I had read the series previously, I really love the two main characters. A very sweet love story with guns.
I found the plot a bit obvious and the writing felt odd at times.
Perhaps someone with more emotion in their voice or a cast for the characters, especially for the women and for any emotional scenes, they felt a bit flat.
I enjoyed the books more than the audio books and sometimes a bit of romance is nice. The characters and series grew on me, I'd say the series as a whole is better than just this book alone.
I rated this based off of other audio books and narration (this is why it's rated low) but I still very much enjoyed this.
I love to read but with my busy schedule I barely get a chance to. However, audiobooks allow me to "read" while I manage my crazy life.
I hate when this happens because then I don't know what to think when looking for a great book based on reviews.
I started this book because of all the fabulous reviews and because it appears on mostly everyone's "must-read" list. I was highly anticipating starting a series that would lead to an infatuation with the characters and the relationships. This book just didn't do it for me. I felt as if the relationship was forced because there wasn't enough chemistry between the main characters. I understood that they disliked each other, setting the stage for some pent-up frustration leading to some hot sex scenes, but something was amiss there and it fell flat for me. The backdrop of the story was nothing spectacular and the overarching plot did nothing to keep me engaged. Although there were a good number of action scenes, it got to where I did not care a lick about the characters to be at the edge of my seat. Also, I didn't like all the immature bickering the two main characters underwent. It was childish and irritating. I felt as though the characters were adolescents instead of adults. It got to the point where I just wanted the book to end so I was listening to the audiobook at 2x the speed, feeling relieved it was over so I didn't feel guilt for the purchase because at least I finished it.
Narrator: Sawyer Allerde
Speed 1.5x to 2x
Allerde did a great job with the narration. Nothing to difficult with the character voices with this novel. Allerde was consistent with tone, voice, and accents. Pace was good too and it allowed me to listen at a higher speed and still understand what was being said.
Absolutely! I love the characters.
That they were both big strong men that acted like men even though they loved each other.
Ty, I think he is hilarious
I didn't realize that the gay romance was the characters it turned out to be. I guess I didn't read much into the plot of the book before listening to it. So it was a spin on the story line for me that I wasn't expecting. Although the crime story line didn't capture me as much as I'd hope, the rest of the twists and turns of the story did.
I thought the performance was really very good. It really turned out to be a much better story then expected.
Yes. I'm not a romantic, but I found this full of quiet romance. Maybe I'm just a nut and you shouldn't pay attention to my review, but I just loved it.
Ty shielding Zane in the car. I haven't quite gotten to the end yet, but I had to download the next book in case this one ends while I'm still driving. :)
Sawyer is a little too fast, especially in the beginning. I thought the building he was in was on fire and he couldn't evacuate until he finished at least the first chapter. He also needs to work on the difference between character voices, transitioning between characters, and his female voices. Once I got into the story I didn't notice his speed, but the transitions were a bit frustrating.
I Wrote This Book for Marian!
This is my first gay romance book and I'm hooked!
I'm all about the romance. I like the romance to be understated and hot. I love to feel that the characters belong with each other whether it be m/f or m/m. I hope I can find more people who share my same passions so that I can share the reviews and suggestions.
If I were the narrator I would have made the difference between Ty and Zane.
All....but mostly anticipation for more spark between Ty and Zane.
I'm sure the authors meant for the couple to be more hot, but the narrator's voice was so monotone.
Yes, Great story and fantastic characters!!!
Too many I can't pick just one.
Ty and Zane- they seem like they would be loads of fun. I really like them and their story.
I have never read a series like this and I really enjoyed it. I can't wait for the next one.
You have to read this to get a baseline of the main characters, but it was very predictable and at sometimes juvenile behavior of a professional FBI or profiler was ridiculous. If you read Karin Slaughter or Linda Fairstein type books (which I do) you might get annoyed.But I urge you to keep reading the series.It gets better with each book!
This was ok. Slow going
When Ty and Zane beat the crap out of each other
Stick with it if you love the characters. The plots aren't really complicated or engaging. Its all about Ty and Zane
This story will definitely keep your attention. Ty and Zane are great characters with explosive energy. The mystery was a bit predictable, but the development of the relationship between the two main characters more than made up for it. The narrator was good. I cringed whenever he had to do a woman's voice, but luckily, that wasn't very often. I would definitely purchase the next books in the series.
Stellar writing, believable characters, and an engaging plot are evident from the very beginning. The authors have written the perfect combination of drama, sexual tension, and humor, making it easy to fall in love with Ty and Zane as individuals and as a potential couple. You ache for them to be together as much as they do, even if they won't admit it. They are flawed men, both rough around the edges, but together they balance each other out. To say I was ecstatic to discover that there are more books in this series is an understatement. It's too bad Hollywood hasn't embraced gay romance/erotica as lucrative, because this would be an amazing movie.