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Here’s the tale of Rafe and Fallon, and it’s based in Colorado. Rafe is your basic over-protective alpha male, military man with a heart. Fallon is a stripper & club-owner. Both bring baggage. This book somewhat worked for me. The narrator worked fine, and the sex scenes were pretty hot. It also flowed well. The story is somewhat explicit though not erotica. Still, be forewarned that the author does use one explicit term for female genitalia that may cause some people unease. I liked that Fallon was a strong, self-reliant woman. But I didn’t like the author’s explanation for several of Rafe’s and Fallon’s behaviors or statements of logic; they seemed manufactured to create angst and controversy. Similarly, everything, and I mean absolutely EVERYTHING between them was at evisceration level ALL OF THE TIME. No one can live like that. So it was a bit over-the-top. I get that they were very attracted to each other and felt for each other what they’ve never felt for another. But the extreme level was a bit unrealistic and actually made the staying power of their relationship questionable. And, at times, Fallon was characterized as super woman. In one scene, she acted too familiar with Rafe’s youngest brother the 1st and only time she met him; not in a sexual way but by telling him about himself unnecessarily. It was to make Fallon appear to be insightful and strong, but she came across as overstepping and a Ms. Know-it-all ass. And constantly giving the namebrand of her pumps and some pieces of clothing was offputting and seemed in opposition to Fallon’s attempt to move past her affluent childhood wherein she was just a pretty object of her materialistic parents. I didn’t miss the book when I wasn’t listening to it, but I wasn’t bored when I was listening either. Yet, I was ready for it to be over once it was coming to an end.
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