one of the top Audio books I have listened too hands down
with each charachter having their own voice it felt like a movie and you could really immerse yourself in the story.
I wanted to like this. I really wanted to like this. Audible recced this series to me after listening to/reading Josh Lanyon's Adrien English series (which I enjoyed for the most part and would probably rec to people). So I clicked on this series and was willing to give it a shot given all the positive reviews.
However, I don't see where most of them are coming from. I don't normally leave bad reviews for things but unfortunately in this case I feel it's fair so other people know what they're getting into.
Heed the warnings about the overuse of adverbs. I normally don't pick at things like that but trust me when I say that they weren't nitpicking either. Every other sentence X said something succinctly. X admitted something quietly. Z shrugged noncommittally. It was overdone to the point of being annoying. There's nothing wrong with using "said" it's an invisble word that clues us in to who is talking, don't be afraid to just use said and show us that they're being succinct, miserable and quiet in their movement or words.
Also the POV shifts are grating. I don't mind POV shifting after major sections of text or from chapter to chapter, but this was POV shifts in between two sentences back to back to back. Made worse by the fact that the narrator doesn't do different voices for Ty or Zane.
Trying to work out who was who took me nearly half the book. Especially given how closely they resemble each despite their supposed "straight laced" and "slob" attire. (Which BTW changes to them both dressing nearly identical within a chapter or two and then switching styles in the last half of the book.) They also speak exactly like each other, which sounds a lot like 16 year old boys to me... but that's a whole other rant.
If they'd stuck to one POV for at least a single chapter it would help as well with all the "Zane did X Ty did Y" sentences because they could lay off using their name in each and every single sentence.
Additionally this book could be cut in half with simple edits. There's no need for a fight in the alley to last 15 minutes of reading time. None at all. I used the "30 seconds ahead" feature from the audible app numerous times to skip through several minutes of people talking in circles. There was one particular chapter of a victim and her POV that was completely unnecessary and the entire thing could've been cut.
And speaking of length and chapters... chapters being an hour long (numerous times) is also kind of ridiculous. Please find a breaking point so those of us who like to stop at the end of the chapter aren't pulling our hair out for some characters to repeat the same argument they've had 5 times already.
Basically, this could've been a good story, or in the very least a fun romance/erotica romp with the help of a good editor and re-write, but as it is I can't recommend it at all. I certainly don't think it's worth buying or a credit.
Finally, I have to add that I am getting very tired of the sexism and blatant misogyny flung at women in the M/M genre. Calling women bitches, using them/fridging them as props for the angst of your main male characters and blatantly disrespecting them by leaving your phone connected while screwing your boyfriend as she "yells angrily" is just old and tired. Women are not screeching bitter bitches there for entertainment. This is all the more frustrating by the fact that two women wrote this book! Don't get me wrong though, the sexism and misogyny was prevalent in Lanyon's books as well, though not quite as bad as what I saw here. Still, this is a problem for the M/M genre as a whole. So, please writers, men and women and anyone in-between please remember that women and any side characters in stories deserve just as much as thought and respect as your main characters.
Ty & Zane
Ty in the wall
He did OK, not the best narrator I've heard, but not bad either
I didn't exactly cry, but I was worried a few times
The whole part one was very hard for me to listen to, very little plot and unlikable characters. The only reason I continued to listen was the hope that some of the good writing from Volume 1 would eventually pop up. It did. It just took until part two for it to kick into gear. I enjoyed part two immensely. It had plenty of funny moments, tense moments and a plethora of hot scenes.
The Story was ok, but the author has never met a gay person. The story about the characters was poorly written. I have met and have gay friends, The author has only been told about gay people by someone that doesn't like them.
NO. The story wasn't that interesting, It could have been good. The author should have focused more on the investagation than the relationship.
This series is a standout, not only in the m/m genre but in romance as a whole. My only problem with the series is that the last few aren't available on Audible. No reader of romance can go wrong in buying every book in this series. Compelling relationship, intriguing mystery, excellent sex. Not sure what more I can ask for here.
I'm a 25 year old mum to my beautiful nearly 2 yr old daughter and i LOVE books , both reading and listening to them :D
i liked the tone and he did really well with the different characters voices
Forbidden F.B.I love and killer on the loose
really enjoyed the storyline and the sexy characters :D
If you are in to M/M romance book this is a series you absolutely can not miss! This is by far my favorite in the genre. The charaters comes to life in a way that you actually miss them when finished with the series. The storyline about two very different and at the same time similar FBI agents who becomes involved during their professional partnership are of course the main storyline throughout the entire series, but every book has its own well thought out plot with different cases they have to solve.
The writting is excellent and humorous. The narrator is also by far the best I have had the pleasure of listening to.
I have listened to all five available book and after that I had to know what happend in the latest two book, which have not been made available on audible as of yet but should not be missed even if you have to read the book the oldfasion way (or in this case as an e-book)
The love-hate dynamics between Ty and Zane.
None comes to mind.
Any scene of them alone in the hotel.
I find Ty and Zane the most fascinating.