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The Insiders is the first in a brand-new romance trilogy from New York Times best-selling author Tijan!

Bailey is as normal as could be, with a genius IQ and a photographic memory. But still, normal for her. Then, things happen - a guy breaks into her house in the middle of the night to take her hostage. She finds out her father is actually billionaire tech genius Peter Francis, the same guy she’s idolized all her life. She learns all this when she meets dark, mysterious, and electrifying Kashton Colello. He’s an associate of her father’s, and he gives Bailey two choices - go with him and meet her father or survive on her own because those kidnappers are going to try again. It’s a no-brainer.

After this, three things become clear for Bailey:

1. She’s living at her father’s sprawling estate, complete with bodyguards and the best security that money can buy.

2. She’s no longer an only child. She has three siblings and has no idea what to do with them and vice versa.

3. She is being guarded by Kash himself. Personally guarded. And there is a lot of guarding going on there and some of it is going to drive her crazy.

A complete outsider in a world of wealth and decadence, Bailey has to find her way within a family that has more secrets than she could have imagined. One of these secrets could be deadly....

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Griffin

“Tijan knows how to create addictive, fun and exciting stories that you simply cannot put down!” (Elle Kennedy, New York Times best-selling author)

“I can always count on Tijan to write an action-packed, intense, emotional story that will have me invested until the very last page.” (Helena Hunting, New York Times best-selling author)

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Awesome

This is an incredible start to a fantastic new series. The drama, suspense and intrigue was amazing.

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Great story, fast paced and great plot

Great story. enjoyed it and found it was very easy reading. I think the characters could do with a bit more building to get to visualise them a little more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-05-21

Hard feel the connection

Maybe if was because I was flipping from kindle to audible.... but I didn’t feel the connection between Cash and Bailey. I very much disliked the voice that narrators from Baileys POV. The picture from the cover, verses who she is described to be verses the voice narrated did not match up. With the voice narrating, I pictured a young tomboy from new jersey. Probably wears baggy pants and open flannels over a tank top and dirty shoes. So my picture of Cash as this older hunky muscular man gave me the impression of a guy robbing the cradle. And don’t get me wrong... I’ve read that Thorpe and I don’t mind it. She just didn’t seem like the kid genius in grad school so I couldn’t really get on board with the romance side of the story. I just didn’t think the voice matched Bailey.

The story was good. I liked that cliffhanger wasn’t like crazy. It was mostly tied up. And the second book will clearly be another adventure but not like it’s one book split into three books to make extra money. Which I appreciate. I loved most the characters. I can clearly picture her mom/Chrissy and father/Peter. For some reason I let getting this Meet the Robinsons vibe? Like the Disney cartoon? I think because it’s this big mixed dysfunctional family of halfway geniuses on this huge estate. Like I half expect there to be a legit time machine in the basement. Just think about it. Overall good book. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • BAlley
  • 06-05-21

Interested to see where this story goes

I love Tijan's work, and while this was entertaining I can't say this is her strongest work to date. The story is interesting, no doubt, but the relational development between Bailey and Kash is severly lacking. I hope their relationship gets more meat to it in the next book. Overall I'd say this is a good start to a series. I'm looking forward to what comes next, and I really hope the next book is dual POV so we can get into Kash's head a bit more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-05-21

Loved

This book was so good. Had me hooked hope there’s more to come cuz the way it ended left me wanting more

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  • Mighty Nurse Tricia
  • 06-05-21

tijan did it again

tijan did it again in creating an amazing story love it it is worth reading. Narraratted by emma galvin she was amazing as well and im very picky about narrarators

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  • Tamara S.
  • 05-05-21

Tijan nails it again!!

Disclaimer - this review might be biased because o have a writer’s crush on Tijan. She always has a way of making characters come alive, of bringing twists and turns , of making me laugh and cry - sometimes in the same sentence. She’s an artist with her stories and I’m a total fan girl.

Narration: hadn’t heard anything from Emma before but she did a brilliant job.

Story: can’t wait for the next book!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-05-21

Great read

Such an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G story! I can’t wait until the next installment. Emma Galvin did an outstanding job narrating and Tijan’s writing never disappoints. Such a good book!!!!

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  • bethany
  • 24-05-21

Loved this book!!!

Great narrator, great storyline, love love love the characters!!! Can’t wait for the next book!!!!!!!!

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  • Elizabeth McLeod
  • 16-05-21

Not Tijan's Best

The story locked cohesiveness and I struggled to remain engaged. The narrator was merely acceptable

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  • ecarpenter
  • 13-05-21

Lacking

I am a huge fan of all Tijan works. This is NOT her best. The story is lacking in substance. The book reads like a first draft . The story need more depth . The main character has a child like view of the world around her. She spend most of the book being lead around by others. This completely contradicts her extreme intelligences . This book definitely needed more . Seriously lacking !

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  • Scarlet
  • 08-05-21

Narration is just so so

I love Tijan books but this particular audiobook I was very disappointed. I should have listened to the sample longer before buying it. Narrator’s voice sounded whiny I understand this is YA book and she wanted to sound young but the voice didn’t portray the main character Bailey. I just didn’t connect with the narrator’s voice. I just stopped listening to it not even halfway due to the voice got really annoying. I hope that the author and publisher get a different narrator for the other books that are coming up in this series because this series is really great.

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