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Publisher's Summary

Plus-size beauty Ebony Drake has been poor all her life. Instead of wishing for her situation to change, she decides to change it. She moves away from her drug-addicted mother to start her life anew. The last thing on her mind is love until she meets the mysterious Rain Tanaka. Ebony doesn’t know what he sees in her, all she knows is that he scares her with the way he makes her feel.   

Rain Tanaka has spent his life taking care of his family. He realizes quickly, he had been a fool in thinking everything he needed was found at home. Ebony Drake is the missing piece. He knows he shouldn’t get involved with her, but there’s just something about the dark skin beauty that pulls him to her. However, just when things begin to heat up between them, he has to walk away.   

No matter how much Rain tries, he can't erase Ebony from his sweat-filled dreams. Risking it all, Rain will do anything to get the love he left behind back. He should have remembered the code; no one disobeys the Yakuza.

©2020 After Hours Publications, Inc. (P)2022 Recorded Books

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Excellent read

Oh my goodness this book was wonderful!!! I loved every minute of it. I loved that they made a wonderful character in Ebony. I loved that she was a plus size dark brown women!! She grew up in a neighborhood just like mine, and I identified with her strength!! I was also impressed with the author of this book who did not stoop to using the stereo types associate with Black women from poor neighborhoods. I think this was a great love story!! Kudos to the author for this wonderful entertaining story.

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Good and eye-rolling

I liked the female narrator, but I didn’t expect the male narrator to be a black man, lol.

The things that bothered me was the mispronunciation of “Yakuza.” Emphasis was on the wrong syllable. (I have Japanese in-laws.) The other was never using the word “nodding” for yes or agreement. The writer always used shaking the head for that, and I found it annoying. But I liked the story and the characters.

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Forced Narrative and Horrible Narration

I'm not sure where to start. The Narration completely takes away from this story. Neither of them are good to listen to. The stopping at odd times and reading through it all like it's the first time seeing it all really makes it hard to enjoy the story. If that's not bad enough, the story itself seems very forced at times. I know that it's a short story but it seems very rushed. I know that there are other books so I may give this series a second chance and read the second book, not sure yet.

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Narrators ruined the story!

This book is my first one by this author. I guess I was looking for sort of the same amazing narration as Kenya Wright's book "Redemption", but it was NOTHING like it. These female character should have been read by Mari and the male by ANYONE else! The male's voice was too old for the male character and just didnt fit, and the female seemed to be pausing as if she were actually reading a script at times. Not sure if I'll read the rest of the books in this series.

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powerful and amazing

this book was amazing l love how they're love for each other being them closer to each other and he didn't give up .

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I've enjoyed listening to this book

I've read all the tanks series and look forward to the next one ...please make the other books Audible

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More please

I would love for the others to be available on audible. Not sure I like the male narrator much for that particular part. I really like this series I wish there were more like it.

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Good story

I really liked the story. Female narrator did a good job. The male narrator seems good but this was the wrong story for him to read. I’m still going to get the next book when it comes out. But I’ll be better prepared if it has the same narrators.