Because of You

Because of You

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by T.E. Sivec
     
 

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Brady Marshall has made a career of playing it safe. When he decides to do something rash and becomes a Navy SEAL, he thinks he's finally escaped the rigid structure of the high society life his parents forced down his throat. All he does is trade in one set of rules for another. He follows military protocol to a T, but it still results in the death of an entire team…  See more details below

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Brady Marshall has made a career of playing it safe. When he decides to do something rash and becomes a Navy SEAL, he thinks he's finally escaped the rigid structure of the high society life his parents forced down his throat. All he does is trade in one set of rules for another. He follows military protocol to a T, but it still results in the death of an entire team of Navy SEALS and puts his best friends directly in harm's way. He's struggled to stay afloat and not drown in grief, guilt, and booze, but he's losing that battle quickly. When his baby sister flees her abusive husband and shows up on his doorstep with his young niece in tow, he has no choice but to clean up his act. He will stop at nothing to protect them and never let them down again, even if it means taking a job that goes against everything he believes in. If protecting a pop star princess who thinks she's better than everyone means he can keep a roof over their head, what other choice does he have?

Layla Carlysle has lived a life of luxury. She's been a star since the young age of fifteen, and every record she releases shoots straight to the top of the charts. She has people surrounding her every single day telling her how amazing she is, how beautiful she is, and how lucky she is, but she's never felt more alone in her entire life. She wants nothing more than to break free and do what she really wants to do: write her own music, sing her own songs, and find a way to finally be happy with her life. The only thing standing in her way is her mother, Eve Carlysle. Eve has controlled every single aspect of her daughter's life and will stop at nothing to achieve fame and fortune, even if that means using her daughter to get there. When an overly-amorous fan's letters become increasingly more sinister, Brady will have to suck up his opinion of how the other half lives to take the job seriously. The pair will need to learn to trust each other and put aside their differences before the letters become a reality and someone's life is in jeopardy.

Brady has been to hell and back, and he refuses to let anyone else get close to him again. Layla has never lived her life for herself, and the emptiness is threatening to break her for good.

Sometimes our lives are already planned for us, but because of you, all of that could change in an instant

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781484068762
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/29/2013
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Sean Crisden is a multitalented actor and an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator who has recorded audiobooks in almost every genre, from science fiction to romance. He has also voiced characters in numerous video games and appeared in many commercials and films, including The Last Airbender.

Award-winning stage actress Abby Craden works in all aspects of voice-over and can be heard in numerous commercials, animation, video games, and audiobooks. AudioFile magazine has awarded her an Earphones Award as well as named her One of 2012's Best Voices.

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Because of You (Playing with Fire, #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
sillyitiliangrl More than 1 year ago
This book elicited some very strong emotions from me.  VERY strong, like I had thoughts of hunting down T.E. Sivec to yell at her for what I thought she had done as I was blubbering as quietly as I could so I didn't wake up The Hubs (why is it things always happen when I read her books that disturb my husband sleep?).  Needless to say I got over it and I LOVED THIS BOOK! Famous pop star, Lalya, needs some increased security because she seems to have a stalker.  Enter Brady, super hot ex Navy SEAL/ex cop, whom you might remember from A Beautiful Lie (Playing with Fire #1) (also by T.E. Sivec).  Brady has a past that has left him riddled with guilt.  Lalya is living a life she hates. I liked that we got both Lalya and Brady's prospective at different points int the book, it really enhanced the story for me.  There were a lot of flashbacks to things that happened prior to the books timeline as well a s a few that we missed being in the other characters "head."  It was different and I really liked that. Definitely add this one to your TBR list! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am surprised...i absolutely loved A Beautiful Lie. This one fell way short for me.it was rushed and didnt have any suspense even close to.A Beautiful Lie, i wanston the edge of my seat. Yes the bedroom scenes were hot,but i felt like they went from being annoyed with each other to Brady throwing her over his shoulder! Not like Tara to rush like this,it was also much shorter of a book. Come on Tara...make the next one much better.....very disappointed,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another amazing, hot read from Tara Sivec . This book had me on the edge of my seat wanting more fron Brady and Layla. I just loved everything about it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved Brady's story, hoping to get Austin's story next!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would recommend
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have enjoyed this series. Excited about #3.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mad me laugh made me cry. Just enough love description to make me woo for my husband. Very good writing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very disappointed with this book , I usually love to read Tara Sivec so I jumped at a new book from her just knowing I was in for a great read ! And wow was I sadly mistaken this book jumped all over the place , it was very wordy , and I found myself skipping many parts then the big stalker so predictable - Felt like my money was wasted 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the differing perspectives. It was hard to understand Brady falling for Layla because the author didnt really develop it well. He just came across as starstruck. Very wordy too...found myself skipping parts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago