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Summary

He was my boss, my brother's friend, a widow, an ex-felon, and a man I'd seen casually with a handful of women. But he was everything that gripped me, both the good and the bad. Worst case scenario: If things turned awkward between us, I could go somewhere else. I'd gotten over epic heartbreak before; one more wouldn't kill me.

After moving to Austin following six months of unemployment back home, Iris Taylor knows she should be glad to have landed a job so quickly... even if the business is owned by a member of the same motorcycle club her estranged father used to belong to. Except Dex Locke might just be the biggest jerk she's ever met. He's rude and impatient, and he doesn't know how to tell time. And the last thing they ever expected was each other.

Contains mature themes.

©2014 Mariana Zapata (P)2014 Tantor

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Even better when read to you!

I absolutely love this book. I have both the audio and the kindle version. The kindle version is on my favourite page, to read when the urge strikes and I need a lift. The audio version will blow you away. Callie Dalton brings Riss, Dex and the rest of Pins and Needles to life. Stunning story and very believable. Me I love it, please try it too....

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what can I say

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this book,was sorry when it finished.

What did you like best about this story?

everything it was funny,laugh out loud funny at times as well as serious.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

the one that had me laughing out loud at 1.30 am [do'nt know what neighbours must have thought!] she was trying to think of an excuse and ended up using tampax as the excuse!

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Audio ruined the book for me!

I have read all Mariana Zapata book repeatedly and absolutely loved them all. Decided to purchase the audio for this so I could listen to it while at work, however I find the narrator a little irritating (sorry!!) and a character I loved when I read in my head, annoying when listening to it read by someone else, I don't think I'll get anymore of these on audio, and just stick to reading them.

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Very slow

I bought this audiobook because I absolutely loved ‘The Wall of Winnipeg and Me’, so I thought I would give this one a shot. I know Mariana Zapata is consider a slow burn author but boy was this book hard to listen to - it was that slow. To be completely honest I’ve only got maybe 1/3 of the way through so the rest might be good but I’ve stopped listening to it for now and may go back and give it another shot in the future but for now I’m moving on to something else.

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great romantic story

what a lovely storyline.what woman doesnt love the idea of a loyal bad boy 😊

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Enjoyable read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I really enjoy books by this author. Kulti , another book by this author is one if my favourites. The story is engaging and several times I found myself smiling

What did you like best about this story?

although this story is similar to many if this genre, the story is well written and narrated.

Have you listened to any of Callie Dalton’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Kulti and Jet ( one of the highly enjoyable Marked Men series) were both narrated by Callie Dalton both of which I loved

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Unfortunately I attempted to listen in one sitting but at the same time feeling that I would be sad for the story to come to an end.

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a great way go enjoy an exceptional story.

I am new to audio books and I have been avoiding this book as it is one of my favourite books and I was worried I wouldn't like the performance. After a few minutes of adjustment I can happily say that Iris and Dex were better than I hoped. It is a great slow burn story of romance, friendship and family. I love Iris as a character, she is strong through necessity but she isn't perfect and owns up to it, or blames her hormones. Dex is a beautifully flawed grump who you would definitely want on your side anytime and also in your bed. I would definitely recommend this book to someone who likes the alpha guy, laughs at their own family's antics and likes a full story packed with detail.

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Ok...

Overall the book was fine, I struggled with Iris's character, she seemed immature and her 'that's what she' said joke funny the first time but after that no so much. The author has a tendency to exaggerate things such as iris was eavesdropping on a phone call and apparently she waited for a few minutes to see if anything else would be said when it's quite clear the conversation is over. I know it's not much but this sort of writing seed to occurs regularly and I found myself rolling my eyes and getting annoyed. If those little bits of stupid were removed Id have given the book 4 stars.
The narrator did a good job, was pretty good at getting the pace and emotion right. 4 stars for the narrator