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Timing (Gay Romance) | [Mary Calmes]

Timing (Gay Romance)

Stefan Joss just can't win. Not only does he have to go to Texas in the middle of summer to be the man of honor in his best friend Charlotte's wedding, but he's expected to negotiate a million-dollar business deal at the same time. Worst of all, he’s thrown for a loop when he arrives to see the one man Charlotte promised wouldn’t be there: her brother, Rand Holloway.
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Publisher's Summary

Stefan Joss just can't win. Not only does he have to go to Texas in the middle of summer to be the man of honor in his best friend Charlotte's wedding, but he's expected to negotiate a million-dollar business deal at the same time. Worst of all, he’s thrown for a loop when he arrives to see the one man Charlotte promised wouldn’t be there: her brother, Rand Holloway. Stefan and Rand have been mortal enemies since the day they met, so Stefan is shocked when a temporary cease-fire sees the usual hostility replaced by instant chemistry.

Though leery of the unexpected feelings, Stefan is swayed by a sincere revelation from Rand, and he decides to give Rand a chance. But their budding romance is threatened when Stefan’s business deal goes wrong: the owner of the last ranch he needs to secure for the company is murdered. Stefan’s in for the surprise of his life as he finds himself in danger as well.

©2010 Mary Calmes (P)2010 Mary Calmes

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    Maadwoa 04-13-14
    Maadwoa 04-13-14 Member Since 2013

    Maadwoa

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    "Very Good story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Timing (Gay Romance) to be better than the print version?

    Yes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Sean Crisden. He does an incredible job with Mary Calmes' books.


    Which character – as performed by Sean Crisden – was your favorite?

    Rand


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Any scenes with Rand and Stefan.


    Any additional comments?

    Very good book, and an even better narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 03-14-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 03-14-13 Member Since 2012

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Uber Cutness and Totally Hotness!"

    I loved this. Wow... I was like this is like brokeback mt but not...ya know. I loved the characters, but the sister has to be a little flighty right? LOL..

    Great story and great smex...even with the drama thrown in.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Sheridan Rosewall Nanaimo BC, Canada 10-19-12
    Sheridan Rosewall Nanaimo BC, Canada 10-19-12 Member Since 2008

    Fire Witch

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    "Loved it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Timing (Gay Romance) to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print version


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Timing (Gay Romance)?

    The interplay between Stefan and Charlotte really works to boost the main story going on between Stefan and Rand.


    Have you listened to any of Sean Crisden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This one is great. Really like the narrator and his quirky sarcasm. I enjoyed the way he balances the characters with one another.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes..... and did!


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first book of Mary Calmes that I ever read, and it made me go look for the rest!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Fiona 10-19-12
    Fiona 10-19-12

    Happy Holidays

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    "It was no Warder Series"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    What could make this a 4 or 5 star listening experience? That's easy, if only it wasn't boring. And if the girl characters didn't sound like idiots and the main character seemed realistic, then sure. Let me just say that I bought this because I loved the Warder Series and I won't ask for my money back, because toward the middle, this book did get fun. but that didn't last long.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Not much was interesting. I did find some one liners that made me laugh out loud. The least interesting would have to be the girls. Geez they sounded stupid. Especially the best friend. The conflict was tepid at best.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The girl voices.


    What character would you cut from Timing (Gay Romance)?

    The best friend.


    Any additional comments?

    I will listen to stories from this author again, but I won't jump on them like I did the Warder Series. Those, I bought right away but these new ones, well, I'll be more careful. Her writing wasn't bad at all, and for that I am thankful. But the story just wasn't for me. Try the Warder Series. those were great, though the first few's narration was a bit... dry. I still liked them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CowboyLuver CA, United States 06-24-12
    CowboyLuver CA, United States 06-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Story"

    This was my first M/M romance and I have to say I really enjoyed it.

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    Paul David Florida 04-11-12
    Paul David Florida 04-11-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Wonderful Story"
    What did you love best about Timing (Gay Romance)?

    truth in romance


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sean Crisden???s performances?

    the narration was not the best, seemed rushed and inflections not composed well for the story at hand. The character Rand sounded like a black mandingo and not anything how my impression came to me. Charlotte sounded like a valley girl instead of a texan. Luckly the story was wonderful and would have been an a+ if not for the bad narration. But over all I enjoyed and will try other books by this author!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Watertown, NY, United States 03-05-12
    Sarah Watertown, NY, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2011

    CaptainJaneway

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    "A hot repeater"
    What did you love best about Timing (Gay Romance)?

    I absolutely loved the main character and the romance between him and his love interest. This is my first audio gay romance novel and I was not disappointed.


    What other book might you compare Timing (Gay Romance) to and why?

    A non supernatural non het of the Sookie Stackhouse series, perhaps.


    What about Sean Crisden’s performance did you like?

    Great voices. He was an absolute treat to listen to. Though, I have to wonder if reading the sex scenes made him giggle.


    Any additional comments?

    This audio book inspired me to buy it in paperback and the sequel. I am so hoping that they record the sequel for audible

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kirsten Duisburg, Germany 12-13-11
    Kirsten Duisburg, Germany 12-13-11

    chaoskir

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    "Very enjoyable"
    What made the experience of listening to Timing (Gay Romance) the most enjoyable?

    Actually three things:
    The exciting story
    The main characters and their behaviour
    The excellent narrator


    What did you like best about this story?

    Both of the main characters were strong characters and the narrator was able to carry this fact to the listener during the whole exciting great story


    What about Sean Crisden’s performance did you like?

    All?
    Well, he changed the voices for the several characters and they have been highly recognizing


    Who was the most memorable character of Timing (Gay Romance) and why?

    The both main characters because they both have a memorable personality


    Any additional comments?

    I'll listen to this audiobook again. That says all I guess

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sho Sunaga Fairfield, CA, United States 10-30-11
    Sho Sunaga Fairfield, CA, United States 10-30-11 Member Since 2010

    Love Star Trek

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    "Good romance"

    I bought this book because it had high marks and low price on Audible. I have to say the voice for Rand just sounded like the guy had a bad case of cold but everything else was really nice. I like the sweet story from the beginning to end. A really easy read about a nice gay guy and a really hot straight (or not so straight) guy. To tell the truth it read like a yaoi manga than an American m-m. And there is a sequel, but unfortunately no audio version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kyle Wake Village, TX, United States 10-15-11
    kyle Wake Village, TX, United States 10-15-11 Member Since 2011
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    couldn't stop listning till it was over... So glad i spent the money on this book. cant wait to find more like it.. it would be nice if mary would make this a series...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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