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The fourth book in the Edgars Family Romantic Suspense Series They had a history....

Five years earlier Luke Edgars and Abigail Whitson met at FLETC, the training center for government agents. It was instant dislike. She thought him an arrogant, showoff flirt, he thought it would be safer for everyone if she stayed behind her analyst's desk. She's in trouble....

Now Luke's world turns sideways when he finds Abby standing in the middle of a bloody crime scene and the victim has vanished. He needs to protect her....

Luke realizes that not only does Abby need his help to find her friend, but the friend has put Abby in the crosshairs of a dangerous group who will stop at nothing to hide their secrets.

©2014 Suzanne Ferrell (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • Doha
  • 29-10-2019

Nice, didn't like Luke though

While the story was really engaging and VERY dark, Luke wasn't as charming as his brothers, I liked Abby and her friend Briana very much but the main relationship wasn't well developed ..
In this book we follow Luke the youngest brother of the Edgars family when he gets assigned with Abby ( who can't stand him since training days ) to solve a mystery of the disappearance of Briana, Abby's friend, and with that they discover a whole another world living right under their noses
the story was fast paced and I could follow their thinking just fine .. so it was a nice read for me but not the best

I have to say whatever they are paying this narrator I suggest they double that because he is doing just a fantastic job narrating the series .. he is so passionate about it and I like that

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  • Ms. SGM
  • 04-07-2018

A blast from the past

Luke Edgars was on his way home from one mission went he gets a call to another one. He's tired but shadowing an office agent checking up on a possible money fraud is an easy gig. However, when he goes to the airport all he picks up is a note to meet at another address. Fuming Luke gets there and sees the one women he'd ever walked away from agent Abigail Witsik. He never believed an intellect like hers should be at risk doing field work. Doing everything in his power, after training she got a safe office job. He couldn't be with her then but now everything could depend on her intellect, believing she can handle herself and not die in his arms.

During their days in training, Abby thought Luke Edgars was out to get her. She never understood why he always picked on her faults in physical training but praise her intellect and number crunching. Graduation night, after getting a little tipsy, she made an advance on him and he walked out of her life for good or so she thought. Calling for a field agent escort she never dreamed that agent would be Luke Edgers, but now that he's here she's determined to prove all the teasing he gave her was wrong in time enough to save her friend.

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  • Cherlym
  • 18-12-2018

Better and Better

This series keeps getting better and better, gritty, suspenseful, romance, steam. I want to meet this family and the strong women

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  • Clare
  • 06-02-2018

Just okay

This was my least favorite Suzanne Ferrell Edgars family story. The main characters were just annoying. I found look to be condescending and irritating. Abby did not come across as a strong female character. I think a good portion of that sentiment is due to the narration. The way Abby was voiced was very childlike and weak. She should have been pushing back on Luke’s attitude a heckuva lot more with than she did - especially when he couldn’t get her best friend’s name right. Her best friend was in danger, they had no idea where she was, and they suspected she was being tortured. Yet, he disrespected the friendship consistently. I really was annoyed by that. Found myself rolling my eyes at the dialogue a lot. There was also something not quite right with the production. Sometimes the narrator sounded like he was in a very small room because the voice would get very loud suddenly. It was only worth the listen to advance the story and introduce the characters that may be needed in later novels in the series. I may have thought differently if I had actually read the book instead of listening to it. I think the narrator weakened the story.

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  • Kathleen
  • 31-10-2016

Great!

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This story can be disturbing if you focus on the crime that is being committed. Human trafficking is abhorrent so that was a tough part to get through. However, the author was effective at bringing out emotions in the listener so that you hate the bad guy/gals and love the good guy/gals. The romance that develops between Abby and Luke keeps that story interesting, light and romantic. I like how Luke protects Abby, but at the same time, she is not a helpless woman that can’t use the skills and training she was given. I really enjoyed this audiobook. I also like the narrator, Paul Boehmer. He does a great job with the character voices and personalities so that it’s easy to follow. I must also tell you that I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-08-2022

Luke, Phenomenal! Abby, Meh!

This was a pretty good story overall, plot was awesome and narrator Boehmer knocks it out the park. Unfortunately the heroine, Abigail, was a lot more like the so-called "strong" female characters I really dislike, kinda "meh"! Much more asking dumb questions, or the same questions, ad nauseum because she refused to see the answers. That attitude is totally Impractical while Abby is steadily proclaimed to be Practical🤷🏾. It seems like some "formulaic editor-type" got hold of the author and said "you need to dumb Abby down, make her more emotional (vapid) because that makes her more relatable!" I know for a fact that happens and that advice needs to go to the same place toilet paper does...why? Because it changes the author's signature style that has distinguished them as being above the crowd of wannabes into a formulaic literary rendition of creepy cloning. Example: (insert name) cries a lot, can't bear to think that (insert situation), asks same question while already knowing answer (insert pg#, pp#, pg#, ch#). These formulaic literary equations Are Not Why people return for the author's next book. And they are Insulting to female characters, as if being too smart is a sin.

