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  • The Keys for Love

  • By: Wendi Sotis
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

In this sweet, Pride and Prejudice-inspired, novella-length romance, William Darcy has finally torn himself away from work to join his sister at their vacation house in the Florida Keys. There, he meets his sister's new friend, Elizabeth Bennet, the housesitter staying next door.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lighthearted and Sweet

  • By SandyH on 06-12-14

The names are familiar but NOT the plot.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-15

*** First a disclaimer - I was given a free copy of this in audio-book format in exchange for an impartial and honest review. I've NOT fulfilled my part of that agreement in that I've not finished this. I realized before minute 10 that it was just not for me. But I persevered until the 75 minute mark (Well past the half-way point) hoping that I'd like it better as it progressed before deciding to give up that hope.***

I was first interested in this when I read that it was a Pride & Prejudiced inspired romance. Other than the names, I was disappointed to see very little P&P inspired story-line here.

Will Darcy, the young, workaholic head of NYC based Darcy Corp ( why not Pemberly Corp?) is first attracted to house-sitter Lizzie's looks when he sees her topless in the Florida keys. Catherine de Bourgh is a gold-digging socialite (and worse). Charlotte Lucas is Will's assistant. The Reynolds work for Darcy and are not related to Lizzie. Lizzie is affluent and a successful self published romance author. Georgiana knows Lizzie before Darcy does. No curmudgeonly Papa Bennet. No flibbertigibbet Mama Bennet. No purse-proud Sir William, no plutocratically pious Reverend Collins, and nary a Bennet sister in sight. No refused marriage proposals and not a word of entailments. The way that Mr. Collins and Lady De Bourgh were presented snuffed my last interest in this update.

I've rated it two stars and it does merit that as far as I can tell. The writer is capable and there are no annoying structural errors and, the plot does hold together without seeming pretentious or contrived. However, I'm not much of a straight romance fan and the absence of the conflict that I was expecting - Lizzie's real motivations for disliking Darcy (and the other significant P&P plot points) made this less than satisfying.

I do like some romances but have never understood the fascination with those that tend toward the Harlequin. For me, this seemed one of those.

  • Linemates

  • By: D K Dunn
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Life is going pretty well for Derek LaVigne. He's playing professional hockey in Los Angeles where hockey is barely on the radar, and this allows him to live in relative anonymity. Derek's world is tilted on its axis when he's traded to the Detroit Wheels. Not only is this one of the top teams in the National Hockey League, he'll also be playing in a city that lives and breathes hockey. It sounds like a dream come true, but soon enough it becomes clear it isn't.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Teammates, linemates, roommates even mates

  • By Havan_IronOak on 11-30-15

Teammates, linemates, roommates even mates

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-15

Derek and Trevor were two hockey players who played so well as juniors that their Team Canada won the Gold Medal at the World Junior Championship and they both went on to the NHL.

Of course, that night after they won the gold they slept together but in the morning when Derek awoke he was alone. Trevor's gay panic and abandonment left a deeply wounded Derek. It's now 5 years later. Derek is playing hockey in L.A. and has been able to explore his sexuality a bit because hockey isn't really on anyone's radar out there.

But he's been traded to the league leading Detroit team where Trevor is playing (and dating the local weather girl). Detroit's coach wants to "reunite the wonder twins" but in a city where hockey players are famous, how will Derek deal with finding his place on this much better team, resolve his issues with his old flame and still be true to himself?

D.K. Dunn has done a great job here. The story is compelling, the hockey details are spot on, the Michigan setting is exactly right (even down to a casual mention of Euchre) and the two guys seem realistic and both are sympathetically drawn. This is one of the best M/M sports centered books I've encountered.

However don't go into this expecting anything too steamy. No one even gets laid in the first 15 chapters. This is a sweet tale of coming-out and redemption and of re-establishing a relationship that was ended prematurely. But don't ever forget, this is also a hockey story. The MC's may be athletes but with all the scrapes and bruises and brittle machismo attitudes that the sport is known for.

Michael Pauley does the narration here and does a great job of voicing Derek from whose POV the story is told. He gets the attitude as well and the pacing during key sports scenes works really well.

