brother. All thoughts of safety are shattered when her husband is murdered. She knows she could be next. Desperate to avoid her husband's fate, she assumes a new identity to stay hidden. But working for her brother's too-handsome business partner might present a different kind of danger.

Rafe Davis has gone from being a poor scholarship boy to billionaire CEO of REKD Gaming. The only child of a loving mother and an emotionally abusive father, things haven't come easy for him. Rafe's business is his life. That all changes when he agrees to help the attractive Ahri hide under a new identity. Her presence, and his growing need to keep her safe, threaten to throw off his carefully unbalanced life.

©2018 Donna K. Weaver (P)2019 Donna K. Weaver

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Sweet Suspense Romance

I read this book when it came out and really enjoyed it. Getting to hear the characters come to life added another dimension to the book. Ahri had a lot that was going against her with her husband walking out and then the intrusion in her home. I loved her strength as she faced all the trials. I liked knowing that she had a brother to help her out. Rafe was a down-to-earth billionaire that has had a crush on Ahri for a while. I love how their relationship grows as Rafe and Ahri's brother work to keep Ahri safe from those that are after her. Both Rafe and Ahri have a love and loyalty to their families that made them more lovable.
The narrator of this book did an amazing job. She kept the voices and accents all separate that really made the book come to life. I would love to listen to more by this narrator.

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A captivating, fresh story. Great characters

Hiding with the Billionaire was a very positive surprise. Even if the general storyline is a classic, the circumstances of the book, the events of the story, and the personalities of the characters are unique. The book is a mix of various genres: it is a romantic suspense novel, the setting in an ultra modern software company, offset by a bucolic spirit brought on by half of the scenes taking place in a nearby farmhouse. The characters are vivid and unusual, the dialogues fresh and witty. The plot is rich, with plenty of cameo episodes, making the reading interesting and entertaining. Ms. Weaver’s longtime fans will also appreciate the references to characters and stories from other series. 
The narrator of the audiobook did an impressive job mimicking the characters' feelings and accents, to the point of giving different nuances to the voice of the same individual depending on their circumstances.
Overall, Hiding with the Billionaire is a very pleasant companion for a relaxing, interesting read. The audiobook interpretation gives it much more depth, enriching the characters' personality traits, and making every scene vivid and entertaining.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. Opinions and comments are solely my own.

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HIDING WITH THE BILLIONAIRE

A WONDERFUL WELL WRITTEN BOOK!
THE STORY FLOWS VERY WELL, AND THE NARRATOR DID AN AMAZING JOB WITH NARRATING AND THE SOUTHERN DRAWL MADE THE STORY COME ALIVE!!!!

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Rafe & Ahri!

A suspenseful start, this story lets us get to know Ahri Meisner. She fled to stay with her brother after her estranged husband leaves and warns her she may be in danger. Rafe, her. I think the best part of this story is the friendship Ahri and Rafe have. Instead of jumping into a relationship, they have a slow burn chemistry. Their escapades with Rafe's family and game night with the guys is fun to experience as they get to know each other better. When danger lurks though, there is nothing Rafe or his friends won't do to protect Ahri! Will she ever be safe again? Weaver has masterfully integrated the suspense into the growing love story and has it build up throughout. Romantic suspense is my favorite genre, and this book kept me riveted. I can't wait to see what is in store for the next installment of the Billionaires of REKD.

Vicki Pierce narrated this story with great inflection. For the most part, I enjoyed her performance. The pace flowed easily and the portrayal was enjoyable.Her southern accent is great for Rafe, but I did find her voices a little older in tone than expected for the mid 20 year olds.

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Fantastic

Great reading of a fantastic story. I loved how the story progressed with not to much of the gooey love scenes with in the story. The narrator did a great job bringing alive the story.

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A History of Abandoning, Parents, Spouses and Building Trust

To have your spouse suddenly act differently towards you and then pack up his bags and say your marriage over, oh and by the way
you better leave your home it’s not safe leaves a woman reeling.
Her father abandoned their mother, this is so familiar..but the danger isn’t.
She does have a brother, who made it big in the technology world with three friends..one friend also abandoned by a parent and a love interest..a man who was always interested in her, but she was married.
A host of interesting secondary characters who have the possibilities of more action, suspenseful, romantic and sweet love stories.
I enjoyed this book more than anticipated,as the story is well written, the pace and reality of how emotions may be dealt with..yes the story isn’t reality, bit that’s what makes it fun.
The narrator was fine in the narration, but she left me uninterested in her character voices...she just did not sound at all as I would i,aline the characters to sound..maybe the mother, but that would be it. Also the emotions didn’t come across like I would have enjoyed..I just believe there may have been a better choice for narrator.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Romance and suspense

Ahri’s husband has been distancing himself from her for at least the last 6 months but things haven’t been good for even longer than that. Shri was trying to decide if she could stay with her husband when he drastically announces that the marriage is over. Oh and by the way, you’re in danger and need to get somewhere safe. Ahri doesn’t have a lot of friends and her mother has recently moved back to Korea. So she calls her billionaire brother Kane to help her. Kane isn’t able to go pick her up so his friend and coworker / CEO Rafe drops what he is doing to go save the day. Once they realize the danger Ahri is in they whisk her away out of state. Rafe has always been attracted to Ahri, even before she got married. He has seen her many times when she comes to visit her brother. But he just remind himself that she is a married woman and untouchable. But he can’t suppress the growing feelings he has for her as he comes to be her protector. This is a story of love and second chances. It is a sweet clean read.

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Enjoyable read

My first read from author Donna K. Weaver was a highly enjoyable romantic suspense. Narrator Vicki Pierce's talented narration adds greatly to the well-written tale. I was given an Audible copy and am voluntarily reviewing it. I'll be reading more from her as I already own 8 more of her books.

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A great story sabotaged by poor narration

STORY REVIEW: I very much enjoyed the story and the chance to see Rafe become so successful. We first meet Rafe and his mother, Francie, in Second Chances 101. Rafe was then a student at Harvard. In this first book of the new series, he is now the very successful CEO of REKD, a tech company created with three of his Harvard friends. All four have become billionaires because of the company’s success. This story has a good helping of danger and suspense while remaining a clean, sweet romance between Rafe and Ahri, the sister of one of his business partners. Although it was fun learning a little bit more about the world of gamers and cosplay--my grandkids’ world, this aspect was the least interesting for me. However, I loved the tie in to the Safe Harbors series, which is a favorite. The romance in this story is a bit unique in the clean "billionaire romance" genre--it shows people working together and falling in love without all the endless references to muscles, broad shoulders, long legs, lots of hair, curves in all the right places, etc, etc. Instead, we learn about relatively normal people (albeit, with LOTS of money) who are attractive because of character and integrity and seem to have a healthy attitude about their wealth. A very nice change. The HEA was satisfying, but hopefully readers will learn more about all the characters as the series progresses.
The AUDIOBOOK was, unfortunately, quite disappointing. The narrator was totally wrong--the voice too old sounding, with too much vocal fry, little enthusiasm, and over-the-top North Carolina accents. This narrator may be appropriate for a different book, but not for a story about 20-something men and their love interests. A good male voice might be better. I was given a copy of the audiobook for an honest review. I can only apologize that, in this case, honest equals a poor recommendation.

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