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Summary

Thea James is scraping by and trying to make a decent life for herself. She keeps her nose clean and stays out of trouble, trying to do what she can to pay the bills. One night on her way home she becomes a witness to a murder. Suddenly, with the shot of a bullet, she's thrust into a world she had no idea existed. But what's Thea to do when the darkness that could swallow her is exactly where she wants to go?

Salvatore Costello is the boss in the Los Angeles mafia. He's in charge of everything, and that includes who he allows in his inner circle. He's spent his whole life not letting anyone close to him because he knows what the consequences could be. But one night changes everything. She's a witness and she needs to be taken care of, but after one touch, he's redefining what that means. Is she strong enough to lead his empire? Will she be ripe enough to give birth to one?

Warning: This is dark, dirty, baby-making smut. This guy is after Thea, and he's got a plan to keep her from getting away. Want to take a guess at what that is? Hint: There's absolutely no birth control in this book. If you want it, come and get it! We've got you covered.

©2017 Author Alexa Riley LLC. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Daphaney Goree
  • 14-11-18

Loved it!!

My first audible book, but not my first erotic novel...I finished in one sitting and am about to listen to it again! Totes a Riley fan now! The performance was so as I, but I'm also new to audible books and E books I'm old fashioned and prefer paper backs but having access to my fave genres on my devices is absolutely convenient! well worth while <3

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  • Steve Kranyec
  • 11-02-20

Narrators are Joe Arden & Maxine Mitchell

If you like Celia Aaron's Dark Protector Series, then you will like this!

Are narrators going by assumed names now? I am 99.99% sure that Emma Hudson = Maxine Mitchell and Max Thomas = Joe Arden!

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  • Nella
  • 15-03-21

Good Story. Ok narrators.

I really liked the story but the narration didn't really do it for me. I don't think the narrators matched the characters. I actually enjoyed Emma Hudson narrating Salvatore's character better than Max's. She had the italian mafia accent down pat. She also read Salvatore's POV better than she read the female lead, Thea, who, it seemed like, spoke every sentense like she was lamenting something. Max was also not very good at narrating the steamier scenes which, given that Alexa Riley books are erotica, really could have been better. All in all, 4 stars, because it really wasn't bad, but if I'm comparing it to the narration done in 'Mechanic' I feel that it could have been way better.

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  • Heather
  • 22-01-21

This book was lacking in every way

The story line could have been good but I was beyond disappointed with the way the story was paid out. The characters had no real back story, and the sex scenes were not that hot. I did not feel any type of emotion listening to this book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-08-20

Loved this series

Story was great and I've followed these two highly rated narrators for years,great job guys

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  • Jennie @lostinbooklandia
  • 11-05-20

Another Hit for Alexa Riley!!

Alexa Riley has become one of my favorite authors recently and they never disappoint! Loved the narrators and they did an amazing job. Kingpin has it all!! Hot, possessive, over the top alpha hero who falls head over heels in love with cute, feisty and sexy heroine. This audiobook includes bonus story about Salvatore's brother, Giovanni, finding his perfect match.
If you love reading Alexa Riley, you will love listening to these two narrators bring this story to life.

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  • Bethany Duquette
  • 29-12-19

Quick Listen

Is it hot in here or is it just me? Looking for a hot steamy mafia romance with mainly just steamy? Look no further! The narrators is what made it even better!

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  • A.Fernandez
  • 23-10-19

Kingpin

A sultry, sensual, and entertaining story. I read this book a while back but hearing it is a whole different experience. I enjoyed it!
The narrators were fantastic.

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  • Kathleen Barteau
  • 05-08-19

The narrators were fantastic!!

This was a super hot story to begin with and the narrators made it even hotter!! I absolutely loved it! Actually the whole series was amazing to me. No crazy intense drama. Just perfect love stories with wonderful HEA!!! ❤️😍❤️😍❤️