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Machine: A Bad Boy Romance

Barnes Family, Book 2
Narrated by: Aiden Snow, Alicyn Aimes
Series: Barnes Family Series, Book 2
Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (83 ratings)
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This Story Is Sexy

Publisher's Summary

America's sweetheart needs to straighten up her halo. 

But this solider's machine just might knock it off completely. 

Reality TV star Dynassy Barnes has to get her act together. Fame, fortune, a perfectly heart-shaped ass - along with her million social media followers - aren't getting the job done. She needs a full demolition of her Online presence - and fast. When she meets the handsome and rugged former Navy Seal Bridger Thompson, Dynassy knows he's the perfect trophy to flaunt to her friends and family. 

Injured in combat, Bridger has had his share of setbacks and letdowns. He can't quite believe his luck when the sassy and sexy Dynassy wiggles her way into his life. Their chemistry is undeniable. But Bridger has a powerful secret that threatens to ruin everything. Will exposing the truth about his secret life destroy the future they hope to build together?

©2016 Normandie Alleman (P)2018 Normandie Alleman

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Outstanding!!! A must read!!! If I could give it 6 stars then I would!

This is a very well written book. The story is outstanding and really sucks you in. Once I started this book I couldn't put it down. No spoilers in this review, sorry you will have to review it for yourself. But I think you will love every bit of it. Definitely a must read!!!!

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Loving the series!!!!

Machine: A Bad Boy Military Romance (Barnes Family Book 2) was so good!! I am loving this Barnes family series and Bridger makes this book extremely hot and sexy.... him and his machine.

Reality TV star Dynassy Barnes is the one you would think to be as snobby as her mother but in truth she is a sweetheart just looking for something real to come along in her life, something or someone to ground her. And Navy Seal Bridger Thompson seems to do just that. However with both of them keeping secrets or using each other for different reasons who knows if these two will actually make it.

The narration for Machine is absolutely wonderful. I just love Aiden Snow and Alicyn Aires. They really bring the story to life.

Overall I loved this book and this family. Definitely on my recommend list.

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Refreshing & original storyline. GREAT PERFORMANCE

4.5 STARS!!

No spoilers in my review as always, so let me go straight to the point.

The excellent performance by Aiden Snow and Allyn Aimes kept me immersed in the story, making me feel as part of Bridger and Dinassy's world!! I enjoyed and loved everything about this audiobook!

Machine: A Bad Boy Romance, has a great storyline that feels realistic. Memorable characters with secrets, personal struggles, sadness, happiness and everything that make them feel real, likeable and believable (oh, and a controlling mother, mothersucking). The chemistry between Bridger and Dinassy is undeniable and the attraction is off the charts!

OMG, this story is full of emotion and it couldn't have end it any other way!! BRIDGER IS THE MAN!!!

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Opposite attracts

Fun book where 2 people see each other and not their social status. Opposites really do attract in this book.

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Sexy story with substance

This was an audible read, I've not got much time to read on a kindle or paperback lately so I thought I'd try an audible.
Now I've had a lot of misses with narrated books, as some voices either lose me or send me to sleep.
BUT this was one of the good ones, the two narrators were easy to listen to and they hooked me into the story so much I basically listened to 89%of the book yesterday. Sunday was spent doing chores while my imagination disappeared into Dynassy (weird name, I was glad that it was an audible read so I knew how to pronounce it) and Bridger's (another unusual name) story.
At the beginning of the story I thought that this was going to be a full on erotica story, but in actual fact it was a a really good relationship story based around the sexual attraction, but the act was much later in the story... Now I can't divulge why it is a slow burn, and it's definitely a erotica book, it's just one of those few books where there's an actual story rather than sexual acts described in scenarios. Thank goodness as I'm not really interested in listening or reading porn 😉
I've really enjoyed the book. And I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a sexy narrated book with substance.
I couldn't help compare the Barnes Family to the Kardashians tho, not that I actually watch reality TV... I'm a sci-fi girl through and through and I am going check out the other books soon.

