“Dakota Willink gives you all the feels and stolen moments you crave!”~ Crystal's Book World

“A beautifully written novel about first love and heartbreak.”

~ Tamara Lush, RITA Finalist

“This is a book that will stick with me for years to come.”

~ Magic Beyond The Covers Book Blog

“Dakota Willink is a new to me author, and all I can say is, WHERE THE HELL HAVE I BEEN? I'm completely addicted to her writing style after this one story.”~ The Power of Three Readers

“I have so many parts of this book that stuck with me. I find myself recalling them and getting emotional all over again!”

~ Audiobook Obsession

“The characters had me swooning and on the edge of my seat at times, with the twists, the drama, and the angst!”

~ Once Upon a Romance Blog 

“Great second chance contemporary romance and I really enjoyed Dakota’s writing style!”~ Blushing Mom Book Reviews

“The writing is exceptionally well done and while reading the sizzling scenes you think you can feel it the air getting hotter and steamy.”~ Rady Reads 

“Loved the depth of both characters and their bond!”

~ Author Stalkers Unite

“I will say that this is one of the best conclusions to a story that I have read in a very long time.”~ Moonlight Novels

“Sigh… what a beautiful duet! The conclusion to the Cadence Duet is stunning.” ~ Next Book Review Blog

“The stunning conclusion to an epic love story that spans years. Filled with secrets, lies, and the ultimate betrayal it is a rollercoaster of what will happen next. I was glued to the pages and the ending will leave you stunned and wanting more.”

~ E&A Book Blog 

“The emotions kept building in this story, so many moments that I didn't see coming...what a ride.” ~ Tales From the Heart Blog

To read an excerpt, click HERE!

The Cadence Duet Book Trailer

One summer. One touch…

Helping my parents run Camp Riley was my number one priority. I didn’t have time for Fitz Quinn—no matter how potent his smile was. He was the spoiled son of a wealthy politician; a gorgeous troublemaker with a cocky attitude.
But the second he spoke to me, I knew I was in over my head. My heart warned me, but of course I didn’t listen. There was something protective and good beneath the bad boy exterior that made my insides flutter. Before I knew it, I was falling hard and fast.


I wasn’t prepared to meet a girl like Cadence. She was shy and innocent—and nothing like the girls who usually flocked my doorstep. How could I resist her mile-long blond hair and emerald eyes? I knew I shouldn’t want her. My father already had other plans for me and a relationship with her could never go beyond the summer. I thought our stolen kisses by the lake were only supposed to be a summer fling. Falling for her shouldn’t have happened. But it did. Now the clock is counting down until I have to return to the hell that awaits me in Washington D.C. As September draws near, I get closer and closer to losing everything I’ve come to love.

*Narrated by Lacy Laurel and Zachary Webber!

Reviews for The Cadence Duet

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One love. One destiny. But it only takes one person to bring the house of cards tumbling down...

Seventeen years ago, Fitz Quinn stole my heart. He took my innocence, then left me broken. When a twist of fate brought us together again, I quickly learned even time couldn’t dim our chemistry. Fitz was sexier than ever—successful and provocative. He became the man I always knew he would be, and the heat between us quickly became unbearable. Despite the promise I made to myself, the walls to my heart started to crumble. Before I could stop it, I fell for him all over again. 

But things are so much more complicated now. Live are at stake. I need to weigh my options and decide if sacrificing my values is worth being with the only man I have ever loved.

They call me Washington’s fixer. Fixing the mistake I made with Cadence all those years ago should be simple. Except it isn’t. Things aren’t the same as they once were. Cadence is the driving force behind a non-profit organization where she handles each case with the determination of a shark. I’m the CEO for a public relations firm—one that represents clients who oppose everything Cadence stands for. What do they say about opposites attract?
But Cadence is hiding something—I know it. Now we’re at a crossroad. I need to decide if going against my father is worth pursuing a second chance with her. One wrong move and my reputation could be obliterated.