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The Daddy Pact Audiobook

The Daddy Pact: The Coach's Boys Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

She never imagined she'd be widowed before the honeymoon was over.

After being raised in the foster care system, meeting and marrying the love of her life was a dream come true for Jess Bentley. For the first time in her memory, she would have a family of her own. But the dream turns into a nightmare when a drug-crazed thief shoots and kills her husband, leaving Jess alone again, trapped in the depths of despair, and struggling to find a reason to go on.

Knowing he could have prevented the tragedy, there's nothing he won't do to make it right.

Weighed down by guilt, Dan Mulholland is desperate to find a way to make life easier for the widow of the man his brother murdered. When he learns that she's pregnant, and that her father-in-law is threatening to take the child from her, there seems to be only one course of action. Marry her and adopt the baby.

©2014 Kristy K. James (P)2016 Kristy K. James

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    Adriana B USA 07-14-16
    Adriana B USA 07-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Emotional Rollercoaster With Heartwarming Moments"

    The author did a great job writing this book. It was a gripping story. I felt so many emotions while reading this story. It's a slow building romance after a very tragic event that brought together two people in the most unlikely way.

    The narrator did a great job bringing the story to life. The story starts in a very difficult moment in Jess life. She had just gotten married and her husband was killed before their honeymoon was even finished. She is alone with thoughts of vengeance and when she is unable go after the man that murder her husband she decides to take matters into her own hands and perhaps end her own life.

    Dan feels responsible for his brother's actions. He had tried to reach out for money but Dan shut him down because he knew it was to buy drugs.

    The book has a HEA conclusion. Two unlikely people come together after a terrible tragedy and fall in love with each other.

    Dan is such a sweetheart I couldn't help but fall in love with him as well. So many obstacles stand on their way and he does what he can to help Jess.

    **This audiobook was provided free of charge in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion**

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon CustomerBeliever 06-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A 7 Star Story"

    To begin with the perfect narrator for this story is the least I can say. Jess, Emmy, Dan, Emmy's husband, Dan's friends and Dan's family all make this a lively, complex, and wonderful story. I loved Coach because he instilled life long ethics in his boys.

    Dan just wants to help Jess who's husband was killed on the last night of their honeymoon by Dan's drug crazed brother. What follows is a story of redemption, tragedy, love, and happiness, as well as forgiveness. Worth the credit.

    I recieved this book in exchange for an honest review via adiobook blast.

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    Macalao Texas 11-08-17
    Macalao Texas 11-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A nice love story"

    I enjoyed this story a lot, and I’m a sucker for a good romance! I received this audible credit free in exchange for a review. The characters were endearing and likable. The progression of the story was natural. Daniela did a great job with the narration. I enjoyed it.

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    Jocelyne 10-30-17
    Jocelyne 10-30-17
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    "Beautiful, hopeful and heartwarming love story"

    This is my first Kristy K. James's book. It's a beautiful, hopeful and heartwarming love story! This is also my first Daniela Acitelli's listening. The narration of the emotional scene in the beginning makes me shiver! Very great narration! Dan's handsome and so protective and Jess's so strong. I've appreciated my listening.

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    Em Jay Reads 10-02-17
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    "Good narration but the story fell short."

    Kristy K James is a new-to-me author. I had no expectations when I started this book but reading the blurb, I knew I would be listening to some tough topics.

    There were parts that I did like but overall, this was a less than average read for me. The book was apparently first published in 2011 but the attitudes, clothes and setting felt at times like the story took place in the 80s.

    I struggled with the appearance/disappearance of key characters for long lengths of time. They only seem to make an entrance when the author can't figure out how to make the relationship progress without external influences.

    Finally, the amount of drama these characters must wade through is beyond credible. I didn't believe in the story and that makes it difficult to appreciate.

    Even though the story was not for me, I did enjoy Daniela's narration. The female/male characterisations were well spoken. Emotion was conveyed as required.

    This review copy audiobook was provided by the narrator free of charge

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    Book Lover in Florida 09-22-17
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    "Begins with a bang, ends with a cheer!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend. The story allows for an escape and makes the reader/listener think about what they would do if in a similar situation.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ability to escape my reality and consider that someone may be going through something worse than me.


    Which character – as performed by Daniela Acitelli – was your favorite?

    I liked Dan the most.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Some parts made me smile and some parts made me shake my head.


    Any additional comments?

    I could only imagine to find out that you were pregnant after your husband was murdered then you marry the murderer's brother - talk about an awkward holiday gathering! An escaping listen to while on the treadmill!

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    AmazonCustomer USA 09-10-17
    AmazonCustomer USA 09-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "It felt like something you'd read in the 80's."

    This book had a very old feel to it. Like something you'd read in the 80's. The story was very predictable and depressing. I couldn't connect with any of the characters.

    The narration was okay, but it lacked emotion. Maybe it is just me—I'm picky about narrators—but I'm in the minority with the other reviewers. So, give it a listen and make your own call on it.

    This book was gifted to me and the review freely given.

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    Kster2012 09-09-17
    Kster2012 09-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Didn't care for it, outdated!"

    Story very predictable. Written very poorly. The narrators voice very depressing. I am sorry I wasted
    My money. Pass on this one.

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    cyndi 09-06-17
    cyndi 09-06-17
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    "A lot of different emotions!"

    This story had me feeling a lot of ways. Overall it was a sweet story and the narrator did a great job. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    HeatherY 08-26-17
    HeatherY 08-26-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Keep a Box of Tissues Handy..."

    Three and a half months ago, Jess Bentley held her new husband Frank in her arms as he died, the victim of a robbery gone wrong. Jess descends to depths she's never dreamed of in her depression over the murder. When she discovers she's pregnant, she's desperate to hold on to this last little piece of her husband. Frank's father hears about the pregnancy and threatens to take the baby away, and Jess fears the powerful man will succeed.

    After Dan Mulholland discovers his brother was Frank's killer, he shows up at Jess's door and vows to do anything to help her. Dan tells Jess he's going to marry her and adopt the baby, and without any other options Jess is forced to agree. Dan promises a short marriage of convenience only, but he soon finds himself falling for Jess. Can Jess ever love the brother of her husband's killer?

    This was an emotionally charged book that had me crying hard through the first few chapters. It immediately had me hooked and feeling for Jess, she's just lost so much. And then it introduced another side, the family of the man who murdered Jess's husband, tugging my heart both ways. It was a roller coaster ride that ran from heart wrenching, to funny, to sweet.

    All of the character's feelings, Jess's depression and anger over Frank's death, Dan's determination to control everything in the wake of his brother's deeds, Monica's senseless blame, were all well written and believable. I usually prefer my heroines to have a bit more backbone, and stand up for themselves without needing a man to do everything for them. It's never explained exactly how marrying Dan will prevent Frank's father from taking the baby. But for this book, I just let all that go and enjoyed the story without questioning it too much.

    Daniela Acitelli did a great job bringing this story to life, she had a voice that was a pleasure to listen to. She performed speaking voices for the male and female voices well and narrated dramatically. I received a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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