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A stand-alone, dual point-of-view, romantic suspense novel. 

Former marine Cas Mathews has one goal - catch the serial killer terrorizing the Rocky Mountain National Park. That's until the sexy ranger Alta Johnson appears to collaborate on the case. Alta's natural beauty catches his immediate attention, but the strength behind her fierce gaze is what holds him captive - demanding he learns more about her. 

Alta Johnson is determined to escape the violent memories of her past. When several women go missing pieces of her past emerge in the abduction scenes and evidence making her wonder if her past and the killer are somehow connected. When the FBI arrives to offer assistance Alta finds her walls crumbling for the alpha, brooding agent, Cas Mathews.  

As the team zeros in, the serial killer shifts focus putting everyone in danger. Cas swore he would protect her but with the clues carefully hidden, can he figure it out before Alta disappears for good?  

If you're a fan of Sandra Brown you'll love this sexy thriller! Please note this book does contain some triggers and detailed mature content.

©2019 Kennedy L. Mitchell (P)2021 Kennedy L. Mitchell

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Had pretty medium expectations, this was worse

I liked the idea of a state park officer helping "Feds" solve a serial killer case in Estes Park, CO. I seriously have never read a book that was so redundant and I lost the plot more times than I care to admit. Maybe a paragraph or two about the actual crimes and the rest was a never ending explanation of how they each felt about each other...seriously, over and over. I'm a huge fan of romances and fully understand how they play out. I've never been this frustrated waiting for a book to actually get on track. Hard Pass. The characters are unrealistic. A Marine who got medically separated due to mental health issues walk into another federal law enforcement job with "anger management issues", introduced by telling a story how he couldn't control his emotions and assaulted people? She's a park ranger, licensed and apparently trained to carry a weapon and has documented panic attacks and everyone treats her as if she'd be scared by a slamming door? Then they meet and the storyline pretty much stops until.....? What a missed opportunity to talk about the natiinal parks,, healing from PTSD, kidnapping, SA....long story I couldn't finish it. Lots of potential but a HARD FAIL. I've listened to audible books for 10 years and have never written a review. I absolutely had to on this one. Should say enough.

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Pulled me right in from start to finish.

This was a first read by this author and I’m hooked. Can’t wait for the 2nd book. It does have possible trigger for some readers. I was hooked within the first few pages and finished listening to the whole book in less then 24 hours. This is one that I will be re-listening to when a little time goes by. The narration was great with the exception of the male narrator speaking the female’s nickname, for some reason it just sound ‘off’ to me every time, maybe it was just me. I will be recommending it to my friends.

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Listened in one day – Great Book! ❤️

This was my first book by Kennedy Mitchell and I was blown away!  Once I started listening, I couldn’t stop.  This is romantic suspense at it's best and there are a few triggers in the book, but if you are okay with that, then you should dive right in.  This book kept me guessing most of the way through, and while I was trying to figure out who the serial killer was, I was really enjoying the characters and their banter in this book.  All my emotions came out in this book and I really loved the characters and especially how Cas and Alta's love changed their lives.  I loved the narration of Teddy and Maxine and how their voices brought to life the alpha Cas, who was also soft and sexy, and Alta who at times would have panic attacks, and other times was so strong.  I was very sad when the story was over!  The book and the narrators were amazing and I look forward to Chandler’s story.

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Ooh…

The suspense… The steam… The narrators… The authors words… all makes for a fantastic audiobook! I loved this book as a book but having it read to me by these fab narrators! Wow! Just wow!!

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5 stars!

This book was amazing. I loved every second of it. You get your alpha male type, romantic suspense, steaminess, and even made me smile. Can't wait to listen to the next book in a couple weeks! great story and narration 👏👏👏

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His to protect but mine to love! Going on my favorites!

There is SO MUCH to LOVE about this thrilling story! It moves along at a speedy pace filled with action(a lot), suspense and drama. Also there is what I call “sneaky humor”. The scene is serious then….BAM…I’m laughing! Which brings me to the amazing characters. They are identifiable, easy to connect with and make me hope everything turns out in their favor.

Alta lives her life on the edge…the edge of concern. She struggles daily with her past but she has the cool job as a ranger at RMNP. I enjoyed the little sneak peek into her job and life. Cas…well he is all dark..broody and he has this job where he “thinks he’s all that”. The thing is…he is all that. I was impressed by him and his changes throughout the story. My personal favorite character or maybe I should say relationship was between Cas and Chandler. They are both serious bad boys but they have that “camaraderie” that brings enjoyment to them and us (as readers).

I did listen to this little gem on audio. Maxine Mitchell and Teddy Hamilton really did a wonderful job becoming these characters.

I can’t say enough good things about this. This is a new author for me. She knocked it out of the park! I would highly recommend! Also after the sneak peek for the next book…I am more than excited! Looking forward to listening to that as well!

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Well worth the credit!

It's not often a writer is able to balance plot with hot but Kennedy L. Mitchell does it beautifully. I can't wait for book 2! Narration was excellent and performed in a way that really brought these characters to life.

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Alpha Protection

A reluctant hero is my favorite kind of hero! Add in a heroine that has a few moves of her own and a protective dog who is willing to do anything to save her life, and we got a winner! Good drama and suspense. Kept me on my toes guessing who the bad guy is.

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Absolutely worth the listen!

My first listen by this author. A great suspense storyline that will grab you from the beginning and hold you until the end. Cas and Altas have great chemistry. Narration is fantastic! Absolutely worth the listen.

