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Ex-marine. Ex-wife. Ex-hausted. 

I left my brothers in the marines to start a family. I left my ex-wife when that family drove her to drink and drugs. Now all I have left is my son - and he's all I care about.  

I can't afford to make another mistake. And the girl who moved in next door? Mistake written all over her. She's got the sweetest smile, the hottest damn curves, and behind it all...a haunted look. I can't take my damn eyes off her. 

My powerful body and coarse attitude make her nervous - and as she tries to start a new life away from her abusive ex, she has her own reasons to stay away. But we can't help it. We're f--king drawn to each other. And when she tells me how much she wants a baby...I make every mistake in the book. Because I want a family again. 

I want her. My son. And a baby. And when her past comes calling...I'll fight to hell and back to keep it.  

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Lara Swann (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Misty
  • 13-07-18

D’awwww

My very first book by this author and definitely not my last. I loved the single dad theme with a the thrilling side story. It lent to an audio that I couldn’t stop listening to.

John Lane and Veronica Worthington were excellent narrators. They became the characters and kept me engaged in the story with their tone and inflections, even when portraying the characters of opposite sex.

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  • Christine Abee
  • 16-10-19

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For honest review this is a beautiful story Naomi is a teacher who moved to Mayfair after a abuse ex and meets neighbors Tyler 6yrs old and Mack who work in security and was ex military . 10 stars

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  • HBKreger
  • 18-08-18

Painful writing great narrators

If you enjoy being told every tedious thought rather boring characters have over and over and over and over again this book might be for you. Mr. and Ms. Worthington did a great job with what they were given and I will seek them out for further listening but not this author.

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  • M Small
  • 05-02-21

It was shockingly good.

In the beginning I wasn’t sure I was going to like it but I decided to give it a chance.
The story was very good, I liked the pace which made it seem like things would develop between them gradually. Which it did till he dropped the “I love you” bomb a little too soon based on how slowly everything was developing. Made me feel like the author remembered she can’t go over a certain page count so she sped up the process a little too fast and that made it seem unnatural to me. However, all in all I liked the story. He wasn’t overbearingly manly and possessive. She wasn’t some lame damsel in distress. I will be reading or listening the authors other books.

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  • MVale
  • 28-09-20

Incredible story about rebuilding trust

This is my first book by this author,but I will be on the lookout for other titles, as she truly captured the spirit of resilience and overcoming trust issues in both main characters.

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  • Emily Night
  • 17-09-20

No such thing as an Ex–Marine

I thought this was a pretty good story, and I enjoyed it. However the author continuously referred to him as an ex–Marine. There are no such thing as X–Marines! She also said when he hung around his Army buddies, Which was a little bit confusing since he wasn’t in the Army. Overall a good story though.

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  • Christopher Lee Geiger
  • 02-08-20

Totally worth a listen!

Lara does an amazing job of writing tense, thriller like moments and those natural instincts of a parent. Great true romantic build up which is emotionally satisfying with a healthy smattering of steamy scenes that enhance the love you feel for the characters. Totally worth a listen!

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  • Kiaorateora
  • 01-07-20

Female narrator didn't fit this book

I originally downloaded the book because of John Lane. He not only has a fantastically low, deep voice, he's a terrific voice actor too. The story wasn't terrible but the author has a bad habit of over narrating every single utterance of dialog. For example, "Hi!" 'Oh, man he's hot. I can't look him in the eyes. Oh no, what do I do? My stomach is jittery and my face is getting hot...' And on and on until: "I just moved in." 'Okay that was obvious. Why am I so nervous? Why is he staring at me like that? I will now dive deeper into my stream of consciousness for 2 more pages before I say anything more...' And on and on. It got really old, really fast. But the worst thing was Veronica Worthington, the female narrator. I felt like her voice didn't fit the character. She sounded too mature of what I believe the protagonist should've sounded like. And what really bothered me, what took me out of the story was her voice for Max. It sounded like her own voice! It's like she didn't even try to sound like a man! So when the story shifted to Max's POV and John Lane's deep, baritone voice came through, the disparity was too strong to try to ignore. I couldn't even finish it. It's too bad because I really like John Lane.

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  • Tesha
  • 15-04-20

Good book

Good book but it was slow in spots. I will admit I skipped a chapter or two. I loved the narrators though.

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  • Mary
  • 02-12-19

A Great Romance!

This will be one of those stories I will be re-reading over and over again!