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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!!!

5 stars

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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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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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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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Should have been 5 stars🤷‍♀️

Sorry Teddy, you are a 10!! However the female narrator is awful. Her male voice is beyond BAD. I will never understand why Audible continues to put such incredibly bad narrators with top tier performers.
This is not the first time I have returned books narrated by her!
I love Skye Warren, so I will be reading the rest of the trilogy unless Teddy is reading both parts!!

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Loved It!

I loved listening to Overture. Samantha lost her family & Liam has been taking care of her for awhile now. Samantha is a violin prodigy. She is keeping a secret from Liam but he also has secrets of his own. I loved the way they intertwine with each other. I loved the narration by Grace Grant & Teddy Hamilton. They brought so much emotion to the story. #AudioBookObessionReviewer

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Rich, Decadent & Forbidden

I loved this book. As a fan of the forbidden romance trope, I was excited to read this age gap romance and it did not disappoint. The storyline offers a rich, decadent blend of simmering desires, painful, raw emotions, scorching scenes, intense emotional turmoil, drama, humor, danger, suspense and a lot of angst. The book very quickly pulled me in and had me eager to keep reading, even with the full knowledge that this is only book one and that I would be left hanging and desperate for the story to continue in book two. Samantha and Liam are both likable and sympathetic characters. They both have painful histories and carry heavy emotional scars that greatly effect who they are and every action they take. I liked Samantha so much. She was a complex mix of old soul and naivety. As a child prodigy, her amazing gift with the violin has been in its own way both a gift and a curse. I don't even think the word complex can truly describe Liam. Tormented, tortured and broken, we have just barely had a peek into what makes Liam the man he is today and it is dark, tragic and ugly. It has made him into a closed off, controlling, terse, cold fortress of solitude. But just like Superman, he has a weakness and that weakness is Samantha. With some couples, you just instantly know they were made for each other in spite of any and all obstacles and in my opinion, that fits Liam and Samantha to a T. The book is beautifully narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Grace Grant. I love when dual narration is offered because I think it just adds a specialness to the listen. I thought their voices fit the characters perfectly. I will give extra props to Mr. Hamilton though because he truly managed to convey every once of guilt, shame and self-loathing that Liam felt. I just can't wait to read book two and see what happens next for this couple as this amazing story continues. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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amazing!

I have come to love everything skye Warren writes! it is so full of emotion and humanity, this book is no exception!

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Violin star loves/lusts her guardian

This is a story of a innocent (sheltered) young girl/women falling in love with jaded, forbidden older man. Sam is a 17-year-old orphan on the verge of turning eighteen and is in love with her much older guardian, Liam North. Liam’s has many secrets of how Sam actually ended up in his care but it isn’t the focus of this book and when the secret is revealed we kind of already know what it’s going to be. The unusual sexual desire between Sam and Liam is the real attraction of Overture with a dash of Liam's and Sam’s backstory thrown in to keep the story moving. Sam is an interesting character and has potential, I'm interested to find out what happens to her in the next book as Overture ends on a cliff hanger.
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  • shedevilreads
  • 08-13-19

Forbidden Romance

Overture by Skye Warren is a forbidden romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Grace Grant. This is book one in the North Security Series. I cannot wait to dive into book two Concerto.

This is the first book of Skye’s that I have read and it definitely won’t be my last. The story was well written with just enough suspense and sexual scenes for a forbidden romance.

Teddy and Grace are an amazing duo. I love the dual narration it makes it simple to keep up with the story. I cannot wait to hear future works by these narrators.

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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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  • Sarah Marshall
  • 08-03-19

struggled to get into this book

I struggled to get into this book unfortunately. I found if a bit slow at the start but then realised it was a trilogy which explains why.
I think the main reason I couldn't get into it was because of the girl being so young. I couldn't take a 17 year old and 34 year old being a great love story, it just seemed too unrealistic, but this is a personal opinion. If this doesn't bother you then you'll probably enjoy it, for me though it just didn't sit true.

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  • tenisha
  • 07-29-19

Good Listen

Samantha is a violinist and will be 18 soon and has a crush on her guardian Liam. He wants her but will not make a move because it is forbidden and he is protecting her from her father's enemies. She is ready to go on tour for the first time alone but hates to leave Liam behind. They spent the night together accidentally and now he wants her to leave because he feels guilty. This story is full of drama and mystery. Good Narration
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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-22-19

Hot red listen

I love this audiobook full of suspend and sensual scenes 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
And with the most amazing narrater

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  • LeKeisha
  • 07-18-19

Overture

Well written story and characters. It's a slow burn full of angst and longing. That cliffhanger ending just makes me want more. Can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Loved the duet narration. The narrators brought these characters to life and you could feel their frustrations and other emotions.

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  • Mariya Naydenova
  • 07-16-19

Good beginning of this series. Hot and suspenseful

This was my first read by Skye Warren and I really enjoyed this forbidden love story. It had emotional depth, some suspense, secrets, lies, some action and lots of steamy scenes. It was well written and the narration by this duo was phenomenal. They put so much from themselves in the story and managed to enhance the experience with their interpretation IMO. They are easily becoming a favorite of mine and go-to audio narrators.

The story itself was something a bit different than my usual reads, but I don’t regret stepping outside my comfort zone with it. It was definitely worth it. The age gap was a bit weird to read at first but after a while, it felt kind of hot as well. So I’m not sure how I feel about this or what that says about me. But the intriguing backstories of both MCs kept my interest. Samantha seemed really more mature for her age having in mind her past, and Liam, well… he was hot AF male specimen and the fact that he was an ex-soldier… well, just swoon. Teddy Hamilton nailed his part to the very last detail.

The story had some slower parts but the pacing was more or less stable and it flowed easily. I had some issues with the characters' push and pull dynamic. They kind of drove me insane with their indecisiveness. Mainly Liam. I wanted to slap him in the face a few times. I get in a way why he is trying to hold back, but the attraction is there and he has to simply succumb. There is no going back now. Hope he takes the reign in the coming two books and acts the alpha he certainly is.

I loved the little encyclopedia-like facts at the beginning of each chapter. They gave some curious info away that I found fascinating. Also, the touch of suspense in the story made it even more intriguing and with that big revelation at the end. I can’t wait to dive in the next one.
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  • Mari Garcia
  • 06-17-19

Great story

This book was a really good listen. Skye Warren does not disappoint. This book does end in a cliffhanger. I can't wait to read book 2. The narration is done well, and the forbidden romance aspect is handled in a more unique way. The story is in no way standard fare, and if you enjoy the genre, you will love this book. Samantha and Liam and their tragic pasts just draw you in to story, all the while you are rooting for them.

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  • Rachel T
  • 06-14-19

Played to perfection.

Great original plot, fabulous characters, very steamy. Loved all the things about this book.

Teddy and Grace brought this book to life !!

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 06-11-19

Overture

This story definitely fits the description of dark and broody when it comes to Liam. He has such a hard past to overcome that he just can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Samantha has also had some hard blows in her life, but always looks to the positive side of things. These two together will be explosive in more than just the bedroom if it ever comes to pass. Quite a cliffhanger that leaves you wanting more with this one. Hopefully the next will be out soon.