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Ty Golden and Vic Black are done with dating, determined to take control of their own lives, and completely unprepared when love finds them. 

With an independent, makeup-wearing younger twink and a mature, protective, cardigan-wearing man, Hearts Afire is a steamy, slow-burning age-gap gay romance. 

This is the second book in the Forged in the City series.

©2020 A.D. Ellis (P)2020 A.D. Ellis

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A sweet opposites attract, age gap romance!

This is the second book in this series and just as brilliant as book 1. The author's writing style appealed to me and I fell in love with Ty and Vic.
I loved the build up to their relationship and it was delightful slowburn.
Bob Brill's audio delivery was perfect for this and brought the characters to life.
If you like a sweet age gap, opposites attract romance, I absolutely recommend this.

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not as intetesting

This book in the series just couldn't hold my interest. A lot of screwing, blah

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Love this one

This is book 2 of this series and is a follow on series from the Silver in the City Series. I really enjoyed the developing relationship between Ty and Vic. I loved how this family is growing and how supportive of each other they are. Great book. Looking forward to the next one.

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Love Love LOVE this story!!

Hearts Afire, written by A.D. Ellis and Narrated by Bob Brill, is an amazing story of coming together, healing, and love. This age-gap romance is a sweet story of two men who had been hurt by prior relationships/crushes. They both were dead set against relationships and had decided they were better off without them. In time, they learned to trust each other, grew together and fell in love. The ending made my heart happy for the two.

A.D. Ellis is an amazing storyteller and author. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants a great read.

Bob Brill, once again, worked his magic bringing the story to life. His narrating skills are wonderful! A must listen.

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Wonderful Story & Narration🎧 A Heartfelt Delight!

A.D. Ellis pens another wonderful novel in her “Forged in the City” series and I loved every everything about it. This book is well written with interesting storylines that are captivating from start to end. The characters are realistic, easy to relate to and connect with. I adored the two leads, Tyler “Ty” Golden and Victor “Vic” Black, each had their own issues and baggage, neither one is looking for a relationship. Ty is an independent, hard-working young man, he is set on finishing school to get his cosmetology license with hopes to work with big celebrities and/or Disney in his future. He is working several jobs including working as escort for companionship only, the company he works for has strict rules and vets all clients, plus the pay is very good. Vic, a man in his forties, was burned by his last relationship, it left him with major trust issues. He likes to crochet and occasionally works at Ty’s Uncle Rhys’s art studio. Ty works there as well and live in the apartment above the studio. Vic is taken by Ty but thinks he is too young for him, when he goes to get his hair done with him he loves how his hands feel on him. They travel in the same circle so get to hang out more and the two really hit it off. I loved the chemistry between the two, I thought they were perfect for each other and great together. This book is beautifully plotted, it contains the right amount of drama, low angst, a thrilling and suspenseful moment, lots of heartfelt and emotional moments and a wonderful, slow burn romance. A.D. Ellis thank you for another beautiful story, I love the characters, their camaraderie and the small town charm.

🎧📚🎧 And for the wonderful narration, Bob Brill does an awesome job bringing these characters to life, he gives each their own unique voice and personality. His portrayal of the characters is spot on, sounding just as I picture them to sound. You could hear how much heart he puts into his work as he captures the characters emotions and projects them into his performance. He is an entertaining storyteller and talented voice artist. Thank you for another fabulous listen 🎧

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Sweet story

Totally love the story about two broken men coming together and finding love. Wonderful narration and love this author is work looking forward to the next in the series

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No one is too young or old for love,

because love doesn't come from mind, which knows your age, but from your heart, which knows no age. ~Unknown~
This was a very sweet age gap romance with lots of sass and a tiny bit of angst. I really enjoyed Ty's personality, he was sweet yet sassy and had a good maturity to him with an awesome work ethic. Vic was a little tougher of a character for me to connect with. His insecurities about age was a tad frustrating, especially when he was putting himself down. I didn't really enjoy that. Overall though the narration was fantastic and the story was really good. I liked the situation towards the end with Ty and the way it was handled. This series has been really enjoyable so far and I'm excited for the next book.

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Just getting better.

Lovable characters, sweet and adorable. Can’t help falling for these guys and want more.
Great and enjoyable narration.

