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Deacon has an ugly history, a history that broke him, leaving him a ghost of a man. Out of necessity he left the normal world to descend into the criminal world and found he fit. So he stayed. Cold as ice and living off the grid, Deacon has no intention to connect, not with anyone. Then he returns to some remote cabins in the Colorado Mountains and finds they have new owners. One of them is Cassidy Swallow, a young woman willing to work hard to live her quiet dream in a house by a river surrounded by aspen and pine.
Suddenly Deacon finds he's at war. Cassidy's pull for him to connect is strong. He fights it, but he loses, always coming back for more. But when he does, he gives her nothing. From the first time she sees him, Cassidy knows Deacon is dead inside. She knows he’s the kind of man who could destroy a woman. But one night when Deacon's control slips, Cassidy takes a chance. He might break her. He also might be her dream come true.
©2014 Kristen Ashley (P)2015 Audible Inc.
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"Narrator Stella Bloom sucks listeners into Cassidy's ruminations on the hospitality industry, her failed romances, and her addiction for John Priest. Bloom's reading is as juicy as listening to your best friend talk about her love life." ( AudioFile)
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By Joan on 05-15-15

Best book by far in this series

I liked these characters. This book is more like the Kristen Ashley I enjoy! The other books in this series were disappointing. I liked John Priest aka Deacon, and I like Cassidy - two believable characters. I liked the storyline as well. Hot sex scenes, fun dialogue, and interesting characters. The only downer was the reader. I just don't like her style. To me it's like fingernails scraping a chalkboard. The female voices for the secondary characters she used were horrible. Here are these buff, hot guys...I do not think their wife's would have those screeching loud voices. Yikes! Just not in to her reading /performing style.

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By CAROLYN on 05-22-15


As usual Kristen Ashley has delivered a story that captures your imagination and you're able to mentally play each Chapter in your mind. Deacon is empty and emotionally damaged by his past, he's a dead man walking, but slowly, over years of occasionally staying in the same holiday cabin, the ice around his heart slowly melts and his heart starts to beat again.... and the cause is the beautiful, gutsy but vulnerable owner of the cabins Cassidy.

Deacon is very much an Alpha male who speaks with a 'biker type' short word sentences and he has a sexy dirty mind and mouth. However, he's caring but not sharing with Cassidy and she hardly knows anything about him despite this she falls hard for him...... until she finds a photograph that'll rock her world and when Deacon fails to explain anything it will crush her, breaks her heart and sends him into a downwards spiral.

Worth a credit? Dual POV, good narration, nice romance, great chemistry, scorching hot sex scenes and lots of drama made this a creditworthy listen and I think there's just one more book to go in the Unfinished Hero series and it's Knight"s brother Nick.... yaye can't wait.

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By angel on 04-19-15

Ashley fan

absolutely fantastic aubile.we need more colorado mountain men Chaos we need tack Allen motel cycle man mystery man come on get them all out there!!@@@@

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By Energyimp on 11-09-16


This was a sale book and so I went for it. You can often hit gold when you pick randomly. But the moving towards risqué soft porn genre with no depth of characterisation or decent back story was frustrating and every time they had sex I was willing them to hurry up. The performance could have done with a male voice as narrating a husky 'badass' man didn't work. Would have been better perhaps if I read the book rather than listened. Won't get any more Kristen Ashley books again, my intellect couldn't take the beating.

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