Meridian File

The Rider Files, Book 1
By: CB Samet
Narrated by: Matthew Keyes
Series: The Rider Files, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
Categories: Romance, Suspense
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She wants uncomplicated fame. He wants an uncomplicated assignment. A celebrity stalker derails both their plans.

When a celebrity stalker targets Aurora Meridian, she turns to a private security team for protection. 

Aurora, a women's professional tennis player, struggles to win back the tennis fame she had before a devastating injury. As her fame returns, she faces terrifying death threats from a sinister stalker. She hires Rider Security and Investigation (Rider SI) to provide protection through the tennis season. Amidst the fear and isolation closing in on her, she fights rising attraction for the newest addition to her protection team. 

Mason Stone, a former SEAL, worries his reputation and job at Rider SI are threatened by false accusations from a prior client. He transfers to Aurora's team to escape the scandal only to find himself drawn to the formidable tennis player. He struggles with the balance of keeping her safe and keeping his distance. 

Maxine Rider, former Marine and owner and CEO of Rider Security and Investigation (Rider SI), prides herself on a skilled team of dedicated former military personnel who provide protective services. She tries to keep her new company afloat while maintaining a reputation for quality and integrity. 

As Aurora's stalker closes in, Mason, Maxine, and Aurora are drawn into the sinister underworld of the Russian mafia. Aurora and Mason fight for their lives and each other while Maxine discovers the lines she must cross and the sacrifices to be made to keep her client and her team safe.

©2018 CB Samet (P)2019 CB Samet

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Absolutely Loved This Story

Very interesting listen absolutely loved the characters in this book. I don't usually read or listen to this style of writing but I'm thrilled I took time for this book. I just couldn't stop listening or take a break from it until I got to the end. The narrator was also great I typically search out books with both male and female narrators for the voice differences but this was overall a great experience.

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Exciting story combined with a cute romance

This story was very good. It was exciting, well written and entertaining. The romance that developed against the characters best efforts was cute. I received a review copy of the audio version of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Loved it

I couldn't stop listening until I got to the end. And just when I thought the story ended, it got better!
The narration was really good, the voices used were perfect for each person.

I received a free copy of this audible at my request. All comments in my review are strictly my own.

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Action and romance!

I love to find new authors and when I was recommended this romantic suspense IK jumped on it and I am so glad I did. Mason has been hired as a bodyguard to protect Aurora, a famous tennis player. She is trying to come back after an almost career ending injury and now she is being stalked. But what the two do not count on, is the attraction they have for each other. Mason needs to keep his distance, and Aurora just wants to be closer. Will his feelings interfere with her protection? Will she continue to play? Mason's character is so interesting. His military background definitely plays a lot into his personality, but I do love the banter has has with Aurora. I adored Aurora. Her tenacity and ferocity is admirable. Samet writes with just enough suspense to give us a thrill, adds a little bit of romance and gets us ready for more of the Rider files.

Matthew Keyes enhances this story with his fantastic narration. I really enjoyed his voices and ability to transition between characters. It's a busy book and he keeps it all together, with just the right amount of emotion and action in his voice to give us the perfect settings. It's a great performance.

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I loved these characters but...

I love these characters and their personalities but the story dragged on. I go to the four hour mark and though I had a hour or so left but I had three more hours. There's no more story to tell. Could have ended sooner.

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ok

I didn't connect with this story and I can't even say why.
I felt that there were too many unimportant scenes that did nothing to promote the story.
I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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A good start to a series

I received this audio book in exchange for a review. I liked this book, but it took awhile to get into it. I think the narrator was ok, but his voice for the lead lady was so hard to listen too, but otherwise he was good. I do look forward to the next book.

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characters bring it to life

This is the first time in coming across this author. The story is what tempted me to be drawn in. The characters will do more than their job in unraveling the story with the mystery and suspense that feeds my need. The personalities come shining through with you can almost picture them. Oh Rider team to the rescue which Aurora should thank her lucky stars haha. Romance is woven in with us lapping that up also. I liked how fun it was though to go through this one. One thing is established if I come across the next one will dive into it.

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sports romance

Tennis come back kid Aurora meets Bad boy security guard Mason and the sparks fly. A well written and narrated sports themed romance read / listen. Loved the story line - a bit much detail about tennis but I'm not a tennis fan so I got lost in some of these details. Loved the story line and the chemistry between these two main characters. I also very much enjoyed the secondary characters - especially Max. Good flow tot he story line which keeps you engaged and interested throughout. Well Done!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Great story

I really enjoyed this story but I didn’t enjoy the narrator very much. He did a decent job but female voices weren’t distinct to male voices in the story and I didn’t enjoy his voice. I liked that the story had suspense but still a strong love story. I also liked that there weren’t any detailed love scenes. I look forward to the rest of the series.

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  • VanSharp
  • 02-15-20

I really do enjoy it.

I love that this book isn't just about love, it makes it so good and so suspenseful. I think this is an exceptional book. It's something I don't grab often, but I really do enjoy it.

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  • BookerFrank
  • 02-15-20

Amazing Characters

The story is what motivated me to be drawn in. The characters will do more than their job in explaining the story with the mystery and suspense that feeds my need. The characters come blazing through with you can almost picture them.

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  • JeffreyBoyle
  • 02-15-20

So Much Interesting

I liked the Rider people and loved how they end up explaining the riddle and remaining to the end. And Aurora and Mason were hysterical to read as they meet and fall in love through some actions. Just a book is well worth listening to that sets up a marvelous series.

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  • LeonorTanner
  • 02-15-20

I enjoyed it

I enjoyed the storyline and the chemistry between these two main characters. I also very much appreciated the secondary characters - particularly Max. Good flow to the storyline which keeps you involved and entertained throughout. Well Done!

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  • StewartHaas
  • 02-15-20

Excellent

This has an excellent heroine and hero! So strong and so colorful. It was a fun book and I look forward to more from this author.

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  • ElaineAlexander
  • 02-15-20

Very Suspensful

The storytelling holds you on the edge of your seat but the writing is so genuine you can picture the action smoothly. I love strong women and Aurora demonstrates even a young diva can grow into a kind capable woman. Great story!

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  • BrendonTravis
  • 02-13-20

Brilliant

Brilliantly written with excellent characters, wonderful backdrops and nail-biting situations. Obviously researched in detail to get such a comprehensive storyline to ping. A page Turner from the onset.

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  • SheilaMendoza
  • 02-13-20

Very Engaging

Loved this book. A creepy villain, even though I did guess the identity! Looking forward to the next one now

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  • JewellSalazar
  • 02-13-20

Really Well Written

This s really well written story. This is another book that had me in tears of feel I have read it before but I really e joked it.

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  • TrevorLeblanc
  • 02-13-20

Excellent

As always excellent, gripping suspense loved all characters too. Another one you read and can't put down. I recommend to everyone to get into this.