Rescue Me

Heathens Ink, Book 1
Narrated by: Cooper North
Series: Heathens Ink, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
Categories: LGBT, LGBT Studies
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"Your life can change in an instant" (Madden)

I never thought a night out could change everything. All I wanted was to dance, drink, maybe take a cute guy home for a night of fun. I met the guy, but the night ended as a nightmare. Screams and blood and tragedy haunt my dreams. I'm alive and I owe it all to the gorgeous marine who refused to leave me for dead. But how can I start a new relationship when I'm not even sure who I am anymore?

"I'll always save you" (Thane)

After a long work week, all I wanted was to let my hair down and to meet a nice guy. When I laid eyes on the gorgeous, tattooed man at the bar, I had to have him. I never would have thought the night could end in such horror. I saved his life, and I swear I'll save him as many times as I have to. Even if it means saving him from himself.

This is the first book in the Heathens Ink series in which every book can be listened to as a standalone.

Caution: this book is recommended for listeners 18+ and does contain one scene of graphic violence that may disturb some listeners. And, in case it wasn't clear from the description, this is an M/M romance, man parts will be touching.

©2017 K.M. Neuhold (P)2017 Insatiable Press
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Rescue Me

I LOVE this book. Seriously though the first time I Read this the very first part of the book made me cry. It still gets me no matter how many times I have read and now listened to this book. Thane is so Dreamy, Ex-Marine, Firefighter. Yumm.. And Madden is a Tattoo Artist. Double Yumm. They make the best couple match ever. LOL. Cooper North did a Really Good job with the narration as well. I think the Author did a great job with picking him for this series!

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A New to Me Author Who Feels Like an Old Friend.

I stumbled on to the Heathens Ink series by accident as I do with many of my favorites. I believe it was a post on Facebook in the audiobook forum, Aural Fixation. Male/male has quickly become my favorite genre in it’s many manifestations. I don’t think I had read a m/m tattoo series that I can recall. The first book, Rescue Me, touched my heart in so many ways, gay male friends I have lost over the years from varied causes. The pain when the Pulse nightclub shootings happened though I did not know any of those men. My sister and her longtime life partner who I love more than my own life. This book brings all these painful, beautiful, broken and hopeful things home to my heart. There was a hate after the last presidential election that set so many events in motion, the Pulse shootings among them. It is these types of books that celebrate love in all it’s many forms that have given me hope in a time when I could shut down in despair. Enough about my politics and feelings as to why these books matter, on to the sexy, hot, inked guys and why I really love them. The men of Heathens Ink are devastatingly hot. They are also as zany as an adventure of Lucy and Ethel with their antics. The sex is amazing, oh, to be a fly on that wall. The character development of these men who are wounded, vulnerable, strong and devoted to one another are the icing on my hea cake. Now a word on the narration by Cooper North, perfection. Yes it is that simple and that good. He gives the men much more depth in his interpretation of who they are and how the love than many, most, narrators would. One of the things about the booming m/m genre in romance listening that I love is getting to “know” the voice actors. There are so many wonderful men at work in this field and I plan to discover them all, one hot sweaty love scene at a time.

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😴😴😴😐😴😴. OMG...I had to stop

OK. I don't typically write bad reviews because I simply enjoy books but oh my goodness I cold not dedicate any more of my life to this book. It felt like a lot of talking going nowhere. By hour 2 no smexy time, no real relationship heat, just a lot of "I want to but I can't" by both MCs. Skip book 1. Thankfully I read book 2 first and that was pretty good. Looking for a good alternative try the Out of Uniform series. I just finished book 2. Its good.

The narrator was good. His voice matched the MCs but the story was so flat. I would like to see how he does with better material.

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excellent

I have this in ebook and was delighted to find it available in audio format.
the narrator did a fantastic job with different voices etc.

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wonderful book to read

I would recommend this book to everyone I love this book I chose this rating because I love it

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as good as the ebook

The story is always 4 or 5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook.

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, 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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I liked it

Deals with some traumatic events including gun violence hate crimes and the fallout. I thought it was handled well. And was nicely steamy. Enjoy.

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Sweet

I loved this book. I did get a bit mixed up at times trying to figure out who was who, as distinguishing the characters voices wasn’t always clear. I loved the plot and the story.

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Absolutely wonderful!

I adored these books and wasn't certain how well they would translate. I was also unfamiliar with the narrator. I took the chance though and boy am I glad I did!

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Rescue Me

This is a good story for understanding of how to deal with life and love in a very unforgiving world. We all need to understand how to deal with life changing emotions in our own lives or in the lives of our friends.

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  • Scotty
  • 01-18-19

Ugly Crying, Laughing, & Hot Sex

awesome book!!! had me crying one minute, and laughing the next. can't wait to listen to the next book

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  • Janniemac
  • 04-05-20

Great book

I have already read this series but with the better weather and a need to exercise I thought I would try audiobooks. I enjoyed this story just as much and stayed out for way longer than I thought. The story was well read, the narrator had a lovely voice well suited to the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-09-19

Insulting to artists

I bought this mediocre novel because the rest of the series is better. It is either a fairytale, or just stupid.

Spoilers: according to this author a man who never painted before, suffering from a tremor in his hand, buys art supply's and sells all his work within a month. Short time after that, he finds a job teaching art.
It is as improbable as on an impuls start living in a hotel, finding an apartment and buy furniture, without serious saving for years.

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  • KR Phoenix @ Books, Tattoos and Tea
  • 07-19-18

Good but need more

Spoilers below...

Loved the story, the characters and the writing but I feel it ended only 2 thirds of the way thru the story. I want to know what happens next, what did Madden tattoo, when did they get married, did they adopt. what happened to the 12 year old boy at Rainbow house...argh so many questions!