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From NYT and USA Today best-selling author A.L. Jackson comes a single-dad, enemies-to-lovers stand-alone romance about a jaded club owner and his son’s teacher....

Eden Murphy came into my club looking to make some extra cash.

A girl like her didn't belong in a place like this. 

She'd get ripped to shreds.

Most likely by me.

There's nothing but sweetness dripping from her sexy little body, and I'm the monster who's salivating to get a taste. 

Trent Lawson is the last man I should want.

Dark.

Dangerous.

So wickedly gorgeous he makes my knees weak. 

He's also an arrogant jerk who happens to be my new boss.

When I discover his adorable son is also in my kindergarten class, I know I have to keep my distance.

But neither of us can ignore the attraction that flames.

One glance, and our hearts race.

One touch, and we’re aching for what we can’t have.

One night, and we’re falling fast.

Dragging her into my sordid world is wrong.

It doesn’t matter.

Eden Murphy is mine.

©2021 A.L. Jackson (P)2021 A.L. Jackson

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  • Amy
  • 20-09-2021

Struggled to finish

It was ok, but I struggled to finish it. The story dragged on in my opinion.

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loved it!

I loved it! I smiled I cried what a beautiful
story of the truest love ❤

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on edge

This book had me on edge the whole time, you knew something was coming, you knew there love was binding but you still held your breath!! Amazing

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Loved it ❤️‍🩹❤️‍🩹

I am definitely In love with Gage . He was the scene stealer . I hope we get more of his characters in the up coming series . He is hilarious 😆💖❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥💖😘

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All. The. Feels… ❤️

Oh how I have missed the goosebumps! I was beginning to wonder if a book was ever going to give them to me again…turns out I just haven’t listened to an AL Jackson book for a while!

Awesome narration, I loved it!

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Exciting storyline and a plot twist I didn't spot!

Loved the plot for this one, saw one of the plot twists coming and surprised by another right until the last minute and I'm happy she sprung that on us.
The narrators were excellent, I'd happily listen to them in other books.
This is not the first time I've read this author and it's just clicked what it is that bugs me about her books. While I love the story, the excessive inner monologue is very trying at times! I'm talking what would be PAGES and pages of thoughts in between the characters talking and its so distracting I'd find myself forgetting what they were even talking about. And it's all repetitive thoughts. Lile Okay we get it... you just told us that he's brought you back to life and this is the first time you’ve felt like this in 6 years.... does the author not trust us to remember what we read/listened to only moments ago?
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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 31-08-2021

I LOVE THIS AUTHOR.. & IMO THIS IS HER BEST WORK

This supremely talented author has written an intense and riveting romance that weaves around emotional damage and conflicted despair as head wars with a hero's charred heart. Nobody writes tangible all-consuming chemistry like this author and the sparks between good girl Eden and bad-boy Trent are instant.. and there’s something wonderful and beautifully desperate as light meets dark which ignites an all-consuming fire. Trent escaped a dark MC world and he thinks his past sins have condemned his soul to Hell.. but his Kitten will see the sweet soul beneath his sinner’s tarnished veil.. and that will lead to absolution, love, redemption and an organic growth of a beautiful new family.

With his sins and darkness clearly etched over his skin, this handsome dark hero oozes danger.. and his new Bar Waitress is instantly drawn to him like a moth to a flame. Their seismic chemistry causes unwanted animal attraction.. but it’s the angsty fireworks between bruised souls that will lead to lines being crossed in a war of desire vs demons. However, as they slowly claim each other’s hearts, Trent’s feared demons become very real.. and dark forces and secrets in both their pasts will corrupt, taint, shock, shatter and threaten their present.. and their happy ever afters.

Worth a credit? A big bulging Y E S.. there’s delicious ups and downs in their sizzling conflicts. There’s a wealth of emotions in the addictive chapters that follow. And there’s a sweet little cherished boy who is Daddy’s only reason for living.. until a desperate Kitten walks into his Bar looking for a job. The excellent dual POV narration by Connor and Desiree fit the main and secondary characters perfectly, their talents brought the full list of feels to life and they made this a memorable audiobook.

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  • Cami Cole
  • 03-09-2021

I love this book to the highest mountain!!!

This is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time and it’s no surprise because A. L. Jackson is a truly gifted writer. I was sucked in immediately and felt like I became a part of this world. Eden and Trent had sizzling chemistry from the beginning and as their lives became more intwined, their love blossomed in the most beautiful way. The storyline was refreshing and enthralling…and honestly, I’m a sucker for a single dad romance! It was emotional and deep. The little boy…Gage…he brought so much life and happiness to the story. I couldn’t stop smiling when he was around. And Trent’s brothers…I’m already half in love with them…can’t wait for their stories! All the side characters were awesome. The narrators did an outstanding job…two of my faves! This is a MUST LISTEN!!!

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  • Ieshia Jones
  • 19-09-2021

Wow!!!

This was the best book I’ve listened to in a long time and I listen to books daily. It held my attention from the beginning to the end, all the characters were awesome, I loved every minute.

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  • John
  • 05-09-2021

Another awesome book from AL Jackson

It’s always a gift you get to listen to a new Amy book and this book is great and the narration is really good to. Thanks

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  • Ruhla1
  • 04-09-2021

Stunning everything!

