He loves me, and he doesn't even know my real name.
The limelight that follows him could expose everything I'm hiding. But even knowing the risks, I can't force myself to stay away.
I'm going to break his heart, but mine will shatter right along with it.
Will we lose it all when I reveal what's beneath this mask?
©2015 Meghan March (P)2015 Meghan March
"SWEET ROMANCE BUT THERE'S A SECRET PAST TO REVEAL"
Charlotte (aka Charlie) needs to disappear quickly and she does it in New Orleans and now with a new look, a new job and a new identity she has finally found her true self working in a Tattoo Shop. One year in and late one night a Bachelor Party come staggering in and that's when she meets the gorgeous Simon. Simon is instantly captivated by the tattooed, dark haired beauty with colored streaks in her hair but is it the booze clouding his mind. So he returns the next day to find out that she was even more breathtaking but he can't get her to say yes to a date..... until persistency, a lack of Charlie's willpower and a terrible accident brings them together. But Charlie has secrets that could harm Simon's political career, she's a closed book and sooner or later her past is going to catch up with her and it's just a case of when and at what price.
I usually go for bad boys and Simon is anything but that, he's thoughtful, kind, caring, understanding and doesn't pressurise Charlie for answers and I loved him for that. It was Charlie who was keeping secrets and, as usual, they're kept too long with devastating results. There's no surprises for the listener as Charlie's past life is told from the start but it's a lovely romance that unfolds between two likeable characters who deserve each other. There's romantic times, sexy times and heartbreaking confusing times and the worst enemy is Charlie's self doubt..... well that and her family and the F.B.I.
Worth a credit? Dual POV's, good narration and a story that I couldn't wait to get back to so, IMO, that all makes for a nice creditworthy listen.
"Wonderful start to a great series!"
I loved this book! It seams that lately most books I've listened to have been over the top on the angst. This one has just the right amount. The narration is really good. Has a great HEA. Can be read as a stand alone but is the beginning of a great series. This one is credit worthy!
"Five Stars ~ All The Way!"
Wow! What a wonderful love story! I agree with all the positive reviews! Don't know why I was so skeptical about starting this series, but Meghan March has made a believer out of me. I'm definitely on board with rest of the series!
Andi and Holter both did fantastic job on the narration!
Well worth the credit!
"Bad male narrator!! Thankfully Sebastian York to the rescue on the rest!!"
Loved the storyline. Always love Andi Arndt's narrations. Did NOT like the male narrator. Thankfully the rest of the series Sebastian York reads! Power thru this books male narrator cuz the storyline is great and then you don't have to hear his voice on the rest of the series. Love his voice. On to the next :)
"Good story, good boy, good everything"
A good guy for a change...but he was not weak or a loser!
He was gorgeous and caring. She was paying for her father's faults. She was alone but found great friends.
When they first met I did not think they would fit together but their sweet relationship grew stronger.
Liked it a lot.
I could not understand the narrators male voice well. He had a very strong accent and talked to himself, drawling.
Even though, i think it is worth listening!
Original storyline and great setting, I liked how the "good girl falls for bad boy" roles where somewhat reversed without being all too black or white. The writing was fluid and the characters well developed, making it simple to embrace their circumstances and empathize. I appreciated less of the typical and sometimes overplayed internal monologues and enjoyed how the secondary characters (including the lovely Huck) enhanced the narrative.
Holter Graham wasn't my favorite narrator, his pace was too slow and I didn't particularly like how he would sometimes go to extremes: either whispering/mumbling or being super loud and intense. I adore Andi Arndt, the way she approaches her characters with such easiness always makes it effortless for me to identify with them.
"Surprisingly good can't wait to listen to the rest."
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the rest of the series the author did a great job on the characters in the story.
Social barriers be damned she did an excellent job on breaking the barriers.
I couldn't wait to read the second book so I'm starting it now. I hope it is as good as the first book in the series.
"Great First Book in the Series"
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the rest in the series. The author did a great job of the characters and the story. I couldn't put it down. I was just a bit disappointed that it took Charlie so long to tell her secret. There were so many opportunities. However, I guess you had to be in her shoes to know what she was thinking. Although Simon is x-military and a tough guy, he is really a pussycat underneath. The narrators did a great job with the characters.
"Love conquers all!!"
March's heroine, the troubled Charlie Stone, is brought to life with Andi Arndt's perfectly casted voice! With sexy, steamy scenes slipped deliciously into this story, the "good girl tries to avoid bad boy" scenario unfolds in mystery. Thank you, Meghan! I loved it!
I can't fault anything about this book. The narration was on point. This was my first experience with Holter Graham and my second with Andi Arndt and I thoroughly enjoyed both their fabulous acting skills.
The writing was also extremely well crafted and the story swoon-worthy.
I enjoyed the strong heroine. The determined hero. The easy listen.
It was a story I could sink into and savor.
I didn't have the option. I listened to this in broken spurts over a couple of weeks. Usually, that type of listening would distract me from my enjoyment but each time I pressed play on this story I fell straight back into bliss.
Fab story line
Tattoos and the dog Hook
All of it to be honest
Yes very much so so I did lol
fantastic story line I was hooked from start to finish
Although I read book 6 in this series first (it was awesome, hence starting from the beginning), it did not take away from my enjoyment of the first book. This book follows bad girl (running away from the law) Charlie and good boy (running for Senator) Simon as they try to navigate a relationship based based on non truths. I loved the twist on the bad boy image (bad girl Charlie for a change). The story, told in dual POV, was fast paced and kept me entertained throughout the whole book. I'm definitely starting book 2 in the very near future because I need more of this complex, highly entertaining group.
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