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Live Wire

Brooklyn Boys, Book 2
By: E. Davies
Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)
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Adam:

I might be into guys. Do you have any idea how terrifying that is? I've already run halfway across the country to get away from my abusive parents, and I really want to experiment, but I can't even hook up without scaring myself away. I might look confident on the outside, but this is tearing me apart. 

Then my new roomie wins a trip for two to a gay resort in Hawaii. Darren wants to show his clueless ex that he's moved on, and I want to help out. Darren deserves way better, and faking being his boyfriend is the perfect chance to figure out my feelings. But then what do I do when the man I really want turns out to be Darren himself? 

Darren:

I escaped the regret-fueled hookups with my ex when I moved out. He's not the worst guy out there, but now we're going to be at the same resort for a week, and I want to make it clear that I'm off-limits. My hotheaded, impulsive, but surprisingly sweet new roommate is willing to help with that. 

While I pretend to date Adam, I can't stop imagining what it'd be like for real. I want to be more than Adam's experiment, and suddenly keeping up appearances is less important than following my heart. I'm going to have to learn to trust all over again for this to work out once this week is over, though. Can we grow strong enough to build something that lasts forever? 

Live Wire is book two in the Brooklyn Boys series, where good men find their happily-ever-afters in a hectic metropolis. It has an HEA and no cliffhanger. There will be one king-sized bed, confusingly real kisses, a broken heart healing, a lot of firsts, an awkward plane trip, and the prize of a lifetime: a heart to hold safe.

©2018 E. Davies (P)2019 E. Davies

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Another amazing one!

E. Davies has a way to make me fall in love with a story. I can't get over how much I love Adam and Darren's story. When I read this book I just was in love. However to have Nick J. Russo narrating the story makes me fall in love even more! I just can't get over how much life Nick brings to this story. It just make me fall in love all over again!

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Nick Russo and E Davies have done it again!

I had the pleasure of reading this book before hearing the audible and I have put my original review of the book below this review. This is a beautiful story and I absolutely LOVED hearing Nick Russo narrate it. No one else could have done it as well as he did. The story was brought to life so well, individual voices very easily recognized, and of course he makes the hot scenes even hotter! I can't wait for the next one in this series to come out on audible and I can only hope its Nick Russo again.

Original Book Review: "E. Davies has done it again, just when I thought I couldn't like this series any more and here I am wanting to start back at the beginning of this book immediately. This book was a sweet and heartwarming story of two men finding what they needed, when they needed it, and with the person they needed it from. Whether what they needed was to love themselves more, or if they needed someone else to show them how special they were, they found it. I absolutely loved Adam and Darren. The growth of their relationship is handled so well and their individual growth made me want to wrap them both in a big bear hug telling them how proud I was of them. E. Davies makes sure to insert some humor in here as well and I won't ruin it with a spoiler but I will say I found myself literally laughing out loud several times with Adam and Darren's antics. This story was everything that I look for in a true romance novel....the friendship, the fun times, the sexy times, and the swoon worthy moments. I will say I wanted to throttle Darren's ex and his boy toy and it was good to see karma show up for them. It was great getting appearances from our first two Brooklyn Boy couples too. I found myself smiling anytime one of them showed up in a scene. We also get to meet some new side characters and I can only imagine where their stories will take them throughout the rest of the series!"

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Something Real

Sometimes the fairytale starts in a storm and this is one of those stories. The storm of doubt that clouds the mind and makes men doubt their worth.

Darren is coming out of a bad relationship that leaves him wondering if he can ever be more than a hookup. Adam is a man fearful of a dawning truth that will upset the balance of his world and all of it makes these men gravitate and be repelled by each other.

They deny a truth evident to both of them despite the denial and the push me pull me of their attraction could have been an annoying thing but instead is an understandable one.

Adam is coming into his own. In his mind, in his heart and ultimately he knows that to have what he wants sacrifices will have to be made. But is he strong enough to put aside the shouted, hateful words of what being a man really is to be the man he always wanted to be and now see's he can become?

