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Harper McFadden established herself as an investigative journalist by being both compassionate and fearless. After tragedy strikes her family, she moves to the shores of Lake Tahoe to find some peace. But when mysterious software mogul Jacob Latimer enters her life, her thoughts turn from her own healing to an insatiable desire to get closer to him.

No one knows what secrets lurk in the past of Jacob Latimer. He built his corporation from nothing, but rumors abound about his mysterious rise to power. Harper is the last person he should let into his life. She could expose the truth about his origins. But Jacob knows things about Harper's past that draw him in. He wants nothing more than to make her his - and Jacob is a man who always gets what he wants. Contains mature themes.

©2016 Beth Kery (P)2017 Tantor

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I HELD MY BREATH AS EACH CHAPTER WAS REVEALED

What an exciting and electrifying listen this was right from the get go as Newspaper Editor Harper first meets the mysterious sensual Software Mogul Jacob Latimer who soon introduces her to his dark sexual appetite.. which includes artfully placed black silk ropes. But Jacob is holding back secrets.. and one secret will connect him to Harper when they were young innocent teens - when an unbreakable bond was formed between a kidnapped Harper and the young boy who risked everything to save her from a terrible fate at the hands of a monster. However, Harper doesn't recognise her skinny young saviour in the handsome present-day businessman she's now falling for.. until slowly things start to unravel.

Jacob has gone to great lengths to hide his humble origins from the world so when he accidentally meets Harper again he thinks he can have it all and keep her from the disturbing memories of their locked-together pasts.. bitter-sweet memories he never wants to forget. Once Harper was everything to him, as he was to her, and Jacob just can't believe that she doesn't see who he really is.. behind the secretive Billionaire.. behind his fit body, shaven balls and alluring knots. But when the truth is eventually revealed both of them will be shocked and shaken with all the heartbreaking revelations.

This multi-layered listen was so addictive as you nervously wait for Harper to recognize the innocent boy she once loved in the kinky alpha man she's been helplessly falling for.. and to find the answers to his other secrets too. Jacob was intimidating, impenetrable and glacial.. but behind the aloof image lay a tantalizing man who had heart, heat and warmth. There's scorching hot detailed sex scenes with bondage, twists, suspense, romance, passion, good character growth and some sweet tense flashbacks to the events that first brought them together. Dual POV storyline that was awesomely told by one of my favorite narrators.

Worth a credit? YES, Beth Kery has weaved together a fascinating powerful love story with roots in the past as well as the present - I clung on to every enticing word, savored all the seductive unfolding drama and enjoyed every single second, minute and hour.

22 of 26 people found this review helpful

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True Love Never Dies

This story is both heartwarming and heartbreaking but true loves conquers all. Beth authors an amazing story of two young adolescents survive a traumatic event and develop a life long connection that the adults around them didn't understand. After two decades of learning to live without each other, fate intervenes and gives Jacob and Harper a second chance to rekindle and build on what they started as preteens. This is a complex story about what the mind does to help survive a great loss and remember a great love. This was a fascinating story that kept me intrigued to the very end. The first few love scenes were just too flipping long, I started to lose focus before it got to the good stuff.

Maxine Mitchell is a really good narrator and she did a decent job with this book. I actually like her male voice better than her female voice.

Most definitely worth a credit.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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INCREDULOUS.. INCREDULOUS.. INCREDULOUS?

What did you like best about this story?

Like the new twist on romance book. It's still following a formula that all romance books use but still a bit new. Overall good.

Any additional comments?

I like audible books because I can multitask while I listen. I will listen 2 or even 3 times if I enjoyed it. Enjoyed both main characters.

This was my second listen and was astounded by how many times Ms. Kery used the word "Incredulous" or some form of the word. It was very distracting after awhile and then became outright annoying!

Suggestions..skeptical,mistrustful,suspicious, questioning or doubtful, to only list a few.
Needless to say this is what I'll remember about the book. That's too bad because I did like the characters.

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Could not finish it

I was really trying to give this book a shot but from the very beginning it just didn't make sense. The main character reacts & thinks very oddly from the word go & the story is just not that great. And the narrator left much to be desired. Don't waste your time on this one. I almost always finish a book once I've started but at chapter 5, I'm out.

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Good story ruined by too many sex scenes...

I listened to the entire story and like it - a tale of how childhood trauma shapes our adult visions of ourselves. But I got tired of the extended sex scenes that began in the first chapter. I won't buy buy any additional volumes in the series. But if you love too much sex, know yourself out!

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Worth a credit.

Kept me interested throughout the whole book. I would recommend listening to this one. The ending had a few turns that I didn’t expect.

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Embarrassing

Well, I certainly learned why I should not Listen to a "bodice ripper" on an audible book. The sex scenes took up most of book and I just got tired of it. I would jump to the next chapter hoping for relief and to find a story. Nope...there was a story but there was so much sex the story just kind of got lost.

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Love It!!!

One of the Best books I’ve listened to in a while. Twist of the past and twist of the presant was well done!
I would listen to again for certain!

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Narrator warning

Great book however narrator nearly run is it. I had to put my setting of reading faster. 1.25. She was driving me crazy the way she was so slow and deliberate!!

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I liked it!

Yes, it really is 18 hours. But in those 18 hours we grow with this couple, we look into their childhood, read some very steamy scenes and truly get to know them. Did I mention the steamy scenes?

Very good story, it is worth listening to the FULL 18 hours.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful