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The Guarded One

By: Brittney Sahin
Narrated by: Connor Crais,Ava Lucas
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Publisher's Summary

He’s a grumpy small-town sheriff. And she’s the off-limits operator capable of bringing him to his knees.

Sydney Archer isn’t the typical daughter of a billionaire. A former army officer, she now works with an elite security team to hunt the worst of the worst...all while raising a teenager.

To the outside world, Sydney’s an ice queen who’s lethal with a bow. To her son? She’s a hero with a heart of gold—a heart that’s been broken one too many times.

When a ruggedly handsome Southern gentleman hijacks her girls’ getaway in need of help, she discovers he can revive her in ways she never thought possible. And things quickly heat up in paradise.

Beckett Hawkins moved back to his hometown 13 years ago, trading in his LAPD detective badge for a cowboy hat and the role of sheriff. He’d hoped to provide his daughter a safe and secure life and bury his past.

But when that past comes back to haunt him, he finds himself on a mission like no other. One that includes a stunning woman who disarms him at every turn with her sass and smile—a woman who can tear down his heavily fortified walls.

With the operation going sideways from the start, Beckett and Sydney wind up on a dangerous adventure...and in each other’s arms.

In the end, will they do what they do best and guard their hearts? Or can they restore their faith in love and prove to be unstoppable together?

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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Guarded

Brittney always knows how to weave a story of action, adventure, danger, suspense and mystery. It may have been a curveball as to what was expected, but very well written and narration brings it to life.

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Another Heart Pounding Story

Beckett and Sydney have each had heartache in the past, but they are about to get their HEA. Another heart pounding story from Brittney Sahin in the Falcon Falls series, not to be skipped. The narration by Ava Lucas and Connor Crais will have you hanging on their every word.

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I love this series

I've loved every book in this series and I'm hoping there will be stories for all of the others in the Falcon Falls group.

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Absolutely PHENOMENAL

Brittney Sahin…she is quite simply an extraordinary author.  She not only writes stories that are relatable, but her characters grip your heart and your mind.  She finds a way to allow her readers into the world she’s created.  We become so invested in their lives that we can’t wait for each succeeding book. She leaves us wanting more and more. 

Beckett Hawkins is a small town sheriff and single dad trying to raise his daughter in this crazy world.  His former life as a LA Police Detective haunts him and he’s determined to to keep his family safe in this new haven.

Sydney Archer is a single mom raising her son while being a member of elite Falcon Falls Security.  She’s got quite a background with an influential family, military background, and now  Falcon Falls.

When Beckett finds himself in the middle of an extremely dangerous situation, his past barreling full speed ahead, and the possibility of his future being upended, he seeks help from Falcon Falls Security, which includes the lethal to not only the body but the heart in Beckett’s case, Sydney. She’s the piece that seems to compliment him.  And she understands about the job vs. the parent. But he can’t seem to stop the hunger and protectiveness he feels for her. And Sydney seems to be experiencing the same.  While she’s fortified the walls around her heart, it seems Beckett has been able to slowly crumble a piece here and there.  But with lives on the line, neither can afford to feel anything but duty…right? 

The way Sahin wove together the work Beckett and Sydney with the couple/parental Beckett and Sydney was amazing.  I could relate to having to put work before home on occasion and the fears that a parent has in keeping a child protected.  They were real and relatable.  The Falcon Falls Security Team have built an amazing foundation for this Series.  Extremely excited for the next book.

The narration duo of Connor Crais and Ava Lucas was perfect! The two could weave through emotions and settings with such ease. I also appreciated how they could put such emotion in their performance. They allowed me to feel a part of the story.

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Amazing

reading the book was amazing but when you actually listen to it, it makes it even more amazing. with two of my favorite narrarators made it that much better. Brittney never disappoints

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The Guarded One

I read this as an ARC when it first came out but this was my first time listening to it and I really enjoyed it. Connor Crais's voice is so easy to listen to! Becket is such a likeable Hero and even though he came off a little rough and crass in Jesse and Ella's book he's a totally different man when it comes to Sydney! He's a yummy cowboy Sheriff and she is a bad ass! This is another must read by Brittney Sahin!

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Another great book!

This is the next installment in the Falcon Fall Security Series. This book features Beckett Hawkins, a small town sheriff from Alabama with plenty of secrets. Beckett is pulled into a dangerous situation when someone from his distant past reaches out for help. Beckett must rely on his family as well as a new ally in the beautiful Sydney Archer. Beckett must decide if he can trust those around him to complete the mission. Trusting those around him also means he may lose his heart in the process. This book delivers so much action and heat! It also delivers an unexpected twist in the resolutiion. Loved this book and this series!

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Great Listen

As a advance reader for Brittney Sahin, I’ve already read and reviewed this great story. The Audio version just reminded how good a story teller she is.

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Just Too Good

These two narrators grip your heart from the first word and don't let go. I loved reading this story, but put into Audible just brings it up a notch. I'm a huge fan of the crossovers Brittney weaves into her stories, too. Sydney and Beckett are such a cute, relatable couple and one that definitely needed to be told. A modern fairytale.

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Favorite of this series

I love bada$$ heroines and Sydney was one of them. Great chemistry between the characters (all of them ;) I enjoyed all the romance, humor, and adventure this story brings.

Lots of crossovers between the different series (that's either good or bad depending on if you are new or not).

The kids don't really play a role in the story. Really liked how it all played out in the end - a rarity.

While this book is mostly about Beckett and Sydney a large portion is about two side characters (Mya and Oliver). And I'm not going to lie, I loved the parts that they were involved in.

Connor Crais, what more is there to say <3

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  • 10-13-22

Another masterpiece!


I am always blown away with every new audiobook I listen to by Brittney! The experience you get is mind blowing and you completely immersed in the story. Ava and Connor did a fantastic job being Sydney and Beckett! The story was phenomenal. Brittney never ceases to amaze me with her storytelling. You may think there's no way she will be able to come up with another original, high suspense romance and yet every time she delivers above and beyond. I just can't get enough of her writing and every single time I've finished one of her books I'm left in a book slump, because how do you just move on from her masterpieces?! The Guarded One held one of my favourite storylines that Brittney has ever written! It was fast paced, action packed and the romance was spot on. Beckett and Sydney have been characters in her past books, and seeing them bring each other's walls down in this one was breathtaking! I say this a lot, but listening to Brittney's books is like coming home and being with family again. Having the cameos and appearances from characters from past books was a lovely addition and is always welcome! This audiobook was perfect and I cannot wait for the next one!

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  • jd66
  • 09-16-22

Fab book

Once again Ms Sahin delivers an unputdownable book. This story had so many twists and turns I was guessing g all the time. The chemistry between Sydney and Beckett was palpable and was really hot! Old and new characters emerge and the minute I picked this book up I couldn’t put it down, even to sleep lol. The suspense, drama, intrigue and love captivated me in this wonderful series. I know the next book will be even more intriguing and I cannot wait! Fabulous book and series. Wonderful narration too. Enhances the experience