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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,063 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. R. Ward Narrator: Emily Beresford Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9781455862566
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Ruthless might as well be Gray Bennett’s middle name. When the renowned Washington, D.C., insider talks, powerful people listen. But Gray hasn’t come home to Saranac Lake to play politics. Or play at all. A tragedy has shaken the unshakable Gray Bennett to his hardened core.

And so has the most unlikely of women.

The mousy redhead who used to run around the Moorehouse B and B — the one he never noticed — is now all fiery hair and lush curves. But sweet Joy Moorehouse is too innocent for a cynic like him. So Gray won’t let himself lay a hand on her…until the night he can no longer resist the woman she has become. That’s when he discovers a secret that leaves him gasping for breath — and wanting more.

“[A] sumptuous mix of danger and romance.” - Booklist on Crave

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim Connor | 2/7/2014

    " Loved Gray and Joy's story! It's J.R. Ward... Enough said! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole Luiken | 1/22/2014

    " Older rereleased novels by authors I love (like J.R. Ward) often disappoint so I went into this one with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. The hero had issues, but the intensity of both Gray and Joy's emotions pulled me in to the point where I read the whole book in one evening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Netty | 1/15/2014

    " *squeal* I loved these characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Renu r singh | 1/7/2014

    " typical romance, i guess........ disillusioned hero whose eyes are opened to love by our enchanting heroine........... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariana | 1/1/2014

    " BEAUTIFUL STORY! Loved it! Four stars.... because Gray did really know how to upset me! but I am happy that at the end everything worked out for him and Joy :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 12/30/2013

    " The Jessica Bird books are a great read. There isn't a fabulous plot or something that just stands out to me but the characters are all relatable and JR Ward is a great author. This romance has just the right amount of sex and passion without being cheesy or pornographic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mel | 12/4/2013

    " this is my fav book. i still have it now and have read it like a mllion times. this was the first book i read by her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 11/16/2013

    " The first 50 pages were dullingly familiar, boring and predictable. I was able to just give up, then I became hooked. And it made me laugh, and tear up. So I'm giving it a 4 instead of a 3. Loved the character development (after the first bit anyway.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristine | 3/6/2013

    " I liked Grayson A LOT! But there were times I wanted to slap him. He just didn't seem to get it...and when he did it was ALMOST too late. I enjoyed this story and look forward to many more from "Jessica Bird". :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ceola | 1/29/2013

    " You know it was kind of nice to see the man, being a wishy washy personality. Yes he had relationship issues, trust issues and mommy issues. But with reason on mommy issues. Good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teacher1209 | 9/5/2012

    " Gray is so swoonworthy, even if he is a bit obtuse at times. Joy is so sweet and I love when she stands up to Gray. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meghan | 8/15/2012

    " I was expecting more from my favorite BDB author. I guess if you are looking for a harlequin romance, you would enjoy this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 6/11/2012

    " Great book written by J.R. Ward, under the pen name Jessica Bird! once again, a strong R rating from me! "

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About the Author

J. R. Ward is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of erotic paranormal romance. After graduating from law school, she began working in health care in Boston and spent many years as chief of staff at one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation.

About the Narrator

Emily Beresford earned her BA from Green Mountain College in Vermont, with concentrations in creative writing, music, and English. She returned to her Midwest roots after calling Vermont home for eleven years. She now lives in Michigan with her wonderful husband and lovely daughter.