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Tycoon Takedown

Narrated by: Marian Harris
Series: Lone Star Burn, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: Romance, Suspense
4.5 out of 5 stars (394 ratings)

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Melanie Hanna has finally worked up the courage to travel to New York and tell an old flame that he's the father of her young son. She's done hiding and apologizing for her one impulsive night. When her best friend asks her brother to watch over Melanie, her emotional trip takes an unexpected and sizzling detour.

Charles Dery is at the top of his game, but all he can think about is bedding the woman he was asked to protect. When she's almost killed, he takes what he'd been denying himself and discovers he'll do anything to keep her - even break his own rules.

When it comes to love, two wrongs may just finally make a right.

©2015 by Ruth Cardello (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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great light read.

loved it. a real feel good story that keeps your interest. i can't wait for the next story.

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Loved the characters!

My Musings

4.25 Stars: Story

2 Stars: Narrative

There is so much to love about these characters. From the hero and heroine to Melanie's adorable son. I could feel Charles' pain even though the reason for it is a bit weak. Melanie's pain was much more understandable. Many of her decisions from her past did greatly influence her life.

I did not care for the narrator at all. While she did give the characters distinctive voices, some of them were really bad. Charles sounded like he had a stick stuck up his rear end! David's voice was just plain annoying.

Overall, I really enjoyed Melanie and Charles' love story a lot, and I'm very glad I found this series. Happy reading!

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Great book!

Great book to read! I am looking forward to the next book to read. Hurry April!

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Loved the laughs

Where does Tycoon Takedown rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks among my favorites

What did you like best about this story?

That is made me smile and laugh while reading while so enjoying to story

Which scene was your favorite?

The cabin where they play all the naked games :)

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Tony realizes that Sara was right and goes about making peace with his past so he's the person he needs to be before he goes to collect her.

Any additional comments?

If you are a fan of Ruth Cardello's books you will enjoy this. If you are fan of cute, funny love stories than this is listen for you

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Awesome Series!

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This is an awesome series; this is the second book in The Lone Star series and was written by Ruth Cardello and narrated by Marian Harris. Melanie Hanna is traveling to New York to tell an old flame that he is the father of her young son. Charles Dery’s sister asks him to look over and protect her friend Melanie while she is in New York. Charles tries to deny his attraction to Melanie, but when she is almost killed he will do anything to protect her.

The narrator Marian Harris, did a wonderful job, and was very easy to listen too. I have listened to several books by this narrator and have loved every one, and I am looking forward to listening to more books by her. She did a great job with the different characters and their voices.

This book has a great story; if you are looking for a great romance with some humor, then you need to get this book. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.

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I loved this story waiting for more

This story had such meaning for me. It has made me think of finding my own second chance. You can't stop now what will happen with Dave? He is a vital character but a loner can't wait to see how you bring him out of his shell

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Just awful performance.

Could not even get through this audible the performance was so horrible. Good grief have you never actually heard a Texan speak??? It may be a great book but I will never know. The reader just ruined it.

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Tycoon Takedown

OMG 😲 Wow!!!! 😊😀 I love 💘 this story 👍👍👍 the characters fantastic bravo 👏👏 to the fifth power Ms Ruth Cardello Girl 👧 You Rock 🎸 love, Love 💘even, excitement, sexy!!! 😊 I love the song he put together ( Top of my game, top of the world, yeah! That was me until you took me down, my takedown Cowgirl, strong 💪 and brave wild and free I need her and she need me, a waste of time, waste of my life, looking back on what I couldn't change, now I see, here in front of me, chance on finally getting it right ( My takedown Cowgirl strong 💪 and brave wild and free ) I love 💘 her and she love 💘 me, take this ring, take this leap, nothing matters without you beside me. top of the game, Top of the world 🌎 loving how you take me down, again, again ( My takedown Cowgirl strong 💪 and brave wild and free ) marry me, marry me 👌👌😊 !! I recommend this series of books 📚 to read or listen too 👍👍 OMG what a beautiful love 💘 story. If not all four books 📚 you, must read Tycoon Takedown three down one more to go next please 😊 good read narrator (Marian Harris ) You Rock 🎸 too.

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Must read

I enjoyed this book very much. It was well written and the characters worked well together.

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country girl make the city tame for some

This was fun and sad and special. We met both Charley and Melanie in book one of this series. She was the no nonsense housekeeper for Tony. Charles was the sister of Sarah and a tycoon in the NYC. The met by chance. The attraction was there from the start. Going to right a wrong/oversight. Melanie finds herself on his turf in New York. She also finds that their attraction was still burning bright. These two unlikely to fall for each other find they have common ground.

We meet new characters and find funny things happen no matter where you are. We see the pain and sorrow of what the heart wants and he mind cannot withstand. We see that sometimes love and determination are friends and things can end in a good way.

The narration was a complement to the story. You find the cadence smooth and the audio clear and clean.

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  • Kat P
  • 04-12-15

Awesome, loving this series!!

Ruth Cardello does it again. This series just gets better and better.

This book is about Charles Dery and Melanie Hanna. We have met Charles and Melanie in the first book Taken, Not Spurred. This book is one hard decision after another for the 2 main characters. I have loved Melanie since the first book and she says what is on her mind. I wasn't a huge fan of Charles from the first book but I have slowly warmed to him during this book. All of characters from the first book are here and loads more.

Charles and Melanie make decisions that affect them and everybody around them. New York and Texas are places I want to visit because of this book. Charles doesn't want a family, he just wants Melanie. Melanie wants Charles but has to put her son first.

Love this story!!!

I would recommend any of Ruth Cardello books.

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  • Coolchick111
  • 10-14-18

Brilliant

Very good storyline.narrator was funny and was quite good.The storyline was quite interesting.it can be listened to as a standalone but it is better to listen to the first book in the series as the characters come up in this second book and the first book tells how Charles and Melanie met which is what this story is about. I can hardly wait to read and listen to the third book in the series. brilliant.