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Publisher's Summary

Danger and desire collide in this romantic thrill ride—available exclusively in audio! 

When high school English teacher Alice Thornton helps her dying Russian neighbor write a spy thriller, she thinks she’s just doing a good deed. But when a sexy mystery man shows up in her classroom, claiming to be the novel’s dashing antihero, Alice is swept into a lethal conspiracy.

Enigmatic former CIA operative Carter Beck warns her that the sensational murder plot wasn’t fiction. And because she knows too much, the killer wants her silenced—making Carter her only hope of survival.

Forced on the run, Alice and Carter must separate truth from fiction to unmask the murderer before they become the next victims. The danger is only too real—and so is their unexpected chemistry. In between motorcycle chases, dodging bullets and unraveling clues, the unlikely pair start to wonder if the secret to their survival might just be each other....

©2022 Bronwyn Sell (P)2022 Audible Originals

About the Creator

Brynn Kelly is a Rita Award-winning romantic suspense author. She is also an award-winning journalist and editor, and has written numerous bestselling non-fiction books and quirky romantic comedies (as Bronwyn Sell). When she's not obsessively crafting words, she's a theatre geek, karaoke hustler and soccer and chess mom. Connect with her at brynnkelly.com or on Instagram @writerbron or Facebook @bronwynsellauthor.

About the Performer

Alan Carlson is an award-winning Canadian voice actor and audiobook narrator who can be heard on dozens of audiobooks including The Fourth Prophecy by Glen Cooper, Shoot the Moonlight Out by William Boyle, and Dark River Inn by JR Erickson which won the 2021 Audiobook Adrenaline award in the Mystery category. When not recording audiobooks, Alan can often be found exploring the Canadian wilderness with his two young children.

About the Performer

Stacia Newcomb is a New York City based performer whose voice can be heard on a variety of animated series, commercials and video games. As a puppeteer, was literally the Star of The Good Night Show on Sprout. She’s performed in various plays and musicals in NYC and regionally and traveled the country with two different one-woman shows.

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"Survive the day!"

I wasn't sure what to expect since there hadn't been reviews when I started. But I was 110% pleased with everything! The narration was actually very well done. The story flow was perfection. The ability to keep the listener engaged was spot on. Overall, worth it.

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I missed Brynn Kelly!!!!

I didn’t realize how much I missed Brynn Kelly’s writing after finishing The Legionnaires Series years ago, until I listened to You Only Die Twice! I was so bummed when I finished the last book of that series, and then when I heard about this new release, in audiobook format no less, I got so excited, and it lived up to all my expectations! Suspense. Romance. Espionage. What more could you want?! I can’t wait for hear more from Brynn Kelly!! And I also now need to see if The Legionnaires Series is on audible because who has time to read actual books anymore…

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Painful

This was my first book by this author and if it hadn't been free through Audible Plus, I would have been upset at wasting a credit. During the first half hour, the hero openly sympathizes with Lenin, the Russian dictator responsible for 50 million deaths. Not one drop of sympathy should ever be shown for this despot, not even if the character was fictitious. As if that wasn't bad enough, the author mentioned twice in a five minute time frame her disdain for the 1 percent here in America. The people she was targeting were wealthy American tourists on vacation in Russia, but she decided to paint them in an evil light. If these wealthy people earned that money themselves, and paid taxes on it, why the hatred? If this author had done some research, maybe she could realistically painted the elite politicians as the true villains they are. Had to DNF this book, for the liberal political slant she had. Will probably not be reading any more from thus author.

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mysteriously happy

The way this book flows. Very bond, or Mission Impossible. You'll love it from start to finish.

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GREAT STORY

Great story and narration. Kept suspense all the way through. Would love to see more of of Carter and Alice in future adventures!!

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So good!

Best story I’ve read all year! Really enjoyed the unique combination of spy thriller, mystery & romance novel. Had all the feels. Narration was spot on & made all the characters seem real & truly entertaining. Great writing! Also thankful for the poignant insight into dealing with death & loss in an honest & uplifting way. Extremely well done! Thanks for this! Loved it ❤️

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Utterly Delightful

A spy novel with heart and fully realized characters who go on an emotional journey. The story is fun and keeps moving, which is exactly what I want from a spy novel, but also tackles themes of loss and grief and brings a fresh perspective to said themes. I was surprised and charmed from beginning to end!

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Fun listen with good chemistry

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from this. Thought it would be a quick, easy listen that was probably cheesy and forgettable, but I found myself sucked in. I had my doubts about the love interests, a teacher and a spy, but somehow the author made it feel very authentic. Overall the characters really made this for me, and I felt I could sympathize with them. My only qualm was that the guy’s Russian accent was pretty awful, but overall it was a good, fun listen!

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Great Read

Loved this story, it held my attention throughout the day. I highly recommend for others

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what a fun story

Not alot of plot twisting but a real cute story. I recommend this book.

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  • Carôle
  • 09-30-22

Read The Reviews

I can understand those reviewers who say that this isn’t the book for them. Why? Because I kept interrupted every few minutes when I was trying to listen to this and the story didn’t flow. I was ready to give up!

I can totally understand the reviewers who were completely enthralled with this story! It’s GREAT!

It’s a cut above the usual Cozy Mysteries (not a recipe, a craft tip or a witch in sight! Perfect)!
Plus all of the characters are acceptably believable. Not in a ‘totally real world’ way, but it doesn’t stretch credibility too far.

It’s essentially a spy novel about a spy novel. It’s written and performed so well, that you Have to consume it in one sitting (even if circumstances conspire against you).

I hope that there’s a follow up novel to this one. There’s scope for so many different twists to this tale, so much character development, in terms of story arcs.

This is a free with Audible Membership title, and it’s such a pleasure to enjoy this. It’s a gem!

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  • 09-16-22

loved!

couldn't put it down, needed to know how it ended. felt the characters were relatable if I was ever cough up in the spy thing 😅

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  • 09-07-22

Couldn’t put it down

I love love loved this book! Gripped from the start and thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns.

Brilliant narration too and highly recommended

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  • 08-07-22

Subpar

This book just did not do it for me, I kept zoning out. I struggled to finish.

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  • 08-09-22

Loved this!

Listened to it over a couple of days when I got a chance. Didn't want to pause it - was so immersed in the story! Great leads, enjoyed the humour but also the deep emotions. Keen to listen to more by this author!

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  • 09-30-22

Excellent story

Excellent narration, excellent story. Will listen too again as it’s well worth listening to twice.

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  • 09-28-22

Surprisingly good

The Russian accents/voices were a bit cringe.
I expect mom porn but it was pretty enjoyable.

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  • 09-15-22

Fun Fun Fun

A light hearted romantic tale with added spy craft and who dun it! Narrators gave perfect voice to the leads. Great plot and suspence was managed well. Didn't feel out of realm of possibility. Highly recommend for a fun, spirit lifting tale

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  • Elizabeth
  • 09-12-22

please please make this into a movie!

Loved it so much, never a dull moment. please make it into a movie, it would be so great 👍

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-08-22

Well worth the listen.

Such a good book, easy to listen to. I enjoyed the well developed plot and found it over all engaging. 4 stars

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-22

Absolutely riveted!!

Listened to the last 8 hours in one sitting! Loved the characters! Story was well paced and so riveting! It struck such a great balance of action and excitement, with playfulness and humour - as well as depth & heaviness in reconciling grief and loss.

I looooved it!!

(Ps. Closed door spice :) )