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Dark Protector

Series: Dark Protector, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
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From the moment I saw her through the window of her flower shop, something other than darkness took root inside me. Charlie shone like a beacon in a world that had long since lost any light. But she was never meant for me, a man that killed without remorse and collected bounties drenched in blood. I thought staying away would keep her safe, would shield her from me. I was wrong. Danger followed in my wake like death at a slaughter house. I protected her from the threats that circled like black buzzards, kept her safe with kill after kill. 

But everything comes with a price, especially second chances for a man like me. 

Killing for her was easy. It was living for her that turned out to be the hard part.

©2017 Celia Aaron (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Miriam
  • United Kingdom
  • 21-01-19

A decent read!

Mafia romance isn’t normally my thing but I was stuck for something to listen to and decided to give this a go. I’m glad I did, the story is good and I liked both characters a lot. I found some of the action parts a little unbelievable in places. I very much enjoyed both narrators so all in all I’d recommend this book.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 28-08-19

Perfect start to the series!

Dark and a little gritty, Celia Aaron starts this series with a bang! Conrad, a trained hit man finds himself enamored with Charlie, the owner of a flower shop. Yes, opposites attract, yet he does not act on it. Sitting outside her flower shop every day though, draws attention to her, and his enemies use this, kidnapping her to get his attention. And it works. Little did this couple know the real feelings that would develop! Aaron has woven a story with some dark qualities, heated passion, steamy scenes and in the midst of it all, humor. Conrad is so alpha, it's impossible not to love him, and we find Charlie to be much more than she appears. It's fast paced and an amazing listen. Nate who has his book next has some great scenes mixed in, sure to make you smile, giving us a glimpse of what is to come. Love the epilogue giving us a look to the future. Great start to this series!

Narration is key with this kind of darkish, romantic suspense, and Lance Greenfield and Erin Mallon nail it. Greenfield has a rough, raspiness to his voice that fits Conrad to a T. It's deep, full of malice when needed, and the extremely enrapturing. Mallon gives Charlie an innocence in the beginning, with an inner strength that shines through. It's the perfect team for this book.

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  • AmazonCustomer101
  • 18-06-18

Fast Moving

No cliffhanger. This is part of a series but with no cliffhanger. Nate is the next in the series. This is the book to get to know him. Conrad is not a good guy! Or is he? This book has action and romance. Mystery and does not leave you hanging. I feel it is worth the credit. Not sure if I want to read the next in the series but this one I enjoyed.

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  • L V Red
  • 03-06-18

*********W O W************WHAT A THRILL RIDE******

I love this Author, each book gets better and better! The narration of Erin Mallon and Lance Greenfield is absolutely award perfect!!
If you are looking for an action packed, hot as Hell, Temptingly Twisted Mafia romance.....Look no further !!!
Keep them coming Celia!!!!

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  • J. Hill
  • 23-04-19

Batman...meets the mob.

It's not like I could store back up ammo in in my "nutsack"... sex scenes right after removing a bullet from a leg wound. Unbelievable instant connection between lead couple. Male reader sounds like he is trying to be Batman. Disappointing all around.

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  • Niaboo2000
  • 20-06-18

Meh

These two narrators ruin the story. I despise her speaking. She always sounds like she has anxiety and is about to cry. Even when she is suppose to be happy. Its frustrating. The man sounds like a creep.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-10-19

yes yes yes must read

I loved this story from start to finish it hooked me. I always seem to loved a story about a killer falling in love and will do anything to protect that love. HEA is heart warming

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  • Tina
  • 06-10-19

Thrilling and Sexy!!!

This story was thrilling and sexy! I couldn’t put it down. It was my first listen to a Celia Aaron book and it won’t be the last.

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  • 4The❤️OfBooks
  • 21-09-19

Great Start!

This was a great start to this series. This book packs a punch and contains some witty humor, thrilling action, a fast moving romance, mystery, kidnapping, lots of killing, and some smoking hot sexy times. I liked that Charlie's character was fierce and she wasn't afraid to take matters into her own hands. OMG, I loved Conrad's sidekick Nate and can't wait to start his book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-09-19

Love these narrators!

They made this so worth it. Good story. Loved the ending. Wish there was more steamy scenes.

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  • IceWanda
  • 17-09-19

Dark engaging romance...

A story where anything goes... killing here and there... and then more. Hot hot hot scenes, even after getting shot.

Narration was great.

Enjoy!