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A 40-something single dad, a 20-something hockey star, and a whole lot of baggage. No, this couldn’t possibly blow up in their faces.
 

Officer Geoff Logan has his plate full. His cop’s salary and Marine retirement aren’t enough to make ends meet. He’s got war wounds and demons that are in it for the long haul. His teenagers are, well, teenagers, plus they’re pissed that he left the boyfriend they loved. Can’t a guy catch a break?
 

Seattle Snowhawks center Asher Crowe has it all. A seven-figure salary. A literal house on a hill. A stable, loving relationship with an amazing boyfriend. At least, that’s what the world sees. Behind closed doors, he’s been living in a private hell, and when he finally works up the courage to end things, his boyfriend refuses to go quietly.
 

One call to the cops, and suddenly Geoff and Asher’s paths cross. But is the connection between them simple chemistry? Kindred spirits? Or just a pair of lonely hearts looking for a hot distraction?
 

And even if it’s more than physical, is there really a future for two men from such vastly different worlds? Especially when the past comes knocking?

©2019 L.A. Witt (P)2019 L.A. Witt

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A hurt hockey player bumping with a hurt older cop

An interesting and nice love story between two men who have been abused by their exes. Not easy to get confident again! Between these traumas, their age difference and their demanding schedules, will they happen to find a way for their burgeoning love?
This story is perfectly narrated by Nick Russo and Michael Ferraiuolo. The voices are perfectly in accordance with the two characters and their different ages.
Highly recommended ;-)

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Not L.A. Witt's best, Very boring...

I had a hard time staying interested. Both characters, though not bad, were just so bland. Both suffer different forms of abuse by their exes and are dealing with it differently. Even the sex was boring. I went as far as CHPT 18 and nothing, absolutely nothing happened to hook my focus further. I just gave up since I didn't really give a damn what happened with either MC at this point. I just skipped to the end and even then the epilogue was so bland I didn't finish that either. Also I'm really not digging this big of age gap stories. But I though hey, it's L.A. Witt - oh I was wrong. As I found this book extremely boring, I can't recommend it. I mean most stories have this buildup that supposed to lead our interest around up to the climax and onward to the end, but this book was just a monotonous droning from beginning to end.

Narrators: I love both Nick J. Russo and Michael Ferraiuolo. Love the way they narrate stories but even they couldn't keep me from discontinuing.

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Amazing narration!

There was a LOT that I loved about this. From a hot, steamy romance persepective this was – on fire! The two MCs are open with each other. Share similar backgrounds (in terms of abuse) and really spark one another.

Beyond that there were a lot of problems – for me.

The hockey just wasn’t there enough to make me feel that was part of the story. Beyond some occasional practices and games he could have been in any profession and I think that’s just not applicable. His coming out, his game, his personality, his physicality, and his ego should have played more of a part and it wasn’t that believable.

The kids bothered the crap out of me. I wanted to shake them and their dad for not coming clean. I didn’t get why the ex wanted to manipulate the dad through the kids and that bothered me the entire story.

So… while I enjoyed it, I didn’t love it and I’d recommend it with a grain of salt.


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Wow! So what do you get when you give two excellent narrators a good story? An amazing adventure!

I adore both of these narrators and they do not disappoint when they work together! Nick was the ideal choice for all things Hockey – he does a great job with the clueless but helping teammates as well as the gruff coach. Meanwhile Michael does a fantastic job with the cooler, more collected Geoff.

This elevated the experience and definitely is the best way to enjoy this story!

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Love it need more

Love it. Logan abd Anders experience is all too common, been there, and survived to tell the story.
Michael and Nick 's performance was Awesome As Always.

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A great hockey story!

I love reading L.A. Witt novels. The characters are developed and the plot is well thought out. That makes a book. An enjoyable one. Nuff said: I recommend this book to sports lovers who also have a romantic streak. ❤️

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Good entertainment!

Ash and Geoff's love story is perfection of everything that makes a good story. It had the right amount of drama, suspense, romance, and much more. The narrator was awesome. All the characters he brought to life. I so enjoyed this story and highly recommend it totally. Enjoy!💜

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not worth a credit

Not sure which narrator was which, but whoever was the voice of Jeff was awful. Ashers narrator was so so. the story itself was very weak and how the relationship developed was completely inappropriate.

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Two Amazing Narrators

This was an enjoyable story, but it was a made better by the excellent job done by Micheal and Nick!

