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Publisher's Summary

He’s a grumpy small-town sheriff. And she’s the off-limits operator capable of bringing him to his knees.

Sydney Archer isn’t the typical daughter of a billionaire. A former army officer, she now works with an elite security team to hunt the worst of the worst...all while raising a teenager.

To the outside world, Sydney’s an ice queen who’s lethal with a bow. To her son? She’s a hero with a heart of gold—a heart that’s been broken one too many times.

When a ruggedly handsome Southern gentleman hijacks her girls’ getaway in need of help, she discovers he can revive her in ways she never thought possible. And things quickly heat up in paradise.

Beckett Hawkins moved back to his hometown 13 years ago, trading in his LAPD detective badge for a cowboy hat and the role of sheriff. He’d hoped to provide his daughter a safe and secure life and bury his past.

But when that past comes back to haunt him, he finds himself on a mission like no other. One that includes a stunning woman who disarms him at every turn with her sass and smile—a woman who can tear down his heavily fortified walls.

With the operation going sideways from the start, Beckett and Sydney wind up on a dangerous adventure...and in each other’s arms.

In the end, will they do what they do best and guard their hearts? Or can they restore their faith in love and prove to be unstoppable together?

From Wall Street Journal best-selling author Brittney Sahin comes a thrilling new stand-alone romance military novel with no cliff-hanger and a happily ever after.

©2022 Brittney Sahin (P)2022 Brittney Sahin

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  • 09-28-22

Amazing

reading the book was amazing but when you actually listen to it, it makes it even more amazing. with two of my favorite narrarators made it that much better. Brittney never disappoints

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The Guarded One

I read this as an ARC when it first came out but this was my first time listening to it and I really enjoyed it. Connor Crais's voice is so easy to listen to! Becket is such a likeable Hero and even though he came off a little rough and crass in Jesse and Ella's book he's a totally different man when it comes to Sydney! He's a yummy cowboy Sheriff and she is a bad ass! This is another must read by Brittney Sahin!

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Another great book!

This is the next installment in the Falcon Fall Security Series. This book features Beckett Hawkins, a small town sheriff from Alabama with plenty of secrets. Beckett is pulled into a dangerous situation when someone from his distant past reaches out for help. Beckett must rely on his family as well as a new ally in the beautiful Sydney Archer. Beckett must decide if he can trust those around him to complete the mission. Trusting those around him also means he may lose his heart in the process. This book delivers so much action and heat! It also delivers an unexpected twist in the resolutiion. Loved this book and this series!

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Great Listen

As a advance reader for Brittney Sahin, I’ve already read and reviewed this great story. The Audio version just reminded how good a story teller she is.

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Just Too Good

These two narrators grip your heart from the first word and don't let go. I loved reading this story, but put into Audible just brings it up a notch. I'm a huge fan of the crossovers Brittney weaves into her stories, too. Sydney and Beckett are such a cute, relatable couple and one that definitely needed to be told. A modern fairytale.

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Favorite of this series

I love bada$$ heroines and Sydney was one of them. Great chemistry between the characters (all of them ;) I enjoyed all the romance, humor, and adventure this story brings.

Lots of crossovers between the different series (that's either good or bad depending on if you are new or not).

The kids don't really play a role in the story. Really liked how it all played out in the end - a rarity.

While this book is mostly about Beckett and Sydney a large portion is about two side characters (Mya and Oliver). And I'm not going to lie, I loved the parts that they were involved in.

Connor Crais, what more is there to say <3

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the guarded one

Loved it had a hard time putting it down. Can't wait for the next book.

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  • 09-16-22

Fab book

Once again Ms Sahin delivers an unputdownable book. This story had so many twists and turns I was guessing g all the time. The chemistry between Sydney and Beckett was palpable and was really hot! Old and new characters emerge and the minute I picked this book up I couldn’t put it down, even to sleep lol. The suspense, drama, intrigue and love captivated me in this wonderful series. I know the next book will be even more intriguing and I cannot wait! Fabulous book and series. Wonderful narration too. Enhances the experience

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