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Abandoned Heart: Contemporary Reverse Harem

Defiance, Book 1
Written by: Skye MacKinnon
Narrated by: Kyo Sija
Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins

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Publisher's Summary

"Just because one of you carries his scars on the outside, doesn't mean that the rest of you don't have them. Unbroken people don't live in a house together with their colleagues. They have lives, families. They don't take in strays."

Emily never expected to find herself on the street and looking for a place to stay. A park bench doesn't seem inviting in the depths of winter.

Her luck changes when a mysterious stranger offers her shelter. It seems too good to be true, and when she meets his other two housemates, she starts to question if he's the good Samaritan he seems to be.

Staying means things she couldn't even dream of. Going means facing the danger of the winter streets. Can she make the impossible choice? And will she make the right one?

A contemporary reverse harem set in Edinburgh, Scotland. This is the extended version of Streets of Winter, a novella previously published in the Snow and Seduction anthology. Eighteen+.

This is a full-length stand-alone novel that's part of the Defiance trilogy: three books, three women, three real-life stories. These dark contemporary reverse harem romances can be listened to individually or as part of the series. They are loosely connected by side characters and settings, but they each have a different heroine, theme, and love interests.

©2018 Skye MacKinnon (P)2018 Skye MacKinnon

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  • Michigan
  • 2019-01-23

I so love this

Em has hit some hard times. She unexpectedly loses her place to stay and winds up homeless. Unexpected help comes when life is at its worst for her. I love that she doesn’t want anything handed to her and wants to stand on her own two feet. Intrigue and love await you on this journey. The narration is so good. I really want more.

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  • Amanda C
  • 2019-07-29

Good read

This hooked me right away. It's an emotional, sweet, and sexy story. Em and the guys are all great and I loved watching her life and relationships change and develop. My heart really went out to her and some of the things she's gone through. This is a great RH that touches on some darker themes.

Kyo Sija's was great. It was clear and easy to follow.
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  • shedevilreads
  • Lewiston, ID
  • 2019-07-18

Amazing

Abandoned Heart by Skye MacKinnon is a Contemporary Reverse Harem that I listened on audio narrated by Kyo Sija. This is book one in the Defiance Trilogy. All three books are standalones that are loosely connected by side characters and settings, but they each have a different heroine, theme and love interests. This is the first book of Skye’s that I have read and it definitely won’t be my last. I can’t wait to dive into book two Broken Princess. Kyo did an amazing job narrating. She did a great job with the different voices for each character. It really helped pull me into the story. They are an amazing duo. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Reverse Harem Novels.

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  • Sairaika
  • 2019-06-25

An intriguing read!

Can she make the impossible choice?
And will she make the right one?

What a lovely, interesting and intriguing read. I had an enjoyable time listening to this story.

A mysterious, intriguing and suspenseful read.

Narration: a beautiful accent!

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  • Jocelyne
  • 2019-02-15

Interesting Story!

This was a different Reverse Harem than usual. The story is filled with mystery, intrigue and suspense. Sija Kyo has a great voice, with a beautiful accent.

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  • Lexi Zieve
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 2019-12-06

Great Story!

I loved this book. The character started out living on the street after her abusive girlfriend threw her out. I adored how strong she was and how she had to learn so much. The guys were amazing too! I definitely wanted them and the job she got to do was fascinating. I enjoyed how much these four people cared about each other and what they were willing to do for each other. She was so strong and it made me so happy to see her learn how to trust again and become so strong. I want to listen to more books in this world. This RH was great and the steam was so much fun! I was hooked from the opening of the book and didn’t want to pause it. I would definitely recommend this book and this author!

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  • Eva
  • 2019-11-27

Great book

I loved it! It was so real with situations that anyone could find themselves in!

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  • JC
  • 2019-11-24

Dark yet intriguing

This was a very intriguing book to listen too. This is a much darker RH romance that I’ve listened to in the past. But Skye Mckinnon does a really good job making Emily a relatable character. The struggle she faces seem so real it could happen to any one. The book in general is written really well. There are parts that were a bit slow and other parts that felt rushed. This is a shorter book so a lot does happen in the book. I felt like the connection between the men happened much too quickly since Emily had spent most of the first half of the book guarded. But there is more than just romance in this book. I like the spy aspect and adventures the group goes through. I enjoyed listening to this book. It’s a quick and entertaining listen. The narrator does a good job. It’s the first time I’ve listened to Kyo Sija and she was really good. She does a good job distinguishing the male and female voices. This takes place in Edinburgh so she has a good English accent. Overall, this was a dark but entertaining book to listen too.

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  • KaitlinT
  • US
  • 2019-11-12

Excellent RH

Really enjoyed this book! it's a reverse harem and has some things that would be triggering for some people. Its pretty dark at the beginning but the h is smart stong and a survivor! I read the next book right after! definitely recommend!

I recieved this book in exchange for honest review but it is definitely worth a credit or purchase!

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  • Audiobook Obsession reviewer
  • 2019-10-19

Action packed

Action packed storyline. Great characters that I definitely want more from. Hot and steamy at times. It’s a non stop read/listen.
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