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Publisher's Summary

Workaholic Detective Aiden Carlisle isn't looking for love - and certainly not at the law-enforcement seminar she reluctantly agreed to attend. But the first lecturer is not at all what she expected.  

Psychologist Dawn Kinsley has just found her place in life. After a failed relationship with a police officer, she has sworn never to get involved with another cop again, but she feels a connection to Aiden from the very first moment.  

Can Aiden keep herself from crossing the line when a brutal crime threatens to keep them apart before they've even gotten together?  

Contains mature themes.

©2014 Jae (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Kristy
  • 14-06-19

Amazing book

To take such a sensitive topic and spin it into an amazing story is why Jea is in my top 10 authors. This book was very intense as one of the MC is raped right at the beginning of the book which made it a tough read at times but if you can push past it it is worth it. I ended up invested in Dawn’s healing journey and how Aiden was so patient with her. It was well written with likable characters intertwined in a heartfelt storyline.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-09-19

Not what I expected

This isn't your normal romance novel. It delves into serious subject matter and situations. But what I found amazing is this didn't end with catching the bad guy and getting together. The aftermath is given. where talking about 5 chapters worth. Very well done. Highly recommend!
As always Abby Craden is amazing bringing these characters to life.

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  • Carolyn G. Manuel
  • 09-06-19

Another Classic Story and Performance

Aiden is a police detective with the Portland Sex Crimes Unit. Fawn works with victims of rape and assault. When they meet at a seminar for police officers where Dawn specks on LGBTQ issues of rape and assault, Aiden is drawn to her. Can their attraction grow into something bigger? Marvelous author and performance. Recommend.

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  • Sab
  • 14-05-19

What can go wrong?

When Jae writes and Abby Craden narrates there is always a success. And this book is no different.
I loved Aiden, she is a strong balanced woman, both in her profession and her love. She reminded me of “Olivia Benson” from SUV. The story was well developed and I liked the court scenes, these scenes Iar missed in SUV.
So thank you Jae for actually detailing that.

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  • Ps58
  • 11-06-19

It takes time to rebuild a stronger life.

A story of violence that steals your independence and innocence. It can only take what we let it. Dawn's life is in changed forever. Aiden does not know the depths she has lost. Together they have a chance to build a life of love that is strong, whole and built to last forvever.

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  • DrYuriMom
  • 11-05-21

Amazing

This is the second book of Jae's that I have "read", and both are special in their own way. While there was a bit of contrivance during the first half to keep the two protagonists dancing around each other about the eponymous conflict of interest, it was within the bounds of suspension of disbelief for a great story. The characters jump out at you and are so deep. The gentleness of the relationship between the two lovers sings to me as a survivor as well as one who loves an asexual. If you want real people having real relationships, this book is one for you. And the narration was fantastic!

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  • Misty Barnes
  • 28-03-21

Warning

If you do not want 10 hours of working through a rape then seek another book. I read to loose myself from the harshness of reality. I was sad to the very end. Not that it wasn’t well written but just sad and depressing.

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  • D'Andre
  • 15-02-21

Beautiful

Such a hard and sensitive topic that Jae managed to write so beautifully.
Abby Craden can read me the phone book and I’d listen to it on repeat. Such a great job as always Ms. Craden never disappoints.
The tact and knowledge that was put into this story was remarkable. It is not often that I like every character in a story but in this one I did (aside from the bad guy). This story made me believe love really can conquer anything. Building a relationship is hard, but add to that a traumatic situation and it becomes that much harder. The way both main character, Aiden and Dawn fought for the live they wanted was inspiring. Well done Jae!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-10-20

**Warning**

It covers a heavy subject. So if you are in any way susceptible to negative sexual experiences, just don't.

I can tolerate it for a solid story, especially one told with this level of care, but even then it wasn't easy for me and I felt physically and mentally uncomfortable through the majority of the story.

That being said, I smiled ear to ear by the end of it because I truly do feel like they treated the characters with a lot of love and affection while writing this. Jae made character that can let themselves be weak in the arms of a loved one and grow from it to be stronger overall.

So by all means, if you can handle the subject matter, then there's a good chance you'll enjoy the book.

P.S. It having one of my favorite narrators helps.

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  • Melisa
  • 11-10-20

A must-read!

This story was amazing & the narration was absolutely perfect. The story includes elements of sexual assault but beautifully illustrates the healing as well. It’s like a cop story & romance all in one. I’m not talented enough to write a review that does this story justice but I can assure you that you won’t be able to put this down.

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  • lise
  • 26-08-20

Warning, there might be triggers for some people

I have listened to this story twice already. I love the slow pace, the realistic feelings of someone who's gone through trauma. Not something to listen to if you are going through a period of acute anxiety (I certainly couldn't). Great writing too. Jae has never disappointed me yet (hopefully that'll never happen)

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  • Heather burt-down
  • 22-05-19

gripped from start to finish

loved it is all I can say could not stop listening awesome from get go

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  • moggiemag
  • 31-10-20

Wonderful love story

The frustration felt by the heroine Aiden when the woman she was strongly attracted to became the victim of an extremely brutal hate crime was so well written I just couldn't stop reading. Jae is now responsible for my losing manyhours of sleep lol. I'm still only half way through but totally hooked on the slowly developing relationship between the main characters, and Abby Craden just has to be one of the best narrators I've heard so far, she tells the story so well. And although I've not finished the book yet I've already bought Book 2. Please Jae, let's have more in this series

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  • jane
  • 05-01-20

Story with substance

Story has depth and relavance addressing positively real life issues in an engaging and meaningful way. Great variety of characters and as always, Abby Craden delivers an excellent narration.

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  • Jai
  • 09-06-19

A joy to listen to.

A good long story. The narrator has a lovely voice and uses different tones for different characters. Definitely buying the next in the series.

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  • finn mccool
  • 27-04-21

Beyond Corny

Just wanted it to be over, every line so predictable, I love there's more lesbian fiction out there but a lot of it is crap.

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  • Sarah
  • 15-11-20

Beautiful ending. 10/10

I think it's important to mention that this book is vastly based around sexual assault and if that's something that hints a little to close to home this book is probably not for you. Although this book is based around an awful situation it was an amazing listen. I loved the characters, their personalities and how the book teaches us that even if you become a victim of crime as long as you've got your family and friends (support) you can get through anything. 10/10 Lesbian book.

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  • Weescratchy61.
  • 24-06-20

A Great Read.

Loved it from start to finish One of her really good books. Won't spoil it .Try it.

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  • Bob
  • 12-02-20

Good whilst there was actually a plot...

The actual plot ends early on and then it's just a drawn out get together

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  • Sharon H-G
  • 04-08-19

Brilliant story and beautifully narrated

This is a really slow burn but you can feel the love building up between this couple. Highly recommended

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  • Lara H
  • 03-07-19

Possibly Triggering

A great book but there should be a warning that the story line talks heavily of sexual assault. I found this quite triggering at times.
Narration was excellent.

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  • Chris
  • 19-06-20

Jae

This story was well narrated but after the court case it became as boring as Batsh.........t.
Sorry Jae. It was not even interesting or a good read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-19

Best book ever!!

other than maybe a disclaimer, the passion, courage and sensitivity of this was heartwarming- thankyou

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  • Janet
  • 08-05-19

Not really a crime novel

Really a very long winded repetitive story that should have been condensed
Slow moving love story with a bit of crime

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-04-19

Love it

This has to be my most favourite book so far! I loved it and couldn’t put it down.