• Black Heart

  • A Black's Bandits Novel (HOT Heroes for Hire: Mercenaries)
  • By: Lynn Raye Harris
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Lidia Dornet
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (133 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

He’s untouchable. Unbreakable. She plans to destroy him.

Former CIA agent Ian Black has done terrible deeds. Sacrificed his honor and reputation for God and country. He’s a fighter and a survivor. His mission is to rid the world of scumbags who prey on innocent people.

No price is too high, and no one crosses him. Not for long, anyway.

But then Natasha Oliver walks in, threatening to expose the one thing Ian thought dead and buried: his heart.

Natasha’s innocence was ripped away years ago when she was thrown into prison for crimes her parents committed. Now, as the assassin Calypso, she intends to hunt down those responsible for what happened to her.

Including Ian Black. Getting involved with him is madness, but she made a vow - and she will do whatever it takes to keep it.

Until she discovers that the line between hate and love often stands on a razor’s edge....

Start listening to the Black’s Bandits series today and enjoy an action-packed, seriously romantic and steamy-good-fun military romantic suspense. Each book can be listened to as a stand-alone. No cliff-hangers or cheating and a guaranteed happily-ever-after ending!

©2022 Lynn Raye Harris (P)2022 Lynn Raye Harris

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Two Broken Souls

Ian and Natasha were two broken souls who found and healed each other. We finally learn what has motivated them to live their lives as they do, and it is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. If you didn't love Ian Black before, you will now. The narration by Joe Arden and Lidia Dornet was amazing.

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2 words...Ian Black

I have waited for what feels like forever for Ian Blacks story. This story is filled with pain, secrets, mystery, suspense, heartbreak, laughs and love. Lynn Raye Harris knocked it out the park with Ian & Tashas story. But I'll admit little Daria stole the show and the hearts of several strong alpha men.

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finally!

I really enjoyed this book. The narrators sound exactly as I imagine the characters to sound. Natasha seems to always be understood by Ian, and the perspective she gives the team is an understandable one, so glad they finally found each other. Daria is adorable as well.

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Fantastic

OMG I couldn't take my earbud out of my ears, I love this book and I so want the previous ones.
Natasha and Ian's story is so good, I wanted more and more. At some point during my listen I started screaming at Natasha, then at Ian, I was like .. "How could you guy relax, when you know the syndicate was coming for you!!!!" Then Nanny I knew it from the get go, why wasn't Tasha suspicious , she was the legendary(?) Kalypso..

All in all, this book was fantastic....

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Action packed romantic suspense!

I have been waiting for this story. The man who wants to save everything and the woman assassin who could take down the world by herself. The teasing and the tension between Ian and Natasha has been amazing and their story did not disappoint.

Ian has been trying to get Natasha to leave the Syndicate and work with him and his crew. The two have always had a pull toward each other and one night, it leads to more. But when the Syndicate wants Ian dead, they task Natasha to handle it. But something stops her and they work together to get back something that was taken from her.

Ian was always a favorite of mine whenever we got a glimpse in him in the other books. He's mysterious and wants to do all the good he can in the world. His backstory was heartbreaking and I love how it drove him to do better in the world. Natasha's backstory is just as heartbreaking. And he becoming an assassin was the only way she could survive. We get all the answers to the all the questions from the first four books. The ending left me with a big smile on my face because it was perfect for Ian and Natasha.

Joe Arden was amazing as Ian. You can never go wrong with casting him as the lead male narrator. He always brings so much to the story. Lidia Dornet was great as Natasha. Her ability to switch up her accents for whatever character she is narrating is top notch.

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great story

Intense , compelling, and fast paced. I loved it. I enjoyed the storyline and characters and quickly became invested in them. Great twists. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrators did a great job bringing the characters and story to life.

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Everything I’ve been waiting for

So like the titles says this book was everything I was wanting Ian Blacks story to be. I have been chomping at the bit for Ian’s story since he first showed up in the original HOT series. I’m actually struggling with what to say. There is something about watching a character who has been such a mystery for so long finally unravel his layers before your eyes. Satisfying, sweet (not a word I thought I was going to use for Ian Black, but …) exciting and dangerous. Go read it. Fall in love with Ian and show your inner badass with Natasha.

