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Ex-Con is a 350 pages stand-alone novel. No cliffhangers!
I was an ex-con. A convicted killer. And I knew that’s all anyone would ever see me as. At least I thought so…until I met her…

When recent parolee Bobby Cantrell loses yet another job, he resigns himself to the usual struggle of finding a place willing to take a chance on someone with his past. Then, without warning,
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Kindle Edition, 339 pages
Published November 1st 2015 by Belmonte Publishing, LLC
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XxTainaxX
Jan 30, 2016 XxTainaxX rated it it was amazing
First of all, that cover is fab (though the tattoos are probably not something Bobby has considering his aversion to needles lol) I love redemption stories. Bobby is not a bad guy. He would say that he made a mistake but based on circumstances I'd say he defended himself and made the best of a bad situation. He meets the beautiful Carly when she runs into him and almost onto oncoming traffic. After shenanigans he ends up being her body guard and guard her body he does. In a sexy way too :-p The ...more
Ashleyjo
Nov 25, 2015 Ashleyjo rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf

Repetitive, inane, unbelievable, repetitive, inane, unbelievable... ON REPEAT!

Book starts off just fine. Bobby, not Bob, is a good guy that happens to be an ex-con. He loses his job and is in throws of telling us just how broke, poor, destitute, hopelessly screwed, etc, etc he is when he bumps into a woman on the street. Her bodyguards defend and he kicks ass (of course) because he a) felt threatened b) didn't realize they were her bodyguards.

This is where the book takes a turn from sweet, alb
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ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review
Anna's Herding Cats


Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.
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Oh I loved this story! An Ex-Con struggling to survive and make a new life for himself after being released from prison. A celebrity's daughter in need of extra security. A chance meeting bringing them together. An undeniable attraction. Lots of yummy tension. Whew. Parker and Walker delivered!

The quick of it is that Bobby's at rock bottom. He's struggling just to survive and without meaning to lands himself the gig of be
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Hannah
Nov 03, 2015 Hannah rated it really liked it
ARC REVIEW

An outstanding pairing with these two authors. M.S. Parker and Shiloh Walker is a great read. It's not one of my favorites but it is definitely a great read if you are a fan of either Ms. Parker or Ms. Walker or love misunderstood bad boys. I am finding that I enjoy a good anti hero or just an alpha who got sucked into the wrong situation and then seen as a bad guy. This story is written in the first person from the POV of Bobby Cantrell, our "bad boy". I am really picky about first p
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Darcy
I was intrigued by this one, even sort of like Bobby. But the way that he met Carly and then was scooped up into her circle was a little beyond belief. The only good thing about it was learning how Bobby became a felon. In the end, this one isn't for me.
Deserie williams
Nov 09, 2015 Deserie williams marked it as just-not-for-me-stay-away-hell-no
self note: Too many bad things happen to H. sad and depressing:/ also H had a gf and a baby on the way. not for me
Christy McCurry
Nov 27, 2015 Christy McCurry rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, standalone
I enjoyed this story. I am a fan of M.S. Parker, but new to Shiloh Walker. The beginning really grabs your attention, but then things start to get a little stale for a bit, but the story goes out with a bang.

Arc kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

Christy
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Emma
Looking at all those five and four stars, you'd think this is a smashing book. You'll be entirely wrong. In truth, it is an irritating book plagued by a poor excuse for a 'suspense' and an even poorer excuse for a romance. Written from a supposedly male POV (in 1st person too, which is already a minus in my book) that never convinces as a male POV. The hero could not convince a child of five as an ex-convict with a violent past. I've personally met butterflies which were more bad-ass than the he ...more
Maya
Nov 27, 2015 Maya marked it as not-for-me
Self note:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

After reading this review and the quotes, this book is so not what I'd enjoy reading about.
Crystal
Nov 21, 2015 Crystal rated it it was amazing
I know any book that has Shiloh Walker's name on it is going to be a good read. Ex-Con: Bad Boy Romance is no exception. This was one of those books that I could not put down because I had to see what turn the next twist was going to take.

Bobby Cantrell has a checkered past, OK striped past might be better. He has been to prison and been through all the nastiness that one can only imagine may happen in a place like that. He has learned to be rough and tough. However under that extreme rough and
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Shay
Nov 08, 2015 Shay rated it it was amazing
Bobby just cannot catch a break. Yes, he was convicted of a murder and he did his time. Now everything he tries to do to get his life back is just tainted because of this. People cast stones when they do not know what really happened but he gets by. What he doesn't expect is to meet Carly. A music legend's daughter decides that she needs Bobby as her bodyguard. The attraction is at an all time high between these two but Bobby feels like his baggage will hurt her personally and professionally.

