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The Broken One

By: Brittney Sahin
Narrated by: Ava Lucas,Tyler Johnson
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Publisher's Summary

Fake marry her brother’s best friend to catch a killer? Sure.... What could go wrong?

Growing up on a ranch with four older brothers, Ella Mae Hawkins is no stranger to rugged and tough men. But her heart has always belonged to the one man she couldn’t have.

After a secret, romantic weekend three years ago with him leaves her brokenhearted, Ella Mae accepts an opportunity to go to Paris and pursue her fashion dreams. It’s supposed to be her chance to get away and start over. 

Instead, she’s going there with the same stubborn man who claimed he was too dangerous for her—as his fake wife.

Jesse McAdams, a former Army Ranger, has spent half his life away from his small hometown. But one thing has always remained true: One woman owns his heart. The problem? She could never know how he really feels.

But after their hot weekend in New York, it’s been harder than ever to resist the sassy, headstrong Ella Mae. Especially when they can’t share a room without arguing, which often leads to desire.

Joining the team at Falcon Falls Security was supposed to bring the redemption he needed, so he can finally be the man Ella Mae deserves. Instead, the fabric of lies he’s woven over time quickly unravels, exposing his secrets, and places a target on the heads of everyone he cares about.

Despite her shock over his past, Ella Mae finds herself falling for her brother’s best friend all over again. But this time, the stakes are higher. This time, she’s in danger. And the man who put her there is now her husband.

Can Jesse protect her, and piece Ella’s heart back together? Or will he shatter it? For good...

From Wall Street Journal best-selling author Brittney Sahin comes a thrilling new stand-alone romance military novel, with no cliff-hanger and a happily ever after.

©2022 Brittney Sahin (P)2022 Brittney Sahin

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The story was good. BUT the female narrator

The female narrator was not good. Ella May sounds like a little girl. She had a good voice except when she was Ella May.

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Action, suspense, romance

This is a very entertaining action, adventure, suspense, romance book. This book has it all. I love the characters! It was a bit long for me though with a lot of angst in the first part of the book. I'm not a fan of lots of angst. I'm also not a fan of graphic sex scenes. However, the story line, characters, and performance were very good. And the ending is great!

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Wow Jesse and Ella...finally together!

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There is nothing like reading a great book, but listening to the characters come alive? There is nothing better and Ava Lucas & Tyler Johnson did just that! They made Jesse and Ella more real and the story felt more alive!

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We FINALLY find out why Ella and Jesse have soo much chemistry! The action starts from the beginning and never stops! Brittney pulls you in and doesn’t let us down.

Jesse and Ella's story is a true love story. We got all the answers to the questions we had from A.J. 's book in the Stealth Ops series.

Jesse is one HOT broody, broken man. He felt he wasn’t worthy to be loved by Ella and to have her. Ella loved Jesse forever. She was willing to have him in whatever way he let her. Jesse tried to keep her at arms length to protect her from the evil he lived with.

When danger came to Ella anyway, Jesse and Ella fake their marriage so that he could protect her.

All the depths of emotion were felt throughout this book, sadness, joy, heartache, suspense, lies, but most of all love. Another awesome read from Brittney! How can she keep writing such well developed characters and worlds that they live in? I know that every book that comes out is better than the last! I can’t wait for more Falcon Falls Security!

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Done with this series

I’ve enjoyed some other of Brittney Sahin’s series, but I’m done with this one. The sex & the male/female dynamics have crossed from sexy to ew. Too much dominant/submissive and other stuff. Alpha male no longer means alpha male but cave-man. A line has been crossed.

The women characters are becoming weaker, too damsel in distress. I liked the main female characters more when they were side characters in earlier books/other series. I don’t know if I can take other previous side-characters I’ve liked deviating into a person that makes me go “yuk.” So sadly, I’m done with Falcon Falls.

The narration is mostly good, although Tyler Johnson needs to check his pronunciation at times (ex “hearth” does NOT rhyme with earth, it’s pronounced “harth” - rhymes with Garth! There were a couple of others, but this was a repeated error. Just annoying & takes you out of the story).

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The suspense is great!

The suspense is right out of a John Wick movie. The story line will keep you in suspense from the very beginning. And there is some of romance. I will definitely read more from this author.

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just no

the female narrators "man voice" sounded like she was choking on frog legs and the male narrators spoke in gaps. The hot/cold and strange communication between the characters was a no for me. I like alpha male stuff but this was not it. It was seriously frustrating to listen.

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Such a great stpry

Loved this book and series of two books. Hope there will be more. Want to know Beckett's story.

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Truely enjoyed this book

I binge tead in one night couldn’t wanted a sassier lead female and alpha malteith the dangers and love


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Southern Weddings And Action

loved every second of this book. Another great plot with plenty of suspense and steam. Voice actors were believable, Southern accents sometimes come off very fake and insulting. Highly recommend.

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So in love with Jesse and Ella

This audible was so wonderful to listen to. Ava and Tyler did an amazing job portraying the characters. It was just like the book. I could put it down!!!

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  • Amy Thomas
  • 06-21-22

Absolutely amazing!

This audiobook was absolutely amazing! I have already read The Broken One and with this being only my second audiobook ever, I'm quickly realizing that I have been missing out on such an experience by not trying audibooks sooner! You just feel everything so much more! The tension, the heartache, the love. I adored Jesse and Ella for so long and finally getting to experience their love story was unbelievable and completely unforgettable! I love Brittney's stories, they are so knowledgeable and so real! She puts so much research into them that you will feel like you're with her characters taking part in all these high stake missions. The narrators were phenomenal and put me into the story quickly and kept me hooked until the very end! Can't wait to listen to another one of Brittney's amazing works come to life!

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  • jd66
  • 03-26-22

Fabulous book

Oh my! This book was almost indescribable . It had so much to it that it’s hard to know where to start. The emotional turmoil you feel whilst reading is heartbreaking. Your feelings are dragged thro the ringer all the way thro the story. The pain and denial are palpable the whole time. Once you learn the history of these two characters pain and thoughts,your heart hurts for them. You want to scream and shout at them that it’s not their fault, this is one of the most complex stories with so many twists and turns it will keep you hooked from the first page to the last. Wonderful series and I cannot wait for the next book now! This is gonna be very intriguing I’m sure. Wonderful narration as well.

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  • Megan Gustafsson
  • 03-19-22

Brittney did it again! 5 ⭐️

We finally get the Jesse/Ella story and are hit with all emotions. They have had this push/pull, hot/cold thing going for years and we finally get to see all the emotions they’ve been holding back. I cried, laughed and smiled. The suspense unfolded like a cruel game, getting tenser and tenser each chapter. The book was emotional and it was so touching how Jesse and Ella showed their emotions. We had the Stealth Ops and Falcon Falls characters in the book too. Great narrators as always. Brittney Sahin sure knows how to write a fantastic romance suspense that draws you in that ends with a beautiful HEA. I can’t wait for Beckett and Carter’s books!