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I found this book to be thought provoking on so many issues. Incest, forced marriage, fanatical beliefs, prejudices, government protocols, guilty by association. This story spans over 20 years of hatred and paranoia yet has an underlying love story and hope for the future. I thought the author wove an incredibly gripping story that had so many unexpected twists and some realistic events. This review is not a synopsis of the book but rather my opinion of it. I think the narrator does an excellent performance in this book and the others in the series. I received this review copy audiobook and voluntarily written this review.
I will continue to listen to more books by this wonderful author and narrator
My first Toni Anderson book but I'm already looking forward to reading more. Mac and Tess have a history that holds them together as much add it pushes them apart, so their HEA is hard-won, which I always find so satisfying!
The plot has enough twists & turns to keep you guessing right to the end.
Eric G Dove is a new narrator for me too, but he has a smooth delivery for both genders' dialogue, and it's clear from changes in tone/accent when he switches characters.
What a shock it was to come face to face with the man she adored and loved at the age of 10. He was the only person who showed her kindness in a world that had gone crazy. For Tess it is a bitter sweet moment finding the one man she crushed so hard on is a live when she thought he was dead. Now he is on the hunt for a perpetrator who has a list of people he feels needs to die. Twenty years ago there was a group that thought they were their own law. White supremacy is still a very big issue today even more so 20 years ago. There is a killer out there killing people for what reason we can only guess until the author decides to show her hand pulling you into a compelling story that will leave you breathless. At times you will think what in the world is wrong with these people who think they are better than others. Other times your heart will break for all the victims go through. There is no way you can read/listen to this and not have your heart go out to Tess she has gone through so much and come so far only to be pulled back into the past she thought she had outrun. One thing about a secret it always comes back to haunt you, most of the time in a bad way.
I just love Mr. Dove’s narration he pulls you in with a very strong and powerful voice. There are no background noises or repeating of words just a wonderful delightful listen. If any breaks were taken I could not tell he just delivers a very clean, clear and power audio. His tones are outstanding you can feel the passion, excitement coming right out of your speakers. His male voices are a wonderful as his female. You always know who is talking and what they are feeling. His normal voice is just a delight to listen to as he gives you the facts pulling you in to a world that has gone crazy. You can tell he has put a lot of thought into each character the voices fit them so well. He gives just enough pause, to let what he just read sink in giving it a powerful impact on the listener. Mr. Dove knows how to pull you in taking your on a ride that will leave you holding your breath wanting to pull the characters out of the story to keep them safe. His Performance is one of the best narrators I have listened to. I know when I see his name it is going to be a wild exciting ride.
Tess has worked so hard to outlive her family’s name and all the bad deeds they have tried to do in their past. She and her brother had been placed in foster care when her parents died until a very sweet lady adopted them both giving them a wonderful life. Almost everyone in her family died that day 20 years ago. The sister she adored plays a big part in this story as does her one brother who is still in jail. I found myself talking to him saying OH NO you didn’t, Oh YES you did. I really would have loved to have had a few minutes in a room alone with him myself. There was one place where I found myself reaching out to get my hands on him. The author really knows how to pull on your heartstrings bring the protector out in her readers in this story more so in the past ones in this series. She is a very talented author who really pulls you in making her character seem real to you. There is little doubt you will become angry and upset at all Tess and her sister had to live through. I really was cheering Tess on talking to her and holding my breath a time or two. She is one smart lady who is terrified that her world and all she has worked for is about to be destroyed. All the years she has put in to keep her brother safe is about to go down the drain. Her baby brother Cole is about to find things out he wish he had not. The question is, is he messed up in all this mess that is falling around them and can she keep him safe. Hey it is her baby brother that she helps raise who life could be on the line as well as hers.
Mac comes face to face with the child he tried to help so many years ago. Just how deep is she in these murders? Has she taken up where her family left off? If not just who is behind these hate crimes and will they find the killer in time before anymore lives are lost? It is even hard for him to do his job when he is drawn to Tess she is no longer a child but a beautiful sexy women who can just look at him and he is turned on. As he puts all the clues together he finds it is a race against the clock trying to find out what she knows, if she is a part of it and trying to keep her safe. His choices aren’t always the wisest ones and he does seem to find trouble. At times their life is on the line, they have to think fast to outrun the people who would like to see them dead.
Both have to fight their feelings for the other, learn to trust the other if they want to make it out alive. It is really hard when you are lied to which they both are guilty of. Everyone seems to be hiding something. There is some humor and I found myself chuckling and even laughing. There was a time when I yelled YOU GO GIRL do it again for me. The killer will surprises you, you think you know who it is but where is he hiding and how does he get so much done, he may be closer then you think…or he might just know more than we do.
Ms. Anderson is one of my favorite authors she has had me in the palm of her hands since the first audio I picked. It is always an exciting ride with danger, mystery, a little humor and a lot of suspense that keeps you on the edge. She knows how to pull her readers in giving you a heart stopping plot with wonderful characters you are either cursing at or trying to talk them out of going where they go. I know when I pick up one of her stories it is going to be a wild ride that I am going to love. I really didn’t want this story to end, I can’t wait for the next one. This is one author and narrator you really should take some time to get to know.
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WOW this is one of the best action romance series! I love it!
I really liked Mac and Tess. They were good together. And the story line and plot was really good. As usual the story flowed so well and was easy to follow. Lots of action, bad guys, amazing dialogue and fast paced.
I always look forward to these books.
As for the narration, well need I say more it was Eric Dove! He is amazing! He has such a sexy voice and does the women's voices so well. Love all of his narrations!
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