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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-18

Oh so much fun!

I read this book and loved it so much I decided to listen as well. I am glad I did since the narration was absolutely amazing.! Ry Forest/Stephen Kurpis really brought the story to life. the pacing is great, the emotion is so real, with soft moans, gunts, chuckles etc. I think this makes a book much more exciting when listening.
Love you so Hard is the first book In the Love You So series. Craig is sure he is up for promotion and it will change his life. He feels he is boring and dull and longs t be a top but none of his hookups ever let him top. He as an infatuation with a young man he sees each morning in the coffee shop that wears a shirt that says Will Bottom you so hard. But the morning goes south when a co-worker steals his promotion using his ideas. He takes an overdue vacation and goes to the coffee shop the next day. His secret crush comes over and they chat. He propositions Jesse to tutor him to be top.

Jesse is a young vivacious student and tutor. he struggles to earn enough for his food working hard for his PHd
He has seen the hottie every day and is thrilled when he asks him the strange request.

I love Tara Lain stories. They have the most fun characters and storylines. This story doesn't disappoint. I loved both Craig and Jesse and the shirt was such a cute idea to make a story from. There are lots of action both regular and sexy times.

If you are looking for a fast pace, short, fun romp then this is for you!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-18

Sun and Shadow

Audio review
Sun and Shadow is book 2 of the Day and Kight series. I love this cover because I feel I can see day and Knight and visualize them as I listen. There is plenty of backstory so it's possible you could read this as this is the second book in the Day and Knight series. It was even better than the first.
Day is gay. He doesn't advertise it but doesn't exactly hide in the closet. Knight has been married and lost his son and wife two years prior (read book one for more of this) He has been hiding in a bottle burying his sorrow until he was sent on a job with the young detective Day. This book picks up sort of where the last left off with Knight back to his wallowing. He is on a walk and comes home to two young boys robbing him. One he sends on his way after a scare but the other he sees potential and keeps him and puts him on his own type of community service working for him, doing odd jobs around the house and he pays him. This showed a bit of a different side fo night... more caring compassionate side.
Day is recovering from a shot in the shoulder. He is cleared for light duty but afraid his chances for field work are over. Knight comes to his rescue and the two of them once again go out on a job. This time it is to uncover some hidden paintings that could be real national treasures, and keeping the Russians from getting them first.
I love the mystery in these stories. It keeps twisting and turning. There is lots of action, drama, and suspense, with car chases, shootings, and all that good stuff as well a the hot sex between the two men as they develop more feelings.

I really loved Andrew McFerrin's narration. he gives each man enough voice you can easily follow the dialog. he adds the emotion and the pace is fantastic. He seeds up on the dramatic chases and slows down on the sexy times making the story evermore exciting. I sure hope there is another soon!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-18

A fun story

This is the mannies book three or Sam and Coopers story. It does stand on its own pretty well but The other characters make very big appearances and you will know them better if you've read their books. But as I said, it has enough backstory you can follow it on its own.
Cooper has been working hard for Brandon in construction but it's not easy for a man his size. One day a mistake lands him in the hospital and in a new job as manny.
Sammy has anemia and forgets to eat a lot during his busy schedule.
My heart goes out to Sammy. He is absolutely adorable. Cooper is too. I love how the two fit together so well. There are also lots of cute kids.

Peter M Brooke does a fairly good job of narrating though at times it felt like he was reading. But he still did justice to this wonderful story.
If you like two sweet young men, and lots of cute kids you will love this!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-18

A beautiful, touching story

Marshal is both mentally and physically exhausted from trying to find a conductor job. He goes to vacation on a ranch his friend Terry recommends awaiting his recent audition. One look at the sexy owner Indigo and Marshal is captivated.
Though the romance is whirlwind ( they only have a week together) it is sweet and hot. I love all the characters though Marshall and Indigo stand front and foremost. I love how Marshal hears Music in everything around him. It makes the story so beautiful and unique. Just when you think you have it figured out there is a twist...or two.
There is a lot going on in the story. As with any Andrew Grey story, it grabs you and holds you to the very end. I will admit the end made me tear up just a little.
John Solo does a great job bringing both the characters and story to life.
If you like cowboys, conductors, music, horses and a beautiful romance you will love this!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-18

You don't have to like hockey to love this

Tennant is an up and coming Hockey player on the Railers. He arrives to meet his sexy new coach is none other than Jared Madsen, his older brothers best friend.
Jared is dealing with his own stuff. His son Riker, his son's Grandfather now his attraction to Tennant.
I love all the characters. You have Tennant's brothers, and his parents, some teammates (some I am ready for their stories) and As I already mentioned, Jared's son and family.
I am a big fan of May/December and this one fits in perfectly. The romance between Jared and Tennant is fabulous.
The storyline is good and you don't have to be a big hockey fan to love this book.
As if the writing styles of RJ Scott and V.L.Locey weren't enough to make this book great, toss in the narration by Sean Crisden to turn it up a notch. He adds the perfect voice, especially Stan ( who I hope we get soon) for each man, adds emotion and makes you want to keep listening to the end.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Starting over, and a cute toddler

As usual Andrew Grey wrote another beautiful romance.
Billy Joe was raised in a white supremacist family in Mississippi one night he sees something that makes him certain he needs to get out of there. He doesn't want his son raised with that attitude. He gets some supplies, silently packs up his son and slips out in the middle of the night heading as far as he can. He ends up in Pennsylvania in a snowstorm and his car dies. A nice man stops and helps him get it going and finds him a place to stay overnight.

