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Safe and Sound

(Twist of Fate #2)

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I've been drowning for a long time. I never thought I'd find someone who knows what that's like...
Self-proclaimed playboy, Aiden Vale, has it all - good looks, successful career, plenty of cash in the bank and an endless supply of men who know the score... that one night is just that. So the last thing he wants, or needs, is to forge a connection that might mean revealing
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ebook, 362 pages
Published October 1st 2017
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
~3.5~

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I am so torn on how to rate this book. I loved the slow burn and the relationship development, but the last 30 percent veered into melodrama territory and there was no closure to the domestic abuse plot.

I didn't like Aiden in the first book of the series, but he's a completely different person here. Gone is the demanding, snarky Aiden; in his place is the New Aiden: caring,
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Wendy
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This is the second book in the "Twist of Fate" series, book 1 being "Lost and Found". I really enjoyed book 1, so I was very excited about this second installment. I had very mixed feelings about  Aiden in the previous book, and I was curious to see what the authors had in store for him.

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Now I want to start this review, with saying that the trope in this book is one of my least favorites. I am not a big fan of reading about domestic abuse. I am all about the hurt/comfort, but having to actually r
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DarienMoya
~SAFE & SUBJUGATE~

I’m having a hard time rating this one but I’ll keep it in the 3 Pants off range because as much as I enjoyed the story I still had some issues with it. This review might even head in a rant mode because Ms Kennedy and Sloane really effed up what could have been a very good ending and not even their authors note made it any better.

We first met Aiden Vale in the first book Lost and Found, and honestly I wasn’t really excited or interested in his story but I went ahead and r
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Susan
Feb 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
I need to rant just a bit.

So this famous football player dude has been beating up Ash for years. He put Ash in the hospital several times and he is portrayed as pure evil imo. And then neither Aiden nor Ash report him to the police. They never make it public what he did and let him get away with it. And while Billy has proven himself relentless in his pursuit of Ash, he suddenly leaves him alone and never contacts Ash again. And everyone is just hunky dory with all of this.

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Elsa Bravante
Oct 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Mmmmm, echadle la culpa al KU xD. ¿Sabéis esos melodramas que sabes que a veces tocan lo ridículo pero ves en la tele y no te mueves del sofa? Pues eso mismo.
2.5 estrellas que subo al 3 por el plus de entretenimiento, solo he leído dos de esta autora pero los dos son parecidos, OTT y mucho entretenimiento.
Natalie
Sep 27, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5 Stars

This is likely to be a dissenting opinion and I rounded up because it was clearly written and it wasn’t so bad that I DNF’d or anything. It was mostly because I simply could not suspend my sense of disbelief enough to sink into the story. This one included some serious subjects and the truly unrealistic way they were handled made my eyes roll once too often. One character, Ash, is dealing with domestic abuse and Aiden with a traumatic event from his youth. This does stand alone okay, a
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Denise H.
*** Friends to lovers, each rescuing the other !***
Safe and Sound by Sloane Kennedy and Lucy Lennox. In "Lost and Found" we met Bennett and Xander, and see them again here. But each tale can stand alone.
Here we have Ash and Aiden. Aiden is a partner in an agency for famous folk's PR, and he's still anguishing over his brother's death.
Ash is a sweet man who had a heart transplant, then his parents died, and his boyfriend stepped in to control his life.


Aiden goes in to the coffee shop, finds a
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BR11
This was too dramatic for my taste. The drama was too over the top. I read up to 80% and then skip pages till the end.
Barely 3 stars because the beginning was good. It just seemed to last forever while the same thing happened again and again.
Maybe the next in the series, Jake’s story, is better. Will see.
Cadiva
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the ending of this one

Well at about the 80% mark I was rolling my eyes a lot at the incredible dramatics but the ending with Ash's fund raiser and the meeting with his donor's father just made everything all right in my world again.

