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  • Bone to Pick

  • By: TA Moore
  • Narrated by: Michael Fell
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Cloister Witte is a man with a dark past and a cute dog. He’s happy to talk about the dog all day, but after growing up in the shadow of a missing brother, a deadbeat dad, and a criminal stepfather, he’d rather leave the past back in Montana. These days, he’s a K-9 officer in the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and pays a tithe to his ghosts by doing what no one was able to do for his brother - find the missing and bring them home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Mystery

  • By Diane on 08-05-18

Excellent ebook and audiobook

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

This is a wonderful mystery, suspense story. The lead characters are gay men but are not romantic in nature so there is sex but no romance. The ending us satisfactory but not necessarily an HEA. These just aren’t that kind of men.
Cloister Witte is a deputy sheriff and a K9 handler. He has a tragedy in his past that he doesn’t like to talk about but it does affect him and his job. He also has the strangest first name. Thanks, Mom. The dog Cloister is partnered with, Bourneville, is a seriously important character in the story. I loved the way she was written.
FBI Special Agent Javi Merlo has the hots for Deputy Witte but it’s all about the sex, not a relationship. I do believe both men would like to take this farther but are so damaged they can’t quite do that.
Cloister and Javi are initially searching for a missing boy but the case widens to include a number of victims over a span of years. The mystery of who is responsible and why is so cleverly written I didn’t figure it out until it was revealed.
I would love to read more about Javi and Cloister so I hope there will be another story about them.
I listened to the audiobook and also read the ebook. The narrator was excellent and the book was really well written.

  • Dog Days

  • By: TA Moore
  • Narrated by: Derrick McClain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37

The world ends not with a bang, but with a downpour. People rally at first - organizing aid drops and evacuating populations - but the weather is only getting worse. In Durham, mild-mannered academic Danny Fennick has battened down to sit out the storm. He grew up in the Scottish Highlands, so he’s seen harsh winters before. Besides, he has an advantage. He’s a werewolf. Or, to be precise, a were-dog. Less impressive, but still useful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a gem!

  • By SassiKassi on 02-18-18

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

Dog Days is a different kind of shifter story. It is creative but not exactly what you might expect.
There is very little romance or love in it and the characters are not endearing to the reader. Nevertheless, it is a story that holds the reader’s attention as all kinds of weather phenomenon pass through the plot. Centered on old tales and ancient history, it is quite properly read in the audiobook version by a narrator who has a Scottish accent. Sometimes his accent is so think it can be a little bit hard to understand, so I was glad I had both the pdf and the audio versions to follow along with at the same time.
There is a difference between werewolves and weredogs, as is brought up in the story. I really didn’t understand if there was or was not an attraction between Jack and Danny, but it didn’t seem to matter much. Also the weather didn’t really make a large difference to the story. The plot is a little bit slow and the ending was unexpected and not particularly satisfying. The book is well written and well researched, though. I recommend it for those who love historical fiction.

  • Sol's Solstice

  • New Beginnings, Book 1
  • By: Leona Windwalker
  • Narrated by: Matt Standley
  • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Sol is used to flying under his family's radar, unless focusing unwanted attention away from his more outgoing, older twin. The day comes when he pays a steep price for attempting to shield his brother. Running for his life, he is nearly run down by a car driven by Seth. Can Seth help Sol find his way back from the darkness?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sol's Solstice

  • By Gabrielle on 12-29-18

Good story, narration not as enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Don’t be fooled by the bucolic cover depicting a beautiful small town street. This is an angst-filled novel about a dangerously mentally ill woman and her husband, and the crimes the commit against their twin sons in the name of a religious cult.
Sol and Ben are twins but Ben is the more outgoing son while Sol is a more timid soul. As their mother’s psychological illness progresses over the years the boys are shunted to foster homes. Sol’s situations are usually more bizarre and dangerous than Ben’s and eventually Sol ages out of the system and finds himself on the streets. He is kidnapped by members of the church that his father attends and locked up. One night he escapes and is found in a pitiful state by a wealthy young man named Sean who takes him home.
Ben has landed in better circumstances but is separated from Sol. Sol must continuously hide from the cult and somehow they keep tracking him down, despite the efforts of Sean to protect him. Ben, Sol, and Sean are all gay but their lives are very different.
This is a dark, twisted plot but has an HEA so it is worth reading as a romance. So, the book earns 4 stars as a novel. I listened to the audio book and that’s where my review takes a bit of a dive. I did not care for the narrator. His pace slow as if he is reading to a child, and the character voices were odd. This is not my favorite audio book but the story is interesting enough for me to remain attentive to the end.

  • How to Save a Life

  • Howl at the Moon
  • By: Eli Easton
  • Narrated by: Matthew Shaw
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Rav Miller looked into the terrified, intelligent eyes of the chocolate Labrador on death row, and knew he’d do anything to save him. When the dog, Sammy, escapes and heads to Mad Creek, Rav follows. Mad Creek. The town had become legendary in Rav’s mind after he’d met that bizarre group last year. Rav dismissed his crazy suspicions back then, but when he arrives in Mad Creek, he knows it’s true. Dog shifters exist, and apparently they all live in the California mountains. It’s enough to blow a bad boy’s mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series! ❤

  • By Belen on 01-25-18

Brilliant book, beautifully narrated

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

How to Save a Life is the fourth book in my favorite series, Howl at the Moon by Eli Easton. The entire series is brilliant and this book adds or exceeds to the enjoyment of all of them. I do need to advise readers that it is best to read them in order, but that is definitely no hardship. I read the ebook and listened to the audio book. That is my favorite way to enjoy a book – reading while being read to. Especially with an excellent narrator such as we have here.
Sammy is a wonderful character. He’s a chocolate lab who has had some traumatic experiences (brace yourself for a bit of dog abuse, but it’s important to the story). When he becomes one of the quickened (dogs who suddenly find themselves able to transform into a human) he retains the memory of what he did and, more importantly, what he thinks he didn’t do in his life as a dog. Sammy has low self esteem, due primarily to the fact that he wasn’t able to save some of the people who were important to him.
Sammy winds up in a kill shelter but right before his due date with euthanasia he is rescued by Rav and taken to a no-kill shelter. Rav is an interesting character. He’s 100% human, if you’re wondering. He’s also a privileged young man masquerading as a bad boy biker. When he realized how unprincipled his family business is he walked away and tried to make up for the wrongs he and his family have committed by rescuing dogs. There’s a lot more to it than that, but read the book to find out.
Sammy escapes and makes his way to Mad Creek, the town full of quickened dog/humans in the California mountains. The catch is, through the wonders of technology, Rav, who suspects something odd about Sammy, follows him. Lots of characters reappear in the story, so again, it’s best to read this series in order. You’ll love all of the books so don’t think that’s going to be a problem.
This could be the final book in the series but I suspect it is not. So whose story is next?

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  • How to Wish Upon a Star

  • Howl at the Moon, Book 3
  • By: Eli Easton
  • Narrated by: Matthew Shaw
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

Dr. Jason Kunik is working on the most earth-shattering genetics project ever: DNA mapping of a new species, the quickened - dogs who can shift into human form. The problem is, no one knows the quickened exist, and Jason can't betray them by publishing his studies. When he moves to Mad Creek to continue his research in a town full of quickened, all he wants is peace, quiet, and to be allowed to bury himself in his work. Perhaps if he figures out how the mutation is activated, he can silence his own inner dog forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic !

  • By Texan2 on 08-30-16

A charming story in my favorite series

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

Howl at the Moon is my favorite series, so I looked forward to reading this particular book so much. In fact, I read it as well as listend to it in audio format. Great narrator, which enhanced my enjoyment.
How to Wish Upon a Star gets a little more into the magic behind how the dogs become human shifters. That question isn't definitively answered but now we've got someone working on it. That expands the question to include can we trust Jason? After all, one of the most important rules in this world is secrecy, and having a town of shifters in the middle of plenty of regular (non-shifting, non-knowing) people is going to remain difficult.
One of the funniest aspects of the series `is when the newly quickened (recently converted shifters) retain many of their dogish habits, such as peeing in public, barking, rubbing on each other in greeting, etc. Also, each dog/man continues to have some of the characteristics of his or her breed, which is both entertaining and endearing.
I loved the pairing in this book of the science-minded geneticist Jason with the comfort service dog Milo, both of them in their human forms since Jason refuses initially to shift. When he does, it cements the book with a place in my heart.
A wonderful story.

  • The Heart of Texas

  • Texas Series, Book 1
  • By: RJ Scott
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

Riley Hayes, the playboy of the Hayes family, is a young man who seems to have it all: money, a career he loves, and his pick of beautiful women. His father, CEO of HayesOil, passes control of the corporation to his two sons; but a stipulation is attached to Riley's portion. Concerned about Riley's lack of maturity, his father requires that Riley 'marry and stay married for one year to someone he loves'. Angered by the requirement, Riley seeks a means of bypassing his father's stipulation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Irritable Cowboy + Hot Metrosexual = true love!

  • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 03-01-17

Outstanding book and audiobook

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

The Heart of Texas certainly struck a chord with my own Texas heart. This romance has it all: enemies to lovers, a murder mystery, a dysfunctional oil-rich family, and so much more.
Jack is the middle son of a good family that has been wronged almost to bankruptcy. The Campbells have a history with the Hayes that is not good, but they are hanging on by their fingernails to their horse ranch. There is a lot to uncover in a past generation but it is all shrouded in secrets, dirty abuse of power, and so much hate.
Riley is the middle child of a very dysfunctional family of a billionaire. Riley works so hard but his contributions to the family business is overlooked and he seems to be hated by his own father. When his father begins to divide up the business among his three children the oldest, Jeff, walks away with most of the shares, leaving Riley to scramble to fulfill a ridiculous demand of his father. He must marry for love and stay married for one year. To everyone’s astonishment he proposes to Jack, with a secret cash bargain and contract .
The plot is layered with good and evil, secrets and lies, on the way to several HEAs. Loved it and couldn’t put it down.
I read the e-book and later listened to the audiobook version. Sean Crisden is a masterful narrator and brought every character to life with great individuality.

  • The Rancher's Son

  • Montana Series, Book 2
  • By: RJ Scott
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

When he wakes up in the hospital, the victim of a brutal beating, John Doe has no memory of who he is or who hurt him. The cops can find nothing to identify him and he can't remember anything to help...except the name Ethan and one recurring place from his dreams. Two words, and they're not much, but it's a start: Crooked Tree. What neither man can know is that facing the very real demons of the past could destroy any kind of future they may have together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular audiobook

  • By Becky C on 07-04-17

Spectacular audiobook

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

The Rancher's Son is the second book in RJ Scott's Montana series. It picks up pretty much right after the end of book one, Crooked Tree Ranch, but with a much different tone. While the first book in the series was relatively light, with plenty of humor and only a bit of angst, this book takes a much, much darker turn into missing people, death, cops and lost memories.

Ethan is a police officer in Missoula, Montana, but he is the oldest son of one of the owners of the Crooked Tree Ranch. Ethan's younger brother Justin went missing 12 years ago, along with his best friend, Adam, the youngest son of one of the other ranch owners. The two teenagers just *poof* disappeared one day after going for a swim in a lake. Ethan has never stopped looking for Justin and Adam, wanting to know what happened, if they are still alive and if they are, what is keeping them from coming home.

When Ethan finds Adam, badly beaten and suffering from almost total amnesia in a Chicago hospital, it doesn't answer the question about what happened to Justin 12 years ago, but it does open a door to Ethan's quest to find his brother. Or does it? Without his memory, can Adam help Ethan solve the puzzle?

Ethan takes Adam home to Crooked Tree Ranch. During the long drive home, tiny pieces of Adam's memory come back back, disjointed and sometimes as part of nightmares, but the question of why Adam and Justin left is left a mystery. Meanwhile, Ethan and Adam try to rekindle a love born to them when they were just teenagers. It's hard to make that happen when there is such a gaping black hole in Adam's memories and so much time has elapsed, with each man having had many experiences that did not include the other.

Back at Crooked Tree Ranch, long-buried family secrets surface as well as the secrets of what may have happened to Justin and Adam to keep them from returning home. Many of these secrets are dreadful memories and a few very good ones. This is a brilliantly crafted story and not all parts of the mysteries that abound at the ranch are resolved by the end, but enough is revealed to have more than one HEA. There is a huge twist in the final pages to leave the reader more than eager for the next book in the series.

I suppose you could read this book as a stand-alone, but I don't recommend it. The background on the ranch and the families is built in the first book, and The Rancher's Son would be less of a story without that context. Do yourself a favor and buy both books and then marathon-read them. You may lose a little sleep because they are almost impossible to put down once you've begun to immerse yourself in the lives and loves of the people at Crooked Tree Ranch. Totally worth it. I mean, what's not to love about cowboys, SEALs and cops all in one book?

I'm adding a bit to the review after listening to the audiobook version. This was spectacular! The narrator, Sean Crisden, is one of the best voice actors on an audiobook. Most of the characters are men, making it a trick to distinguish different voices, but Mr. Crisden does an exemplary job of it. Each voice matches the character to which it is assigned. Well done.

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  • Deviations: Submission

  • By: Chris Owen, Jodi Payne
  • Narrated by: Maxx Power
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Tobias is a skilled Dom, able to bring even the most hesitant submissive around. Noah is a man in need of just that. He wants to sub badly but has yet to find someone he believes can take him where he needs to go. Through a series of encounters in the world of bondage and discipline, Noah reveals why he has trouble trusting, why he needs such a firm, steady hand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An outstanding performance

  • By susana on 07-17-17

A favorite BDSM romance

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

First review, July 29, 2011:
This book is as much a psychological study as it is an erotic novel. Gentlemanly Master Tobias has as many insecurities and worries about his role as a Dom as does sweet Noah about his continuing role as a sub. Tobias is a highly skilled Dom but has been without a sub for a while. The breakup with his previous slave Phantom, while affectionate, was very painful for both Tobias and Phantom. Noah has suffered at the hands of a Dom who failed to protect him and another Dom who abused him. They are brought together by a mutual friend and see something in each other worth tentatively pursuing.
This is an excellent book. I highly recommend it!

Second review, February 12, 2017 after rereading the book:
On his 41st birthday. Dr. Tobias Vincent, a wealthy large animal vet, makes an appointment for dinner at the BDSM club he used to visit regularly. His best friend Bradford owns the club and is happy to see Tobias. The rest of the club is full of gossip about why Tobias is there and where he has been for the past year or so.
Tobias is a very toppy Dom, confident, well trained, and demanding. He has played with many subs over the years but had a long-term D/s relationship with a sub named Phantom. In fact, at one point Phan was Tobias’ slave, a bond that suited both men very well until…well, until it didn’t. The breaking of their contract, while mutually agreed upon was painful for both men and Tobias has been without a regular sub since then.
Noah is a police officer and a sub. His friends and coworkers know he is gay but do not know about his submissive nature, and he prefers to keep it that way. He is a cop, after all. Noah is lost in his quest for true submission, which to Noah means a peaceful stillness in his mind and body, caused by giving someone he trusts complete control of everything outside of his career. He has been abandoned by one Dom and abused by another, making trust a difficult goal. Noah has begun to doubt that he will ever find the right Dom. Bradford thinks the two men would make a good pairing and introduces them. When Tobias finds out Noah refuses to use safewords he realizes Noah has a huge problem that will make submission impossible and will cause Noah to “break” before he finds his headspace in submission. Tobias believes he is the right Dom to take Noah on this journey, but is he? Will Tobias have to change, too?
Together, at first very tentatively, Tobias and Noah embark on a journey that will take Noah to his submissive boundaries and beyond, and will take Tobias back in time to see if he needed to take a different path to Domination, especially with Phantom, and now with Noah. As we watch both men grow and change, their reasons for actions and reactions are usually well thought out and at least explained to the reader. Then things go wrong, painful truths are revealed and solutions tested.
This review is written after my second read of the book, six years after the first. An amazing book, beautifully written and read with great pleasure. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to explore a mm romance based on a BDSM lifestyle.

Additional review after listening to the audiobook: The narrator did a great job. I have to admit the voices he used for the characters did not match how I imagined them, but that's common when listening to a book you've already read. Still a favorite BDSM romance.

  • A Second Harvest

  • By: Eli Easton
  • Narrated by: Will Tulin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

When his best friend overdoses, Christie resolves to take a break from the city. He heads to a small house in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to rest, recoup, and reflect. But life in the country is boring despite glimpses of the hunky silver fox next door. When Christie's creativity latches onto cooking, he decides to approach his widower neighbor with a plan to share meals and grocery expenses. David agrees, and soon the odd couple finds they really enjoy spending time together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really touching older MC story, ok narration

