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Sex crimes Detective Aiden Carlisle is slowly getting used to being in a committed relationship with Dawn Kinsley - a relationship that isn't always easy since Dawn is not only a psychologist but also a former victim in one of Aiden's cases. Aiden's private and professional lives collide when Dawn's newest patient gets in trouble with the law. Will she be able to stay objective enough to solve the case without pushing Dawn away? 

The same case also throws Deputy District Attorney Kade Matheson's well-ordered life into chaos. In the last few years, Kade has taken case files and law books, not lovers, to bed. She has been focused on her career, but now the case forces her to finally face her attraction to women. She suddenly finds herself with two secret admirers, but which one is more dangerous - the threat to her life or to her heart? 

Contains mature themes.

©2015 Jae (P)2019 Tantor Audio

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You will want number 3 after this!

Not a typical romance or crime. Just a perfect mix of both. It’s fast paced and every chapter leaves you wanting to read on. It’s well worth it, but make sure you read/listen to conflict of interest first.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-04-2020

Great sequel

If you enjoyed the first book you will probably enjoy this one too. Kade got the focus that Dawn got in the previous book. My only issue with the story was the relationships seemed a bit too forced like they were trying to meet a quota, the Kade and Del relationship seemed rush but believable, but as a whole it conveyed this every woman on earth is a lesbian or bi vibe. Despite that it was great I kind of wish it became a long running series but I will settle for replaying it.

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  • Special K
  • 04-08-2021

Fabulous

Great follow up to conflict of interest.
I enjoyed the cast of characters of course AC did a fantastic job and I am enjoying Jae more and more. The novela for the ending was the icing on the cake.

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  • Nori L White
  • 23-07-2021

Trying to make characters fit together

I am sorry, but I can’t see Kade and Dell together in any way shape or form. Trying to fit them together in this book is hard to see. Wish there was a more believable love interest for Kade.

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  • CC
  • 26-06-2021

Great book!

This is actually the 2nd book in the series, the first is Conflict of Interest. A very lesbian cop, attempts to court a very straight (or so we assume) sexy district attorney. I appreciated the humor in this book, and also how it shined a light on the main characters of the previous book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-10-2020

Worth it if you liked the first.

Why a 4/5? Eh. Because as much as I admired the story telling and Narrative performance, I simply wasn't overwhelmed by it as a whole. Also I spend a good period of time mildly frustrated with a certain part of the plot in the beginning. But overall it was still a really good book and made for a pleasant sequel.

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  • K_Win
  • 11-10-2020

A Must Hear Sequel

Between Jae's writing and Abby Craden's narration, this is a must hear winner. I would certainly listen to another with this amazing cast of characters.

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  • Valerie Logan
  • 31-05-2020

Good book

Case is my favorite character. Her issues need more. Her and Del are wondeeful..

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  • Salome
  • 27-04-2020

Awesome Sequel

Another win for Jae, Abby brings it to life... can’t wait for the next one.

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  • jazrogers1
  • 04-01-2020

Outstanding

Outstanding performance, well developed characters, timely and seems well researched. I hope there’s a prequel and sequel.

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  • glenda Goodwitch
  • 24-12-2019

Delightful sequel

Can't wait the more stories about these folks. This book was very easy to listen to. Abby Craden brings these characters, richly developed by Jae, to life with her narration.
I highly recommend this Audible book.

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  • Foxy
  • 04-07-2021

Brilliant book

This is the second book in the series, and I was really looking forward to carrying on the story as I really enjoyed the first book. It’s a brilliant book, you get to on carry on the story of Aiden and Dawn and I won’t say too much as its very sweet, you also get to watch Kade’s discovery of her sexuality and coming to terms with being bi sexual, and finding love. The book had plenty of action and so much going on.

It says the book is 15hrs and 11 minutes long, but the last hour is actually book 3 in the series Change of Pace, which was a wonderful surprise.

The only negative for me was I would have liked a better or more detailed ending with regards to Kade’s story as it wasn’t explained very well. But Aiden and Dawn I was happy with their ending.

The book was brilliant and the narration was superb as always with Abby Craden.

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  • kimjbirch
  • 10-12-2020

If you enjoyed the first book you'll love this.

I think the story of these characters are great. Really enjoyable to follow thoroughly recommend. Going to check out more by Jae!

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  • Joanna-Marie
  • 09-05-2022

Must Read!

Combination of Jae & Abby Craden is spectacular. Great 2nd book in the series showing progression of the characters and their relationships!

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  • FC51
  • 01-04-2022

Another good one from Jae

Jae's good storytelling was spoiled, for me, by the unfinished ending which would only work at the end of a middling episode in a drama series. It seems as though Jae has decided not to write more in this series of books and has tried to put that abrupt ending right by adding a short story to the end of the book. It does make it better but it is still not a great ending.
I often find Abby Craden brings too much melodrama and/or salacious innuendo to her narration but she is perfect here.

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  • Angela
  • 14-05-2021

Great package

I enjoyed this sequel (and novella) as much as the original and I’m now going on to more of Jae’s books as if they are as good as this I’m going to love them.

The characters are developed in a way that makes you care and there are some lovely laugh out loud moments mixed in with the mystery and romance - this is a great package of all my favourites.

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  • Sharon H-G
  • 15-06-2020

Brilliant storyline

Great second book with these characters....I hope Jae writes a third book! Really well narrated.
Jae is an expert at telling a story of a slow burn!

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  • Jey
  • 05-06-2020

Loved it.

Easy to listen too and delivered with passion. Characters believable and interesting. Can't wait to here more of the books by JAE.

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