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Brutal Obsession

Narrated by: Basil Sands
Series: Safeguard Series, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
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From USA Today best-selling author Kennedy Layne comes a thrilling new military romantic suspense series that will leave you on the edge of your seat....

Keane Sanderson never thought he'd survive to see a day past his latest deployment with the US Marines in Iraq. That was six years ago, and he's finally ready to ease off the accelerator. A unique opportunity to work for a top-shelf security and investigations firm in Florida is right up his alley.

Ashlyn Ellis had everything she'd ever wanted - a high-profile career as a federal prosecutor, an upscale apartment in the city, and a beach house for when she needed to decompress from all the stress that accompanied the job. All three are threatened when she realizes someone has been following her every move for a very long time.

When Ashlyn comprehends the lengths her pursuer is willing to take things, she calls in a favor. She never expected her plea for assistance to materialize in the form of Keane Sanderson - the one man who had every reason to revel in her misfortune. She's finally given the chance to rekindle the flames of desire she never should have extinguished, just in time for it all to be taken away when the stalker takes his obsession a step too far.

Series description: Safeguard Security & Investigations (SSI) is owned and operated by Townes Calvert, a retired marine gunnery sergeant who returned home to the States a bit more damaged than he'd care to admit. Not that anyone could tell outside of a very select group of former active duty buddies. It took Townes quite a while to acclimate to civilian life, and he kept himself busy in the interim working in treacherous situations with even more dangerous friends. The final result is a close-knit unit of highly trained former military men who have the experience to protect the innocent, investigate crimes on the gritty edge, and aid local law enforcement when justice has taken a back seat to political correctness. Follow along as Kennedy Layne conveys each of their gripping stories as they work together on investigations that lead them down perilous paths of passion, intrigue, and suspense....

©2016 Kennedy Layne (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Second chance at love!

The first book in the Safeguard series which crosses over with the CSA series.

Former Marine Keane Sanderson's first assignment at his new job brings him face to face with his ex lover Ash. The only woman he has ever wanted and the only one to walk away.

Ashlyn Ellis, fierce Federal Prosecutor never expected to see Keane again, let alone as her 24/7 bodyguard. Can she seize this second chance to rekindle the flame of desire that she should never have snuffed out or will a stalker end her dreams as well as her life.

Learning to trust again is never easy and when you add in a crazy obsessed stalker it may prove impossible. A stalker determined to have her for his own no matter the cost. Keane & Ash will have to dig deep to come out alive and get their HEA.

A brilliant edge of the seat Romantic Suspense from Kennedy with awesome narration by Basil Sands. I will definitely be listening to more and would recommend this book to lovers of good thrillers with added heat!

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  • shelley
  • 11-12-17

This one is NOT a keeper!

This book looked like it might be good based on the description provided. I listened to this entire book and then had to ask myself WHY? In my opinion the characters were very shallow and reacted to situations as a teenager might, not as professional adults.
The narrator did a good job and I normally like Basil Sands. He also narrates the Jonathan Graves series by John Gillstrap, however even he could not save this one.
I do not recommend this book.
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-04-18

I'll give this author another listen.

A good editor would help, especially if they strike every instance of the word "literally". But a good story. Narrator could relax a bit, but did a decent job.

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  • L.Sisson
  • 17-04-18

Awful narration, monotone

I forced myselft to listen to the entire book. I didnt much care for the characters nor the plot.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-04-18

Very Interesting Novel

This was another great Kennedy Layne novel. The plot was very interesting and the characters fit perfectly into the storyline. I'm looking forward to the next novel in this series.

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  • Sophie Koufes
  • 30-03-18

Brimming with suspense!

This highly suspenseful novel is told in third person pov with a male narrator. A well crafted novel brimming with mystery, suspense, murder, political intrigue, romance along with a detailed backstory & well seasoned character's . I struggled with the narration in the beginning but got used to it however, I absolutely hated it. As, he spoke the character's thoughts even the male voices were awful. Ashlyn sounded very loud in a weird voice. She sounded like she was a mental patient. I just don't think this narrator is a good fit for this story. Overall, the story could be better with the right narrator. I'm not saying this narrator is bad just not the right fit for the story.

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  • Lisa K
  • 31-01-18

Excellent

I liked this book greatly. Well told story. Realistic in that these types of things happen all the time. You see stories like this in the paper, but this made it up close and personal. A great read.