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(Pierce Securities #5)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  238 ratings  ·  44 reviews
Valerie Dunaway is a former socialite who has hidden from the public’s eyes for years due to a horrific attack that left her scarred—physically and emotionally.

When a strange masked man makes himself at home with her, she’s unable to run, so she calls the cops. But the agoraphobiac won’t go into protective custody, so Detective Hollerman calls the only people he trusts wi
Published October 2016 by Anne Conley
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Battery Skull
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of this series. The recent addition did not disappoint. It is Quentin's story and it didn't disappoint. The book really developes his character so you feel that you really know him more. My only complaint is I want to hear more about the other characters I have already read about in this series but I am just being greedy due to my love of the characters and their relationships in this series! ...more
Jackie - Fire & Ice Book Reviews
Best book from this series yet!

Another fantastic book in one of my favorite series. I have been excitedly waiting for Quentin's book, and Anne delivered.

Murmur sucked me in and didn't let go until the very end. I loved watching Valerie and Quentin come together.

I love how Anne successfully tangles romance with suspense. She is a pro at this, and I will be the first person in line for more!!

Go grab this book, you will love it!
Beth Cotter
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Anne has made a wonderful story of a woman, Valerie who was so badly beaten and cut she encloses herself in her home, not going out in public for years. Her masks are the only thing she finds comfort in. When her home is compromised by someone unknown to her, and he makes himself at home in her sanctuary, she calls the Pierce Agency to protect her. Quinten Pierce is put on as her protector. His first sight of her stops him in his tracks. He has never thought he would find someon ...more
Dani Readsalot
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Received this gifted copy for honest review.
Really enjoyed this book.
Loved Valerie and Quinten, loved the slow build up to their relationship but then the chemistry between them was off the charts!
Couldn't put this down, the opening chapter was a bit unnerving and made me need, not want, need to know what happened next! Great plot twists that kept me guessing till the end.
This was the first book in this series I've read, although it says book 5 it reads as a standalone but on reading this I
Tami czenkus
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I truly do not know where to begin, Murmur was PHENOMENAL!!!
I have been waiting for Quinten's story ever since I finished the First book in The Pierce Securities series.... and my expectations were BLOWN. OUT. OF. THE. WATER!!!
I WAS......
Valerie, a debutante that was known for her beautiful looks, sadly enough that is the only thing most people saw in her until a traumatic event changed her looks and her self worth, UNTIL....... another traumatic event introduces her to the ga
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

OMG MURMUR WAS SUCH A SPECTACULAR BOOK! I LOOOOOOVED QUINTEN! This is the newest Pierce Security book by Anne Conley and is my favorite so far! heart-hammering suspense, and amazing chemistry and passion, this book had me glued to my ereader. The way Quinten was around Valerie melted my heart. He seemed to understand her and care about her more than anyone and I found myself dreaming of him at night. Valerie had it rough. With being scarred horribly from her ex
Fabie Gutierrez
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book had it all!!! I loved the action, the suspense, the growing emotions, and the perfect ending to a complex situation that lead 2 beautiful people together.
Quinten's hard exterior and hard pastimes would always make anyone think he's hard and a bit too calculating, but at the knowledge of a woman in fear, his gentle ways seem to take over. Valerie had a hard experience that caused her to retreat in to herself and develop a fear of anyone who can try to get close. In her mind, why would
Mandie Trahan
Sep 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this arc for my honest review.

This is by far my favorite of the series. I have always liked Quinten but I LOVE him now. Valerie's story is so sad and heartbreaking. I'm so glad that she got Quinten to watch over her and to protect her. This story is my favorite because of the deep connection they have and his fierce protection that he has over her. I also think this is my favorite because of the softness to him, the glass art and the love of birds. You don't expect a fighter to love b
Nutnut1(Lornajean Ford)
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Received this ARC for an honest review.

Loved loved this book Quentin what to say even with his
Own demons he was looking for love.i liked how strong he
could be for Valerie.

Valerie's story was heartbreaking, it was however so cute she seemed
To feel she could trust Quentin given his body size.