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We've all been waiting for Ian's for so very long!

Oh Ian! We've all been waiting for your story for so very long...Lynn Raye Harris did not disappoint!

I could not stop listening ... no, seriously this story just captivated me from the beginning. Learning about Ian's background just makes his journey to where he is make so much sense. Add in Natasha and her history? Wow!

Finding the other half of a heart that's been broken so many times is a journey of a lifetime. And we're lucky enough to go along for the ride...Joe Arden and Lidia Dornet brought the real Ian and Natasha to life and I'm over the moon for Black Heart!

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Most anticipated story and so worth the wait

This book is full of surprises. Enemies to Lovers. Secret baby. Syndicate (aka Mafia). Death, destruction, kidnapping, human trafficking, love and HEA.

Natasha, aka Calypso, does what she does to protect her daughter. She follows the rules that the Syndicate has set and gets the job done. Until she doesn't. What will be the price she has to pay for disobeying an order?

Ian as promised to protect Natasha for months now, if she comes over to his team and provides information on the Syndicate to him so he can shut them down. When she finally makes the leap, although not willingly, will he be able to follow through on his promise and protect her and her daughter? Especially from a threat they don't even know about?

This book has been a long time coming. We have been waiting for Ian's story for so long. Now that it's here, it went too fast. I love the love story and the suspense in this story. All I kept thinking is one more chapter before I go to sleep. This books was so hard to put down because I needed to know what happened next.

Joe Arden was the absolute perfect pick for Ian Black. He is Ian. God I loved listening to his voice when he was having private conversations with Tasha. Talk about sex personified. Lidia Dornet is a new to me narrator and I wasn't sure about how she would handle Natasha, but she surprised me and I love her. I need to go find more books that she has narrated.

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Danger, Intrigue and Sizzling Romance!!

Natasha is also the assassin Calypso. Ian Black is ex-CIA, now working in “Security”. These two have been circling each other, but now the people who control Natasha have set her on Ian. The penalties of failure are death of not only herself but someone dear to her.

Ian knows who and what Natasha is, he is also enthralled by her. He believes he can free her from The Syndicate who has her on a short leash, but he doesn’t know the hold they have on her.

Masters of disguises, these two who have been intimate do not even know each other's eye color. Will only one remain standing, or can they trust each other and break this stranglehold keeping them on opposite sides.

I listened to the audio book, and the narrators were sublime. They added to the experience, and were easy to listen to, and helped to create the atmosphere of tension and attraction. A fabulous story, well conceived and well presented in all aspects.

*** I am voluntarily leaving my honest review of this book ***

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  • Helen
  • 01-31-22

Ian and Natasha are amazing!

I've waited so long to have Ian's story, and it was as addictive as I had hoped it would be!! Natasha and Ian's romance really is a roller coaster, but they are made for eachother. With plenty of action and many twists and turns, Black Heart is guaranteed to keep you listening into the early hours. Joe Arden and Lidia Dornet just become Ian and Natasha, their talent blows me away every time I listen to them narrate a book. Blacks Bandits continues to be be one of my favourite series, and I am already counting down to the next installment!!

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 04-04-22

So good

Ian and Natasha were so good together they worked well together and built such a wonderful relationship but things weren’t easy. I’m so glad that it wasn’t easy that they had to work for it. These books are my not guilty pleasure, not guilty because these books are way too good to feel guilty about listening.

The narration managed to give me so much more emotions and I loved it. I will certainly be listening to this book and this series again and again.

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  • Tracy
  • 01-30-22

The great Ian turns

OMG. From the first word has you running and you don't stop. The great Ian falls in love and its a wild ride. Natasha starts wanting revenge but finds love, a second chance in lots of areas of her life. Alot of answers. A very loving ending.
So happy it came out same day as the book so I could listen all day. LOVE LOVED LOVED THIS STORY. you won't be disappointed.