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Four years ago, Dylan made Alex's heart race and her blood pound whenever he touched her. The high school quarterback was everyone's dream boyfriend. Then Alex's dad caught them in a compromised position in her room and sent Dylan out of their house and out of her life. Dylan left town a few weeks later, saying he'd never be back.

They're about to learn you should never say never.

When they meet again over a mummified corpse in the blazing Arizona desert, what secrets is Dylan carrying, and why does he have to look so damn good? Before long, the town believes the death was murder, and Alex, now a college student and aspiring investigative journalist, can't decide whether she'd like to find out what she missed all those years ago, or help put Dylan behind bars.

What's going on in this tiny Arizona border town? Will Alex get the chance to make up her mind about Dylan, before she's marked for murder herself?

©2016 Jessa Jacobs (P)2017 Jessa Jacobs

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Never say never

Never say never. Dylan and Alex were caught by her father and Dylan promised to never return. Four years later, they meet again over a corpse. Alex is an inspiring investigative reporter who is searching for the facts surrounding the corpse. But she is distracted by her need to know the answer to what could have been.

This book is a romantic suspense novel. Dylan and Alex have such chemistry that keeps the romance hot. The who or what that is involved with the corpse keeps the reader guessing. The book does not slow its pace so it is easy to read in one sitting. It does end leaving the reader with questions not answered yet.

Tom Johnson was. a good narrator for this book. Mr Johnson was able to change his pitch to separate the characters so that the listener could follow along easily. He narrated with animation that helped bring the book to life. Mr Johnson helped make this story more enjoyable.

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Nice

A great suspense and mystery filled story with just the right amount of humor. It's not too mushy on the love but it is sweet. Tom did a good job with the narration although could use a little work on the Spanish spoken. Highly recommended.

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Good romantic suspense

Dylan is a park ranger, who has returned home to care for his ailing mother and fight for custody of his young brothers. Four years ago he left his hometown to make something of himself and, in the process, broke the heart of Alex. Now Dylan is back and searching for the father of his brothers to fill out the custody paperwork and Alex is a college student & working as an investigative reporter for her father's newspaper. When a body is discovered in the desert, the pair team up to find answers. Not everyone is happy about this and suddenly bad things start happening to the two. Meanwhile, each is trying to fight the attraction that is resurfacing. The suspense and drama was great, and the chemistry between Dylan and Alex was palpable. That said, I would have enjoyed this story a bit more if the H/h were a bit older, maybe mid-20s. It's a bit unnerving that an 18yro would be deeply involved with a 14yro.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Fatal Exposure Review

This was my first book from Jessa Jacobs and I was not disappointed at all.
This was an amazing book and both Tom and Jessa bring the characters to life in the best ways imaginable.

I laughed, gasped and actually said WTF a few times while listening. Great cast of characters and a good plot line, I look forward to hearing more from both the author of this amazing series and the voice behind the narration.

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Good Romantic Mystery

I love romance, especially when combined with mystery and suspense. Fatal Exposure offered all of these elements and was an enjoyable listen overall. The story had enough plot twists to keep me guessing and I particularly liked the vivid description of the scenery. Being so well written, I could very easily picture the story in my head. In general, the narration was well done but I didn't particularly care for the female voices. Still, I quite enjoyed Fatal Exposure: Desert Heat, Book 1 and would recommend it.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is my honest opinion.

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Mystery Infused With Romance

The story itself is wonderful. It's a mystery that sends the reader on a journey that's filled with murder, lies, toucher, and love. There is a lot of story lines through out the book that keeps you engrossed.

The Narration was awful. The voice that was suppose to be the female was just irritating, at one point it just sounded comical and just didn't fit with the story. It really did take away from what is a wonderful story.

Overall, I would suggest to anyone to actually read the story, because it's good one. Leave the audiobook alone and actually pick up the book.

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1 star

I’m sorry I couldn’t finish listening to the book. The narrator was horrible. When he did different female voices they sounded comical, wasn’t bad at first. I didn’t realize the main female character was so young, so some of her actions made the story a little confusing to me. I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Great!

I really enjoyed this story! Interesting characters and an engaging plot with a bit of suspense and a sweet romance. Narration was great!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Romance and Action!

I love both romance and action stories. This book hit it with both. I thought the author did great with the imagery in this book and the emotions were conveyed so well by the narrator. I loved the twists and turns this book had. This review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I requested a review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I would definitely look for more books by both the author and narrator.

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Couldn’t finish it

I’m big on narration, I couldn’t get pass the narration on this book. Horrible women’s voice and changing to the different characters was hard to stomach for me

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  • 10-07-17

Okay story but not great narrating

The romance - suspense story was okay, but the narration almost destroyed the book. Unfortunately, it's rather difficult to understand the story well when the narrator often speaks with a woman's voice when it's a man and sometimes the other way around too. It made it quite difficult to enjoy the story.
It doesn't end in a cliffhanger, but the story continues in book 2, so you have to read/listen to both books to get a (happy?) ending on the love story.

*****I was given this audiobook for free in exchange of an honest review*******

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  • 10-06-17

Suspense and Second-chances in a Small Town

Dylan and Alex were high school sweethearts. With a 3 year age difference, things didn't work out for them and after one awkward event they haven't seen each other in 4 years. Alex is now working with her Dad as a reporter for the local paper and going to college with intentions to get out of Dodge. Dylan is back as a Park Ranger with hopes of staying and adopting his two younger brothers and look after his dying Mum. They meet again over a mummified body found in the desert.

The story gets more complex from there, including murder, attempted murders, possible cartel involvement, dirty cops, reservation casinos, kidnappings, and so on. It all gets too much for this not-so-sleepy Arizona town as the chips seem stacked against Alex and Dylan who could easily rekindle their feelings for each other.

This story is complex but moves quite steadily along until suddenly the plot speeds up. I wasn't too thrilled with the narration but I did enjoy the story over all.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.