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After zero-gravity heroics left astronaut Nicolas Rogers injured, his new job as a park ranger seems perfect. Being a caretaker of his corner of the Smoky Mountains makes him almost okay with having to be on Earth. More importantly, this deep in the woods, Nico's practically a hermit at a remote ranger station. Sure, he has good friends in nearby Knoxville, but he's otherwise free from petty drama and broken hearts...until Deen enters his world.

Caught in a compromising position by relentless paparazzi, rock star and international playboy Deen Jayse barely escaped with his career intact. He needs image rehab and a break from fame. His manager strongly suggests a stint in the Smokies, promoting national parks and being wholesome. That would be a lot easier if Nico weren't there in his sexy park ranger uniform.

Nico already has his hands full with arsonists at the park without Deen adding to his workload. He thinks he has to babysit a spoiled celebrity, but when he catches a glimpse of the man behind the persona, he sees something he can't resist. They've both experienced the isolation of fame, and while their loneliness brings them together, their worlds threaten to tear them apart. Deen can't just drop everything to go live in the mountains, and Nico can't abandon them.... After a taste of being together, how can they possibly face a future apart?

Splinter is a stand-alone gay romance novel with an HEA ending and no cliff-hanger. Book number two, Grasp, now available!

©2017 E. Davies (P)2018 E. Davies

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Smoky Love

The first time I read this book I couldn't imagine how it could ever get better but when Ed announced that Greg was doing the narration I knew it had.

This beautiful story of love found between two men so dissimilar on the surface unfold in such a way you want to take it all in at one time.

Nico is astronaut whose time among the stars is cut short by an injury sustained in the process of saving one of his crew members. Deen is a world famous singer whose self destructive behavior finds him in a position so compromised that only a month removed from the ever watchful eyes of an adoring public will save him and it does. Beautifully so.

Finding love in the smoky mountains was not what Deen had sought when he ran but finding it doesn't just save him it saves Nico too.

This is a low angst story written by a master wordsmith and performed by one of the shining stars in the field of narration. I hope that he performs the other books in this amazing series. The Significant Brothers series is simply and honestly a joy to read and will leave your heart lightened and longing for the next book and Splinter is an excellent introduction. Enjoy!

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excellent book excellent narrator

this is my first introduction to this to this author, and I enjoyed it so much I can't wait for the next installment I highly recommend this audiobook. it's a heartwarming tale of two people overcoming their differences.

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Such an adorable story!!

E. Davies keeps in making the sweetest and adorable stories! This is no different! Then to get Greg Boudreaux to narrate the story. OMG!! I thought it couldn't get any sweeter but Greg has proving me wrong. Greg just has a way of doing his narrations that I can't help but fall in love even more then the last time. Such an amazing story to get an amazing narrator to bring Nico and Deen to life!!

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Beautiful story!!

Sweet romance, low angst, and communication. I really enjoyed listening to this book and meeting the first set of Significant Brothers. At first I wasn't sure I would like Deen but by the middle I was singing a different tune. I love that Deen and Nico communicate their feelings and thoughts rather than let silly things come between them. The way they work through the fact that they are from different worlds was wonderful. Yes the book has insta-love and not all authors can pull that off without the shifter world being involved but E. Davies does and he does it beautifully. The connection between these two lonely men is undeniable and their chemistry is just, well I will just say be careful where you listen if you are using audible :) Which brings me to the narration, which is wonderfully done by Greg Boudreaux, I could listen to him all day! This is a wonderful start to this series and I am definitely looking forward to the rest of this series coming out on audible since my kindle time is very limited these days!

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Ugh!! Don't bother it's a real downer!

Could not finish listening to it...I had to quit out of shear boredom. Find something else.

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Excellent story and start of a new series

Audio Review
I listened to the audio book as a second "read" and I enjoyed it very much the second time around. The narrator did a great job of differentiating the voices so it didn't sound stale or monotone. I liked listening to this, and I would definitely listen to it again in the future.

Original Review
This was a great start to E. Davies' next series. Nico took himself out of the limelight after a difficult event during his astronaut career. He is now a park ranger, and tends to stay by himself. Deen is a bad boy musician who needs to rehab his image by going off the major grid for a little bit. He is sent to the park for a couple of weeks and Nico is his guide. I enjoyed watching their friendship grow, Nico come out of his shell, and Deen settle down. I loved the idea of "Significant Brothers", and I'm really looking forward to the next books in the series.

I'm voluntarily reviewing a free advance reader copy I received from the author.

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Good start to a new series

When I read the book I gave it 3.5 stars. I did like this easy read. The whole arsonist issue was kind of lame and you don't really get an idea why they did what they did. I could actually see the mountains in my minds eye as seen through their eyes. I will be continuing on with this series.

With the amazing Greg Boudreaux narrating this book, I have to raise my review to 4 stars.

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loved

I really loved the book and The narrator did a wonderful job bringing it to life. The emotions are expressed really well and the voices are good for the characters.

I really want to check out the next books in this series. I hope that Mr. Boudreaux continues to narrate this series.

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Great Audio by Greg Boudreaux

Greg Boudreaux is a new narrator to me and I thoroughly enjoyed his work.
Mr Boudreaux made Ed Davies characters come to life for me. I really enjoyed this book and it was an absolute pleasure to be able to sit back, relax and listen to Nico and Deen's story. Greg's voice is beautiful and I could listen to him all day and twice on Sundays. He puts his emotion into the characters and this shines through in this audio.

THE BOOK.... Ed Davies writes sweet, sexy stories and I absolutely love all the Significant Brothers books. If you haven't read this series yet, do yourself a favour and DO IT!!!

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Absolutely a lovely listen

E Davies' writing just gets better and better, and Greg Boudreaux's narration is my favorite! This super sweet read set in a lovely arrangement of fresh air and exploration is quite fun to read, and you really root for the boys. Nico and Dean help each other out of the boxes they had built around themselves and their lives, hoping to let love in. Steamy steamy read.