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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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starts out with way too much verbal porn

so. I hated the first chapters because it was all basically verbal porn. I don't read for that, so if you do, this book may be ok.
what I will say is that 1/2 to 3/4 ( I FF'ed a LOT) of the book, it actually gets GOOD...action, adventure, a little of the "can I live with him or without them" and a great ending. strategic, suspenseful, and a good ending. I just hated that they spent so much time up front of the book with useless sex and didn't really get to something tangible. The cover implies its gritty and action packed with a hint of romance. it's really a harlequin with a little action thrown in. not a bad book, just not what I expected from the summary and title.

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It was pure torture!!

I’m a sucker for finishing a book once I’ve started it but Lauren got on my last nerve!!! I almost threw in the towel and probably should have early on...

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SD

Beautifully written!!! Can't wait for the next one!!!! Loved the storyline. Loved the ending. WOW

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AWESOME

this the 2nd in Aces and Eights series was wonderful. I loved it as I do all Sandra Owens
books. sabastion York and Amy McFadden did a great job.

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excellent!

I enjoyed this book every bit as much as the first one in the series!! can't wait for the next one! the performers of the audio version are absolutely wonderful! they read the book exactly as I would read it in my mind. it's the best way to spend driving in my car. the book was full of great characters, great suspense and great love. can't wait for more!!

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I must be a masochist...

This was painful. I’ve never before listened (or read) a book when I kind of wanted everyone to die. The characters are one-dimensional, the writing is trite. The inner dialogues were straight up painful. I’m not a quitter but I wanted to just delete this from about Chapter 2 onward. Seriously, my IQ dropped. The narrators did the best they could with a steaming pile of crap.

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Great book.

This is another great book in a great series by Sandra Owens. There’s a lot of action too. Sebastian York and Amy McFadden both do a wonderful job narrating. I listened at 1.25 speed and it was perfectly fine as well.

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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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  • 03-16-18

meh...

I downloaded these books a while back read one and abandoned them then when I read the second one I remembered why I had abandoned them. the storyline is not bad. the setting of it is where the problem lies. The female character I found irritating her backwards and forwards just did my head in. the male character well I couldn't make up my mind about him - sometimes he was alright other times I just didn't quite get what I needed from him. the whole ending to the saga was anti-climatic and again left me feeling is that It? the character that read him was flat with no change in intonation for different characters, the female narrater would have been better to read the whole book. Overall I felt dissatisfied by the whole thing.