It's my name. It's what I fight for. It's Frankie.
I'm a fighter. Trained to always keep my cover. To anticipate, see the next hit coming. I never expected her past to come at us swinging like it has.
I'm about to take on two of the most important fights of my life. My girl and the belt. I know that I can handle it, that I'll never stop fighting. But what do you do when your life, your love is threatened and you can't take the hits - she has to? You shut your eyes and f--king pray like hell that she's strong enough, fierce enough to come out on top.
I went to war for her. Now it's her turn.
©2015 Mandi Beck (P)2016 Mandi Beck
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"JEEEEZ... I THINK I'M GOING TO NEED THERAPY AFTER THIS LISTEN"
What a powerful whirlwind of a listen this was because it picked me up from where it had so cruelly abandoned me at the end of book 1, then it ruthlessly tossed all my emotions around, threw in shocks surprises and twists and finally it left me utterly tempest tossed..... but oh so so happy.
This new and gifted Author packed so much delicious drama into the many riveting and tension packed hours.... a soul deep passionate romance, hot sex, danger, the Irish Mafia, heartbreak, a hot dirty talking Alpha Hero, a feisty but vulnerable Heroine and there's also a close family unit of secondary characters. I'm not even going to give you a skeleton outline of the plot because there's so much action, suspense, heartache and a beautiful love story that's all yours to uncover.... but I will say that Mandi Beck certainly didn't hold back on the emotional punches.
As with book 1, it's mainly told from Deacon's powerful, volatile, fraught and very emotional POV and again Wen and Kai did a great job at making this story flow so well which maxed out my enjoyment because they brought each Chapter to life.
Worth a credit? Mandi Beck is a new Author and she'll be an auto download from now on because she blew me away with this powerful listen and the characters contained within it who I've been to Hell and back with and have grown so fond of.... sniff sniff - I'll miss them all. This second slice of Deacon and Frankie's explosive, all consuming and turbulent love story, IMO was definitely, unconditionally, absolutely and totally creditworthy.... in fact I'm tempted to listen to it all over again.
"Emotional doesn't even begin to describe it......"
Must have tissues!!!! I fell in love after book one and continued to this book and WOW! I have no words to describe the heartache contained within but even so I am glad that I completed it. I sat listening and sobbing and going through tissues as my heart ached at the scenes playing out before me. Simply must read these books but have tissues!!!
"Another Great Story"
Love the way Wen and Kai get into character. I also enjoy listening to them tell a story.
When Deacon and Frankie were in the cage. HOT
I have listened to quite a few and I just love how they tell a story.
I git teary eyed when they had the big fall out with the mob and the hospital scene.
Very enjoyable. Excellent follow up from Love Hurts.
In time, I might. After I've forgotten some of the details.
Indy. I loved her sense of humor.
I loved how they could change their voices or accents enough that you could easily tell all the characters apart.
Yes. I cried for the last few chapters. I don't deal well with character death, especially when it's caused by a TSTL decision by the hero.
I really enjoyed this audiobook, but my heart broke near the end. Expect an ugly cry. I have to say that Ross and Kennicott are superb actors, and it really showed in the tear-jerker scenes.
Yes, it was a great book that I wanted to read all at one time.
Love Burns by Mandi Beck was a great book. This was a great continuation of Love Hurts. Frankie and Deacon are a couple that you want the best things for. They are a couple that will do anything for each other. They go through more things than most couples should never have to go through more things than most couples ever go through. They were all things that should tear them apart. I loved seeing Deacon and Frankie together. I can't wait to read more by Mandi Beck. This is a must read series.
"Deacon "The Hitman" Love comes back swinging!"
Kai and Wen are amazing! These two have chemistry like none I've heard before. I love listening to this duo.
Love Hurts for obvious reasons, but also Sacrifice by Adriana Locke. There is something about those fighter novels that keep me interested. Those alpha men really know how to woo a girl.
I can't get into my favorite scene without spoiling the end. THAT ENDING! Wow! It's perfect!
Stick and Move.
Mandi Beck writes a great fighter romance. Kai and Wen bring the characters to life. This book is an emotional roller coaster and I didn't want to get off the ride.
"Must Win The Princess"
The performance really made the story come alive!
It had a lot of plot twists and action but ended with a really sweet HEA :)
Wen Ross and Kai Kennicott truly made these characters enjoyable (even when you wanted to throttle them...) And brought the story to life. The way they play off each other is a real treat. Each character is portrayed as an individual, complete with quirks and mannerisms. This was a really fun listen and wrapped up the support very nicely. I can't wait to listen to what they do next!
I loved the title fight! It was amazing :)
This series must be listened to (or read) in order. The first book is Love Hurts. This is the second, and final, book.
Reeling from the loss of one of their own everyone grieves in their own way. From self destructive behavior and recriminations to doubt and depression the characters experience all the stages of grief before finally finding their way to acceptance and moving on with their lives. The amount of growth from all the characters is awe inspiring and makes this book both uplifing and intense. It was a unique experience and I am truly glad I stuck with it :)
***This series is suitable for adult listeners (or readers) who enjoy MMA romantic thriller suspense with plenty of angst and violence as well as some intrigue and two characters who can't seem to get out of their own way most of the time but eventually leading to a HEA :)
This was definitely an action packed book 2. I really wished we understood what the threat to Frankie was all about. It just felt like I was lost and it didn't seem like there was any reason to have the tension or trouble. But, I think if we knew what the big deal was, I might have felt the urgency or seriousness. That said, and not wanting to give anything away, the rest of the story was very engaging. I enjoyed both books 1 and 2. The characters showed some maturity and growth. And I was more than satisfied with the resolution.
This book was provided as an ARC.
love it! Tearful about Sunny, I definitely recommendthis book two to ALL listeners!
"MY POOR ACHING HEART!!!!"
I loved Deacon. Strong, demanding, yet soft and gentle for the woman he loved.
I have read a few ebooks before they did the narrations and let me tell you it is not the same at all. They bring so much emotion to the stories and you feel every word they utter. They make you laugh, they make you cry, they make you angry, yet the whole time you're routing for the hero and heroine to overcome their obstacles.
Yes, I cried my eyes out plenty of times listening to this book. My heart will never be the same.
Mandi Beck was a new author to me, but I'm so glad I found her. She has quickly become one of my go to authors and I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next.
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