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The end to his story has already been written…

Brad Steel made a promise to his wife and children - to create a legacy born from his love for them and his desire to protect them from harm. It was a worthy ambition…

But along the way, something went terribly wrong.

Daphne Steel loves her husband beyond measure and will stand by him no matter what, even when it's more than she can deal with. She escapes when she must, still always putting Brad and their children first. 

Mysteries deepen, secrets are unveiled, and Brad vows to continue to protect his family at all costs. But is the price too high? The lies and misdeeds get easier and easier, until he descends to a place he swore he'd never go. 

There's no turning back, though, and his actions have consequences - for those he did everything to protect. 

©2020 Waterhouse Press, LLC. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Emotionally heartbreaking

I loved this book off the Steel Brothers Series. It had me in tears. My heart went out to Brad and his wife. They went through so much pain. Well the whole family did. Thank you Helen Hardt and to the two Narrator's. Amazing job. 👏🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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  • Phara Blair
  • 12-03-2021

OMG so depressing!

Well I knew that this book would be hard to finish and would leave me broken and that is what it did. If you have read the whole Steele Brothers saga then you know this book won’t end well. I knew too but had to hear it anyway. Just a warning this is not one of those books that will break your heart and put it back together. It just breaks your heart and then it’s over. Helen Hardt is a brilliant writer and Teddy Hamilton and Laurie West did a phenomenal job with the narration but this one will leave me with a book hangover for sure. Maybe I should have skipped this trilogy, my heart wasn’t ready for this.

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  • Char
  • 12-02-2021

OMG

I loved all 16 books so far. This one was the saddest. The loss of so many. The forgiveness and horrible understanding of all that happened. Knowing some of the background insight was scary but enlightening for this listener. Brad and Daphne Steel had a love that lasted a lifetime and beyond. The realization of her childhood trauma was so expected but I didn't want to believe it. Tom, Larry and Matthias were in fact the devils incarnate. Windy Maddagan was a soul in love, lust, revenge and finally hate. she deserved what she got. I've listened to Awaking and waiting for the last 2 books. I love the Steel saga. Please keep it coming.

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  • Carolyn M. Marable-Belton
  • 28-01-2021

Endless Love

In Tears. Brad may have made lots of mistakes but he Loved Daphne.

His secrets are what killed her.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-12-2020

good book

great series. I really did enjoy this series by this author and look forward to reading more.

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  • Karen
  • 23-11-2020

Dad s love for is wife

if you ever had a bond so strong with someone that you would do anything for them. He would. he did. yet he lost everything. Yet the bond was still there at the end.

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  • Becky B
  • 16-11-2020

HAD ME IN TEARS!

I listened to this last installment of the Steel family and the ending had me in tears! A young man thrown into an impossible life scenario where no one wins and he gets the be with the love of his life! I’m a forever fan of Helen Hardt!

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  • Trusted Customer
  • 15-11-2020

What an Awesome Ending

That was one of the best endings to a book series that I have ever read. She did a great job wrapping it all up and making you feel like all your questions were answered. I’m so sad it all over but I enjoyed every minute of this series. Definitely one of my all time favorites.

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  • Melissa
  • 11-11-2020

Always so good!!!!

I always start these books and think to myself there is no way she can keep this story going and make it as good as the previous ones. She always proves me wrong. I love this series, and at the end of this book I feel like there were so many questions that had finally been answered! Well done!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-2020

OMG!!!

The story of Brad & Daphne, by far is my favorite. Helen Hardt, is very good at these series. Brad, was a good man, he took on the job of protecting Daphne, from the very beginning and then fell in love with her he never waivered from doing that and he loved her til the very end. George, did try to make a mends by letting Maisy, go and faking his death to help Brad, and putting things in place for him. I love their story!!❤❤❤ Laurie. West, and Teddy Hamilton, did a Fantastic job narrating! Helen Hardt, you have a lifelong fan, I love your work!!

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  • Jennifer
  • 07-11-2020

Loved this book!!!!!

This was amazing to hear Brad's side of the story and how it wrapped up all the other books. Definitely made me cry.

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  • Donna
  • 08-04-2021

Fantastic Gripping read

I just love this series cant get enough of this series of books, Highly recommended read you wont be dissapointed.

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  • Sam W
  • 01-01-2021

Tying Up Loose Ends

The final installment in Brads Trilogy and we get a lot of answers to questions that have gone unknown throughout the entire series, and it is an epic series! As always, in this series, there were plenty of twists & turns but you'll not be disappointed when you reach the end. As ever in this series the performance was excellent.

I expected this would be the final book in the series but I was wrong so I'll now happily make my way over to my Library to begin a fresh installment in the Steel family's life!

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  • Louise
  • 22-10-2020

Fantastic and captivating

A real page turner and very emotional. The best series written by Helen in my opinion.

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