He was my best friend, my protector, the beating of my heart, the blaze that set my body on fire, the boy I adored, the man I loved, and the person I couldn’t live without.
For me, it took one press of his lips on mine to understand loving Gabriel Romero was my only option. He would forever be my only option. So I had no choice. It was my turn to protect him, even if it ripped our lives apart.
Wonderfully Heartfelt & Compelling! Fabulous Story & Narration🎧
D.L. Lane pens another fabulous novel set in her “Delta Security” series, a contemporary coming of age romance that captivates your attention and tugs at your heartstrings the entire book. This book is the beginning of Gabriel “Real” Romano and Lyric Whitfield’s story, a story that takes you through the years, starting with how they came into each other’s lives up to the present day. Gabriel aka Reaper was one of my favorite characters in “Cowboy” the first book of the series and I have looked forward to hearing his story. I knew his story was going to be something special and that first chapter “Monsters” hit me straight in the heart. Gabriel’s mom was Lyric’s live-in nanny, and despite being only eight years old, he became her protector. Lyric’s dad was too busy to pay her any mind, so his mom brought her up. She and Gabriel spent a lot of time together, which neither minded. Lyric idolized him and crushed on him, but he looked at her and treated her as if she was his younger sister. That is until she gets older and he sees her for the woman she has become. I loved watching these two grow into their own over the years and finally into the loving couple they were meant to be. Lyric is in college and Gabriel leaves college to join the Navy. Everything changes when someone from their past returns with a vengeance, someone and something neither saw coming. Threats are made and Lyric makes what she thinks is a lifesaving decision, a decision that alters their lives. And that ending, wow. Reapers team members at Delta Security have his back, but it is Tinsley who does the right thing and lets him know who was looking for him, but does he want to be found? The writing and plotting of this book is fantastic, as is the world building and character development. That ending leaves you wanting more and I am looking forward to finding out more about both Reaper and Lyric, and what is going on with Lyric. D.L. Lane, thank you for another amazing story and emotional rollercoaster ride.
🎧📚🎧And for the amazing narration, Eric Bryan Moore and M.K. Blackwood continue to do a fabulous job bringing these characters and story to life. They understand who these characters are, giving each a voice that fits that character perfectly, accents and all, and are believable in every role they play. Moore nails it as Gabriel, from the younger years to the present, and Blackwood does the same for Lyric. They set the perfect tone for the story, capture all the characters’ emotions and have you feeling every single one. Their artistic talent and versatility truly shined in this book and their performance enhanced this already fantastic story to another level. These entertaining storytellers are a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another exceptional listen.