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Lexi O'Connell has secretly been in love with Ian Callaghan for more than 10 years. So when she returns to Pine Ridge and he turns those sexy crystal blue eyes her way, she doesn't have a hope of resisting, even if she knows it can only be for one night. Even if it will break her heart. Because while she would know him anywhere, he doesn't even recognize her. Ian Callaghan is mischievous, playful, and irresistible to women. When he sets his sights on the attractive young woman who has been discreetly staring at him, he doesn't think twice about seducing her. It wasn't supposed to be more than one night. And falling in love with her was definitely not part of the plan. A few days is all Ian needs to know that Lexi is The One. His soul mate. And he doesn't understand how she can just walk away. But what Ian doesn't understand might just kill her. Contains mature themes.

©2016 Abbie Zanders (P)2017 Tantor

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Started well but a series of scenes demonstrating communication so bad between otherwise apparently empathetic and intelligent characters it became completely unbelievable and frustrating.

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loved the story albeit a bit syrupy

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! Ms Zanders I think you managed to create the dumbest Callaghan alpha yet! geez Louise.... just communicate already! although it would have reduced the amount of chapters. frustration was a major emotion especially with a smart computer guy...but hey some say "more brains than common sense" and I gotta admit that's the hero here.
so if you like reading about frustration slowly being disentangled like a ball of wool then have a go...it's taken this naughty alpha in book one to a lost noncommunicative, dumb,stubborn alpha in book 2.
pfft!!! think I need a break. need more of book one and I'm afraid book 3 is going to present another SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Ms Zanders

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A really great story

I loved this audio to bits. And I must say, that Aiden is a wonderful reader who brings the book to life making audiences feel the emotion coming out from the characters. I am so looking forward to listening to more books from this author she is brilliant

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so stubborn 😙😙

these two were so stubborn that they made it hell for each other . instead of being straight forward with each other they wasted pressure time together .. thank god out of all of this theygot there little man patrick who truly saved them and became the family she always wanted ... she is one strong woman but god she made it hard for herself .. can't wait for more..😙😗

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  • Sharon
  • 30-03-2017

Aiden Snow is wonderful

I have all the books in this series and have read them multiple times. I am so excited to see them coming out as audio books and Abbie picked a very sexy narrator for our sexy Callaghans! My favorite brothers are Michael and Kane. Can't wait for their stories narrated by Mr. Snow!

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  • Just My Opinion
  • 25-02-2018

One Night Isn’t Enough!

Ian Callaghan can’t believe that Lexie can just walk away from him when he knows that she is his soul mate. Lexi has been in love with Ian for years however she knows she cannot be with him for more than just one night of passion. Ian doesn’t have any idea that the secrets Lexie holds can kill her. The relationship between Ian and Lexi had a lot of bumps and there were many things they had to overcome. My heart went out to both of them, though at times I felt like shaking some sense into Ian! Lol! I really enjoyed this story and Aiden Snow’s narration always adds to that enjoyment.

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  • Jonella A. Moore
  • 21-04-2017

Great storytelling

I enjoyed this audiobook very much. The story was original and well written with great characters. As a nurse, there were a few things I found wrong with the medical portion of the story, but overall it was a fine story in this series. Aiden Snow did a great narration!

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  • Mighty Nurse Tricia
  • 05-12-2020

wow i just love abbie zanders books

i love this series of books by abbie zanders they are incredible this is the third time reading through the intire series and it makes in such a good mood
adien snow is the best narrator with his sexy voice just love it

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  • Babyckz
  • 22-07-2020

Lexie the DOORMAT

This was a sick retelling of Cinderella. The difference was Cinderella's father was dead when the abuse of his daughter started. Lexie's father was there & contributed to the abuse He used his religion (Catholic) as an excuse to not do the right thing & take care of HIS CHILD by kicking his evil wife & her psychotic daughter out on their collective a***s. Instead he forbid Lexie from being around the Callahan brothers. his best friends sons & the only people that cared about & tried to take care of Lexie, over a lie that he knew was a lie & then finally sent Lexie away. After his death he left everything but a old raggedy house to the GRUSOME TWOSOME & they had a problem with THAT. WHAT A FATHER. The supposed love story between Lexie & Ian got lost in the effort to turn Lexie into the poor little sick girl, who forever turns the other cheek...A good old fashioned telling off by ANYBODY in this mess would've helped me give this mess a higher rating. Bullies that run roughshod over people that do nothing to check them is just not for me. Lexie bucked up only at people that loved her.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-05-2020

