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In Safe Hands

Lu par : Michael Pauley
Durée : 7 h et 31 min
Catégories : Anglais - Romance, Suspense

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Former helicopter pilot Maverick Delgardo’s injuries ended his Air Force career, leaving him bitter and one drink away from becoming an alcoholic. When his sister asks for his help on a private protection case to babysit a disgraced pop star, Mav reluctantly agrees. 

Deacon Daniels, onetime lead singer and idol to his teenage fans, saw his career and reputation ruined when a reporter’s exposé led to a devastating scandal. Without money or a job, a heartbroken Deacon has lost custody of his baby niece. And just when Deacon thinks his life can’t get any worse, a stalker’s threatening messages escalate to murder. 

Mav only agreed to one meeting, but his protective instincts kick in, along with an attraction to Deacon. When the body count increases, however, Mav is unsure he is up to the task of protecting Deacon from a killer. But it is too late for Mav to step away, now that he’s lost his heart, and he must find the strength to reassure Deacon and his niece that they are in safe hands no matter the cost.

©2019 Dreamspinner Press (P)2019 Dreamspinner Press

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • MelRose@BlueRoseAudiobookReview
  • 22/07/2019

Helicopter pilot meets pop star

5 Blue Roses
3 Blue Flames
Maverick is a former helicopter pilot. While on tour a missive accident took his leg and his career in the Air Force ends. He is depressed and fast becoming an alcoholic. He lives with his sister who asked for his help with a case.
She was supposed to babysit and protect a pop star named Deacon. He is being stalked and getting death threats, but of course Mav's sister was hurt in a car accident and she needed his help to watch the sexy pop star.

This was a treat. I enjoyed the book very much. It has lots of twists and turns, and was very satisfying.
Lots is happening, and the plot was binding and held my attention till the end. I loved Mav. He truly needed to save someone. Their escapades gave him a new direction and purpose to stop drinking and try harder to rehabilitate and learn how to enjoy his life with new determination.

Narrator: Michael did a good job. He took his time and never rambled on as he sometimes does. He has lots of talent bringing emotions to the story. I love his baritone voice. It's sexy. I will always listen to books he reads as they are never a disappointment.

Happy Listening.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28/03/2020

Loved!

I loved this book. This my first time losing to this author and I will be !listening to her again.

  • Global
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  • Phoenix
  • 14/03/2020

Loved it

The story was amazing, very well written! Loved the characters and the narrator was perfect! Wonderful job!

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • L.D.
  • 01/03/2020

Protective Heroes and Romance

I had mixed feelings for this book. I really enjoyed the blossoming romance between Maverick and Deacon, but the plot was a little fast paced for all the character development. The mystery portion of the plot seemed a little forced, but was a great plot device to give Maverick and Deacon a reason to be together. Overall, this was an enjoyable story and the romance was wonderful.

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Jillian MacLeod
  • 29/02/2020

Meh narrator

I honestly can't figure out how to start my review, because I have literally no strong feelings whatsoever about this book. The romance was believable and well-paced, and I'm always looking for diversity in my romance novels, so that aspect in particular was appreciated. On the other hand, the mystery subplot was a little basic. Since I can't hide spoilers on Audible, I'll just say that I knew who the bad guy would be as soon as he was introduced, which took away from the suspense.

The narrator (Michael Pauley) is just okay, though his attempt at a Cockney accent was as excruciating as it was (thankfully) brief.

  • Global
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  • Claudia CG Lezar
  • 07/11/2019

as great as the ebook

The story is always full stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. Michael Pauley is one of the 8 narrators (so far), I can listen without break and have no problems to follow. I'm just not yet finish with the book, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening.
it's like a B

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02/11/2019

Twisted But Great!

This is not your run of the mill romance with a body guard. It’s about two men trying to make it work with a psycho pulling the strings. I think it ended to quickly don’t you agree? We need a book two. Because it was definitely worth listing to. Thanks

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  • Debbie Attenborough
  • 29/09/2019

loved this in both formats!

Independent reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted my copy of this book.

Mav is. . . .broken, and thinks fixing things is downing a bottle of Jack. Crashing on his sister's sofa isn't doing him or her any favours. When Jamie calls him out to do something for her, Mav really has to dig deep to get out of his stupor. Meeting the new client, however, does wonders. Deacon needs some help. After a scandal last year left him penniless, he can't afford to pay for the protection he needs. someone is out to get him, and the bodies keep piling up. Mav needs to up his game, and when the threat comes to a 2 year old child, Deacon's niece, both Mav and Deacon know they would do anything to keep her safe, even if it means Mav breaks Deacon's heart.

