"Coming home from work to find my boyfriend banging our hairy, married landlord - in our bed - was bad enough. Discovering Jamie had also cleaned out my bank accounts made it officially the worst day of my life. I think I can be forgiven for wanting revenge, even if a few little laws (and possibly Jamie's nose) got bent in the process.
"Fortunately, the law is on my side in the form of my oldest friend, Tony Gervase. I've tried to deny my attraction to the sexy trooper for years. After all, he made it clear long ago that he wasn't interested in me that way. But if the hot encounter in his kitchen is any indication, he is now. At least the day is ending a whole lot better than it began....
"But the morning after, the Jamie situation goes from bad to seriously messed up. The jerk's in more trouble than I could have imagined. And as it turns out, I don't know Tony as well as I thought I did, either."
©2012 L.B. Gregg (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Goodreads reviewer and blogger... also dentist and wife/mom when I get the time!
I think I would have liked this better on my Kindle and rated it a solid 4 stars instead of 3.5 stars. This was my first audiobook and I'm not completely sold on it. Most of my friends loved this narration. I think the narrator did a great job except for the voice of Tony, which kiiiillllleeeeddd me. He sounded like a constipated Tony Soprano, and I couldn't feel much for him as a character because I hated the voice so much.
This book had many things that I like. It was funny, it was paced well, and it had a lot of action. It confirmed that L.B. Gregg is an author to watch for me. However, I didn't like how the romance part of the book went down. I didn't really get why either of them didn't make a move until now, and I certainly didn't feel the love from them. I wanted more development of their romantic relationship. Also, Mark, who I thought was really funny and endearing, bordered on too-stupid-to-live some of the time. I honestly thought he was going to get his butt killed for most of the story. Silly man.
I would say that yes, the majority of the time I spent listening to this book was worth it. Why? Because it had a good blend of a strong male who wasn't DOMineering.
That Mark saved his sorry ex. The least interesting were some of the accents.
I enjoy accents, just not this one...it was like I enjoyed some of the accent but then there were times when I was just like 'uh no'.
Reminded me that I need to make sure I KNOW who I am dealing with.
Yes. I read this story a couple of years ago when it was entitled "Gobsmacked". It was the first story I read by Mrs. Gregg and I enjoyed it so much, I purchased others. I never could have imagined the characterizations in my head as interpreted by the narrator.
It was hilarious and I could see myself reacting in many of the same ways as Mark. The bible incident at the church had me guffawing out loud. Good thing I was at home alone and not at work while listening.
This was the first book that I actually listened to that Mr. Gunn narrated, but not the first one I purchased. I love his narrative skills. He has a way with accents and he emotes very well. I hope to hear a lot more from him.
Completely Gobsmacked would do it justice. It describes perfectly the emotions Mark felt during the horrific chain of events before his HEA.
Hurry and release the rest of the series!
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
This is a great m/m romance... the whole gobsmacked with the bible was too funny!! I really enjoyed the story and the relationship between Mark and Tony... well worth a buy or credit...
Narration was pretty good... I am fan of Gunn after listening to Try and Tempt by Ella Frank... this is his older work b/c Gunn has gotten way better.. so kudos to Gunn!
I loved the sarcastic humor of the story. The MCs are very endearing. The narrator was really great as Mark, not as great as Tony, but still good. The story was OK, about average as a predicable romance, could have been better.
Mark, easily Mark. He made me laugh out loud.
Yes I did
I really enjoyed this book in the audio format. Strangely this is one of those rare occasions where I don't think I would have liked the printed version better. The narrator was funny as hell and I found myself laughing out loud. So fair warning if you listen to it in public.
This was a new to me author, so I had low to no expectations going into this, since it was such a bargain! This book made me a fan. It's short and fun. I thought the narrator was great. I loved his Italian cop, Tony, and he perfectly captured the loveble but maddening nature of Mark. I definitely recommend it if you're looking for a good m/m romance.
I will have to read the print to see if I do'''''
The funny fight*s Mark is funny''''
''''''Laugh '''' for sure Mark is a pill ,,,,,and the hairy landlord to funny ''''
Love the start of the story - laughed out loud - and loved the Way u Can almost feel marks rage and his desciptions of his cheating boyfriends lover. U just know that he is not seing things clearly because he is almost irrational with anger. Liked the love story too - the story could have been expanded and that is my only complain - things are happening Way to fast with almost no Build up.
It's in my M/M romances to be listened to again category.
I really like Mark. He gets mad, does without thinking, and then figures out how to fix his mistakes, without wallowing in too much self-recrimination. I enjoyed his sense of justice which in real life most of us would only fantasize. I know I've had relationships end where I would have loved to hurt them as much as I was.
It's a toss up between the church scene and Mark trying to be quiet after crawling into Tony's pantry.
Mark - for the reason mentioned above.
I chose this book because of a recommendation to try Shannon Gunn reading L.B. Gregg. I am glad I did.
I consider it a repeat. One I can listen to over and over.
The church scene for one, but also towards the end when Mark was following his ex.
Love narrators that can bring the characters to life. Very well done, Mr. Gunn
Since I listen to audio while commuting, no. This one took a couple of days.
This one is my favorite of the series. Had some serious LOL moments.
"A quirky turmoil of issues and the past catches up"
It was good but no, I wouldn't listen to it again as there's many more titles that want to be heard.
Mark (the protagonist) because he can be quite funny and reckless, which is an interesting combo.
I liked how some parts where there's a funny remark that he takes the effort to make it so.
I have to proclaim that I enjoyed this Men of Smithfields book compared to Men of Smithfields: Seth and David. This book had a story that was explored. Behaviour that is more realistic to the characters and it didn't close of issues in the plot in a quick scene. I was dreading to listen to this because of my previous listen but I'm glad I did.
"This book had me in stitches from start to finish!"
At the moment easily in the top 5
Marks character, he was funny, impulsive and sexy as hell & i just love his act now think later attitude through the book
Shannon Gunn really bought all the characters to life, an amazing job especially with this story
I laughed a lot listening to this book, yes i was the crazy lady on the train & walking down the road laughing to herself, but it was so worth it!
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