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Never Forget the Past: A Clean Romantic Suspense

The Men of Fire Beach, Book 4
Narrated by: Lorana Hoopes
Series: The Men of Fire Beach, Book 4
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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What do you do when the past you thought you left comes back to haunt you?

Billy "Bubba" Campbell thought he'd left his troublesome past behind, but when a woman from his past finds him in Fire Beach, he realizes he might not be in the clear yet.

Why did he change his name? What is he running from? And who is the woman who found him?

Find out in this thrilling romantic suspense by best-selling author Lorana Hoopes.

©2019 Lorana Hoopes (P)2019 Lorana Hoopes

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Captain Drake figures it out.

Romantic suspense is not my normal genre. That being said, this is well done and the killer is successfully disguised until the very end. There are several clues and red herrings to keep you guessing. Also a good love interest. Clean.

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Finding love

I really enjoyed this book. It kept me in suspense & constantly trying to figure out “who done it” while wanting Makenna & Bubba to admit their feelings. The two main characters struggled with their feelings but kept their relationship professional until the end. Looking forward to the next book in the Fire Beach series.

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An exciting and suspenseful mystery!

The premise for this story is really interesting - what a difficult decision that would be to make. I did wonder why the cops wouldn't have asked the FBI for help.

I also wondered why Makenna would let a civilian tag along on the investigation with her? I didn't think it was even allowed. (And going in to a confrontation without backup is a definite no. Would've worked better to give her a reason to have to go in without waiting)

The main characters were likeable, though their thoughts of attraction to each other seemed kind of stilted. Poor Matt/Bubba - I'd be paranoid & wondering about everybody, too. It would be awful

The suspense was built up well, with a steady pace.
The identity of the arsonist was a surprise - I did not guess it.

The ending leads into the next story - not a cliffhanger, per se, more like a brief sneak peek to the next book.

*Clean romance level: sweet kisses
*Religion: generically Christian, some talk of prayer but no preaching

[The author does a great job narrating her own book!]

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don't play with Fire

You think something is done and over with but then it starts back up. What do you do. Matt has to be found so Kenna does just that and brings him back to town to help her work the case. What made the arsonist/murder start up again ? Can they find the person doing this? I receive books for free from the autho or publisher and freely give them my honest opinion of the story.

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Excellent suspense and “who done it?”

Another great story by Lorana Hoopes! She’s a great author and narrator. The beginning of the book was well written and pulled me in. You thing you know early on who did it but things aren’t as they seem. Religious aspects and prayer are definitely present but the rest of the storyline keeps me wanting to read on. Can’t wait to read the next book!

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Another good addition to the series


This story in the series is my favorite one up to now.
Five years ago, Bubba/Max had been a suspect in the fires that killed three women, until he was the victim. His family and friends were made to believe he had perished in the fire, hoping the killings would stop. But when they start after the 5 year hiatus, the woman that encouraged him to leave, Captain Makenna , reaches out to him and once again, Bubba is back home. Sadly, the fires and deaths continue.
As the danger heightens, so do the feelings between Bubba and Makenna. Will they be able to solve the murders and find love, or will the danger come between them?
Another well narrated story by the author and one worth your time.

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A Must Listen To Book!

Another great clean romantic suspense book by Lorana! She has such a way of coming up with terrific characters and drawing you into the story. A wonderful page turner! A definite must for your TBR list! Lorana Hoopes does not disappoint!

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Intriguing Story

NEVER..FORGET..THE.PAST
....Lucinda..Hoopes...&..narration
She felt she was an angel cleaning the debri, using a little gasoline and a match. Nobody could escape, and the only thing she left was a match tucked in dirt, away from the fire. Watching was a thrill, the screams, the coroner coming was the highlight.
The Captain Makenna has an arsonist on her hands. and wants Matt’s help. Billy has for five years worked in Fire Beach. To save his family he let’s them think he was dead. The arsonist wanted him dead. He changed his name and moved. Then Makenna comes, could he come back from the dead, to help catch the arsonist.Good intriguing story. Given ARC audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion. The narration by the author