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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Pete Narrator: Kevin R. Free, Ezra Knight, Cherise Boothe Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2006 ISBN: 9781440797491
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Amelia Bonds is a singer with dashed dreams of stardom. Then a small gig at a local nightclub gives her a second chance at a career—and at love, when she meets Ike, a corrections officer who falls under her spell. But their melodic love story takes a dramatic and suspenseful turn when Ike reveals shocking ties to Amelia’s past that neither can escape.

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  • “The inner lives of the main characters and most of the supporting cast are well sketched…Pete has a knack for describing budding romance. The last few chapters build to a satisfyingly bittersweet conclusion.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An engaging novel of hard times and second chances…A gritty depiction of prison life, a few sweaty sex scenes, and a cast of well-drawn characters converge in this drama of damaged lives.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Eric Pete is an award-winning author and one of the hottest voices in contemporary fiction today. A graduate of McNeese State University, he resides with his family in the New Orleans area where he is currently working on his next novel.

About the Narrators

Kevin R. Free is an audiobook narrator and six-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award. Known for his work with young-adult novels, he has read titles by Rick Riordan, Walter Dean Myers, and Joe Haldeman. In 2011 he was named a Best Voice in Young Adult and Fantasy from AudioFile magazine for his narration of Myers’ The Cruisers: Checkmate.

Ezra Knight has appeared in Law & Order and many national commercials, including those for Bank of America and Excedrin. He also has extensive stage experience, which earned him a Helen Hayes Award nomination for his role in Rita Dove’s The Darker Face of the Earth.

Cherise Boothe, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, has worked extensively in theater, film, television, and narration. She has appeared in numerous regional plays, as well as in television shows such as The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU, and Gossip Girl. She holds an MFA in acting from New York University. She was a finalist in 2015 for the prestigious Audie Award for best multivoiced narration.