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Reality Star, an Ex-Navy SEAL, and a bit of Taboo

Machine is a great bad boy military story. Bridger Thompson, a former Navy SEAL has been severely wounded. His fiance has dumped him for his best friend due to his inability to perform in bed. The Machine that was supposed to save his relationship with his fiance, was the only thing that remains of his battered life.

This would be where the story would have ended except, his Machine ended up on an amateur porn site, set up by his friend, with women being fulfilled sexually. His problem still remained with him. He couldn't get excited sexually.

Enter Dynassy Barnes, model and realty show star. Dynassy has to cleaned up her reputation for being caught on film, stepping over a homeless person, except the homeless person is a former veteran. The media portrayed her as being insensitive for stepping on the homeless person.

Two characters from different side of life. One secret, one manipulative parent, and the Machine could either destroy their relationship before it begins or true love will wins.

Machine is a great story. Love the that Nick and Eden made cameo appearance. Love the chemistry between Bridger and Dynassy with the taboo that is mentioned in the story. It has a bit of mystery regarding the Machine that is in the background of the story.

I love Aiden Snow and Alicyn Aimes as the duet narrators. The narratory Aiden Snow has a deep and sexy voice and could create an innocent voice for Dynassy. The narrator, Alicyn Aimes is the perfect voice for Dynassy.

I can't wait to read the next book in the Barnes Family series.

I was given this audiobook by the publisher. I have decided to volunteer in writing an unbiased review for the book. I was not compensated or influenced in any way for writing this review.

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My Two Pennies

Aiden Snow and Alicyn Aimes are a great working duo. They both have the characters filled with passion and emotion, I never wanted to hit pause. When I read the blurb I was curious to this story, who wouldn’t be interested to see what happens to the reality star crosses paths with a former Seal. There’s SO much more and I was pulled in within the first few chapters, it’s like we’re given a story within a story and that is exactly what kept me going. I adore the Barnes family, they’re so close with one another and the siblings are a strong support system. Dynassy is a woman that cares for those around her but will also stand up for what she wants. Hearing Bridger’s story was one that I can honestly say I haven’t come across before and learning the emotional toll it took on him and his life broke my heart. This is a wonderful read and yes it is a standalone but there’s no way you’ll not want to read each one of the family’s books and get to know them on a deeper level. This is my unbiased and voluntary review.

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A real relationship has trust, no secrets

This is the second story in the Barnes family series and this time the focus is on Dynassy. Growing up in the spotlight has made her cautious of always having her wits about her when she is in public and during any taping of their reality tv show. When Dynassy falls out of public favor she is under pressure from her manager (her mother) to find some way to get back in favor with them.

Bridger works as a mechanic by day and also has a business partnership with a mate of his. He is an ex navy seal who was injured in combat and when he first meets Dynassy she stirs something in him he hasn’t felt in a long time. When they cross paths again things change between them. For the first time in years Bridger is enjoying spending time with beautiful woman who has no expectations, just to have fun together.

Dynassy is very taken with the gorgeous Bridger and he even gets the stamp of approval from her family. All her mother thinks about is how this relationship will erase the negative publicity for Dynassy but if only they all knew just how public things were going to get. Bridger has a secret, that business he has on the side of his day job is something he has been reluctantly holding onto. He loves what he has with Dynassy and thinks that if he told her the truth she will ends things and there is no way he can imagine not being with her anymore.

When things do eventually implode, Bridger has some fast talking to do if he wants to hold onto the woman who owns his heart.

I listened to the audio version of this and really enjoyed the narration.

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Unique story

Great read! The Barnes family is quite unique and Dynasy sure surprised me. Funny story indeed.

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dual appeal Aiden and Alicyn makes it happen

The narration of this book was what was the perfect extra for me. Aiden Snow and Alicyn Aimes gave this the dual narration that let you see and feel it all from that one POV being portrayed. The story had added elements that made you want to have more from Dynassy. She was Americas Sweetheart until she wasn't. The manipulations by her mother and the step further into doing something to change public opinion changes the course of her life. Aiden and Alicyn shows with their voices the depth of emotion, turmoil, freedom, realization and more that takes place between Dynassy and Bridger.