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I shouldn't have remembered him. He was just a guy who walked through a restaurant. I didn't know his name. We never made eye contact. There was no connection between us at all. But I could feel him. The tingle down my spine. The command in his presence. The snap of tension in the air around him. That was the first time I saw him, and I was captivated. The second time was different. He was in the mysterious back elevator of my apartment building. Our eyes met for a fleeting second before the doors closed, and I was staggered. My breath was robbed. My senses on high alert. My body hummed. That was just the beginning. He was the leader of the mafia. I was about to fall in love with him, and his name...Cole Mauricio.

©2017 Tijan (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Enjoyable but not what I expected

I think I was expecting it to be a lot more like the Carter Reed books but it was very different. There wasn’t as much drama & action. The guards weren’t as big of a part as the were in Carter Reed. There just wasn’t as much Mafia related stuff happening, everything was just ‘mafia business’ that was done off script. Also the steamy scenes seemed to be cut short before they even began a lot of the time which was unlike the Carter Reed books. I liked that Cole was much like Carter in the way he loved & treated his woman, but I don’t think anything comes close to the connection between Carter & Emma!

Over all I enjoyed the love story but as a mafia romance I just felt like it didn’t really hit the mark.

I enjoyed the narrators performances.

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NEVER A LET DOWN

I loved this book! Compared to the other books Tijan has written, this is actually one of the more lighthearted books (compared to her other ones by Tijan, not compared to the typical genre). This has an extremely awesome romance, and I am saying awesome because while it is cute, that brings forth the kind of sunshine and rainbow theme which this does not have - therefore, it is awesome. Tijan writes amazing stories and I have yet to be disappointed with one of them. It is hard to describe the kind of genre this story is for me because while it is romance, it is also action, crime, and a few others, so this is like all the more serious genres mixed together with the addition of a bit of romance. I always say this, but that is because it is so true. I definitely don't regret reading this book and would recommend it to those that love this genre. I loved listening to this book!

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Not Tijans best

This is an ok book. The female narrator is too young for the character. But aside from that the story feels hurried just not Tijans usual romanticing etc

Still a lovely way to get a glimpse of Coles life and to hear from my fav duo, Emma and Carter!

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  • LC ADEA
  • 01-03-2017

Great but could have been better

The story was excellent. The narrators did an excellent job, however the female narrator was too youthful sounding for this story. A more mature sounding narrator would have been a better fit for the story theme and characters. It was slightly distracting to me as a listener/reader. Other than that it was excellent. If you can handle the voice not fitting the characters than check it out.

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  • Chasina McGee
  • 28-02-2017

There are hardly words....

I LOVE Tijan, I have devoured EVERY book she has written, and read or listened to most more than once.

This story is no different- however, I think it's best left in print.

This narrator is indeed talented, and I believe has the ability to make a story a great listen... just not this one.

It didn't work for me, it felt wrong and made it hard to listen to the story.. distracting and unsettling.

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  • L V Red
  • 28-02-2017

Terrible Narration!!! Sounds like little Kids..

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I love this Author, why use narrators that don"t fit the story???? refund!!! huge disappointment!!!

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  • Deloris Douglas
  • 13-06-2017

JUST BAD VERY BAD

Laura Darrell was the worst narrator I have ever heard. She sound like a 5 year old child and could not change her voice for each character. I really tried to listen to this book all the way through, but I just couldn't, it was that bad

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-06-2017

Love this story!

Emotional, dark yet sexy and erotic. I highly recommend it and would like to listen to the story again. Don't skip this one because it's a fantastic tale and I loved it.

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 01-03-2017

SADLY IT DIDN'T QUITE DELIVER

I loved loved loved Carter Reed and had this book preordered eagerly awaiting its release.. but unfortunately it didn't quite live up to my expectations. It could've been because of the 'too young' narration which didn't fit the characters, it could've been because I was expecting more than just TWO chapters from Cole's POV.. or it could've been because of the storyline.

