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Publisher's Summary

Four years have passed since I left home, my parents, and my brother Asher behind - since I shut out my past.

And Erin. Four years since I last saw her, since I heard her voice and held her in my arms. I've spent my time forging a path from woman to woman, from bed to bed, trying to find an answer. But I think I've lost my way. There's no light at the end of the dark.

No big surprise. I carry the dark inside me. I'm a bastard - branded as such from the start. I never give my phone number and address. I take my pleasure, and don't come back for seconds. No commitments, no promises, and no happy endings. Yeah, I'm a bastard down to the bone and I don't give a damn.

But now I'm back in my birth town, the town I fled at 18 - back to make amends to the brother I abandoned and watch from afar the only girl I've ever wanted. Hope isn't a currency I can afford. I learned that lesson long ago.

Yet when she looks at me and says my name, I can't help but hope.

Stand-alone novel. No cliff-hanger. Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature listeners only. Not intended for young listeners.

©2014 Jo Raven; 2018 Oh My Audiobooks (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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  • CJ
  • 05-05-21

Okay series...but...

I didn't dislike the series, but I did not exactly love it either. The thing that annoyed me mostly is the age of all these characters.
Every single one is under age for what is IMO logical in the storylines.
Storylines that began '4 or 5 years ago' when characters were 14 or 15 and then to 'now' when they are barely 20.
I am in no way saying that it isn't possible for some things to have happened as written - but to me it would be much easier to swallow if this group of friends were all 25 or so in the 'now'.
Also, no tattoo artist is going to be 18 or 19 and running his own shop. This is something that takes years of apprenticeship to learn and become licences for. (Fully tatted here...so trust me)

Narration was decent, but again these voices are NOT 19 or 20.

Overall if you can suspend your disbelief over parts it isn't a waste of time or credits.

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Better than expected

I didn’t think I like this story but it was better than I expected. I cried and even laughed. There were dark parts but nothing ruined it. This author was new to me but won’t be my last. The narrators, Wow! They were fantastic! They made the story even better! I highly recommend!

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First love... awwwww

Loved Tyler... what a great character... endured a very rough past ... for years... so be ready. A little difficult love story but it's all worth it. The story comes together quite nicely.

Ava and Teddy bring the characters to life in such a great way. They are simply awesome.

It's definitely worth the listen! Enjoy.

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A very good read

loved the story, it brings out the emotions, touches on stuff that some would not touch or brush over.

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Definitely going on my favorites list

Audio was done very well. The story is so good and with a little twist in there I definitely didn't see coming that made the story even better. Wanted to finish it in one sitting it was so good.

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New to this author

I am fan of the narrators and this was my first book by the author. Tragic, secrets, and second chance for two high school sweethearts. I enjoyed it

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I think this is my favourite so far!

The twists and turns had me on the edge of my seat with all the secrets etc. When the truth was revealed I literally gasped so loud. This one is probably my favourite book so far in the Inked Brothers series.

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great story

This story was great but rough. the abuse dished out by their father was brutal to hear, but an essential part of the plot. I knew the ending would occur like it did, so that wasn't a shock but the events leading up to it were interesting. can't wait to find out what happens with the tat for the outside chick.

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OMG! Tyler's story knocked me off my feet. The horror this character experienced and the love you found...it was all worth it. A great read.

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Good Series

I love the depth of these characters. I can relate to their childhoods. To see how far Tyler grows is amazing. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.

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  • Anne Elliot
  • 10-09-21

A hidden gem of a series of books

I stumbled on this series of books when searching the plus catalogue and was pleasantly surprised really enjoyed every book would highly recommend but start with the kiss goodbye a prelude to Asher then on to each book in order as on each story they touch on all the characters lives throughout.

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  • Donna
  • 09-24-22

Great story

Really enjoyed Tyler’s story, This book does have very serious moments in it which makes it that more gripping but thankfully Tyler is able to overcome the difficulties in his life and re build it with the love of his life.

