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Overture

Written by: Skye Warren
Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Grace Grant
Series: North Security, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
Categories: Romance, Military
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Forbidden fruit never tasted this sweet....

The world knows Samantha Brooks as the violin prodigy. She guards her secret truth - the desire she harbors for her guardian. Liam North got custody of her six years ago. She's all grown up now, but he still treats her like a child. No matter how much he wants her. No matter how bad he aches for one taste. 

Her sweet overtures break down the ex-soldier's defenses, but there's more at stake than her body. Every touch, every kiss, every night. The closer she gets, the more exposed his darkest secret. She's one step away from finding out what happened the night she lost her family.

One step away from leaving him forever.

©2019 Skye Warren (P)2019 Skye Warren

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  • Sherri
  • 2019-03-12

Can't Believe It!

So mad right now - I swore I would not listen to another audible book that was a duet, trilogy, series, etc., until all books were available. How do you avoid this, when the publisher, author, or whoever doesn't announce this fact before you purchase. What I thought was a stand alone obviously is not - I read the audible reviews and no one mentioned it ended completely unfinished, left me hanging and who knows for how long - probably until I have forgotten what I just listened too, as I devour audios at a rate of 5 -7 per week.
The book is amazing - the narrators are amazing - you will enjoy it, however you will be left hanging - I wish someone had warned me - I feel I needed to pass this on. No clue when the continuation will be available. Love audio, but getting really burnt out on being deceived.

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  • Lovingbooks1
  • 2019-04-14

Forbidden romance?

I love this book but I wish it was mentioned in the blurb that it’s a cliffhanger...
Great storyline with good progression
Characters descriptions is good, they all feels familiar after a while.
There’s lots of feelings and the author has a way of getting the emotions through in her story.
Steamy love scenes
Samantha is strong and Liam is stubborn, it’s a turbulent relationship growing between them.

Narrators:
Very good voices that has clear pronunciation and passionate reading.

If you like a hint of forbidden love and a cliffhanger I recommend you listen to this. Even with the cliffhanger it’s worth it. Next book please!!!

5 stars

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  • bookbruin
  • 2019-08-02

The Perfect Push Out of My Comfort Zone

I'm not generally a fan of age gap or taboo romances, but Liam and Samantha's story really sucked me in! Skye Warren really took me out of my comfort zone with this forbidden love story between a ward and her guardian. Even though there are 16 years that separate Samantha and Liam, I found myself amazingly rooting for them by the end. The fact that I was able to look past all the things that would have warning bells going off in my mind as a parent, is a true testament to Skye Warren's brilliant storytelling. The angst is super high in this one, but it's balanced well with the suspense and mystery surrounding Samantha's past and the more intimate moments. I'm very intrigued by the North siblings and hope that we will see books for them in the future as well.

Teddy Hamilton's narration is wonderful as always, but I'm more used to him as the sweeter hero, so it was an adjustment to think of him as the ultra-alpha and gruff Liam North. Grace Grant's performance was good, but I felt her voice was a bit too mature for 17 (almost 18) year old Samantha. Hamilton and Grant worked well together though and overall, it was a pleasant listening experience (though I enjoyed Hamilton's narration more).

Listeners should note that this is book 1 in a trilogy, so be prepared for a cliffhanger. As far as cliffhangers go, it wasn't terrible at all, but it's something to keep in mind. I'm excited to see what's next for Liam and Samantha!

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  • Trisha C.
  • 2019-08-30

Forbidden Lust

Samantha is a child violin prodigy. Orphaned at the age of 12 when her father died. Her father was a political diplomat with a mystery surrounding his death. Enter Liam, who becomes her guardian until she reaches the age of 18. Liam is a former soldier, runs North Security company. As Samantha grows , she can't resist falling in love with Liam. Liam struggles with his fee!ings and lust for her. All he wants to do is To keep Samantha safe and protected.. but from who? This story just begins their journey, and mystery. who is trying to kill her! Why do they want her dead? Who was her fathers enemies? and what repressed memories does she carry? The narrators Teddy Hamilton and Grace Grant performances are so emotional and expressive for all the characters. Skye Warren has another beginning to an excellent series! There are some questions answered. Twists I didnt expect and an Holy crap, I didn't see that one coming revealed!! Can't wait for the next book, Concerto. #audiobookobessionreview.

