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Hurt

By: Lydia Michaels
Narrated by: Thomas Bestwick,Lucinda Gainey
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Hurt

Award-winning author Lydia Michaels enters the world of dark romance with an unforgettably suspenseful psychological thriller!

It's going to hurt....

Callan MacGregor might speak with the eloquence of a Scottish poet, but a hard life has turned him into a merciless killer. With a firsthand account of hell, he trusts nothing and no one but the hollow hurt tortured into his bones. Sacrificing all, he must escape Scotland to survive.

Emery Tanner is captivated - to the point of obsession - by the stunning Scotsman tending bar at the Imperial Hotel. With as many dark secrets as he has scars, she hungers to know every exquisite inch of him, but her shy nature leaves her tongue-tied. Despite her sense that innate kindness rests beneath his savage surface, Callan MacGregor is a man to approach with caution - if not fear.

When tragedy strikes and Emery’s world is shattered, she learns just how ruthless Callan can be. Violence has shaped his soul and love has always led to loss in both their broken lives. But as secrets are exposed, they find truth within the hurt and awaken a desire to become whole once more.

©2019 Lydia Michaels (P)2021 Lydia Michaels

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Psychological Thriller with a dash of romance!

I absolutely loved this suspenseful psychological thriller with a hint of dark romance.


The chemistry between Emery and Callan was palpable.

The plot was compelling and literally had me at the edge of my seat.

The duet narration was impressive.

Looking forward to this series.

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Triggering but beautiful

I often struggled through ours heros past. It was painful and quite frankly distributing. It was also beautiful. I couldn't put it down for long.

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Great listen

This is a great listen! It's well written as all Lydia Michaels books are with great narration. Definitely has triggers for some sensitive to sexual abuse but still a great story
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Great book!

I really enjoyed this audible. The story was GREAT! The narrators were perfect. It's dark, has some triggers of sexual abuse, but what a love story. Waiting for the next book, patiently.

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  • Bette
  • 10-06-21

An Intense & Thrilling Ride! Awesome Listen 🎧📚🎧

The truth is in the hurt, wow this book moved me like no other, it is a heart-rendering and gut-wrenching story, with raw and intense moments that are difficult to get thru yet I could not put the book down. Lydia Michaels is a gifted author, not too many can pull off such a beautifully written “ugly” story, and no, it is not all ugly but the parts that are live up to the title, they hurt your heart. Her characters are complex after watching what they endured it is easy to understand how they got to that breaking point. Life in Scotland has not been good the Callan MacGregor and his family, but he always tried to do the right thing for them, taking care of his sister Innis and his younger brother Gavin and looking to better their lives, as well as their future. He fought in the underground circuit to make money once he made enough he was going to retire. The payoff was going to be large enough from his last fight to get him and his family out of the hellhole they lived it. But everything goes to hell that night, he gets approached by some trying to pay him off the throw the fight; he refuses the money and wins the fight but that payoff money never made it back to the one wanting him to throw the fight and he retaliated in the worst possible way, against his family. Callan goes off the deep end and lives for one thing, revenge. The story jumps time lines and brings us to the US, seven years later, Callan is working in a hotel bar. Emery Tanner works the desk, a sweet, quiet girl whom he has his eye on, he cares about her but does not know how to have a relationship and is afraid if he tried he would hurt her. Emery has her eye on him as well and he turns out to be the one to help her after a brutal and vicious crime. It is he who is there for her and it turns out she can help him too. This dark and intense romantic thriller takes you on a wild and thrilling emotional rollercoaster ride, it is a cleverly plotted story with plenty of drama, angst, twists and turn, thrilling suspense, heartfelt emotions and a beautiful romance for two broken souls. Lydia Michaels, thank you for this beautifully written and moving story, it is one that will stay with me for a very long time. I would love to see Innis get her own book.

🎧📚🎧 And for the amazing narration, Thomas Bestwick and Lucinda Gainey were the perfect cast to bring these characters and their story to life. They had a complete understanding of the characters they portrayed, giving each a voice that suits their character’s persona to a tee, sounding believable in every role they play and just as I pictured the character to sound. They set the perfect tone for the story, captured all the character’s emotions and projected them into their performance. These talented narrators are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for this awesome listen!

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  • Cindy
  • 10-15-21

Very dark!

There are a lot of triggers in this book so it's definitely not for everyone. It is very dark yet through all the darkness there is the beautifully sweet love story of Callan and Emery. Callan has had a lifetime of pain and hurt in his past and is completely broken which we see as the book goes back and forth between past and present. Emery is the light to Callan's dark until Emery's world is shattered. Together they try to heal each other. This story is emotional, raw and heartbreaking. If you have no triggers, then I highly recommend this story. While the Scottish accent took a little getting used to, both Thomas Bestwick and Lucinda Gainey did a great job bringing these characters to life.
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