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Thomas Walsh knows the number-one rule in the film industry: Don't get involved with the talent. But resisting the urge to take the big screen to the bedroom can be hell when the lead actor on the set looks good enough to eat...one slow lick at a time. 

Peter Erickson's latest role as a gay man hits a little too close to home. He's still in the closet and secretly grieving the death of his lover. Then an enchanting production assistant catches his eye, and he's surprised by the instant attraction that stirs more than his wounded soul. When the two men are caught on camera in a very intimate pose, both Thomas and Peter are afraid they've caught a tiger by the tail.

©2020 Gabbi Grey (P)2021 Gabbi Grey

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A sizzling insta love romance!

I am not usually a fan of insta love, but I loved the sizzling and instant attraction between Peter and Thomas.

There was definitely a pull between them from the beginning and I liked seeing their relationship evolve.

Michael Dean was the perfect narrator choice for this one.

His audio delivery and narration was smooth, flawless and enjoyable.

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This was my first time reading this author and I really enjoyed it. I thought the plot was interesting and I loved all the characters. I thought the 2 MCs had great chemistry.

I did think it was super short. It could of been expanded so much to show more of their relationship grow. I did feel like there was instalove that was bit extreme but they were adorable and I loved them together and thought they had believable instant chemistry. I just wanted more. If this were expanded into a longer book and there was a natural build to the relationship it has the potential to be a 5 star read cause I do love these 2 men together and the plot. It's very sweet.

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I was given a free audio copy from the author and the GRR arc team for review

Michael Dean is fabulous as always. His voice is so fantastic and he brings the story to life. He expressed all the emotions well and did all the characters voices. Even the female voices were great.

The story was just as great the 2nd time. Also, now I know there is a second book so it makes me feel better about this one being cut short but I'm leaving my rating the same seeing I was asked just to rate this content alone but I highly recommend reading Soltise Surprise. It is a 5 star read.

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A super sweet romance

I’m always surprised by the different take I get when I listen to a book compared to when I read it. I’m going to start with the narration, Michael Dean is a fantastic choice for this book. He has great voices and emotes brilliantly. I truly felt the emotions of the characters as he spoke.

My thoughts when I read the book was “How sweet” and I got that from listening too, but I also felt a bit more of the anxiety of what it must be like for Thomas and Peter as closeted men. Coming out didn’t turn out to be a choice for them, however I was so impressed that they owned up to the fact that yes, they were indeed gay (even if it started out not being 100% completely honest). That they were in their particular industry was helpful I think in embracing who they are.

Thomas… man, he really has some stuff that he’s holding DEEP inside. He’s so sweet and hard working, ambitious and loyal but, yeah, his stuff definitely affects how he goes about his relationships. And by that I mean ALL of his relationships. The way he is with his mother, father and sister absolutely breaks my heart. I think that Peter went a long way in helping him start to heal.

Peter, he’s also got some heartbreaking stuff that drives him. Actors must be some of the hardest working people there are. To be successful in the craft they have to be so dedicated and Peter really is. He’s made it to the top and is working with the A-listers. When he’s blind-sided by a change in the script, he does what any actor of his caliber would do… he says bring it! It was nice to see him get to play the role even while I think it challenged him to be in a more freeing, true to life(ish) role. And there are some freeing *snickers* and challenging parts to be played for sure!

I really enjoyed watching them go from convenient but on the DL to friends to fake boyfriends to finding a once in a life time love that made me so happy for their HEA. Plus, I once again have the insane desire for orange and licorice ice cream.

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sweet and satisfying romance

This is the second book I have listened to by Gabbi Grey and it was such a different experience. I liked the author’s other audio release with it’s paranormal/magical twist, but this one felt a little more lighthearted. Though one of the characters does have an act of violence that happened to him in the past that lends a bit of somberness. Overall, though this felt really sweet and satisfying.

We meet Thomas first and there seems to be a little strain between him and his family. The reason isn’t clear immediately, though it does get explained later. He works as a production assistant and lives in Vancouver. He’s gay but not out. His one and only experience was horrific and led to the death of someone important to him. I did feel sympathy for him, but if wasn’t for the loss he suffered as a result, I didn’t think he seem to be mired in the assault that took place.

