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Only for You

Narrated by: Ashley Taylor
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Mattie Jackson is a content, single woman living a quiet life in a charming suburb of Pittsburgh. Fate steps into her life one night tempting her out of her uncomplicated existence. During this thrilling transition she meets a novelist, the handsome, sultry-eyed Kyle Bruno. Rousing passion rapidly ignites her body and soul as she becomes deeply ensnared by this new, intoxicating excitement.

What she never imagines is that an invading, hidden menace preying upon the local residents has now focused its sights upon her. And where the compelling danger intends to take her may not be a destination Mattie will ever escape. Only the keeper of the pendulum will decide the next move. Set in the rolling hills and scenic valleys of southwestern Pennsylvania, Only for You is a thrilling book for adult listeners who enjoy a mix of mystery, action, suspense, and romance. This book is intended for mature audiences.

©2015 Maura Burd (P)2019 Maura Burd

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Great Romantic Suspense!

This was my first Maura Burd's book. This is a great Romantic Suspense. The storyline has mystery, action, danger, suspense, and romance. Maddie and Kyle are great characters. They share an instant attraction. Maddie is a strong woman. Kyle is handsome and protective. Ashley Taylor did a great job with the narration. She has a beautiful voice, and a great male voice. I enjoyed my listening.

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Good story. Great narration.

I’m a big fan of Ashley Taylor’s narration. She makes the story. The story was good and kept me entertained. The one thing I wasn’t a fan of was all the male characters. It was kind of hard to keep track of them and how they tied together.

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Infuriating, but it could just be me.

I liked the narrator but found the story lacking. I kept getting so upset with the female in the book holding back information and the the hero started to do the same thing. It was making me mad to the point I almost stopped listening. Again it may just be me.

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Enjoyable

Maura Burd is a new author to me as is the narrator Ashley Taylor. Kyle Bruno

When Mattie Jackson meets novelist Kyle Bruno she has no idea how her life is about to change.

Mattie finds herself drawn into an exciting new life. However danger looms all around her and has her in sight. What will happen? Will Mattie survive?

This is a good story that kept me engaged from the first chapter. The narration was good and did justice to the story. My only negatives was the insta love which was too fast even for me and Mattie’s actions also annoyed me at times.

There was romance, some suspense and mystery which I found interesting.

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EDGE OF YOUR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT

ONLY FOR YOU is a stand-alone story of romantic suspense, terror, and action.

I grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania. That’s why I chose this audiobook; I was looking forward to descriptions of a town that I had visited in my youth. I was disappointed in that regard.

On the other hand, the suspense and the story were amazingly twisted and kept me entertained, engaged, and on the edge of my seat.

I loved how the relationships were intertwined. Life is oddly unpredictable and strangely, interwoven entanglements do happen every day. Masterfully written to expand the suspense and mystery.

Narration: Ashley Taylor did a beautiful job of describing Pittsburgh and the terrifying predicament Mattie was experiencing. The only mispronunciation I noted was Monongahela River, one of the famous Three Rivers of Pittsburgh.

Note: While I received this book as a gifted audiobook copy, my opinions are my own and are given freely.

Title: ONLY FOR YOU
Series: N/A
Category /Genre: Romantic Suspense
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
Listenability: NSFW

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Entertaining.

Good narration. I actually liked her guy voice for Kyle. I was enjoying it and didn’t mind the very quick insta-love, but then Maddie just started doing stupid thing after stupid thing. I know she’s scared, but it was a step too far into damsel. The story is still entertaining; the story is crazy and over the top, but interesting. There’s a bit of mystery, so that’s fun but obvious. The writing is a bit basic and the villain(s) are more comical than scary, but they make for a fun listening experience. The romance is sweet with some steam, and I did like the connection between Maddie and Kyle. Overall, I enjoyed it.

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Talk about a murder mystery.⚡

Non stop action after the romantic poetic introduction online, combined with a troubling co-workers personality and relationships of havoc take Maddy on a rollercoaster ride to an eventual Happy ever after. The narrator clearly defines the differing personalities and characters while bring the main subject into our protective emotions. my suspicion was maintained on many people right until the last few pages. l thought even the portrayed good guys could end up on the wrong side. Did they?
You will have to listen yourself to find out!❣

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okay

Not knowing exactly when this story was supposed to have taken place made a few things a little odd to me. like what single woman has both a land line and a cell phone these days? and Maddie was not my favorite, she was downright stupid at times, I just wanted to shake my head at her. so the story itself had some moments that I didn't care for, but overall wasn't bad. there was a lot of action that I don't usually go for, I'm typically just a plain romance reader, but the suspense quality was actually a nice change of pace.

