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Publisher's Summary

The story of Krystina and Alexander continues in Stepping Stone, book two of The Stone Series.

Krystina Cole is flawed and damaged from a traumatic experience. A relationship with Alexander Stone will never work. She knows that her capacity for love is limited, and that only she alone can repair the pieces of her shattered heart. But Alexander is everywhere she turns. In her mind. In her heart. And in her soul. She cannot deny him. He is her addiction, and she is unable to stay away.

Alexander Stone has accepted the inevitable. If he wants to hold on to Krystina, he must bare all and release the secrets in his past. There were risks, but she is worth it. No woman has ever affected him the way that she did. She is the sunshine in his darkness. The lightning to his thunder. She is his angel.

Bound by their passion to be together, Alexander and Krystina fight to let go of their pasts. Together, they embark on journey of self-exploration, relying on trust to be their ultimate bond. Falling completely into one another, there finally seems to be a beacon of hope for their future. But as they test their boundaries of desire, fate takes an unexpected turn, threatening their only chance of survival....

©2016 Dakota Willink (P)2017 Dakota Willink

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Second In The Series

This was the second book in the series and since I didn’t listen to the first I didn’t have the whole back story, however it didn’t really spoil the story for me. Alexander and Krystina both had their past traumas to work through and were able to finally do that together. I liked both main characters and thought the dynamics between the two was well written. I am not a fan of BDSM so I admit to fast forwarding through parts of the book due to that. Though the story ended nicely there were a couple of things that were left unresolved and I am assuming there will be a third book to follow. I enjoyed both narrators very much, however I wish Mr. Kafer would have read the male parts and Ms Laurel the female parts and not by alternating chapters. It would have made it a 5 star performance for me if they had. I found it strange having to adjust to different voices for each character by chapter, though I did get used to it as the book progressed, it just seemed so inconsistent to me. I did receive a free copy of this book and am providing an unbiased review.

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I couldn't stop listening 👏

For those of you who don't start with Heart of stone first, I suggest that you do. This book picks up where HOS cliffhanger left off.

I read HOS, but I have to say.. I love Stepping Stone because listening to the book really brought it to life. Lacy and Jeffrey did an amazing job with these characters. The audio version is like the cherry on top of a good book.

After hearing Alexander's story, I feel like I understand him better. The BDSM isn't dark, tortuous or hard to listen to. I also love it when the female heroine is strong. I was given this book by the narrator in exchange for my honest review. I really enjoyed the well, even pace of mystery, action, and intrigue, and sexy times. I think this series is well worth listening to.

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Loved it!

Dakota Willink has created characters that i just can't get enough of. I have absolutely loved it. It is going to kill me waiting for the 3rd book to release...

Narration once again is amazing. I love both Lacy and Jeffrey's narration styles and voices. I would buy any of their works- no questions asked.

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a lovely ds book!

an amazing listen to have...
a great great book that contains a lot of beautiful elements.. loved this one

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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2nd book!!!

The 2nd book starts out just as wonderful as the 1st. The story line flows and the plot twist are great! Can't wait for book 3.

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My Thoughts on Stepping Stone

Stepping Stone picked up and brought me instantly back into the story where Heart of Stone left off. Alexander and Krystina are apart, but clearly not happy without each other. What follows as these two find their way back to each other and try to move forward is a story I loved. Both of these characters had such strong personalities but were such a good balance for one another. Secrets were uncovered and truths revealed as these two continue to learn more about each other and try to overcome the traumas from their pasts. There is danger and suspense in this story and I just enjoyed every moment of it.

Once again Jeffrey Kafer and Lacy Laurel did a great job with the narration on this. I really enjoy them and the emotion they brought to the characters. There were a lot of very intense scenes in this story and these two narrators handled it so well. It was just a great performance over all.

There are still pieces of this story that still need to fall into place and mysteries to tie up. I look forward to reading and listening to the conclusion of this trilogy and hopefully getting a HEA for these two characters I've grown to love.

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Volume 2 has me Aching for more!

Absolutely loved this one! Easy listening and a fantastic story that makes me need for Volume 3!!! Jeffrey Kafer is definitely perfect for Alexander! His voice had me swooning for more! Their love story completely changed from what they both thought they wanted to something so deep, neither were expecting to feel the depth of live for each other. I love the personal growth of both Krystine and Alex! Oh the twists! I can't wait to read/listen to Volume 3!!!!

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Decent listen

I liked this listen didn’t love. I was just really put off by the similarities to 50 shades and cross fire. It just wasn’t very original.

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Oh my!!!

I don't think there are any words to describe how much I am loving this series! It has everything I could ever want in a steamy romance! Hot sex? Check! Stubborn characters? Check! Billionaire brought to his knees? Check, check, and check! I cannot wait for the audio for book 3 to come out! I'm sitting here bouncing in my seat needing to find out what happens next!

The narration was perfection! Lacy and Jeffrey did another fantastic job!

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Getting to know the real Alexander Stone.

After a short relationship with Alexander Krystina Cole wants to move on with her life by looking for a new job but her past keeps coming back to haunt her. Alexander can't let her go until he has answers as to what happened to tear apart him and his Angel (Krystina) that night at the club. Alexander starts to put to and to together after watching a video and after a talk with her best friend Allyson everything comes into focus. They are both concerned because of Krystina recent change in attitude that they set a plan in motion. Alex get her alone and promises to tell her about his past. The more she learns about his past the more she understands his need to be in control of every aspect of his life. Trevor her ex comes into her life and with the help of another madman from Alex's and his sister's past who wants more than just revenge. A plot is set into motion that spins out of control almost ending everything on a permanent bases. Alexander steps forward to be the man he is supposed to be and takes control because nothing and no one will come between him and his Angel. This book is well written with in my opinion two of the best narrator's. I need to know more can't wait to see what happens next.

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  • Mandy Sawyer
  • 08-07-18

So so good

This book has so much. The rollercoaster of emotions is absolutely fantastic. I can’t recommend this series enough. So much action that you will be begging for the next book. Well written by Dakota. Great narration by both.