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Publisher's Summary

To find the love they need, two men must overcome a world of differences.

Jeremy Ringer enjoys the important things in life: surf and sand - beach and bartending - practicing Taoism. Until a death in the family sends him across the state, and he realizes that the simple things are not enough. 

Ollie Mendosa is only interested in one thing - the new police app he's developing. That is until he meets one of the crime victims, the beach-loving Jeremy Ringer. Ollie’s protective nature is brought out in full force, and he can't resist the temptation of a summer fling.

They’re drawn together in a plan to enjoy the summer, but the the heat is on when the criminals return.

A stand-alone MM romance.

©2018, 2019, 2021 Lynn Michaels, Blue Eyed Dreams, LLC (P)2021 Lynn Michaels

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Needs Work

This one did not connect with me, the story was ok but not a lot of romance. The voices for the characters did not do it for me.

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A Romance that Misses the Mark

Lynn Michaels and Mark Reece Healey are new-to-me artists. I took advantage of an opportunity to request and receive a free ARC of this audiobook. These are my voluntary opinions of it.

‘Time for Love’ disappoints me to such a degree that I struggle to find anything I like about it. The one bright spot I can come up with is Mr Healey’s singing voice. I enjoyed the few moments that call for it.

The book is a romantic suspense that doesn’t do justice to either element. Every bit of the police work is utterly implausible (if not downright impossible). The crime-predicting app is far-fetched. Ollie’s never done investigative field work, yet takes down the bad guys. The climactic scene with said bad guys is laughable. I don’t believe one second of it.

Where’s the romance here? Insta-lust? Yes. But Jeremy and Ollie don’t spend enough time together to instill any feelings of romance. They share a few sexy-times scenes that read more clinical than erotic. The rest of the time involves both men constantly ping-ponging between “I want to be with him.” and “I can’t be with him.” It’s terribly frustrating and in the end elicits only artificial angst and drama.

Characterizations are problematic as well. Ollie comes off as a jerk at times. And Jeremy’s Taoist-influenced (and frankly juvenile) inability to make decisions causes most of the wild see-sawing of the relationship. It makes for a lot of unnecessary tension.

The dialogue isn’t written in a way that people naturally speak. A lot of it is silly and cliche.

Except for the aforementioned singing, Mark Reece Healey’s narration leaves a lot to be desired. The voice he has chosen to use for Ollie is completely opposite of how it’s described in the story. I’m no expert, but Ollie’s New York accent evokes more of a speech impediment than an accent. It would have been better to not attempt the accent at all.

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  • 09-23-21

Enjoyed!

Mark Reece Healey does a terrific job of bringing this story to life.
I really enjoyed Time for Love. It is full of mystery and romance. Twists and turns and plenty of sexy time. Great story!

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Just ok story. Did not like the Narrator

Story 3 stars Narrartion 2.5

The story was just ok. I didn't hate it but didn't love it. I finished it due to it's short length. I just didn't find the plot that interesting. The drama part was far fetched. I didn't really feel a connection to the characters. They didn't really have that much chemistry. The cop was kind of D at times. I wouldn't recommend it.

I give the narrator a little credit simply because his reading voice was ok. He sang in all the singing parts and quite well which I found impressive and he did use different voices to tell the characters apart. Unfortunately I did not like any of those voices. They were really quite atrocious. This may have also added to my dislike of the story. He also didn't really express any emotion. My advice would be to read it and don't listen to this.

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Tough listen

This was a tough one for me. I am normally a fan of this author but I had a hard time with this story. First the narration was terrible. The voice choices were annoying and OTT for me and there was a tinny sound. I did like the singing though. The story was ok but slow and I found it hard to get into. It is a fairly quick listen so I did stick it out. Maybe it would have been better if I read it.

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Jeremy and Ollie 😍

I really like Jeremy and Ollie. Jeremy comes home when his aunt dies. He meets Ollie when he reports his car missing. There are suspenseful elements to the story, but overall I really enjoyed it. The narrator was new to me, Mark Reece Healey. He did a great at distinguishing the characters.

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Good Story...

This was a good story; however, I did not like the narrator. I didn't really like the choices for the characters. A narrator can make or break a story for me. I did finish it, but I would have loved it if it was narrated by someone else.

This is the first one I have read or listened to by the author, but I would listen to another one of her stories in the future.

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     My first instinct wasn't to give this story four stars. I listened to the audiobook. The narrator's different "voices" completely took away any seriousness or heat in the book because I couldn't stand them. I had to step back and only judge it based on the writing. If I went with only the narration, it probably wouldn't get three stars.
     Jeremy Ringer doesn't have a lot of goals in life as long as the beach is close by and he has a job for expenses. He practices Taoism which is constantly entered into his reactions in life. Then his aunt dies so he travels back to the town he grew up in. While cleaning out his aunt's apartment, he falls victim to a crime. In reporting the theft, he meets Ollie Mendosa. Before meeting Jeremy, the only thing he cared about was developing an app to be used by law enforcement. If I had read the book, I would have loved him because he was alpha hotness as well as darkly gorgeous. But because I listened to the audiobook, the narrator ruined his character for me. The narrator was a wonderful singer but not a very good narrator.
     It was a sweet story with two men realizing that having a loving relationship might not be too bad. This is my honest opinion, freely given. 

