Listen free for 30 days

Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection - including bestsellers and new releases.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, celeb exclusives, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.
The Exception cover art

The Exception

By: Adriana Locke
Narrated by: Connor Crais,Samantha Brentmoor
Try for £0.00

£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.

Buy Now for £18.99

Buy Now for £18.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Listeners also enjoyed...

The Exception Series cover art
Wherever It Leads cover art
Lucky Number Eleven cover art
Sacrifice cover art
Flirt cover art
The Mason Family Series: Part One cover art
The Proposal cover art
The Italian cover art
Love Me Today cover art
Tumble cover art
Sway cover art
Give Me a Reason cover art
Giving In to You cover art
Into the Tide cover art
The Auction cover art
Unsteady cover art

Summary

Foolish women fall in love with the bad boy.

Cane Alexander was bad boy personified.

Confident, he entered a room with his piercing blue eyes wearing a smug grin. He was the proverbial red flag wrapped up in a ridiculous set of abs.

I tried to resist him. After all, I was done being a fool.

Maybe it was his charm, or perhaps it was his persistence. Maybe it was how he entered my life and refused to leave. Whatever the reason, I fell for the one man I should’ve resisted.

Even though it made me a target.

I didn’t know if I’d become yet another notch on his bedpost or be the exception to his rules.

Or if I’d survive long enough to be either.

From USA Today best-selling author Adriana Locke comes a tale full of twists and turns. Listners who enjoy opposites attract, romantic suspense, and cocky heroes will enjoy this story.

Note: The Exception now includes an extended epilogue previously titled "The Connection".

©2014 Adriana Locke (P)2022 Adriana Locke

What listeners say about The Exception

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    11
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    13
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    10
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Listener received this title free

Sweet

This was such an emotional story, it was full of so much angst, sweetness, mystery & spice.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Listener received this title free

she is the exception

Contemporary romance with a bit of suspense - stalker
A serial womanizer finds the one. Excellent side characters.

The Connection novella (book 1.5) is included at the end.

Fabulous narration - loving Samantha Brentmoor and Connor Crais

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Listener received this title free

Loved!

Excellent writing and story! The characters are so well developed - really feel like I got to know and understand Cane and Jada’s characters. Story pulled me in from the start - full of warmth, friendship and heat. Just so good - I need to read the next book in the series.

Narration:
I enjoyed the narration, but slow - speed up quite a bit.
Female narrator added an odd hesitancy/questioning sound to many sentences that was out of place and distracting. Overall, I loved listening to the audiobook.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Listener received this title free

Cane & Jada!

This is the reason I love Adriana Locke. This book is so good, so easy to relate to and just pure enjoyment! Meet Jada. Recently divorced from Decker, her abusive husband, she is now living with her sister Cari. She has captured the attention of the local player, Cane, a friend of Cari's boyfriend. He has no interest in a relationship, but there is something about Jada that intrigues him. Maybe it's the fact that she is not the least bit interested in a relationship. But there is a definite attraction, and she may not be able to resist the charms of this man for long. Will he be able to keep it casual? Both their pasts come to haunt them, and we get to peel away the many layers to both of these characters. Locke gives us a little suspense at times, keeping the story exciting and our hearts invested. It's fantastic and one of my favorite kind of listens!

To make it even better, Connor Crais and Samantha Brentmoor breathe life into these characters. Understanding each one, giving them the care they deserve and creating their personalities, giving us their feelings and making them real. I loved these two together and loved the performance.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Listener received this title free

Everyone love an Alphahole!

The Exception by Adriana Locke follows playboy, billionaire, alphahole Cane Alexander and Jada Stanley.
Jada is looking for a new life after finally having the strength to leave an abusive relationship. Insert Cane Alexander, Jada knows she cannot love a man like Cane as he is everything that she is not looking for. Cane, lover of all women - at least once finds an instant connection with Jada. Knowing that he’s not capable of being the man he wants but wanting to be the man she has to have, Cane pursues her anyway.
After finally breaking down her walls - Jada gives in to one night with Cane, thinking he was going to be different she realizes he is exactly what he said he would be. Just sex, nothing more.
Or does Cane find his Exception?
The Exception is a story with stubborn men, strong women and borderline gray areas ( but thats what we all love about an alphahole.)
This book also has really fun loveable side characters. I adore Keri and Max!

Samantha Brentmoor and Connor Crais are a fantastic narration pair for this story. I love how Samantha brings Jadas strength and vulnerabilities out while Connor does a great job helping us feel the back and forth that Cane is going through.

Overall I liked the story - Cant wait to read more from Adriana Locke.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Listener received this title free

Fantastic audio

Cane and Jada’s story was exceptional.
It was suspenseful, sexy, and full of action - there were even a few laughs thrown in.
The romantic, extended epilogue completely melted me. It was beautiful. PERFECTION!
Connor and Samantha did a phenomenal job of narration, it was terrific.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Listener received this title free

Fantastic

I loved this book and couple. With such strong characters I was worried that I wouldn’t like the H but he was brilliant. I can’t wait to see what happens next. Brilliant performance.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Listener received this title free

A great Listen

I really enjoyed this story and can’t wait for the next book. Cane Alexander was a really strong character that was easy to fall for. It kept my interest throughout which doesn’t always happen with this genre.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Listener received this title free

Beautiful!

Adriana Locke is one of my go-to authors for feel-good, emotional romances with just the right amount of angst. And this book just solidifies that. Divorced heroine who didn’t even want a relationship falls in love with a bad boy. Alpha hero meets strong, independent woman. And for a reason unbeknownst to me I seem to have a knack for divorcee heroines. Who knew?
Fair warning, the hero does get together with another woman but it happens when there is no commitment at all between him and our heroine. Did I like it? Not at all. But it’s part of his character growth. Just trust Ms. Locke on this.

So … the audio. Samantha Brentmoor and Connor Crais are a fantastic narrator duo. I loved how they captured all the emotions and intonations just perfectly.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Listener received this title free

Swoony and sweet with a touch of suspense

The Exception is swoony and sweet, with a little bit of danger and suspense.
Jada is starting over after getting out of a toxic relationship and not looking to jump back into anything. She knows she needs to swear off of those “bad boys” she seems to be attracted to, but as soon as she meets Cane Alexander she is fighting a losing battle against the immediate attraction.

“You’re the one exception to every rule I’ve ever made.”

Cane has a rule to keep his relationships uncomplicated but meeting Jada proves that some rules were made to be broken.

“You’re my world. My happiness. My exception.”

I loved listening to The Exception on audiobook. The narration was wonderful and just made the reading experience even better.
-4.5 Stars-

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!