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How steamy is it? Hot Damn

Publisher's Summary

Rod Nelson is used to being someone's good time, and that's fine with him. Spending his days at his adult toy store, Rods-N-Ends, he never knows who he'll meet. The second Landon Harrison walks in, he has Rod's full attention. It seems as if Landon wants him too, so why won't the man jump in the sack with him already?

Landon never thought he'd return home to the town where memories lurk around every corner. He has to admit, Rod makes the adjustment a lot easier. He keeps Landon laughing. Despite the fierce attraction between them, he's not willing to risk his newfound friendship to get laid.

Neither man wants something serious, but the more they're together, the harder it is to keep their hands to themselves, until eventually they stop trying.

But flings between friends are never simple, and as they attempt to shift gears, diving into their first relationship, they're slammed with setbacks. If they want to truly move forward, before they hit the open road together, they're going to have to let go of a past that could make them crash and burn.

Contains mature themes.

©2016 Riley Hart (P)2016 Tantor

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Don't love the reader, but a great series

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The reading of Rod's voice is annoying, and makes it hard to like the character

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Great story, annoying narration

I love the simple, beautiful story, but the narrator's fake, squeaky attempt at sounding feminine when reading the lines of the women (and the bottom!) annoys the hell out of me.

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Good story

I enjoyed the story. I've pretty much loved all the Riley Hart books. But I was turned off by the way Sean Crisden chose to give voice to Rod. High pitched, loud and nasally. Nothing sexy about that. But still, the story is a good one and I did listen to the entire thing.

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  • CK
  • 04-28-18

This was good, but my least favorite of the series

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Even though this was the 2nd book in the Crossroads series, I read it last because it appealed to me the least - and unsurprisingly, it turned out to be my least liked of the three (Crossroads was my favorite) - because I didn't really like either Rod or Landon all that much. They and the story was ok, but their hang-ups and both of them with the "no one could ever love me" insecurity got tiresome. I usually like Sean Crisden's narration, however in this case, I didn't like Rod's voice too much - it sounded too cartoonish - high and enthusiastic.... it's probably why I didn't warm up to Rod's character.

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A nice romance

A nice story that would have been so much better had the main character, not been so screechy in the narration. The characters were well written and I usually enjoy Sean Crisden's narration, just not his portrayal of this particular character.

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take a chance

If you could sum up Shifting Gears in three words, what would they be?

loving, Passionate/sexy

What other book might you compare Shifting Gears to and why?

don't really want to compare because yes some of the previous characters from another story are used..the fact is Landon and Rod are there own men with there own story

What about Sean Crisden’s performance did you like?

the way that he always lets u know who he is, he never makes u think you will not know who is speaking as

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

i laughed and I cried but I also related soon much to there story and because of that I knew these guys

Any additional comments?

I hope Mr Hart keeps writing because his passion and his love are fantastic and he is one hell of a story teller

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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cute story

Loved the story. super cute. made me smile all the way through. Had a problem with the narration. there wasn't a difference between the two voices, otherwise great listen.

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:/

Sean Crisden annoyed the shit outta me with this one. The narration and Landon's voice were good, but Rod sounded like a woman, and lets just clarify that female voices are SO NOT this guy's strong suit.

Besides, the story wasnt that great. I liked the first installment waaay better.

I found myself daydreaming as I listened to the audiobook, which means it didnt get my attention, like, at all. Hence the oh-so-low rating.

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Sweet friends-to-lovers story.

I really love how the titles of the books in this series come into play. Sometimes a book's title is just that, a title, and it doesn't necessarily ever work itself into the story line. Other times it can be so obvious and even feel a little forced. But I think Riley did a great job of working the titles into the feelings of these storylines, particularly this one.

Neither Rod nor Landon is looking for much more than a casual good time, and maybe a friendship. But the more time these two opposites spent together the more apparent it became that something was simmering below the surface. I really enjoyed how their relationship progressed- how it moved from friends, to friends-with-benefits to something deeper, until they both finally realized where they were supposed to be.

It was all so new for both of them though, it definitely wasn't all unicorns and rainbows.

I really felt sad at times for Rod, who used humor to cover up his insecurities and feelings of inadequacies when it came to believing he was worthy of love. It broke my heart. But I loved how Landon called him on it when needed. Landon is terrific. He had his own issues but was so strong and caring.

This was a really sweet, funny, and at times emotional read. I loved that we got to catch up with Nick and Bryce, too. They're like the anchors of this series!

Sean's narration has been great. He's done an awesome job of differentiating all the characters, giving them their "own" voices.

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Excellent narration!

I really enjoyed Landon and Rod's story. They were both likable and well developed characters. I loved Rod's quirkiness, especially the eyeliner. Sean is an excellent narrator with clear distinction between male/female voices and between Landon and Rod. I'm looking forward to listening to Justin and Drew's story.

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  • David Jackson
  • 07-24-16

Really good story

The characters and storyline is well written and developed. Great listen. Really enjoyed it :)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful