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Life has never been easy for Duncan Stiel. His childhood was the stuff of nightmares, and his day job as an undercover police officer forces him to hide his true self and occasionally lands him in the hospital. So when he finally meets the perfect man, it comes as no surprise that everything falls apart around him. What Duncan doesn't expect is that the hardest hurdle to get over before he can make a life with Aaron Sutter is the one inside himself.

Everyone thinks Aaron has it all - looks, money, fame, and success beyond measure. Everyone, that is, except Aaron. At the end of the day, the cameras stop flashing, friends go back to their own lives, company business is handled, and Aaron is always alone. The moment he meets Duncan Stiel, Aaron knows he'll do anything to hold onto the larger-than-life detective. But when he realizes money won't buy him the ultimate happiness, Aaron needs to find the strength to give Duncan something much more important - his heart.

©2013 Mary Calmes (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press

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Ah...may...zing!

Amazing! First let me say...if ur a m/m Romance fan and u don't know Mary Calmes...well shame on u!

This is book 7 of the Matter of Time series...and it was awesome! Books 1-5 is on AUDIBLE so download and enjoy first. Also if u want some back history on Duncan then get Acrobat which is also on here..

Now we all remember Aaron Sutter, Jory's ex...the billionaire hotel magnet...so Aaron and Duncan meet in book 6 (which is not on here) had a weekend fling and that's where this book begins

Aaron was so not this alpha in the other books...because he was chasing Jory. In this, Aaron alphaness was subtle...but man when whipped out the money leverage...people started to bow down! Money really can buy anything!

Duncan was like another version of Sam, after he realised he was in love with Jory. Two alphas coming together but willing to submit to each other! It was great...and the reversible collar was the sweetest thing ever!

Narration was awesome!

Total l y worth a buy credit or sale for any m/m Romance fan!

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • christine
  • Miami, FL, United States
  • 03-19-14

Fantastic !!!

This book just clicked for me from start to finish and was totally great!
Plot -was good and kept your interest, narrator was good as well- all the pieces fit
together perfectly for a really great listen!

Finished it in one go and am now doing my second listen at a more leisurely pace!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • JC
  • 07-19-14

Loved the narrator.

Would you consider the audio edition of Parting Shot to be better than the print version?

I'd have to say yes in this case. The narrator did a great job bringing Duncan Stiel to life and a lot of the time it really felt like you were actually sitting there, listening to this guy telling his story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Parting Shot?

When Duncan was hurt and Aaron broke their cover because of it.<br/>Also, the moment Duncan unintentionally declared his love for Aaron while they were stuck in the security tower.

Which character – as performed by Tristan James – was your favorite?

Duncan Stiel.

Who was the most memorable character of Parting Shot and why?

Duncan Stiel. He's just such an interesting guy. Tough, but sweet. Powerful and dominant on the surface, but submissive behind closed doors. He's a lot more interesting than Jory was.

Any additional comments?

I kind of wish this narrator could have done the a Warder series...

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  • Orlando
  • Murrieta, CA, United States
  • 05-12-14

A new instalment

Just when you were getting tired of the Jory plot line, along comes this little gem. I'm always a fan of Mary Calmes and this book doesn't disappoint.
I'm sure I've got nearly all the books in the series.

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Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex...

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If you're looking for sex, this is it. But if you're looking for story, do not bother. I am going to return this one...or at least try to. Tristan you were as always, in my opinion, good. The only saving grace to this book. Mary, the sex scenes were good, but what happened to the story!? Listener, I have been thru this series, and this was a definite disappointment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A spin off more than part of series

Aaron and Duncan's story was great but only references to Sam and Jory

Tristan did a great job narrating BUT his pronunciation of Jory changed to Yory for part of book with even Aaron's character making that mistake

My ocd caused me to not finish book first time. But second time I realized he corrected himself in last part of book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Smokin Spin off characters

Welcome to the world of Aaron and Duncan. Aaron billionaire, Duncan local cop - no way you say. Oh yes these guys are not joking they have what it takes and are willing to give it all. I loved that this started off being truthful. No games, their attraction is brutally honest. They quickly realize issues they have had in their past relationships like Duncan not living openly and Aaron not feeling he could - just can't apply this time. They get on the same page quickly so we get to enjoy the story and their adventure and steamy love life.

Loving Tristan as narrator. Mary Calmes feel free to continue their story I'm sure we will follow.

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  • Sydney
  • ROYAL PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, United States
  • 02-18-15

WOOT Together at last!

Would you consider the audio edition of Parting Shot to be better than the print version?

Yes!

What other book might you compare Parting Shot to and why?

Not really comparable

Have you listened to any of Tristan James’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listen to a lot of his performances and this one is one of his top ones!

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

Yes!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great ending to my series

What did you love best about Parting Shot?

Duncan and Aaron's story, all of it!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Parting Shot?

When Aaron shows up at Duncan's apartment after the 4 month misunderstanding.

What three words best describe Tristan James’s performance?

Good, not great

Any additional comments?

Tristan James is a good narrator, but he read a little slow and sometimes it was hard to decipher which character he was doing. Sometimes it was hard to tell if it was Aaron or Duncan. I have read this book so I knew, but change in inflection would have helped some. Overall great read and audio

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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not about Jory and Sam

First book in the series that isn't about Jory. I enjoyed this one. We have a plot and two sexy men with demons and hangups.
Creeps, billionaires, cops, orgies, and some suspense of belief.