  • By Morgan A Skye on 08-06-17

Wonderful story of two older gay men finding love

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

Reviewed: 06-20-17

e-book review, June, 2016: David is a Mennonite farmer who has lived his life as he was expected to do. The son of a stern father he inherited the farm when he was 18 years old and his father died suddenly. He married Susan and fathered two children, Joe and Amy, who are now in college. When Susan died three years ago David continued doing what he had always done, but alone and lonely. He didn’t even realize how unfulfilling his life had become and how broken he was because of it. He just continued every day, every week, every month, every year, keeping on keeping on. Until Christie came into his life.
Christie is a New York graphic designer, a gay man who loves going to clubs with his friends on weekends. When his best friend and roommate Kyle falls in love with and marries Billy Christy realizes how unsatisfactory his life really is and how much he wants a relationship with someone he loves and who loves him in return. Hookups and anonymous sex just don’t do it for him anymore. When his aunt dies and leaves him a small farm he goes there to look over the property with the intention of selling it. Until he meets his neighbor.
David has leased some of the land that is now Christie’s so he goes over to meet Christie and see if this is an arrangement he wants to continue. Kitchen accidents that burn a batch of cookies at Christie’s house and a TV dinner at David’s lead them to a plan to share groceries and for Christie, who loves to cook, to prepare occasional meals for both of them. It’s a plan of convenience. Until it develops into something more.
David is a man on the Kinsey scale (which he has never heard of). He has always had an interest in men but hid it from everyone because his family and church declared it a sin. When he begins to have feelings for Christie those interests begin to make themselves known and he realizes that in order to be happy he needs to acknowledge who he is, even if it’s in secret. Christie is as gay as a rainbow banner but he is willing to allow David to find himself. It scares Christie because he’s afraid that any minute David will dive back into his closeted life and leave Christie heartbroken.
This is the story of two mature men – David is 41 and Christie is 30 – as they discover what each really wants in life and have to decide what part the other will play in it. David’s children, his farm, and his church are strong barriers to finding their HEA and he knows he is going to have to give up something that means a lot to him in order to be with Christie. Eli Easton writes the angst this causes David and Christie in a heart wringing manner that culminates in tragedy that opens everyone’s eyes. The main characters and the secondary characters are so well written you feel like you actually know these people and will miss them when the story ends. This is the first in a new series, Men of Lancaster County, and I’m eager to see who is featured next and where the series takes us. Eli Easton remains one of my favorite authors and this book is a beautiful example of why.
Addendum: June 20, 2017, I've finished the audiobook version and fell in love with this book and the characters all over again. The narrator, Will Tulin, does a very good job with this book. My only complaint is there is not much varation in voices, which at times made it difficult to follow who was speaking. He did add inflection and emotion to his reading, though, and that was very pleasant.

  • Bonfires

  • By: Amy Lane
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Ten years ago Sheriff's Deputy Aaron George lost his wife and moved to Colton, hoping growing up in a small town would be better for his children. He's gotten to know his community, including Mr. Larkin, the bouncy, funny science teacher. But when Larx is dragged unwillingly into administration, he stops coaching the track team and starts running alone. Aaron - who thought life began and ended with his kids - is distracted by a glistening chest and a principal running on a dangerous road.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rating...

  • By Smitten with Reading on 07-26-17

Outstanding from any perspective

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

Reviewed: 06-16-17

I used to wish there were more books about middle-aged people falling in love, but then Amy Lane wrote Bonfires and this one is so good I’m not sure the trope can be duplicated or improved upon.
Aaron is a deputy sheriff, possibly someday the town’s sheriff, if things go to plan. He was married and the father of two daughters and one son. His wife died 10 years ago and Aaron begins exploring his bisexuality when Larx comes into his life. He’s known Larx for a long time but not this way. Aaron has focused on raising his children and doing his job, after moving to a small town where he feels they will grow up safer.
Larx, whose real first name is a secret for most of the book, for good reason, was also married and the father of two daughters. He and his wife divorced, and she plays almost no role in his life or in this book. He is the reluctant but excellent principal of the small town high school. He is also bisexual, and, like Aaron, is approaching 50. When Aaron and Larx’s lives intersect a lot is going on, including love, children, a murder, two boys kissing publically at the annual bonfire, homophobic town people, and a stabbing. It’s a lot to deal with, but Larx is so good at handling everything he’s almost too perfect. But then, that’s what the town and his family needs – a good man.
Larx and Aaron are not out to everyone initially but we get there eventually, and that’s another good thing. The teenagers in the story, including Larx’s, Aaron’s, and the student body at Larx’s school, are exemplary kids. A girl whose mother is a piece of work is caught up in a terrible tragedy that is never completely resolved, but a catastrophe this child goes through could not be resolved quickly or at all.
I enjoyed listening to this story on audiobook as well as reading along in ebook format. That’s my favorite way to enjoy books, two media at once. The narrator, Nick J. Russo, has also been the audiobook reader for several other MM romances I’ve enjoyed, so I was sure this was going to be a perfect reading. And it was. Sorting different voices for the men as well as realistically covering the female voices is a talent that Mr. Russo handles extremely well.
Highly recommended in any format you may choose to enjoy.

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