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There are three things that are certain in this life: death, taxes, and the fact that if I want something, I will get it...no matter what it takes.

From the moment I laid eyes on Olivia Cooper, I knew she was mine. She didn’t agree, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me.

She was all I thought about. She was my obsession. So, I watched. I studied. I toyed with her and I played my games. In her I’d found my perfect match, because she met every single one of my challenges with one of her own.

She fought back and I loved it. All good things are worth fighting for, right? Trouble was, she thought it was all a game, but I would never give up. I saw something in her that made me crave more.

What did she see in me? Cruelty. Savagery. A street soldier with a thirst for vengeance. I was a virus and she was immune. Or was she?

Where I come from, they call me The Psycho. And I’m about to show the world exactly why.

The Psycho is a dark, new adult standalone romance. It contains scenes of a violent and sexual nature and is therefore it is intended for mature listeners. Trigger warnings include stalking, physical violence and psychotic tendencies.

©2022 Nikki J Summers (P)2022 Podium Audio

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🎧 what a great story

Faye Adele Shane East are the narrators to this awesome story.
These two brought the story written by Nikki J. Summers to life. I loved Faye’s voice, but Shane could read a dictionary and I’d listen 😆
I’ve read the book, now I’ve listened to the audio, and both have become firm favourites that I’ll listen/read again and again.

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amazing!

loved reading this but listening to it really brings the story alive!
love Adam and Olivia so much.
hoping we get other in audio over time too!

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Amazing Listen

Loved it, felt ike the characters was gripping, definitely read or listen to a great author.

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Absolutely brilliant

The Psycho was in my top ten reads of 2021 and I was so happy when Nikki said it was coming to audio. I pre-ordered the minute it let me and sat waiting all night on the 31st for it to hit my library but audible being audible it didn’t land until 7am UK time . I wasn’t let down the narration was perfect Shane really brought Adam and the guys to life and Faye was the perfect Olivia . If you’ve read the book you really need to listen as well as it brings a whole new experience to the book and if you haven’t read it ,why not go get it read now!

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  • Alma Kuennen
  • 07-06-22

Make sure you have plenty of coffee on hand

Good grief, make sure you have plenty of coffee on hand in order to stay awake.. This book is a major snoozer and lacked chemistry between the characters and honestly dragged out like no other, I have read more intriguing ingredient labels. Save yourself the credit and pass on this one

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  • AJS
  • 01-07-22

Not rooting for these characters.

He was nasty, she was nasty, why should I care about these characters?

SPOILERS!! The whole book, Psycho (I forgot his name) can’t stop reminding the reader what a badass he is. This is his town, these are his streets, he’s a “soldier” of the street. They’re all the toughest of the tough guys, and he’s the toughest of them all! Yah. Got it. Move on. But no; kid’s obviously got something to prove. I see these characters being psychotic 18-year-olds. Super immature.

Olivia is rude and stupid (no sense of self-preservation whatsoever). All I can surmise from reading Olivia is that the author has a big fat chip on her shoulder. Olivia’s only redeeming quality is her care of her little brothers, which he didn’t know at first, but only discovers because HE STALKS HER. AND SHE ENCOURAGES IT. Seriously, what the hell?!?

The ending where he and his mates brutally, and in glorious, torturous fashion, murder THE WRONG MAN and there doesn’t appear to be any consequence externally or even internally… No thanks.

NARRATION: I LOVE Shane East. He’s actually the reason I went for this book. With his thick, cockney accent in this, I kept thinking Karl Urban in The Boys. Shane did a good job, as did Faye Adele.

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  • Ilikebooksbest
  • 07-06-22

Psycho stalker romance!

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Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💙💚🖤💜❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 🧐🤨🙄🤤

The heroine: Olivia - she has been done wrong in her life and a lot of people have think she is something she isn’t. Partially because she is outspoken and unafraid. Men have used her and she is afraid all any man will ever want from her is one night.