Oh Kitten! There are so many feelings going through me right now. This book is a must read/listen! This is my kinda book, beautiful intense storyline, all-consuming angst, sexy AF steam, heart-melting swoon, great twists, stunning writing, fantastic narration and the funniest most adorable boy EVER!

Trent & Eden couldn’t be more different. He is a bad boy, rough and devilish handsome with danger all around and only living for one reason. She is a grief-stricken beautiful teacher full of pure goodness looking for a job at his club. Sparks fly and hearts beat faster when they give into their flames of desire. Trent & Eden and especially little Gage captured my heart on their journey of hope, love, grief, loss, burying those demons and finding happiness.

This story has so many layers and A.L. Jackson´s writing made me feel like I was transported into this story. I felt such a deep emotional connection, especially with Eden. I felt everything, word, thought and action which put me through an emotional rollercoaster. The narration can only be described as aural awesomeness as these perfectly written words are outstandingly performed by Desiree Ketchum and Connor Crais. All those different tones and voices, especially the emotions of these scenes were only enhanced by their AMAZING acting and heartfelt performances. Also, I LOVED how both, Desiree & Connor interpreted Gage, seriously my heart, this kid is freaking cute and although I adore both voice actor’s performances immensely, Desiree stole the show for me as her kid voice is just something else.

The hype and love for this book are absolutely warranted. Go grab it!!! Looking forward to Trent´s brother´s stories.

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  • ccc3s
  • 04-09-2021

Love trio of perfection: AL, Desiree and Connor

This is easily in my top 5 of 2021. I love the sweet story of Eden and Trent. I love to go into a story blind so will not give any details here. If you are a fan of Al, Desiree and Connor you will enjoy the roller coaster ride of emotions. Also Trent being a single dad is so cute. There are many layers to the story which is what I love about the journey of their friendship. There is just something so special about both Desiree and Connor as narrator's. I visualize everything and they both bring the stories alive from the fist page until the last. Hope to read about Judd and Logan in a future story.

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  • Sjolly
  • 02-09-2021

Give me a reason

As always AL Jackson delivers!!! I fall in Love every time I listen to one of her stories 🥰

I had one surprise figured out but she didn’t stop there, shocked me with several more!

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  • Diana 17
  • 02-09-2021

Trent and Eden

Trent and Eden
The poetic words of A L Jackson continue to weave stories that catch you into her web of feelings and deep emotions. But what a story she tells…it has everything..and then more. Eden, the Bible study kindergarten teacher and Trent, the former biker owner of the biker bar Absolution, two characters that seem like night and day, but so many connections make them whole. And..then there are Trent’s brothers, Jud and Logan that have supported Trent with his son Gage..making the family they always wanted. Desiree Ketchum and Connor Crais do an amazing job on the audiobook and being able to flip back and forth from the text to audio really gives you an opportunity to enhance the whole experience. An amazing surprise ending, too!! Such a 5-star worthy book..but the way this author’s prose turns into poetry is a signature of her writing and a gift to the reader.

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  • Cassandra Bock
  • 02-09-2021

Give me a reason

I loved this book and can’t wait for the next in this series. I love me a strong tormented man

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  • Kelly and Chris
  • 02-09-2021

Phenomenal

PHENOMINAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t know if I truly can write a review that will do this book justice. Eden may be Trent’s little tempted but oh my he is all the temptation too and together they are combustion! On the outside Eden and Trent and worlds are apart, the innocent school teacher and the bad boy, motorcycle driving, tattooed club owner. Underneath the exterior are 2 souls, determined to do anything and everything to protect their family. We may question how and why we have to go through what we do in life, but everything happens for a reason and Eden and Trent’s crossing paths has more meaning than any twist or turn you can think possible in this book. Once again Amy has written perfection. And I can not leave my review without mentioning Gage and all his cuteness, especially his determination for all A’s!!!! Love this kid!

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  • Jing
  • 11-10-2021

So Many Reasons Why This Is Your Next Listen

I have so many reasons why I chose this book as my next read/listen. A.L. Jackson is one of my favourite authors, her Fight For Me series was one of my all time favourite and she is attending RARE in Edinburgh next year. So as part of the reading challenge I picked this book and it did not disappoint. I could not put this book down. It gave me all the feels and took me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Another well-written story from Ms. Jackson and has everything I love from a romance book. A riveting second chance romance, in a small town between a smart, strong, sweet widow and a hot, dark, dangerous, single dad with the cutest, adorable son. The plot twist was wicked, I did not see it coming! What a great start to Redemption Hills series and I can’t wait to read book 2. Also, I love that this book was narrated by two of my favourite narrators Desiree Ketchum and Connor Crais. These two brought all the characters in this book to life. It was such a pleasure to listen. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Binder Gata-aura
  • 01-09-2021

Fire 🔥

Connor Crais and Desiree Ketchum are the main reason I bought this book and they are fantastic 👏 I wish they did more narrations together, and when you listen to the narration you will know why💖💖🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥. The story is amazing good, you get invested into the characters and want them to make it.x I would definitely recommend it and it leaves you wanting more.x

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