The best bit was the connection they shared which developed through out the book even with his underground fighting, he had a soft artiste side that Valerie could relate too. She could also understand the nee
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When I finished Click...I thought , damn this is the best Pierce Security yet...well..I was wrong,
Murmur is!!
The story of Valerie and Quinten is amazing. She is a disfigured socialite, and he is sent to protect her. She is hidden away in her home afraid to face the world again, but a man in a mask invades her sanctuary. She hires Pierce Security to help find who it is and protect her, and protect her Quniten does.
Without giving too much away, this is a fast paced story with many facets... one in
Marion Scutts
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow I really don't know where to start. I hadn't read any of this author's book until I read a boxset which contained one of her books. Now I have read all her Pierce Securities series and this is the next instalment of that series. I don't like revealing the storyline in my reviews but if you want love, romance, heartbreak and suspense then read this book as well as the previous four. Was great to find out more about Quintin and for him to find his soulmate. Could not put it down and read in on ...more
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
I've quite enjoyed the other books in this series, but I am totally not feeling this one. The h is, frankly, quite weird, and I'm really not seeing what on earth the H sees in her.

I was hoping for a great h for Quinten, but Valerie is a strange, timid little mouse seemingly without much in the way of personality. Her supposed enjoyment of sexual kink and threesomes seems totally at odds with her bizarre yet somehow very vanilla life, and the whole story is not gelling for me at all.

Chucking th
Kaylee Nizza
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
INTENSE!!! LOVED IT!!! This book is full of action and definitely romance. I was great to finally read Quinn's story and see him loose control. Anne didn't disappoint in this book. Anne brought us another amazing story. I couldn't put the book down afraid I was going to miss something important. I was do engrossed in the story. ...more
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Growing up as the single child to a wealthy family, Valerie's beauty and poise was highly valued. Her parents used her beauty to their advantage, to further their business empire. They even "arranged" a marriage for her and Argyle. Although Valerie didn't love Argyle, she went along with the marriage to make her parents happy and to strengthen their business. They used her, until they couldn't use her anymore. Valerie now lives her life behind a mask, afraid to leave her house after Argyle's abu ...more
Stephanie (Between the Coverz)
An exciting and entertaining romance!

Murmur was an exciting and well-written story. There were many twists and turns that formed a believable unique plot. There was a lot of action and just enough romance to keep my interest piqued. Anne Conley really knows how to build up the action and keep your attention to the very end. The characters were well developed and engaging. She does a great job of intertwining the different characters of the series throughout the story. Typical of the series, thi
Oct 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Best of the series so far. Valerie has become a recluse since a vicious attack by her ex-husband. She is being stalked by someone and has stayed inside her beautiful mansion, surrounded by video surveillance, for three years.

Now that the person has violated her personal space, she has asked Pierce for close protection. Quinten is assigned to her, and finds an enchanting, beautiful woman wearing a series of bejeweled masks. She has, unfortunately, too many suspects in her life to end the case eas
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sigh I love Quinten. Another awesome read. The last 20% in book had me guessing what was going to happen. Without giving it away things happened that I didn't predict coming. Well done ...more
Queen Talk Talk
A knockout of a book.

Even if you are rich enough to afford it, hiding your wounds keeps you from healing. Decisions come from love or fear. She chose love.
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Once again Anne Conley did a fantastic job with Murmur. This story was touching and kept me turning the pages during the entire book.

Received this ARC for an honest review.
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Received this gifted copy for honest review.

This was my 1st Anne Conley book. Although this is the 5th in the series, Anne does an incredible job of giving back story on the other characters in this series. You don't need to read the other books in order to read this one. I will tell you that after you read this one, you will go back and get the other 4. That's exactly what I did because I didn't want to miss out on the other couples journeys.