Frustrating

This was tough one to get through, Lexi was selfish, whinny and did not learn the lesson of not communicating. Why was all the blame on Ian

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-05-2020

Loved Ian tolerated Lexi

While Ian was amazing Lexi was too annoying...talking in her head, making horrible decisions NEVER communicating with Ian. Many hours wasted because she’s so busy assuming. Skip this one in the series.

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  • Sam
  • 12-03-2020

Heartwrenching

It's only book 2 and I'm hooked on the whole damn series. That being said I do think most of these fights were unrealistic. The amount of information they withheld from each other just seems wrong. I could see them sharing said information and one still having an issue but to just not say it... it makes listening to the conversation uncomfortable because realistically that is not how any conversation in that situation would go. Not only did their disconnect break my heart but it was frustrating that neither one of them just outright said what they were thinking. Maybe it's just me because I'm an open blunt book and like to shove other people's faces in all the information I have but I just felt it was hard to like that part of the book because of how unrealistic it was. If I'm going to hate a part of a book it needs to be because all the emotion is tearing me apart (which it did, dont get me wrong). Overall it's a great book, a great story, great series. Just felt like the author was stretching/ forcing turmoil with this couple. Aidan Snow is a great narrator, job well done.

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  • 🌟MollyAnn🌟
  • 16-01-2020

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loved it ! listened to it a few times. on to book 3! 100% reccomend

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  • Bottmetoo
  • 18-10-2019

YES

10 18 2019
this lady is so creative!! i smiled and giggled my way through the entire book. thank you. Aiden, you are breathtaking.


4 2 2020
came back for another listen
still smiles scattered throughout but probably fewer than before
that said, still 5 stars
it's a Callaghan romance read by aiden hard to get better than that
spoilers!!!
this is book 2 but they are all stand alone
lexie is the h
she is the head chef at a very high end group of restaurants - the celtic goddess
she has been in love with Ian since she was a freshman
she comes home for her father's funeral and runs into him on the bus
he doesn't recognize her and they have a passionate night that turns into a week
she has a very rare blood disease and, after a run in with her wicked step sister at the fair, ends up on the brink of death
he is then afraid to touch her in case he hurts her again
lots of pain and loneliness later they get it together and have a HEA
still love these stories

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-10-2020

Loved It

I love this book.
I was pulled into the story from the get go and stayed there until I had read every last word that had been written. All the while I was watching my little mini movie playing in my head.
There are surprises all the way through this book, some you may see coming others you won't, I kept on trying to guess, but gave up when I kept on getting it wrong. Some surprises are large, some are small. Some will even pull on your heart strings, especially if you are anything like me.
I went on an emotional rollercoaster ride with this book, I laughed, I got frustrated, I got annoyed at both the main male and the female characters, the male more than the female, but at one stage I did want to bang there heads together. I think I even threatened to throw the kindle out the window. But all is well that ends well as they say. The emotions that the characters go through can be felt throughout the book, and as I have already stated parts will get to you and pull on your heart strings. I did cry a time or two.
Abbie Zanders has written a brilliant story, she has put her all into it. I personally loved it.
If you haven't read an Abbie Zanders book, why not, you are missing out on a brilliant experience, Abbie Zanders knows how to keep you captivated within her books. If you like Alpha males, that can sometimes be a little hard headed and sometimes a bit of a arse, then this is the series for you.
I personally love the Callaghan Brothers.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 19-07-2020

First and Only

Aiden Snow is perfect for narrator, Love listening to him.

This is a great story, but I so wanted to slap the back of the two main leads heads. Ian and Lexi, true love but , do not communicate , I really did not know if they would get it together.

We have a love story, hot sexy scenes. .

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