• Fatal Exposure

  • Desert Heat, Book 1
  • By: Jessa Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Tom Johnson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-13-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ashton Publishing Group
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (16 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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Publisher's Summary

Four years ago, Dylan made Alex's heart race and her blood pound whenever he touched her. The high school quarterback was everyone's dream boyfriend. Then Alex's dad caught them in a compromised position in her room and sent Dylan out of their house and out of her life. Dylan left town a few weeks later, saying he'd never be back.
They're about to learn you should never say never.
When they meet again over a mummified corpse in the blazing Arizona desert, what secrets is Dylan carrying, and why does he have to look so damn good? Before long, the town believes the death was murder, and Alex, now a college student and aspiring investigative journalist, can't decide whether she'd like to find out what she missed all those years ago, or help put Dylan behind bars.
What's going on in this tiny Arizona border town? Will Alex get the chance to make up her mind about Dylan, before she's marked for murder herself?
©2016 Jessa Jacobs (P)2017 Jessa Jacobs
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4 out of 5 stars
By Dawn Fuhrman on 09-26-17

Never say never

Never say never. Dylan and Alex were caught by her father and Dylan promised to never return. Four years later, they meet again over a corpse. Alex is an inspiring investigative reporter who is searching for the facts surrounding the corpse. But she is distracted by her need to know the answer to what could have been.

This book is a romantic suspense novel. Dylan and Alex have such chemistry that keeps the romance hot. The who or what that is involved with the corpse keeps the reader guessing. The book does not slow its pace so it is easy to read in one sitting. It does end leaving the reader with questions not answered yet.

Tom Johnson was. a good narrator for this book. Mr Johnson was able to change his pitch to separate the characters so that the listener could follow along easily. He narrated with animation that helped bring the book to life. Mr Johnson helped make this story more enjoyable.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rubi's Bookshelf on 12-23-17


A great suspense and mystery filled story with just the right amount of humor. It's not too mushy on the love but it is sweet. Tom did a good job with the narration although could use a little work on the Spanish spoken. Highly recommended.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Vibeke on 10-07-17

Okay story but not great narrating

The romance - suspense story was okay, but the narration almost destroyed the book. Unfortunately, it's rather difficult to understand the story well when the narrator often speaks with a woman's voice when it's a man and sometimes the other way around too. It made it quite difficult to enjoy the story.
It doesn't end in a cliffhanger, but the story continues in book 2, so you have to read/listen to both books to get a (happy?) ending on the love story.

*****I was given this audiobook for free in exchange of an honest review*******

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4 out of 5 stars
By A D. on 10-06-17

Suspense and Second-chances in a Small Town

Dylan and Alex were high school sweethearts. With a 3 year age difference, things didn't work out for them and after one awkward event they haven't seen each other in 4 years. Alex is now working with her Dad as a reporter for the local paper and going to college with intentions to get out of Dodge. Dylan is back as a Park Ranger with hopes of staying and adopting his two younger brothers and look after his dying Mum. They meet again over a mummified body found in the desert.

The story gets more complex from there, including murder, attempted murders, possible cartel involvement, dirty cops, reservation casinos, kidnappings, and so on. It all gets too much for this not-so-sleepy Arizona town as the chips seem stacked against Alex and Dylan who could easily rekindle their feelings for each other.

This story is complex but moves quite steadily along until suddenly the plot speeds up. I wasn't too thrilled with the narration but I did enjoy the story over all.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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