Secrets

PsyCop, Book 4
Narrated by: Gomez Pugh
Series: PsyCop, Book 4
Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
Categories: LGBT, LGBT Studies
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Victor Bayne's job as a PsyCop involves tracking down dead people and getting them to spill their guts about their final moments. It's never been fun, per se. But it's not usually this annoying.

Vic has just moved in with his boyfriend Jacob, he can't figure out where anything's packed, and his co-worker is pressuring him to have a housewarming party.

Can't a guy catch a break?

On a more sinister note, Vic discovers there's absolutely no trace of him online. No trace of anyone else who trained at "Camp Hell," either. Everyone Vic knows has signed a mysterious set of papers to ensure his "privacy." The contracts are so confidential that even Vic has never heard of them. But Jacob might have.

What other secrets has Jacob been keeping?

©2008 Jordan Castilo Price (P)2015 Jordan Castillo Price
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Keeps getting better!!

I'm a long time fan of JCP and her PsyCop series (not to mention all her other books!) but hearing them performed by Gomez Pugh has elevated them to perfection. He IS Victor Bayne. I'll listen to these stories again and again. Jordan Castillo Price, PsyCop and Gomez Pugh are the best out there.

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It's No Secret..... I Love This Series

What made the experience of listening to Secrets the most enjoyable?

As per usual, Gomez Pugh brings his 'A' game to this audio. I love the characterization of each voice. I can't imagine anyone other than him narrating this series.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Secrets?

I like the fact that Victor would protect Lisa from everyone, including Jacob and herself.

Which character – as performed by Gomez Pugh – was your favorite?

I love his version of Ms. Mattie. She's awesome.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Secrets and lies, much to despise....

Any additional comments?

Every book gets better and I anticipate the next one even before I finish the current one. They can't be released quickly enough for me. Great job Jordan and Gomez. Next please.

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Love Love Love this series

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The narrator and the story. I love watching Victor grow up!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Victor, Cash, and Jacob

Which character – as performed by Gomez Pugh – was your favorite?

all

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Cripes.

Would you consider the audio edition of Secrets to be better than the print version?

No, I don't prefer one over the other, they are just different ways to experience a book.

Have you listened to any of Gomez Pugh’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have all the books in this series, and he IS Vic, this book is no exception.

Any additional comments?

This series get better and better as we learn more about Vic and his background, as well as the way he grows with each book.

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It's just getting better and better!

Wow. Just. Wow.

When you think you know somebody….
In this story we see the boys move in together. But – really – that wasn’t as big a deal as I’d have expected it to be. Instead we get some weird stuff about Crash/Vic and Crash/Jacob. I think something is heading our way that will involve Crash more seriously in the future.

Lisa comes back – so – Yay! I love Lisa’s talent and how she and Vic are so good for one another. It’s wonderful that they can share the depth of their respective talents with each other since nobody else seems to be quite as – psychic?- as them.

Jacob was the shocker in this story. First, he seriously gets off on Vic’s talent. Way more than we’ve ever seen and it’s seriously HOT. Like, scorching. Second, seeing his reaction to the “perp” was startling. He always seemed so by the book and we see a different side of him here. In a way, it makes him more believable as Vic’s boyfriend. He’s far from perfect.

I’m always so impressed by Jordan’s imagination. She has some serious writing chops. Just when we’re knee deep in a deep, dark, sexual fog – Vic will tell us how much he loves Jacob and trusts him and finds him sweet. It really brings us back to the feels in the moment without losing the momentum of the sexual tension.

In any case – our boys solved the crime – super creatively – and the story deepens surrounding Camp Hell.



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Gah! I love Gomez Pugh. He does a terrific job – again! I love Lisa. I love his “new” Jacob and thought the other secondary characters (Miss Mattie, Crash, Shepherd, Barnhardt) were fantastic.



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Hot and habit forming

I love the characters and the story line of these books. I'm so glad I bought the first book and now four books down, I can't wait for number five. So while I'm waiting i think I'll check out other stories of This talented author.

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Well spent time

I love this series. I've been in search of a m/m book that isn't all lovey dovey. The relationship between the two main guys is romantic and hot but not unicorns and skittles sappy. Then there's the backdrop of sci-fi combining my favorite genres. Well worth your time.