"No
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Natalie The Biblioholic
Gosh darn it but this book had quite a bit of potential. I liked it but...

For 99.9% of this book, I felt bad for the hero. The entire book is told from his POV and his life was a complete shit storm. Everything bad that could happen to him typically did. He had the absolute worst luck of any hero I've ever read!

What I liked:
* Ummmmm... the cover obviously
* Bobby's big heart. He became a con because of his conscience and he continues to let his heart be his guide
* how much Bobby comes to care f
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Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4 Stars!

I love this author. Ever since I stumbled upon one of her naughty serial series, I have become addicted. Each time she has a new release, I am first in line to grab and review. Her books are crazy hot, sexy, intense, and always full of suspense. This book is a standalone with one very sweet happy ending that will make you swoon. Typical of this author, she pulls out all the stops in Ex-Con.

This book was really good. Full of intensity, suspense, and passion, this author takes us on a whir
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Donna
Oct 22, 2015 Donna rated it really liked it
Bobby Cantrell is a murderer. Yes, there were extenuating circumstances but it doesn’t change the fact he took a life and has done time in prison because of it. Now as a parole he is having a tough time keeping a job. Circumstance places him in the right place and time to save Carly Prince from being hit by a car. Carly is a wealthy celebutante who is in need of another bodyguard and who believes in giving second chances. Can Bobby make a new start and put his past behind him? Falling in love wi ...more
Linda
Oct 25, 2015 Linda rated it really liked it
Bobby knows, and accepts, that he as an ex-con, convicted of murder, has it harder than everyone else. When hes yet again let go from work, one he enjoyed, he doesnt know how to keep going. Missing the bus and having to walk home, puts him in the path of someone he never expected..
The chance encounter with Carly gives him just the break he needs, but is he willing to take it, and will it last?
Contemporary romance, action and smutty fluff in a great combo, and a romantic story about a man gettin
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Veronica LaRoche
Oct 22, 2015 Veronica LaRoche rated it it was amazing
With Bobby being an ex-con he moves from job to job. Bring let go and walking home he meets Carly and never seen anyone as beautiful as she is. But saving her life just saved his. With not realizing who she is, Bobby protects her and she offers him a job. After her telling him who she is, he is stunned and of course she won't take no for an answer and wants him to work for her. Bobby just can't believe that they have accepted him and feels close to Carly and Ryan and John. But his past comes bac ...more
Hollie
Mar 16, 2017 Hollie rated it really liked it
So um, wow. I guess I was a little shocked at the ending since you really don't hear of that happening much in the real world. It was a little dark for me. I mean why do you think that place of all places? I don't know, that threw me. Thankfully we weren't in the day to day of rehab which did lighten it a little, but wow.

3.5 stars just for the bizarre, out there, ending.
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
This is a gripping and compelling second chance story that shows why it’s so important not to

give up and how it’s never too late to change. Bobby Cantrell is an ex-convict and has served time in

prison for murdering another man. He’s lived a hard life and his suffering started long before the

experiences that gave him the label of ex-con that he currently wears today. His life has turned him into

a hard and cynical jerk who knows better than to give anyone his back, ever. Prison may have turned
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Books Laid Bare
Dec 02, 2015 Books Laid Bare rated it really liked it
I missed something in this book, I’m not saying that I didn’t like it but that I read it feeling as if I was missing a key element and it wasn’t until I got to the end that I was able to shake my head and flick back through, still wondering what exactly it was that I was looking for.
Anyway after a day or so I have come to the conclusion that I was missing time.
It was a fast paced read – yep and in normal circumstances that is never a bad thing, it keeps me engaged and the action just keeps on c
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Jessica
Dec 02, 2015 Jessica rated it really liked it

With their latest release, M.S. Parker and Shiloh Walker combined their forces of writing goodness to give readers a badass criminal to love. Their story Ex-Con is a sweet romance with characters who are easy to like and a plot that just doesn't let up.

The main character, Bobby Cantrell is obviously a man with a complicated and violent past - however, he really is a good guy. Over and over again, he made me like him by being the unlikely hero. Nothing about his life is easy but he consistently c
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FTTEBB
May 18, 2016 FTTEBB rated it really liked it
Bobby Cantrell can’t seem to catch a break. He’s struggling to get by and has lost yet another job, all because of his past. Being a parolee is one thing but being a convicted killer makes everything harder. Just when he’s down he runs into Carly Prince. She’s everything he wants but can’t have. Just when he thinks things can’t get worse Carly surprises him with an offer he never thought he would take. Will this be the beginning or the end for Bobby Cantrell?