I've listened to this narator before and enjoyed other books more. this one, there was almost a tinny quality to the audio that was distracting at times. it's hard to explain. Not a problem with the narator, but of the production quality.

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  • Sophy Sorn
  • 06-20-19

Enjoyable

This author is new to be and I really enjoyed the book. The narrator did a very good job.

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  • Terri D
  • 05-28-19

Stronger than she thought

Mattie is trudging through life on her own when she meets Kyle online at a poets site. They instantly hit it off and finally decide to meet. The sparks fly and they are both falling for each other. Kyle has family issues he is dealing with and unbeknown to Mattie those issues will involve her as well.

This story is a sweet love story that has some twists. Strange things are happening and the question is who is behind them.

The narration was good. This narrator did a good job with playing all the characters.

I received a code to listen and review and give my honest opinion. I give it a strong 3. I liked it, not loved, but it's a good story.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 05-18-19

Excellent adventure

This book had it all. Fantastic storyline with so much action. I couldn’t stop listening. Great characters with lots of chemistry. Excellent narration from Ashley.

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  • Annette Schwartz
  • 05-07-19

Absolutely fabulous!

This was the first book that I’ve listen to by Maura Burd and is is a fabulous story. The story is a shorter but packed with an excellent storyline. It has murder, corruption, suspense, rapists, cheating spouses, intrigue, violence and abnormal (dysfunctional)family. This is a wonderfully well written story that will have you on the edge of your sit wondering what will happen next. This book will have you suspecting a lot of the characters.
This writer has a way of building up the anticipation of the story.
The narrator bring the characters to life with her narrations of this story. I think she does a fantastic job with the telling of this storyline and I’m looking forward to more by this narrator! Fabulous story with a fabulous narration!! I definitely recommend this book.
My only regret is that it isn’t a longer book.

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  • Christy D
  • 05-06-19

Only for You

This story will have you on the edge of your seat wondering if you can trust anyone. Mattie is quiet and has not dated in a while when her boss suggests she check out a website. She meets a man that will in the end change her life. Kyle is stuck in life caring for his extended family and its a full time job. He is kind of at their beck and call. When surrounded by this bunch that you keep giving and not getting anything back something bad is bound to happen. Nice Narration by Ashley Taylor.

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  • Jan M
  • 05-04-19

Great Suspense!

Only for You by Maura Burd is full of suspense, tension, romance and intrigue. I really enjoyed the story with its characters and not so obvious relationships. Ashley Taylor was magical bringing the characters to life with her performance. One could feel the emotions and easily differentiate the character voices. I loved the premise of this book, where the main couple meets at an online poetry group. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 05-02-19

Intrigue, suspense and romance

Maura Burd's Only for You has a little bit of everything. I was in the mood for a good romantic suspense and this delivered tenfold. Maddie Jackson meets Kyle Bruno from an online poetry site. From the minute they meet, something is suspect. I could feel it in the story with nothing being said! Is Maddie being watched? Is Kyle a good man? What is up with Maddie's co-worker? As I listened and got to know the different characters and their overlapping relationships, it became harder and harder to figure out why the tensions were so high. It's the best kind of suspense! Plus the budding relationship between Maddie and Kyle is sweet, sexy and full of passion. If you love stories with that slow build of intrigue, then this one is for you!

Narrated by the talented Ashley Taylor, it flows so easily. She has such a great array of voices, it's easy to hear who is speaking. I loved the way she is able to build up the suspense and keep it high til the end. It's a great listen!

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  • Ginger
  • 05-01-19

Only for you

This story shows what a small world we actually live in, even if it’s in a large city like Pittsburgh PA. Intrigue, violence, a dysfunctional family, a cheating spouse, a corrupt police officer, and a budding romance is what you will find in this volatile standalone written by Maura Burd and narrated by Ashley Taylor who injected life into this story.