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Publisher's Summary

"I'm walking away from that dream."

At 23, an undiagnosed heart condition sends pro hockey player Cameron Riley back to his hometown newly single and looking for work. Cam can't hide his past - especially when his heart racing is a big risk, and boy, does his new boss's nephew make his heart race. Noah's exactly the kind of guy Cam needs after his hellish ex.

Art curator Noah Clark is glad his beekeeping uncle hired this hunk. Cameron is a sweet, smart bad boy. Noah works hard, like organizing a hockey-themed art exhibition, and he wants to let himself love hard. Noah's busy life would be perfect with Cameron, but what's his new lover hiding?

Pitting Cam's budding relationship with sweet Noah against millions of bucks, Cam is offered a lot of money to abandon his new priorities: life, love, and family. The game of their lives is on the line. And after all's said and done, is it too late for Noah to forgive Cam for his partial truths?

Buzz is a steamy, standalone gay romance novel with a happily ever after ending and no cliffhanger.

©2015 E. Davies (P)2017 E. Davies

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I adore Michael Pauley!!

I adore Michael Pauley and he narrates Buzz perfectly. He brings Cam and Noah perfectly to life and I hope we get a chance to hear more of The Riley Brothers series narrated by him.

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Amazing

The greatness of this book, the series in fact, cannot be stated with enough adjectives.

Noah's soft heart and acceptance allow for a heartbroken Cameron to find a place of space in a world that is spinning off its axis.

From the first meeting to the last scene you feel the blossoming of love expressed in the between words. Those words and thoughts we keep to ourselves out of fear that they will not be welcomed.

Art curator and a forced retired hockey player navigate the landscape keeping each other in their sights, tethering one to the other and all that comes from it is beautiful.

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Buzz

This book was good. Nothing truly note worthy. The Story between Cam and Noah is just a cute romance with no angst or Drama. Which is kind of nice. Sometimes you just need a sweet story to read and this would be it. I’ve read the book and the series before and they get better as the books go along.
Listening to the Audio of this book was a nice way to spend a few hours! Michael Pauley did a good job narrating this one. His voice is really nice to listen to and he does a good job keeping all the voices separate and putting enough emotion into them when needed.

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An unusually cute m/m sports romance

Buzz is actually an unusually cute m/m sports romance. Why? Because generally when an athlete is forced to leave his chosen sport as Cameron was, he takes another sports-related job like coaching. So to see Cameron go into beekeeping made it a rather unique storyline. As someone who grew up in the part of the Florida Panhandle where Tupelo Honey is harvested, I have a healthy appreciation for bees and their keepers and found that aspect of the story to be quite lovely.

While I'm not an artist and don't have artistic bone in my body, I appreciated Noah's passion for art and wanted to hunt down the board member(s) who were making his job more difficult than it should have been. Granted, I loved the idea of the hockey-themed art installation at the arena and wanted to see it come to fruition. The description of the metal sculpture that Cam's brother made for the show was spectacular and made all of Noah's hard work worth it.

The relationship between the two men was an enjoyable one. They were well matched and despite some speedbumps and a major (but understandable) omission on Cameron's part, their relationship progressed quite nicely. While their attraction was obvious from the beginning, they took their time getting to know one another before they had sex. And their sexy times were steamy, especially the last one in the book.

While I enjoyed Michael Pauley's narration and thought he did a nice job in bringing Cam, Noah, and the others to life, I enjoy his romantic suspense and thriller performances more. Pauley has an edge to his voice that heightens the intensity and suspense in a scene. As Cam had a couple of confrontational moments in the book, Pauley's edge elevated those scenes.

The sports. The romance. The bees. The Riley Brothers. I'll certainly keep my eye out for future installments in the series to be released to audio as I was definitely entertained and would love to hear Jackson find his forever with Chase.

NOTE: I listened to this title via Audible's Romance Package.

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heartwarming story

glad rhey put this book on audio. hope they put the next books out soon

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Great book to listen!

Buzz is the first book in the Riley Brothers series.
Cam is a pro hockey player about to be drafted, when a heart condition benches him. He goes back to his hometown and meets Noah, the cute museum's art curator.
The spark is instant ...
Michael Puley, does, as always, an excellent job in bringing characters to life. I especially loved Noah's "voice"!

