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From New York Times best-selling author, Penelope Douglas, comes a new stand-alone!

Three of them, one of her, and a remote cabin in the woods. Let the hot winter nights ensue....

Tiernan de Haas doesn’t care about anything anymore. The only child of a film producer and his starlet wife, she’s grown up with wealth and privilege but not love or guidance. Shipped off to boarding schools from an early age, it was still impossible to escape the loneliness and carve out a life of her own. The shadow of her parents’ fame followed her everywhere. 

And when they suddenly pass away, she knows she should be devastated. But has anything really changed? She’s always been alone, hasn’t she? 

Jake Van der Berg, her father’s stepbrother and her only living relative, assumes guardianship of Tiernan who is still two months shy of 18. Sent to live with him and his two sons, Noah and Kaleb, in the mountains of Colorado, Tiernan soon learns that these men now have a say in what she chooses to care and not care about anymore. 

As the three of them take her under their wing, teach her to work and survive in the remote woods far away from the rest of the world, she slowly finds her place among them. 

And as a part of them.

She also realizes that lines blur and rules become easy to break when no one else is watching.

One of them has her.

The other one wants her.

But he....

He’s going to keep her.

*Credence is a full length, stand-alone romance suitable for listeners 18+.

©2020 Penelope Douglas (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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  • Desiree
  • 11-11-20

Fantastic

I have NEVER written a book review until now. I wish I could erase my memory to read it over for the first time again.

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  • T.S.
  • 17-11-20

Obsessed!

I stayed up all night listening to it, that’s how good it was. Narration starts off a bit slow/monotone. But I hardly noticed it after a while. This will definitely be a book that I listen to again. 100% worth the credit.

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  • Shooting Star
  • 15-11-20

I LOVE Penelope Douglas!

I just love Penelope’s books. Her stories always push the limits and help me remember how real life and emotions impact everything we choose. The depth of her character development is outstanding and always keeps me wanting more. If I had the time to read this one, I would have. The narrators, especially the males were not great. The narrator chosen for Jake sounded like he was commentating a race or fast paced competition. It was overkill and ruined Jake’s character for me.

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  • Tonya wood
  • 30-11-20

Kept my interest

Well this story definitely kelp my interest.
I don’t want to give any details away but it’s definitely shocking and interesting and highly inappropriate lol

Wasn’t a huge fan of the guy narrator for the uncle otherwise narration was great

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  • Avanna
  • 11-02-21

Wasn’t so bad

If u r going I’m thinking it’s so taboo it’s not. It’s a good romance / erotica with a little extra bit don’t worry doesn’t go too far

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  • GAmom
  • 19-11-20

Surprised I liked this one.

Great story and an amazing ending! I love it when a book gives you satisfied closure. Some weird sexual encounters but it helps you understand the characters a lot more. Highly recommend if the sex stuff doesn't bother you.

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  • Casey Harrison
  • 12-11-20

Great story line!

I could barely get past the narrators because the story was so good! The female narrator was not that great mostly monotone and the narrator for jake and Noah was very abrasive. The one for ************************spoiler
Caleb was good though!

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  • JamieKoep
  • 14-02-21

Crazy good

This one was not my typical read. It was much darker and the content was a bit more taboo for me. But I loved it! I ended up getting the actual book and reading instead of listening to the audiobook. The narration was not great. I found that I enjoyed the story so much more without the narrators. The female they use was so monotone that it was hard to listen beyond that. But the story is so great… Steamy But with so much heart. Highly recommend reading the book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-21

Taboos aren't for everyone.

I love Penelope Douglas. I enjoyed the book. It was not a wasted purchase. If you have issues with barely turning 18 girl, age gap, and step relationships this probably isn't the book for you.

Each character had some growing to do. There was good character growth and development throughout the story. This is not a menage where the girl ends up in a relationship with all the guys and they are all cool sharing her.. Choices and decisions are made. The book has you guessing and rooting for each of them.

