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Rook

By: L. Ann
Narrated by: Thomas Locklear,Elise Hoffman
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Summary

She only wanted a fake boyfriend.

She ended up with a hitman.

Magdalena McCarthy

All I wanted was a date to accompany me to dinner with my parents.

A decoy to distract my mother from her ongoing mission to find me a husband.

What started out as another awkward dinner ended with us being run off the road.

Turns out my pretend boyfriend isn't who I thought he was.

He isn’t even the man I was supposed to hire.

And he has secrets that might just save us from the nightmare unfolding around me.

Rook Chambers

I moved to Glenville to start over, to escape my dark past.

And found myself mistaken for a boyfriend for hire.

I go along with the charade, only to find myself entangled with the life I left behind.

I could walk away and leave her to her fate.

After all, she's just a girl. A nobody. An innocent pawn in a dark world.

We don't even exist in the same reality.

But now, I may be the only person who can keep her alive.

©2022 L. Ann (P)2022 L. Ann
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Romance suspense twists

This was my first book by L. Ann and I was thrilled.
The characters are well developed and the story actually starts out relatively innocuous. Magdalena wants to pre-empt her mother's efforts and hires a stranger to pose as her boyfriend for the duration of the visit to her parents.
Little does she know that the decision to hire Rook will likely save her life.
The story is unexpected, suspenseful with some not-so-nice secondary characters, but all the more intense main protagonists. Magdalena is sweet and sympathetic. Rook is more of a bad boy and despite his past, I grew to love him more and more because he is on Magdalena's side.
The story captivated me from the beginning and it was exciting throughout and romantic in between, but the ending took me completely by surprise - it was really well done!

Thomas Locklear and Elise Hoffman were a perfect match for the audiobook. They are both masters of their craft and they brought the story to life with all the characters, their actions, their states of mind and the sparkling chemistry that exists between Rook and Magdalena.

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Fantastic Listen!

I'm simply blown away. Rook is phenomenally written and a must-listen. The storyline is enticing, refreshing, tantalising, thrilling, and riveting, a fake-boyfriend trope with so many layers. The main characters, Rook and Magdalena, are downright marvellous. Magdalena hires Rook to pretend to be her boyfriend for her birthday dinner with her demanding parents. The last thing she wanted was to have her overbearing mother set her up with another perfect man. Rook, a retired hitman, is baffled by Magdalena's proposition but still up to the challenge; a change from his usual wouldn't be so bad. How hard will pretending to be a boyfriend will be? This book offers a perfect blend of romance, humour, steam, drama, danger, kidnapping, action, suspense, and some surprising twists. It was a terrific listen, with no dull moments. I'm crossing my fingers for L. Ann to expand Rook into a series; so we all get the chance to know the loyal Chamber Brothers more.

Stellar narration! Thomas Locklear and Elise Hoffman were absolutely amazing and flawless in their roles. They captured and emulated the nuances of personality, chemistry and intensity in the pages, breathing life into the written words. Loved listening to both, especially Thomas Locklear; he literally makes every book a joy. Overall, Rook was a fantastic listen, one I'll highly recommend.

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Good story

I honestly don’t know why it’s taken me so long to not only listen but read this, it’s been in my TBR/TL list for a while. I enjoyed the story and Thomas and Elise brought this all to life, loved it, I’ve got Bishop to read in my TBR just need to get the audio and away I go.

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another success

The combination of a story written by L Ann, and narration in duet from Thomas Locklear and Elise Hoffman is always going to be an amazing success.

Rook is mo exception to this. A thrilling ride of a story and brilliant characters brought to life........ I couldn't ask for any more.

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Rook & Magdalena

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Wow. This book was so good!! Really not at all what I was expecting. Rook was such a good baddie. :) and his voice… so dreamy…

This book me at the edge of my seat with its twists. Totally worth a listen. Can’t wait to listen to Knight’s and Bishop’s stories when they are out.

Thomas Locklear and Elise Hoffman do a terrific job as Rook and Magdalena.

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This will grab you and not let go

This is possibly better than reading the book and I LOVED the book. The Narrators are just perfect in the roles and make the story flow so well.
Dally is looking for a fake date to go to a family dinner for her birthday. She mistakes Rook for the said date and he doesn't put her right. A dinner with the family from hell and a kidnap on the way home start what is a roller coaster story of betrayal and greed.
This is an amazing tale that you won't want to stop listening to until it's done. Rook and Dally are so good together in spite of the different backgrounds they come from. There is a twist at the end that brings the story together so well. You really need this audio in your library now, you won't regret it.

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Yes please

This was such a great twisted story, Daly’s whole life is some crazy messed up thing, and luckily for her Rook is there when it all goes epically sideways! It’s tense and hot and has twists that will leave you feeling….

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Your attention will be captivated throughout.

Magdalena or Dolly, as Rook affectionately refers to her, had a completely gloomy life until she met Rook.

The mother blames her daughter for being born, claiming she almost died giving birth to her. Which kind of woman is she? The awful way she treated Magdalena was disgusting. Especially since she herself was living a lie all along. 

In comparison to her mother, Frazer is even more despicable. Seeing a brother do what he did to his sister is heartbreaking and appalling.

When I read what they were doing to her while she was with Tomek Alexeyov, tears flowed down my cheeks. The things he does to women are so egregious, I cannot believe he got off so lightly. He was lucky Rook kept his promise to his dad.

Rook was right when he told Dolly that her brother didn't deserve her tears. In the absence of Rook's protection, I cannot imagine the horror she would have endured.

There was a shocking revelation at the end of the story, but it helped to explain a great deal.

Despite its dark elements, this story was thoroughly engrossing. Your attention will be captivated from the first page to the last.


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Dark, sexy & gripping

Magdalena ' Dally' and Rook meet due a mix up/mistaken identity and their fantastic story rolls on from their, a captivating, dark, gritty, action-packed and oh so sexy tale brought to life by the top notch narration of Elise Hoffman and Thomas 'melt your panties voice' Locklear, an audiobook I could listen to and enjoy again and again (and will!).

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rook!

Wow! Another amazing book from L. Ann.
I was hooked from the begin!
Full of Twists and turns to keep you guessing.

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