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Jeremy and Ollie

Jeremy gets a call his Aunt has past, and needs to go home. When he gets their he is left an apartment with his cousin Scotty. Whilst lazing at the pool he encounters Nick and Skye, who friend him and borrow his car. When his car isn't returned he places a Police report where he meets Ollie a Police specialist working on a new app. The thieves cause havoc.
This is a new author and narrator, but I truly enjoyed this book. Narration was easy on the ears and different enough to know who was speaking.

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Not for me

Sadly, this book didn't work for me. I didn't connect with the characters (and, frankly, I found Jeremy annoying) and didn't buy their romance either.

The suspense plot was... kind of senseless, TBH. There was no real motivation for any of the bad guys' actions and there wasn't any evident reason for the change of heart of the Chief *shrugs*

But I was intrigued by the Native American guy and wouldn't mind to get to know more about him. :P

Mark Reece Healey's narration was... not bad: easy to understand, well emotional timing, and all the characters have distinctive voices but, and this is mostly a matter of taste, I didn't like any of them.

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  • Susie Umphers
  • 09-24-21

Great characters and suspense

I enjoyed the chemistry between Jeremy and Ollie and watching them fit their different personalities together. This story also has a great suspense plot. One of those really nice ones where everything starts of perfectly normal and then slowly the characters and the reader start to realize something is very wrong and very dangerous. Mark Reece Healey is a new narrator for me and I enjoyed his performance here very much.

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  • Magnus
  • 09-23-21

Nice

A good story by Lynn Michaels. Was nice to join the characters on their journey. Mark Reece Healey dis an okay job with the narration.

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  • Erryn Barratt
  • 09-23-21

Wanted more

I had heard good things about this author and so seized on the book when I got the chance. I’m struggling to write this review. There were some things I liked. Unfortunately, I think partly due to the narration, there were several things I didn’t like. Mark Reece Healey is a new narrator to me and if I see him again, I’ll definitely listen to the sample. He made certain choices with this book that just didn’t work for me. Each character’s voice was distinct – I’ll give him that – but quite a few irritated me, especially the women and the Ollie Mendosa’s partner. I wasn’t thrilled with Ollie’s voice, but I adapted.

I struggled at times to figure out exactly what was going on. I’m not a techie, so the whole app thing was a bit over my head. Once I figured things out, I was pretty okay with the plotline. I’m not sure I’m all in with cops sleeping with victims, but writers take artistic licence and it does happen in real life.

I am interested in checking out the author’s Holeshot series and plan to head there soon. Please don’t let my mixed feelings about the audio be the last word. Others have enjoyed the book. I do recommend you listen to the sample.

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  • sarah mitcham
  • 09-23-21

Changing His Path.

MM, Slow burn, Contemporary, romance with drama and angst. Two men who both struggle with issues from childhood that cause them difficulties having close relationships meet. They both have Feelings for the other but have alot to overcome including they live in different states and the group of thieves that have targeted Jeremy. HEA. I'm left 80/20 on my opinion of the narration, I dislike several of the characters voices but one of the main characters voices and the general narration were good.

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  • Gwen
  • 09-23-21

Love and crime…

Jeremy just inherited a house. He leaves his laid back life to claim it and he finds friends there that ultimately had the worst intentions. When he is the victim of a crime he meets Ollie, who has developed a police app. Things get heated and then go downhill. They live in different places so they seem to struggle with that early on. It’s a complicated relationship. They do get their hea at the end. I didn’t enjoy the voice used for Ollie. He sounded older than his character.

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  • KBR
  • 09-21-21

Time for Love

3.5
Interesting story. I wasn't sure the opposites attract concept would work, but it mostly did. I struggled to get into the story but eventually did. The narration was distorted or sounded like it was in a tunnel, and I wasn't the biggest fan of the voices for characters. Overall not bad.

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  • L.D.
  • 09-12-21

A New Path

A Time for Love is a contemporary romance that quickly turns into a dangerous mystery. Jeremy travels back home when he gets the news of his aunt’s death. While Jeremy deals with his late aunt’s belongings, he makes friends with a local couple. What a starts as a friendship quickly turns into something much more sinister. Lucky for Jeremy, he meets Ollie Mendosa, a gruff police officer, who shows him that there may be more to life than just going with the flow. The romance between Ollie and Jeremy was passionate and intense, and quickly shifted from a casual, one-night stand into something more lasting. The plot had all the Hollywood flair that makes action and mysteries dramatic and fun. The police work was not accurate, but it fit with the plot and made the story fun. The audiobook was narrated by Mark Reece Healey, a new-to-me narrator who did a decent job with the audio.

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  • A.K.
  • 09-11-21

Not what I had expected

Honestly, the romance in this just didn't work for me. I didn't buy the attraction between Jeremy and Ollie, and as much as I wanted to enjoy it, it just never got there for me.

The overall tension of the story regarding Jeremy being taken advantage of didn't make a whole lot of sense, nor did it add anything to the story, it was just sort of weird. Adding in the app that Ollie had created that was being tested out was strange as well.

The narration was clear and the different voices were obvious. I had no issues deciphering who was talking at all. I didn't care for either of the voices at all. I felt like Ollie's NYC accent sounded more like a lisp and it just detracted me from the story.

Unfortunately, this just really didn't do it for me.

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  • Pat Johnson
  • 09-07-21

Solid Characters.

Jeremy and Ollie singularly you would not see their attraction to each other , together it’s entirely different.

Currently a beach bum, Jeremy adores the open air adding his practice of Tao which keeps him completely focused.

Meeting Ollie Mendoza changed Jeremy’s life completely.

Ollie a specialist working for the Police knows who he likes , Jeremy .

A lot happens that keeps you drawn into the story.