Peter is a Hollywood celebrity who was in a long term gay relationship but his equally famous partner wanted nothing to do with coming out. After his partner died, he hasn’t had any desire to come out on his own. He is a decent sort who is easy to get along with, work with and he values the advice of the production assistant, Thomas, even though their roles on set are very different.

When a friendly outing between the two, gets photographed by the media and it appears more intimate than it actually was, the two think about fake dating. Though it’s never really fake because there was definite interest between them. It’s a bit of an insta-love story, but it worked for me. Sometimes it’s nice when couples don’t have a lot of obstacles in the way of their happiness.

Michael Dean narrated this book and I thought he did an excellent job. He always delivers a reliable and enjoyable performance. The book was short and sweet, and I can’t wait to see what Gabbi Grey has to offer next.

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Sweet Story

I received an ARC of this audio for my honest review. The characters story-line was well written. This story had sweet and funny moments throughout. Peter and Thomas have a special connection that will touch your heart. I loved the instant chemistry between them. Michael Dean did such a fantastic job narrating this story. Love listening to books that he's the narrator.

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Good, quick read

Really enjoyed this cute, sweet listen by Gabbi Grey! The characters were charming and I love the May/December trope! This is a nice, fast read if you only have a bit of time to enjoy an audiobook. Michael Dean did a lovely job narrating as usual!

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Sweet, May-December Romance

This book is a sweet, low-angst romance. Thomas is a PA for a film company and Peter is a famous actor. Both are closeted gay men who are outed when an innocent photo of them sharing ice cream goes public. As a result, they are forced out of the closet. This novella does a good job of showing how good the relationship between Thomas and Peter is. And of course, I could listen to Michael Dean all day, every day. I’d recommend this story.

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An absolutely wonderful standalone short story!

Production assistant Thomas Walsh has the unique privilege of encountering action actor Peter Erickson when he accepts a role in a romance movie. The star is even more handsome in person and much kinder than he expects. Much to his surprise, the actor asks him to join him for a meal and Thomas shows him a down-to-earth experience that ends in both men sharing a taste of Thomas's ice cream cone. The flavor Thomas selects for himself is Tiger Tail, a unique blend of orange and licorice! A photo finds its way to the media and Peter takes advantage of the opportunity to come out as homosexual. Something he couldn't do when he was involved (and in love) with a closeted famous director with three failed heterosexual marriages and four children. There are many other wonderful things Peter misses out on in his closeted ten-year relationship that he is able to experience with Thomas, the love that quickly develops between the two is completely plausible. The story was fast yet smooth and totally complete with the psychoemotional growth of both characters clearly demonstrated in the narrative. Splendidly narrated by Michael Dean, this audiobook was well worth the money, time, and will be listed among my favorite short reads. Very well done, Gabbi Grey!

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Short Actor Story

This story felt too short, but overall was sweet and not too angsty. Also, this is not a shifter story, which could be assumed if you only read the title. Thomas, a production assistant, and Peter, a famous actor, are both closeted but make a connection while working on the same movie. After getting snapped by photographers who assume they are dating, Peter asks Thomas to pretend to be his boyfriend to help him come out. It all happens rather fast. Peter and Thomas have both been closeted, for different reasons, for years and then they are suddenly both out. Everything does work out in the end and it’s a satisfying end. While it is a bit rushed, it does avoid a lot of angst and keeps things light. MIchael Dean is great as always.

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Sweet Insta-Love Romance for Thomas and Peter

‘Catch a Tiger by the Tail’ is a sweet short story revolving around two closeted gay men working on the same movie set. Peter is cast as the male lead and Thomas is a production assistant. How long will it take for these handsome guys to act on the sparks that start flying between them?

Gabbi Grey writes a wonderful little stand-alone story. The major trope is insta-love. There is a meet-cute style scene that I couldn’t help but find completely adorable (Shared ice cream cone! Swoon!). There’s a teensy bit of forbidden-love and fake-boyfriends, along with a couple of great steamy scenes, to round out this delightful story. It’s the perfect book for an afternoon of sunbathing at the pool or beach (or just on the back patio).

Michael Dean delivers a perfect performance. His voice acting is top-notch; giving this little gem of a story added realism.

I requested a free review copy of this audiobook and am now leaving a voluntary opinion.

