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Fighter

Survivor, Book 3
Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
Series: Survivor, Book 3
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Fighter - A Survivor Story
 

Dedication and smarts have given Blair Cummings a leg up in the Bureau. His job is all-consuming but rewarding. It doesn’t leave much time for a love life though, not that Blair believes in love. In his early 30s, he’s only ever been in one long-term relationship due to his inability to commit to anything other than his job and his family.
 

Born into a family that’s as successful as they are hateful, Howard Manning Tullor Junior ran so far away from his last name that he wound up in the arms of Satan himself. Freedom comes at a high price but it’s one Mannie is willing to pay, setting him on a path that leads him to a quiet, laid-back FBI agent.
 

Their attraction is unexpected, and yet, welcomed. Blair seems to have finally found something worth fighting for, but Mannie, still haunted by ghosts of the past, wonders if he’ll ever be able to move on. The two are working toward their future, but can a budding romance survive when past and present collide?

©2019 TTC Publishing (P)2019 TTC Publishing

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  • 12-06-19

A good story of survival and finding love

Audio. I loved Nick J Russo's narration. It added a lot to the story. He gave each character a distinctive voice and lots of excitement and sex appeal. I highly recommend the audio!

This is the third book in the series and I recommend you read in order so you know each key player.
Also, it is written Manny’s POV so you do get his back story, then Blair's POV so you get his back story then as both men’s world collide you get their romance so it’s like three books in one.
Manny’s story is a bit harsh, there is violence but it’s handled well.
I loved all the characters and we get more Taylor and the other guys.
If you like hot detectives, good friends, fast-moving romance, and some good man-sex this is for you!
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Getting a final resolution

In the final book of the Survivor series some questions are answered. As with T.M. Smith books there’s plenty of heavy steamy sexy times and MC moving past previous hurts with the love and support of the other MC. I do recommend reading/listening to the books in order to completely understand the plot. As always Mr. Russo’s narration was super.

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So good, made me laugh and cry.

Audio book performer Nick J. Russo is fast becoming a favorite of mine. He's done all of the audio books in the Survivor series and I've loved each of them. Fighter has several particularly heart-wrenching scenes and the emotion that the character is feeling comes through in his performance. He has distinctive voices for each character and he does great female voices. 😊 I look forward to listening to many more of his performances.

Below is a copy of my original review from when the book was released back in August.
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Fighter is the third book in TM Smith's Survivor series and some of the events overlap with the first two books, Survivor and Lover. You might be able to read Fighter OK as a standalone (the author does a good job of telling you things you need to know from books one and two) but for best enjoyment of the story you really should read Survivor and Lover first.

Mannie suffered unspeakable things at the hands of his family, and later by a man who said he loved him. Blair, an FBI agent, was wounded helping to solve a case that ultimately lead them to Mannie (Howard Manning Tullor, Jr.) who had been missing for years and was presumed dead.

This is kind of an insta-love story but I'm OK with that. Blair is taken with Mannie from the moment they meet and he knows that Mannie is someone he wants to get to know better. Knowing how much Mannie has suffered, Blair uses kid-gloves when approaching him. The tenderness he feels towards Mannie really comes out on the pages of the book.

I was pretty much glued to my e-reader, except when real life things forced me to put it aside. After things in the story settled down, I admit to waiting for another climax in the story and wondering what it could be and if it would ever happen. Maybe my head just wasn’t in the right space but I didn't guess what the "thing" ended up being. Props to TM Smith for adding a twist that made this engrossing story even more so for this reader.

I should also note that the sexy time between Blair and Mannie is off-the-charts hot! I understand that Fighter will be out as an audiobook before too long and I can't wait to listen to it.

A copy of this audiobook was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author or narrator.

***Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions dot com***

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exceptionally excellent

I loved every minute of this audio book. absolutely amazing. Manny and Blair are gorgeous together.

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Last book in a wonderful series.

Another wonderful story that sadly, but beautifully, wraps up this wonderful series.
I have read in some other reviews that this cannot stand alone because you would miss crucial parts of the story. I disagree with that: I think it can be read as a standalone, though it's certainly much more enjoyable as a part of the series (mainly because books one and two are so great that who would want not to read them all???).
Mannie and Blair are great characters. I loved how Mannie came back to his full life with Blair's steady patience and how totally Blair devoted all his focus to Mannie's wellbeing.
I also love the theme of chosen family (given that Mannie's biological one is so very awful).
Repeating once again how marvellous a narrator Nick J. Russo is may seem overkill, but seriously, have you ever listened to him? He's incredible!

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Rounds out the series nicely

Narration was excellent. I did enjoy Blair and Manny's story--it was sweet and Blair was so protective of Manny. Manny was indeed a fighter and a survivor. The nickname for Manny's grandfather in the story was pretty funny and that man was truly awful. I liked getting answers to questions left from the other books.

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An awesome addition to the series!

I really enjoyed this series, and with this book everyone's stories intertwined, it was awesome. This series is a definite must read and should be read in order.

As always, Nick J. Russo is magnificent in his narration. Every voice was distinctly original, the feels and emotion he brought to each scene were perfection.

The story of Mannie and Blair was pretty angst free, but with the past history that Mannie was dealing with, there was plenty of story to keep the plot moving forward. Theirs was sort of an instalove story, but it totally worked with their pasts and personalities and was very believable. This may have been my favorite of the series.

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loved it

Did the story keep me engaged: yes
Were there any parts I found annoying: no
Did I feel an emotional connection to the characters: yes
Would I listen to it again: yes

This has been a great end to the series. Good pace, interesting characters and although could be read as a standalone, would be better enjoyed having read Books 1 and 2 first to know the key players as some of the events reference the earlier books. I loved that Manni found a strong support system in Blair and that Blair gave Manni the time and space he needed.

Nick Russo has consistently carried the characters through this series bringing them to life and adding to the audio experience.

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Wonderful!

TM Smith does an excellent with this series!! Manny and Blair go through a lot and try to come out the other side!! Nick Russo does a wonderful job of the narration!!

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Finally Mannie story is told.

I love the first two books of this series and it was one of my favorite listen of the year. I would premise by saying that you have to listen to the first two books before you start this because the characters and story overlapped in the timeline. Nick did a wonderful job narrating this book and he really brought the book to life. You can hear the distinction between the different characters and the emotional turmoils Mannie went through and how mistrustful he is. Love the heck out of Blair. So glad he gets his HEA in the end.

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  • 12-06-19

A great happy end!

Story: A great book! While missing some of the excitement other books were filled with, it’s a sweet and emotional tale, with a smidge of angst for good measure. I love how this series provides an extended background on the characters and how it shows the progression of both their own emotions and the relationship.
It was difficult to tear myself away from the story!
Narration: a great clear voice with easy to follow cadence and characters differentiation. I loved the audio!