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Summary

For Blayne Keller, being in the wrong place at the wrong time just might turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to her. Once she stops running for her life.

A typical day at a Chicago travel agency turns deadly when Blayne Keller witnesses a mafia murder. Overnight, her life is turned upside down and she is thrust into WITSEC, the Federal Witness Protection Program, against her wishes. But the mob is determined to keep her from testifying and has someone on the inside leaking information about her every move. Only Alexi Nikolos, an alluring but dangerous WITSEC Inspector with an agenda of her own, can keep Blayne alive - but it's not an easy task when the sparks between them are flying faster than the bullets aimed at their heads.

©2006 Kim Baldwin (P)2016 Bold Strokes Books Inc

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Romance with crime thriller

Again, please see goodreads for full reviews. This is just my input.

I wasn't that engaged with this audiobook compared to other lesbian romances. And I tried to work out way, since it had all the elements needed for a good story. A mafia boss hunting down a witness, being protected by a strong rich female Marshall.There is a lot of traveling and adventure as they try to stay a head of the men trying to kill them.

One area I had a problem with, which is a common problem for audiobooks, is accents. The main character Alexi, was done with a Greek accent, which sounded Russian to me. There are also Dick Van Dyce style english accents. The narrator is very good, generally, but accents, I think should be reserved for very few. The accent thing for Alexi was also hampered by the fact that he dialogue for this character also had few contractions, making the character not very engaging.

Second I think, as others had said, the novel starts off very dramatically, but by the end things have slowed down, become predictable, and the dialogue was not as strong as the beginning. And as far as I can tell Alexi never said the three words to Blayne.

I do recommend it, but there are others which are stronger at this point. Just be aware of the accent thing.

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Shocking

The story was hard to follow but only because the performance and editing was so bad. The editing was done by a different woman so it was glaringly obvious when errors has been corrected, and it was often.

I finished it but I could not tell you about the story, and I’m not compelled to buy a hard copy for the worry of it being full of errors.

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  • Laura M McCormick
  • 17-01-17

So much sexual harassment, almost rapey

Audio quality: Very inconsistent quality with multiple obvious dub overs. Also, the "Greek" accent of one of the main characters was questionable and hard to get past for me.

Storyline: Author's efforts to create sexual tension rely almost solely on sexual harassment, digressing at times into assault. That's not sexy. Apparently no means yes and if you push hard enough you will get the girl? This kept me fairly uncomfortable throughout the book.

Then, the final culmination was based on an impossibly unrealistic meeting of characters, and seemed to just be tacked on the the very end of the book.

It earned that second star because I did actually finish it, and the writing quality and character/story development was pretty good aside from the points mentioned above.

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  • Fruscella
  • 21-01-17

Loved this Story!

Great story and characters. I love Alexy's personality; a very no-nonsense women who is very capable and decisive. It was great watching her become more accepting of her inner passions and let go of fear. Great love story of transformation and healing.

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  • DR
  • 18-01-17

Disappointed

What disappointed you about Flight Risk?

Because elite operatives series was fantastic, I think my expectations may have been to high. The sense of humour style, that was in the above mentioned series, seemed to be absent.

What didn’t you like about Hilarie Mukavitz’s performance?

Hilarie's performance had to follow the books direction. When she wasn't doing the accent her voice and cadence was good.

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  • Lisa
  • 20-05-17

terrible narration

I have several Kim Baldwin books through Audible that I quite enjoy. The storyline for this book is not intriguing. Sorry, narrator, but the audio is terrible. inconsistent and irritating accents and tones.

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  • Kimberly
  • 21-03-17

Horrible Production, Good Story

The splicing is horrible and the quality is one of the worst I have ever heard. Good story line ruined by the performance.

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  • Me & My Girls
  • 08-03-17

A Collection of Cliches

It wasn't a total disappointment I suppose, but it wasn't anything I'll listen to again w/o a complete loss of memory. Blayne while being way impulsive and totally lacking in maturity stumbles into the middle of a mob murder. Thus we're now treated to the written version of a TV crime show. The plucky, irrepressible amateur is convinced that she knows the situation and can protect herself much better than the professionals are able to. Then there is of course the compromised officer of the law keeping the mob apprised of the witnesses movements. varied assassination attempts are escaped and the two lesbians being thrown together will of course become very close. This seems to be rather unlikely given that Alexi is gorgeous, wealthy , sophisticated, educated and intelligent. Blayne on the other hand seems to be more of a pain than anything else, her constant sexual harassment of Lexi reminds me of a scene from Madmen. It feels wrong that such ridiculous frat boy come-ons would appeal to a woman like Lexi nor does Blayne come off as a particularly likable human being. I speak particularly of the manner in which she pursues whatever she wants in the moment without regard to either her own safety or anyone else's. I am a fan of the author's Alaskan series and the author is good at keeping the story moving so I decided it was close enough to 3 stars to round up.

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  • Sheena at The Lesbian Review
  • 01-03-17

Great fun

This was a charming, delightful romantic action novel.

My only con was that the narrator lost the accent for the one character a couple of times and there were audio patches that didn't match the main audio. That pulled me out of the story.

Still, it was an utterly charming audiobook and well worth a listen

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-02-17

Story was far fetched, but narrator ruined it!

What did you like best about Flight Risk? What did you like least?

The story was okay. Hard for me to finish because the narrator was horrible. No emotion and tones of their voices were not believable.

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  • Mary M.
  • 12-02-17

Didn't hold my interest

I stopped listening a little over half way through, I had enough of Blayne begging Alexi to sleep with her. It got very tedious and I began to want the killers to get her.

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  • RH007
  • 06-01-17

a must

The only reason I gave it an overall 4 star instead of 5 is the abrupt ending. There has to be a conclusion to this book there were a few unfinished storylines to some of the characters. But, Kim Baldwin comes thru once again, with suspense and love story. I really enjoyed the performance. It is worth listening!!!