Overture

Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Grace Grant
Series: North Security, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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Forbidden fruit never tasted this sweet....

The world knows Samantha Brooks as the violin prodigy. She guards her secret truth - the desire she harbors for her guardian. Liam North got custody of her six years ago. She's all grown up now, but he still treats her like a child. No matter how much he wants her. No matter how bad he aches for one taste. 

Her sweet overtures break down the ex-soldier's defenses, but there's more at stake than her body. Every touch, every kiss, every night. The closer she gets, the more exposed his darkest secret. She's one step away from finding out what happened the night she lost her family.

One step away from leaving him forever.

©2019 Skye Warren (P)2019 Skye Warren
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Can't Believe It!

So mad right now - I swore I would not listen to another audible book that was a duet, trilogy, series, etc., until all books were available. How do you avoid this, when the publisher, author, or whoever doesn't announce this fact before you purchase. What I thought was a stand alone obviously is not - I read the audible reviews and no one mentioned it ended completely unfinished, left me hanging and who knows for how long - probably until I have forgotten what I just listened too, as I devour audios at a rate of 5 -7 per week.
The book is amazing - the narrators are amazing - you will enjoy it, however you will be left hanging - I wish someone had warned me - I feel I needed to pass this on. No clue when the continuation will be available. Love audio, but getting really burnt out on being deceived.

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Forbidden romance?

I love this book but I wish it was mentioned in the blurb that it’s a cliffhanger...
Great storyline with good progression
Characters descriptions is good, they all feels familiar after a while.
There’s lots of feelings and the author has a way of getting the emotions through in her story.
Steamy love scenes
Samantha is strong and Liam is stubborn, it’s a turbulent relationship growing between them.

Narrators:
Very good voices that has clear pronunciation and passionate reading.

If you like a hint of forbidden love and a cliffhanger I recommend you listen to this. Even with the cliffhanger it’s worth it. Next book please!!!

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The Perfect Push Out of My Comfort Zone

I'm not generally a fan of age gap or taboo romances, but Liam and Samantha's story really sucked me in! Skye Warren really took me out of my comfort zone with this forbidden love story between a ward and her guardian. Even though there are 16 years that separate Samantha and Liam, I found myself amazingly rooting for them by the end. The fact that I was able to look past all the things that would have warning bells going off in my mind as a parent, is a true testament to Skye Warren's brilliant storytelling. The angst is super high in this one, but it's balanced well with the suspense and mystery surrounding Samantha's past and the more intimate moments. I'm very intrigued by the North siblings and hope that we will see books for them in the future as well.

Teddy Hamilton's narration is wonderful as always, but I'm more used to him as the sweeter hero, so it was an adjustment to think of him as the ultra-alpha and gruff Liam North. Grace Grant's performance was good, but I felt her voice was a bit too mature for 17 (almost 18) year old Samantha. Hamilton and Grant worked well together though and overall, it was a pleasant listening experience (though I enjoyed Hamilton's narration more).

Listeners should note that this is book 1 in a trilogy, so be prepared for a cliffhanger. As far as cliffhangers go, it wasn't terrible at all, but it's something to keep in mind. I'm excited to see what's next for Liam and Samantha!

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Forbidden Lust

Samantha is a child violin prodigy. Orphaned at the age of 12 when her father died. Her father was a political diplomat with a mystery surrounding his death. Enter Liam, who becomes her guardian until she reaches the age of 18. Liam is a former soldier, runs North Security company. As Samantha grows , she can't resist falling in love with Liam. Liam struggles with his fee!ings and lust for her. All he wants to do is To keep Samantha safe and protected.. but from who? This story just begins their journey, and mystery. who is trying to kill her! Why do they want her dead? Who was her fathers enemies? and what repressed memories does she carry? The narrators Teddy Hamilton and Grace Grant performances are so emotional and expressive for all the characters. Skye Warren has another beginning to an excellent series! There are some questions answered. Twists I didnt expect and an Holy crap, I didn't see that one coming revealed!! Can't wait for the next book, Concerto. #audiobookobessionreview.

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Overture

*This book ends in a cliff hanger* I wasn't aware of that before starting the book but the second book is soon to be released.
Samantha Brooke is an almost 18 year old child prodigy. She has an amazing talent with the Violin and is soon to start going on tour. When her father died 6 years ago Liam North took her in as his legal guardian. Now that the clock is ticking down to her 18th birthday, a lot of things are about to change, secret revealed, and the temptation between them both is starting to become unbearable.

