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Summary

She wants uncomplicated fame. He wants an uncomplicated assignment. A celebrity stalker derails both their plans.

When a celebrity stalker targets Aurora Meridian, she turns to a private security team for protection. 

Aurora, a women's professional tennis player, struggles to win back the tennis fame she had before a devastating injury. As her fame returns, she faces terrifying death threats from a sinister stalker. She hires Rider Security and Investigation (Rider SI) to provide protection through the tennis season. Amidst the fear and isolation closing in on her, she fights rising attraction for the newest addition to her protection team. 

Mason Stone, a former SEAL, worries his reputation and job at Rider SI are threatened by false accusations from a prior client. He transfers to Aurora's team to escape the scandal only to find himself drawn to the formidable tennis player. He struggles with the balance of keeping her safe and keeping his distance. 

Maxine Rider, former Marine and owner and CEO of Rider Security and Investigation (Rider SI), prides herself on a skilled team of dedicated former military personnel who provide protective services. She tries to keep her new company afloat while maintaining a reputation for quality and integrity. 

As Aurora's stalker closes in, Mason, Maxine, and Aurora are drawn into the sinister underworld of the Russian mafia. Aurora and Mason fight for their lives and each other while Maxine discovers the lines she must cross and the sacrifices to be made to keep her client and her team safe.

©2018 CB Samet (P)2019 CB Samet

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Game, Set, Love

I thoroughly enjoyed this riveting romantic suspense set in the exhilarating world of professional tennis culminating in the US Open.

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Good first story

This is the first book I have listened to by this author and narrator. The story was good, the narrator gave the characters strange voices at times but overall this was good.

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Very Suspensful

The storytelling holds you on the edge of your seat but the writing is so genuine you can picture the action smoothly. I love strong women and Aurora demonstrates even a young diva can grow into a kind capable woman. Great story!

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  • Tina P Kimble
  • 13-01-20

Absolutely Loved This Story

Very interesting listen absolutely loved the characters in this book. I don't usually read or listen to this style of writing but I'm thrilled I took time for this book. I just couldn't stop listening or take a break from it until I got to the end. The narrator was also great I typically search out books with both male and female narrators for the voice differences but this was overall a great experience.

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  • Patricia Terry
  • 08-01-20

Exciting story combined with a cute romance

This story was very good. It was exciting, well written and entertaining. The romance that developed against the characters best efforts was cute. I received a review copy of the audio version of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • PattyH
  • 27-12-19

Loved it

I couldn't stop listening until I got to the end. And just when I thought the story ended, it got better!
The narration was really good, the voices used were perfect for each person.

I received a free copy of this audible at my request. All comments in my review are strictly my own.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 26-10-21

Suspenseful!

This is the first book in The Rider Files Series, a Romantic Suspense. I loved to follow Mason and Aurora in their suspenseful journey to love. The supporting characters are interesting. The storyline is intriguing, and captivating, filled with mystery, and twists and turns. Matthew Keyes did a good job with the narration. Looking forward to listen to Masters Files, the next book in the Series.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 19-02-20

Action and romance!

I love to find new authors and when I was recommended this romantic suspense IK jumped on it and I am so glad I did. Mason has been hired as a bodyguard to protect Aurora, a famous tennis player. She is trying to come back after an almost career ending injury and now she is being stalked. But what the two do not count on, is the attraction they have for each other. Mason needs to keep his distance, and Aurora just wants to be closer. Will his feelings interfere with her protection? Will she continue to play? Mason's character is so interesting. His military background definitely plays a lot into his personality, but I do love the banter has has with Aurora. I adored Aurora. Her tenacity and ferocity is admirable. Samet writes with just enough suspense to give us a thrill, adds a little bit of romance and gets us ready for more of the Rider files.

Matthew Keyes enhances this story with his fantastic narration. I really enjoyed his voices and ability to transition between characters. It's a busy book and he keeps it all together, with just the right amount of emotion and action in his voice to give us the perfect settings. It's a great performance.

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  • Ella
  • 16-02-20

I loved these characters but...

I love these characters and their personalities but the story dragged on. I go to the four hour mark and though I had a hour or so left but I had three more hours. There's no more story to tell. Could have ended sooner.

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  • Hanny
  • 10-02-20

ok

I didn't connect with this story and I can't even say why.
I felt that there were too many unimportant scenes that did nothing to promote the story.
I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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  • Mrsbrightside
  • 26-01-20

A good start to a series

I received this audio book in exchange for a review. I liked this book, but it took awhile to get into it. I think the narrator was ok, but his voice for the lead lady was so hard to listen too, but otherwise he was good. I do look forward to the next book.

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  • Denise Van Plew
  • 23-01-20

characters bring it to life

This is the first time in coming across this author. The story is what tempted me to be drawn in. The characters will do more than their job in unraveling the story with the mystery and suspense that feeds my need. The personalities come shining through with you can almost picture them. Oh Rider team to the rescue which Aurora should thank her lucky stars haha. Romance is woven in with us lapping that up also. I liked how fun it was though to go through this one. One thing is established if I come across the next one will dive into it.

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  • J. Allen
  • 16-01-20

sports romance

Tennis come back kid Aurora meets Bad boy security guard Mason and the sparks fly. A well written and narrated sports themed romance read / listen. Loved the story line - a bit much detail about tennis but I'm not a tennis fan so I got lost in some of these details. Loved the story line and the chemistry between these two main characters. I also very much enjoyed the secondary characters - especially Max. Good flow tot he story line which keeps you engaged and interested throughout. Well Done!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.