Illuminate the Shadows : Shatterproof Bond

  • by Isobel Starling
  • Narrated by Gary Furlong
  • Series: Shatterproof Bond
  • 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The thrilling, funny sequel to As You Wish.
"A Scotsman and an Englishman fall in love...after the most amazing week of his life, at Dunloch Castle on the banks of Loch Ness, in Scotland. The charming, mysterious Samuel Aiken has turned Declan Ramsay's life upside down. Declan has experienced a remarkable change. He has come to terms with the fact he is bisexual, and he has fallen head-over-heels in love with his boss's son Sam.
However, falling for his boss's son was never going to be an easy path to happiness, mainly because the boss in question is multi-millionaire property tycoon and former MI5 operative, Sir James Aiken.
Sir James is repulsed by his son's homosexuality, and so discovering that his employee Declan Ramsay - the man he installed to run his luxury property rental empire - is in a relationship with Sam, does not go down well.
The lovers cannot hide from the looming presence of Sir James Aiken for long! Soon enough James makes his move, and Declan finds out what he will have to endure to stay with Sam, and what he will have to give to feel worthy of Sam's love."

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Inconceivably better than the first one

Would you consider the audio edition of Illuminate the Shadows to be better than the print version?

I have only listened to the book on audio but I am sure it is better than just reading, the narrator has a very good accent, knows when and how to pitch his voice and adds emotion when the story needs it.


What other book might you compare Illuminate the Shadows to and why?

This book is unique, so I can't compare it to anything specific. I can say that performance wise, this book is at the top of my list along the Temptation series by Ella Frank, Annabeth Albert's Out of Uniform books and Lucy Lennox's Made Marin books.


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

its one of his best! i loved him in the first book, and in Cat Sebastian's books as well, he is a master actor and narrator. This book is so sexy though, that it really just blew my mind.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

when Declan came back from training, i felt like he is really finding his place in his own skin for the first time.


Any additional comments?

This book have it all! It was so suspenseful and exciting, I was at the edge of my seat all the time and was still surprised by it. The relationship between Declan and Sam is so interesting and sexy, I was amazed at how well the kinks were incorporated into the story, something I don’t usually like so much. I LOVED the inside joke and reference to The Prince's Bride that continued throughout the book. It was such a cute and romantic touch but also something very specific to THEM and I loved how it adds to the dimension and characters being so well developed. These books are a mystery, one I am both anxious and fearful of solving- because it means I will get to the end of them. It left me literally begging for more, and I already have the next one lined up. Gary Furlong is a fantastic narrator that makes this book shine even more! His silky sexy voice will fill your head and heart with longing.

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- Neta_BER

Worth your time and credit

Any additional comments?

Really enjoyed this book. This was even better than the first one. This is one of those hidden gems of a series that no one knows about. It's a series that is definitely worth your time and credit. From the first sentence you are pulled in and before you know it 5 hours has flown by, the book is over and you want more. Even though it's a shorter book it doesn't fell like it. The story is well written and flows smoothly, is packed full and it never feels rushed.

Along with a little mystery, intrigue and suspense of a different kind there are plenty of steamy encounters between Declan and Sam. Keep your earbuds in it gets pretty steamy at times.

This book takes a different turn and will test the strength of their relationship. Now that Sam's "career" has been exposed to Declan, he is about to be fully inducted into the family business whether he want's to be or not. It will either make them stronger or tear them apart.

Sam and Declan are both great characters as well as a great couple. You can't help but root for them. They balance each other out. Love Declan's humor.

Gary Furlong does a fantastic job with the narration. His voice is easy to listen to for hours on end and just pulls you into the story and makes it come to life. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Great character voices and accents. You always know who is speaking. Even his female character voices are good. Perfect tone and delivery of the humor. He is the perfect narrator for this series. Very enjoyable

I was provided this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

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- Lori

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-13-2017
  • Publisher: Isobel Starling