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David

By: Celia Aaron
Narrated by: Holly Chandler,J.F. Harding
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She’ll never be mine. But I can’t stop thinking about her, dreaming about her, picturing what our lives could have been. The mafia got in the way for both of us. Some things, though, are destined. No matter how much we change, we’re still the same stupid kids who fell for each other before reality tore us apart. 

I tell myself she’ll never be mine, but even I can see through the lie. She’s been mine since our first kiss all those years ago. I had to let her go then. And for years I thought she’d turned her back on me. I was wrong. 

Now I’ve been hired to be her bodyguard until she’s wed to a mafia prince. If I don’t get her to the altar, they’ll kill me. But the moment I see her, I realize if she marries another, I’ll be dead in all the ways that matter. Keeping her for myself will start a war. Then again, bloodshed just happens to be my specialty. 

Note: This novel was previously titled The Butcher.

©2018 Celia Aaron (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Love this series

Okay, I love to read/listen to full series. The learning about all the different characters and falling in love right along with them. I still have to say the first book about Conrad is still my favorite.💗

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Not what I was expecting

This book had some twists and turns and kept me guessing. The timeline threw me considering this is the 3rd book in the series. In order to figure out where the story was at I actually went to the epilogue after the 12th chapter... please note I never do this, but I had no idea where the storyline was at with the other two books.

Great concept excellent narration!

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love them

All three books in this series where amazing is Peter coming out with a book

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Loved it!

I loved listening to THE BUTCHER. Its sexy with great narration and alpha maleness all over the place! al.This one goes through some years of being together, being apart and then getting back together again. Very emotional. There's some violence, steamy sex, mafia, and a badass female (Angel) who I loved listening to. I love all of C. Aaron's books and I hope the next one is about Con. Can't wait to hear his story!

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very good

Loved it !! this story. the narrator is so fantastic it's like your really there!! After listening to this story,. I totally enjoyed reading this book. It’s well written and the characters were uniquely fantastic. I would suggest this book to my friends that like this sort of genera. this was a good book. The narrator was great.

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The best book in the series…

This was my favorite story in the series and now I wish Peter had a book, he deserves one don’t you think?

Anyway, listening to this book, I kept feeling it should have been the prequel OR book 1 until the end there where she connected it to book 2.

Apart from that, I LOVED this book! I loved that the book was named David AND we heard from David’s POV often. I loved that David was a “normal” guy for once… in that he wasn’t a billionaire or the boss of bosses… at times he didn’t know what to do (he was young and it made sense.) I loved that He seemed to have a true partnership with Angel… I mean the “butcher” is part of the story and we love it filthy… so as filthy and and anti heroes… he’s one of my favorites! I truly enjoyed this book (maybe more so because the first one sucked.

The FMC in this book was the best in this book, followed by the one in book two, Sabrina… the one in the first book was awful! I almost skipped this book because of the first one…(they can be read as standalone.)

Anyway, the book 😆
The book is about David, grew up in a foster care… fought to stay with his brother in an abusive home. He meets Angel when he was 16 and she was 15 (perfect, no big age gap.)

They’re wrenched violently from their lives and 5 years later they find each other and he’s working for the mob boss and she’s a slave baby doll living with another creepy mob boss… the story gets on from theres… it’s gut wrenching… you feel bad for them and root for them… you may get misty eyed for them because it feels real, like no superhuman situation where the main character wins every single time 🙄

I really enjoyed this book and I’m half jealous of folks who are going to start reading it for the first time… worth a credit? YES!!!! It’s just so fresh! Especially for us who’ve been stuck in with MC’s, mafia etc. smut…
I’m heading to get a paper copy for my library ❤️

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great writer!

love all her books, looking for the next. the dialogues are allways natural, no dull moment

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Loved it. 💗💜🔥🍒💘🔥🔥🔥

Read the series. Very good all 3 books. Nate is very funny. Conrad is sexy and hot and tough. David is the big guy with a bigger heart. 💗🔥

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The Butcher!

So my last review I said that Nate was the best of the series. I have changed my mind David is the best of the series. I love “the Butcher” David and Angel. So many things against them it seemed. They they said star crossed lovers. I do think this one should have been first in the series but at the same time it gave me that Ahhh moment. Loved it

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Awesome!!!!!

I loved this book couldn't put it down. At age sixteen David Raven finally got the nerve to approach the girl he's been watching for a while Angel, but after when David takes her home both their lives change. After five years of not knowing anything about Angel, David starts working for an organization that his younger brother James works for. David's first assignment is to protect the daughter from another family, but when he sees who it is he's in shock. Angel is going to be married off to Lorenzo Salvador, but Angel doesn't want anything to do with him. After the second attempt on Angels life David doesn't want her out of his sight. When David finds out that Lorenzo wants to spent time alone with Angel he and James and two others make a plan to take her.