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"Don’t trust anyone!" Nick takes the warning to heart - after all, it was left by a dead man. After Joshua King's investigation into the manipulated batch of birth control led to his murder, Nick’s worried he could be next. His unexpected pregnancy is proof enough of the faulty medicine. 

Nick has resorted to hiding away, both in shame and fear for himself and his unborn child. But when Harper King shows up asking about his brother’s final hours, Nick realizes there might be someone he can trust with his story...and his heart. He can protect the frightened omega.

Harper King has questions, and the answers aren’t adding up. The police aren’t focusing on his brother’s murder, and no one wants to talk about the defective medication wreaking havoc on omegas across the country. Nick was the last person to see his brother alive and could be the key to solving the case. But it will take gentle coaxing to get the omega to talk. 

The more time Harper spends with Nick and his unborn child, the more he finds a kindred spirit, and the idea of letting Nick put himself at risk is enough to make all of Harper’s alpha instincts roar to the surface. Harper is a born protector, but digging into Joshua’s death while falling in love with Nick isn’t safe or easy.

Love or justice, truth or lies, Harper and Nick will need to wade through the manipulations, even as their hearts and lives hang in the balance.

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  • Clau
  • 05-02-2020

I loved this book!

This is an amazing story, with a thrilling storyline, full of suspense and action. And I'm so happy this will be a long arc...
Don't get me wrong, I'm dying to know what will come next, but I enjoy long, complex arcs that go through various books, And the story we have here deserves to be told without rushing it. A big conspiracy to 'put omegas on their place', manipulated birth control pills and a huge cover-up... I hope we'll have a big bunch of books dealing with all of these for a good while :P

The characters are great, all of them. But my favourite is Nick who is brave (the kind of brave that will do what's right no matter how scared he is), independent, competent and caring. Although Harper is a close second, TBH.

The romance was really nice, too. It began as lust (they blamed to the pregnancy's hormones!), but it slowly evolved to something different, deeper. Harper's protectiveness of both, Nick and his baby, is beautiful, and I love that they are both very mature when it comes to Nick's pregnancy ♥

Tyler Darby narration was simply fantastic. His emotional range is perfect, and all the voices are pleasant and easily identifiable. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because there was some editing problems.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-05-2020

Great story, excellent narration

Was definitely hooked immediately when listening. Bates’ writing keeps you interested and Tyler Darby’s narration brings the characters and story to another level. Can’t get enough of his voice

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  • Love222
  • 15-03-2020

Intrigue and mystery

So this one sucks you in from the start and keeps you interested. it does end on a slight cliffhanger so not a stand alone and Darby does a great job with the narration overall a great listen.

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  • Amanda S.
  • 14-03-2020

don't buy

so Have you ever read a book and felt you was that was this book.

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  • Loyia T. Lopez
  • 15-02-2020

Another Great Start To A New Series.

This story will capture you from the first chapter, and will keep you fixated until the end. Adian B is another one of my favorite MM/Alpha, Omega/authors. He's extremely blessed with this ability to write, create interesting characters, and his storylines. Tyler Darby did a wonderful job with his narration of these characters. I never had to try and dispher which character was who. (Which I loved).I look forward in purchasing and listening to this complete series. If your looking to start listening, and becoming invested in a new series, start here👇🏼I have.😊

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  • MichaelTN
  • 14-02-2020

Nick and Harper's adventure to love

Harper's brother is killed while investigating a case of bad omega birth control pills. Nick is one of the affected omegas and was helping Harper's brother with the his investigation. The two are brought together by Harper's brother's death. The story line has twists and turns that keep your attention and not to mention all the hot sex. Tyler Darby did a fantastic job with narration. Can't say enough good things about this audio book. Looking forward to book two.

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  • Vicki E
  • 29-01-2020

Conspiracy

I loved this story. Nick and Carter are racing to find who killed Carter's brother Josh. They get to close and things get hot fast.
I'm anxious to read the next book.

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  • Ty
  • 28-01-2020

Thrilling

Harper and Nick try to deny to themselves how quickly they fall in love with each other but love can not be denied even in a life or death situation.
The narration was great and flowed smoothly. The narrators voice for Harper was sexy. The narrators voice and the story made it hard to stop listening even when my drive was over and I had to go to work.

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  • Ruby K Lavin
  • 27-01-2020

LOVE

Love love love this audio... The King brothers are a Hit... The death of there younger brother is just the start. Harper meets a friend of his dead brother, Nick, who was part of a story he was working on when he was murdered... the twists and turns they go thru to find the killer. Plus Nick is pregnant due to the tampered birth control pills which are the center of story they were working on. Well I can wait till the next King brothers story comes out.

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  • B.McGrath
  • 18-01-2020

conspiracy

It started out so sadly, that I was hoping for a positive ending! And, I got a positive ending that I liked, and that's why I read. The conspiracy of people in power really enraged me. I hated the way most alphas treated omegas- walking wombs to be used. Seeing red. Nick and Harper were great together, and I loved their story. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this story and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a great job with voices and expressions.

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  • Claudia CG Lezár
  • 11-02-2020

as good as the ebook

The story is always full stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook. I can't listen to an audiobook without knowing the book, that's not possible for me.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening.
it's like a B

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  • Starwarslover
  • 27-01-2020

very good

i enjoyed this a lot.. the story was action packed and made me feel as if i was a part of the story with them.. the narrator did an amazing job with who these characters are.. and what they are like.. it made me smile and laugh. i loved it

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  • Meg
  • 18-01-2020

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You've done it again Aiden another brilliant storyline and can't wait for the rest. Faulty birth pills, murders, violence, crooked cops. IT has the lot and I know there is more to come because of the way this one ended. Good job.

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