For me, the first third of the book dragged on a bit too much before Addison eventually spoke to Cole, she kept secrets from her best friend who had supported and stood by Addison through, and long after, her husband's death.. and any sex scenes were tepid, weak and extremely mild. However, on the plus side there was mystery, secrets, a twist or three and Cole.. well he was everything I hoped he'd be - protective, mysterious, loyal, sexy, dangerous.. and smokin hot.

Worth a credit? Sorry, but it's a 50/50 this time round.

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  • Cassie Brode
  • 27-05-2017

Cole & Addison Story

Okay, yes, Cole was really good. 

Before I get to my review, the guy narrator had a slow, low voice, when he was reading Cole part, I mean only 'Cole' 2 parts in the book. Lol! 

Anyways, this story was good, different from the other books I read by Tijan, but I can say I like me some Cole, but he will never replace Logan Kade, nope lol. When I was reading this book, I figured it was a reason why Dorian didn't like Addison. Humph, now I see why he didn't like her, I also didn't see that coming at all in the situation with her (Addison) in-laws (Liam mother) not only her but with DORIAN. Smh, Glad it ended with a happy ending. 

P. S. CAN'T WAIT TO READ ABOUT CARTER REED!

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  • Jennifer Barker
  • 22-06-2020

Wished there was more Stephen

The story and narration was awesome. Everything on point. But Stephen only had a few sections in the whole story. Would love to see more of a dual POV. Still would recommend this to everyone.

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  • Jill
  • 13-02-2020

Meh...

I never posted my review when I read this book a while back so I am adding it now.
This book was pretty middle of the road for me. I don't really have much to say about it, nothing was really noteworthy. The narrator did a good job though.

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  • KTdwKT
  • 02-04-2017

Returned the book

I read the book and loved it! Then purchased the audio book to listen to on the go. Since the book is called Cole, and two narrators are listed, I thought it would be read by both the male and female narrators.

Unfortunately, I never heard the male narrator. I would have been able to deal with the miscast female voice if there was a strong male voice to balance it.

Listened to the first six chapters and didn't hear him. So I started to skip to the next chapter and the next to try and hear his POV.

It is a very good mafia book that is best read. Save your credit.

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 02-03-2017

Well worth the wait

Hooked!!! From the first page. As a huge fan of Tijan's writing I wasn't surprised, especially due to the fact that Carter Reed is up there in my Top 10 favourite book boyfriends ever. Cole Mauricio (who we met in Carter Reed) is now my ultimate mob boss. I'm so fickle! First up we meet Addison Bowman, widowed a year earlier and her dreams/nightmares are still plaguing her. Leaving the home she shared with her husband she moves into the illusive, exclusive, Mauricio building where she eventually meets and befriends Cole. Unaware that Cole is the owner of her building and one of the most powerful people in the city, a relationship forms. Addison is aware that there is a lot more to Cole than he's willing to share, but he actually makes her 'feel alive' something she's not felt in a year. It turns out that there is a lot more happening in both their lives and nothing is quite as it seems. With so many twists and turns, intense chemistry between all the characters and a wonderfully written story, I cannot praise the book enough. Well worth the wait.
I loved the narration, just perfect.


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  • Tender
  • 08-03-2021

Good story

I bought this book because Stephen Dexter was advertised as one of the narrators. Imagine my utter disappointment to find he only narrates one 15 min chapter. Ms Darrell’s performance was very good, however her attempts at the male voice sounded ridiculous. Alpha male sounding somewhat pre-pubescent, when I was expecting the wonderful tones and performance from Mr Dexter. Thought I’d mention it to give fans of Mr Dexter’s performances the heads up. He’s not really in it.

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  • Rotella Reads
  • 08-05-2019

Another amazingly suspenseful Tijan story!

What a rush! Cole’s story was so exhilarating and heartwarming all at the same time. Despite the secrets, mystery and deceit, Addison and Cole were able to not only survive but thrive. Their connection and love was real and raw. The narration of this book was done so well by Laura and Stephen!

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