This is a dramatic book, as I'd expect with the focus of its very specific trigger warning, but it also felt a little overly dramatic at times. And I was massively pissed off at the lack of repercussions for Ash's obnoxious ex.

Realistic perhaps but I'd have like
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Victoria  love books
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved this book!
Stacy
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-owned
While this wasn’t necessarily a Dark book. It was Darker than book one in this series, since it does have some mentions of Physical & Mental Abuse. I feel like Sloane’s writing came out a lot more in this book. Lucy tends to write more light hearted scenes and that wasn’t really what this book was about. There were times I just didn’t want to know what happened next I just felt so much Hurt and Heartbreak for Ash. And there were times I just really felt for Aiden, finally knowing what made h ...more
Jodi Ciorciari-marinich
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever met someone and knew you had a connection from the first look. Well that is the story we get from Sloane and Lucy. The ladies gave us the second book in this Twist of Fate series.

Aiden is a player, we met him the first book and wondered what his story is and now we find out. Aiden lost someone close to him and has nightmares ever since. I think that plays towards his playboy reputation since he doesn't want to get that close to anyone again only to lose them. Aiden is happy with hi
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Shannon
I liked this one so much better than the first book! The angst reminded me more of a Sloane Kennedy book than a Lucy Lennox book. I read others' reviews and I don't recall anyone else saying they sobbed their way through the entire book but I totally did. Like, grab a new box of tissues, sobbing. It was ugly. Yes, it required a suspension of belief but I don't mind that so much in a book. What I do mind is the asshole abuser of the story getting away without consequences. That was just crazy.

Any
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Daphne
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-read, 2017-books
I loved and hated parts of this book but found it compulsively readable so 4 stars it is! The domestic violence scenes were horrible and too plentiful, for me. It went on for too long and felt a little bit gross, sly almost, gratuitous. I've had that reaction to other of SK's books. But the sweetness was there with Ash and poor Aiden was just heartbreaking so the positives outweighed the negatives for me.
Bibliophile
Mar 25, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. I had this books on my Kindle Unlimited for awhile but I finally read it because I had used up all of my unlimited slots and I wanted to free-up a space. Overall, it was a good read. I can see why my friends on here recommended it. I found myself really liking Aiden in particular and am intrigued enough that I will likely read another book in this series. :)
Bookreader87(Amanda)
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, dv
A.V.

The collaborations with these two authors work for me. I am enjoying the the Twist of Faith series. This one was harder to read due to the physical abuse one of the MC's goes through at the hands of his boyfriend.

F U Billy, you P.O.S!! Sorry had to get that out.

This story is about two people finding each other, helping each other through emotional scars left by the past while falling in love with each other. The journey was not easy but it was definitely worth it.

I did knock the book down
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Kirk
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtq, m-m-romance
I knew this book wasn’t going to be a light and easy read, I knew it would be tough and take me on a journey that would be hard at times but I would be rewarded with meeting some beautiful characters and share the highs of a couple falling love. We meet two men whose stories brought with them a hell of a lot of heartache, fear, tragedy and also the god awful subject of domestic abuse. Aiden Vale and Ash Valentine, were at first quite the opposites but as the story unfolded, we see they were quit ...more
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
Safe and Sound is the second book in the Twist of Fate series by the fantastic duo of Sloane Kennedy and Lucy Lennox. These two ladies know how to break your heart, rip it out, hold in out in front of you, heal it and give it back whole. It's a gift :). We met Aiden in Lost and Found and I knew his story was going to gut me. His past is still haunting him and he can't escape so he seeks mindless nights with faceless men. Until he sees Ash working at his favorite coffee shop. The attraction is in ...more
Debbora
Wow! What an amazing story. These two authors are amazing together. I loved these two broken guys. I cried so hard waiting for their HEA. I loved every min. Looking forward to Jakes story.
Aure7ia
Oct 05, 2017 rated it liked it

