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Returning to Madison hurts. I thought I'd left my past behind, but the past goes on living. I carry it inside of me, it's a piece of me. People have marked me in indelible ways, and I drag the shreds of my soul behind me, trying to put my pieces back together. I'm not the Amber I used to be. I fly under the radar, try to be invisible.

It doesn't always work. Drawing attention scares me. It always spells trouble. Returning to my hometown is a last-ditch effort to lay my demons to rest and start anew, for good this time.

Meeting Jesse Lee wasn't in the plan. Yet here he is with his heart-stopping, sexy grin, handsome like a god, shining bright. He's full of life, full of heat, packing the energy of a thousand suns in his gaze and muscular body. Jesse burns, and the pain of being near him is sweet.

But he's foiling my plans. It's hard to remain a ghost when he's around. Hard to avoid his attention, to remain invisible. He sees me, really sees me, and behind his bright radiance, I can see shadows from his own past crowding in. He's swimming hard to stay afloat even as he reaches for me.

What is he afraid of? And how can he save me from drowning when he can't even save himself?

Stand-alone novel. No cliff-hanger.

Warning: This book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature listeners only. Not intended for young listeners.

©2015 Jo Raven (P)2017 Oh My Audiobooks

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Good series! Love Jesse!

This is the second book in the Damage Control series, about the lives of a bunch of misfits who work at a tattoo parlor as a band of brothers. The heroine is a girl who has been damaged by bullying that was so bad she moved. She has no social skills and few friends, when she meets the hero at a party she's dragged to. He has a reputation as a womanizer and she's not interested nor does she trust men at all. Their romance developed over time with starts and stops. I liked the ending and the narration was very well done. Jo Raven is becoming a really great romance author.

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great wrenching

this was so good, sad what these boys have been through. the girls to. all to make each other stronger.

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Jesse and Amber

Goodness. Another emotional, heartbreaking, but beautiful story. Jesse has gone through so many things throughout his young life. My heart broke for him. Amber enters his life and changes everything for him. They are absolutely perfect for one another. I adored and enjoyed this book. Sebastian York and Abby Craden were perfect for this book. I loved listening to them.

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Hard to listen to.

I really dislike the role of Amber . Trust is hard but to listen to other people about a relationship you know to be real is so foolish. I had to bare through Amber to get to the end of this story.

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Great story!

After reading this, I genuinely believe Jesse deserves better! Amber let other people’s opinions shape their relationship and his friends turned on him the moment things went wrong. They don’t deserve him. Plus, Amber let childhood bullying to affect her entire life. The refusal to move on after all the counseling and forward movement doesn’t make her a victim, but someone who simply doesn’t let go of past
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loved it

I really enjoyed reading this book. I look forward to reading more books by this author in the near future.

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Wish I could have rated higher, but...

Oh my. The female narrator. She nearly killed the book for me. I hung in because York is always wonderful, and I'm very much enjoying the series as a whole, but it was a struggle. Craden made some truly... bizarre choices... when it came to voicing several characters. For example, the roommate's voice was grating, almost a growl, sounding much like a person who'd spent 50 years as a pack a day smoker. When speaking as Jesse it wasn't bad until the character had to whisper something. Then Craden sounded straight up terrifying, like a serial killer whispering in your ear all the horrible things they intend to do to you - I wish I were exaggerating. It was disturbing, to put it mildly. There's other scenarios, but those are the two major examples that made this otherwise really enjoyable book a beast to get through. If you struggle with rough or growling noises being a trigger or have auditory hypersensitivity, you might want to invest in an ebook instead. Or avoid listening with earbuds in or at a high volume.

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Awesome story series

This series doesn’t disappoint, every character has it’s sad story. I’m so into how these hard men love so hard for the women they fall for. Jo Raven has really nailed with these series! Hopefully Jo will continue with the Lost Boys too, yes please, please, please.

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Ok continuation

This one was ok. I feel like it just skimmed over the surface and things got resolved a little too quickly...plus really poor Seth! Narration is done well which helped.

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Jesse's story is more depressing! 😢

Not to the point of crying, but it'll get you down if you think on his past and how it affects his present. Jesse and Amber are so good for each other. She gives him the acceptance he needs and he gives her the confidence she needs. ❤