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(Cunningham Security #3)

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Ekko Rose is no stranger to struggle. Even though she’s experienced more than her fair share of hardship, she has dreams she wants to fulfill. But when another stroke of bad luck leaves her homeless, Ekko's only option is to focus on survival.

Dominick ‘Dom’ Moore has had his eyes on Ekko ever since he saved her life several months ago. He kept his distance then because sh
Published November 13th 2018
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Having started this series out of order, I was eager to see how things would go with Ekko and Dom, since I had loved Dom so much in Overcome. I was blown away by their story!

I was immediately hooked into the book, despite not having re
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
My My My is what I was saying after I finished reading this book. I was totally gutted by this book. I cried at times because Ekko has had a hard life and she has shizz luck. She has bad things happen to her all the time. She struggles everyday until one day she is left homeless living in her car. That is when she meets Dom and he helps her out.

Dom Dom Dom I loved him right from the start. He is such a nice, loving, caring guy that will do anything to help Ekko out and make her his. At first Ekk
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Ekko Rose has struggled her entire life, only wanting one thing . . . to feel loved and wanted. But, even though she has been on her own most of her life, she refuses to give up on her dreams. Even when she hits rock bottom and all her effort is on surviving, she keeps her eyes on the prize of going back to school and becoming a librarian. Ekko feels her luck starts looking up when Dominick Moore walks back into her life. She’s never felt so lucky before.

Dominick Moore hasn’t been able to forget
Jenn the Readaholic
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh, Dom. I loved him in previous books, but his battle to win and keep Ekko has earned him a permanent place in my “top three book men” ranking. And Ekko has managed to join the ranks of Lexi and Emme in my eyes because of her ability to find the strength to power through anything life throws her way.

Dom helped Ekko out of a potentially nasty and terrifying situation months ago, but stayed away from the beauty who caught his eye because he thought she was taken by another. When he finally decid
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This book exceeded all my expectations. One of the few books I don't mind that it is written in first person switching POVs between Dom and Ekko. Dom is perfect book boyfriend material, it's almost annoying how perfect he is but that doesn't turn me off in any way I still want him to be my book boyfriend. Ekko hasn't had an easy life, she thinks the only luck she has is bad luck, until Dom walk into her life again. Ekko is days away from earning enough money to getting her own place
Michaela Dren
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From the minute I opened this book I was HOOKED!
Dom is incredible. Anyone who has read the previous books in the Cunningham series would know that Dom was a person we needed to know more about. The more we learn about him, the more we love. He is this huge man with the most amazing heart. The way he loves his family, his friends and the way he loves Ekko, well, I'm swooning. He is stubborn, he is kind, he is thoughtful and admits his faults. Who wouldn't fall in love with him?
Ekko is one tough
Jenette Rufibach
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am going to try my best to put into words how much I loved Desperate. I loved Dom in all the other books he made appearances in. You could tell that he was so caring and compassionate in those stories. That is exactly what he is in this book. He is what every woman probably dreams of as a significant other. He is dreamy and handsome. He takes care of Ekko right from the beginning. Ekko has a broken spirit after coming from a hard life. To see her fight for herself and try to battle everything ...more
A Lucky Grace
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I hadn't read any of the books int his series but was so interested. Right from the get go I found Dom  to be such a great character. He helped Ekko but stayed away because he thought she belonged to someone else. He made him admirable to me because there are plenty of men who wouldn't step aside. When he finally goes to Ekko he finds that his mistaken be ...more
Kari Hansen
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ekko has endured a traumatic past and every time she thinks that she making a step forward sometime happens that knocks her down again. After all the setbacks she has endured she now believes that she doesn’t deserve better.

Ever since Dom rescued Ekko from a dangerous situation a few months ago he had feelings for her but has kept his distance as he believes she has a boyfriend but that hasn’t stopped him from keeping an eye on her. When he finds out about her latest setback, he is determined to
Amy Fogarty
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Truly Breathtaking Story!