I am, personally, not in a good place. Not a BAD place, just not doing so well and my reading is suffering. I said I would read this before the poop hit the fan, and I was concerned I would not be able to give this book my full attention, or worse, not be able to finish it at all.

BUT!!!

I bloody LOVED this book!

Mav is, by his own admission, one drink short of becoming an alcoholic. His sister takes him in, and he's drowning his sorrows every night. Losing his career, and his leg, after a helicopter was bombed while he was the pilot has soured Mav to life and he just wants to be left alone. His sister, Jamie, ain't having none of it! She ropes him into talking to a possible new client, while she attends another job for her private investigations business. Deacon, lead singer of a boy band who was spectacularly disgraced last, is the client. A reporter twisted some truths, and Deacon's life came crashing down around his ears. He lost custody of his niece. Now, no one believes him, that someone is following him. When things escalate to a break in at his flat, and said reporter turns up dead, the police start to take notice. All the while, as Deacon continues to fall, Mav holds him up, keeps him close.

I loved that things crept up on Deacon and Mav, the feelings they begin to have for each other. It's not that thunderbolt and lightning thing: more a sweeping rain storm that starts off as drizzle then increases in it's intensity til neither Mav nor Deacon can deny it any longer. Loved that, after the initial shock of seeing Mav's face, Deacon is like: okay, scars make you, YOU. Mav is concerned about the other scars, the ones on his leg and residual and again, Deacon is not at all bothered. It makes Mav see that maybe, just maybe, they can make it work.

I must admit, I had an inkling who might be doing what they were doing to Deacon, very early on. Something they said set off bells and it was great being able to watch it all unfold. I have no idea WHAT this person said, I really don't, but something they said went ding ding ding and when Mav puts the pieces together, oh my! That man's alpha-protect-whats0mine instinct went into massive overdrive! Loved that, when it all went down, Mav and Deacon both knew, with just a look, that they might not come out of this alive.

LOVED that the baddie gets a voice!

Mav and Deacon's story carries some difficult topics: drug abuse, alcohol abuse, PTSD, murder (in some detail from the baddie!) All difficult topics, but very well written, and the research shows. I was particularly impressed with the research into Mav's accident, his injuries and what he went through after losing his leg. That doesn't always come across in a way a lay person such as myself can fully comprehend, but Ms Sue nailed it here!

This book may well have been the one to kick start my ability to write a coherent review, or at least I think it makes sense!

5 full and shiny stars!

Michael Pauley narrates.
Having READ this book previously, what I was particularly looking for was the baddie’s voice. When I read it, something they said made my brain go ding, ding, fire alarm in the head, ding and I KNEW that this person was the baddie. HERE, in audio, I wanted to see if I could pick up just WHAT they said to make all the alarms go.
And I got . . . nothing. The voice gave nothing away! Pauley NAILED that, he really did! So, while I was glad I didn’t get what they said to set me off, I’m also a little miffed 😊
As for Deacon and Mav, Pauley nailed those guys too! Mav’s voice is deep and dark, much like the man. I had a whole different voice in my head when I was reading, but once Mav speaks with the voice Pauley gave him, I knew mine was all kinds of wrong and Pauley’s was the RIGHT voice for Mav. My voice for Deacon was very much like Pauley’s for him, though.
Pauley’s reading voice works very well for my shitty hearing, rolling deep and clear and even. There was no dipping for the voices, even when they were very emotional. The emotions still came across very well, just sometimes, when characters get particularly emotional, the voices dip slightly, but not here.
Michael Pauley is a firm favourite of a narrator and coupled with Victoria Sue’s work?? It can only get. . .
5 stars


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  • Sue C
  • 24/09/2019

I want more of this series.

Did the story keep me engaged: absolutely
Were there any parts I found annoying: no
Did I feel an emotional connection to the characters: yes
Would I listen to it again: yes

Story comments: Victoria Sue weaves a story of flawed heroes and romantic suspense I found difficult to put down.

Narrator comments: Michael Pauley doing what he does best, characters are always clearly distinguishable, intonations and emotions are on the mark.

Overall a thoroughly enjoyable listen.

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Aethena Drake
  • 21/09/2019

Good story. Good narration.

A strangely sweet story with just enough suspense to make it hard to put the book away at bedtime.