After a year of picking up the pieces of his shattered life, former US marshal Micah Beasley takes a job as bodyguard for a spoiled rich kid who can't leave his house. It's supposed to be a cupcake assignment. He just needs to get back in the game. What could possibly go wrong?
Brilliant and incredibly talented, Christopher (Kit) Auberon wears tragedy as a second skin. Kit is all that's left of a powerful family. Seemingly forgotten, he's spent his entire life in seclusion at the family estate, and he likes it that way. He's free to play his games and create worlds without ever having to set foot in the real one.
Kit's past is anything but forgotten. When death threats become real threats, Micah and Kit are forced to put their differences aside to discover who wants Kit dead.
But there are monsters in Kit's closet that should never be disturbed.
Warning: Dark subject. Violence. The usual stuff.
©2015 Mercy Celeste (P)2017 Mercy Celeste
I really liked Kit and his view of the world from his tower. I didnt dislike the other MC but just didnt love him either. And i think the narrator may detract from the story.I cant really put my finger on it because he isnt bad at all - i just dont feel him somehow. Some parts he is very good at like the computer voice part, but other parts kind of need more feeling. The suspense part of the story is good and not at all black and white because Kit is a difficult troubled person with a lot of psychological issues both due to his autism and the trauma and he does not react like other people. It is a long story and i kept thinking it was over (suspence resolved and so on) but discovered that there were about an hour left. It is not a bad listen all in all and if u enjoy suspence M/m Hea u will like it. Maybe reading it would be better but it can be listened to, too.
I would put it in the top third. A very interesting story about a young man who is traumatized as a child when his parents are killed in front of him and he is kidnapped. As an adult, he is agoraphobic and won't leave his suite of rooms. When he feels threatened in his own house by a break-in he hires a bodyguard who has problems of his own with PTSD. Their first meeting doesn't go well but they manage to come to an understanding. I had a bit of a complaint that their relationship seemed to overshadow the mystery in the first half of the book but it finally started coming together in the second half and by the end all questions were answered satisfactorily.
At first I wasn't too sure about the narrator but as the story went on and I could hear the difference in the voices that he did for the characters I ended up really enjoying the narration.
I have really enjoyed the books I've read by Mercy Celeste. I hope that she goes on to have her Southern Scrimmage series done in audio also.
Love a good mystery with broken characters coming together to help heal each other. The story of Christopher and his battle with his unique autism issues. Mercy Celeste is always a delight. She has such a great imagination and control of her characters when traveling through the obstacles her creative mind sets for them to tackle. This audio version was just as enjoyable as the printed. I was excited to see one of my favorite authors releasing on audio. I hope she releases more
When Christopher had his big "episode" and had to be put in an isolated room. How Micha was able to pull Christopher out of his "darkness". Beautiful
Yes, only one. TJ Klune's "How To Be a Normal Person". I LOVED both performances but it took me a little while to drop Gus (one of my favorite all time characters) out of my mind. Derrick's voice is very distinct but he does a wonderful job.
Yes and I believe I did.
As I said I love Mercy Celeste and hope she releases more of her work on Audible.
Love listening to great stories matched well to the right narrators.
This one was different storie , I really enjoyed it. It was very different with an exellent narration , very sexy and it held my attention.
loved the story and I liked the author but I did feel that it could have ended a lot sooner. There was so much drama when they tried to wrap everything up that I was completely confused and felt like I needed a pencil and paper because of all the characters that were involved. I would definitely call this a soap opera mixed with a little bit of everything. There was suspense, crime solving, and some romance on the side. Overall it was a great but like I said but I couldn't do it all in one sitting. You definitely have to take a break from the book to try to get your mind back focused on it.
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