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Peter never thought things would get so tough that he'd need to give out sensual massages in secret in order to make ends meet. He's a kindergarten teacher, and a good one who loves his job. But being a sensual masseuse by night, hot as it may be, is not exactly his dream. All he wants is a nice quiet life and the love of a great guy, a family, and someone who will love him from the heart and accept him without judgment. But when the school slashes his hours in half and no other jobs are available, the opportunity to give sensual massages to men under a secret name seems like the best way out of his current situation at least for now.

Chip is a tough, macho, blue collar, police detective whose ex has just died. He is also a dedicated loving single father to a 5-year-old son. In a town like Las Vegas, he thinks he'll never meet anyone who is ready to start a family. He has had his fair share of flakes and liars in his life but when he finally met his son's favorite kindergarten teacher, probably the hottest guy he'd seen in years, his hope is lifted. He just knows, this is the one. Has he finally met someone who is honest and won't hide things from him?

©2016 Jamie Lake (P)2016 Jamie Lake

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Not Horrid - Too Many Issues To List

So, I'll keep them lower so as not to spoil anything - but this WILL contain some spoilers. This may sound like I'm being overly harsh to the writer or the reader - but that's not my intent - both people still have written and read more books than I have, so...

The reader - I'm not sure how else to describe it but the waiver in the voice at different parts either made me laugh, or made me feel really uncomfortable. That may just be personal preference - but... yeah. It doesn't sound right to me.

For the writer - I'm trying to figure out what the obsession with ice cream is - but... I can tell you, it will be a long time before I have a craving for ice cream again. I kept wondering if Pete and Chip should be Ben and Jerry...

*Spoilers Below*

I'm not trying to be overly picky - but I find a lot of things pretty tough... The timeline - at one point I lost the timeline, and by the time Chip was talking about "really wanting something long term" I thought it had been longer? But then when he finally admits to Chip his night-job - he tells Chip it's only been a week - which means he's known Chip less than that - and... it seems... fast. They are gay men, not lesbians.

Chip is a horrible police officer. First, his comments and disdain for any sex worker shows a horrid lack of empathy - I know there is a little more that comes later - but... He keeps (and Peter too) calling it "a mistake." Chip's harsh comments initially, and then both of them repeating that this "choice was a mistake" was a little off-putting. I felt like it would cycle more around to what Peter's talk with the reporter ended up being - but even after that - he and Chip keep saying "mistake." I guess I don't get why this was a mistake. The OTHER reason Chip is a horrible police officer is after Pete get's his text message with the cryptic "help," Chip suggests he go back and investigate his apartment alone? It would seem that someone like Chip would have wanted to go over and see if he could help.

I can KIND of buy that he didn't - but when Peter calls and tells him the door has been smashed in - and Chip's response is "I'm sure everything is fine - maybe it was the wind."
what....?

This is someone else's story - not mine - but I think initially, the angle it started with - that a school teacher has a LOT of passion for the work they do - and thus, may have to find a side hustle was great! But so quickly, rather than coming from a power place - of "I have no shame in what I do at night, and I do that because I love what I do in the day," I think would have been stronger. We have a person who had such conviction, they refused to compromise who they were and what they wanted out of life and walked away from all-but-assured success. But... Then he spends half the book lamenting that he should have just stayed in the closet and not been a teacher. Really? Those are two different people. Someone that would walk away with that conviction may have that rattle around here and there - but it wouldn't be the constant narrative.

I think the biggest issue is the city setting... The fact that this takes place in Vegas... Just made it too unbelievable that anyone would have cared he gave naked massages. I'm certain there are a fair bunch of teachers during the day that are pole dancers at night IRL... And I mean, other than Tony's set up - I only remember two people he gave a massage to (from the initial ad). I just can't imagine the people of Vegas getting bent out of shape - especially if it came out that he'd actually had only 2 clients in his "whirlwind downfall into prostitution."

There are several other points along the way I was like, "Ummm..." but that's natural - the ones above are my biggest issues that I can remember.

All that being said - I can think of 5 or 6 of the sex scenes in the book that I will have spinning in my head for quite a while (in a good way) and even the way the reader read it - I was very electrified. I just wish in a 15-hour book, I'd have more than a couple of moments, and nearly no "lesson" or "tender sweetness" to latch onto. Sex is fine. I like stories that surprise me. I think if there had been more focus on first - that maybe "some types of sex-work - really aren't that bad" and that teachers are underpaid and willing to do so much just to continue teaching would have left some real power on top of a fun erotic adventure story.