This was an amazing read (listen). Liam is dark, and captivating. The whole story has a seductive and forbidden feel as Liam is 16 years older than Samantha, but there is so much more to the story than the forbidden fruit story line as there are many twists along the way that must be revealed. All throughout both Liam and Samantha feel wrong about their desire for each other.

Can not wait for the second book to be released.

The Audio for this book was beautifully done. This was the first audio I've listened from Teddy Hamilton and Grace Grant but they did a wonderful job matching the voices for each of the characters.

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4.75 STARS

Forbidden, steamy and mysterious! I love age gap romances and this one did not disappoint. The H pushes the h away for most of the book making this a very slow burn. It's a trilogy and does end in a bit of a cliffhanger that I did not see coming. The secondary characters were great!

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Teddy was fantastic! His voice is perfect for the alpha characters. 5 stars
Grace Grant is also great but I did feel that she her voice sounded too old for a 17 year old. 4 stars

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A true masterpiece

When the one thing you crave is the only thing you can never touch.

Overture is an addictive listen. Absolutely everything you could want in a forbidden romance. It’s well written and perfectly narrated.

I would recommend this for anyone who enjoys forbidden/taboo, OTT Alphas, steamy angst and suspense. I can’t wait to continue on in this series.

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Thrilling, Emotional, and Captivating!

This is an intriguing, intense, and steamy forbidden romance. Liam North becomes Samantha's guardian after her father's sudden and tragic death. Samantha was a child violin prodigy at the time and now is about to graduate high school and embark on a world concert tour. Liam has helped her flourish musically, but their feelings for each other has matured as well. Samantha has always been obedient but is ready to rebel and take what she wants, including Liam. Liam, with his military background, has seen and done too many things to think he is worthy of love. He holds back with Samantha, but not when it comes to her protection. There are so many questions surrounding her father's death and Liam knows that Samantha's life could be in danger as well. But will he be able to set her free knowing she will be open to danger but also knowing she owns his heart? Teddy Hamilton, and Grace Grant were amazing as they brought this story to life. Hamilton performed Liam's zealous need to protect Samantha with the perfect balance of his conflicting struggle to make Samantha his. Grant played Samantha beautifully showing her growth from wanting to only please Liam to awkward seductress, trying to take what she wants. There are so many secrets that make this thrilling, emotional and steaming story completely captivating. I can't wait to find out what happens next in Concerto.

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Taboo Age Gap done right!

For some reason I always get nervous when I start to read taboo age gap books, I am not sure if it’s just hard wired in my mind as wrong or if it won’t come across as believable. I didn’t need to worry or doubt this one, I absolutely loved Liam and Samantha! In all honesty I kept forgetting the age difference, Samantha isn’t a typical 17 year old… she’s an old soul who endured neglect at a young age. Liam is an ultimate broody, sexy alpha! I love the push and pull they both go through, trying to tell themselves that their feelings are wrong but also constantly being drawn back to each other! I started off figuring Liam was just overprotective about Samantha because of his line of work but the twist at the end left me really eager to listen to the next book!

As always, Teddy Hamilton leaves me dying for more… I could seriously listen to him all day! I think this was my first book with him as an alpha bad ass instead of a sweet guy or M/M but he could make me melt either way! I think this might have been my first time listening to Grace Grant and I enjoyed her narration. She tends to have a deeper more mature voice but since I kept picturing Samantha as an old soul I felt like it worked. There were times when I felt like Grace’s narration was a little slow so I ended up speeding it up a little which gave her a quicker but more robotic voice , but that was my own doing.
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Cliffhanger

Great buildup to the next book. The narrators did a great job. #audiobook obsession review

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 08-13-19

A grab at your heat audio

First in the series . It’s not a typical romance story . It touches on a topic that not many authors will write about . It’s a little not on the light side . The heroine . Skye Warren always likes to take the listener to a different level and open up their minds They story is about a younger women and older man which is not uncommon.

Hel is Liam , heroine is Samantha
Liam was her guardian since Samantha was 12 years old . The feeling for each other grew . They both had to decide what to do

The narrating team of Teddy and Grace is fantastic. Their performance is strong , clear , smooth and they brought the emotional to life

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  • Rubi Rodriguez (Rubi's Bookshelf)
  • 05-16-20

Wowza!