*** Note: I received a copy of this audiobook for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest and impartial review ***

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  • The Mating of Michael

  • By: Eli Easton
  • Narrated by: Michael Stellman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326

Everyone admires Michael Lamont for being a nurse, but his part-time work as a gay sex surrogate not only raises eyebrows, it's cost him relationships. Michael is small, beautiful, and dedicated to working with people who need him. But what he really wants is a love of his own. He spends most of his time reading science fiction, especially books written by his favorite author and long-time crush, the mysteriously reclusive J.C. Guise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Equal parts sweet, funny, sexy, and touching.

  • By JC on 07-18-15

Good story ineptly named

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-15

Just finished listening to Michael Stellman's audio-book reading of Eli Easton's The Mating of Michael. His seems to be the perfect voice to narrate a story about these two young men.

I've been curious about this book since I first heard raves about it in a couple of of my GoodReads discussion groups. When the audio-book version became available for review I jumped at it. I didn't know much about the plot but I had heard that the title was a bit misleading. This is NOT some bad M/M shifter story. Instead it's the story of a Michael, a young man who's compassion and empathy are his defining features. He mostly works as a home health nurse but also does some work as a sex surrogate when he can get it. It's a work that he's uniquely qualified for and from the moment we meet him visiting his young burn patient, we begin to see sex surrogacy in terms of compassion and therapy instead of as some lascivious activity.

When Michael meets James Galloway, the real world man behind J.C. Guise, Michael's favorite sci-fi author at a book signing and discovers that the young man is confined to a wheel chair, Michael's empathy goes into overdrive and he's immediately smitten. While listening to Michael's struggles to overcome the trust issues that James has, I was continually impressed by the development of the secondary characters. Their development adds a depth to the story that make it rise above just a simple cookie cutter romance.

But then again "The course of true love never did run smooth." and soon we're so wrapped up in Michael's campaign to overcome James's reluctance to trust that when Michael elects to NOT disclose his "shameful secret" - his sex surrogacy work" it's perfectly understandable but it as with any truth concealed it sets up the grounds for future trouble. For me as an older reader, Michael's decision to conceal his "shameful secret" resonated in a story about a gay man in a time when many young gay men don't really appreciate the constrictions of a mental closet."

Overall, I'd recommend this to anyone who's looking for a good sweet M/M romance and Michael Stellman does a great job of rendering it as an audio-book. The narrator opts to just skillfully read the written material and doesn't try to "perform" it which eliminates my usual criticism about men trying to fake women's voices.

I do have two negative observations about the story but they are both relatively minor. First, "Where are the fathers in Ms. Easton's world? Neither main character had one." The book is written by a woman and both main characters are at least in touch with their feminine sides a bit. The story may have gained some additional depth if at least one typical heterosexual male attitude was present. Second, "Titles are NOT this authors forte. At first look "The Mating of Michael" sounded like bad shifter fiction and the story itself it included a science fiction work "Sentimental Cyanide" in which the title didn't seem to match its subject all that well either."

*** Note: I received a copy of this audiobook for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest and impartial review ***

  • Making Nice

  • By: Elizah J. Davis
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Twins Blake and Bianca Dunlap have always been there for each other, ready to lend support and make sacrifices. Blake can't imagine a bigger sacrifice than getting along with Bianca's fiancé, Matt. Matt turns out to be more than the meathead Blake had dismissed him as, but Matt's best friend, Ryan Everett, is a different story. Ryan seems intent on being an insufferable jerk as often as possible. The fact that Blake is undeniably attracted to Ryan only makes the whole situation more annoying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sweet Story...

  • By Donald on 12-01-15

Twin sis weds and twin brother beds - the best man

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-15

Blake and Bianca Dunlap are fraternal twins and have been pretty much inseparable but Bianca has met and fallen for Matt and they are now engaged. Blake has been given orders to "Make Nice" with Matt and get to know him. Blake attends a poker night with Matt and a few of his buddies. Matt and Blake get along well enough, but Matt's best friend (and soon to be best man) Ryan is another matter. Blake and Ryan share a prickly dislike leavened by attraction for each other that confuses them both and bodes poorly for their getting along until the wedding.

Ryan is a bit unevolved. Honest but sometimes oblivious, Ryan is a bit of a player who doesn't think in terms of relationships.

Beautiful Blake is used to being courted, but is at his core full of self doubt, and still very injured from an earlier relationship.

The two secretly agree to yield to the sexual attraction and to at least get along for the sake of the others but neither expects to become as fond of the other as they do.