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  • Nat (🎧AudiobookObsession)
  • 2019-04-12

Overture

*This book ends in a cliff hanger* I wasn't aware of that before starting the book but the second book is soon to be released.
Samantha Brooke is an almost 18 year old child prodigy. She has an amazing talent with the Violin and is soon to start going on tour. When her father died 6 years ago Liam North took her in as his legal guardian. Now that the clock is ticking down to her 18th birthday, a lot of things are about to change, secret revealed, and the temptation between them both is starting to become unbearable.

This was an amazing read (listen). Liam is dark, and captivating. The whole story has a seductive and forbidden feel as Liam is 16 years older than Samantha, but there is so much more to the story than the forbidden fruit story line as there are many twists along the way that must be revealed. All throughout both Liam and Samantha feel wrong about their desire for each other.

Can not wait for the second book to be released.

The Audio for this book was beautifully done. This was the first audio I've listened from Teddy Hamilton and Grace Grant but they did a wonderful job matching the voices for each of the characters.

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  • Kylie
  • 2019-04-13

A true masterpiece

When the one thing you crave is the only thing you can never touch.

Overture is an addictive listen. Absolutely everything you could want in a forbidden romance. It’s well written and perfectly narrated.

I would recommend this for anyone who enjoys forbidden/taboo, OTT Alphas, steamy angst and suspense. I can’t wait to continue on in this series.

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  • Shannon Mc
  • 2020-02-13

Loved Every Moment

This was my first book by Skye Warren and I went into it completely blind and I am so glad that I did. I am a huge fan of taboo stories and age gap romances and I was immediately hooked with this story line from the start. There was an element of suspense surrounding the circumstances of Liam becoming Samantha's guardian, which kept me fully engaged in the story, along with just their overall relationship and chemistry.

"There is a primal need inside me, to serve her, to care for her, and I’m as helpless to the urge as she is." Total swoon and soooo hot!!!

Liam and Samantha had a back and forth angsty relationship as Liam kept her at arm's length and as much as he seemed to want her, he would push her away any chance he got. I am still rooting for them as I think they compliment each other and bring out something in each other that they each need.

The book ends with a bit of a surprise so I am definitely excited to dive into book two and see where the story is going to lead and see if Samantha is going to get her HEA... possibly with Liam....I sure hope so!!!

I am a huge fan of Teddy Hamilton. Everything I have ever heard by him is amazing!!! He made a wonderful Liam. I have heard a few books by Grace Grant and she also did a terrific job as Samantha. This book was 100% enjoyable to listen to. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • Vivian
  • 2020-02-08

Magically written with fun facts about the violin

Even though the story is pretty standard (hero with a dark heart afraid to hurt the heroine with his love/lust so he distances himself), the way it is written is just beautiful. Vivid, angsty, and lyrical.

The sex scenes are also SUPER HOT. Ferocity and passion, oh my, delivered in prose like poetry.

I haven’t listened to the rest of the series, but book one is pretty slow paced. External conflict doesn’t quite play out until towards the end. When I found out who the villain would be at the end of book, can’t say I was surprised (hurray foreshadowing). It makes sense...but maybe it’s because I’ve read so many books of the same villain type I was hoping someone else.

Book one was more about establishing the emotional conflicts between the Liam and Samantha and sets up their realizations and convictions for the next book.

As for narrators, I am a fan of both Teddy Hamilton and Grace Grant. They’re pro so most likely you get your money’s worth in high quality story telling.

On a superficial/personal note, I don’t think Grace Grant is the perfect fit for Samantha. Grant definitely portrays Samantha’s pluckiness to a tee, but she still sounds too mature. Usually, I hear Grant as an older woman (maybe late 20s to 40s), a business woman, etc. She tries to narrate in a higher tone to match Samantha’s age. It’s hard to get used to at first, but it grows on you. There are also random moments when she gives Liam a slight western twang. I don’t mind it after all it’s Texas, but it comes and goes.

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  • GC
  • 2019-11-19

Taboo and forbidden at its finest!

Liam North was so much more than I expected. I love a closed off hero that’s hard to break. He is one of the toughest. And Samantha is growing up before our eyes. She’s so strong and I really felt for her. It’s so much fun watching the two of them do their delicate dance.

OMG that ending!!! Can’t wait to see what happens next!

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  • Tammy
  • 2019-11-03

Forbidden Romance

This was a forbidden age gap romance. The story was ok I thought I would enjoy this forbidden romance but it made me feel a little bad for this romance I guess if she was a little older when they started having feelings for each other I don't know maybe it's just me. The narrators was spot on though I enjoyed them.


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