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Abby has been through hell and has survived one of the most brutal childhoods imaginable. To the outside world, she is just a loner with an attitude. When her grandmother dies in a tragic explosion, Abby is left with questions - and nothing else. Homeless, sleeping in a junkyard, and on the run from a system that has failed her over and over again, she meets Jake, a tattooed, blue-eyed biker with secrets that rival her own. Two broken souls that can't be healed. They can't be saved. Abby and Jake have to decide if they can accept the darkness not only within one another but within themselves. If they can accept each other for who they really are, they might be able to learn that love isn't always found in the light.

©2014 T. M. Frazier (P)2016 Tantor

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Dark!!

Eeeepp!! This was intense, raw and gritty! The road for Abby and Jake was not an easy one but all the tears and pain was worth their HEA! I can never get enough of TM Frazier’s writing - her stories are highly addictive and had me riveted from start to finish!

If you are hoping to hear a lot of Christian Fox though, you will be disappointed. He only narrated two chapters.

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Loved it!!!!

I love finding books that I can't put down, not too erotic but still had some, storyline is interesting the whole way through - just love it!!!

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Good read -different from mainstream

This book shows another side from the run of the mill romance. Explores the rough side where some are hurt and damaged from life. Some good morals of story lines to take from and romance and love scene with out them dominating the story. Loved the narrator and enjoyed the book.

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  • PJ
  • 09-01-2018

Gritty

The book was great the audio is outstanding
Highly recommend this dark raw story
Any story from T M Frazier is gritty and a great read

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  • BluBumbleB
  • 22-02-2016

I WAS WIPED OUT BY THE END OF THIS BOOK

This book drew me in like a moth to a flame. It was so emotionally captivating from the very beginning, I listened practically in one sitting. There are points of the book that are so dark and devastating, I literally found myself grimacing and wasn't sure how I'd get through it. Honestly at one point I thought I might stop listening, but I was so thoroughly and completely riveted and drawn into this tortured world of Abbi and Jake, I had to power through. I loved it--emotional drain and all, this was a great story. TM Frazier is truly one of my favorites now.

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  • cjw
  • 16-02-2016

I like the story

this is not a dual narrated book. Lucy Rivers is the one who read the book. I do not like her male voice. Fox only read the prelude and the end of the book. Book would have been better if this was read with dual narration. The story is good.

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  • IC40
  • 29-03-2016

Captivating story, unfortunately the narrative LACKS terribly

I was very disappointed with this audio. The story itself was wonderful. However, the narration by Lucy Rivers when it came to the male parts made me cringe to the point where I considered stopping the audio & finishing the book myself. Seriously, the female parts were just fine but it was horrible when it came to Mrs Rivers speaking the male parts. I think it's deceiving to say that this audio is Narrated by Christian Fox & Lucy Rivers because Mr Fox is only used for the prologue & epilogue other than that, it's ALL Lucy Rivers & like I said the female narrative was good, great even but when it came to her doing the male part, I cringed :(

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  • 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹
  • 08-05-2016

GRITTY, RAW & DARK... BUT BEAUTIFULLY EPIC TOO

This book, wow wow wow.... this book is every bit as brilliant as my fellow Reviewers have said it is and it absolutely drew me in from the Prologue, kept me riveted hanging on to every one of its unpredictable Chapters and left me floored and sated by the end of the Epilogue. It's not an easy listen - there's conflict, violence, tragic child abuse (threatened but not sexual), rape and an assumption that led to four years of heartbreak. But weaved through it all is beautiful love story where two damaged people find each other, recognize the other's pain, heal one another..... and learn how to love.

Abby is homeless, a run-away and has suffered more misery in her seventeen years of life than any one person should and she's got the emotional and physical scars to prove it. But it didn't break her... because, underneath her mistrust, mental scars, emotional hang-ups and hatred at being touched, is a damaged young woman crying out to be understood, to be helped and to be loved. Although the twenty two year old handsome lone Biker Jake has also had brutal heartbreaking childhood traumas too, he sees Abby, he gets Abby, he helps Abby, he heals a part of Abby meant for only him.... and he loves every light and dark part of her. And Abby, in return, gives him so much more than just her heart in return.

But this all-consuming well written story isn't all dark.... there's light humor too especially as Abby and Jake slowly get to know each other with a prolonged Q and A game where most of the A at the start are "pass" and by the end of it they know each other's worst secrets and shared nightmares. Their banter easily flows and they think their soul deep connection is unbreakable.... and it is - but a rumor changes everything and, for four years, these two kindred spirits went their separate ways and were lost to each other. However, their destinies were entwined and eventually they learnt the truth, battled human demons, fought for a second chance, forgave one another and became a loving family. The Prologue and Epilogue are the only parts told from Jake's POV and this was well narrated by Christian Fox - the main book was told from Abby's POV by Lucy Rivers and she did a great job at capturing the torment, the emotional highs and lows, the heartbreak and the beauty... and gave the weird, the wacky, the wicked and the loveable characters a voice and a heartbeat.

