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Publisher's Summary

Betrayed by an FBI agent while in protective custody, MacKenzie Gunthrie escapes a crime lord and is left hiding from the authorities and her enemies. She finds solace in the peaceful mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado. With help from a longtime camp friend and a new identity, she's starting to feel safe. The only problem is the overconfident and much too good-looking Isaac Turnbow. Protecting her identity has become second nature, but Isaac poses a threat to her heart.

Isaac Turnbow has an undeniable need to convince MacKenzie he's someone she can trust and kiss, but when well-armed men arrive to disturb their budding relationship, he must prove to her and himself that he can protect her.

This fast-paced, clean Billionaire Bride Pact Romance is a fun and touching listen you won't be able to pause.

©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Cami Checketts

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ummm the h continually dated a serial rapist

so. i hate this story. the H is amazing but the h continually dates a serial rapist. a man she knows, was told by her best friend, raped her best friend, fathered her bffs child. he got away with the rape since his father owns the town and pays everyone off. she continually ignores her friend and friends brother. she decides that her friend was just making the whole rape up. that brad is the victim and falsely accused. FOR NO F*ING REASON EXCEPT THE RAPIST SAYS HER BFFS FAMILY HATES HIM.

i just don't get it. she's an f*ing idiot. i might actually stop this one. its God aweful.

all because h is mad the H didn't call her over 10 years ago after a kiss and didn't make a big deal when they met again. like i said i want to o punch her.

if i was the BFF, I'd kick her freeloading ass out of my house and hire a loyal person to run my business while I'm away. she had absolutely no loyalty to her supposed bff.

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Yeah, throat punch

The Heroine is stupid and disloyal. You don't know who to trust but you would choose to trust a person who is accused of raping your friend, fathering her child, and not the person who gave you a job and use of her home.

Then the male protector turns into a cry baby and whines and pouts like a child all throughout the book and especially at the end. I CAN'T STAND IT

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Couldn’t finish!

I very rarely discard a book halfway through, but I simply couldn’t listen to another word of it. First, MacKenzie behaves and thinks on 16-year-old level. She switches off and on like a light switch between Brad (smooth operator/ known rapist) and Isaac , the brother of the rape victim- a childhood friend of hers, and who wants to protect her from any danger. I mean, seriously, who thinks like that??? THEN, she goes out with bad Brad, not once, but TWICE! Stupid, immature Mackenzie doesn’t deserve a good man, and I can’t listen long enough to see I how it ends.

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An adorable guardian

I gave this story 4 stars because MacKenzie took her fear a bit too far in my opinion; especially once she received facts from those who embraced her…

Isaac deserved 5 stars and more..we can all dream of having an Isaac to love us!

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Was this written by the same author

The whole story was ridiculous
The heroine was awful
Who would date your friends x let alone a rapist
Poor Isaac needed a better story
Also so much oh poor me
Liked all the other books
Not this one

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Exceptional!

I really enjoy reading clean romance stories, but throw in some adventure and danger and you've got me hooked! 

All of Cami's books are interesting, entertaining, clean, sweet reads. I prefer that all the books I read or listen to, whether romance, western, murder mysteries, etc... be clean.

I'm not a prude, but... I believe the way to tell the difference between a good author & a great author who write any stories where a couple, (same sex or male/female) is this...

Any good author can tell a good story, but a really great author is one who can make you envision, in your mind, the bedroom scenes of that story without having to go into graphic details about what that couple does in bed.

There is way too much out there that entails language that does not need to be constantly heard. In books, especially on tv & in movies, & in day to day life.

The narrator, Amy McFadden is one of my favorite narrators. She adds lots of expression & dimension to all her books! I think she could read the dictionary & make it interesting! You can't go wrong with any book narrated by Amy!

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Another good book in the series.

Another good book in the series. At first I wasn’t pulled into the story, but it finally it grabbed my attention. Loved the ending.

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Nope.

I don’t understand the common theme with these dramatic overreacting dishonest idiot girls and the good strong men that not only tolerate, but fall for them. Throwing a strength like spartan race at this girl doesn’t fit and doesn’t explain why she’d knowingly date a drugging rapist, especially when she’s running from criminals. Nope. Not believable. Can’t root for a whiny & stupid heroine. I hope this whole series is not this way. And I hope women are not encouraged to act like this in real life.

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loved it

I really enjoyed this book I don't know why I saved it in my library for so long. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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good story

a bit of suspense and a battle near the end.
she had to re-learn how to trust after trauma.