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Introduces an ongoing conspiracy

We get a little X-Files vibe going here. In addition to the case Jacob is working and a freak out by Lisa related to her si-no ability, Vic is confronted with the fact that neither he nor anyone he went to Camp Hell with can be found anywhere on the internet. And Camp Hell itself has been whitewashed. The book ends with a cliffhanger related to that conspiracy theory.

Another great addition to the series though Vic is a bit whiny in this one.

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Excellent narration

Narration is on point. Love this series. A+++++++ in my humble opinion. Keep them coming!

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Ableist installment, start elsewhere

While there is a lot to like in this series, don’t start with this one. It picks up a dangling plot line from the previous book and this installment needs a content warning for how ableist Victor is.

There’s a good deal of both Vic and Jacob being agist too. To top it off, cop that he is, Vic constantly calls a male black ghost “homeless guy” and assumes he’s at fault for some astral plane crimes. And that ghost is one of two actually magic black characters in the book, the other of whom is there to watch out for a jerk of a white guy. And even where Vic finally acts like a friend to Lisa, rather than a mooch, he does it in a way that’s more protector/savior/decider than mentor. He’s being helpful but it’s still off a bit. It’s like the attempt made to be inclusive went haywire.

I like that the inclusion is happening, at least. But there’s really no nuance at all to how Vic addresses, thinks of, and speaks of some disabled characters. The stock “I’d rather be dead than be that” doesn’t address anything but looks. While I can understand the sentiment of specifying how much disability one thinks is too much, for the point of a living will/decision making by next of kin, that’s not what happened here. I found his attitude toward disability & aging off putting.

For some reason, I mostly like the characters & mysteries. When thinking about the problems, I kind of wonder why, though. Vic and Jacob are sometimes nice and sometimes jerks. Maybe it’s how Vic is respectful of some of the ghosts who help him? But I’m not quite liking how the secondary plots have more cliffhanger than payoff. (Camp H, in this one, Lisa in the previous one.) This looks to be the last of the short installments, and I’m giving it one more shot to see if the author does a better job with arcing secondary plot points. I understand wanting a longer running arc, but I want more resolution/forward momentum/ payoff from them than I’m getting. That said, I complain most about books that I find compelling but problematic. I like it more than my critique would indicate, but I critique because I want to like it even more and can’t.

I also don’t get AT ALL how Crash fits in. I don’t know why Carolyn likes him. His competence at astral stuff seems inconsistent & fake but that could be because readers see him filtered thru Vic’s POV, which is hostile. He comes across anti-sexy to Vic, so I don’t know why Vic keeps having thoughts of him that make him think of affairs. It doesn’t fit. (Yet?)

Steam: Med. There’s M/M sexual activity on page. There is some mild kink. This is one of the first instances where I didn’t find the sex mostly incidental to the story. But Vic went all controlling in this one when normally he likes being told what to do - yet another thing I don’t understand. I’m a little worried that he’s not careful enough of Jacobs’s breathing/airway. The author is careful to make sure we know Jacob is much stronger physically, perhaps to imply that Vic doesn’t need to be careful? Vic is considering what Jacob desires but… again it’s not quite right here somehow.

Narration: The narrator is excellent. I find him easy to listen to and parse. The sound quality is good. Might be one reason I keep reading?

Again, while the Lisa development & Vic’s insight into Jacob’s motivations are improvements I was hoping for after the last book left Lisa dangling like a loose thread, if you want to like the series, don’t start here.

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  • LGB
  • 07-10-15

Review for the PsyCop series

I hadn't read any of the PsyCop books before I listened to the series on Audible. I throughly enjoyed each story and Jordan's distinctive storytelling. I loved the premise of the series and thought the chemistry between Vic and Jacob was sizzling throughout. Gomez Pugh's performance was fabulous. His narration was spot on for each character. He differentiated each person clearly and made them come alive for me. I pictured everything going on in the scenes and recognized each character when they spoke. Jacob's voice was husky and so sexy. UNF! The production quality was excellent. I will definitely listen to all five superb stories again.

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  • Alan
  • 01-01-20

Another fun read!

PsyCop, Victor Bayne, wears a permanent frown. He is on the trail of a someone or something terrorising a nursing home resident and he’s adjusting to the new home he bought with Jacob. I enjoy the tough-guy attitude Victor tries to exude and I like the PsyCop world - these are fun reads!