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What happens when a group of tough vigilantes meets up with a big-hearted family with boundary issues?

Reese: It’s supposed to be an easy job. You know, the kind you get after you’ve been gone a while and the boss is unsure of how capable you still are? But then there’s a mugging, an abduction, two thugs, and a blackmail scheme.

And smack-dab in the middle of it is a beautiful lost soul who needs me. The scared, young gamer-geek pushes all my protective buttons and awakens something inside me that’s ready to dive right in and inhale the man.

But how could I have anything to offer someone like Ben? I’m a mess. Injured, scarred, practically closeted, the recognizable son of a famous man...There’s no way I can ask him to give me a shot at forever. Right?

Ben: It seems like I’ve been looking out for myself my entire life. Heck, I was even given away the day I was born. And, yeah, maybe if my adoptive parents had survived, I would have had a nice life. But they didn’t. And I don’t. Instead, I’m forced to put up with a hateful, scheming foster parent for the sake of sticking around to care for my little sister.

Only, when a blackmail plan lands little Georgie in the hands of thugs, it’s clear I’m her only hope. At least until I meet the big, strong bodyguard someone sends to watch over me.

Reese is everything I’ve ever daydreamed about: protective, attentive, affectionate, and dedicated. But he’s hiding something, and I don’t have the time or energy to figure out what. Because time is running out, and Georgie is the only family I have left.

Until the biological brother who never wanted me shows up and turns everything on its head.

After having finally accepted it’s just Georgie and me, suddenly falling for my protector and being surrounded by Griff and the Marian clan makes me question everything I’ve ever known about myself and what defines a family.

Can a guy with a broken past ever build a family with someone who seems too good to be true?

Listening order note: Can be listened to as a stand-alone.

While the authors recommend listening to both the Made Marian series by Lucy Lennox and the Protectors series by Sloane Kennedy, it isn't required in order to understand the story. At the least, you may want to consider Grounding Griffin (Book 4, Made Marian series by Lucy Lennox) and Unexpected (Book 10, The from the Protectors series by Sloane Kennedy) to get a little bit of background. However, this novel, despite being a crossover, has been written in a way that it can be listened to on its own.

©2018 SKLL Books LLC (P)2018 SKLL Books LLC

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I Miss the Marians

So my policy is to give a 5 star review if I listen to something because I know that the 5 star rating system is really binary and the nuances between 3, 4, and 5 stars negatively impact books and book searches which is an author's livelihood and I want both of these authors to keep writing.
On that note I love Michael Pauley and I love Lucy Lennox but......Sloane Kennedy and the Protector series can be really dramatic and overly angsty. And unfortunately that was a main feature of the first 7+ hours of this book. I think wanted this to be a mostly Marian crossover and I was sorely disappointed. I missed the Marians sooo much...They have almost no role except to be the focus of Ben's bitterness. They are nothing but concerned and kind and all Ben can do is focus on his attraction to Reese, his bitterness that Griffin had it better than him, and of course the fact that he is being pursued by mostly mysterious villains (a common feature in the protector series but did not translate for me in the Marian world.) The lengths that the Marians go to help Ben and Georgie (at the expense of their own safety no less) are largely dismissed and it made it very hard for me to like Ben at all. I usually enjoy the dual POV but I felt the attempt to blend the Protectors and Marians was largely one-sided. Reese performed his part as a bridge because he was actually connected to all the Protector characters but Ben's tenuous at best/antagonistic relationship with the Marian characters made me want to rant at him which took me right out of the story. Perhaps if you are a Protectors fan and not a person that has read or liked the Marian series this book will be right up your alley otherwise be prepared to miss your Marians.

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Sheer Perfection!!

Absolutely brilliant crossover of 2 of the best series ever! The storyline is magnificent and I love seeing so many of the Marians and the Protectors. Watching Ben and Reese’s relationship develop is spectacular. They are so good together. Love Georgie, what a great kid. Ben and Reese have a lot of personal issues to work through but I love how they do it together and I love how protective Reese is of Ben. It was great to see Griff finally find his brother and I love how supportive and loving both the Marians and the Protectors are with one another. I would definitely love more crossover books!
Michael Pauley was a brilliant narrator for this story. He managed so many different voices expertly. It really was incredible to hear all of the different characters and really feel all of their emotions!

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so frustrating!

3 and a half hours in and I'm having a really hard time connecting to Ben's character.

6 hours in and I'm convinced his only redeeming quality is his devotion to his sister.

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super eyeroll

Ok the pros. Princess Kitty
The cons. everything else.
okay Michael Pauley always does a great job but if you listen to any of his books then you know all his characters are the same.
this book is in insta love ...within 2 months they fall madly in love with each other and are ready to start a family.
if you read any of the Marion books they're all in here
I haven't read any of the Protectors books so it was a bit overwhelming with all the characters and I mean all the characters..Not the best book by these two
I laughed maybe a few times. I'm not sure if it was worth the credit.

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catchy. awesome book and performance

Made Mine Louis a collaboration between two of my favorite authors.:Sloane Kennedy and Lucy Lennox. Together they create compelling stories lwhichnonclude suspense and humor. I loved the performance by Michael Pauley because none could do Aunt Tilly as well.

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Made Mine

I love the old and new characters! The narrator is MY favorite; and the story would get 6 stars if I could give it! Can't wait on the next book..

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Was very disappointed with this one.

I'm surprised because I'm a fan of most of Sloane Kennedy's work but this one fell flat. I was confused from the beginning and by the end I was asking what was the point? and even now I'm still confused as to why it received so many good ratings..

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Totally Awesome

I could not put this book if i tried it was just amazing lucy and Sloane are just damn good at what they do. I was so happy to revisit all the protectors and Marian’s and Reese and be are just beautiful together.
Awesome read Awesome listen

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marian hit again

when its Made Marian and Michael Pauley, its a hit. Another great Made Marian story told by Michael Pauley. So glad all the usual fun and games of the entire Marian clan are once again brought together, its a super cross over story, Kennedy/Lennox/Pauley and the Marians, they just keep bringing us back for more.....

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Loved it!!!

Ohhh my, these ladies are soo good I can't pick a favorite part... Aunt Tilly's barging in to the bedroom has to be one of the funniest scene ever. But if you are thinking about buying this audiobook go ahead and click you won't be disappointed...

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