Carlos knows what Billy Joe is going through having done the same six years prior. He helps Billy Joe get settled in the apartment and find a job. They become close friends.

I absolutely loved this story. It started off with a touch of mystery making you not want to put down the book. It is a real page-turner. I loved Tyler, Billy Joe's son. My only issue with the story was Tyler seemed much older than 2 going on three. That said, I adored him and he made the story. The connection with Carlos and Billy Joe is great as well.

Jack Richmond does a great job bringing this story to life. It is easy to follow the characters and the pacing is great. He shows emotion instead of just telling it. He drew me in and I listened all in one sitting.
If you are looking for a good friend to lovers, coming out, cute kids, and all over great romance I highly recommend this.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-18

A sweet treat with a bit of angst

Tritan is on the run from his abusive ex. He drained his savings, left the ring with a note and took off back home to where his brothers are and bought a bakery. He is excited about his new life, especially when the sexy mechanic Jake asks him out. His brother Simon has a fancy restaurant and wholesale orders a lot of bread and the coffee shop is interested in wholesale goods so he is on the way to being on his feet enough to open...until the ex-rears, his ugly head and won't take no for an answer.
Jake has a past. He went to prison for a crime he didn't commit to protect someone else. He has served his time but life isn't easy for an ex-con. His sister hires him in her auto shop but soon Jake finds things are not going as well as he though and the cute little Baker is in trouble.
I loved this story. it is so sweet and I love a good bad boy even if Jake really isn't that bad. There's a lot going on, there are so many great characters and I am hoping for a story from all the brothers.
I think the story was good on its own, but toss in the narration by Simon Ferrar and it was even better. Simon has good pacing, made it easy to follow each man ( and there are many) and adds great emotion where needed.
I can't wait for more in this series!

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-18

Good mystery suspense , not so great narration

Secrets of Sandhill Island is a good mystery suspense. I loved all of the characters and the man following her actually gave me the creeps. I adored Alex and even Sam. I loved how Alex didn't give up and kept pressing Meg until she gave in. I usually don't bond with the female leads, but I loved Meg. She was a strong woman and knew what she wanted. I love gardening so I really connected with her.
The storyline is good. Actually, you have three stories. You have The building romance with Meg and Alex, Some conflict with Jon and the mystery surrounding Evan and who is after Meg and why. There are several twists and turns and the story is page turning. The sex is off the page which fits with the story.
I hate to say I didn't like the narration at all. the pacing was bad and it was choppy. You could tell someone was just reading the book and at times there were spaces with odd background sounds.
I do recommend this story if you like suspense, budding romance, strong women and twists and turns.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-18

Bad Boyfriend

Quinn thinks he has a perfect life. He has been with Peter for ten years though they have hidden the true identity of their relationship. One morning he comes home from work early to find Peter leaving, that he has been cheating and gotten a woman pregnant. The icing on the cake is Peter's family is like his family and Peter names him as the godfather of the baby. So he decides to bring a boyfriend to the christening.

Eli is always out to have fun. He doesn't mind wreaking a little havoc so when the hot older man asks him to accompany him to a friends christening he goes. But when he finds out its to make the baby daddy jealous he goes over the top

K. A. Mitchell does an amazing job creating some characters you can love to hate. The first book her MC was one you wanted to slap a few times. In this one, it is the ex. OH, boy did I dislike Peter. We do get cameos of the characters from the first ook since they are Eli's best friends.
The story is also good if you like a good revenge plot and a good romance. My only issue is there is a lot of sex and Eli calls Quinn daddy a lot. There is light BDSM with Quinn spanking Eli. I felt the story was fine without that bit, but that's just my personal taste.. the daddy kink just isn't for me. having said that, I loved the story itself and the characters.
If you like ex-navy men, sexy bad boys, May/December, some light BDSM with a daddy kink, an allover good romance, you will like this one

Chet Daniel does a great job of narrating. He brings the characters to life and brings out their personalities.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-18

a great read.

This is book two in the Bad Behavior series and though you may be able to follow on its own I suggest you read them in order. Suspicious Behavior does pick up after the first book where Darren and Andreas put away a bunch of corrupt cops. Now they are working on some cold cases that even if solved will be hard to prosecute. They stumble on a serial killer case that may not be as cold as it seems.

I absolutely love this series and this book was just as good as the first. The characters are all intriguing. The storyline interesting and the romance between the two men amazing.
If you like good mystery/suspense, hot detectives, and a good romance you will like this.
Michael Ferraiuolo did a great job narrating. I felt he added lots of life to the characters.

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