Recommended.

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  • Susie Umphers
  • 06-16-21

Some favorite tropes

I loved this one which had a mix of age gap, hurt/comfort, workplace romance and sudden outing. Thomas and Jason both have issues from their past to deal with before they can have a real relationship but their chance to work through them slowly together is jerked away by one photo. I loved how the author wrote the story after that event and how these two guys worked everything out. Michael Dean gave a wonderful performance here, capturing their initial uncertainties, their clear attraction and their fears when everything seemed to fall apart.

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  • Larissa
  • 06-16-21

Short, sweet instalove story

Catch a Tiger by the Tail is a short but beautiful opposites attract, age gap love story. Thomas is a production assistant on the film in which actor Peter Erikson is starring. Both men have secrets and both men have pasts they need to come to terms with. But it’s an instalove, fairytale type romance so get on board because it moves fast, but that doesn’t diminish the emotional impact.

Michael Dean narrates here and brings his extensive experience, acting abilities and vocal chops to the audio booth. While he does his usual errific narrating in almost every respect, I did feel his delivery was a bit too strong for these two vulnerable men. But overall, the novella is sweet and enjoyable and Mr. Dean helps bring it to life.

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  • Magnus
  • 06-15-21

Fantastic

A brilliant story by Gabbi Gray. Thomas and Peter are great characters and their story is super sweet. Michael Dean did a great job with the narration. Perfect for when you want a smooth storyline to just listen and relax. Hope there are many more to come from Gabbi Gray.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Belinda Zamora
  • 06-15-21

Short, sweet and sexy

Love and magic with some mild angst on a movie set.
Great characters with an instalove, believable connection.
Michael Dean did an excellent job narrating.

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  • KBR
  • 06-14-21

Catch a Tiger by the Tail

Really cute and sweet. It felt a bit quick and short, and I would have liked a little more—great narration by Dean. I've always enjoyed him, but he's grown a lot in newer narrations.

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  • Trio
  • 06-14-21

Fun & Flirty, a Sweet Romance

A sweet, insta-love romance with a nice age-gap. There's some hurt/comfort on both sides too, which is nicely presented by Gabbi Grey. There are a few twists which kept Catch a Tiger by the Tail fresh and interesting.

This is the first novel I've read by Ms. Grey, and she has a unique quality to her writing. It's fun and flirty, and a pleasure to read.

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  • L.D.
  • 06-14-21

Fun and Delightful

Catch a Tiger by the Tail is a sweet contemporary romance between a hunky Hollywood actor and a passionate production assistant. From the start I immediately fell in love with Thomas’ spunk and drive. He’s enthusiastic about his job as a production assistant and loves the work he does on movies. The romance and relationship development between Peter and Thomas was delightful – I enjoyed the magnetic attraction they had for each other and how fast and hard they fell for each other. The drama that their relationship caused was also fun to experience, and of course, I loved the happy ending.

The audiobook was narrated by Michael Dean and he did a fantastic job. Michael really embodied each character perfectly. The story was captivating and enjoyable, and the well done audiobook production was the lovely cherry on top.

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  • HelenMK69
  • 06-11-21

New to me author, Insta-love story

New to me author, insta-love

This seemed a swift and easy to listen to book. Insta-love, where the two main characters fall in love instantly, and that's about it.

Michael Dean does an excellent job with the narration, Clear, precise and only sped up to 1.10 on audible.


Catch a Tiger by the Tail
One Scoop or Two
By: Gabbi Grey
Narrated by: Michael Dean
Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins

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  • A.K.
  • 06-07-21

Sweet

Very cute, sweet, and to the point.

It was a very low angst, fully emotional journey that filled my little heart with hope and sweetness.

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  • Vania
  • 06-07-21

Cute, low-angst, insta-love.

This was a short, insta-love story. Peter and Thomas actually go from closeted acquaintances to all-in, family-ed up in less than three weeks. Not really a fake relationship trope, because they actually start dating for real, even though they do so publicly.
I maybe would have preferred the book to delve a bit deeper into both character’s feelings (especially their grief over losing their loved ones), as it can result a bit “superficial” sometimes. Nonetheless, it’s very pleasant and enjoyable, and Michael Dean’s narration made it a very good listen!