So much angsty taboo goodness!
I’ve learned that when you dig into a Skye Warren book you won’t be disappointed. Overture is taboo, age gap, angst, suspense, mystery you won’t want to miss.
Can’t wait to dig into book 2!
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  • Karen Dee
  • 02-29-20

Not what I expected but good

I didn't expect this book to be what it was about. I try to go in blind often so as to just listen and be pleasantly surprised. I was! I thought it would simply be about a teacher student relationship but it was not. It was a lot of cloak and dagger and an age gap romance. I liked the mystery and suspense of it all. And of course the narration by Teddy Hamilton was really sexy and good as usual. I can't wait for the next book in the series to find out what is next!

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  • LHunt
  • 10-16-19

I need book 2 ASAP

Overture by Skye Warren has been on list to listen to since it came out, but I let the fact that it was a trilogy discourage me from listening (bad idea), until I just couldn’t wait anymore and decided to listen anyway (great idea). This book was as perfectly taboo as I imagined it would be and I loved Liam and Samantha even more than I ever expected, and in spite of the taboo nature of their relationship. The added suspense in the story was nice too and the music tidbits at the start of the chapters provided a little bit of trivia to my obviously lacking knowledge of classical music.

The narration by Teddy Hamilton and Grace Grant was superb. I couldn’t have imagined anyone different for the duo, as they both brought these characters to the life in a beautiful way. I can definitely see myself listening to this one again in the future.

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  • bluepits73
  • 10-11-19

Excellent!

I loved this taboo listen!! It was so extra steamy and the author keeps us hanging on to every word. The characters were fabulous and the chemistry was off the charts. Can't wait for the next one!

The narration was excellent and the narrators were a great match. Their performance had me captivated and fully engaged from start to finish.

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 09-28-19

Perfectly Taboo

Oh wow! Blown away. My first Skye Warren read, and obviously not my last, because no matter what. I have to finish this trilogy. I loved Liam and Samantha, and taboo or not (yep, definitely taboo, and I did have mixed feelings, I have a teenage daughter after all), they were a wonderful couple, or they could have been if given the chance. A story full of passion, along with I’m sure a little intrigue, which I can only see intensifying in the following books. Samantha may be very sheltered, but she’s strong and independent, and a perfect match for Liam and his macho, domineering ways. I loved all the characters, the story, and the narration curtesy of Teddy Hamilton and Grace Grant.
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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-26-19

I need more NOW!

O how much did I enjoy this book! Yes it’s forbidden, but the story is so much more. Such a slow burn, maybe too slow! I have to say that him shutting her down over and over was a bit annoying I would have given up long before her. How could you end the book just like that, I need more!

The narration was brilliant two of my favourite narrators! Was the first time I listened to them together but now I am going to look for more books by them together ❤️

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  • Jan M
  • 09-23-19

Overture

Overture by Skye Warren is a great listen. Typically I'm not as big on the older guy/younger woman relationship when it involves guardians, as that is little taboo for me. This one was well done. The narrators were also fantastic bringing the characters to life. Teddy Hamilton and Grace Grant are so delightful to listen to. I so enjoyed how the character of Samantha, who was a concert violinist/child prodigy. Liam as her guardian/former soldier was intriguing to me. His disciple and patience was impressive. I thought the author wrote realistic emotions for these characters.

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  • Katharoo
  • 09-09-19

I just love Skye Warren!

I loved this start of another amazing series from Skye. I will pick up anything she writes because I know that it’s going to be full of amazing characters and a detailed storyline that will take me to another world and Liam and Samantha’s story is just that. Amazing!

I thought Teddy’s rendition of Liam North was smouldering and wrought with so much emotion and feeling. Grace was just okay as Samantha, I was hoping for a voice that sounded younger for Samantha and didn’t get a young innocent feeling in the choice for this narrator.

But overall the story is fantastic and I need more. It’s a wonderful way to spend time and escape into, you’re going to love it ❣️

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  • Krystyn - AudiobookObsession
  • 08-26-19

So much to love!

I always love a good taboo and couldn't possible pass this one up when I saw it! This book has so much that I love about this genre; age gap, guardian/ward, jealousy, seduction, EVERYTHING! I devoured this book and cannot wait for the rest of the series to come to audio so I can devour them as well!

The narration was good! Teddy Hamilton nailed the roll of this torn alpha male and Grace as great bringing o life the character of this young woman who is willing to do whatever it takes to get what she wants.

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