Retribution : The Protectors (Kennedy)

  • by Sloane Kennedy
  • Narrated by Joel Leslie
  • Series: The Protectors (Kennedy)
  • 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"You're a hero every f--king day, Tate," I said softly. "Don't ever forget that." (Hawke)
Ex-Special Forces soldier Michael "Hawke" Hawkins has spent every day of the last 10 years waiting for the moment he would get to watch the life fade from the eyes of the men who brutally murdered his wife, but when he finally gets the break he's been waiting for, the trail leads him to someone he wasn't expecting.
After nearly two years of running, 24-year-old Tate Travers has become an expert at hiding...until the day a dangerous stranger shows up looking for vengeance and threatens to destroy the fragile life Tate has managed to build for himself and his five-year-old son. Except the life Tate has been struggling to hold on to started unraveling long before Hawke showed up looking for the same men Tate has been running from...his own father and older brother.
Retribution - it's all Hawke has wanted since the day he held his wife's hand as she took her last breath. And he won't give that up for anything or anyone...not even the tormented young man trying to give his little boy a better life. Because Tate is the only one who can lead Hawke to the men he's been searching for. And if it means forcing the young man to confront the past that nearly destroyed him, then so be it.
Only the last thing Hawke expects to feel is something besides the hatred that has driven him. And he definitely never expected to feel it for a man.
But when it comes down to choosing between the unwanted feelings Tate stirs in him and the revenge he's finally close enough to taste, will Hawke be able to give up the one thing that has kept him going for a second chance at a future he gave up on ever having?

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Most Helpful

Superb Perfection

I absolutely love Sloane Kennedy, her ability to take me into a story and make me feel... everything that her characters do is an amazing emotional journey. I really loved this story and it was great getting to know Tate and Hawke on a deeper level.
This is actually the first narrated book I have ever listened to and it was fantastic! I really enjoyed Joel Leslie's narration and how he brought a depth and life to the story that you just don't get when you read it yourself.
I definitely recommend giving this a listen to because you will definitely love it like I did!
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- ASeubert

Liked this story, but

I was a bit dismayed by the first sex scene between Hawke and Tate.
Though I liked both characters equally by the midpoint of the book, I had difficulty at times liking Hawke, but I could feel compassion for him. Tate just made me want to Mother him. Such a sweet, kind man despite his horrific child and early adulthood.
Joel Leslie was as fantastic as ever with his narration. Every bit of the emotion the characters have, he expresses very vividly. I can't get enough of listening to him. I'm well on the way, but someday, I will have everything he's narrated.
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- SassiKassi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-15-2017
  • Publisher: Sloane Kennedy