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Conflicted Desire (The Conflicted Series, #2)

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After risking her career, falling in love, and having to pick up the pieces of her fractured heart, Audrey has accepted Life Is Hard. But with a handsome new beau and mega-promotion, things are finally looking up — her future has never seemed brighter. Or has it?

If only she could escape the memory of those sultry days in Athens and steamy nights in Istanbul…

Audrey’s simmer
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Published August 10th 2017 by Ava Starke
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Carvanz
In Ava Stark’s Conflicted Desire the second book of her new Conflicted series, Theo and Audrey are both living their lives and trying very hard to act as though they are not affected by their previous relationship which left them both in tatters. Theo has changed. He is somewhat cold and hard and is showcased as being that way when he dismisses a current but new girlfriend from his bed and life. Shortly after he begins a new relationship and this time he’s working to be the man he knows he once ...more
Tracey
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Solid 4.5 star read! Very well written second installment in the Conflicted Series by this author. Theo and Audrey's story continues at a great pace, keeps you invested and interested along with lots of tension, steam and suspense. Definitely recommend if you love romantic suspense! Can't wait for Book 3 to see what this author has in store for us!
*I voluntarily requested and received an Advance Review Copy via Netgalley
Nicole
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful and elegant business romance, but not the typical boss-subordinate relationship. Something else entirely. The story clipped along with lots of twists which kept me from putting it down. Read it in two days. I enjoyed how even though the main characters started in other relationships, the author found clever ways to bring them together and reveal the tension that still exists between them. Highly recommend reading the first book prior to this sequel.
Vicki
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Conflicted Desire is book two in the series and I would highly recommend reading book one prior to entering this story.

This book pulls you back into the lives of Audrey, Theo and Alex, the story moves at a pace that will keep you gripped and engrossed until the end.

Life isn't always easy and for Audrey and Theo they really do face conflict head on, the unexpected plot twists and supporting characters make this a book you don't want to put down. Would I have enjoyed more Audrey and Th
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Christen Gonzales
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This book was so good. It started right where Conflicted Interest left off so it was easy the follow. it kept me on my toes the entire time there was always so much going on it never got boring and kept me hooked from the first page to the last. so much so that it was hard to put it down to sleep. I can't wait for the third one to come out. thank you so much for letting me read this.
Stephanie
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved reading this book! It was very well written and easy to read. Ava did a wonderful job. The book did a great job of advancing Audrey and Theo's story as well as the story of Theo's company. It was full of twist and turns. I can't wait for the final book!

I received an ARC for a honest review.
anonymous
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another standout release from this author that will twist you in knots before finally giving you what you've been waiting so long for. Sexy, intense, and finally sweet, this story totally had me flipping pages and losing sleep. I wanted these two to magically come together faster, but in their separation, you can tell Theo and Audrey are just as hot for each other apart as together. When their conflict finally resolves... it's a beautiful heartwarming release. SO much intensity and passion. Now ...more
Laurie Beemer
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Conflicted Series by Ava Starke and it is an exciting as the first one. This book makes you question all relationships; both the good and the bad. The triangle of Alex, Audrey, and Theo shows the readers that not all is as it seems; keep both eyes open and follow your heart and your gut. This book is full of romance, surprise, and some serious issues that are often hard to discuss. This book was a good read and I am excited to read the rest in the series. Thank you ...more
Cate Hogan
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Audrey and Theo have had the odds stacked against them from the start, and I found myself hungrily reading to find out if they would make it work in this book. Without giving away any spoilers, the scenarios were gripping, and the hot scenes were volcanic. Great series!
Kim Vanravenswaay
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is part two of the Conflicted series. If you haven't read Conflicted Interest, you might want to read it first.
I would have liked to have seen more of Theo and Audrey together. But it did amp up the suspense of the book the way that it is written.
Space Cowgirl
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Aubrey💋💃 Gets Around! 🌎

This is the second book about Aubrey💋💃, a dedicated and workaholic investment banker. She started out working in London, then met playboy Volta CEO, Theo🐺🍆🌋 at a wedding of her ex in Italy. After an affair with Theo in Turkey, where he dropped her when his acquisition and financing deal went through, she's in NYC, and dating her boss, handsome CEO and President of Roland Capital, sexy silver fox, Alex Thorne🐺.
Theo🐺🍆🌋 says that Aubrey💋💃 dropped him after the Volta deal. He
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Emma
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily received an Advanced Readers Copy of this book from Hidden Gems.
This book did not fail to excite me. It was thrilling and suspenseful. The continuing saga from book one Conflicted Interest. I was so invested in this story that I had to buy the books after I received the ARC's. Audrey and Theo. After a heart-wrenching breakup between Theo and Audrey due to a simple misunderstanding, they both tried to move on in their lives. Audrey thought she found love again with the ever powerful
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Beth
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So I'm a reader who enjoyed the financial/business mind bend that was a part of the first book of the series (conflicted interest), probably because I knew nothing about that world. There was less of that in this one, but the suspense was off the charts in an entirely new way. At first I was disappointed that Theo and Audrey began this story apart, but their coming back together felt real and relatable. Lot's of character insight in this one, Audrey is still strong as ever, and to top it off Sta ...more
Tina Smith
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this second book in the series. I didn't feel as bogged down with as many business lessons as the first book. There is a lot suspense and an element of danger. Theo and Audrey seam to have serious problems sticking together when their lives get the slightest bit complicated. This ongoing problem leaves a chunk of lead in my gut that I don't enjoy, but the book is hard to put down. I'll be waiting for the next book. I volunteered to leave a review after reading an Advanced Reader ...more
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Having been burned by love not once but twice, Audrey is going for love on her own terms this time around. While dating the President of the bank she works for she continues to keep an eye on what's going on with Theo on the internet noticing the abundant number of women he is always with. That being said Audrey has some tough decisions to make in her life. Do she want to be with Alex or Theo they all of them have personal issues that they need to address. This book is filled with intrigue, susp ...more
Tammy
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good read for me, I think it would have even been better if I have read the first book. It can be read as a stand-alone but I believe it would be enjoyed better if you read book one. Audrey and Theo are trying to move on with their lives, but can they? This is an entertaining read with plenty of drama and emotion. I liked the characters and the story held my interest throughout. A good read.
BP34
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Conflicted series and features Theo and Audrey. After their breakup they have moved on with their lives but are brought back together because of a conflict with Audrey's current boyfriend. He is the son of a bank president and he is not all that he appears. Theo has become a media sensation with a different girl on every paper. Lots of suspense and drama as the story unfolds. A good read that will keep your attention with strong characters and a page turning book. ...more
Ann L
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed

