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Kian

By: Tijan
Narrated by: Graham Halstead,Saskia Maarleveld
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Summary

Dark. Mysterious. Gorgeous.

Loved by all the girls. Respected by all the guys.

As the heir to a billion-dollar empire, Kian Maston's future was promising - until the day he saved my life. Everything changed for both of us, and there was one more word that could be used to describe him: dangerous. The nation fell in love with Kian while falling in hate with me. He was sent to prison, and as far as they were concerned, it was my fault. I was forced to go into hiding until today.

Kian's being released from prison, and he should go back to being the golden boy he always was supposed to be. I should remain in hiding, living my life as normal as could be. That's what we should do....

Contains mature themes.

©2015 Tijan (P)2016 Tantor
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A winner!

I was hooked from the beginning. Got to say I'm an avid Tijan fan, and this book did not disappoint. The story follows Jo who was viciously attacked by her foster father, and Kian who saved her, by killing him, and the fallout caused by the press and public. I fell in love with Jo from the get go, it did however, take me a while to figure out the relationship between Jo and Kian. I had so many different scenarios in my head at one point. Is Jo scared of Kian? Is Kian a danger to Jo? What is Kian's MO? Dual POV is my favourite, so I was happy to see Kian's POV in there from time to time. I found the additional characters and side stories only served to enhance the intrigue, lies, and deceit in this fantastic read. Highly recommend.

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Still Enjoyable!

I love to read Tijan's stories but this was not my favourite. It was a good story, but i felt like a little flat in some chapters.

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kian

more from kian please 3/4 chapters in his voice is not enough this is about him and what and why he.did.what be did so why is he.not a main voice this is my only problam would have raved if you had.got it right this should not.of.been over looked the name of book is kian.

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  • 14-05-19

WARNING- this book is a TEASE

Are you kidding me???? The author built up aaaaaaall that sexual tension and didn't write a single scene??? It's written like an erotica but it DOESN'T DELIVER. Prepare for confusing, LITERARY BLUE BALLS. Why make sex and relationships one of the focal points of your story but then exclude a key interpersonal experience in their evolution? One of the few couples I actually cared about and we're shut out of their story!

Be forewarned.

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  • April D.
  • 01-09-18

Here's the thing...

I was introduced to Tijan via the Fallen Crest series. I breezed through all of the books in a few weeks and must say that I enjoyed them. That's what led me to try this title. There are a few things that bothered me about the Fallen Crest series that I thought might be unique to the character ages or the characters themselves. However, after listening to Kian, I realize that this is a Tijan thing.

1. The characters are written to have a backstory that makes you either relate to or want to pull for the character. We should want these characters to have a happy ending given what they had to endure earlier in life. In theory, this should produce a full-bodied character that we can buy into. It seems that Tijan develops traumatic backgrounds for her characters, but in a way that is so obvious it seems superficial. I have trouble believing the trauma and the necessity for someone to step in to rescue them. In this way, her characters seem to fall short of their intended impact.

2. I get that Tijan writes young / new adult characters. In reality, you would expect some immaturity in the dialogue and/or actions. However, Tijan seems to want these characters to seem wise beyond their years, given their backgrounds. There are several instances where the character is supposed to say something profound, whether to make an heartfelt appeal or to "put someone in their place," but it always comes out as a childish quip. If you're going to draw attention to something that someone is going to say, especially if the impact of their words are supposed to be significant, it better be good.

I really want to be able to enjoy the books, but those two things, especially the second, have become distracting and are taking away from what could otherwise be solid new adult romance novels.

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  • Daniele
  • 07-04-17

You feel this one down to your toes.

I can't put my finger on exactly why, maybe it's the intensity and mystery surrounding Kian, or the emotional backstory of their whole story, but I definitely felt the emotions for the entirety of this story.
I only gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because I was a little confused by the characters choices seeming to against who they are, but overall it didn't take away from the book much, and I would give it a recommendation.

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  • 16-12-17

That's a no for me dawg

I didn't like the female narrator's voice. I couldn't tell if she was kian or Jordan. the story was OK. a little slow

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  • V
  • 07-03-16

Pretty Good

This is a pretty good book. I didn't expect the story line, which was different. I greatly appreciate it with as many books as I read. if you want something different give this one a try you won't regret it.

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  • AudioObsessed
  • 05-03-19

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Oh man I feel terrible giving this such a low rating but I honestly struggled to connect with the story. I think that what was missing for me was more of the past. We do get some bits and pieces but I needed more of what happened before Kian was in jail. I do like Tijans other books though, this one was just not for me.

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  • Tamar
  • 31-10-18

Slow, Repetitive and Drawn Out

I survived to chapter 32 and gave up. The story was extremely slow with very little romance involved. Lots of saying the same thing over and over in a different way, very annoying. While the narration was decent, the female narrator sounded older than the male narrator and that added to the lack of any real connection between the hero and heroin. All in all this is a waste of credit.

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  • 27-07-18

More for the young adult

Good book but it is more suited for young adults, Narration was very good, story line was good..

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  • Sara Reinert
  • 14-12-17

Just Okay.

I'm a huge lover of Tijan, but this book was not good. It was incredibly slow, which I'm okay with sometimes if the steam makes up for it later on, but the "sexy" parts were glazed over and bad too. I didn't feel the connection between Jordan and Kian, and I never grew to like anything about Jordan's character. If you want great Tijan read the Fallen Crest series, or Hate to Love You.

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  • Ilikebooksbest
  • 06-10-22

A good guy that can do bad things!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💚🖤💙❤️💜
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙📘📔
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: ☺️😉😀😘🥰

The heroine: Jordan Emery (a.k.a. Joselyn “Jo” Keene) - she just finished her sophomore year at Hilcrest University when she sees the former version of herself on the news. She has changed her hair, wears colored contacts gained a few pounds on her stick thin frame and has a new name thanks to an understanding FBI agent.

The Hero: Kian Maston - son to a billionaire, Kian was convicted of killing Edmund, the foster father of Jordan Emery. He was released after two years in prison. He had been a handsome guy and in a different league than Jordan Emery. The trial was a media circus in which he ended up looking like a prince while she was vilified. The media made Kian look like a hero who rescued her from an abuser while she just looked like the one at fault for the whole thing.

The Story: Jo just finished her final exams and is still at college with her friends when the news hits that Kian was released from prison. Jo finds out from the FBI agent that helped her hide, that Kian was released from prison because the judge was dirty. He tells her if there is a new trial, then Kian’s fancy legal team will most likely put the blame on Jordan. Kian has made it known that he wants to see Jordan. So the FBI agent tells her that Kian will probably find her since he has abundant wealth behind him.


The book is told in dual points of view via dual narration. Narrated by Graham Halstead and Saskia Maarleveld. Saskia has a soft feminine voice which is clear and a bit husky and it matches Jo perfectly. I didn’t really like Graham Halstead’s voice. It just didn’t match Kian. It was gravelly but just not deep enough. Though most of the chapters were in Jo’s point of view so it didn’t detract from the story much. He was a good reader and showed emotion in his voice, so that was a plus.

There was a good background story that created a connection between Kian and Jordan that lasted through everything each of them has been through. Though being together created its own problems. I really enjoyed this story and the romance between them. There were also some great supporting characters as usual in Tijan’s books. There was also a ton of chemistry between the main characters and I liked that Kian was a good guy but had a darkness inside him that he was afraid to let out.