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  • Loves 2 Listen
  • 08-21-22

Great addition to the series

contains some spoilers but nothing that effects the enjoyment of the book.
how one father can be so brutally cruel is heartbreaking. this book features Tyler who is Ashers brother from the previous book. if you think Asher got the full force of his father's cruelty in the first book, then be prepared as thats nothing compared to what Tyler suffered at the hands of the sadistic piece of work.
this book, like the first covers difficult topics such as physical, psychological and emotional child abuse, addiction and also the effects of it all on the mind and body, and how Tyler copes with what he's gone through. as well as good story line and romance intertwined within, the book is well written and the subject matter handled with care.
the narration was spot on, as expected from these two amazing narrator's.
definitely worth listening to, I'm off to download the next book.

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  • Tammy
  • 07-05-22

Another FANTASTIC read

Absolutely Brilliant writing. What I love about the Inked Brotherhood Series so far, is the relatable topics the book broaches and you can just feel the bond that the guys created. Tyler and Erin’s story was just as profound as Asher’s. Ava Erickson with her beautiful- animated voice and Teddy Hamilton with his smooth and hypnotic voice, did an amazing job (as alway 🥰) on narration.

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  • Anita
  • 06-18-22

Good

Enjoyed Tyler and Erin's story, easy flowing story to listen to, Tyler and Asher sure had it hard, loved that Tyler got sorted, looking forward to Zane and Dakotas story. Narrators were good too.

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  • i_flovebooks
  • 03-28-22

Great story but...

I enjoyed this story. However, there was one factor that had me dropping the rating, and it's my personal preference. But, the story itself was great.

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Erin was 15 and Tyler was 17, almost 18 (as described in the book) and they were s3ggsually active. Tyler talks about how they were 'together' and how she felt, moaned, etc. The girl was 15! He was practically 18! That's serious ick for me. Being together is one thing, but to have underage sex described is a no-no for me; I don't care if they're only a few years apart. She was still underage. My rating would've been higher if Erin hadn't have been so young.

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  • P
  • 03-24-22

A really good story well narrated

This is one of a series, but also a standalone.

Focusing on a group of friends, all with a damaged history, each book is of a particular member of the group and their love interest.
Good depth to the characters and an interesting storyline. Super 🔥 chemistry and well written, graphic sex scenes. Slightly surprised at that, as the characters are late teens/young adults, but I guess it’s actually pretty true to life these days. Well written nonetheless.
These two narrators do an excellent job with theses books and really bring them to life.

Definitely recommend 👍

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  • Babs
  • 01-15-22

Great story

I loved book 2, I’m really enjoying the inked brothers collection. I’m moving onto book 3 Zane. The boys need some happiness in their lives. The stories are relatable and will touch on some sensitive issues.

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  • FBooks
  • 10-17-21

Prepare to loose yourself in many emotions

OMG! This story is so heartbreaking, I cannot imagine a child having to go through the unspeakable things Tyler experienced by hands of his Dad. I couldn't put the book down, it pulled at all my emotions. A brilliantly written story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-22

love this!

oh my gosh, tug on the heart strings! kept me hooked until the end and now want to read the others. awesome romance

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  • karen grave
  • 03-22-22

great story

this series is definitely a better write than the series I began to read starting with Micah.
it has some pretty intense situations and themes and the heroes suffer more so than the girls. It seems it's Ms Ravens theme, which I enjoy as there are a lot of books I've listened to where the heroine is in crisis.
it's pretty raw but doesn't get so deep as to wrench my guts out but I held my breath here and there. Asher had some bad times. but Ms Raven manages to go one more with Tyler. I'm really wondering how Zane goes?
Asher was a long slow burn whereas Tyler moved at a quicker pace...I really Enjoyed listening to this.
loved the narrator's and I'm more excited to see one of my favourite male narrators is Zane.

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