The Hero: Adam - a true psychopath, Adam doesn’t have feelings. He hears voices in his mind and doesn’t feel regret or remorse. This is why he is perfect as the de facto leader of the Soldiers of Anarchy. He and his friends in the Soldiers are a gang that are trying to improve their city. They own a club and each have a room in the penthouse apartment above the club. They clean up the streets by acting as a kind of vigilante force.

The Story: Adam is the baddest guy around and after seeing Olivia, he knows he wants her to be his. She quiets the voices in his head. So he stalks her and he texts her. Olivia is aware of him and knows who he is, and she likes it. She answers his texts boldly and is audacious in her response to him. She knows she should fear him but she doesn’t.

The book is told in dual points of view and narrated in dual narration by Faye Adele and Shane East. Both narrators have British Accents and they were perfect for the story. Shane East is one of my favorite narrators and I just love his voice. Faye Adele also has a very pleasing voice which sounds age appropriate for Olivia.

I usually love stalker love stories, even more so when the Hero is a psychopath or sociopath. I did enjoy this book but there was something about it that I just didn’t connect with. Maybe because though Adam was a killer, the Soldiers of Anarchy is a group that does good. My love of Dexter is probably shining through here, since the soldiers go after pedophiles, rapists and more. So maybe I just don’t see him as bad as he is supposed to be.

“We were the good guys doing very, very bad things. Broken angels doing the devils work.”

Also Adam seemed tamer in his stalking than I expected. Maybe that was because Olivia knew who he was and knew he was always out there watching her. He was also a genuinely nice guy to her and dreams of a home and family with her. It all seems so white picket fence and daisies. I guess I just wanted him to be a bit more Psycho.

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  • Ingra Wesbey
  • 31-05-22

Fantastic!

Wonderful amazing narrators! Always bringing a story to life! Great story! Love Liv & Adam! Thank Nikki! Looking forward to more stories about our Soldiers!!

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  • The Erotic Book Review
  • 07-08-22

A battle of wills....

At first, I wasn't feeling this listen, but as the story unfolded, it redeemed itself. Adam sees Olivia and he sees his match. She is the one. He knows it, but she doesn't. Stalker stories generally make me cringe, but this one was a bit milder than what I'm used to. Don't get me wrong, Adam is a true Alpha stalker, but because Olivia was such an Alpha Female, it balanced well. Some of the reviews said the characters lacked chemistry. I beg to differ. As a blogger turned author, I've known for a long time that for certain books, you have to read beyond the surface and put yourself in the story. Once she said yes, the chemistry took flight and stayed on a plain that soared over and over again. She was the beauty to his beast and he loved being tamed by her. This was a battle of wills. A man who goes after what he wants and a woman who makes him work for it. There were moments that Olivia worked my nerves, but I love that. I love when a book makes me feel different emotions...even annoyance. I do hope the next book in this standalone series comes to Audible. The narrators were amazing and brought these characters to life. Overall great read/listen.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-08-22

dark twisted and gripping

Great story and dark heros. Follow Adam as he stalks Olivia into a bond of cat and mouse at first but evolves into something more as secrets are uncovered and danger is released. only complaint was even though Shane East was FABULOUS there were times whe it was hard to make out what he was saying without head phones and though Faye did female voices with excellence her male voices (especially with accents) could use a pep talk

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  • Chris Cox
  • 18-06-22

One wild ride!

When Adam first meets Olivia, she cannot stand him. She's tough, like he is and doesn't take any crap from him. Always pushing back. He is very determined to make her his and is not shy about letting everyone know it. Even if it makes her angry. When they do finally get together, it's like fireworks!
I read this and enjoyed it so much that when the audiobook dropped, I had to have it. Faye Adele and Shane East were so damn good in this. Shane REALLY makes you feel Adam's fury at one point. I hope to hear them in the next book!

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  • Kathrine phelps
  • 12-06-22

it was so hard not to listen all in one day lol 😅

it was so good I look forward to reading the next one
I hope it's as good if not better than this one