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I didn't expect to see her again. I didn't expect to want her the way that I do.

I didn't expect to peel back all of her perfectly controlled layers. Or for her to see through mine.

Emma f--king Winchester.

She's the little sister of my ex-best friend, Forrest. She's off limits like tempting forbidden fruit, and I'm the snake slithering through the grass.

She ignites a fire in me. One I can't explain. One I sure as f--k can't control. It's raw and primal.

She's sweet, and I am not.

She's pure, and I'm broken.

When I came back to the town and past I'd left behind 10 years ago to make it big in the world of underground fighting - it was for one reason, and one reason only. To take care of my Grandma Rose, and I'll do it by any means necessary. Even if it means doing the one thing I said I'd never do.

©2018 Alyne Hart (P)2018 Alyne Hart

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Hooked!!!

I received a code to listen to this audio book for an honest review, I was hooked by the first chapter and I am really excited to read the next book in this series. I feel like a lot of people can relate to Dean when growing up a person never fits in. I did not want to stop listening to this book as I really wanted to know the story between Dean and Emma. I am looking forward to the other books in this series to see how the relationship blossoms between them, not going to say much more since I do not want to give any part of the story. It was a steamy romance and just wanted I was looking for. I highly recommend you listen to this book you will not be disappointed.

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Loved

An amazing story by Alyne Hart!! Narration by Logan McAllister was great and kept me listening! I received a free copy of this book from the publisher and/or author and/or narrator in exchange for an honest review.

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Just what I was looking for

For me, the mark of a good narration is that when I just read it, I still hear it on the narrators voice. This story hit all those marks. Well done. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Beautiful Possibilities!

Sports, romance, chemistry, hope, pain, self worth, are a few words that describe this book. Alyne Hart is a new author to me. I loved the phrase she wrote that was "I'm not afraid of loving you, I'm afraid of the part where you stop loving me". The insightful views were spot on for this angst-filled second chance romance. I enjoy books where the characters (Emma and Dean) really know each other well for years. This book is a standalone listen and part of a series. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. The performance by Logan McAllister was spot on. He delivers distinguishable voices for the various characters and adds the right emotions. I would definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator in the future.

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Loved it

Dean and Emma, so different they never should have worked. But, who would want to fight a chemistry so hot that it could explode if ignored? A very well written second chance story. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a really good romance.
I've listened to Logan McAllister before, and again- wonderful narration.
I received a copy of this audible free of cost and am happy to leave my honest reveiw.

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Great purchase!

This book was fantastic! It had the perfect about of heat, romance, drama and suspense. The characters were easy to love and a pleasure to get to know. I could easily see each character warrant their own book as they each have such fascinating personalities, quirks, and life drama. I thought the writing was great, the narration was Solid and the overall experience was positive in all ways. Great read!

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Bad boy good girl romance

Prime example of the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks falling for the good girl. Underground fight ring. Heartbreaking loss of a loved one.

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An emotional journey

Alyne Hart has mixed some of my favorite romance subgenres into this beautifully, touching story of Emma and Dean. Dean was Emma's brother, Forest's best friend growing up. When things went bad between the friends, Dean disappeared out of Emma's life, but not out of her heart. Now all grown up, and helping Forest with their family orchard, Emma runs into Dean and the sparks fly. This second chance they are given is one they are not going to let go. But can they find a love to overcome their vast differences? From two sides of the tracks, it is a challenge, but one Emma is willing to take! Dean is broken man, and has walls so thick around his heart, she has her work cut out for her. Hart has written these characters with such depth and feeling, it was as if I was there with them. Each time there is a bump in the road, the pain in my heart was as real as Dean and Emma's. Each time their happiness exuded, my heart exploded with love. It's truly a beautiful story and will take you on the emotional journey of true love. I did think Dean's grandmother stole the show! Her characters is amazing. With Logan McAllister narrating this treasure, you are in for a treat of a listen.

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Is it good to fall for the brother's ex-bff?

Dean King, town bad boy and amateur boxer, is back in town to be with his dying grandmother...the woman who practically raised him. Emma had to cut short her college aspirations when her parents were killed in a crash, and return home to help run the family's orchard. Dean used to be her brother's best friend, until something happened that involved her brother's ex-fiancee. Dean and Emma meet and discover more than the spark that has always been there, and start to secretly date. When bad guys come around to have Dean cheat on his boxing matches, will he give in to fund his grandmother's care? What will happen when Emma's brother finally finds out that, not only is Dean back, but he is dating Emma? Will Emma have to choose between her brother and the man who has her heart? Will Dean believe that he is enough for Emma?
There is so much packed into this story, that it leaves you a bit sad when you are at the end. Great story, wonderful 'real' characters...no rich playboys here...and even better HEA. Glad that I discovered this new-to-me author.

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Great!

I loved this romance! Sexy and great chemistry between the characters - this was perfect! Narration was really well done!


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it.

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  • Natalie
  • 06-03-18

Great!

I received this audiobook free of charge in return for an honest review.

A boxer romance with a brother’s best friend/childhood crush genre…two of my favourite types! Alyne Hart definitely doesn’t disappoint with characters like Dean and Emma.

Emma has always had a crush on Dean ever since they were young. He was her brother’s best friend and the school bad boy. After an argument with her brother, Dean left town, now he’s back and is finally starting to notice Emma.

THE GOOD STUFF
This story is very well set. After the first chapter or so you know exactly what’s going on without it having to go into too much detail. I like the settings of the farm, boxing gym and diner, giving familiar surroundings for the reader.

The characters are really easy to like, Emma is a strong-willed character who has given up her dreams to pull her weight in her family and Dean is a bad boy with a great personality. I wanted the two of them to get together from the start and loved the little moments that they shared.

The storyline was gripping throughout and very interesting. I’ve listened to a few stories where Logan McAlister is the narrator and I do like his style.

NOT MY CUP OF TEA
I feel that a bit more could of actually happened in this book. Although it was very interesting there could have been that extra push near the end that made it more exciting. It didn’t completely need it however as I still really enjoyed it.

OVERALL RATING
I really enjoyed this story. It left a little opening for Emma’s brother’s story maybe…?
I’d definitely read it if that was the case!