This is the second book in the series and has mystery and suspense. It was well written and I will eagerly await the next

I received a copy from Hidden Gems and voluntarily leave my own ...
Sharon Woodward
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am voluntarily reviewing an Advance Reader Copy of this book that I received through Shifted Sheets Book Promotions. Not since Fifty Shades and the Twilight Saga have I been so entranced by a series. This second book was even more intriguing than the first. Corporate espionage and murder add to the excitement of Theo and Audrey's misadventures in their separate relationships and careers. I was unable to stop reading until the last page had been finished but sleep is overrated. I am waiting wit ...more
Ranton
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Life and relationships get “messy,” and the essence of that reality plays out in Conflicted Desire. Starke stokes the tension caused by this reader wanting Audrey and Theo to reunite against the reality of having “moved on” brilliantly. The added suspense of an international conspiracy bent on ruining Theo’s dreams helps explain why I finished this novel in one night.


Conflicted Desires, book two in the Conflicted Series, by Ava Starke is a romance novel worth waiting for. Authors, especially new
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Melanie Jo
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. This is the second book in the Conflicted series. Although I loved the first one better, it was still a great book. I was hooked from the very beginning and finished in one day. Great book.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Melissa
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this series and can't wait for the next book! Ava does an amazing job with her characters and her knowledge of the financial/business world blows my mind. So many twists and turns to keep me guessing also!
Thank you again, Ava!
Pat
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in "The Conflicted" series and the author continued with the great plot and character development! I found myself still rooting for Audrey and Theo and I found myself totally engaged in this story until the turn of the very last page!

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
J.R. Tyger
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Audrey is in the banking industry. 3 months ago she thought she finally found a man that she could see in her life. After meeting with her boss from London and potential new boss in NYC she took leave to meet with that very man. When she got to his apartment she found him gone and a note left for her. From there she moved to NYC and took the position. Months later she started dating her boss in NYC. Too bad she didn't know he had his reason for being with her.

Theo or Aydin Demir as the business
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Tisha 'Gardner' Clark
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily received an arc of this book from Hidden Gems.
This book did not fail to excite me. It was thrilling and suspenseful. The continuing saga from book one Conflicted Interest. I was so invested in this story that I had to buy the books after I received the ARC's. Audrey and Theo. After a heart-wrenching breakup between Theo and Audrey due to a simple misunderstanding, they both tried to move on in their lives. Audrey thought she found love again with the ever powerful Alex, CEO of her
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Jami
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I gave this 4 stars because I don't want other readers to see anything less and think oh this book stinks. In reality this is not a stand alone book. I read it first and spent a good bit of the first part of the book a little lost. I also found that it took me some time to feel like I had connected to the main characters, again I feel this is because I did not read the first book. I plan on reading the first book in this series and any others written, because I feel that Theo and Audrey are even ...more
Shelly Celli
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
What a rollercoaster! Theo has a rough time ahead of him with his business and all the mess that's going on. These two are still obviously in love, but things are so complicated that it's difficult for them to go forward right now. With her current beau out to destroy the company Theo had spent his life building, it pulls these two back together to help find a way to stop them. Unfortunately, it may not have been enough. I cannot wait to see what happens next. I'm voluntarily reviewing an advanc ...more
Anna Belle
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it


Conflicted Desire Ava Starke

I voluntarily reviewed a free advance copy of this book on ARC for a honest opinion.

It was a good book to read, at the beginning I really liked the book couldn’t put it down, liked Audrey and her relationship with Alex Thorne the perfect boyfriend, but then the falling of her relationship Aydin Demir (Theo) had some missing pieces.

As the book continues I kind of lost interesting in the suspense and all the secrets that Alex was having. I just didn’t connect with the c
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Stephanie
Feb 06, 2018 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book for an honest review. This is the 2nd book in this series. Having not read the 1st book and not realizing it until i was a couple chapters in, I was nervous about not being able to follow where the characters were at. The author did a great job of making it feel completely normal and not like you were missing much of Audrey and Theo's history. I enjoyed the mystery of what was going on, but it took a bit to get past the business and financial stuff that was going o ...more
Diane Vandergriff
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
I might have rated this one higher if I had read book 1 first. Even though it was listed as a standalone, you must read book 1. I really couldn't relate to the characters at all. I loved the plot with all the twist and turns with it. The suspense was really great as well. The author's writing is good; however, it didn't flow very smoothly. This is a cliffhanger as well. I was really disappointed that I couldn't relate to the characters.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book...
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