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Rend

Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
Series: Riven, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

After a whirlwind romance, a man with a painful past learns to trust the musician who makes him believe in happy endings.

Matt Argento knows what it feels like to be alone. After a childhood of abandonment, he never imagined someone might love him - much less someone like Rhys Nyland, who has the voice of an angel, the looks of a god, and the worship of his fans.

Matt and Rhys come from different worlds, but when they meet, their chemistry is incendiary. Their romance is unexpected, intense, and forever - at least, that's what their vows promise. Suddenly, Matt finds himself living a life he never thought possible: safe and secure in the arms of a man who feels like home. But when Rhys leaves to go on tour for his new album, Matt finds himself haunted by the ghosts of his past.

When Rhys returns, he finds Matt twisted by doubt. But Rhys loves Matt fiercely, and he'll go to hell and back to triumph over Matt's fears. After secrets are revealed and desires are confessed, Rhys and Matt must learn to trust each other if they're going to make it. That means they have to fall in love all over again - and this time, it really will be forever.

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Roan Parrish (P)2019 Tantor

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Rend - Perfect audiobook.

I have listened to the marvellous audiobook more than once the story gets realer all the time .
Sometimes you need to be reminded that more than a few their life’s been dreadful, to meet someone who will love and will cherish you that’s perfection.
A sad but beautiful audiobook the ending was perfect.

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I loved Rhys, I mean he’s the ideal guy but there was something seriously wrong with Matt!

I enjoyed the first book Riven, although Caleb had some testing moments. However Matt is a complete mess! His self sabotage attitude was unbelievable in most parts. It was also a little difficult to accept that someone as giving, talented, not to mention hot as hell guy like Rhys would put himself through the things Matt did.

The new interesting character introduced in this book was Grin. He sounds like he would be an interesting character to read about. I hope we get to hear about him in the series.

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  • Sophie Smeenk
  • 06-03-2019

I'll be short about this, in the best possible way

The book is great. Greg Boudreaux did a stellar job in narrating it. He is one of the few narrators who really add a dimension to a story, who makes the characters come alive. Five stars, all around.

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  • Bergy37
  • 22-04-2019

Another Gem From Roan Parrish

The concept of writing a love story about a couple that’s already married is unique, but challenging. When I first heard that Rend would be about Rhys and Matt, a couple that is already established in Riven, I wondered if perhaps Roan Parrish was backtracking and telling the story of how they met and fell in love. Then, as I began reading Rend, I realized there were some flashbacks to their beginning, but this is a story of a couple almost two years into their relationship. So I wondered where Roan was taking them in this story. How do you make a love story interesting when the couple is already together? I was a little worried that outside influences might emerge to cause trouble for Matt and Rhys, but I should’ve known better where Roan Parrish is concerned. Inner conflict. The inner conflict that Roan Parrish writes so beautifully was enough to turn Matt and Rhys’s world on its axis. She’s so damn good at taking you into a character’s psyche and making you ache right along with them though their struggle. Rend is a story about two souls so deeply in love that they want to spare the other from sadness and pain.

Greg Boudreaux’s narration is superb! I like how he changed his voice to suit each character. He tells the story so beautifully and captures every emotion from joy to pain so fluidly. The ache in his voice during some of Matt’s more painful moments brought tears to my eyes.

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  • Stacey Oliver
  • 12-04-2019

not enough stars

Greg Boudreaux played me like a fiddle with his story telling. I felt it all through his words....the actual words of Roan Parrish, which are woven so painfully beautiful and quite the ride. I don't like reviews that tell me the story. I like to read a review that tells me how great it is and to "pick me!" when you are searching for your next best read. here it is, folks. buckle up! LOVE

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  • D Campbell
  • 03-02-2019

endless emo

fan of roan parrish, but very disappointed in this story. it's endless, plotless whining about the same thing for hours and hours without end. yes he was in foster care, but it is not explored with any depth, just presented as repetitive angst regardless of the setting with the same lines and same examples. yes, we know! you eat cold chef boyarde out of the can even in you 20s, even though your husband for years offers you other food, even when you've had a full time job for years. How many times can you hear about the stinking cold chef boyardee before you say, "enough! you're a grown man. buy some other food or put it in the dang microwave."
i'm ashamed to say i listened to this for hours before trying to skip forward and realizing the story went nowhere.

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  • JoCOL
  • 31-01-2019

I dare you not to cry

Anther great offering We met Rhys and Matt in Riven and now here is their story. Again, great deeply emotional characters you simply love and cheer for— I had tears rolling down my face at one point. I liked Riven better but this is still a great story. And Theo shows up with some regularity (yay!).