I was given this book in exchange for
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Kim
Oct 31, 2015 Kim rated it really liked it
Bobby Cantrell can’t seem to catch a break. He’s struggling to get by and has lost yet another job, all because of his past. Being a parolee is one thing but being a convicted killer makes everything harder. Just when he’s down he runs into Carly Prince. She’s everything he wants but can’t have. Just when he thinks things can’t get worse Carly surprises him with an offer he never thought he would take. Will this be the beginning or the end for Bobby Cantrell?

I was given this book in exchange for
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Kristi Metcalf
Dec 26, 2015 Kristi Metcalf rated it it was amazing


First of all let me say, I love when a book is set in a city I know first hand. This one starts in Louisville Kentucky, about a mile down the road from me, and ends in California.
Bobby, don't call him Robert or Bob, Cantrell is a recently paroled guy who just can't catch a break job wise. It's hard for any ex-con to catch a break, but especially one who's a convicted murderer.
Bobby stumbles into Carly Prince, who is music royalty but doesn't know it, literally and in the process saves her from b
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Vickie White
Nov 30, 2015 Vickie White rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read from these particular authors. From the blurb alone my interest was piqued and I was eager to start reading.

Bobby Cantrell Ex-Con, convicted killer. Down and out on his luck, struggling with trying to be accepted back into society after serving his time for the crime he committed. After losing yet another job he thinks his luck has finally run out...until he meets her. Carly Prince gorgeous, untouchable and everything Bobby want buts knows he can never have...or
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Lena Dublin
Dec 02, 2015 Lena Dublin rated it it was amazing
There are synopsis of stories you read and as strange as the story line or plot may be, you just have a feeling that this is going to be a good book. That it will become one you will put on the book shelf to reread when that reading slump hits. This is one of those stories. Bobby Cantrell is an ex-con who committed murder but was released on good behavior. He had been struggling to make it on the outside. The cycle was always the same find a good job, keep his nose clean and then enviably custom ...more
The Smutbrarians
Nov 09, 2015 The Smutbrarians rated it it was amazing
Panty Scorching- 4
Storyline-5
Angst- 1
Tissues-0
Value-5
Overall Rating- 5
Kindle eARC
Reviewed by Joanna

Everyone has heard the phrase… “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. Well, I judged this book by its cover, because I LOVED the cover. I had never read anything by these authors so I really knew nothing about it what their writing style was like, or if they were any good. Well… I am so glad the cover grabbed me…because the story was FANTASTIC!

It is a story told by the Ex-Con, Bobby Cantrell! And don’t
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Joanna
Nov 02, 2015 Joanna rated it it was amazing
Panty Scorching- 4
Storyline-5
Angst- 1
Tissues-0
Value-5
Overall Rating- 5
Received an ARC for review

Everyone has heard the phrase… “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. Well, I judged this book by its cover, because I LOVED the cover. I had never read anything by these authors so I really knew nothing about it what their writing style was like, or if they were any good. Well… I am so glad the cover grabbed me…because the story was FANTASTIC!

It is a story told by the Ex-Con, Bobby Cantrell! And don’t e
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Karen.
Nov 10, 2015 Karen. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: besties
 a little gem, 10 Nov. 2015


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This review is from: Ex-Con: Bad Boy Romance (Kindle Edition)

I just love it when I find a book by pure dumb luck that's as terrific as this! It makes me have faith in my own judgement selecting books rather than relying on recommendations or reviews.

I also love books that have strong men who don't grunt their ways through the story. The word alpha has burned itself out for me so I'm always chuffed when I just find a man in a book who's a
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Carrie Renteria
Oct 29, 2015 Carrie Renteria rated it it was amazing
M.S. Parker and Shiloh Walker broke the mold when they wrote Ex-Con: Bad Boy Romance this is one incredible masterpiece.

Ex-Con is about a convicted felon Bobby Cantrell and his attempt to move on with his life after prison. Everything changes one day when destiny intervenes and he has a chance run in with the gorgeous Carly Prince. The two of them have amazing chemistry that practically leaps off the page! This story is so incredibly engaging it keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire tim
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M. S. Parker is a USA Today Bestselling author and the author of the Erotic Romance series, Club Privè and Chasing Perfection.

Living in Southern California, she enjoys sitting by the pool with her laptop writing on her next spicy romance.

Growing up all she wanted to be was a dancer, actor or author. So far only the latter has come true but M. S. Parker hasn't retired her dancing shoes just yet. S
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