Can out-and-proud high school teacher Skyler Foxe find the Redlands firebug before he falls prey to a killer?
High school English teacher Skyler Foxe is now out and proud, even though a few months ago he had no intention of being so. But since the cat is now out of the bag, he embraces it as well as his boyfriend, head football coach, Keith Fletcher.
But who is that good-looking gay parent hanging around Keith, causing mischief at the school as well as in Skyler's private life? And then someone from Skyler's past returns, stirring up trouble. Add to that a firebug and suddenly everyone seems up to no good, especially when a smoldering corpse is found outside of the local gay bar.
Skyler can't help himself and he gets up to his old sleuthing tricks once more.
©2014 Haley Walsh (P)2016 Haley Walsh
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"Man I love Joel Leslie's performance!"
I’m not a huge audiobook fan – partially because I’m super picky about the vocal performance and partly because if I like it, I have to stop down and listen to it because I can’t concentrate on anything else while I listen.
Mr. Leslie’s performance seriously makes these books a must listen. I have several books in this series on my kindle but I’ve waited until the audio has been released to listen to him because he’s just that good. He nails each character and I really feel like a part of the performance when I listen.
This is another great story in this series. Skyler doesn’t stop meddling and is as adorable as ever. We get a couple of new characters – one of which is a little bit (ok a lot) crazy and we have more greatness from the SFC and Sydney. Keith actually makes me a little bit mad in this one and it took a while to make me not mad at him…in fact I might not have completely forgiven him yet. I might actually dive into the next book without waiting for the audio to see if he makes me happy again.
Overall, if you are a fan of the series or new to it, this book is definitely worth a listen!!
"Series never fails to bring a smile."
As always this series continues to bring guilty pleasure laughs and some steamy romance. The characters are kooky and lovable and Skyler continues to a an irresistible, delightfully irritating and irascible hero. The performance of Joel Leslie now seems grafted in my mind as the voice of all these characters... can't imagine anyone else bringing the sense of fun he does to these adventures. The delivering only keeps getting more nuanced and more enjoyable. If you haven't tried out this series and you've always longed for a gay Stephanie Plum... give it a shot.
"Mystery series keeps getting better!"
My favorite TSTL English teacher / amateur sleuth Skyler Foxe is back! This series is just plain fun to listen to. Part of that is due to the wonderful performance of narrator Joel Leslie, but mostly it's due to Haley Walsh dependably writing interesting characters and plots.
Foxe Fire has multiple plots happening, including a firebug in Redlands and a couple of murders, both of which Sklyer Foxe insinuates himself into the middle of once again. I swear, if this character wasn't so likable, I'd wish he was real just so I could strangle him to death. The situations he gets himself into. Seriously TSTL. But Walsh makes it fun to read/listen to Skyler's latest shenanigans, and, of course, Skyler's friends from the SFC are around to wade into the deep end with him. There is such a great ensemble cast to these stories.
My only negative was the miscommunication between Skyler and boyfriend Keith that drove me a little insane and took a while to clear up. Otherwise, this was just good fun.
As for the narration, one of the things about Joel Leslie that consistently fascinates and amazes me is just how many distinct character voices he does, and does well. I love how immersive his narration is, drawing me into each story and keeping my interest until "the end". He's reliably entertaining to listen to and I always enjoy his performance.
Bottom line: Fun, silly, humorous, sexy, and sometimes over the top, this mystery series keeps getting better with one of the most endearing TSTL characters who manages to keep growing on me.
"Foxe is always Fabulous"
I don't usually listen to books twice... but Leslie's performance is certainly worth savoring. His comedic timing and range of characters is delicious.
Not to give a spoiler - but it was really nice to see Jamie find someone who loves him as much as I do! He's always been my favorite and Dave the fireman could be a great addition to the SFC.
The ones where the whole gang is arguing are always the most delightful :)
Jamie... hands down. He's a riot... I kinda feel like he should have his own talk show.
If you haven't given this series a try you are really missing out. The stories are hilarious, the sex is hot and the narration is infectious.
"Great story and wonderful narration"
I own this entire series in ebook format and I'm adding the audiobooks as they become available. I adore Skyler even if he does send me more than crazy at times. He's adorable but can't seem to keep out of trouble. And if Sklyer is in trouble so the the SFC.
All of the Skyler Foxe stories are well written and Joel Leslie does the most wonderful narration.
I have been reading all the stories in this series. The author draws you in to the lives and experiences of the characters. Good narration and great character voices.
What a great story series!
"Another great installment"
I just love this series. In this mystery/adventure Skylar and Keith have moved in together and having a little trouble adjusting. Skylar's past hookups come back to haunt him. Skylar's involvement in yet another mystery doesn't help the situation. And of course the SFC is their own witty and wonderful self and they gain a member. I think it helps if you have read 3.5, I think it adds a nice perspective of how Skylar and Keith ended up living together; but you will certainly enjoy this without reading it. I felt this was a pivotal book in Skylar and Keith's relationship; they really turn a corner. And for once, it is Keith that is acting stupid, although Skylar does have his moments. Once again Joel Leslie's performance is spot on. He really embodies these characters and elevates this story to something really special.
"Oh Skylar 😍"
"Broaden your horizon keep a little p*ssy on the side." Could not stop laughing at that.
-sigh- Another murder poor Skylar is somehow tossed into the middle of. I kind of wanted more of a story for David and Jaime but I could never get enough of Kevin and Skylar.
So, you get a murder mystery, family and love relationship drama, and a fabulous performance from Joel Leslie.
The only reason this didn't get 5 stars from me was the misunderstanding between Kevin and Skylar. Other than that this story was fun, funny, somewhat angsty, and a drunk Skylar is an adorable Skylar 💖
I will never get tired of Mr. Foxe and his entourage . I love this series. Moving on to the next book.
"Another Foxe read"
I only listened to the audio version so I can't tell. You don't need the print version here. I listen to the book while driving; never needed to pause and wonder: What? Who was that? and such.
When Foxe calls his mother on the phone and she sounds busy with..
All of them! Maybe Rudy, because he sounds funny with the accent.
The injustice to Foxe and the parent (can't remember his name). I felt so sorry for him. He is such a nice guy.
though this is my least favorite book in the series; it still ranks high. Just like the other books in the series you get: mystery, love drama, funny friends, cool school kids.
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