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No Holds Barred

In the Heart of a Valentine, Book 1
Series: In The Heart Of A Valentine, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (112 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Love was no longer on the menu for Camilla Augustina. 

After her fiance calls off the wedding not once but twice, Camilla's had enough. In a brazen move, she takes a new position in the windy city of Chicago, leaving her parents, friends, and ex in a bittersweet goodbye. Adapting to her new surroundings isn't easy, but as Camilla settles in, a chance encounter with an infamous playboy throws her off balance and rattles her world. She hadn't expected to be drawn so meticulously to another, but denying the magnetism that lures her is a futile fight. 

As President of VFC Energy, a Fortune 500 company, Hunter Valentine is at the top of his game. The renowned bachelor holds no secrets about his risque rendezvous, and his allegiance is saved for family only. However, when Hunter spots Camilla Augustina, dining alone at the breakfast hut in his building, he can't explain the adulation that runs through his core and shakes his entire world. Lust never weakened him like this, and the inclination of love at first sight was silly. But when Hunter decides to prove the sudden rapture is unreal, he may find himself enamored by love.  

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Stephanie Nicole Norris (P)2019 Tantor

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Lifetime Movie

I love a good black romance novel, but this was too Hollywood. A blackman driving in a tornado....just a little too much for me to relate. The narrators were good....Jakobi did his “thang” as usual. Also there were many missed opportunities on character building. don’t know if I would purchase the next series. Another thing, the narrators more so read the book as opposed to getting into the actual characters.

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Amazing Story

This book is absolutely breathtaking! It of course writes a fairytale version of love but it’s so good you forget it’s make believe. I loved this story and the narrators especially Jakobi Diem!!!

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Loved

Loved the book!!! I wish there was more to the ending!!! The author took it's time for to understand the couple but when it was just getting really good it seemed rushed at the end. I felt a little cheated.

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good

The story line was ok the dramatics were a bit too much. it ended as it should've. As a sequel should be on the way.

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Loved it

This is the 1st book that I’ve listened to by this author and I love her style and the way the story flowed.

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Romantic

What a wonderful Love story. I enjoyed the story line. It started off slow. However, it got better and better.

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Relationship goals

This was a very good read. This was my first time reading anything by Stephanie Nicole Noris. And it will not be my last If you like Alexandria House. You’ll definitely enjoy reading Stephanie Nicole Norris’ style as well. Ms. Noris writes about strong black men and women who know exactly who and what they want out of a relationship. And in particular the black male lead is very strong minded as well as has having great character and strong moral compass. The storyline is absolutely believable which is very important to me there’s nothing worse than reading a story and you’re saying no way could that happen in real life. So I give this book five stars. And I’m running to get the next book in the series see you on the other side.

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No Holds Barred

The story line is easy to follow and very realistic for a modern day romance. The ending left me hanging. I felt there should have been just a little more.

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Close To Perfection

I L O V E this book! I L O V E the narration of this book. I really enjoyed these characters and their chemistry. And although their first sexual encounter was a bit reckless, and they moved extremely fast from stranger to full fledge relationship, I appreciate that there was no childish back and forth of will they won't they and there was very little "fluff" or unnecessary subplots. It was basically just a grownup fairytale romance and I L O V E D it!!

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Cliffhanger!!!

I love the contrast that both the main characters brought together, both brought interesting perspectives. The world wind romance was epic
The end leaving me wanting more can't wait for the next book in this series. Two of my favorite narrators really made it really come to life