Can the two overcome their pasts and their initial reactions to form a more lasting bond? Read the book and find out.

Since Pride & Prejudice I've been a sucker for tales where initial dislike turns to love. This works. when it does, because the characters learn more about each other and begin to find endearing the very qualities that initially irritated. In this tale we learn as well and it works to some degree, though I would have liked to learn more about Ryan's backstory.

This type of tale can be difficult to pull off but the author here is mostly successful and the tale is an enjoyable one, if a bit slow in spots.

Michael Ferraiuolo ably narrates the audio-book and has the perfect voice for Blake. His Ryan is OK as well and the womens' voices are ably done.

This type of tale may not be everyone's cuppa tea but the author does a nice job and really develops a great family dynamic with Blake and Bianca's family. We meet their mother and father and all their siblings and even a few of their nieces and nephews. And all of the adults are developed a bit more than is usual. I just wish that we knew a bit more of Ryan's family so that the contrast would have been greater still.

*** Note: I received a copy of this audio-book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest and impartial review ***

  • Best Chance

  • More than Friends, Book 6
  • By: Aria Grace
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

Vinnie is happy as a bartender at Ray's and not looking for anything serious to complicate things. He has great friends and a simple life. When Chance comes into his bar, he brings more than just memories of the summer they spent together in high school.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Best Chance

  • By Stacy Thompson on 02-25-18

Sometimes your second chance is your Best Chance

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-15

Two guys, Vinnie and Chance who'd fooled around one summer when they were in high school meet up again after 8 years. Chance is a widower with a kid. Chance's marriage had been falling apart before the kid due to his innate but unaccepted homosexuality. Vinnie is a bartender that's never met anyone who's measured up to his high school lover.

When they get back together after all that time it's like Kismet. Chance is finally willing to admit who he really is and Vinnie is thrilled to get a second chance at Chance but an almost laughable miscommunication derails their relationship.

While I liked the characters and enjoyed their dynamic together, the trite miscommunication that provides the main dramatic tension was ridiculous. I hate it when TV writers over-use this "If only they'd talk" style of tension to seemingly endlessly delay the reveal and the happy ending. In print it's even worse.

The story is satisfying and has several charming scenes that make it a worthwhile read but I do wish more art and thought had gone into the construction of a more reasonable main plot line conflict.

Michael Ferraiuolo does a good job in his narration giving distinctive voices to the various characters and he even manages to keep his women's and children's voices from reaching a level that bothered me.

*** Note: I received a copy of this audio book for free in exchange for an honest and impartial review as part of a GoodReads M/M Romance groups Don't Buy My Love event***

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  • Creature Feature

  • By: Mary Calmes, Poppy Dennison
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gelder
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

"Diagnosis: Wolf by Poppy Dennison" Thanks to his good-for-nothing brother, Andrew Hughes is up to his eyeballs in debt and needs a job fast. When a nursing position opens up in Myerson, Arizona, Andrew has no choice but to take it, despite a warning about how difficult a patient Caleb DiMartino can be. Andrew can deal with a little trouble-but Caleb's strange family, the armed guards, and the unknown cause of Caleb's mysterious illness may be beyond his skill set.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 2 awesome stories in 1 book!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 08-29-14

Two books in one!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-15

The first is Diagnosis Wolf by Poppy Dennison.

Andrew, a male nurse with an almost constant inner monologue that often escapes into an outer monologue is an appealing character and his role as a nurse makes for a sympathetic insta-relationship with Caleb, the seriously ill scion of a powerful and wealthy shifter family.

Andrew's early naming of Scowly and Scowlier was quite fun as are a good number of his musings. Though it does seem odd that an established and wealthy family of shifters wouldn't have a doctor on-call... or a shaman/medicine woman, or maybe a vet!

This tale doesn't expand upon or use much shifter lore, and its attempt at the thriller aspects of the story were only tepid and the romance parts weren't particularly well motivated.

Dennison's tale felt a bit perfunctory, like a rounding the bases after an out of the park home run. Sure it touches all the bases but doesn't feel very in-depth or exciting. No new insights, no characters that we identify with and/or really grow to care about, but a satisfactory way to spend some time.