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Keeps getting better

Witt is such a good storyteller and the balance between story and sex keeps getting better. Some of the earlier books go from Sex to sex. This is so much more interesting having the sex nicely and logically integrated into an engaging story. I always get very emotionally connected with the characters.

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Good, but...

In the end I liked this book, but there were many times I was like, just talk. I wanted Jeff to talk to his kids, Asher to talk to his team. Jeff and Asher to talk to each other. In the end everyone talks and like magic it’s all good.

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  • Wendy
  • 09-02-21

A thoughtful and insightful story

There are mixed reviews on audible regarding this book and its narrators which puzzles me because I was captivated by both the story, and the two excellent performances delivered by Nick Russo and Michael Ferraiuolo.

LA Witt writes compassionately about a subject I know little about, and it really made me think, so much so that I asked my son-in-law, who is a U.K. police officer, if he is often called to domestic abuse situations involving only men. His reply was that no, most men won’t call for help as they’re usually afraid of what others might think; that it might somehow render them as weak in the eyes of their peers. He has done training on the subject, however, and has attended a few call-outs in his career of the kind both Geoff and Asher found themselves in.

I found the tangle these two lovely men found themselves in both poignant and sad and quite distressing; Asher’s tangible fear that he wasn’t safe from his abusive ex boyfriend even after he’d taken almost every step he could with the help of Geoff, the police officer who is called out to the very public break-up. And then there’s the private hell Geoff has been dealing with: PTSD left over from twenty years of war and the marines, his children’s unawareness (his fault, he acknowledges), and their quiet disapproval of his decision to cut his mentally abusive, manipulative ex out of their lives. If not for Geoff’s ex wife and also his very understanding female police partner, he would have been alone - these two women and Geoff’s children were all very believable and likeable secondary characters.

But together Geoff and Asher begin to heal each other, kindred spirits dealing silently and bravely with their private hell. The stars were aligned the night Geoff answered a call to the restaurant where Asher finally finds the courage to end his relationship with his boyfriend who then went on a violent, and very public rampage.

The whole, very well researched and compassionate story, highlights how very hard it is for abuse victims, both men and women, to get the help they need. I’ll admit to feeling irritated when Asher couldn’t bring himself to go the final step towards a restraining order. But after the author explains, through Asher’s words, that this would then be public, especially in these days of the internet, and he felt, would then define him for ever, I began to understood what he was up against. Very scary for any victim to move on and live a normal life with people forever judging - especially in the very high profile hockey world that Asher lives as the centre for the Seattle Snowhawks. He’s already been brave enough to out himself as a gay man but this is just one step too far for him to take.

A very compelling and addictive story, LA Witt. I did not find the age gap between the two MC’s a problem - love is love - this book is not for anyone who feels the need to judge regarding gender or age. However, if you are looking for a beautiful love story with two delicious MC’s, a little broken perhaps, but still repairable, then look no further because you will love it.

I have absolutely NO problem with either narrator, and I’m *very* picky regarding who I spend time listening to. Both are consummate professionals with pleasing voices. Both articulate the characters perfectly; Michael voicing the calm, steady, older police officer, Geoff, and Nick a perfect Asher - mid twenties, so slightly boyish but not immature, very anxious and forever second guessing himself after years of physical abuse. These two men deserve each other after what they’ve been through and I loved them; the dual, expert performances delivered by these two narrators brought the whole story alive for me. One last comment - potential listener, you will not be disappointed when Asher meets Geoff’s children! The chance encounter made my insides go all gooey!

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  • Wide Eyes, Big Ears!
  • 09-11-21

Rummaging through a lot of baggage

Cop, ex-marine & single father, Geoff Logan is still shaking off a manipulative ex-partner. Openly gay hockey star, Asher Crowe is disentangling himself from a domestically violent boyfriend when their paths cross. It’s an intriguing plot: can two bruised but decent men, both on the rebound, make it work? Well, yes. Of course. After all, this is a romance, but one which examines every insecure piece of dirty laundry as it unpacks every exhausting piece of baggage. There’s so much wheel-spinning as the two leads wring their hands while keeping their thoughts and fears from each other and their loved ones - it’s incredibly frustrating and it sucks the life out of the sports trope which is usually a lot more fun. It’s salvaged by LA Witt’s usual well-written chemistry and there are some lovely supporting characters as well as two mean exes. Nick J Russo voices Asher perfectly, while Michael Ferraiuolo’s prim voice doesn’t quite suit Geoff, but both narrate extremely well.