The Edgars men "love" women who are Strong, smart, capable (cook, kick butt, "decide" if they're going to figure out the villain or simply do what's needed when it's needed, like picking a lock, driving in slick mud/snow or sewing a wound closed). Abby is entering a family that is loving, supportive, takes down bad guys and does what it takes to heal themselves and others. So why can't a woman with a photographic memory Not put clues together!! I know for a fact such people's minds put puzzles together while they sleep and when something is missing/unanswered, it chafes at them, like running water against a rock.

Luke was phenomenal! Proving to be my absolute favorite brother. Sooo glad to see him step up and show out!!😁

One last thing...is there any other endearment than "sweetheart"? It's not bad, just usually brothers try to actively distinguish themselves from each other, even in little things!

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  • Lillian Ammann (Lillie)
  • 24-07-2022

Protective hero

Same basic plot as others in the series, but enjoyable if you like the trope as I do. All in the series have more graphic sex and language than I like, but this seemed worse.

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  • Sophielei
  • 23-07-2022

"Sweetheart" and sex with arrogance

It seems "sweetheart" runs through all the books in this series. After a while it grates because it is used sarcastically or just because that is what the Edgars call women.

The sex is out of place. This is supposed to be a mystery/romance but it seems the sex is always foremost in their minds. And the chapters are long so if you skip to next chapter you lose other content too. But after a while it really doesn't matter.

And there is not much to like about arrogant Luke who consistantly calls Brianna by different names. If it is meant to annoy Abby it doesn't but really annoys me. He has no respect for women as he also has no problem humiliating Abby.
The theme of "sweetheart" and sex runs through all the books in this series. Even though these books are free at this time it isn't worth it.

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  • banke
  • 16-06-2022

Enjoyable!

The story was well written. storyline is realistic and ends beautifully. Packed with suspense too

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  • Angela
  • 12-02-2022

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This was book 4 in the "Edgars Family Novels" Luke Edgars is an agent for the Treasury Department he first met Abigail "Abby" Whitson at FLETC, the training center for government agents they didn't get off to a good start. This was a really good read I loved both of these characters. Luke is called in to assist another agent from the Treasury Department in Cleveland. When he arrives he finds the very last agent that he would expect on this new case turns out its Abby. When she goes to Cleveland to meet with her friend Brianna. Brianna has called Abby to help her with some irregularities she had found in her company’s books. She gets there too late she finds blood every where and the house has been gone through. When Luke arrives he knows that Abby has stepped into something dangerous. As they begin to unravel the mysterious disappearance of Brianna and what she may have found it becomes very clear that this is more than a case of embezzlement, fraud, and misappropriation. There are indications that Senator Klein is involved. Senator Klein is already on their radar after the operating room incident that put Judy’s life in danger. What they have found is far more than they can handle. It’s time to call in reinforcements. It’s time to call his brothers and Frank. They can come up with a plan, save Brianna, bring in the bad guys, and free the other the victims. As they work together they get close and realize that each one is different than what they thought. I loved that Luke's family would stop at nothing to help one another. Abby is a smart sexy and fierce. I listened to this book on audio and I loved the narration. I am looking forward to listening to the next book in this series

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  • Karlby71
  • 08-05-2022

Please just NO !

STOP now if you don’t want a headache !!!
A male chovenist is scum, as a man it hurts to think of where Ferrell finds these pigs !
She tries to make him into a hero but not even Ferrell can write a pig into a rose, not even Tolkien could have made that transformation !
Ferrells writing is brilliant as always, Boehmer does an impressive feat but nobody can save ‘Luke Edgars’ he has a Napoleon-complex and in Denmark he would be in the same prison cell as the governor, bully’s are bully’s !
Strange ending not a cliffhanger but the last chapter is missing (maybe) ?
You will neat a special stomach to make it to the end anyway !
I have seen this tried before but even in Narnia a pig is a pig but just not the main character
Ferrell tells a story in her way the problem is ‘Luke’ (just no) !

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  • Cassy
  • 03-02-2022

Very boring

Definitely a struggle to finish this so boring. I used it when I couldn't sleep.

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