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Saving Ren

Barretti Security Series, Volume 3
Narrated by: Michael Pauley
Series: Barretti Security , Book 3
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
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Summary

Three men brought together by circumstance who found something none of them knew they needed... 

Ren Barretti has finally come home after a year of being held captive by the terrorists who slaughtered his entire Special Forces team. But he can't escape the nightmares that torment him or the guilt that he was the only one to walk away. The life his older brothers have brought him home to doesn't exist for him anymore, and to keep them and their loved ones safe from the rage and pain that consume him, Ren needs to disappear. 

Police Detective Declan Hale has felt an undeniable pull toward the very straight Ren Barretti since the day Ren's brother married Declan's younger sister almost a dozen years earlier. But even though the Ren who has come home isn't the one who left, all of Declan's feelings come rushing back to the surface, and he steps in to help the only man he's ever truly wanted. And even though there's no future for them, keeping Ren safe is all that matters, and Declan will risk anything to make that happen. 

Tough as nails former soldier and mercenary Jagger Varos has returned to Seattle after years of running from his past, and he's hoping that joining Barretti Security Group will help him finally call the city he left behind home. But within weeks, his new beginning is tested after multiple run-ins with the gruff, infuriating Detective Hale. When he inadvertently discovers that Declan is hiding Ren from the very brothers offering Jagger a new start, Jagger finds himself torn between his newfound loyalty to Vin and Dom Barretti and the need to protect the young man he himself helped rescue from his captors. 

For Declan and Jagger, it's hate at first sight, but they soon realize that they will need each other if they have any hope of saving Ren from himself. And neither of them expects their mutual distrust in one another to grow into something else entirely or that Ren himself will find in both of them what he needs to rebuild his life and come to terms with who he really is.

Can the fierce attraction between three men become something more, or will the demands of the real world tear them apart? 

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

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Hot damn !!

l usually steer clear of M/M/M stories, as l find them lacking .
However Sloane Kennedy has given each character so much depth
and the story so much credibility that l loved it,
Each man has their own demons to battle, whether past or present.
But after a long struggle they find comfort and love with each other,
each man learning the importance of love and family.

Michael Pauley is just so amazing in bringing to life all the different characters.

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  • Angie
  • 22-11-18

I love a Gppd MMM

This was book 3 in the "Barretti Security" series. Ren Barretti has finally come home after a year of being held captive by the terrorists who slaughtered his entire Special Forces team. But he can't escape the nightmares that torment him or the guilt that he was the only one to walk away. Ren is suffers from PTSD and he left because he didn't want to hurt anyone in his family like he almost hurt Mia his big brother Vin's girlfriend. Police Detective Declan Hale has felt an undeniable pull towards the very straight Ren Barretti since the day Ren's brother Dom married Declan's younger sister Sylvie almost a dozen years earlier. Tough as nails former soldier and mercenary Jagger Varos has returned to Seattle after years of running from his past and he's hoping that joining Barretti Security Group will help him finally call the city he left behind home. But within weeks, his new beginning is tested after multiple run-ins with the gruff, infuriating Detective Hale. When he inadvertently discovers that Declan is hiding Ren from the very brothers offering Jagger a new start, Jagger finds himself torn between his newfound loyalty to Vin and Dom Barretti and the need to protect the young man he himself helped rescue from his captors. This was a really good read Declan and Jagger took care of Ren showing him that he was safe with them. Each man has been through a lot Jagger with his mother and her boyfriend who is Declan's boss who has had it out for him Jagger also suffered from dyslexia and he was a shame of it and thought that they wouldn't want him when they found out. Declan also went through things like he is in the closet no one knows he is gay and when he told his grandfather he was almost disowned. Ren was straight and he was even more confused when he started having feelings for both men. The sex scenes in this book were hot as hell the three of them had some hot chemistry. This book also brought home the dangers of war and the PTSD seemed so real for me someone who has worked with men and women who have been to war and some of the things that they struggle with when they come home. Each of these men have been through somethings in their past that with the three of them it made them whole. This book was well written with no errors in grammar or spelling. I am looking forward to reading and listening to the next book in this series.

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  • Smitten with Reading
  • 21-10-18

B- rating...

My Review:
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Totally honest opinion on this one...I should NOT have listened to it on audio and I sure as heck shouldn't have done that before reading the other FIVE books that preceded it. Listening to a book is harder because you don't have the visual cues of names that you're seeing to keep everyone straight. And there are SO MANY characters in this one. Not only are there three main characters, but there are also all the couples and relationships from the other five books. I had an awful time keeping people straight and was trying so hard to do that, that I think I must have missed details at the beginning of the story, because I have so many questions...like what the hell happened to Ren?

Did I just miss all that in the morass of characters in the beginning? I'll admit that's possible, but I don't understand what happened to him that he's so messed up. He was a soldier, his mission went wrong, and his team died. I couldn't tell if his trauma was from being held captive (that is what happened right?), or from the fact that his team died because of something he did with some girl that caused their deaths, or with something he did to another girl in another book. And he's somehow been missing because his brothers didn't know where he was...

Like I said, I think I missed a ton of information at the beginning of the book, just because so much was happening with so many freaking characters and all their complex past story lines that were thrown at the reader. It was impossible to keep track of all the details that mattered to THIS story line.

And the sad thing is...I think I would have loved the book if I knew all that history. But I haven't read those other five books, so instead listened to the entire book feeling pretty much lost...and I hate that. UGH.

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  • Rebecca
  • 08-08-18

hot damn

Michael Pauley can never stop being a narrator.
Sloane Kennedy hits it out of the park again I absolutely love everything this woman wrights

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  • ILoveBooksSue
  • 06-08-18

Oh these 3....🔥🔥

I just dont even know where to start. Ren was so broken when he was found by Declan and Jagger. These three men are so amazing together! You get steaming hot sexy times, action, adventure and a few tears to keep you on you're toes. Each word in this book masterfully laid down on paper and then brought to your ears by the incredible Michael Pauley. I must say that I feel like a stalker because I almost exclusively listen to Mr. Pauley. Lucky for me he narrates for my favorite authors. Listen to this series! It is necessary for life sustainment.