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Summary

I shouldn't have remembered him. He was just a guy who walked through a restaurant. I didn't know his name. We never made eye contact. There was no connection between us at all. But I could feel him. The tingle down my spine. The command in his presence. The snap of tension in the air around him. That was the first time I saw him, and I was captivated. The second time was different. He was in the mysterious back elevator of my apartment building. Our eyes met for a fleeting second before the doors closed, and I was staggered. My breath was robbed. My senses on high alert. My body hummed. That was just the beginning. He was the leader of the mafia. I was about to fall in love with him, and his name...Cole Mauricio.

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Well worth the wait

Hooked!!! From the first page. As a huge fan of Tijan's writing I wasn't surprised, especially due to the fact that Carter Reed is up there in my Top 10 favourite book boyfriends ever. Cole Mauricio (who we met in Carter Reed) is now my ultimate mob boss. I'm so fickle! First up we meet Addison Bowman, widowed a year earlier and her dreams/nightmares are still plaguing her. Leaving the home she shared with her husband she moves into the illusive, exclusive, Mauricio building where she eventually meets and befriends Cole. Unaware that Cole is the owner of her building and one of the most powerful people in the city, a relationship forms. Addison is aware that there is a lot more to Cole than he's willing to share, but he actually makes her 'feel alive' something she's not felt in a year. It turns out that there is a lot more happening in both their lives and nothing is quite as it seems. With so many twists and turns, intense chemistry between all the characters and a wonderfully written story, I cannot praise the book enough. Well worth the wait.
I loved the narration, just perfect.


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  • CAROLYN
  • 01-03-17

SADLY IT DIDN'T QUITE DELIVER

I loved loved loved Carter Reed and had this book preordered eagerly awaiting its release.. but unfortunately it didn't quite live up to my expectations. It could've been because of the 'too young' narration which didn't fit the characters, it could've been because I was expecting more than just TWO chapters from Cole's POV.. or it could've been because of the storyline.

For me, the first third of the book dragged on a bit too much before Addison eventually spoke to Cole, she kept secrets from her best friend who had supported and stood by Addison through, and long after, her husband's death.. and any sex scenes were tepid, weak and extremely mild. However, on the plus side there was mystery, secrets, a twist or three and Cole.. well he was everything I hoped he'd be - protective, mysterious, loyal, sexy, dangerous.. and smokin hot.

Worth a credit? Sorry, but it's a 50/50 this time round.

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  • L V Red
  • 28-02-17

Terrible Narration!!! Sounds like little Kids..

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I love this Author, why use narrators that don"t fit the story???? refund!!! huge disappointment!!!

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  • lisa cravens
  • 01-03-17

Great but could have been better

The story was excellent. The narrators did an excellent job, however the female narrator was too youthful sounding for this story. A more mature sounding narrator would have been a better fit for the story theme and characters. It was slightly distracting to me as a listener/reader. Other than that it was excellent. If you can handle the voice not fitting the characters than check it out.

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  • Chasina McGee
  • 28-02-17

There are hardly words....

I LOVE Tijan, I have devoured EVERY book she has written, and read or listened to most more than once.

This story is no different- however, I think it's best left in print.

This narrator is indeed talented, and I believe has the ability to make a story a great listen... just not this one.

It didn't work for me, it felt wrong and made it hard to listen to the story.. distracting and unsettling.

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  • Deloris Douglas
  • 13-06-17

JUST BAD VERY BAD

Laura Darrell was the worst narrator I have ever heard. She sound like a 5 year old child and could not change her voice for each character. I really tried to listen to this book all the way through, but I just couldn't, it was that bad

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-06-17

Love this story!

Emotional, dark yet sexy and erotic. I highly recommend it and would like to listen to the story again. Don't skip this one because it's a fantastic tale and I loved it.

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  • Slim
  • 27-05-17

Cole & Addison Story

Okay, yes, Cole was really good. 

Before I get to my review, the guy narrator had a slow, low voice, when he was reading Cole part, I mean only 'Cole' 2 parts in the book. Lol! 

Anyways, this story was good, different from the other books I read by Tijan, but I can say I like me some Cole, but he will never replace Logan Kade, nope lol. When I was reading this book, I figured it was a reason why Dorian didn't like Addison. Humph, now I see why he didn't like her, I also didn't see that coming at all in the situation with her (Addison) in-laws (Liam mother) not only her but with DORIAN. Smh, Glad it ended with a happy ending. 

P. S. CAN'T WAIT TO READ ABOUT CARTER REED!

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  • Denise
  • 04-03-17

Entertaining!

I really like a mafia romance that offers something besides an inside view of the hostile work environment. This book delivers! Unlike other "dark" romance novels, this one focuses on the journey of the two people as the decide to choose each other despite the outside influences that could keep them apart. I don't like to give spoilers, but I found this book to be entertaining, with all the right "feels" for a good romance novel.

I enjoyed the storyline, but the female performance was lacking. However Tijan is such a great author I did not feel it was fair to knock her work by giving it less than the four stars. I found it was well worth my credit do to the characters and story line. NOT the performance which is why it did not get a five star rating.

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  • Coyote14223
  • 13-02-18

Can't Get Enough!

I loved the mystery surrounding Cole in Carter's books & it's just my suggestion, but I think you should listen/ read those before this. Again it's my opinion only & there's nothing wrong with not &/or spoilers with listening/ reading in a different order if you want. Cole is introduced in Carter's books so I'm the type that loves to follow stories as close to a timeline as possible. This is different than Carter but the females have different backgrounds so they should be different! Who wants to read the same books with a different name?! Keep it up Tijan because I can't get enough!

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  • Amanda
  • 28-11-17

Male Narrator was bad, but story was excellent

Liked the story. Didn’t drag. Good set up and entertaining. The male narrator was not good for Cole. Sounded too old but did a good job of the other male voices. Otherwise was a great listen