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Summary

My name is Roman Cavenaugh and I'm kind of an a--hole. Running a company isn't easy, especially when everyone expects you to fail. So being a jerk? It comes with the territory. I don't have time to mess around, and I sure as hell didn't see her coming.

Cara Hamilton she was supposed to be off limits...a temporary employee brought in during my assistant's maternity leave.

But, in the blink of an eye, she became so much more. An obsession I couldn't shake.

So yeah, I may be an a--hole, but now, I finally had a purpose, and soon, she would be mine.

All's fair in love and war...

©2016 J.L. Berg (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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This is a wonderful story I absolutely loved it. A brilliant love story that brought tears to my eyes. Very well written and presented I can't fault it. I am looking forward to getting to know more of this authors work as I am so impressed.

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Sweet story

Not what I expected. In a good way. A sweet, romantic story. Not realistic, but fairly believable, and that's what I'm looking for. None of the boring alpha nonsense. This character was a man with a respecful view of women, mostly anyway.

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Bit of a cheesefest but okay for a holiday listen when you don’t want to concentrate on anything too serious.

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Very cringy and clichê. Sex scenes were boring and few. Female main caracter was immature.

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disappointing

The story was good right until the main character found out what her boyfriend was hiding. They build the story up for a confrontation that did not come. It was downhill from there.

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wonderful and sweet romance, with a great performance. I couldn't put the book down so I decided to get the audio to be able to finish it while driving.

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Well worth the listen

this is the 3rd book in the series, I'm glad we got to hear Romans story. who knew he'd fall so hard and so fast? before this series these two narrator's were new to me, I think they both did a fantastic job making clear distinction in their voices for the various characters, it makes the all the difference when listening to a book I'll definitely look out for more books done by them.

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Tough to push aside the monotones reading this, the story could really had been enhanced had it been professionally narrated. It's worth the listen for the story just grin and bear the presentation

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  • 25-04-22

Great read

Absolutely love this series! Well written and narrated. I didn’t finish the first book because it was so emotional, but now I know it’s a happy ending I’ll go back and finish it.

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A very sweet story!

Really really enjoyed this audiobook, got through it in one day! Turns out that this is the last book out of three! Will have to listen in reverse!

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  • 29-09-16

A GOOD ROMANCE WITH ALL THE RIGHT FEELS

Roman Cavanaugh's in charge of a multimillion dollar empire, he's rich, he's got the looks, the body and the sex appeal.. but he feels empty, lonely and isn't happy. At a tender age he'd overheard his Father saying he was cute but dumb and would be no good so, for a while, Roman proved to be that very thing. He never had a choice over his career - instead it was a foregone conclusion but he wasn't his Father's first choice.. no, it was Roman's younger brother Jude who was the golden child and Roman was woefully overlooked. However, Jude didn't take the helm when his Father died and it was left up to Roman to step in.. but he hated it, was bad tempered and took it out on anyone and everyone that crossed his path. That is until ditsy Cara, his new under qualified quirky temporary Assistant, blinked her big brown eyes at him and he was lost - however Roman made a good attempt to resist the pull between them because he was her boss and anyway Cara was living with her boyfriend. But Roman wasn't a patient man and it didn't take him long to concoct a devious plan... a plan that ultimately was going to be his downfall.

Cara was from a small town in Nebraska but had come to NYC to join her long time boyfriend Tyler but it was all proving a little difficult for her to fit in - her clothes were old, she was unemployed, she had relationship troubles and Cara felt a little out of her depth. Then she landed the job as Administrative Assistant to the handsome but closed off Roman Cavenaugh and her life would never be the same again because she would experience frustration, betrayal, heartbreak, heavenly highs and some earthshattering lows. And at the centre of it all was Roman's fingerprints.

This was a nicely paced enjoyable dual POV love story where there was a few obstacles standing in Roman's way before he could get the woman he had become obsessed about. And Cara, well she couldn't help but be drawn to Roman as her hopes and dreams for a future with Tyler faded to gray. Cara was a friendly, polite, calm, down-to-earth Heroine and very sweet too and Roman.. ahhh Roman, well, once the layers were slowly peeled back his true personality came out and it was great to see him flourish. There was good banter, some sexy bits, passion, low drama, a wee bit of angst a revelation.. and a touching Epilogue too. It wasn't over-filled with sex but when it did err come it was hot. Bit of an 'instant' thing once H/H got together but it didn't spoil my overall enjoyment of a very addictive listen. Great narration too.

Worth a credit? YES - this was much more than I'd hoped for as Cara took the time to see the man behind the beast and Roman strengthened Cara's weaknesses, encouraged her true potential, could see beyond her clothes and was there when she needed a friend, there when she fell.. and there when she picked herself up again. This is book 3 in the Within These Walls Duet - books 1 & 2 are little brother Jude's story which spans two books, I haven't listened to them yet and it didn't alter my enjoyment of this listen at all as this book could've been a standalone.. however, I'm sure they'll end up my cart soon.

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  • ❤️Cyndi Marie❤️🎧Audiobook Addicts🎧
  • 14-01-18

✫✫ 3.5 Stars ✫✫

3.5 stars because of the insta-love. I can not seem to connect with a love story when the couple knows each other 2 weeks and are madly in love, it just doesn't work for me. Besides that I liked the storyline! I wanted Roman to get his HEA and I wanted him to be a good guy and I got that and more!

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  • Becky R.
  • 06-03-17

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors is the tale of Midwestern native coming to the BIG Apple. But as her life is supposed to be turning into an episode of Friends, it seems more like a nightmare.

Her relationship
Her job
Her life

None of it is what she imagined and worse she craves more. Dangerously craves more...like her ridiculously hot grump of a boss.

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  • Frances Sarabia
  • 04-11-16

Good story!!

What did you love best about Behind Closed Doors?

It was entertaining and interesting.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked Cara's character, she made the book interesting. It was sad when she found out her boyfriend cheated on her. Too bad, they couldn't remain friends, considering they known each other for a long time.

Which scene was your favorite?

The Bar scene, when she punches Roman and not knowing it was her boss. That was funny.

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  • Smith
  • 07-02-17

Meh

Even though most of these types of stories are predictable, sometimes the author is able to throw in a twist or surprise. I didn't get that with this one. The male narrator was very dull. I found myself rewinding a lot to re "read" what I just listened to. I really wanted to like the book. It had great potential. By about half way through, I just wanted to finish it.

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  • steph
  • 13-07-22

Not very good

I finished it because I was curious, but it was disappointing. The characters aren’t like able, especially the male character.

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  • gail colaire
  • 09-07-22

Seriously Ridiculous

He’s such a powerful businessman and she’s an assistant with nothing to do??? No one calls??? No meetings on his calendar??? He’s a recluse in his office???? Oh please…. Eye rolls.

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  • Steph
  • 24-06-22

Story is pretty silly

I know this is supposed to be a fantasy, but I read a lot of different kinds of romance, and this one was challenging to get through in a suspense-of-disbelief kind of way. I don't want to be harsh, but there's only so much I can listen to the rich and horrible man who changes his ways because of a spirited young woman.

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  • Sam
  • 18-06-22

Good read but…..

I really enjoyed this booked finished listening in two days….Love the seamy relationship between boss and assistant but…. It reminds my of the first 50 shades of Greg…you know the mean but sexy boss and the shy new assistant… nether lesson I still enjoyed it…. Was predictable…

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  • Mary McCullough
  • 19-07-21

Great Story

Male narrator wasn't the best, but the story was great! Family matters the most! love

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