Mexican Heat : Crimes & Cocktails

  • by Josh Lanyon, Laura Baumbach
  • Narrated by Holden Madagame
  • Series: Crimes & Cocktails
  • 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this town, danger moves to a steamy Latin beat.
SFPD detective Gabriel Sandalini might as well have put a gun to his own head. One red-hot sexual encounter in a bar's back room has put two years of deep undercover work in jeopardy - two years of danger and deception as he worked his way into crime boss Ricco Botelli's inner circle. Gabriel can't afford emotional entanglements. Hell, he can't afford emotions. But that was before he had a name to pin on that anonymous one-off-Miguel Ortega.
Miguel Ortega doesn't trust anyone, but tough, street-smart Gabriel brings out the conquistador in his Spanish blood. But distractions are nothing short of deadly right now, not with his boss's impending marriage to Botelli's sister, which will ensure peace - and massive drug profits - for both families.
On a trip to Mexico to set up drug supply lines, a violent confrontation proves they've got each other's backs - to a degree.
Then one savage act changes everything, testing not only their fragile bond, but Gabriel's will to live.


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Customer Reviews

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Josh Lanyon was NOT INVOLVED in making this audio!

I first read Mexican Heat many years ago shortly after finding Josh Lanyon books and after discovering how very much I love Josh's writing. I wolfed down and enjoyed also this book back then.

During the years I've had pleasure of listening to numerous excellent Josh Lanyon audio books, because Josh always makes sure her readers will get the best possible listening experience. Josh always picks her narrators with extra care.

So... do you see where I'm heading?

The narration, the performance of this book is bad. Very bad. Unprofessional and poor. Something a Josh Lanyon book never is. The explanation for this mess is as simple as this:


So, let's not blame Josh for this. Instead, let's enjoy her own, wonderful audio books. There are so many to choose from!
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- Johanna

Mexican Heat, Chilled by the Narration

What did you like best about Mexican Heat? What did you like least?

Full disclosure I love the works of Josh Lanyon -- I believe he is one of the most gifted writers out there. Also my opinion, this joint venture with Laura Baumbach is one of the best -written love stories. You stay woven into the story and characters from chapter one to the last sentence in the book. I’ve been waiting for this audiobook – dreaming actually and couldn’t believe when my sister flagged me one night and said – “guess what’s on audio now. “ All I can say is be careful for what you wish for! There are so many negatives to describe this narrator for this particular book…to many to list. If you read the book, you know from the very first chapter what I mean. The person or individuals responsible for selecting the narrator didn’t do their homework, which would be at a minimum READ THE BOOK. OMG why didn’t they go with Renard Pasquale, Sean Crisden, or Shannon Gunn. If they couldn’t afford them, then wait. I’m at a loss and will only say they should try again – go back to the narrator drawing board because if they get it right – it will be so worth it.

What other book might you compare Mexican Heat to and why?

Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh or Bitter Harvest by Kim Knox -- all about loving someone enough to trust them.

How could the performance have been better?

Having strong male voices that are distinguishable from the main female voices. Here’s another thought – what about an accent?

Do you think Mexican Heat needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No because Mexican Heat gives the reader closure. I'd love a holiday story with them but not needed.

Any additional comments?

The story is beautiful; these men are filled with such raw emotion that ranges from passion to anger and a vulnerability that only they share together. If I say any more I’ll say too much. I have this book on e-books and paperback – READ IT and let the story take to you to that special place because you will never get there with this narrator.

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- EaglesSoar "AkitaZone"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-30-2015
  • Publisher: Alexis Audiobooks, The Loquacious Accomplice, LLC.