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Publisher's Summary

They once faced each other on a battlefield. Now soldier-turned-spy Jonathan Reese must keep watch over the man he's never forgotten. A close encounter reveals Karl von Binder, the count's son, also recalls the day he spared Jonathan's life. Sparks fly between the former enemies and Jonathan begins to lose perspective on his mission. He knows he must maintain distance because the heat he encounters in Karl's touch stirs him far too deeply for his own good. He can't keep away - especially when he suspects someone is trying to kill the nobleman. The spy becomes a protector as Jonathan guards the man he's begun to care for. Together the men try to puzzle out who would benefit from Karl's death - and how much they're willing to trust each other when a torrid sexual fling threatens to become an affair of the heart.

©2015 Bonnie Dee & Summer Devon (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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An excellent listening experience.

One of the best of this category even if the cover is a hundred years out of step with the time of the story.

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A good storyline.

I don’t care for sex scenes, but the story is good. Most of the characters are likable.
There is a small hint of the damage of war on a person, more to the point comments, and the difference of class.
I really enjoyed the except I’m not a fan of sex scenes.

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Adventurous, Fun, Sexy, and Wishful Thinking?

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I thought that the story was decent and that it had some really cool characters. I would've liked to see some female characters. Literally, zero in-depth female characters are in this book. They mention Karl's mother a little bit and there's the women at the party, but I would've liked to see some strong female characters. This book seemed to want to put a gay couple in the middle of a time when there was a strong fear, distain, and disgust toward all people who showed interest in that community. It would've been cool if there was this kick-a** female character that maybe was a spy with Reese? I don't know. ---ALSO, yes, tell the love story, I'm totally fine with that, but if there was more political/nobleman intrigue, I think the book would've been better, more depth than just erotic novels, and longer. It's like these authors are pumping out short gay erotic novels just to get to a certain number. I'm not trying to take away from the good qualities of this book, but I think it needed more on the story and intrigue side versus the love story side. ---This bugged me so much, but the authors decided to use a variation of these words so many times in this book that I started to roll my eyes. I can't actually write what one of the words is, because I want this review to not have any swears or anything that could get it taken down. In some way, these words were used together: his (word for male genitalia that starts with the third letter of the alphabet) twitched/ his c*** twitched/ my c*** twitched/ everyone's c*** twitched. Okay, that last one was trying to be funny. But, I'm serious, it was used way too much. And, it really isn't sexy to think of it moving with that word. I get what they're trying to say, but it just is not a sexy word to use when thinking of a man's genitalia and what it does and can do. (By the way, I know what you might be thinking. The C word for men was used to describe that anatomy as far back as the 17th century or so. I did look it up. I also had to look up another couple of things that would be right at home if there was a contemporary setting in a novel, but seems out of place in this one).

Would you recommend The Nobleman and the Spy to your friends? Why or why not?

Gay friends: absolutely. Female friends: depends on which friends. Straight male friends: HEAVENS NO!! -- This kind of thing tends to make the straight male uncomfortable.

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

This is my first. I have no idea what he looks like, but I kind of fell in love with is voice (when he was reading from Reese's POV. It was always in third person, but the book did like to zoom in on Karl and Reese at separate moments. So it's more of a third person limited, but with two characters instead of just one). So, Mr. Scott as Reese was sexy and really charming. Karl too obviously.

Did The Nobleman and the Spy inspire you to do anything?

I was going to wait until the additional comments section, but I guess this fits here. One: yes, it did inspire me to start writing more frequently. I want there to be gay novels written by a gay man out there (Not that I mind these ones. I liked this one and I LOVED 'Zero at the Bone' by Jane Seville. I just would like to be one of the new gay male authors that comes out and can help these books get out there more.) --What I said before though, I had trouble getting through this book. I wanted this review to be entirely about the books and not my personal feelings/hand-ups, but this book made me sad every time I went back to it. I knew that I wanted to finish it, because I really wanted to know what was going to happen with the two men; however, I could only take it in short doses. Again, that is my personal hangup, but it did prevent me from devouring the book like I normally would have.

Any additional comments?

This has to be said. I know that there were homosexuals in early 20th century and before, obviously. My problem is that they seem to almost be a couple in this book, which never could've happened. I mean, maybe it could have. I'm not an historian or anything, but it just seems like they were asking to get caught and then get in serious trouble. The authors did mention the fears of them doing things together and being together, but that's it. There was no actual danger. Maybe we can put this book under fantasy, or, like I said in the title of this review WISHFUL THINKING. I'm also glad the book ended where it did, because I think there's a very dark future for them.

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Pretty Good

I enjoyed this book. I figured out who the culprit was before it was reveled.

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Great story and narrator

A lovely story, well written characters and great narrator. Can’t see anything that needs to be changed.

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Rather a disappointment

The overall is rather trite, a real disappointment from these authors. Repetitions in a couple of scenes as though there was a copy-paste moment there, a very unconvincing cliché damsel-in-distress reaction from a seasoned warrior in a professional situation, and a predictable outcome... Finished mostly for the pleasant audio performane. Itbwas a tiny bit monotone at times, but probubly due to the text itself. And I loved Cohen's no-nonsense manner, and a number of other secondary characters' voice interpretations very much. So many thanks to Mr. Todd Scott, mostly.

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Great...

Great narration and story line. Although story could have been longer it was an exciting read!

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not bad, but really not worth it.

The story seems to be more for the sex than a story line. it's not a bad story, I just wish they had elaborated the story more with sex scenes as the second thought. I also thought the two main characters having sex within the first chapter was a bit too fast. There was little character development of back story before they had sex the first time.
I also was not a big fan of the way the story jumped from present to past without any lead up. it was confusing to be reading about a current event in one line and the next line the character was someplace else.

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Not Bad For A Victorian Novel

I must confess I’ve never been a fan of Victorian Era anything. I read this because I’ve really enjoyed Bonnie Dee’s writing on other books. But, the story couldn’t quite overcome the negatives for me, making it a so-so read.

I didn’t much care for the narrator. He wasn’t bad, but also didn’t capture my attention and the two main characters’ voices sounded much too stuffy-middle-aged-Victorian to lend them any real sexual intensity.

The story was good and the mystery was not one I figured out right away, so that was interesting.

If you’re addicted to Victorian Romance, you’ll like this. If you aren’t, it won’t inspire you to look for more in that era. For me, it was “Yep, that’s what I expected. I won’t be going back there again.”

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Terrific Spy Story! Wonderful Performance by Scott

Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon always come up with a good plot, and The Nobleman and the Spy is a truly terrific spy story! They wrapped me into the plot from the opening scene, and it never let up.

Fans of these authors also know what spectacular physical romance scenes are in each of their novels. Terrfic chemistry between Jonathan and Karl, and I really enjoyed the dangerous edge which surrounds their coupling.

Audio performed by Todd Scott who does a tremendous job - espescially with all of the different accents and the German. Well done!

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  • 05-16-22

Great

This was another brilliant book that I’ve listened to, very enjoyable and I highly recommend

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  • 04-06-22

I love this story

I read the ebook several times and knew the audio could differ from my inner eye. But I loved it. Two manly men, learning to trust and to let go of shame. I liked how they expressed their attraction and, later on, love.
The narration was inconsistent. The voices were good and he performed the author's descriptions, but often he got a stilted tone. Further, I would have liked a true German accent. Todd Scott performing a German conjured unwanted images of British satire and other comical televisoin.