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Publisher's Summary

Lies ruin lives.

Ignacio Torres, the translator for Blackbridge Security, has told his fair share and then some. He lied more than once to Tinley Holland when they were teens.

Told her he didn’t love her.

Told her he could live without her.

Told her what they shared didn’t mean a thing.

He’s lived with those lies, lived with the loss of her for over a decade.

What he didn’t expect was going home to help with a family matter, only to discover Tinley has told the biggest lie of all.

©2021 Marie James (P)2021 Marie James

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What an amazing Second Chance Romance story

Ignacio and Tinley's story in the beginning was heart breaking. Ig thought he was doing what was best for Tinley. Only to come back to Houston and find out they have a son and her life was anything but easy. My heart breaks for both Tinley and Ig for all the things they have been through. But Marie always finds an amazing way to redeem her characters. Love the Blackbridge Security Series.

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Amazing!

The narrators are phenomenal, story is heartbreaking and loving all in one. Definitely recommend this audio to anyone who loves an amazing story.

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what a witch

I agree with some of the other reviews. She needs to get a grip, she can't seem to make up her mind. one minute she is having sex the next she is blaming everything on him. it takes two to make things work.

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Narrator was good. Story could have been better. Several scenes were very unrealistic. So much so I could not finish the book.

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Irritating woman lead character

Overall I liked the story but if I could I would smack Tinley upside her. head. They both bad decisions when they were young that resulted in them being apart for years but she just couldn't get past it for most of the book which really irritated me. I think if she came around sooner then TBE family aspect of her ,him and the boy could of been more explored. I still love Puff Daddy. The narrators did a okay job but TBE guys voice could of f been deeper and the voice he used for Deacons made him sound not so manly.

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So aggravating

One doesn’t read the series looking for strong female leads. The male leads and the story in the first three books are enough to overlook the few eye rolling moments from the women in the stories and still enjoy it. However in this installment the female lead is repeatedly a stupid POS. It’s not once or twice it’s virtually everything she says and thinks and does. Its not stubbornness or self protection, it’s ignorance, a refusal to even listen, and It is so incredibly annoying by the end I wish she weren’t getting a HEA, which she end up with because she suddenly flips on a dime and accepts all the good coming at her. Ig and his son deserve better. I Have to pivot away from this series for now, not sure if I will pick it back up.
The voice actors did well. Gomez Pugh is no Jacob Morgan but did a decent job.

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I truly liked this story. I think it was pretty realistic with the right amount of fiction. However, I was disconnected to the relationship because of the narrator (specifically GP). I feel like his narration was good but it lost the cohesion from the other books. It was hard for me to really connect to the romantic aspect of the story because the voices were not as “powerful” to the reading. Not saying he did terrible it just left a void in the character charisma. I may try GP again just in a different genre. Maybe adventure or even documentary type books.

That’s my only critique.

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My Thoughts on Truth Be Told

Marie James has got to be one of the few authors that I start off my book review by saying OMG I love that bird. Especially when this book is not about birds. But since starting this series I feel like every review contains that sentence in some way shape or form. Puff Daddy has got to be the most hilarious character that Marie James has ever written. And he's a freaking bird. He definitely steals the show in whatever scene he's in but it always brings a fantastic levity to the moment no matter what's going on. And this book definitely had several moments where levity was needed. This story dealt with several very hard subjects. From childhood trauma, to losing parents and loved ones, to secret children and so many more. But as usual it was written in that special way that this author has that has you completely engaged in the story. I was hooked within the first few pages. Even when I was a little bit nervous that I might not like one of the main characters depending on how everything was handled. But of course it was handled perfectly to have me rooting for everyone's happy ending by the end. This was such a great story and once again I'm excited for what's to come.

The narration was great. Callie Dalton is a narrator that I've grown to really appreciate from many other books I've heard her in. But Gomez Pugh was new to me. He had a calm soothing voice that I enjoyed. I think he was a great choice for the accent needed for this character as well as just in general. I would certainly like to listen to more of him in future.

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I just don’t know

Did not like this book. I expected and hoped for much more. I found it did encourage me to like the characters and I needed a better connection with them.

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The results of decisions made as a desperate kid.

Ignacio, Tinley & Alex
The narration is really good. His accent is just slight as Ignacia's should be as a linguist. Having read the book a while back, the audio made for the best bedtime story.

The first lie came too many years ago. She had a chance and he wouldn't let her give it up for him. Little did he know she told a big one--of omission. When he came back for his only living relative she was still there. How had that happened? And why hadn't she told him her secret?

He has a chance to change his life. Oh, he'd gotten out of the town that crushed everyone who stayed. He was in a good place with Blackbridge Security. He had money. But did he have a personal life? She was still there living a life that was crushing her and those with her. Could they forgive the lies? Was there a future for them?

You can't say this is an insta-love story. There is plenty to work through with rewards at the end. I loved their fight to find a life. The advice from the team was--well typical including Puff Daddy of course. What would a Blackbridge story be without him? Puff has his own problems. Another winner with the team and a new lady and surprise guest for them all. Don't miss it.