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Buzz

The Riley Brothers, Book 1
By: E. Davies
Narrated by: Michael Pauley
Series: The Riley Brothers, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (225 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"I'm walking away from that dream."

At 23, an undiagnosed heart condition sends pro hockey player Cameron Riley back to his hometown newly single and looking for work. Cam can't hide his past - especially when his heart racing is a big risk, and boy, does his new boss's nephew make his heart race. Noah's exactly the kind of guy Cam needs after his hellish ex.

Art curator Noah Clark is glad his beekeeping uncle hired this hunk. Cameron is a sweet, smart bad boy. Noah works hard, like organizing a hockey-themed art exhibition, and he wants to let himself love hard. Noah's busy life would be perfect with Cameron, but what's his new lover hiding?

Pitting Cam's budding relationship with sweet Noah against millions of bucks, Cam is offered a lot of money to abandon his new priorities: life, love, and family. The game of their lives is on the line. And after all's said and done, is it too late for Noah to forgive Cam for his partial truths?

Buzz is a steamy, standalone gay romance novel with a happily ever after ending and no cliffhanger.

©2015 E. Davies (P)2017 E. Davies

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I adore Michael Pauley!!

I adore Michael Pauley and he narrates Buzz perfectly. He brings Cam and Noah perfectly to life and I hope we get a chance to hear more of The Riley Brothers series narrated by him.

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Amazing

The greatness of this book, the series in fact, cannot be stated with enough adjectives.

Noah's soft heart and acceptance allow for a heartbroken Cameron to find a place of space in a world that is spinning off its axis.

From the first meeting to the last scene you feel the blossoming of love expressed in the between words. Those words and thoughts we keep to ourselves out of fear that they will not be welcomed.

Art curator and a forced retired hockey player navigate the landscape keeping each other in their sights, tethering one to the other and all that comes from it is beautiful.

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Buzz

This book was good. Nothing truly note worthy. The Story between Cam and Noah is just a cute romance with no angst or Drama. Which is kind of nice. Sometimes you just need a sweet story to read and this would be it. I’ve read the book and the series before and they get better as the books go along.
Listening to the Audio of this book was a nice way to spend a few hours! Michael Pauley did a good job narrating this one. His voice is really nice to listen to and he does a good job keeping all the voices separate and putting enough emotion into them when needed.

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An unusually cute m/m sports romance

Buzz is actually an unusually cute m/m sports romance. Why? Because generally when an athlete is forced to leave his chosen sport as Cameron was, he takes another sports-related job like coaching. So to see Cameron go into beekeeping made it a rather unique storyline. As someone who grew up in the part of the Florida Panhandle where Tupelo Honey is harvested, I have a healthy appreciation for bees and their keepers and found that aspect of the story to be quite lovely.

While I'm not an artist and don't have artistic bone in my body, I appreciated Noah's passion for art and wanted to hunt down the board member(s) who were making his job more difficult than it should have been. Granted, I loved the idea of the hockey-themed art installation at the arena and wanted to see it come to fruition. The description of the metal sculpture that Cam's brother made for the show was spectacular and made all of Noah's hard work worth it.

The relationship between the two men was an enjoyable one. They were well matched and despite some speedbumps and a major (but understandable) omission on Cameron's part, their relationship progressed quite nicely. While their attraction was obvious from the beginning, they took their time getting to know one another before they had sex. And their sexy times were steamy, especially the last one in the book.

While I enjoyed Michael Pauley's narration and thought he did a nice job in bringing Cam, Noah, and the others to life, I enjoy his romantic suspense and thriller performances more. Pauley has an edge to his voice that heightens the intensity and suspense in a scene. As Cam had a couple of confrontational moments in the book, Pauley's edge elevated those scenes.

The sports. The romance. The bees. The Riley Brothers. I'll certainly keep my eye out for future installments in the series to be released to audio as I was definitely entertained and would love to hear Jackson find his forever with Chase.

NOTE: I listened to this title via Audible's Romance Package.

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heartwarming story

glad rhey put this book on audio. hope they put the next books out soon

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Good story. Good narration.

This is one of those instances when the narration really adds something to the books. The story was a nice gentle romance. Not entirely satisfied with the ending, but there is more so I hope the next book can wrap up a few questions.

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pleasant. Feels unfinished

I liked Noah and Cam. Despite the stress of Cam’s heart issue, it’s a low stress tale of boy meets boy, boy likes boy & vice versa. They’re pleasant people living their lives.

Why not 5 stars?
- I was confused by the opening scene. It set me up to think Cam had a stalker or Noah was dreaming but it’s an out of sequence view of a scene we see later from Cam’s POV. I think it would have worked better in place.

- Nothing really challenges them being a couple so when one of them thinks about how they* had gone through so much together, it didn’t ring true. (*it was clearly they as in multiple people, not they as in neither he/her as seen earlier in the book)

- There are POV scenes from Jackson but no subplot worthy of needing a POV scene. There was nothing we saw from his perspective that needed to come from him instead of Cam or Noah, so it was an odd choice to feature 2 of the 3 brothers as POV characters.

Nothing about the story or characters was upsetting beyond the frustration of Cam’s wasted potential. It was pleasant. It kicked along at a decent pace. If you want a gay friendly, sexy read with minimal upset, here you go!

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Look forward to more, but there were a few things.

I enjoyed "Buzz" and plan to continue the series. I adored Noah and loved his creativity as an artist. I found it was easy to connect with him. Cameron was a little more of a challenge for me. I didn't understand why he kept secrets from Noah, especially when he had the chance over and over to tell him the truth. I loved the bees!! I smiled so much in those scenes! I also loved Cameron's family and am interested to know more about his brothers, BUT I will say, it was confusing to be thrown into the brother's minds sometimes. Since it was written in third person, it was hard to keep track of who's mind I was in, and I ended up backtracking at least 3 different times to figure it out. But other than that, I enjoyed this story and look forward to more.

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Fun read

Noah is my favorite, and his interest in Cam is sweet. Performance was magnificent! Good book.

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A sweet romance

I love Cameron and Noah. They are such a cute couple and I love their chemistry. They are sweet and are so in sync that it’s not even funny. I love their story and the way that they are there for each other for everything and anything that comes up. Michael did an amazing job with this story. I can’t wait for more of these guys.

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This book really got me buzzing!!

I love Ed’s work, especially the Riley Brothers series, then add in Micheal Pauley’s narrative and you got 5 stars right there. An absolutely brilliant, light hearted listen with some smoking hot bedroom action! Defiantly with a credit!