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Steady

A Pleasant Valley Novel
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Erotica, Fiction
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Erik Anderson is paying for his mistakes and enduring every bit of pain that comes his way. After all, if it weren't for him, the girl who gave him more than he deserved would still be alive. Even if he were to be put out of his misery, he'd never see her again. Considering angels go to heaven and sinners go to hell, Erik's going to burn.

Polly Madison has never had it easy. She wouldn't even know what that looked like. Young and naive, she learned the hard way how vindictive some men can truly be. She's fought her whole life for stability and control, both of which she refuses to give up ever again since she's older and wiser now. When Polly and Erik run into each other in the most clichéd way possible, it shouldn't have meant anything. In his arms, Polly felt safer than she ever has before. Lost in her eyes, Erik sees a future he'd given up on. They try to fight it. Try to deny something neither is prepared for. But when his own insecurities put her in harm's way, Erik knows protecting Polly's life is more important than continuing to wreck his.

Steady can be heard as a standalone; however all characters in the town of Pleasant Valley are introduced in the first novel, Fixing Fate.

Contains adult content and sensitive situations.

©2017 Anna Brooks (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Kylie
  • 07-06-2019

This is the Alpha you are looking for

If you’re into protective alphas look no further. Erik on the market on the role. Polly’s story is truly heartbreaking. It’s hard not to fall for this pair from the moment they meet.

There are so many layers to this story there is a little something for most romance fans. And the ending.... I’m going to need what happens there.

The narrators are wonderful!

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  • Christi Love4Books.me
  • 31-07-2019

Such a great book

Title: Steady
Author: Anna Brooks
Format: audio
Narrator: Lance Greenfield, Robyn Verne
Genre: romance - Suspense, bodyguard
Standalone: yes
Part of a Series: yes book 3 of the Pleasant Valley series. Epilogue leads into the first book in the Ace Security series
POV: Eric and Polly
Steam Level; Hot
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The first book I read by Anna Brooks was the first book in the Ace Security series which is a spin off of this book. Ever since I waned to read Eric and Polly's book so when i saw the opportunity to read Steady I jumped in it. I can tell you that it was worth the wait. Anna Brooks is a phenomenal writer that hooks you in from the start. The narrator was pretty good, only pulling me out of the story a few times. I binge listened to this audiobook.

I received this book for free. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • Mandy Smith @AudiobookObsessionReviewGroup
  • 24-07-2019

Great narration and story!

I really liked this one. It has everything. Suspense, drama, sex, angst.. all the feels.
It fell realistic too which makes it easier to relate too. I liked the writing and the narrators were great. I really want to listen to more books w/ Lance Greenfield!

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  • Sophie Koufes
  • 11-07-2019

Crushed Days Gone By!

Steady is a contemporary romance with a sliver of suspense, angsty moments, melodrama, sensual times, and a morsel curveball twists. Everything fit together perfectly like a jigsaw puzzle being put together by revealing their secrecy of their pasts. However, I personally didn't fall in love with the characters or the narrative but I can't pinpoint why exactly. As it had all the right ingredients to make a entertaining listen.


Narators Lance Greenfield and Robyn Verne articulated the characters sentiments just the right way.


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  • Heather Swan
  • 25-06-2019

great audiobook

This is the first book I have listened to by Anna Brooks. I really enjoyed it and cannot wait to listen to others. It was a great mix of sexy, emotional, serious, and fun. Narrators were great!

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  • Christine Garner
  • 08-06-2019

Two lost souls come together!

Eric and Polly both have tragic pasts. When they come together they just fit. Polly has been hurt so much by men in her life and Eric has lost so much in his life. Their journey was a wonderful listen with fantastic narration.
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  • Bet
  • 21-05-2019

Erik💘Polly! Great Story & Listen🎧 Heartfelt!

Another great novel written by Anna Brooks, she has masterfully creates stories that run high on emotions and tug at your heartstrings. Her characters are realistic and relatable. “Steady” is Erik and Polly’s story, both characters appeared in “Fixing Fate” but they do not meet until now. Other ‘Pleasant Valley’ characters appear in this story too but it still can be enjoyed as a stand alone, all details you need to know are explained and built into the story. Polly has not had the easiest life, she was taken advantage of and steered wrong and then saved by the wrong person. She is finally on her own and is striving to be independent, she has a job at the “Lunch Box” and gets a second job at Brad’s club ‘Complexity”. Polly ran in to Eric her first time there and there was an instant attraction for him and he feels the need to be protective of her. There was a great chemistry between them. She is unsure of getting involved with anyone, the terrible choices she has made in the past took a toll on her confidence in herself. Both have their own skeletons in their closets and struggle with the demons of the past. Guilt eats at Erik and causes him to turn to alcohol and beat himself up. I loved how their relationship played out, how the mysteries of their past are eventually revealed. There were some great twists and surprises, in addition to drama, angst, a bit of suspense and some hot romance. I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series and let Anna Brooks take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride. Thanks for another great story!

I listened to the Audible edition, Lance Greenfield and Robyn Vance are wonderful narrators and voice performers. They bring the characters and their story to life from the pages to your ears. They are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for a great listen🎧

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  • suesun
  • 09-05-2019

Excellent

This is a story of a man and a woman with broken pasts, who really don’t believe they’re worth anything better than the ordinary, nothing special lives they’ve cobbled together. Then they have a chance meeting and sparks fly. After much time and lots of ups and downs, can these two find their happily ever after?
Oh my goodness- I loved this story! It was a great change of pace.
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  • 3hmamma
  • 03-11-2018

fantastic

This is my second listen of this book. I love it!!! Narrators are the best!!!!

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  • Toya
  • 05-01-2018

Disappointed

The storyline started off very well. Had me pulled in and everything to see how things would turn out. But then, it went downhill from there. Definitely not the ending I was expecting at all - and that's not a good thing. Live Lance Greenfield though. he was the "saving grace" to finishing this book.

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  • Lisa Hahn
  • 17-06-2019

overcoming the past

This the 3rd story in the Pleasant Valley series. This story is of Eric and Polly. Eric is a son of famous parents who passed when he was young. Polly had a rough upbringing with foster care.
This story takes us on their journey of rediscovery themselves. Learning to find love along the way.
The one thing about Polly I was not liking was her insecurities she used as excuses all the time when this were rough or hard.
These narrators were amazing. Robin during the sex scenes wow.. she was getting into it. Lance has a stong voice and was pleasant to listen to.
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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 16-05-2019

Brilliant

I loved this book. Really enjoyed the storyline and the characters are so well written. Robyn and Lance bring the characters alive so very well.

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  • Cindy
  • 15-05-2019

Love this series!

I have loved listening to this whole series. This is the story of Erik and Polly. They were introduced in Fixing Fate but we get to follow their love story and hear more about their troubled pasts in Steady. So far this is the final book in the series but I really hope that other books will be written for this series because I feel like the epilogue was a teaser and that there are more characters that want to have their stories told.

Lance Greenfield and Robyn Verne did a great job bringing these characters and this story to life.

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  • brisy
  • 10-05-2019

I'm loving this series

In Fixing Fate we are introduced to Eric and Paulina. While Paulina was a mystery in the first book she is the mc in book two. We find out the back story of why she was living with Richard and the not so nice life she's lived. Honestly I found Eric adorable in book one. In book two you get to hear the tragedy of what happened to his parents that wasn't disclosed in book one. He is damaged but not ruined he just has to understand that if he wants to have a life with Pauls. I love this series so far. Book two is just as good as book one. The narration is great. I happily recommend using a credit. This is a standalone but it's better to listen to them in order for optimal listening pleasure.
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