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Summary

Zane doesn't do relationships and Connor is definitely the kind of guy who does... 

Criminal defense attorney Zane Devereaux is on the verge of having everything he's worked his entire life for. He's on track to become his firm's youngest managing partner and he has enough money in the bank to ensure he'll never have to be at the mercy of anyone ever again. He's left his past exactly where it belongs and refuses to look back. And he sure as hell isn't going to risk a repeat of his former mistakes by letting someone as sweet, sexy and endearingly vulnerable as Connor Talbot into his life. His bed maybe, but not his life. 

Connor Talbot has no regrets about serving his country, even if it did cost him more then he'd imagined. Two years after an IED took his leg and left him with permanent brain damage, Connor is still struggling to put his life back together, but he's managed to find a makeshift family in Seattle that helps ease the pain of losing his own at a young age. Unfortunately, a string of bad relationships and an abusive ex have taken their toll on Connor and he's given up on finding the lifelong partner he'd always envisioned he'd have. But a chance encounter with a man he has absolutely nothing in common with except for an intense, white-hot chemistry has him thinking that maybe a no strings, physical relationship is exactly what's called for. 

What begins as two men meeting each other's needs between the sheets turns into something neither one was prepared for but the wounds of the past run deep and both men will have to decide if a future together will cost them too much or if what they could have together is worth fighting for. 

Trigger Warning: This book contains references to abuse that may be disturbing for some readers. 

Although this book is part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone. No cliffhangers. 

Barretti Security Series
Book 1 - Loving Vin (M/F)
Book 2 - Redeeming Rafe (M/M)
Book 3 - Saving Ren (M/M/M)
Book 4 - Freeing Zane (M/M) 

The Barretti Security Series is a spin-off of The Escort Series and some of the characters from that series appear in this one so if you want to read the books in order, start with this series: 

The Escort Series
Book 1 - Gabriel's Rule (M/F) Gabe & Riley
Book 2 - Shane's Fall (M/F) Shane & Savannah
Book 3 - Logan's Need (M/M) Logan & Dom

©2015,2016,2017,2018 Sloane Kennedy (P)2018 Sloane Kennedy

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Wow

Loved every second of this series, I've only recently discovered audible and am loving hearing the stories that I fell in love with.

We all know that Sloane Kennedy is a brilliant author but add Michael Dean's amazing narration to it 😍 it was just brilliant and an absolute pleasure to listen to.

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A great finale, to a great series.

What a lovely character Connor is, he is kind and loving and strong,
despite all the hardship that life has thrown his way. He deserves some happiness.
Zane's description has had me swooning big time. He has also overcome some
personal tragedies in his past , which has made him a closed off kind of man.

When Connor and Zane meet it's instant fireworks...
While their chemistry sizzles their personalities clash,
and what an epic ride we are taken on with this brilliant and
emotional story. Just beautiful.

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boo hoo! series finished, Protectors nxt , read th

boohoo!! series finished I guess will now start The Protectors series read all bks but now audio

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  • ariescaps
  • 02-09-18

Hard to say Goodbye

I absolutely loved this series. Sloan Kennedy ended the series perfectly with this last book. Sloane did it again with the different twist in the story. I'm going to miss these characters; and as always Michael Pauley did an awesome job.

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  • 01-09-18

I love the whole series

Listening to this book made me sad and happy thank you for writing this book I love every single one

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  • Many Hat Momma
  • 23-02-21

Series finale - WOW!!!

The story is filled with what we love from Sloan Kennedy- intricate plot with lots of moving pieces, deep friendships, main characters with hidden depth. Zane and Connor start with a strictly non-emotional, no strings relationship, but by the end of the story they become best friends with deep love for each other. No surprise there- but the true magic of this story is how they get there. This story also holds the series finale epilogue, which is told from a unique point of view bringing a tear to my eyes at how lovely it was. Sad to say goodbye to such a great series, but luckily Kennedy has the fabulous Protectors series started already, and that is just as wonderful! Michael Dean gives a fantastic performance as always- not just ‘reading a book,’ but making it come alive!

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  • Dominique bast
  • 12-04-20

sexy men

Each chracter, has heartbreaking stories. but the sad part it that it happens in real life. but still love that the get a HEA. jagger isin a lot of shootings. Sloane kennedy has f our soon to be five contected stories barriette security series. contected to the finding series which will contect to luca series which is connected to the protector series which inturn connects the wilde series slash marians series by lucy lennox. still amazing but when but confusing when reading because for time line you need to jump around.But i still need to purchase the story because awesome world the only thing that drives me crazy is you really don't go into much detail about the adopted blood kids like leo. plus epi tells about tristan as dom but doesn't mention eli as doms adopted son.

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  • Esther A
  • 24-03-19

Absolutely AMAZING!!

I love this entire series and this book is amazing. Zane and Connor are so hot together but beyond that they have an incredible connection and love. Love watching Zane grow throughout, he is so caring & loving with Connor and it just gets better & better as the story goes on. They are truly meant to be and both are incredibly giving and caring. The narrator is spectacular all throughout and pulled me right in to the story. Love the epilogue!!

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  • Tammy
  • 04-09-18

Stupendous

Sloane's characters seem to jump off the pages. He sucks you in right from the beginning and you hang on every word. I can barely stand to stop reading or listening as is the case here because Michael Pauly brings each character that Sloane has created to life!

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  • Aerielle
  • 03-06-21

Wonderful story!!

This was an amazing audiobook. I loved getting to know Zane and Connor more. They each have such heartbreaking backstories. It was such a joy seeing these two fall in love and become a family.
Narration by Michael Dean was fantastic! Only issue I had was some of the voices changed from the other books but I only noticed cause I’m listening to these back to back. Didn’t detract from my enjoyment though!

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  • pdaake
  • 14-04-21

Emotionally moving!

Zane and Connor's story had me crying more than once. The things these two have went through did make them stronger but it took more than themselves to believe in that strength. I absolutely count this as one of my very favorite audiobooks!!

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  • Lorraine Du Bois
  • 19-12-19

Freeing Zane

I have listen to all of your books in this series and they just get better with each book i truly hope You continues writing stories in this same line ...There is a lot of heart and intriguing in your stories well done... And Michael Pauley is a WONDERFUL narrator. He is a KEEPER

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  • Brittany (A Bit Smutty Book Blog)
  • 08-10-19

Adored!!!

Absolutely LOVED Zane and Connors story. I was crying and laughing and just swooning the whole time.

Michael Pauly continues to grow on me. Really enjoyed his performance.