2.5* - not for me
Pixie
Dnf'd at 62%. I think this series just isn't for me.
Jenn's Book Obsession
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I couldn’t wait to find out Aiden’s story. There was just something about him in book one that left me craving more of him. When I read the blurb to this story I thought “Wow this is going to be an emotional one” and so I was eager for it. I had no idea the depth of emotional turmoil these two authors were going to put me through. Again, I anticipated emotional but Lucy and Sloane fucking gutted me. I am so amazed at the talent these authors have to co-write and create such beautiful stories tha ...more
Caroline Brand
REVIEWED FOR LOVE BYTES

3.5 Stars

Sloane is one of my favourite authors in this genre – I love how easily I can get lost in her books and how invested I become in the characters and families she creates. This one didn’t draw me in quite as much as her books usually do and I think this was mainly due to what I felt as a slow first half.

Ash is certainly not living the American dream in fact he is slowly dying in a nightmare that revolves around domestic abuse. You should note that there is abuse on
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Dara Nelson
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought I’d felt it all. I’ve read beautiful love stories that made my heart soar. I’ve read dark romance that made my heart pound in my chest. I’ve read heart wrenching stories that made my heart crack before putting it back together. But this, Aiden and Ash’s story, made me feel things I’ve never felt from a book before. It made me battle the overwhelming need to fast forward through the pages because I didn’t think I could handle waiting to find out what happens . It took a few deep breaths ...more
Chris
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm
This was a challenging read and situations of abuse and domestic violence really hit the heart. While this was carefully written it was still tough in parts and made me bristle just considering what I would do to the bully ! Aiden was a beautiful savior and Ash was a remarkable soul. They helped each other and with the lighter moments provided by Lucky this gave the book some relief.
David Alexander
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lennox-kennedy
~4 Stars
Carol Flores
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If I could, I would give this book a million stars.
I've loved it so much I cannot write this review as I wanted to.
I will forever love Ash and Aiden's relationship, 'cause it reminded me that there are people worth fighting for, that no matter the circumstances, you just know they're right for you, wether it's a bf/gf, friend of family.
Given the right time, it is a true miracle that two guys or girls, or whatever they are, begin a relationship and they stick together because they want to. Bec
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Bev
4.25 stars from me. There are domestic violence triggers in this story, some of which is on page, but let's face it people, it happens but is covered up every single day in all parts of the world, especially in so-called civilised society. Gay relationships are no different to m/f relationships where gutless, violent abusers are concerned, and we're not just talking about the awful physical abuse but dreadful mental abuse too. I actually applaud the authors for having the courage to go there in ...more
Barbara Ingram
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
•*)☆♡.•*')☆♡5 Safe Harbor Stars•*')☆♡♡☆(.`~•

Lucy Lennox is an AMAZING author! Sloane Kennedy is a PHENOMENAL author! Put these two together and you get BRILLIANCE! This story simply is brilliant. It had all of the feels, emotions, angst, violence, laughter, sadness, family, friends, and love all rolled up together that makes up Aiden and Ash's romance! Ash is broken almost beyond repair by his twisted relationship with Billy. Aiden is broken almost beyond repair by a tragedy that happened when h
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Jess A Jaye
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a writing duo! Individually Sloane and Lucy write amazing books that will hit you in the feels. They know just how to break not just their characters but also their readers but then put them back together again beautifully. And as a writing duo wow that's just ten-fold!
Safe and Sound was a heartbreaking read. We met Aiden in the first book in the series, it was obvious he was hurting and hiding something. You could feel his pain radiating from the pages. The scene on the beach when he fina
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“Surfacing

When you go to the water seeking answers
You won't find me there.
Just Remember:
I am in the sun and the clouds
The Trees and the wind.
Your very own shadow.

When you let the tears come down
With the fear of forgetting,
Just Remember:
I am in your laughter and quiet times
The hellos and goodbyes.
Your very own spirit.

When you continue living tomorrow
After years of grieving,
Just remember:
I am in your memories and yesterdays
The good times and closed chapters.
It's time to go on.”
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