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Just Greatness!

Michael Pauley has done it again!! Buzz is such a great book to read but then you take an amazing narrator like Michael and that book become even more amazing! Noah and Cam become even more real to me and now if I read this book I will have Michael's narration in my head. If you haven't read/listen to a book by E. Davies then this is the one you should start with. Just amazing!

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Could have, should have

A plot that includes hockey and Canadian locations should have hit the spot but Noah & Cameron were not convincing unfortunately. The narration definitely didn't work for me which probably didn't have a good impact for me

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Sweet & fun

Loved this story, it was low on the angst scale which I really needed. I loved their relationship and I loved Cam’s brothers. Michael Pauley is one of my favorite narrators and once again did an amazing job! I highly recommend this book.

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Two Canadian Boys

This was my first E. Davies book and I’m already a fan. I was up for a low-angst book with two great men, two sexy brothers, and an adorable beekeeping uncle, and parents who accept their sons for who they are.

The prologue starts with a bang, and chapter one continues that drama, only in a different venue.

Cam Riley plays hockey on a professional team, just one step below the NHL (National Hockey League). He plays in Toronto –a hotbed of hockey fans. Even though the beloved pro team – the Toronto Maple Leafs, have one of the longest Stanley Cup droughts in the history of the league, Leafs fans stand by their team, convinced that this year will be ‘the one’. With Austin Matthews on their team, it’s a near-future possibility.

But I digress.

I love books set in Canada – bias here, I admit – Especially books that portray this vast country in such an accurate way.

Montreal drivers are angry (sorry, it’s true and I have firsthand experience). Toronto, according to Cam’s brother Jackson, is a ‘soul-sucking hellhole at the best of times’. There’s a truth to that. Again, firsthand experience. If you don’t have friends and family to keep you grounded, it can be very lonely. Cam’s hockey buddies are great, but they are enjoying the freedom of living in the big city with lots of people who love hockey. And the one boyfriend Cam had? True jerk.

Finally, there is the small-town life. Fredericton, New Brunswick isn’t a one-light town, but with the city filled with Maritimers, it can feel like everyone is a friend. It’s a place where a former hockey pro with an undiagnosed heart problem can meet a cute guy and secure a job at the Saturday morning Farmer’s Market.

Noah Clark is manning his uncle’s honey stand while the older man tends to a beehive emergency. And when he meets a hunky guy who’s returning to town and looking for a job (and he’s gay!), Noah considers himself a lucky guy. He’s an art curator and a bit on the feminine side. Many men find that a turnoff, but he is exactly Cam’s type.

Thus begins a series of dates with a slow burn of escalating passion. Noah is wary of people because often people who leave New Brunswick don’t come back. Also, this amazing man wants to build boxes and learn to tend bees. It seems too good to be true.

And maybe it is – because Cam is still in the hockey scouts’ sights and when one makes him an offer, he has a choice to make.

I love that this is a book about family as much as romantic love. Noah misses his family back in Ottawa, but his job in Fredericton is good for his career and his Uncle Billy is there.

Cam is the middle brother. Jackson is the eldest and came out early in high school. Because of being a jock, Cam wasn’t ‘out’. Thomas, the youngest, was the one who was bullied because everyone thought he was gay. His sexuality is a non-issue as he never discusses his personal life, never mentioning a boy or girl friend. He also points out that the statistical odds of three brothers being gay are astronomical.

Given there are more books, it will be interesting to see how the story develops.

(That having been said, ‘Clang’, which is Book 2, is Jackson’s book and ‘Swish’, the final book in the series, is Thomas’ story. I’m hoping they will be released on audio soon).

As I said, low-angst, great storyline, and then there’s Michael Pauley. He’s a narrator who delivers a solid performance every time. Even his pronunciation of French words such as beurre and Trois-Rivieres, is done valiantly and with a degree of accuracy, so good for him. As always, he is a treat to listen to.

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This book really got me buzzing!!

I love Ed’s work, especially the Riley Brothers series, then add in Micheal Pauley’s narrative and you got 5 stars right there. An absolutely brilliant, light hearted listen with some smoking hot bedroom action! Defiantly with a credit!