Worth a credit? Absolutely YES.... a story honed in Hell - painful haunted memories of two tortured souls who were lucky enough to find their kindred spirit... that one person who understood, accepted and unconditionally loved every light and dark part of you.

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  • jack huck
  • 07-03-2016

The narrator drove me crazy!

The story was ok , everything happened to fast for me though, they fell head over heels in love in just a matter of a few days... , it felt rushed .I absolutely loved the first 2 books ...I already pre-ordered Bear, I seriously hope it's like King, and NOT like this one.
The narrator? NO! She did Abby good, but her male voice! She had the habit of making the last word of his sentence louder and flat...and it didn't start right of the bat, but as you got into the book more. Very DISTRACTING! Do you remember being in school , and someone struggling with being able to read? or put emotion into the story?
~Kim~

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  • Misty
  • 22-02-2016

Iffy

I'm kind of mixed on this one. I can literally read anything. I have no hard limits or triggers, but even with that attitude... I started getting irritated by the amount of shiz in this book. I felt like it was just pushed too far and possibly for shock purposes? Having a book that is 95% negative is just a bummer.

With that out of the way, it was entertaining and I feel like it was well written. Christian Fox only does the prologue and epilogue. I was kind of bummed about that.

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  • Miss Redbone
  • 27-04-2016

Emotionally shredded!!!

SHEESH!! NO HEARTS AND FLOWERS HERE! JUST AN AMAZINGLY HEARTBREAKING STORY OF SURVIVAL AND LOVE!

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  • R. Pontiflet
  • 14-10-2016

Two Broken Souls Find Each Other

This story immediately captured my interest and held on to me throughout. This is not an easy listen but it was truly a "page turner" for me. This is a story about conflict, brutal child abuse (not sexual but threatened), and an unusual love story which a rumor and a falsely believed assumption lead to four years of heartbreak.

The story is about a damaged girl who meets a damaged boy and how they recognize the other's pain. It's about how they help heal one another and learn how to love.

Abby ran away from her mother's home. She eventually came to live with her grandmother who died a few years later in an explosion thereafter Abby was homeless at age 17. She has learned how to protect her feelings and emotions after the pain and suffering that she endured while in her mother's house. She has emotional and physical scars that she hides from everybody, but she is far from broken. She knows how to protect herself, she knows how to survive. Part of her survival is the protection of her body.... she has a real hatred of being touched and she recoils from anyone's touch until she meets Jake.

The narration is okay. I find that most of the female narrators that I've listen to can NOT perform male voices nicely. They usually sound horrible.... mostly because they try too hard. Recommend....

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  • Joan
  • 05-10-2016

reaches your heart.

This story reaches your heart and for anyone who has lived such a broken life can identify with the emotions it stirs up.

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  • S.A.W.
  • 03-04-2016

Good story

The basic story is good. But most events were drug out and overly described. I used my 30 sec fast forward quite a bit.

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  • Hrund Malin Thorgeirsdottir
  • 23-03-2016

Sickenly amazing

This book was not what I expected. When you think things can't get worse - you are corrected. Somehow I listened to the whole thing with only a short break to sleep (but my body and/or mind woke me up after only 5 hours of sleep). I loved and hated every second of it and need to recommend it to everyone I know for the selfish reason that I NEED TO TALK ABOUT IT ! Enjoy.

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 29-02-2016

Devoured in a day

This books tells the story of Jake and Abby (we meet Jake in the later King and Lawless books, The Dark Light of Day actually precedes this books). Both Jake and Abby haven't had a great start in life, and both of them have secrets. They learn to accept each other's faults but it seems too much to hope that they'll catch a break. Every time things seem to be going well poor Abby gets another thing thrown at her. Such a heartbreaking tale of love, loss and second chances. Absolutely loved it. Can't get enough of TM Frazier's writing.

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  • Kathleen Biblophile
  • 24-02-2016

Totally Awsome! !!!

loved loved love this book and the audio omg soooo good makes the experience so much better well done to the narrator's who did an amazing job its soooo good x

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  • pollyp.
  • 08-02-2018

Great but unusual love story.

This was my first audio book which I found a very different experience. I really enjoy it ,but I think the story helped also. A very different love story from anything I had ever read before.. I loved it ,poor Abby and the life she had lived before meeting Jake. Well worth a read or a listern.