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Summary

Melanie Hanna has finally worked up the courage to travel to New York and tell an old flame that he's the father of her young son. She's done hiding and apologizing for her one impulsive night. When her best friend asks her brother to watch over Melanie, her emotional trip takes an unexpected and sizzling detour.

Charles Dery is at the top of his game, but all he can think about is bedding the woman he was asked to protect. When she's almost killed, he takes what he'd been denying himself and discovers he'll do anything to keep her - even break his own rules.

When it comes to love, two wrongs may just finally make a right.

©2015 by Ruth Cardello (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Awesome, loving this series!!

Ruth Cardello does it again. This series just gets better and better.

This book is about Charles Dery and Melanie Hanna. We have met Charles and Melanie in the first book Taken, Not Spurred. This book is one hard decision after another for the 2 main characters. I have loved Melanie since the first book and she says what is on her mind. I wasn't a huge fan of Charles from the first book but I have slowly warmed to him during this book. All of characters from the first book are here and loads more.

Charles and Melanie make decisions that affect them and everybody around them. New York and Texas are places I want to visit because of this book. Charles doesn't want a family, he just wants Melanie. Melanie wants Charles but has to put her son first.

Love this story!!!

I would recommend any of Ruth Cardello books.

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Brilliant

Very good storyline.narrator was funny and was quite good.The storyline was quite interesting.it can be listened to as a standalone but it is better to listen to the first book in the series as the characters come up in this second book and the first book tells how Charles and Melanie met which is what this story is about. I can hardly wait to read and listen to the third book in the series. brilliant.

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  • Reader Lady
  • 16-04-16

Loved the characters!

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There is so much to love about these characters. From the hero and heroine to Melanie's adorable son. I could feel Charles' pain even though the reason for it is a bit weak. Melanie's pain was much more understandable. Many of her decisions from her past did greatly influence her life.

I did not care for the narrator at all. While she did give the characters distinctive voices, some of them were really bad. Charles sounded like he had a stick stuck up his rear end! David's voice was just plain annoying.

Overall, I really enjoyed Melanie and Charles' love story a lot, and I'm very glad I found this series. Happy reading!

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  • AMoore71
  • 03-10-15

great light read.

loved it. a real feel good story that keeps your interest. i can't wait for the next story.

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  • Iris
  • 15-02-16

Great book!

Great book to read! I am looking forward to the next book to read. Hurry April!

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  • Snoopyvet
  • 16-12-15

Loved the laughs

Where does Tycoon Takedown rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks among my favorites

What did you like best about this story?

That is made me smile and laugh while reading while so enjoying to story

Which scene was your favorite?

The cabin where they play all the naked games :)

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Tony realizes that Sara was right and goes about making peace with his past so he's the person he needs to be before he goes to collect her.

Any additional comments?

If you are a fan of Ruth Cardello's books you will enjoy this. If you are fan of cute, funny love stories than this is listen for you

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  • Weluvdopey
  • 01-09-15

Awesome Series!

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This is an awesome series; this is the second book in The Lone Star series and was written by Ruth Cardello and narrated by Marian Harris. Melanie Hanna is traveling to New York to tell an old flame that he is the father of her young son. Charles Dery’s sister asks him to look over and protect her friend Melanie while she is in New York. Charles tries to deny his attraction to Melanie, but when she is almost killed he will do anything to protect her.

The narrator Marian Harris, did a wonderful job, and was very easy to listen too. I have listened to several books by this narrator and have loved every one, and I am looking forward to listening to more books by her. She did a great job with the different characters and their voices.

This book has a great story; if you are looking for a great romance with some humor, then you need to get this book. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.

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  • Jim
  • 21-07-15

Just awful performance.

Could not even get through this audible the performance was so horrible. Good grief have you never actually heard a Texan speak??? It may be a great book but I will never know. The reader just ruined it.

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  • Satinstitcher
  • 26-05-15

I loved this story waiting for more

This story had such meaning for me. It has made me think of finding my own second chance. You can't stop now what will happen with Dave? He is a vital character but a loner can't wait to see how you bring him out of his shell

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-03-21

loved it

I really enjoyed this book. I look forward to reading more books like this in the future.

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  • Lovingbooks1
  • 09-11-20

Emotional and good

I liked this story, it had good characters and a storyline that was building nicely to a happy ending
Characters is well written and realistic, I especially liked that Melanie was a single mother.

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Clear pronunciation and read with feelings, only thing missing is a male voice

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-06-20

Hot and funny!

Loved this story!! Beautiful romance with humor, hotness, a sexy heroine, a flawed rich hero and an adorable little boy! Awesome narration done by Marion Harris! I highly recommend this book👌