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She's there to plan the military ball - not to fall for the Marine in charge.

Michael Maddox thinks he has his life under control. No attachments, no relationships - he's too busy transforming his knack for military intelligence into a multi-million-dollar enterprise. But when headstrong event planner Kate Adams comes barreling into his life, everything changes.

From the moment she arrives in Charlotte, Kate is tongue-tied by Michael. She's never fallen for a client before, but then she's never had a client like him - sleek, hard, and impenetrable as steel.

While Kate struggles to keep her distance, a stalker sends her tumbling more deeply into Michael's world. The handsome Marine is equipped and willing to protect her, and yet, Kate finds herself more terrified than ever in his care. For as they grow closer, she realizes that Michael has his own secret past. And while he might save her life, he will surely break her heart.

A stand-alone romantic mystery with no cliffhanger and a happily-ever-after.

©2015 Brittney Sahin (P)2021 Brittney Sahin

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  • 08-20-21

Plus catalog worthy

The only thing special about this book is Jason’s narration, not even the love scenes were memorable. Not worth a credit to me. Books like this are perfect for the plus catalog.

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Exceptional Story

Michael Maddox is no ordinary man.  Complicated, confusing, broody, and yet his generosity to his fellow vets and their lives is immeasurable.  He’s all about giving back.  And his love for his sister is unending.  But his past is a demon he can’t outrun.  But when he meets the stunning event planner, Kate Adams, that his sister hired for his upcoming charity ball, he’s left with feelings he can’t manage. Their attraction is evident but he can’t chance it.  She deserves more.  But when Kate finds herself with a stalker and her painful past close behind, the warrior and protector in Micheal comes out.  He’ll protect Kate with his life. 

Clarke and Lucas do an amazing job narrating.  Lucas reveals the heartbreak of Kate’s past and the hurt of loving a man not available.  Clarke delivers the haunted Maddox with precision.  They transition with characters so effortlessly. 

Amazing Audiobook!

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suspense and romance

Take an ex-marine turned billionaire who doesn't do relationships. An event coordinator planning a fundraiser for vets who doesn't do one-night stands. Add in a stalker, some twists, and Jason Clarke's voice and you get a great Romantic Suspense audio!

This is lighter in the suspense than this author's Stealth Ops series so a great listen when you want something less technical.

Jason Clarke has always had a hot voice but he really shines in this format where there are multiple male characters, he is excellent at making them all unique. Such a pro. (But warning, he doesn't have a lot of chapters in the first half but then equal in the second half of the book)

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Female narrator was bad.

I love the story but the female narrator wasn’t god. No emotion in her voice. Jason Clarke was god as always.

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Michael Freaking Maddox

This book is one of the first I ever read of Brittney’s books and I fell in love with the over protective men in the series. Protective former military man and event planner tangled together in her past she’s not even aware of. But find love in the middle of it all. The narrators are amazing and give you exactly what you need. If you like romantic military Mysteries that keep you guessing with twist and turns this book is perfect for you. 100 star love love love!!

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Subpar all around

Let me preface this by saying that I'm usually a big fan of Brittney Sahin but this has me second guessing purchasing her work in future.

It's a pet peeve of mine when a book reads like an author got an advance for a book and consequently a subpar piece of work is published. While I'm not expecting an Agatha Christie level of mystery from a romantic suspense book the plot is thinly veiled at best. 85% of the story isnt buildup or sexual tension, it's the banality of two people who go from Michael wants Kate when Kate doesn't want Michael and then vice versa. ON REPEAT.

I'd say that this book should go in the plus catalog but I won't lie, even if this had been free I'd still be annoyed by this book.

Joe did a great job with narration as usual; Ava....is not my cup of tea. I think that she is talented but I personally find her voice annoying and I will be avoiding books narrated by her in future.

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Perfect Together

This story definitely gives you the heat of an inferno, but with a slow burn that devours you every step of the way. Michael and Kate are spectacular together, but they are even more so when they are fighting their mutual attraction. The audiobook enhances the flames to envelope you right along with them. Loved it!

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Trying Times Tie You Together

Loved the story and narration of Brittney's first published book. I couldn't be happier with the result of bringing this story to life. I love how she was able to capture the struggles of military when they return home to a civilian life, but show there's a possibility of a HEA. The drama, the steam, the passion in this book are all you can ask for.

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Michael and Kate

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for romance, suspense, intriguing characters and a great storyline. Brittney will keep you on the edge of your seat till the end!

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Trying to keep her distance

Kate felt drawn to Michael the first time she saw him and she definitely left a lasting impression. When he became her client as she organized an event to draw others to the cause that could benefit so many others. Staying away from his commanding presence and maintaining a professional relationship should have been easy since it is what she continuously whispered to herself every time they met but the chemistry they had couldn’t be denied. When she needs him the most he will be there to keep her safe and secrets that were buried in the past will allow her to finally embrace her future. An amazing action packed beginning to the series.

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  • Trista A
  • 08-25-21

Great Story!

It’s been a few years since I’ve read The Safe Bet by Brittney Sahin and after listening to this story on audio, I feel silly for waiting so long to revisit Michael and Kate’s story.

This is the book that started it all in the Hidden Truths series.

Michael and Kate have amazing chemistry and the narrators do a great job portraying it in this audio version. I especially love Jason Clarke’s narration.

The Safe Bet is a great read/listen and Brittney Sahin’s writing and story telling keeps getting better and better as the series continues.

I definitely recommend this one!

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  • alison smith
  • 08-19-21

superb

I am a massive fan of Brittney!!

I love the story , I have read it but listening to it really brings the character to life !

the narration was okay but I felt like the male narration was gritting his teeth a lot to deliver the lines which I found a little frustrating. it didn't put me off listening to the entire story.

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  • jd66
  • 08-05-21

Amazing book

What a great story. I loved this book when I first read it and now having the audible it makes the experience even better. The narrators were great. I’m really looking forward to listening to all the other books now in this fantastic series.