Darren is scarred by past burns and his soul has been scorched by self doubt and recrimination that have shamed him to his core but he is strong. Stronger than even he knows he can be and what starts out as trying to prove something to someone else instead shows himself all that he has ever wanted is there right in front of him. But is it smart to get your heart involved in something that seems to be built on shifting sand or do you trust that they will be there to catch you when you fall?

This book is up and down and sideways in the very best possible way. The struggle to define a new self is not something unknown to us all. We live many lives in our lifetimes and we are many people in them all. The struggle is in defining the new self you see and the new life unfolding before you like the blossoming of spring flowers. There is courage in the struggle and bravery in defying those who would try to define and bind you forever in a form not of your own making. When you read or in this case hear characters who find that strength you wanna fist pump the air and cheer their victory. Because you've seen the struggle and felt the fear and pain that has proceeded it.

Nick J. Russo does an excellent job in conveying this and E. Davies writes words as only he can. So good I listened to it twice before posting this review. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy Listening my friends!

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Adam and Darren are so hot together!


When we first met Adam in the previous book, I did not think that he could be such a complete sweetheart. I had already detected his protective streak, which is plenty confirmed. I think that his attraction and affection for Darren was just what he was waiting for to finally start to overcome his doubts and hangups.
Darren on the other hand is quite easygoing, but after a toxic relationship is doubting himself and his self worth.
Together they realize that what each of them sees in the other is so much better than how they see themselves.
Lovely as always, this Ed Davies story provides, a lot of sexy times, laughter, fighting, and a crashed wall which no one should miss.
Nick J Russo's narration is exceptional as always, and Adam 's drawl.... wow!

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Can't wait for the next

Another great add to this new amazing series. Nick J. Russo brings Adam and Darren's story to life, the tone and flow of his voice is a perfect fit for this book. These guys have depth and so many sides that show not only their strength but their vulnerability. E. Davies always gives the perfect mix of sweet and sexy that leaves you wanting the book to never end, adding in Nick J. Russo and I want to dive right back in.

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what a wonderful addition to the series

I already loved this book, Nick just brought it to a whole other level with his Narration of this book.
Ed Davies can create characters that we want to be best friends with and wish we could hang out with.
Adam and Darren are thrown together out of necessity. Both are hiding things they don't want others to know.
Together they learn to trust and love.This series keeps getting better and better.

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FANTASTIC!!

Love this second book in the Brooklyn Boys series. Adam and Darren are wonderful characters and they make an endearing couple. It may have all started out as fake, an act to make Darren's ex jealous, but what follows is a beautiful journey of self discovery and self growth on the part of both MCs. Slowly, but surely, they grow closer together and develop a beautiful relationship with a great foundation of friendship and understanding. The narrator did a spectacular job of portraying the characters and really made me feel the story and emotions. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Amazing

I love Adam he is so adorably awkward and absolutely sweet. He is so much fun and I love seeing him come out of his shell and be true to himself even as they are doing the pretend dating thing. Darren is amazing and supportive of everything that Adam is going thru. They support each other through all the schemes that they may come up with and even dealing with their pasts. They have a lot of fun and lots of chemistry. I love their story and the way that the narrator brings them to life.

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Absolutely fantastic!!

It was great to get Adam's story, and having it a fake boyfriend story bumped it up a million times for me. I love that trope. Adam and Kev were friends who worked with Josh from Tremble. Now in NY, Kev has his new boyfriend, and Adam needs a new roommate. He gets along well with Darren, but Adam is really struggling with being in the closet and being afraid to act on any feelings regarding guys. When Darren wins an all expenses paid vacation, and when he realizes his ex will be there with his new boyfriend, Darren asks Adam if he wants to go with him and be his fake boyfriend.

Fortunately, the guys have a ton of chemistry together and decide that there is nothing fake about how they feel. I loved watching Adam come to terms with his attraction toward Darren and how his family dynamics have affected him over the years. There is a lot of growth in Adam, and it was great to watch.

I got this in audio format and listened to it for a re-read. Darren and Adam were just as fabulous the second time around. I loved their connection and Adam's awakening. The narrator, Nick J. Russo, did an excellent job. He drew me right into the characters, and I loved every minute of it.

I loved this just like I love every other one of Ed's books.

I am voluntarily reviewing an ARC provided by the author