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Re-released in a second edition with new content.

Stefan Talbot likes order and control. He approaches his life with the same meticulous precision that he uses to put paint on his canvas. Nothing good comes from chaos, and that is why he has refused to allow himself to get close to Jennifer Waters. They are like fire and ice. Though she is younger, her talent as an artist is unquestionable. But she lives her life like she paints - with wild, passionate abandon. It is intoxicating and terrifying, and he can’t get her out of his head. 

Jennifer ran from Bliss to put Stef behind her. She had come to the mountain town seeking a mentor, but found much more than she bargained for. Cool and distant, Stef was like a marble statue, and no matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t break through his shell. She moved to Dallas to start over, but nothing is going as planned. 

When the art gallery where she works is robbed and a precious painting is stolen, Jen is accused of the theft. Jen is thrilled when her bail is met, until she realizes her savior is Stef, and he has a few conditions. First and foremost, she has to return to Bliss.

Against the backdrop of the Winter Festival, Stef and Jen’s attraction catches fire. But the dark forces behind the robbery in Dallas have followed Jen home. A criminal syndicate believes she still has the stolen painting, and they’ll kill to get their hands on it.

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  • Amy R
  • 2020-10-07

Enjoyable Listen

The narrators did a good job. I enjoy these low angst storylines in this series that have action and enjoyable characters.

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  • Sancat71
  • 2020-04-15

Sublime, Amazing Audiobook!

“One to Keep” is definitely a keeper and worth more than a credit! Excellent narration even with the Russian accents for both Kitty Bang and Lee Samuels. Kitty Bang does a bang up job with her British accent, too! I am a huge fan now and have been searching for more Lee Samuels’ narrations. His voice is sexy smooth like Christian Fox and Jacob Morgan.

The romance made my stomach swirl in delight and pang in sadness for the main characters. Curious what will become of Alexei and Holly. The sex scenes were hot with the BDSM to boot.

Enjoyed the suspense a great deal. Couldn’t turn the audiobook off because I was on my toes.

The fish out of water humor with Alexei made me chuckle loudly on so many occasions.

I did find some of the “dumb ass” or “pervie” terms more suitable for Gen Xers in their 20’s in the 1980’s. It doesn’t seem to work for current verbiage in 2020 for millennials or Gen Z. It kind of shows me that Lexi Blake’s language could be a bit outdated.

I did laugh a bit too much with the 3rd act standoff and the characters professing their love during the standoff. I also thought Rachel was a bit too ridiculous with not getting to the point of Jennifer being in trouble.

Otherwise, truly an amazing journey, excellent story, with an amazing cast of characters. I highly recommend!!

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  • book fan
  • 2022-04-05

Not bad except for male narrator

Male narrator was ok except when he tried to do accents. His accents were terrible! Ryan West would have been a better choice

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  • Sue Guss
  • 2022-04-02

Stefan And Jennifer's Story

All's well that ends well. And between the Russian Mafia and psycho murderer, it's a miracle that this one does end well with abrupt HEA. A most touching scene is the reconciliation of Stefan and his estranged father Sebastian. And even more so the reconciliation between Sebastian and Stella. Narration is spot on with Kitty Bang and Lee Samuels. BRAVO!!!

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  • Lisa
  • 2021-09-27

Great read!

Stephan and Jennifer have been dancing around each for years..and finally, their attraction has blossomed under Jennifer's flight from Bliss and subsequent arrest. Enter King Stephan to the rescue. He operates best when he is in charge and taking charge of Jennifer is his current mission. Sure, he still thinks shes too young to commit to him and become his sub, but until he thinks she's ready, he will make sure she has everything she needs. Unfortunately Jennifer only wants Stephan, the one thing he seems to refuse to give to her. When he is given the final ultimatioum he will have to buck up or lose her forever, but first he has to save her..yet again.

As usual, Bliss is full of drama and comedy. This story was no different. Steph has had his whole life turned upside sown. He has to save the woman he loves, deal with his father whom he hasn't had to deal with regularly for years, and determine who is trying to kill his woman. Jennifer is trying to be patient with Steph, but a girl can only take so much. After one final ultimatum, will she finally convince him that she is more than ready to be his?

I loved the story and you can't help but love the quirky town folk. Anyone who has issues or a life crisis seems to end up in Bliss so we can anticipate each person will get their story at some point and we'll continue to welcome newcomers along the way. The only thing that irritated me the most, was the back and forth with Jennifer and Stpeh. After a while, he was getting a bit annoying, but he finally worked through his issues, thank God.

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  • KarenC
  • 2021-03-05

Doesn't disappoint

Big fan of this author love her stories. little cheesy on the romance but as always she comes through. Love her secondary characters.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-02-01

Love this author!

Lexi Blake your are amazing! the characters are so vivid and I love the bits I catch from other books if you have read any of the series in Lexi Blake world!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-11-19

great story!

I enjoyed the story! I listen as I'm doing dishes, cleaning etc and the story was easy enough to follow without giving it 100% attention but engrossed you at the same time

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  • Sandra O'Brien
  • 2020-10-29

Good story but frustrating inconsistencies

Chapter 2 Steph recalls Meeting Jen when she was fresh out of college (HS grad at 18 plus 4 yrs. of college- that makes her 22, so maybe he got it wrong but the added 18months of residence at Bliss, puts her at 23+ but you still have an added 6 months, and 23 doesn’t add up). Furthermore, even if he got her age wrong, he can’t be dumb and not know he’s 32! Steph remained 32 (and I’m sure he knows his age lol) for 24 months (18+6 months). Where do I get this? He was in love with her for a minimum of “18 months” that Jen had been town. Chapter 8 Steph says that “she’d been the brattiest kid that he’d met in a year and a half”. Then Jen (after Steph’s continued rejection)left for Dallas for six months. So how is she STILL 23 and he STILL 32?
As if that’s not annoying enough Steph’s father, Sebastian, comes back to town to proclaim his undying, never ceasing love for Stella (town badass nurturer). They had fallen in love and had an affair prior to marrying Steph’s mom. How long ago would that be? At the minimum, 33 years (given they keep on saying Steph is still 32). Add 9 months and time for courting I graciously said 33. Not according to Chapter 17. He proclaims his undying love in the middle of the diner and Jen states, “if Sebastian could come to his senses after all these years...not that she planned on letting nearly 30 years go by...”
If I got this wrong, please enlighten me. Otherwise, it’s simple math Ms. Blake and editor(s), simple math. SMH.
I’d like to see smarter heroines. When a mobster asks are you Jennifer, after your friend slips out your shortened name (Jen) why not say no, I’m Jen. SMH
The story was entertaining but it was unsettling and annoying because it happened throughout the ENTIRE book.

Next up is Laura an FBI agent who goes to Bliss after working in the field for years. Maybe she’ll only be 23 as well 🤣. FBI Agents are intelligent and have gone through rigorous training. We shall see.

I might skip to Holly after this book because the Russian mobster, Alexiie, is interested in Holly and a love triangle (Doc., Mob, and gutsy Holly) should be interesting😉

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  • Wendy L.
  • 2020-10-12

Fabulous

Lexi Blake continues to deliver steamy, kinky sex with the added bonus of suspense and intrigue. I am thoroughly enjoying getting to know the residents of Bliss, CO and hear each of their back stories. I love this series and look forward to the next in the series!