Oh... One last thing. I don't care if a story expressly states whether or not the people having sex used protection - but I HATE when it's called out like it was at the first - in a "he really knew he should use some protection, but the moment was so hot, he couldn't wait and just had to have it in him..." kind of thing? No. Yes, many of us have been there - but there's no reason to make it sound so common. I find it to be irresponsible writing, making it sound like "oh everybody does it - because when it IS hot enough - it's ok.." It's not. Again - just my POV.

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not the best

Talbot has only two voices for male adults. Makes it hard to distinguish who is talking. Main character voice is whiny. Editing issues in book 3.
The story is ok but again the main character has no back bone and is whiny and sounds like he is in kindergarten and not as the teacher sometimes.
All and all not the best.

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The performance was not good

The storyline was good, but the performance was terrible that guy sounds like a pervert. He seems like you better watch your kids around him.

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Last half hour of books were Great

Worth the listen, like with most main guy was just Stupid. Don't understand how you think teaching jobs can pay rent.

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didn't meet my expectations

I want to say this is my opinion, i'm sure others will enjoy this book. It just wasn't my cup of tea.
I'm also writing this in 2020 and this series was originally published in 2014/2015 my expectations have evolved since this time.

I wanted to love this story, the blurb held real promise, i was expecting something along the lines of a kindergarten teacher who, on the edge of financial disaster, decides to moonlight as a "happy ending" masseur, then in typical Rom Com timing, meets the single, devoted and of course smokin' hot dad of one of his students.... this isn't what I got. The overall story is just lacking in substance and never really came together, I wasn't a fan of Chip and Peter's character felt like a contradiction and not completely developed. ... i'm also not a fan of unprotected sex - especially from someone who should know better.

I'm a bit on the fence with the narration. There are differences in the characters voices and the intonations are OK and work to bring life to the characters, but the narration speed was all wrong. I'm not a fan of speeding up audiobooks, nuances in the performance have a tendency to get lost, but the native speed of this book felt like I was walking through molasses. Speeding it up to 1.25 times the normal speed helped but i suggest LISTENING TO THE SAMPLE FIRST and pay particular attention to the speed.

<I obtained this book via Audiobooks Unleashed in exchange for an unbiased review.>

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such a disappointment

I asked for this book and did receive it for free in exchange for an honest review. Well my reviev isn't the very best. I was so disappointed by this book. I don't like spoilers but in this case I feel that some warning is warranted. This book is full of blackmail and at least 2 people who are just awful and disgusting. While Chip is sweet and I really liked him with Peter, these other guys just kept messing things up. I got so disgusted with it all that I stopped the book at chapter 30. So be aware of these issues and plots when you purchase this book. I will say that from what I've read the writing was good and the narrator did a nice job.

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Awful

The main character is a sick young man. with no self control. I hated him and couldn't find any redeeming qualities in Peter. Just awful storyline.

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Promising Premise That Simply Doesn’t Deliver

Jamie Lake’s Bad Bay: Naughty at Night series begins with a promising premise. Unfortunately that premise simply doesn’t hold up.

My overall rating is clearly influenced by a personal antipathy for cliff hanging endings to individual novels in a series. In this case, if the listener doesn’t begin with the complete 5 book series, each audiobook would have to be obtained individually to make any sense out of what’s happening.

By the time I finished listening to the fifth book in the series, I was completely done with Peter, one of the main characters, and his self pity.

Until the final book in the series, James Talbot’s narration is excellent. By the final book Talbot’s voice sounded as if even he was as frustrated by it all as I was.

Bottom Line: A lot of hours spent listening with the very little satisfaction.

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Perhaps a short story

Repetition without character development is the major flaw in this work. The protagonist, Peter, is unbelievably fickle and immature. His mental conflicts are repeated over and over but he gets no insight. The author makes many grammatical and syntactical errors scattered among the malapropisms. In short, the suspension of disbelief necessary to enjoy fiction is made impossible by the writer's incompetence. The narrator does his best to give life to the redundant comic book text. This book is perhaps believable to high school students, but not anyone who has experience of real life. In any event, with all the repetitions removed, this work might make a short story for a rainy afternoon.

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It was ok

I couldn't listen to more than maybe 3 chapters of this audible. I thought the narrator had a terrible boring voice. You could barely tell the difference between which character was talking as there really was no difference on the voices James used. Guess I will have to buy the book and actually read it myself but was hoping to have a nice long story to listen to while I'm at work but not with this narrator.