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Publisher's Summary

Ten years ago, The Harlequin Boys broke my heart.  

I thought my life was complete with them at my side, the five of us against the world, having each other’s backs no matter what the cost. 

I’d fight for them until my dying breath. 

It’s just a shame they didn’t feel the same. 

Once upon a time, my imperfect world shone bright with the light of four boys I would have killed for. 

This is the story of how they destroyed me. 

This is a 45k prequel novella to the Harlequin Crew series. These books have dark themes, violence, criminals, gangs, and an enemies to lovers romance that will make your heart pound, break it a little, and then crush it beneath the boots of four black hearted men who our girl might just fall for anyway. 

©2020 Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti (P)2021 Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti

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Don't skip the Prequel

This book sets up Sinners Playground nicely. If I hadn't listened to it I would have been very lost for the first part of book 1. I tend to skip prequels because they are short reads/listens and they don't always add a ton to the series. This one sets up the series so don't skip it. The authors really suck you in quickly into this new world.

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Devil's Pass

Devil's Pass is a prequel to The Harlequin Crew. In this book we meet Rogue, Maverick, Chase, Fox and JJ. This book is told from multiple points of view. We get to know Rogue and her friendship with the four boys. Rogue is starting to have feelings for all four boys, and each boy is starting to fall for Rogue as well.

Something happens to Rogue and the four boys drop everything to help her clean it up. All the kids have rough lives and decide they are going to run away together. However someone finds out and Rogue ends up having to leave, and the boys have to do something to join a gang.

The boys have to act like they hate Rogue and they send her off. So Rogue feels betrayed. They are doing it to save her life, but she doesn’t know that. Maverick tries to go after Rogue and now something happened to him, and he feels betrayed by the rest of the guys.

This is a great beginning to The Harlequin Crew series. I can't wait to see what happens next!

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Harlequin boys

I wasn't too excited with this narration but overall it was ok. This was a good prequel to the series. It explains in detail why Rogue feels betrayed by her boys. I have to say Maverick seems like he cares most but honestly he was wreckless. His decision in the end made things worst.

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Perfect intro to one of my favorite series

I am re listening to this series, as the final book is about to be released. The Harlequin Crew is one of my favorite series by the sister authors, Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti.

This novella is a quick listen and introduces the charcters and the high stakes plot of the series.

This is one of my favorite series with a found family trope. The friendships are amazing and there is lots of light lighthearted comedic moments to lighten the tough subject matter of these characters broken home Iives and Sunset cove's gang ruled streets.

The performances of narrators, Bridget and Jake Bordeaux, is excellent and I can't wait to continue listening to the rest of the series.

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Perfect start to the series

Glad I listened to this first before starting the series. The books lays the perfect foundation to the Harlequin Crew series. Definitely, a great addition to your library. These two authors are amazing! Cant wait for more of their books to be on Audible! I am almost done listening to all their available Audible books. If you are interested in this series I would start with this book definitely worth the credit and gives you a taste of what to anticipate in this series.

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Phenomenal

Oh this pair knows how to write a book. So far everything I have read from them has been a stellar read. I read Sinners Playground which is the next book but even reading it and knowing what was to come still didn’t make this read any less gripping. Seriously an an emotional rollercoaster that likes will stomp on your heart but seriously read it! It’s so freaking good! You see the group as teens and you fall in love with them and then well crap hits the fan and you’re left broken. Don’t worry the next ones already available and you will want to read it too!

If this pair knows how to write a book, the pair they picked to narrate it couldn’t have been better. This book is emotionally charged and it comes across in every single chapter. You can feel the teenage angst, the terror, the love and the gut wrenching heartbreak as they pour it out over the sound waves! Amazing job!

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This is the prequel novella to the Harlequin Crew series. This novella is set 10 years before the start of the series and gives a great background for why the relationship between these individuals is as broken as it is.

This book isn’t necessary to read before starting the Harlequin Crew series, but it is definitely helpful with understanding the dynamic later on. This is a great quick read & this series is one you shouldn’t pass up.

The audiobook for this one is also so well done, seriously Bridget & Jake Bordeaux hit it out of the park with this one. These two are so good at bring the characters to life in the stories that they narrate.

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So good!

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Such a fun quick little listen-
I swear Bridget & Jake have done it again! I could not love an Audiobook duo anymore than I do them. I’ve said if before, but I will listen to ANYTHING they do!!
This was a super quick & fun little prequel Novella that I devoured all in one sitting! It really helped me to understand the relationship, animosity, & background of all of the characters. We also got to interact with the leader of the harlequins; to help understand why the boys act like they do, and did the things to Rogue that they did.

This is NOT a necessary read before the first book series, but it definitely helps to understand everyone’s background, and helps the reader understand why Rogue feels and acts the way she does.

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Great (and necessary) prequel!

Definitely do not skip this prequel! You need it to understand what the boys were like before (so sweet and innocent) and why Rogue hates them at the start of Sinners' Playground.

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Love it

Devil Pass is a prequel to The Harlequin Crew.Inside of this book we end up meeting Rogue,Maverick,JJ,Chase and Fox. The book is told from more the one point of view. Rogue and her friendship with the four boys. Rogue is starting to have feeling for all of the guys,while each guy is starting to have feelings for rogue as well.Bridget and jake did such an amazing job with this audiobook. Bringing the character to life. I highly recommend this audiobook to people

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer, The Flock VIP)
  • 01-27-22

Perfect

I really enjoyed the prequel . I’m looking forward to listening to the rest of the series.

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  • Abbey
  • 05-21-21

brillaint

Holy cow. These lot are only 16!! 😩😩 breaks my heart knowing everything they've all been through and are going through. No one is left unscathed in this novella 💔.. I can't wait to get stuck into Sinners playground now, ladies please peice my/their hearts back together now?? Pfttt, I'm not naive enough to believe it'll be that simple when it comes to you ladies writing together 😏😂 i feel like this is going to be one rollercoaster of a series!! brillaint narration, could have listened to it for so much longer.

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  • gemzg
  • 03-17-21

One word ADDICTED

This novella has me the MOST excited I have ever been for a new series. One word ADDICTED 💕

I cannot get enough of the characters and the story and wonder how its going to develop.

This is the perfect introduction to the backstories of the characters and how they interact and become who they are as adults.

I am so so so excited to continue this series.
I have listened and read this over and over 🤣🙈

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  • Laerke
  • 01-28-21

Heartbreakingly Beautiful

***** May Contain Spoilers *****

This novella tells the story of Rogue and her 4 boys, the Harlequin boys. Their friendship and love for each other carries them through their rough upbringing, living in the shadows of the Harlequin Gang, that Fox and Maverick are destined to join.

But one fateful night sets them all onto a different path that what they had hoped, their dreams of a future together, all 5 of them, crashing to the dust, leaving Rogue heartbroken and alone.

The two narrators did a great job and their voices fit the characters perfectly. They really made the story come alive.

Peckham and Valenti writes so fluently and engaging that my heart broke, right along with all of them. These girls can do no wrong and I can't wait to begin this series after this intro. I already love all these characters.