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Publisher's Summary

Stefan Joss just can't win. Not only does he have to go to Texas in the middle of summer to be the man of honor in his best friend Charlotte's wedding, but he's expected to negotiate a million-dollar business deal at the same time. Worst of all, he’s thrown for a loop when he arrives to see the one man Charlotte promised wouldn’t be there: her brother, Rand Holloway. Stefan and Rand have been mortal enemies since the day they met, so Stefan is shocked when a temporary cease-fire sees the usual hostility replaced by instant chemistry.

Though leery of the unexpected feelings, Stefan is swayed by a sincere revelation from Rand, and he decides to give Rand a chance. But their budding romance is threatened when Stefan’s business deal goes wrong: the owner of the last ranch he needs to secure for the company is murdered. Stefan’s in for the surprise of his life as he finds himself in danger as well.

©2010 Mary Calmes (P)2010 Mary Calmes

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Cowboys and Calmes

Its a cute simple story of opposites attracting. Its definitely not anything new but, its Mary Calmes so it's twisted in a slightly new way. Funny, sarcastic, and tender I loved it.

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Don't let the cover fool you

I was turned off by this books cover. It looked out of date and corny. I should have known it would be a winner with teaming up Calmes and Crisden. It's the classic story of falling for your best friends brother. These guys are not friends or friendly for years, ones a openly gay big city guy and the other is a Texas cowboy. This is a story that gives it's characters some history and there are a lot of family characters to enjoy as well. Happily there is a 2nd book which proves their story may be worth looking into.

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A great time

loved it the narrative was well worth it and exciting I listen over and over again so not a waste of time .

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One of my favorite Mary Calmes' Stories!

Any additional comments?

Stefan and Rand hate one another. Right? Well, maybe not so much.<br/><br/>Stefan is Rand’s sister Charlotte’s BFF. Charlotte is getting married and needs Stefan in the wedding. Stefan and Rand have always butted heads, but now that Rand is divorced he’s seeing things a bit differently.<br/><br/>A few things have changed around the ranch (like Rand’s homophobic dad has died and Rand is now very financially protected from the bigory of Texas) and Rand is finally able to admit the attraction he’s had for Stefan for years.<br/><br/>This floors Stefan, but he admits his own attraction to the hunky cowboy.<br/><br/>The only problem is that Stefan doesn’t see himself as a one-man guy and definitely not a guy who lives on a ranch in Texas.<br/><br/>After a lot of super hot sex and some misunderstandings and a gun fight (!) the two manage to come together in a very HEA.<br/><br/>I love Mary Calmes’ alpha males and Rand is oh so Alpha! The sex between him and Stefan is super hot and then the love that gets declared super romantic.<br/> We begin to understand more about Rand’s family here in this, book one, and this lays the groundwork for what we learn in book two, After the Sunset.<br/><br/>5 of 5 stars<br/><br/>Audio<br/><br/>Sean Crisden has done many Mary Calmes books and he does a great job here. I loved his southern twang and his deep rumbly version of Rand. Though the female characters are never the strong-suit of male narrators, Sean does a great job with Rand’s mother as a southern belle with a spine of steel. <br/><br/>I highly recommend this book and the audio version and give both a 5 of 5 stars.<br/><br/>

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Mary Calmes nails it

Yes, I know Mary Calmes' work is unrealistic and sometimes everything fits a little too perfectly. But that's exactly what I want out of this type of novel. It just makes me happy to read or listen to her work. Sean Crisden has developed great voices for the characters. I love the low baritone voice for our rancher. He really knows what his audience wants to hear. He uses close to the same voices in his other novels, but the voices work so I really don't mind. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

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Very Good story

Would you consider the audio edition of Timing (Gay Romance) to be better than the print version?

Yes.

What did you like best about this story?

Sean Crisden. He does an incredible job with Mary Calmes' books.

Which character – as performed by Sean Crisden – was your favorite?

Rand

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Any scenes with Rand and Stefan.

Any additional comments?

Very good book, and an even better narration.

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Uber Cutness and Totally Hotness!

I loved this. Wow... I was like this is like brokeback mt but not...ya know. I loved the characters, but the sister has to be a little flighty right? LOL..

Great story and great smex...even with the drama thrown in.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Great story, not so great narration

What made the experience of listening to Timing (Gay Romance) the most enjoyable?

The story is awsome, I really liked the characters. Sean Crisden's voice is nice and sexy.

What other book might you compare Timing (Gay Romance) to and why?

Still don't do comparisons each books are unique.

What three words best describe Sean Crisden’s performance?

Just 3 words? Don't think so... The monologues were awsome, Stephen's voice was a great performance, the female voices not so much and Rand... well not the greatest try to make him sound macho and sexy.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Sort of. The story that I wanted to here all at once, the narration gave me doubts.

Any additional comments?

I surly will read the second book. And I will give an otber try to the narrator in a different book I really liked his voice even if I am not 100 percent fond of his performance in this book.

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NICE

I loved this story just as I loved listening to (Change of Heart and Guardian). Ms Calmes another good story thank you

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Always amazing.

Mary Calmes is the master of fluff and happily ever after and impossibly perfect men. She's just fun to read and this book is no exception. It's just perfect and an easy listen when you just want something happy. And Sean Crisden (and Paul Morey) is my favorite voice actor. So it's just a really good one to listen over and over again to.