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Summary

New York Times bestselling author Melody Anne’s novel of dangerous secrets, dark pasts, and sizzling heat.

No one would guess that dedicated teacher Arden Forbes is a billionaire. His profession gives him a purpose that wealth alone can’t provide. He’s developing another passion, too, for Keera Thompson, the new principal. She’s beautiful, enigmatic, guarded, and - after a series of violent school break-ins - in need of protection. And Arden is eager to supply it. But what he wants most is to unearth the mysteries that surround her.

After a troubling past, Keera thought she’d be safe in this sleepy town and that she’d never be shaken again. Yet nothing has unsettled Keera more than her desire for Arden - honorable, gorgeous, and available when she craves him. But despite their explosive chemistry, when it comes to letting Arden in, Keera has her limits...and her secrets.

As the threats escalate, Keera fears that everything she’s been running from is closing in, and there’s only one man to trust. But will the truth drive Arden away...or will it bring the two closer than ever before?

©2018 Melody Anne (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • Gmommy
  • 07-11-18

Slow start- Poor acting

The action at the end somewhat made up for the lack of it in the beginning. There is some what of a cliffhanger but not so much of one to frustrate the reader. My biggest criticism for this series is the gal performing this book. Her sing song speech is very off putting. The way she tone speaks for the men is not how a man would speak.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-03-19

ljstalker

I liked the book goes along with the first one but has it's own story line, end was good , but were is the friend ?

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  • K.J.H.
  • 19-03-19

Not bad but not engaging for me.

I had a hard time getting into this book. The characters seemed slightly flat so I think that might have been what threw this book off for me the most.

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  • ElizrdbthSpeaks
  • 23-08-18

Melody new or old?

I'm trying to recall if i have read anything from Melanie before? Such a great read or listen actually. this one is a bit more difficult at times to follow than when you listen (read) Kian ... for me at least ... all those similar names ... I got a bit confused. at times. well several actually. ( :

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  • Laura
  • 02-08-18

So disappointed in this story. Child like imaginat

I was really looking forward to listening to this book. What an utter
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The female character had her head up her butt so far she couldn't see sunshine. No one is that ignorant. It just isn't possible. The female narrator didn't help the story out either. She narrated like an excited child experiencing on fantastical adventure after another. Exceptionally poor story and narrator.

I'm not even sure why I gave this two stars. Probably one star would be generous.

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  • Heather
  • 04-08-22

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Hrmm, had a tough time getting interested in this one, just wasn't interesting to me. If you like a teacher/principal romance where the h is the authority figure and there's trouble at the school then this could be for you.

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  • Jacqueline
  • 28-10-21

Narrators pronunciation of words, how does this impact your enjoyment of a book?

When they say a narrator can make it break a story, this one holds true for me.
In the first instance Arden’s brother Kian is mentioned and I truly believe that if there is a series then narrators should listen to previous books so that names are pronounced the same. This narrator pronounced Kian as K-eye-an, where as in the book titled Kian, the narrator pronounced the name as Kee-an.
Secondly, narrators should consider their pronunciation of general words. In this book the narrator always dropped the ‘d’ in didn’t, couldn’t, wouldn’t etc. The fact that these words are used so often in this book made me only give a 2 star rating for the performance. I realise it may be a location related accent but when narrating books I believe one should consider these idiosyncrasies.

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  • escritora
  • 01-09-21

Max is the star!

Arden Forbes is a man who follows his passion. For as long as he can remember, he's wanted to be a teacher. He and his family are beyond wealthy and have a love of caring for others and paying it forward with their wealth. He loves to teach history and to coach his students on the football team. He's also interested in Keera Thompson, the principal in Arden's school, and he's touched by her beauty and her kindness. There are rumors of drugs in the school and Arden's brother, FBI Agent Declan, assigns a police dog, Max, to accompany Arden to school to see what he can scent. Keera is hiding a huge secret from her past that could wipe away any hope that she might have for a memorable relationship with Arden. He's not going to give up trying to win her heart, especially since she's beginning to trust him so thoroughly. But her past is coming back to hurt her and she might have to divulge her ugly story in order to keep Arden safe. The tying up of Keera's family's loose ends was amazing, tough at times, but amazing. And the twisted surprise at the end was really well done! Kristin Watson Heintz is a magnificent narrator who is able to speak both gender voices equally well. She has a dynamic voice and uses just the right intonation and cadence to make the characters come to life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-07-21

Need a different narrator.

The narrator didn't try to make a difference in male and female characters voices. It through me off. This series was not as pleasurable.

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  • M Hicks
  • 18-06-21

Fantastic

I enjoyed this book the story was beautiful love ❤️ always a difference how the couple got together was beautiful the characters and narrators were excellent thank you to the author for such great writing 💕💕💖🎈😉😉