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Boiling Point

Brooklyn Boys, Book 3
By: E. Davies
Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
Series: Brooklyn Boys, Book 3
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ricky

My double life is crumbling around me. Denying who I am isn’t fair on anyone: the girls I tried so hard to date, the guys I’m too afraid to flirt with, or my family who don’t know the truth. I’m afraid of coming out to my mom - but if I don’t, I’ll remain in fear that she’ll find out from someone else. I’m torn between expectation and truth, and I’m not sure I can keep hiding behind a cocky grin.

I’m not ready for the gorgeous guy who challenges me in my own diner. His every word turns me on, and I’m drawn to him like a moth to flame, but if I get so close that anyone finds out, we’re both going to end up burned.

Cedar

I’m too clumsy to hold onto anything good. Everything I touch breaks, and now I’m dependent on my ex’s good graces. He runs our urban gardening charity, and his dad pays my rent. I do the dirty work, which is all I’m good for: I dig holes and plant seeds. Standing up for myself feels impossible, so I start easy. At least, it was supposed to be.

The cocky cook who couldn’t crisp up my bacon sure crisped up my sausage. Everyone knows closeted guys are a risk, and I’m great at scaring people away. But Ricky gives me the strength to be me, and I can’t stop falling for him. Not even chipped Brooklyn sidewalks can stop true love blooming.

Boiling Point is book three in the Brooklyn Boys series, where good men find their happily ever afters in a hectic metropolis. It has an HEA and no cliffhanger. There will be awkward first times, cops at the door, hiding in thrift store racks, a trouble-making bouquet, a mama’s boy coming home, and an uncontrolled flame.

©2019 E. Davies (P)2019 E. Davies

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Narration and story exceeded my expectations!!

Narration and story exceeded my expectations!! I have a new cozy place in my heart where Ricky and Cedar live! Sweet, affirming, romantic and beautiful romance. I really enjoyed how this story developed from friendship, to lovers and soul-mates. Both men have challenges and i loved how they were there for each other. I loved the flow of the story and the development of their connection was so real.

Beautifully written and engaging story-line kept me reading all afternoon. I so enjoyed all the wonderful supporting characters that really help make this wonderful story.

Ricky and Cedar grow and change and become more of their true selves as you read about them falling in love. Reinventing yourself, finding yourself and accepting yourself are all very challenging endeavors. I loved their connection and the really special moments of awareness in this story.

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Another amazing story!

One of my favorite things about E. Davies books is they always make me happy and I fall in love with them everytime! Ricky and Cedar is no different. I just love their story. Then Nick J. Russo does an amazing job in bring these characters to life. I just fall in love all over again!

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Excellent narration!

I had previously read this book but hearing it narrated by Nick J Russo just made me wish I could add more stars to my review. He does a wonderful job acting out the feelings that Ricky and Cedar go through and all the different voices are awesome. A good narration like this takes a story to a whole new level. I felt like I was hearing the story for the first time. I really like how E Davies gives us a diverse set of characters in his books, always giving us a good story that warms the heart.

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This was another wonderful story in the Brooklyn Boys series. E. Davies does a wonderful job of incorporating so many different aspects of life into the stories. Ricky and Cedar will steal your heart right from the beginning and kept stealing it until the very end. Ricky has such a big heart and as he opens it up to Cedar you see him grow from an insecure individual to a more take charge and knows what he wants man. Cedar does his own growing in this story and learns that being a door mat is not what he wants out of life. It was great getting to see all of our Brooklyn friends and seeing Ricky and Cedar become a part of the regulars table. I can't wait for the next installment in this series because I know it will be great!

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Another wonderful novel in the Brooklyn Boys serie

Ed Davies has the uncanny ability to write marvelous characters. Men with a lot whole of insecurities, hang-ups, past and present hurt or life difficulties, but that manage to be strong and be themselves and live their best lives nonetheless.
This is the case for Cedar and Ricky, too.
Cedar, with a physical disability and and ex boyfriend and current co-worker who has latched onto it to control Cedar.
Ricky, the closeted cook who is afraid to rock his life by coming out to his family and friend.
When the two men meet, they seem to draw strength from the other to stand up for themselves and live up to their own expectations.
Nick J. Russo's narration is always a pleasure and adds another level of greatness to an already amazing book.

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Such an excellent book and narration

Another great addition to the Brooklyn Boys series. We met Ricky in book 2 when there was a failed hook up attempt and subsequent friendship with Adam. I was glad we got to see him again and come to terms with who he is. It was so hard for him to acknowledge his feelings, but Meeting Cedar and realizing that he is stronger than he thinks finds him happiness that he didn’t think possible. I loved watching Ricky navigate his orientation and Cedar break away from his awful ex. It was awesome connecting with all of the characters from the last 2 books as well.

I continue to love everything that E. Davies writes. The stories are so great and hopeful, and the writing is really lovely.

I read this a second time by listening to the audiobook, and it was awesome. Nick J. Russo's voice brought the characters life, and I found myself more invested in them listening to the passion and inflection in the voices. Fabulous book with an excellent narration.

I am voluntarily reviewing an ARC provided by the author

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Can't wait for the next.

Another great add to the series. Ricky and Cedar are so perfect and pull at the heart strings. Ricky is struggling with a lot and knows the next step is a big one that could change everything. Cedar doesn't think he is worth anything and a ex who is part of that thinking. Nick J. Russo narration is perfect for these characters, each feels different and their personalities pop. Sexy, sweet and full of self discovery that each reader can feel inspired by. Can't wait to hear more from him.

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Sweet story

Nick J. Russo does a great job bringing new personality to these sweet characters by a favorite author. There is a struggle for love between a man who was always told that love is wrong, and one who loves fast and deep.

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Love You for You

Ricky, the cook at Bubbles, is not out, and he is afraid to come out, especially to his mom. While he doesn't think he's ready to tell her about him, he ends up meeting Cedar over a plate of mis-cook meat at the diner. Cedar is a man struggling with a disability and self-doubt throughout the book. When these two meet, Ricky helps give Cedar the strength to be the man that he was meant to be.
I love all the books by E. Davies but this one has quickly become one of my favorites! It is so nice to see characters that are "physically flawed". As an individual that is physically handicapped, it is nice to see representation in books, and E. Davies is great at writing the perfectly-imperfect characters, and letting them get their happy ever after. This story is well written and entertaining. It was nice to see the previous couples from the series as well. Absolutely cannot recommend this book more! Such a good read for everyone!

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Cedar is my favorite!

Cedar is that character that you fall instantly in love with and want to bring home and surround him with all the caring and support he can stand while supporting his independence and choices. Ricky is one that is struggling to figure out exactly who he is and worries about how his family will support him. As these two forge a friendship then more, you will be pulled into their struggles and happiness so fast you won't realize it. Another incredibly touching and emotional story.

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Lovely

I loved this story. It is heartwarming, emotional, uplifting, and leaves you feeling content with how everything ends. I enjoyed the narration and getting to enjoy the story again. I love Ricky and how wonderful he is with/to Cedar. I appreciate how he supports him instead of doing everything for him or doubting that he can take care of himself. Great characters with wonderful stories