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Thicker Than Water

Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Lacy Laurel
Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
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Summary

Lucia Vega is on a winning streak. Her book, Throw Away the Key, has taken the country by storm, and now, it's being made into a movie. After years of chasing it, she can finally taste freedom.

Reece Carras is one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. Handsome, rich, and generous, he's everything girls like her aren't supposed to dream of. But dream she does. And in his strong arms, she finds a freedom she never even knew existed.

Falling in love was the easy part. Cruel twists of fate and torn loyalties will make staying together seem impossible. Sacrifices will have to be made. And they will learn that blood may be thicker than water, but nothing is more powerful than two hearts that beat for each other.

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Dylan Allen (P)2018 Tantor

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Moving 💗

I liked the story, and the characters. and how the immigration topic is delivered into such a nice story filled with many emotions that can be heartbreaking at times, but it's what makes the book really good.

As for the narrattion Lacy Laurel was so great as Lucia, and her male voice is excellent. Sean Crisden as Reece was good. Both of then made the book so much better, with their narrattion.

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A great story.x

Lucia and Reece are from different worlds but events from the past bring them together with so much passion in everything they do. This story was so well written and I got fully immersed. I will be looking for more Dylan Allen books to read/listen to as I really enjoyed it.

Sean Crisden as Reece was great his voice is so easy to listen to and he did such a good job. Lacy Laurel is one of my new favourites her voice is just amazing I could listen to her all day. They are a great pick for the characters and they sold the story for me. A very good story you should give it a go.x

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Brilliant!

Thicker Than Water has an interesting and powerful storyline that is gripping and heartfelt. It’s a friends to lovers, slow burn read with exciting twists and turns. I love the chemistry between Lucia and Reece, they are great characters full of strength and conviction and their sexy scenes are HOT. It’s the first book I’ve read by Dylan Allen but it won’t be the last. I highly recommend it, you won’t be disappointed!

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amazing

I absolutly loved this book. both characters were so lovable and your heart was breaking for them, all tgey want is to be together. I live Dylan and this one was just perfect too.

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Perfect!

I love the book itself so much and connected with the characters and their struggles. My love for them was beyond and hearing their voice just brought that to a new level. Both narrators were perfect for this story and I couldn’t imagine anyone else being the voices. It was perfectly executed.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 14-06-18

Loving and Poignant

Dylan Allen is a new author to me, and this book ensures that she will be on my one click from now on. The story line is original, and is one many would not take on. Lucia Vega is an author who has a best seller out. Being sought after for the screenplay rights, she is approached by Reece Carras and agrees to have her book brought to the big screen. The attraction is immediate, but can they act on it? Allen writes this story with raw honesty and emotion of a couple that faces so many obstacles, it's hard to know if they will be able to find their happiness. The two come from different backgrounds and it seems that no answer will help resolve their problems. Lucia is written with strength and passion, and will do anything to keep her story true. Reece is unwavering in his support, and knows himself and what he wants. The story flows with controversy, heartbreak, impossible decisions and an unbreakable love like no other.

A story like this needs a team of narrators that will make you feel. Lacy Laurel and Sean Crisden do just that. From the minute the book starts, every emotion is invoked and carries through the very end. Each of their performances is genuine and passionate, just what this novel needs, a wonderful narration.

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  • Jojo
  • 20-10-19

DNF

Not a big fan of the narration. Also I stopped at around chapter 20 because after knowing what tragedy the hero unfortunately started, I can't believe that a romance between the MCs can realistically be possible after all that. Forgiveness, yes, but romance? Feels so wrong and contrived! Just thankful though that the author didn't drag out the revelation of this conflict right to the end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-09-19

Very Good book, Terrible narrators...

Very Good book, Terrible narrators...I would have enjoyed the book if the narrators where different.

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  • Mojca Mocnik
  • 11-04-19

beautiful

the story is truly beautiful, it shows all the struggle, the love, the weakness and the strength of both Reed and Lucia. His love for her and her internal battle to love him completely and telling the truth she was hiding. The book and the movie she filmed is so realistic and so tragic i can almost see this becoming a real movie. The devastation with realization who is who and the epic ending. Well i could go on and on but you better go and listen for yourself.
The only down side of this books in my opinions are narrators with whom i struggled in the beginning but listened to the end because of the beautiful story that this was. Would definitely recommend someone else to read this beauty.

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  • kgagnon
  • 18-03-19

Poignant, and Powerful!

I loved this poignant, powerful and profound love story. It is a beautiful and honest look into an issue that is so relevant in our society today. Reece and Lucia are very passionate about this issue, for two very different reasons. But as their lives intersect, secrets surface that could tear them apart. I loved how at it's core, this is a beautiful love story between two kind, and caring people. They come from two different worlds, and as they learn more about each other, and the challenges they each face, it brings them closer together. It was heartbreaking to see that the things we take for granted daily, cause others to watch over their shoulders, for fear that the only life they know could be taken away. Narrators Sean Crisden, and Lacy Laurel were amazing at bringing this poignant, steamy, and riveting story to life. They made Reece and Lucia feel so real and honest, and made me feel all the anxiety, love and passion they felt. I was totally lost in their storytelling.

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  • Sophie Koufes
  • 12-03-19

Beautiful & Poignant Love Story!

Thicker Than Water is a complete standalone told in dual pov with a guaranteed happily ever after.
Oh Golly Gosh! Just Brilliant! Absolutely loved it! The writing was flawless and flowing through to the end. Lucia and Reece are compelling, dynamic characters. Supporting character's play a instrumental role & accentuate the narrative. The narrative is so nonpareil and realistic. I'm in a place that my zeal's are all over right now. This author wrote a raw, detailed, sovereign, paramount, and beautifully portrayed love tale that is pure & brings light to the subject of immigration and the journey that follows to fight for rights. A poignant love story entwined with hardships & political policies.

Lacy Laurel and Sean Crisden narration brought out the character's passions in a way that exhuberates jubilate. Tone and pace flows through smoothly and flawlessly.

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  • Heather Swan
  • 12-03-19

Thicker Than Water

Another book by Dylan Allen that I love! The first of her books that I have listened to on audio. It was amazing! It's more than just a romance. This book turned a light on to something I've never thought much of before. Things that we do now that we take for granted. It is an amazing book that I would definitely recommend to anyone and everyone. The narration is great and done with such feeling and emotion.

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  • Sin2sea
  • 07-08-18

Gut wrenching and soulful

I always wanted to read this book but couldn’t find the time and so I am thrilled to get the audiobook and boy am I wretched. Dylan’s prose combined with the narrator’s voices is lyrical and gut wrenching. I can hear her fear and her anxiety. The love that they share is so beautifully crafted and I know I will definitely listen to this for many times to come.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-07-18

ttw

loved this book. I first read the book then I saw that it was on audio and just had to listen. was not disappointed. this is a must read and listen.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 16-06-18

Beautiful Story!

Dylan Allen is a new author for me. This is a beautiful and well-written story. In fact, this story is much deeper than I expected. I love the two main characters, Lucia and Reece. They are strong, beautiful and perfect together. I also like the secondary characters. The narration was great, as always with Lacy Laurel. I like his voice! It was my first listen to Sean Crisden. He has a beautiful male voice, easy to listen to. I enjoyed my listening. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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