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BRUTE

By: SC Daiko
Narrated by: Hugo Wylde, Hannah Martin
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Summary

He possesses me, controls me, pushes me to the edge...and I keep coming back for more.

Daniel Collins. Single Dad. My neighbor. He's the rudest man I've ever met.

Cold. Arrogant. Reclusive. He's so volatile everyone calls him the Brute.

I should stay away from him...but the heart wants what it wants. I see what he's trying to hide...see past his hidden pain...see the dark past threatening to destroy him.

When we touch, he unravels me, and the oceans set alight. But play with fire, and you will get burned. A fragile heart can easily be broken again.

A new stand-alone contemporary romance from award-winning international best-selling author SC Daiko. A love story with plenty of heat and angst.

©2018 Siobhan Daiko (P)2018 Siobhan Daiko

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loved it

I love brute and listening to it made the story all that more powerful, I had different voices for the characters so it didn't sit right with me at first but the more I listening the more I enjoyed them telling this wonderful story.

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Good story.

I really liked the story even though the accents where a tad dodgy at times.

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loved it!

I first read the ebook so when I got a chance to listen I jumped at the chance, it's narrated brilliantly , you can feel the emotion of the characters , it is everything you could possibly want in an audio book , I've also added my ebook review below read it or listen to it , it will be one of your favourite books this year!

wow what a book! when we first met Daniel he is exactly what the cover portrays him as a brute! but he's hiding something and we're gonna find out just what is ! I felt so sorry for him in the beginning but he's a strong man a d even though he has the weight of the world on his shoulders Cat might just be the one to let some light into his black world , this book is written so well and not at all what I was expecting , I love how Luke, Gabe and Eleri make an appearance in this book too , it's an absolute must read

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  • Ruby McDemon
  • 24-07-18

sweet and Spicy

This was a sweet romance with a bit of action added in to spice it up a bit. I enjoyed listening to Hugo and Hannah give voice to these characters. I wouldn't have really called Daniel a brute, but more stand offish and private. Either way this was a great listen and I really enjoyed their romance.

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  • Laurie Beemer
  • 18-07-18

steamy

Overall I once again have to rave about the writing skills of this author. I thought this was a great and sexy story that kept me so entertained and wanting more. The chemistry between the two characters was obvious with words and in some scenes it was almost like you were watching not just listening. The narrator did an interesting thing again with his voice changing tone and expression within all the scenes. I am excited to read and listen to the next book by SC Daiko. I am a fan.

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  • Virginia
  • 15-07-18

Thrills and Excitement!

What a fantastic story and the narrators did a wonderful job! It has a touch of BDSM, with a lot of heat. Daniel and Kathryn have an up and down relationship. Both are trying to get over the loss of their spouses. A real hot adventure.

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  • Be My Book Boyfriend
  • 14-07-18

Loved it

I really loved this audio book Hugo has a knack at soothing you with his voice that he could be reading the weather and id probably still like it, Daniel and Catherine take us on their new beginnings after so much tragedy in their lives and you can't do anything but admire their strength, Daniel I wanted to punch that brute in the face a few times but you cannot help but come to love him all in all a great story and audio book. Would Daniel be my book boyfriend ? Yes yes he would not sure if marry him though I mean he is connected to the mob :)

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  • Katie
  • 25-09-19

A beautiful enemy to lovers romance...............

Brute follows the usual sequence for a SC Daiko novel, but that is actually a good thing, in my opinion. I enjoy knowing what to expect from an author I frequently read, and Daiko never disappoints. Brute features two single parents, Daniel and Catrin, Daniel is the usual moody, alpha male jerk, and Catrin is the usual kind, patient and loving female. Of course, as the story progresses, they both become more human, and I ended up loving Daniel for Catrin. Watching her slowly open Daniel's heart and mind to the possibility of love after tragedy is a wonderful experience, and an incredibly erotic and passionate one as well. The author skillfully weaves glimpses of Daniel's past with hints of the secrets he is hiding from Catrin that kept me listening straight through the book in one sitting. Throw in some life threatening danger and some heartbreak on both sides midway through the book, and you have an exciting and beautiful love story that I highly recommend to all fans of romantic suspense.

The narration in this story makes it all the more enjoyable. Wylde and Martin make a wonderful team with their smooth, flawless performance and their passionate delivery. Wylde has a deep, sexy voice that perfectly suits Daniel's character, and Martin's light, melodious voice added even more depth to Catrin's loving personality. Both narrators have beautiful British accents to which I could and did listen for hours.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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  • Avephoenix
  • 29-07-18

3.5 Performance 5 Story

I really liked the story and enjoyed it most of the time. Hugo Wylde's performance was brilliant. He succeed by bringing Brute and other characters portrayed by him to life. Sadly for me, and with all due respect, Hannah Martin's performance as Catherine didn't do it for me. She sounded whiny and childish, although I can tell she tried narrating the story with the same emotions the author has intended to evoked from the reader (this is just my personal opinion).

Brute is an exciting second chance erotic romance, with humor, suspense, some action and sweet moments, that leaves you wanting more. The storyline is well written, intriguing, intense and captivating (I really enjoyed reading the book when it came out first).

In all honesty, if it wasn't for Hugo Wylde performance and the storyline, I wouldn't have giving this audiobook a 4 star rating, and please remember, this is just me. Not everyone has same likes and dislikes!!

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  • Mona Livsey
  • 27-07-18

The Heart Wants at the Heart Wants.


You never know what you will find when you have to start your life over, and this is so true about the characters of this story.
With Past’s full of emotional turmoil and loss, these two have much in common. Their lives enter-twine over and over with the help of heir children. Daniel and his standoffish ways and gruff exterior ave encouraged his monicker of the Brute, but is that all that lays behind his gruff good looks? While Catrin’s Beautiful tragedy rips her to her soul.
Loved the interactions of this couple, the emotional roller coaster ride they both have to survive so that they can provide for their children.
A well written love story that isn’t always pretty, but very deep and has a tendency to pull you under without warning. I truly enjoyed listening to this audio book. The narrators also did a job well done! 🌺

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  • Vicki
  • 01-09-19

Second chance romance with a sexy brute

First let me say that this book was a really good second chance romance. Daniel, aka Brute, and Catrin were neighbors. Daniel was a broken recluse who kept people away for the safety of his son after his wife was killed. Catrin, her daughter, and their dog lived next door. The dog was really funny. He kept sticking up the room with his noxious farts. Initially Daniel treated Catrin horribly. He was terribly rude to her. Catrin slowly broke down those walls. Both lost their spouses around three years prior. This book is not full-on mafia romance but the mafia is involved. There is romance and suspense. Eventually things really heat up between Daniel and Catrin.

Hugo did an excellent job with the narration. Hannah was OK. Hugo sounds like a sexy brooding brute. When Daniel finally falls for Catrin, he falls hard. But things happen and their children are kidnapped by someone close to Daniel. Love the ending! I was given this free copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • G C
  • 29-08-19

GREAT READ!

I really enjoyed it! The narration was great and kept me entertained. The author does a great job with the character builds and plot. This was not my first book by this author, I previously read Brash and enjoyed that book as well. I look forward to reading more books from this author, I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Dana Fernandez
  • 08-09-18

Loved it!

This was my first Audible book. I thought it was beautifully narrated. They've captured the emotional journey of the characters perfectly. Would recommend this author. She never dissppoints. Can't wait to listen to another one.