Make sure when you start this book have have time to
Michelle Mulvey
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is by far my favorite in the series but I'm bias to Quinten a bit since he's my favorite character. With that being said, this was a great addition to the series. Quinten is a big tough underground fighter. He also works along side his brother and closest friends. The newest case is to protect Valerie. She was a beauty Up until a few years ago when her husband went crazy and slashed up her face. Now she doesn't let anyone see her aside from a selected few people. When she must face people s ...more
Jennifer Lessard
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG! You would think that these books in this series would begin to get a bit on the "stale" side, but this book was every bit as good as all of the ones before it! That is the sign of a great author! This book might be my favorite one of the series! Anne Conley writes about real, down to Earth people that struggle with real life issues. Since the series started I have kind of had a soft spot for Quinten Pierce! For some reason I knew he was going to have one-of-a-kind happily ever after! This s ...more
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I like this cover a lot, it especially makes for a gorgeous print book.

Definitely professional, though could’ve used one more pass for minor typos.

Very easy on the eyes, fairly consistent.

This book literally gripped me in the first paragraph: it was exciting and terrifying all at the same time and I needed more. I’ve been devastatingly sick and this book provided a much-needed escape. The characters are perfect, as is the continuity.

Valerie is full of is
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Valerie Dunaway has been living the life of a recluse for 2 years after being hurt by her ex husband. When someone takes it upon themselves to invade her life, Valerie takes steps to make herself more secure. Enter in the team from Pierce Securities and Quinten Pierce. He takes the on the case to protect the client but can he protect himself from her? As the two become closer through their days in Valerie's home, the investigation continues into the person making threats against Valerie. Can Qui ...more
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This new book and the series are just plain awesome. This book was a great addition to the series. I have been waiting for Quinten’s story since I started the series. Quinten and Valerie’s story was just remarkable. The book gave me more of a glimpse of the mystery of Quinten and what makes him tick. Valerie and Quinten were made for each other. Quinten’s protective nature toward Valerie from the beginning and the chemistry they had for each other made the book a page turner, I couldn’t put it d ...more
Ruth Elaine
Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is great! This is a new author to me, and I just love her writing! This is the first book of hers that I have read and I was not disappointed!

In this story, the hero is just going through the motions and wishes he had a woman of his own. He comes from money, so when he goes to investigate a new case, he isn't as awed by the house as he is by the client. She has been traumatized in the past but now she has a stalker. He try's to stay professional but she doesn't make it easy on him. Lol
Andrew Hess
Oct 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
The fifth installment of the Pierce Securities Series finally gave us a look into the life of Quinten Pierce, A.K.A. the muscle at Pierce Securities. We've seen his serious side and his caring side in previous books, but we finally get to see him open up in this one. I thought this book was very well written and had a few surprises thrown our way. I did wish there was a little more action and drama like the first three books, but was very satisfied by the overall plot and characters. We also lea ...more
Jordana Smith
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have enjoyed the Pierce Securities series and have been waiting to read Quentin's story. This book had me hook from the very beginning and made me fall in love with Quentin all over again. Valerie was severely scarred from her marriage and lives with agoraphobia and hides behind a mask. when someone breaks in to her house and pretend to be her man, she goes Pierce securities for protection. Enter the quiet giant Quentin. As he is protecting her, he also shows her that there is more to beauty t ...more
Izzie d
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This is the first book i have read from this author. I was a bit confused at the beginning to understand what was going on but later on the plot was quite clever.
Quinten and Valerie were so sweet, he is patient and kind and she is a mess but with his help she sorts out her intruder problem and her life problem.
There was suspense and romance. I would definitely read more books from this author.
Ruth Elaine
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This story was awesome!! I was captivated since Chapter 1. There are twists and turns, I never saw coming.

Anne Conley did a great job with 2subject matters, agoraphobia and stalking. It was believable and realistic and was simply put, a total page turner!!

Quinten is such a fascinating guy. He has so many sides and facets to him. Valerie is a brace enigma. Together they are scorching!!

Great read!! Give it a try, you will NOT be disappointed!!
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Anne has written her entire life and has the boxes of angst-filled journals and poetry to prove it. She’s been writing for public consumption for the past several years. She lives in rural East Texas with her husband and children in her own private oasis, where she prides herself in her complete lack of social skills, choosing instead to live with the people inside her head.

Currently, she has five

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