In this tale Jeff Gelder's narration felt like it could have been practiced more. His voice was appealing enough, and for the most part, his narration was good if not great, but at several spots throughout the story I felt myself pulled out of the tale by thoughts like "I'd have read that differently."

Landslide by Mary Calmes is the second piece.

Landslide is in some ways the opposite of its companion piece. The tale is chock full of lore related to demons like Cael, the protagonist's employer. It's also refreshing to see a protagonist that's not a perfect physical specimen. Though this one's told in first person with ex-marine Frank as the protagonist/narrator, its really Cael, the incubus demon that I identified with most strongly. Both Frank and the demon do get a bit more character development than in the first tale and I connected more strongly with the romance as a result.

In Landslide, Gelder's narration felt more natural. The first person perspective and the more plentiful dialogue may have helped. There were still instances of odd emphasis and timing but it seemed less jarring than in the first piece. Of course it may just have been familiarity.

Co-incidentally, both stories are set in Arizona. Who knew that that state was such a hotbed of paranormal characters?

  • Dark Horse

  • Dark Horse Series
  • By: Kate Sherwood
  • Narrated by: Peter B. Brooke
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Dan thinks about just driving, leaving the whole mess behind. He's got enough money. He could just arrange to get his stuff and his horse shipped to wherever he's going. Taking off is what he used to do when things got to be too much, and it worked pretty well, really.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Pleasant Experience...

  • By Donald on 10-02-14

An M/M/M story that exceeds sex as sport

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-15

I first read Dark Horse in in its print format in February of 2014 and at the time I gave it 5 stars. Now, more than a year later, I've listened to the audio version and feel that the audiobook version is great as well.

In some parts the audiobook format made the story new again and it worked even better than before. I generally have a problem with male narrators "doing" female voices and that happens in a number of spots in this tale. Yet, narrator, Peter B. Brooke gives credible and distinctive voices and accents to so many of the characters that inhabit this tale, that amid the accents and characterizations, I pretty much got past my initial difficulties.

Oftentimes a M/M story involving more than two main characters devolves into a long, sometimes repetitive smut-fest but that's not the case in this tale. The sex is certainly one of the motivating factors in this story. All three main characters are well envisioned and complete characters in themselves and that depth adds to the strength of their mutual attraction. The supporting characters are also well developed and they bring their own appeal to the overall tale. Finally the setting, the world of eventing and the horses and people that inhabit it, are well researched and presented and much much more than mere details to add variety to some cookie-cutter m/m/m fantasy.

By all means, I'd recommend this story to any fans of M/M fiction, particularly those that enjoy a well crafted story with well developed characters; Characters motivated by the baggage that they bring and the events we see and not just some two dimensional constructs inhabiting a fantasy.

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  • Being True

  • By: Jacob Z Flores
  • Narrated by: Mark Westfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Truman L. Cobbler has not had an easy life. It's bad enough people say he looks like Donkey from Shrek. He also suffered the death of his policeman father and his mother's remarriage to a professional swindler, who cost them everything. Now dirt poor, they live in the barrio of San Antonio, Texas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A famous gay theme, which of course I enjoyed

  • By Lifesavr on 06-18-15

Anti-bullying story both enhanced and diminished

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The book is told in first person. Yet, the writer's style is better as an omniscient third person narrator. The word choice and phrasing and the many many verbal flourishes don't seem as credible coming from a high school senior.

If you’ve listened to books by Jacob Z Flores before, how does this one compare?

I was actually much more comfortable with his phrasing in When Love Takes Over. Of course the excesses of Provincetown are a great camouflage for a bit over overwrought writing.

Which scene was your favorite?

The protagonists are so young that their physical shows of affection are very muted. The epilogue gives us a great chance to see them in a more erotic, less public time.

Any additional comments?

Listening to a book aloud sometimes highlights the awkwardness of the phrasings and this book has several examples of that, for example "cars' horns blared" sounds much more awkward than "car horns blared" whereas I'd probably not have noticed if I were reading rather than listening.

Narrator Mark Westfield does a commendable job with the narration here giving each character their own "voice" and deftly handling the varying levels of accents some of the Latino characters have. The women's voices are rendered as distinct without taking on the grating falsetto quality so often given them by male narrators. Also there are some special effects of sorts including speeches muffled by shoulders or made hollow by microphones that are well rendered.

