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SLACK

Ford Aston is not too picky about what he wants out of Christmas. He's not into this holiday - like at all. He doesn't do presents or family dinners or parties or church.

He does pets. And he's got one lined up for Christmas Eve. In fact it's the highlight of his day. And if he can get through drop-in visits, nosy 12-year-olds, an inappropriate conversation with his best friend's girlfriend, dinner with a family that's not his, and a party at his mother's house - well, he might just get home in time to enjoy himself with a stranger and make it all okay.

TAUT

Ford Aston is known for many things. Being an emotionless, messed up bastard, a freakishly smart social outcast, and a cold, domineering master who keeps "pets" instead of girlfriends.

And after Rook broke his heart, he plans to keep it that way.

Ashleigh is known for nothing, and that's exactly what she's got going for her. She's broke and stranded in the mountains with a three-month-old baby, and Ford Aston is screwing with her head.

Big. Time.

And she plans to mess with his right back.

It's a coy game at first, filled with flirting and innuendo - but Ford soon realizes something is not quite right with Ashleigh. In fact something is seriously, seriously wrong, and the closer they get to their final destination, the closer Ford gets to the truth.

One night of devastation, self-loathing, and emptiness turns into the best thing that ever happened to Ford Aston. But one day of in-your-face reality threatens Ashleigh's whole existence.

©2014, 2015 Julie A Huss (P)2015 Julie A Huss

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Absolutely brilliant book

Best audio book yet and I have over 300 in my library great story of a man with Aspergers in adult life well done julie

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amazing

I just loved this story, and love the voice they used to read the book

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  • shadowcruzer
  • 23-02-2016

Liked but a little slow at first and has BDSM!

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I really liked it for the most part but beware it is several chapters in before the H and h even meet so the first several chapters were a little slow for me - just Ford running all around town oddly which was boring to me. Therefore, for me, it didn't draw me in right away. And I will say I am not at all interested in BDSM and this has it. I hated the whole "pets" thing - and no we are not talking about four legged pets. That part was very degrading to women in general. With all that, I am surprised I gave the story four stars but it is because I liked the book after the H and h met - up until then, not so much. I downgraded it to four for the first part of the book. I considered giving it three just due to the BDSM and the pets thing but the rest kind of made up some for that.

The performance was fine so no problem there.

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  • KIDSFIRST81
  • 18-09-2017

Effing Ford

If you could sum up Ford: Slack/Taut in three words, what would they be?

Serious, Moody, Sexy

What did you like best about this story?

I loved that Ashleigh was the perfect compliment to Ford, she was soft to his hard. She could put up with his quirks and also put him in his place. Yes she had her weird sides but she was a perfect fit for him.

Which scene was your favorite?

It would be a tie between the cemetery scene when Ford found Ashleigh falling apart or when he did his grand gesture at her father's house.

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The narration on this story was so well done. He did a great job portraying Ford and many times I forgot I was listening to a book. The emotions and feelings expressed in the narration were outstanding.

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  • Carol
  • 18-08-2017

TEAM FORD!!!!!!!

Ok I haven't heard Spencer yet but I've got to say I LOVE ME SOME FORD!! ! ! !

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  • Angela G.
  • 28-01-2019

Ford

Effin' Ford Ford was something else. He was such an enigma. He thought he couldn't feel, but he really just handled feelings differently. And he thought the love he had for Rook was the only kind of love he could have - which equated to nothing since Rook belonged to Ronin. It wasn't until he stumbled across Ashleigh did he discover that he could feel so much more. This was definitely a different story than what I had expected but it fit the kind of man Ford was written to be. Ashleigh broke through all the walls he put up to protect himself from everybody and everything. Troy Duran portrays Ford perfectly, bringing his inner musings to life and telling the story exactly as is should be told.

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  • Gillian
  • 17-10-2018

Absolutley Fantastic.

Loved every minute of it. Troy was fantastic. Ford the special one is definitely the best character in this series

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  • Brandi - Let's Read Romance
  • 25-07-2018

#Ford

Everyone swears Ford will be your favorite. And he is definitely swoonworthy. His quirks are what make him special and his love and loyalty are what make you want to hug him. But don't because no. He doesn't like to be touched. Until he meets Ashleigh. Ashleigh is the game changer. And Ford never saw her coming. Continue the journey of The Team and see what they've managed to get themselves into. Watch how they manipulate, outmaneuver, and outsmart those against them. And watch Ford Aston fall in love while you're at it.

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  • ALEX
  • 17-04-2018

sweet story

it was s sweet story, a good pace..and I'm a picky person. narrator did a good job.

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  • Wendy L. Staudacher
  • 26-02-2018

Wow!

Didn’t even see that ending coming! Wow! What else can I say??!! It’s simply awesome

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  • jared
  • 11-02-2018

I WANT TO BE ON FORD’S TEAM!

Ford: Slack/Taut is so far the best book in this series. We are all a little weird in our own ways. We just need someone to love our weirdness.

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  • Lisa
  • 08-02-2018

I love Ford!

I love this book!! I cried when Ford found out that Tony was dead..
I like the Rook & Ronin books BUT FORD is the best..

Troy Duran is the best for these books.. I love his voice...

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  • Jill Kirtley
  • 18-05-2020

Brilliant!

Ford (Rook & Ronin #4) by JA Huss is a beautiful love story that's funny, sad, hot, and sexy. The brilliant storyline had me hooked from the start, and the thrilling twists had me positively giddy with excitement. Ford Aston has been a favourite character throughout the Rook & Ronin series, but the way he was with Ashleigh and Kate had me falling head over heals in love with him! This isn’t the first time I’ve read Ford, but it’s the first time I’ve listened to the audio version, which Troy Duran brought to life with his amazing narration. I highly recommend it!

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  • Henriette
  • 31-03-2019

Ford... your my in my next life

One of the best alpha carrators to date I've read yet. Great choice on narrator for this story. Super fantastic as always Mrs Huss.

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  • Garden girl
  • 29-06-2017

What a story!

Just brilliant. Writing and performance both superb. Great characterisation giving depth to Ford. Simply wonderful.

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  • chappers
  • 24-05-2016

This took me to a whole new world

I've read the books, and loved them, I didn't think I could love them anymore, that was until I listen to this.

Wether you have read the book or not, or if this is your first audiobook, you will not be disappointed

All I'll say is, OMG his voice.............

Recommend for everyone, simple

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