Narrators did fine for the most part. Nothing that had me cringing and not wanting to listen to it. The female lead sounded sullen and depressed which fit the character at the beginning but her tone didn't really change as the story went on and the character developed. The gentleman that did Jake's voice, I just needed him to slow down. It was almost like he was speeding through it cause he had other stuff to do.

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  • SBrain
  • 05-12-20

Wow... just... wow.

This was quite a thrilling, touching, and beautiful book. One I'm sure I'll carry with me for awhile.

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  • Garden girl
  • 10-03-21

Loved it.

Loved the book and have now thoroughly enjoyed listening to the audio. Sophia Willingham is perfect as Tiernan 💖💖💖💖💖

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-02-21

A bit disapointed for the first time!

Narration good.
Story not as good as I would expect for Penelope Douglas. Best moment is when he comes and puts the swing for her and talks.
I wouldnt listen to it again unlike all other books written by her.

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  • miss j white
  • 08-02-21

Love this Audio & book!

Read the book and loved it and the audio doesn’t let it down. Sometimes audio voice overs can let down a book but this was great. Voices matched how I’d imagine the characters to be. One of my all time favs.

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  • Raisa
  • 30-01-21

Did not finish.

I'm not sure why, but for some reason just couldn't get into the book. I had high hopes, because absolutely loved Punk 57 and Birthday Girl by the same author, I was both apprehensive and eager to learn what was going to happen with three men and a young woman but I really never get to it. Maybe just the book wasn't going where I thought it was going to go and that's why I couldn't get into it, who knows.
And also, as some other reviewers have mentioned, did not like performance of Jake's chapters. The problem with several narrators is that too often they maybe interpret differently the style of the book and therefore are basically reading different books. That's what I feel happened here. It was like listening to a different book with different characters when Jake came on.

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  • debbie (Dr21982)
  • 25-12-20

Loved it

What a book!
I read this book with an open mind knowing what was going to happen between the four of them from reading some reviews on YouTube but it was so beautifully written that it didn’t feel wrong or sleazy and it made easier to read knowing that they were not blood related. I live for books that are very taboo and this one did not disappoint. That ending too was just perfect👌Now on to Punk57

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-20

5 perfect stars

This book was sooo great! It was perfectly written and had all the feels. I laughed, I cried, I smiled, and I wanted to smack the hell out of them. But it was worth it. I loved the narration too.

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  • Dorthe
  • 07-12-20

Boring

I really tried, I did. but that book was so loooong drawn out. that I had to give up after 4 hours
I’m sorry

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  • Jo Hall
  • 20-04-21

H💥T

I’m so glad I persevered with this book past the slow beginning because it was worth it. A great hot listen.

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  • L Swords
  • 26-02-21

Perfection!

Beautifully written, addictive story, suspenseful and picturesque. I loved every moment with these characters. Penelope Douglas never fails to amaze me

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  • Katie
  • 19-02-21

Coming of Age

I loved this story. OK, its a little taboo, but the story behind it is heartbreaking and beautiful.

The 2 main characters have had traumatic events happen to them, which has led to both becoming detached from life and other people. This is story of coming of age, recovery and unconditional love.

Warning, she sleeps with her (NON-Blood) uncle and cousins. If you can't have an open mind about this and understand its a part of her journey, then this book probably isn't for you.

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  • Jen
  • 27-01-21

One of the hottest books I’ve read

You will either love this or hate it. I’d read mixed reviews before deciding to purchase it. All the good reviews said they wished they could read it over and over and it was the steamiest book they’d read, others were offended by the questionable relationships. Trust me, do yourself a favour and read it! Definitely going on my ‘will read again list’. Hot as hell sex scenes. Emotional without bawling. The female lead isn’t a pushover like other books and all three male characters have their own depth and complexity. Loved it!!! Damn, some authors just have all the talent!