I couldn't put this book down from start to finish it had me hooked. Ekko and Dom's story is nothing short of beautiful. Evans has done it again!, I didn't think I could love the Cunningham security boys anymore than I already did, but she has really outdone herself with Dom. From his continued battle to keep Ekko and show her that she truly deserved a good man was heartbreaking and wonderful at the same time. Ekko has had a bad hand dealt to her, her entire life, that i
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow ...What an amazing and awesome book. Having started the Cunningham series and falling in love with it, each book is eagerly awaited. This was no exception and in the previous book we met our heroine when Dom and Cruz rescued her. So I guessed this would be a tearjerker and I was right! Ekko broke my heart, her life was so tragic I wanted so badly to hug her. When Dom finds her alone and unsafe he becomes her hero. What unfolds is a beautiful but heartbreaking story where love is tested an ...more
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Desperate was a fantastically well written story! Ekko is a character that can be related to by so many people. And Don is so sweet and so romantic, he will be everyone’s next book boyfriend! I loved the fact that AK Rvans took a very sensitive subject and wrote about it so eloquently. It was heartbreaking and beautiful. This story is so much more than just an HEA. Ekko conquers so much and is so strong, this is a survival story as well. Another amazing installation the Cunningham Security Serie ...more
Tammy Huk
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this latest addition to the Cunningham Security series, as a matter of fact, once I started reading it I didn't want to put it down. It was a delightfully told story with characters that made you fall in love with them. Each book by new author A.K. Evans just gets better & better and honestly, she is a writing machine! This is her 7th book in the last year and a half and she doesn't show signs of stopping anytime soon. If you want a book that you can just crawl up into a chair with a ...more
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
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I do so enjoy A.K. Evans writing. And Desperate gave me everything I was looking for and then some. The characters are not just likable but lovable. The story is rich with passion and romance and I loved every minute of this story. It was flawless and had a damsel in distress/knight in shining armor theme that I frankly adored, especially since its one of my favo
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Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dom & Ekko will capture your heart from the first page

This is one of my favorite series! If you haven't checked out A.K. Evans you are missing out. She has the ability to weave this romance around you while also giving you a suspenseful book that adds another layer to this love story. Dom is so loving and patient with Ekko that it endears him to you. Ekko flourishes within his patience and love that makes you wish that everyone had a soft place to land when life happens as Dom provides for E
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a beautiful story! I was captivated by this book from the beginning. Ekko grew up with an absent father that left before she was born, and a mother that was neglectful and a drug user. Dom works for Cunningham Security and fell in love with Ekko the first time he saw her. So much tragedy and heartbreak, and romance. This is my absolute favorite book by this author. I highly recommend reading this book!
Trudi Agassiz
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Exceptionally well written with such love between them. Dom is the ultimate man. Not afraid of his feelings or his love, even I didnt realise stuborness was such a wonderful trait.
The insecurities that Ekko had about not being "good enough" were dealt with very well as anyone could relate to how strong she had to be to overcome everything she had.

If you havent read Desperate yet ... Why not ? it is an excellent read...... A K Evans you have done it AGAIN ... Well done
Paula D
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dom stole my heart and made me swoon so much I couldn’t stop smiling. Dom he’s protective, sexy, sweet and every woman’s dream man. Ekko she’s determined, beautiful, sweet and so strong she amazes me. Two people that have so much chemistry it’s off the charts. But with Ekko’s past and new information will all love be lost? Definitely a must read romance that makes your heart skip and beat. 5/5 sugar stars
Sarah Davey
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Im blown away yet again you said it was going to be good and you nailed it.
Anyone who hasn't read it you need to.

I haven't put my kindle down all day cause I've been hooked!
Your right Ekko and Doms story needed to be told and what a great story it was.
Whose next !?
Brandee Ribaudo
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this read! It’s one that you can’t help but finish in one sitting. Dom and Ekko easily became some of my favorite characters.
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was such a great read.
What can I say about this book? Does the fact that I couldn’t put it down until it was finished say it all? Dinner that day ended up being pizza since I lost track of time reading until my sweet family had the nerve to interrupt.
Ekko and Dom ended up being one of my favorite couples of the series, which is saying a lot because I adored the previous books. Dom is such an upstanding, caring, intense guy whose heart is as big as he is. All he wants to do is take care of
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book. Holy WOW.

I'm not sure there was a single emotion I didn't feel while reading this story. It had a little bit of everything. Heartbreak, angst, love, tenderness, and a whole lot more. I couldn't put it down.

With each book she releases, I'm falling more and more in love with A.K. Evans as a writer. I can't wait to see where the next one takes us.
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
Desperate was a rough read for me. The story was intriguing enough to make me want to finish it, but the writing was so amateurish it continually pulled me out of the book. In the acknowledgments I read that this is the author’s seventh book, but had I not read other books by AK Evans – and that sentence in the back of the book – I would have thought this was a debut foray into publishing.

I loved the idea of Ekko and Dom, and there were moments when they were beautiful together. I appreciated ho
Victoria Raven
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This really was a beautiful story from start to finish, awful at times and hard, but beautiful nonetheless. I really enjoyed the flow of the story. That was one of the best things for me. It was just seamless and effortless. I think that's A.K. Evans secret super power. She has this incredible gift for effortlessness and fluidity.
Dom was just so beautiful throughout. You could feel that about him. If just oozed out of him right from his soul. His deep protection and attentiveness towards Ekko w
Catty Jane
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
*** ARC Received for Honest Review ***
3.5/4 stars
I got about one chapter in when I immediately went in search of others books by A.K. Evans. Why haven't I read your other books before?! I was instantly grabbed by Desperate and only disappointed that this was the first book that I had read in the series. It's so GOOD! From the start I simply could not put it down.

Dom's and Ekko's relationship is only complex in that Ekko has such a hard time with her own self worth. Dom struggles to take care of
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Cunningham Security (3 books)
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