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Publisher's Summary

From USA Today best-selling author Aly Martinez comes a hot-new series of alpha bodyguards.

She was my nightmare. Every time I closed my eyes, I watched her fall into that inferno. Over and over, I failed to save her.

I hadn't been able to reach her, and the guilt only burned hotter over time. Four years later, I was the unreachable one.

Heroes aren't always saints. Sometimes, we're nothing more than jaded sinners driven by sleepless nights and hearts full of darkness.

And then I met her. She was a dreamer who managed to soothe my scars and heal my wounds.

But, as the flames closed in around us, I feared I wasn't the right man to save her. That is until I realized she was the one woman I'd burn the world down to protect.

©2017 Allison Martinez (P)2017 Allison Martinez

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wow what a great novel

love the characters and the twist looking forward to the next one.
great narrator's. first time I've listened to Mr carpenter and his voice have me a great picture of Jude in minds eye. unlike the cover which looks gothic like his description.


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  • 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹
  • 11-04-2017

IT DELIVERED SO MUCH MORE THAN I'D HOPED FOR

Jude was a Cop who got a call that would change his career and his future.. because that call led him to an out of control house fire and a frantic woman trapped on an upstairs balcony. It should never be advised but the roof was her only option so Jude told her to climb.. and she did - but then she fell and Jude's life was forever changed. In the years that followed horrific nightmares were a constant reminder of his mistake, of his butterfly - the woman who survived the fire and the fall despite his bad advice.

Rhion is a survivor and she shows her tattooed over scarred arms with pride.. but she lives in fear of her brother - because he's the violent person who started the fire, wants her fortune and her death. Rhion never ventures out, is protected by various members of Guardian Security and their offices are only a couple of floors away from her apartment. So Rhion feels safe as she writes her romance books which are fuelled by her passionate thoughts of Jude.. the stranger who saved her life all those years ago. And then Guardian take on a new Bodyguard and Rhion comes face to face with her dream man.. and Jude comes face to face with the woman from his nightmares.. his butterfly.

These two characters are instantly drawn to one another and when Alpha hottie Jude becomes aware that Rhion is in danger it brings out his possessive and protective side too. There's drama, emotional turmoil, sexy times, passion, some angst, good secondary characters and a tension-filled twist that puts Rhion's life in danger as the addictive well-written storyline plays out. But perception is the shocker here because Rhion's vivid recollections of that fateful night and what subsequently followed don't match Jude's guilty ones. Dual POV and great narration.

Worth a credit? Yes.. and it's a good start to a new Bodyguard series as you are introduced to some of the team.

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  • Cheri
  • 16-04-2017

Suspense, Secrets And Surprising Twists!


This is one of those stories, the more I listened the more I was drawn in. While I felt the story had a slow start, Aly did an amazing job weaving the secrets, the plot twists, and keeping the listener in suspense throughout the whole story, by the end I was totally captivated, and listened almost non stop.

Jude (hero) and Ryan (heroine) first meet when he arrives at a house fire, and sees her standing on the ledge. With no one else around, he attempts to save her from the fire. Four years later, they both have scars, and deal with the horrors from that night in their own way. Jude has nightmares, blames himself, and lives with guilt. Ryan throws herself into writing, and romanticizes that night and being rescued.

Ryan's a complex character with secrets, and her story is more complicated. After surviving the fire, her brother tried to attack her, and told her he was the one responsible for setting the fire that almost killed her. He's angry their father left his entire fortune to Ryan and blames her. For several years, Ryan lived in fear of her brother, who stalked and terrorized her, so she hired the Guardian security agency to help protect her.

The Guardian's have become her second family, and they do what it takes to protect her. When the Guardians hire a new member, she comes face to face with the man who saved her the night of the fire. There's a connection, attraction, and chemistry between them, and they are drawn together like a moth to a flame. When they become romantically involved, Jude realizes quickly nothing is easy or black and white when it comes to Ryan. Protecting her will be a challenge, but getting her to open up, and tell him her secrets maybe the most challenging of all.

The character, and relationships building was great! I felt like I was right there with the characters listening to their banter. Not to mention, Jason and Andi did an awesome job portraying the characters, and bringing them to life. Definitely credit worthy.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Misty
  • 29-03-2017

Perfectly Flawed

I didn't even read the blurb before diving into this one so I had to no idea what to expect but I am so glad I picked this one up. It was so very good.

There is romance, suspense and humor all mixed up with familial drama and some hot, hot loving. All my boxes are checked.

Jason Carpenter and Andi Arndt were perfection. They always are. I don't even need to review their audio because if you look up the definition of good audio, their faces are plastered there.

My only issue is that this book travelled from past to present and there were no clear markings of which time period the chapter started with, so I would constantly be pulled out of the book not knowing where we were.

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  • susan b
  • 21-01-2018

Wonderful story

A first time with this author and definitely not disappointed. Very hard having to put this book down, but had to get some sleep. Loved the story and all the characters. Jude and Ryan are amazing, but just want to hear more of the guardian men. Great read and always love when Andi is one of the narrators. Jason was awesome. O

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  • Kd
  • 17-09-2017

Ok mix of mystery & humor & sex

2.75 across the board.
I really enjoyed the relationship between Rhyan & Jude, at times, even though it was more like insta-love. It was overly sentimental at times, but the humor made it more palatable. There's a bit of sex, of course. But I think there were only 2 accounts, & the rest of the time there were sexual innuendos & occasional touching between the 2 main characters. It's a bit of a mystery. I attempted to identify the culprit. My guess was right, though I wasn't sure until the reveal near the end. The whole story depended on a huge coincidence, but it wasn't completely, utterly impossible so... As expected, there's a HEA, but they worked for it, & time elapsed in the story. So the HEA didn't appear so fast. The inclusion of Jude's step-daughter seemed unnecessary, but I guess it was to add to Rhyan & Jude appearing as great humans. Whatever.
There were 2 narrators. I wish both of them did a much better job of performing Aidan Johnson, who was supposed to be so scary but never came across that way.

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  • SamK
  • 14-04-2017

Smokin'!!!

Any additional comments?

Holy hotness! SINGE was intensely emotional, sexy and brimming with testosterone!!! I loved this unique storyline where both the hero and heroine (as strangers) had shared an extremely traumatic experience together and then cross paths years later!! My heart broke for both Rhion and Jude as they both struggled with the guilt and trauma of their past. They are both so perfectly flawed and yet have an intense soul searing connection. This book was perfectly balanced with an unpredictable storyline, witty banter and a company full of HOT alphalicious bodyguards!! I cannot wait for the other books in this series! Aly Martinez's addictive narrative kept me glued to this book and it was unputadownable!!! A great listen with Andi Arndt and Jason Carpenter delivering stellar performances! 4 "butterfly" stars!!

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  • Janice
  • 11-10-2018

The first time is the charm

This is my first read with this author, so I really had no expectations. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I was blown away by this story, and I totally did not see THAT ending coming. And I’m about to press play on the next one in the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-06-2018

Strange

And the award for most awkward sibling relationship goes to. I found this book very hard to relate to

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  • Daleen Beyleveldt
  • 20-06-2018

Singe

So the book was ok. Good Story, good narration, good writing, but it did not really pull me. Not dissing the author either. Maybe this book was not just for me.
I’ll try another book, but later. Not right now.

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  • Mary
  • 01-06-2018

well written and performed.

A well put together story of lost trust and redemption, two people's different interpretations of the same event and how each handled the mental damage. For once the woman is rich and not the man (rare in romance) and that it's a major source of her trust issues. This story is deeper and more complex than most, I'm impressed.