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  • In the Shadow of Love

  • Shadow Series, Book 2
  • By: J.E. Leak
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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In the Shadow of Love

By: J.E. Leak
Narrated by: Abby Craden
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Summary

She was prepared to lose her life. She was not prepared to lose her heart.

Reporter Jenny Ryan didn’t believe in love at first sight. Until it happened to her. An encounter with a sultry nightclub singer led to a secret job at the Office of Strategic Services and an unlikely romance with the woman of her dreams.

OSS agent Kathryn Hammond knows she doesn’t deserve love or happiness. But having fallen for her former assignment, she’ll do anything to keep her safe—including staying away. When ghosts from her past emerge, and Jenny waltzes into headquarters as a new recruit, all of Kathryn’s fears materialize.

With Jenny’s protection out of her hands and society, the war, and time against them, will their love survive?

In the Shadow of Love is the second book in this lesbian historical romance series. If you like secrets, spies, and love against all odds, you'll love this emotionally sweeping love story.

Buy In the Shadow of Love and lose yourself in a riveting night of desire and intrigue today!

Note: As this is a series, listening to the books in order is recommended.

©2022 J.E. Leak (P)2022 J.E. Leak

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DISAPPOINTING 😞

I love Abby Craden and the genre but neither of the 2 books I bought have an ending of ANY description! The first leaves you on a ledge, so I bought the second to find out what happens and 10 hours later.. I'm still on the ledge.. The 3rd book isn't on audible but I date say, I'd still be on the ledge.. I've tried returning them both, I'm so disappointed with them but audible won't let me. I mean, I buy between 7 and 10 books a month but apparently, returning around 6 a year is too many returns!
AVOID THESE BOOKS AT ALL COSTS UNLESS YOU LIKE DISAPPOINTING NONE ENDINGS.. THEY DONT EVEN END WITH A SHOCK TWIST! XXX

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Exceptional

This was truly enjoyable
I was intrigued and captivated all the way through

I adored Abby Craden narrating this book and cannot wait for the next instalment with these 2 collaborating once again

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  • MissLynn
  • 27-08-22

I LOVED this audiobook. Loved.

While I really enjoyed the first book in this series, this one was even better for me because the focus was more on the developing relationship between Jenny and my mega-crush Kathryn. Especially in Abby Craden's voice. Good lord. Not only is her voice delicious, but Abby can access the emotional stuff - especially vulnerability. She also has to sell Kathryn not only being a femme fatale so desirable that men and women both fall at her feet, but also as a complete badass behind the scenes. Mission accomplished.

You know an audiobook is something special when there's an hour left and you're just dreading it ending because you just want to stay in that world with these characters. This one definitely goes onto my all-time favorites list.

I don't want to give details about the book itself since it's a series, but I highly recommend them. It is necessary to start with book 1, In the Shadow of the Past. I'm also completely in love with the book covers and all of them will be living on my bookshelves.

Listen to these, folks. Really.

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  • JJB
  • 27-11-22

Book 2 even better!!

Book 2 is even better and the heat! Oh my goodness, Pardon me but Kat and Jenny have botched it up, and I’m dying for books 3 and 4z *shakes fist at time*

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  • Sunflowers
  • 22-11-22

A little too detailed on certain parts but the story is good

I like the way that the characters progress, feels natural and real. The sex scenes are sometimes a little too detailed and it feels like I’m just listening to porn but she at least does a fairly good job of it. Love the characters and are excited to see where this goes next.

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  • Sananda
  • 03-10-22

A Painfully Slow Story

I'm sure there will be those who find this story entertaining, however I'm not one of them. It was painfully slow and overly dramatic, many times hard to follow. It appeared the author Leak was attempting to impress with his/her vocabulary instead of carrying the story forward.

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  • Jemah
  • 09-09-22

Looking forward to Book 3

Not as exciting as the first book in the series but the story was okay. Interested to see how their story ends. Abby was excellent as always

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  • Emma
  • 06-09-22

Loving this series

I really enjoyed this! I’m glad I waited for the audiobook to come out, as I’ve listened to the first one that way, and continued to love Abby Craden’s performance. This was just as wonderful as the first book (I think of 4 planned?) and while it was a slight shift in tone from the first one in that this is less action/spy thriller stuff and a bit more slowburn character study as the romance progresses stuff. It doesn’t ever feel like a slow read though. I’m really loving bight Jenny and Kat as characters individually and also really loving them together. Smith can frankly go get lost, though, his jealously and pettiness around Jenny is so patronizing and irritating. SHE DOESNT LOVE YOU BACK, BABE! I can’t wait to read the next one and I highly rec this series so far.

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  • Sab
  • 03-09-22

If not the narration….

I would have forsaken this book after 5 chapters and maybe earlier. The story could have been so much better if the atmosphere of 1943 would have been believable. But it was not. The language is not of the era, the story has nothing to do with the era.
It is only for Abby Craden who is one of the best narrators that I kept listening… she is excellent.