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  • Snow Globe

  • By: LE Franks
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Kris Hamilton escaped the rat race in LA to live his dream of owning an art studio and making snow globes in a Christmas-themed town in northern Minnesota. But life in a tiny town isn't as peaceful as advertised, and being treated like an outsider is making Kris’s Tourette's flare up. When he inadvertently offends Tyr Tollefson - a beautiful blond giant of a man - Kris is ready to chuck it all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cute but I had issues

  • By Heather on 12-10-14

A sweet Hallmark Christmas tale

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-14

What about Dave Gillies’s performance did you like?

Dave Gillies narrates this in a sweet and distinctive Scottish voice that I first thought odd for a tale of an LA transplant living in Northern Minnesota but it worked really well for me. Perhaps its nostalgic memories of my Scottish relatives telling tales around the holidays but the "touch of peat" added a charming quality to the story that kept it squarely in "Hallmark card" arena.

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

At just under an hour, this book is ideal for a one-sitting experience.

Any additional comments?

Kris Hamilton is an LA transplant to Minnesota, and a snow globe artist with an odd form of Tourette's that causes him to spout streams of synonyms when overexcited rather than epithets. (Perhaps in his case it should be called Roget's Syndrome) Kris is obviously and openly gay, yet, he's chosen to relocate to a small town in Northern Minnesota with a year round Christmas theme that he thinks will complement his artistic specialty. And while the locals welcome additional tourists and the increased revenue that Kris's shop brings, they have a hard time setting aside their small-minded, small town bigotry.

One of the locals Tyr Tollefson, is also gay, though covertly so, and he's got all that he can handle in caring for Eddie, his sick uncle, and Bun, Eddie's developmentally disabled daughter who has never really gotten beyond her six year old-like belief in Santa.

Encountering Bun and Eddie for the first time triggers one of Kris's episodes and Tyr catches Kris at the exact worst moment. Can the two overcome their initial meeting and embrace the attraction both men feel? To find out, you'll just have to explore this charming story for yourself.

As previously mentioned this tale is narrated by Dave Gillies in a sweet and distinctive Scottish voice that adds an unexpected level of charm to this Hallmark card of a Christmas story. And as with any good Hallmark card, there are bittersweet moments that may call for a tear or two but one can rest assured that in the end it all comes right.

  • Ethan in Gold

  • By: Amy Lane
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Evan Costa learned from a very early age that there was no such thing as unconditional love and that it was better to settle for what you could get instead of expecting the world to give you what you need. As Ethan, porn model for Johnnies, he gets exactly what he wants - comradeship and physical contact on trade -and he is perfectly satisfied with that. He's sure of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reviewed for Prism Book Alliance

  • By Caroline on 07-07-14

"Good-Touching" story of porn star/molested child

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-14

Would you listen to Ethan in Gold again? Why?

At 10 hours and 46 minutes this is currently one of the longest audio-books in my library but is consistently interesting and will probably be re-read at least annually over the next few years. At its heart this is a feel-good story of a guy who's healing.

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

Sean Crisden who does his usual commendable job of differentiating the large cast of male voices and manages to portray women's voices without the teeth-grating sweetness that some narrators use. But for me his portrayal of Kane is my favorite.

If you could take any character from Ethan in Gold out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Hell take em all. They'd be a hoot!

Any additional comments?

Evan Costa disclosed to his mother at 5 years old that he'd been molested and while his mother got him the therapy he needed, she was forever changed. Their traditional Italian family became a frigid no-touching zone and Ethan's damage became the entire family's damage. At eighteen, away at college, and driven by his overwhelming need for human contact, Evan becomes Ethan, a porn star with Johnnies, where he can get the human contact he needs... though the "forbidden" nature of the business causes him shame, perhaps adding to the residue from his earlier experience.

Two years into his "career", when Ethan meets Jonah Stevens the two are drawn together. Yet how can Ethan confess to, or expect Jonah to accept, what he does for a living? Adding to this drama are Jonah's own problems with separated parents and a sister with a terminal illness.

Yes, everyone has their problems and Amy Lane's characters more than most and yet for the most part this is a story of good people managing through trying times. This is the third in the series so it should be no surprise by now that for the most part, all parties get their happy endings. As the third part of the series, there are no real surprises but we do get to discover some details that weren't apparent before, gain some additional perspectives, and we get to spend time with the friends we made in earlier books.

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