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Lawrence Finkle, known to his die-hard Minnesota Wild fans simply as Viper, isn't used to hearing the word no. He lives his whole life just a little on the reckless side. After all, life is just one big game, right?

When what was supposed to be an innocent bet goes horribly wrong, Lawrence is left to deal with the aftermath and the guilt. In an effort to make things right the best way he can, he ends up falling for the one person on the planet he never should have. The old saying goes that two wrongs don't make a right...or do they?

©2015 Beth Ehemann (P)2015 Tantor

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  • Booklover876🇯🇲
  • 30-11-17

Sweet

This is such a sweet love story. Different format from what I'm use to. The author made it so real As always Joe Arden did a great job as a narrator. Still not a fan of Maxine though so I'm glad Joe read most of the book.

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  • Jonella A. Moore
  • 04-02-17

Sadness and inspiration

This story was about a pro hockey player and his loose lifestyle, who suddenly becomes faced with overwhelming tragedy. Afterward he goes into counseling therapy at his team owners demand because his life seems out of control because he blames himself for everything that happened. This audiobook dealt a lot with him finding his way, becoming the man he wants to be and falling in love with his best friends widow. Well narrated and a moving story.

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  • Misty
  • 13-02-17

Love

I love Viper's story. He was already so damaged and then to have been part of something that changed his life so completely and endure the self loathing that comes with feeling responsible for something... this was bound to be a life altering listen.

The entire story had me, hook line and sinker. Couldn't turn it off. I felt like I knew what was happening and what was going to happen, but Beth told the story in such a way that I was enthralled.

Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell are always perfection but I especially appreciated their performance in this book. Maxine was challenged with giving a voice to a child, a mom, a gruff hockey player and more and she performed perfectly. Joe's voice was perfect for Viper.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-07-19

Not my cup of romance

I just really struggled to finish this one. As I couldn't find conection with the characters or the story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-06-18

first...

This is my first audiobook by this author and it was a very good one! The feels felt so real and you could just imagine the pain, guilt, the fighting of the attraction. and finally the love between Michelle and Viper. And, of course, the narration was A- number one!

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  • Patricia Villali Koett
  • 08-05-18

Very angsty and slow bur but well worth it.

I wanted to continue with my binge of all things Beth Ehemann and having a chance to see Viper get his story told was great. It was certainly unexpected that the author chose to go this route, but I think it served well the characters and gave me as a listener something with intensity and angst to root for. The narration, as always is the case with Joe & Maxine, was spectacular. They play with nuances and emotions very well and I just love how they are able to bring these characters to life.

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  • JRank
  • 17-05-17

Bring on the tissues!!!

This book is about friendships, heart ache, family..... YES I cried while listening to this....it was was hard trying to look at the computer screen while working with tears streaming down my face..... I also did laugh while listening.... This book shows how hard life can be at times and the struggles that people go thru and can overcome with the support of friends and family

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  • 03-08-20

DNF

I really wanted to like this book but I just couldn't. I made it to chapter 17 out of 39, The hero, and I use that lightly, had at least 3 different sexual encounters with 4 different women, and up to that point there was no clear indication of who the heroine would be. I only figured out who the heroine was by the blurb. Don't waste your time with such a poorly paced story.

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  • A.Fernandez
  • 23-07-20

Cement Heart

This is the first book from Beth Ehemann for me. Although it was intriguing, I found it a little slow and a little boring. This might be for someone else, but it wasn’t for me. I’m sorry.
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  • Aphrodite82
  • 24-09-19

Too sad

I was expecting a litte angst but it was too much. Maybe I was not in the mood for it.