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Ty and Vic-- I love them

A. D. Ellis creates characters that you can't help but fall in love with them. Ty and Vic are two men that have tramatic pasts and no longer hope to find love. In spite of this they are strong and have successful careers. Ty is younger but determined to complete his schooling. Vic is older but very successful. I love how their attraction to each other begins a slow burn romance that I was cheering on with all of my heart. Their respect for each other is so evident. So much of Ty's inner dialog is hilarious yet realistic. I found myself laughing out loud. Ty's interaction with the cats is hilarious. A dangerous event towards the end causes them to express their true feelings to each other. The author creates such a wonderful supporting cast of secondary characters. These same people are in book 1 of this series. I love when I read a standalone that allows me to revisit wonderful people.

Bob Brill creates distinctive voices that suit the characters and brings them to life. He makes the listener feel the emotions of these characters so you can create a movie in your mind. I found it relaxing to listen to him.I highly recommend this Audible book that contains so much love.

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each book gets better

Within 10 minutes into listening to this, I had a big smile on my face, and I was rooting for a future together for Ty and Vic. Their openness and honesty was touching and had me melting. I loved the resolution and the big rescue later. Looking forward to the next book. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a great job bringing it to life.

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  • Ronald Betts
  • 01-26-21

Age gap is not a problem

If you like what you see and its reciprocated go with it. This story handles it beautifully a really nice story.

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  • Claudia CG Lezár
  • 12-23-20

as good as the ebook

The story is always 4-5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook. I can't listen to an audiobook without knowing the book, that's not possible for me.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, I’m over the half, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening.
it's like a B

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  • Gwen
  • 12-18-20

Ty and Vic

A beautiful couple with distinct tastes but not looking for love, until they find it. Ty’s artistic and driven, while Vic is older, stable and looking for relaxation. They complement each other so well. The story is narrated on point giving it all the feels.

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  • Kay-Anne
  • 11-28-20

Age gap novel without the chest beating alpha male

Slow moving, no instant lust/sex . MCs take their time and get to know each other. I liked the fact that ? has his own insecurities . Loved the connection to the first books, the characters beginning to feel like old friends. Highly recommend!

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 11-24-20

Brilliant and beautiful

This one really built itself well, there was the delicious torment of a slow burn romance and the reward of watching the characters finally realising they could trust each other. This may be a slow burn but that doesn’t mean there is a lack of chemistry from the very first chapter I was invested simply from the chemistry and the main characters trying to figure out how this could work when both are nursing scars.

I’m not usually as intrigued by one character being older than the other but I did find with this one that it was well done and not over the top. Can’t wait for more by this author.

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  • Denise Bodie
  • 11-05-20

Wonderful heartwarming great story to listen to.

You definitely need to listen to this wonderful story. It is so awesome. You will most definitely love it.

I loved loved listening to this story. I read the book but hearing it was so much better. You just sit back get comfortable and let the wonderful voice of Bob Brill take you away. Great story beautiful characters. Goes to show that love will definitely find you when you open your heart to the possibilities of love.

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  • Rebekah
  • 11-04-20

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This is a brilliant book following Vic and Ty they both have pain in their pasts and their chemistry means that they both learn that you can be happy again and trust.

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  • Vania
  • 10-26-20

Age gap and a lovely story.

I loved this second book in the series, even more than book one.
Ty and Vic have an 18-years-old age gap and neither of them are looking for a relationship. They both have been hurt in the past and are seemingly content with their jobs and their circle of friendship, until they meet each other.
I loved the development of their relationship, from the first tentative dates to Ty becoming more and more confident and asking for what he really wants (hint: it’s Vic!).

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  • Laora
  • 10-26-20

lTy & Vic - MM May-December

A.D. Ellis has delivered a good sequel in the Forged in the city series.This is May-December love story about two men who are afraid to trust to love (again). They, Ty & Victor, know eachother from a friend's art studio where they both place consignments. They find love when they least expect it. The narrator, , Bob Brill, did an excellent and lovely job, without going overboard. Good distinction between characters.

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  • Magnus
  • 10-24-20

Great Addition

A.D. Ellis did a super job in the second installment of the Forges in the City series. Like it when on series cover a variety of stories, not to different but each having its own unique story. Ty & Vic where great characters to get to know and the supporting characters where just as amazing as the first book. Although I think the book can stand alone, it is best enjoyed as a series. Bob Brill did a great job with the narration, hope we can look forward to more of his talent in the future.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.