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The Rom-Sup is a page turner booming 💥ending~

WHAT A HEA! 💗💗
MY HEART was so full of every emotion. The writing of the author & acting of Narrator's were SPOT ON OUTSTANDING 🎊🎉🎆💣 And there was just enough heat to keep you listening. Great Story! 👍5🌟

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 07-09-21

Action, Romance and Suspense - I loved it

Kennedy Mitchell is a new to me author, and one I've just straightaway one-clicked again. I straight up loved her writing, her story and her characters, well, apart from the small fact that Alta was so frustrating. She has issues, she’s scared and she has good reason to be, she does all these security checks, she gets panic attacks, she’s suspicious of everybody, and then she goes running headstrong into danger. It was a little frustrating at times. That said it was a great suspense. I adored Cas, he was the perfect alpha, and who better to narrate tough alpha Cas than Teddy Hamilton, he really does have the sexy authoritarian rumble down pat. Maxine Mitchell was great as Alta I’m giving it five stars because it was a thoroughly enjoyable, entertaining audio. Book 2 here I come.


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  • Bette
  • 06-11-21

Fabulously Thrilling Romantic Suspense~Awesome🎧📚🎧

Kennedy L. Mitchell, a new to me author, just blew my mind with this thrilling romantic suspense. I am not quite sure how this is my first book by her, I can only say it definitely won’t be my last. She is a gifted author, I enjoyed her writing style, she created storylines that are interesting and original. This is the type of book, once you start you do not want to put it down because you need to know what happens next. The characters are realistic, easy to relate to and connect with, they are complex and nicely developed. It was easy to fall in love with the two lead characters, Cas Mathews and Alta Johnson, each broken in their own way but perfectly broken for each other. Cas Mathews, former military, is working with the FBI, he and his partner profiler Chandler Peters head to Rocky Park National Park the killers last known location. Alta is the park ranger there, she suffers from PTSD after a traumatic incident 10 years earlier, she has quirks and dealing mechanisms that help her get thru her struggles. She is usually out of her comfort zone when new people come in her life but there was something about Cas that made her feel safe. The two hit it off and worked well together. Alta’s boss is not too happy with how well Alta and Cas get along, he had a thing for Alta but she never allowed anyone to get close to her. The serial killer is definitely in the area, clues are popping up and the team are looking for a lucky break to crack the case, but the killer is always one step ahead. This book is cleverly plotted, with plenty of drama, both personal and crime drama, mystery, twists and turns, thrilling suspense, heartfelt emotions and hot romance. I admired Alta fierceness when it came to watching out and protecting the animals, wish she did the same for herself, I admired Cas for protectiveness of Alta. Kennedy L Mitchell does a great job of keeping on your toes trying to guess who the killer is, she also brings you to the edge of your seat at times. Thanks you for this awesome story, the emotional rollercoaster ride and an ending I never saw coming.

🎧📚🎧And for the wonderful narration, Teddy Hamilton and Maxine Mitchell are talented narrators and versatile voice artists. They are awesome at portraying the characters, grasping each persona, playing the role with perfection, sounding believable and just as I picture them to sound. Teddy Hamilton’s Chas was badass, yet able to show his softer, more broken side when needed, Maxine Mitchell’s Alta was spot on too, beautifully broken and you could hear her determination to survive and not give in. Both nailed the roles of the secondary characters as well. They set the perfect tone for the story, they brought out all of the characters emotions and projected them into their performance. These entertaining storytellers are a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another awesome listen🎧

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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 06-09-21

Exciting! And great narration

I love crime dramas on TV and this book read out like one (I listened to the audiobook with Maxine Mitchell and Teddy Hamilton and they drew me into the book!). Cas and his partner for a case, Chandler (who I love and who is the hero for the next book!) team up with Alta, a ranger, to catch someone who is kidnapping women. The story is a rollercoaster ride, as they try to find the killer but also to protect Alta, who becomes a target. I loved how Cas and Alta were the rocks for each other, as they each had a difficult past (Alta's was horrific and as the author notes, there are likely some triggers). The cast was fantastic and I was following along trying to figure out who the kidnapper/killer was. There were twists and turns and overall, just a really great romantic suspense that kept me on the edge of my seat.

I highly recommend the audiobook, by the way. Maxine Mitchell and Teddy Hamilton were awesome, as expected. They played all the different characters so well that I was totally immersed in the story

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-08-21

Sorry, but not this one

DNF - Contains Spoilers

The Guy sounds like Derek Zoolander and once I had the thought, I couldn't take him seriously and it was too distracting.

The main character has a poorly developed and inconsistent personality. She portrays a timid innocent one minute but then obsessively analyzing and lusting after the love interest another. Birdie is supposedly afraid that the FBI agent is going to read her too well which makes her feel vulnerable given her past. But less than 24 hours later and one, short meeting she feels at ease with him, and this false, instant kinship has sprouted - Eh?

It's not in keeping with the picture the author is trying to paint about her. She has this traumatic past and the main dude is just this creepy predator after checking out her background. What? He all but assaults her there and then after only a couple of awkward interactions that wouldn't really lead to that level of heat, especially given her past. It's almost like the author (or whoever edited it) decided to strip out the story/world/character building and just wanted to get the story moving to the sex parts

I couldn't get past these issues and if you like your smut, just that and not so precious about the actual story then hope your get further and enjoy it more than I did