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Publisher's Summary

Eddie and Andrew have dynamite chemistry. But Eddie is profoundly dyslexic, and Andrew lives to read. Andrew is pathologically disorganized, and Eddie likes things neat and clutter-free. Andrew is desperately ashamed of his hoarder father, and Eddie is embarrassed by his lack of education - secrets that could pull them apart even as a friend's tragedy brings them together. When Andrew's father's condition deteriorates and he nearly dies because of his compulsion, Eddie and Andrew must learn compassion begins with loving oneself because Grime Doesn't Pay.

©2013 Z. A. Maxfield (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Another sweet love story...

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, so much better than I did the first one in this series. Eddie is such a loveable and sweet character, I just wanted to give him a great ole bear hug! Eddie and Andrew's journey had a few hiccups but for the most part, there was never a doubt that the two would not have a happily ever after. Each has to come to terms with certain issues and accept that the other will be there for them. Eddie's heart and Andrew's charm just made this a great book. Z.A. Maxfield gives you a story that all can relate and Joe Arden's narration brought the characters to life and encouraged the listener/reader to care for the characters. A definite recommend...

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So awkward

I didn’t understand this book. They were so awkward together. How are they in love? And how does a teacher not know the signs of a learning disability?!? Andrew is so whiny. I didn’t feel the chemistry at all.

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Good story. Good narration.

Really appreciated the way the author presented the subject matter. Pleasant read with interesting characters.

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Love ZA Maxfield's depiction of human behavior

She writes so deeply about behaviors and conditions that other authors don't consider. My own Mom is just slightly a hoarder and I was so pleased to see address this issue in such a respectful way.

I've enjoyed every book I've read of hers and this is no exception. Out of the ordinary, a worthy read. Or listen...

Joe Arden isn't among my favorite narrators, a bit too monotone and slow for me. Not so bad that I avoid his narration though.

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Cha Cha Eddie

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I love ZAMs books so much and this one was a great addition to The Brothers Grime series. Eddie has the hots for his nieces teacher Andrew and luckily the teacher has the hots for Eddie.

They begin a tentative relationship that turned out to be hot as fire which surprised the ever loving eff out of me.

While Eddie does do crime scene cleanups this delved away from that and moved into the cleaning up of someone who hoards who happens to be Andrews father. That brings up a whole lot of issues and the men have to try and restore and already fragile bond.

Also, they were hot fire together.

Downside, I wanted more gore and crime scene cleanup. I love that ish!!

The Narration: 4 Pants Off

I loved what Joe Arden did here with Eddie. I swear I lived for that voice the whole time I was listening. It had that nice Latino accent but it wasn’t overdone just smooth and it left me in a puddle. This might be my fave Joe Arden Narration.

Definitely would listen again!

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What about Gabe?

As Jack and Eddie find their way through life, we cheer them on as one is disabled and another is dyslexia find the love they both need to continue life. The third book Gabe is missing from the trio.

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Hot and Lovely!

Very much enjoyed this second book in the series. Eddie and Andrew are so real and sexy together. And the secondary characters are lovable too. Can't wait to continue the series.

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Great story, great characters.

I found Z A Maxfield by accident and I'm glad. I like the guys, story, erotic writing, and the little town of St. Nachos. It has some of the best erotic writing I've encountered. Beautifully written sex scenes that are not overdone nor so explicit as to make a sailor blush.

I'm glad I found this story.

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Addictive

I need more!!! I love the men in this series. None are perfect but they are sure perfect for each other!

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An enjoyable & fun story

The narrator gives every character he voices a personality. This book was a super fun experience!

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  • 02-19-21

Exceeds expectations

Is it a good or a bad thing when the reader of an audio book exceeds the value of the writing. This is beautifully read. It is impossible to consider what the book might have been like without the performance.