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Publisher's Summary

In the second novel in acclaimed author Sandra Owens's Aces & Eights series, passions - and tempers - flare as one star-crossed couple gets a second chance at love.

Covert FBI agent Court Gentry loves his brothers, his job, and his Harley-Davidson. Once he loved a girl, too, but when she broke his heart, he put his emotions on lockdown...until she crosses his path again.

On vacation six years ago, free-spirited Lauren Montgomery fell hard for Court Gentry. She returned home happier than ever, only to descend into a spiral of abuse by her ex-husband, Stephan. When Stephan threatened to kill any man who touched her, Lauren cut Court from her life - but not from her heart.

When Lauren and Court reunite after her friend marries his brother, Court guards himself against the person who made him feel such intense passion and pain. Except the undeniable spark between them is impossible to contain and heating up fast. Six years ago, it was love. Now, it's just lust. Keeping it merely physical is a foolproof plan...right?

When Stephan is released from prison, Lauren can't outrun her past anymore, and Court vows to protect her. But with Lauren in imminent danger, Court must question his heart and risk his life to save the woman he never stopped loving.

©2017 Sandra Owens (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Disappointing...

Would you try another book from Sandra Owens and/or Sebastian York and Amy McFadden ?

The character personalities were immature, they came off as hormonal teenagers playing at being adults. The storyline felt forced with unrealistic emotions. Poorly written, with even worse female narration. I will avoid all books narrated by the female narrator.

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Could not finish

So disappointed !!! First book was great so I had pretty high expectations.
So stupid so predictable... so sad even the best narrator (Sebastian York) couldn't help😩

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Awesome hero and heroine!

This second audiobook in the Aces and Eights series was so far my favorite. The heroine and hero meet on Spring Break, but when they part she tells him it's over and breaks his heart. What he never knew was that she was brutally beaten by her ex-husband because she refused to tell him where she had been and who she had been with, while threatening to kill the man she'd spent time with. Years pass with her ex in prison, but news comes that he is nearing parole. At the same time her path crosses with the hero again, who is an FBI agent along with his 2 brothers. The truth comes out and now the fight to protect her is on. Excellent narration and looking forward to the next story in the series!

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  • Tracy T
  • Jacksonville, FL USA
  • 07-10-17

Decent Story and Decent Narration

So this story was pretty decent. I did like the previous book much better. I think that is because of the romance portion, I just didn't feel the connection between Court and Lauren that much. I did like the story line and the very bad ex husband. I like the undercover FBI agent's owning a biker bar too. There was a lot of dialogue throughout the entire book which was great.

I am totally looking forward to then next book in this series. I hope it comes out soon.

As for the narration, it was good. Although Sebastian York can read a medical journal and its like ear candy, I do wish he would try to change his voice for the female characters and people with accents. This wasn't Amy McFadden's best narration either but it wasn't horrible.

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Best duo of narrators

I just love these two narrators. Sandra is a solid writer that has you laughing, crying and on the edge of you seat all at the same time. I look forward to the next one in the series.

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Another great book from Sandra Owens

This series is very enjoyable and I can't wait for Nate's story. Great job, Sandra!

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  • Trish R.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 07-02-17

Both narrators were pretty terrible..



Jeez, as far as Lauren wanting to run and hide “to protect Court” then to “protect Court and his brothers” that was just the craziest thing I’ve ever heard of. AND Lauren took that attitude up until about 75% of the book. I thought that after she found out they were FBI agents she’d stop thinking that crap but she didn’t. It just went on and on. Even Court was getting tired of hearing her saying it and thought he should put her on a plane and send her wherever.

The best of this book was the part of story involving that whacko ex-husband Stephan. Stephan was so obsessed with Lauren and he grew more and more obsessed with her while he sat in prison, for 6 years, for nearly beating her to death. He was the perfect really, really bad guy.

I will tell you all that I simply had to quit listening to the awful narration at 77%, so the last 23% was all I truly enjoyed. I’m giving this book 3 stars because I really liked the last of the book and I especially liked the epilogue AND since I like Sandra Owens I’m sure if I had stopped listening a lot sooner I would have enjoyed a lot more of the book. The next book in this series I’m sure I’ll just read if it has the same two narrators.

There was explicit sex in this book and the F-bomb was used 23 times.

As to the narration. Mr. York was absolutely terrible. His women’s voices sounded exactly like a man. AND either he suddenly got a lisp or he had dental work done just before he started this narration. When Ms. McFadden narrates a book on her own I love her but when she did this one she didn't lower her voive when a man spoke. And what is the point of having a male and female narrator if they are going to do both voices in the book. Court, Alex and Nate sound like men during half a chapter then like a woman during the other half. What's up with that? I think I would’ve enjoyed this book more if I hadn't listened to the narration for so long.

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Wish they would've chosen a different female Narra

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The female narrator's voice was a little obnoxious and hard to listen to. Sebastian York was great as always, I couldn't give a 5 star for performance since hers wasn't good. It was a shame this was written in third person, it's always a poor choice in my opinion.

Which character – as performed by Sebastian York and Amy McFadden – was your favorite?

Court by far. Lauren seemed very naive, narration sucked, and overall sense of wanting to protect Court by breaking things off with him only made her character weaker.

What would have made this romance irresistible?

They fall in love after 6 days? After she was divorced? It's a little hard to follow.

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