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Publisher's Summary

She woke a part of me I thought long dead.

“She pretty?”

“F###, yeah.”

“Single?”

“Uh-huh.”

“She into you?”

“Think so.”

“So, what’s the problem?”

“I kissed her.”

I specifically told the agency I wanted a male dog walker. She’s way too leggy. That’s the problem. And young. And naïve. I got no business letting her stay in my guesthouse, especially the way my blood runs south whenever she’s near. In another lifetime, I might’ve pursued her but I suck at relationships.

Unfortunately, my dog found a clue to a murder and she’s involved. If I don’t protect her, who will?

There’s something about Mr. Sexy and that over-the-top kiss. I’ve never felt anything so consuming, so mind-blowing. Then, he apologized. Now, he’s pissed. What the h3ll? How had my heart become so invested in so short a time?

Note: Steaming hot scenes, two wounded souls, and a slobbery puppy. HEA guaranteed.

©2018 Stella Marie Alden (P)2018 Stella Marie Alden

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Steam, Emotion & Mystery

I thought that this was a very entertaining read. It offers a well written storyline that is a wonderful blend of romance, mystery and suspense. The characters are likeable and they have great chemistry. This book grabs and keeps your interest well. The storyline and characters have good emotional depth. Both these characters have a painful past that must be worked through before they can open their hearts to one another. I found Slate and Lilac's book to be quite enjoyable. Only a single narrator for this book but I liked their performance and I felt they did a very good job.

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  • PJ
  • 06-23-20

Enticing story

The storyline totally drew me in. It had all the right elements to keep my interest. Great character development. The only flaw for me was some of the narrator’s voice choice for the h. It sounded “valley girl”. I didn’t think it fit the story and it sort of took away some of my listening enjoyment. Overall I totally loved the audiobook.

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Slate, just Slate and Lilac with a "c" at the end.

Not too crazy about the narration, but really enjoyed the story. Slate, a funny, sexy, wounded bodyguard. Lilac, a smart, traumatized, dog walker med student. Hot scenes. Murder mystery. Angst. Very entertaining. I didn't care for the narrator's performance. Her accent was bad. Her male voices, ugh. There were correction inserted that didn't sound anything like the rest of the track. I found it to be a distraction.

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recommend

i loved it. over it was amazing, adventure, action and romance. what more can you ask for? the only thing is that i wish the guy part was by a guy.

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Very enjoyable book

This was a very enjoyable book. Good story, well written, it’s a murder mystery, funny and romantic

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Enjoyed this book

At first I was unsure about the narration being from one voice instead of 2 but only because the other books I listened to were 2 sided. But as it went on I enjoyed it more. I enjoy Stella's books and writing and this was another great one.

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A bodyguard, a med student, and a puppy, oh my!

Lilac is a struggling med student who just landed a job as a dog walker which also happens to come with room and board. This is a blessing until she meets the owner of the home and the puppy she is to care for. Slate, is recovering from a job related incident and just wants to be left alone in peace in quiet. Imagine him coming home to find he has a new sexy tenant and employee. And things just keep getting more interesting the longer he keeps her around. Firstly, I am voluntarily leaving a honest review of this book. I thought this book was really well written. The chemistry between the two main characters were really off the charts HOT. I did have an issue with the audio recording. Mind you, it may just be how I perceived the recording but there seems to be an echo/resonance which was kind of distracting to me. Once it got going my hearing adjusted to it and I could tune it out but if I had to take a break, I had to readjust to it again when I continued. Another issue, Lilac's accent. I felt the narrator would not always used the accent when Lilac had dialogue. It wasn't always consistent. Lastly, the picture of the Slate's son, I remembered he showed her earlier in the book but then he did so again. the two scene were like mirrors to each other and didn't make much sense other than to fill in time. Overall, I still enjoyed it very much as I felt it was a good start to the series.

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Bodyguard finds love

I was surprised how the narrator has an New England voice for the way of telling the story.

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Great Sexy Read!

Loved the story of this book, it kept me intrigued and wanting to listen non-stop. I love that it has lots of sexy with such a good story to go alomg with it. The narrator was good, I thought she did a great job portraying Slate I just had a bit of a hard time getting into her Jersey accent for his love interest. Doesn't make listeming to it bad just different. Overall excellent romance with an HEA that I highly recommend!

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a little bit of mystery, wounded souls and sex can make a great book. if you've read the author's previous books,you would know who Slate is.... great book, great story line.

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  • 12-30-19

Slate and Lilac!

Slate has retired from the Air Force and is now a security specialist. He has recently taken in an injured puppy and now he needs a live in dog walker but since he clearly stated he wanted a man what is this sexy woman doing at his door. Lilac has been traumatized and the people who should have stood by and supported her have abandoned her. She lost her scholarship as a result of this trauma and is now forced to live out of car while she tries to finish medical school and this is her chance to get back on her feet. When the dog makes a discovery Slate and Lilac find themselves involved in a murder mystery and the investigation isn’t the only thing heating up. I really enjoyed the characters as they have both been hurt by their past but have emerged stronger because of it. I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook and enjoyed the narration but I would have preferred to have a different voice for Slate.