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Publisher's Summary

Manny Ortega is a man without a country, and he has one woman to thank for it. She was his first and only true love, and when she left she took more than his heart - she took his life as he knew it. Hardened and honed as sharp as a knife by years as a Special Forces soldier and police detective, Manny is ready for a fresh start at his friend Ethan Garrett's security firm. But the past isn't ready to let him go.

Lily Campora never imagined what would happen to Manny after she walked away from him that night in the sultry Nicaraguan heat - or how he'd hated her for it every day since. Seventeen years later Lily knows everything, and she must put her fear of Manny's rage aside to beg for his help. His forgiveness may be too much to hope for.

Thrust into action on a mission that will transport them to a country rife with political turmoil and civil unrest, Manny and Lily must find a way to work together. And now, amid the dangerous beauty of a landscape reminiscent of Manny's homeland, passion will ignite once more.

©2006 Cindy Gerard (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Enjoyable read

I really like the Bodyguard series. This was a good book but probably one of my least favorites! It has a great story line but what bothered me the most was the narrator’s voice for Manny! I laughed so much during the love scenes because I couldn’t get the idea of Puss n boots, saying those lines, out of my head. The voice just didn’t fit Manny’s character. This may be better if you read it and don’t listen to it. That voice over really ruined it for me. He just wasn’t manly (Manny) enough for the strong male lead!

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Narrator is Painful

The narrator of this one is painful to listen to. Literally skipping this book in the series after listening to just a few chapters because I couldn’t stand the narration.

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This narrator needs a Valium.

The story was what I expected from Cindy Gerard, pretty good story line with a few things that are eye rolling over the top. But this narrator.....can we say over-acting? I get that they want some life breathed into the story, but this guy is cringe worthy sometimes. Really glad he only did this one book or I wouldn't have made it through the series.

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In what universe?

In
What universe is Shannon Gunn’s voice sexy? I couldn’t make it through the first chapter.
Cindy, get it together and use one of the male narrators that has a voice more like a Cadillac than a monster truck. Oh and the WORST male narrator is joe Arden. Sorry guys? You just don’t shouldn’t be
allowed to do romance

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Disappointed

I have very much enjoyed this series until this story. I could not tolerate the two main characters especially the woman Lilly. Manny wasn’t much better. I ended up skipping huge portions just so I didn’t have to listen to their internal musings. They were just too pathetic. I think I’ll put Linda Howard books on pause for a good long time.

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Narrator wrecked it for me

I was excited to hear Manny’s story because his character was intriguing from his appearances in the previous books. I anticipated sexy, macho, alluring but the narrator just made him sound sleazy and slimy. Total turn off! Almost couldn’t listen past the first chapter but wanted to know the whole story line so forged through with gritted teeth every time Manny spoke. Really wish this one could be re-done with the same narrator from the rest of the series. Very disappointed.

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Betrayed by Love?

Honorary Garrett, Manny Ortega lost everything as a young man because he trusted the wrong woman or so he thought. Seventeen years after being betrayed by love Manny on the cusp of a new life working for best friend Ethan at EDEN comes face to face with the woman he once loved and now hates with a passion.

Lily Campora already reeling from the knowledge that Manny wasn't killed in Nicaragua can't believe he thinks she betrayed him, doesn't know how to convince him she didn't. Now she must put her fear of Manny's rage aside to beg for his help.

What follows is an action packed race against time where Manny and his friends find themselves pawns in Sri Lanka's civil unrest. As Manny and Lily are forced to work together, passion rekindles, but questions remain.

If they survive can Manny let go of the past? Was he betrayed by love? If not can Lily convince him of her innocence? What do the bad guys really want? All these questions and more are answered in this action packed romance that I thoroughly enjoyed listening to over one very long night. So sad that the series is nearly over....

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My Thoughts

Another great one by Cindy Gerard.
If I thought the first 5 books were steamy, well hold on to your saddle cause Manny Manny Manny is
🔥 🔥 🔥...their story is a heart stopping one. I feel like I lived those years right beside them.
Great book. And I'm on to the last book in this series.
I'll confess I'm eager for this one, dying to see how it plays out.🙂

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Horrible Narrator

I can’t even get into any one of the books this guy reads/narrates. All I can think about when I hear him is Nacho Libre and it takes away from the story! He’s too dramatic and breathy.

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A little different than the rest

although the story was good. It seemed there was twice or more the number of events of sexual activity or similar than the other books in the series. I like those events but not when there are more of them then story lines

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  • 11-11-21

Another terrific book

This is the 1st time we have heard Shannon Gunn narrating this series of books. He is fantastic with lots of accents and languages .
The story is full of excitement and bang for your bucks. With fun , sadness, and comradeship.