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sweet romance

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Reviewed: 21-05-20

This is a very well written tale, and also a very intimate story. It's obvious that it was written from the author's heart. The way the MCs reconnect, after years apart, seemed very organic and came across as meant to be. Their respect for one another was clear, as was their affection.

The telling is gentle, containing no unnecessary drama or angst. It also read very realistically, any misgivings Nate and Jack had about their relationship were authentic, in fact the whole story just felt very real and personal. Hamish Long narrated the book beautifully, he speaks both with emotion, and gives the impression that he totally sympathises with the protagonists, with both their joys and concerns.

The epilogue, when it came, was just perfect, it's a glance into the future of Nate and Mac, a lovely HEA which to left me with a big smile. Highly recommended.

absolutely loved this.

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Reviewed: 13-05-20

I absolutely loved this story. The whole jock/nerd trope is one of my favourites, and this story rocked it. It was funny, sweet and sexy too, the beautiful Logan was a force of nature, totally smitten with Ned. Honestly, I adored everything about it.The chemistry and the banter between Ned and Logan was great, and the ending made me totally sigh. A real pick me up in the current mess we find ourselves in. A highly enjoyable listen and can’t wait for more in this series, which has quickly become one of my favourites sets of audio books. Michael Dean was spot on with his narration, it was great to hear Ned and Logan come to life.

excellent narration

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-20

Lily Morton 's work gets better with every book. I love all of her mm books, all different and all excellent. Every time I read her latest l think that it's my favourite yet, with Oz, she surpassed expectation.

This has a gentler feel to it than the previous three books, still full of the wit, humour and snark Ms Morton excels at, but somehow not as smarting. Oz really is an outstanding character, small in stature, immense in personality. I fell in love with him from the word go. He was the perfect foil for gentle, loveable and loyal Silas. (Le sigh...be still my pitter pattering heart 💕). The chemistry and the evolution of their relationship just drew me in and I totally fell in love with this incredibly sweet and swoonworthy duo.

I also loved the presence of Henry and Ivo, their appearance made me love them more. There are some wonderful secondary characters too, a couple of which I'm hoping will be the MCs of this lady's next book.

A massive bonus was the author's description of Cornwall, I absolutely love the area and she was spot on in the picture she painted. I was totally blown away and could virtually smell the sea and the sun, and feel the sand under my feet. The house and its surroundings became a much loved character in itself.

Overall, a great story, the writing is superb. The storyline flows beautifully and quite simply, I enjoy her work, from the witty banter to her wonderfully written characters. Joel Leslie's narration is first class. The whole tale was brought alive, his rendition of both Oz and Silas was so believable. His description of Cornwall in the summer was superb. Lovely to listen to.

<br />Decent start to a new series. Excellent narration

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Reviewed: 17-04-20


I love the humour in Ms Russell's books. Most of her stories make me smile. That's always a plus in my mind. The antics of the Doghouse Pack, especially Jordan, cheered me up no end.

I really don't want to go into any detail about the story, other than to say that this is one of those tales where you just need to sit back and enjoy the ride. This is most certainly a romance, but also contains lies and betrayals, as well as friendship, love and humour.

Chase and Tanner are our leading men in this one, their romance is a slow burn, with some complications, but it does open up the possibility of more straightforward romances in future stories.

I also enjoyed the inclusion of characters from previous books, especially those from The Supernatural Selection series. A good book to set up what I hope is going to be a new series from Ms Russell, can't wait for Jordan's story.

As usual Greg Boudreaux was excellent. His narration really brought the characters to life. Listening to the story really added to my enjoyment. Highly recommended.

loved it x

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-04-20

This book was simply perfect. The love story between Colby and Sky (although Sky had been a knob in previous books), was utterly beautiful. I've gotta say I really liked Sky (you doubters, I knew he'd be redeemable!), in previous stories, but I completely fell in love with him in this book.

Through Colby we see a side to Sky that he never shows to anyone else. Colby falls heavily, and little did he know that Sky feels the same way, or that their lives are going to change forever.

But, as we know, true love never runs smoothly, and when they agree to keep their blossoming romance a secret, you know there's going to be trouble ahead.

Ms Hayes' characters are always so real and well rounded that you feel like these are people you know in real life. That you are reading a story about your friends, and that you genuinely care what happens to them. You get this feeling, not just with the two main characters but with all the characters in the story.

She writes beautiful heartwarming stories which will have you smiling throughout, whether that's smiling at the gorgeous heroes, the gorgeous love stories or the brilliant dialogue. It definitely has that feel good factor that will have you turning page after page. With Out On the Ice, she has done it again, with a brilliant story I absolutely devoured. I absolutely love this series. I so highly recommend it.


The audio enhanced the enjoyment of the story even further. Michael Dean is spot on with both Sky and Colby's voices. The emotions experienced by the character are very believable. The epilogue i

Good story.

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Reviewed: 25-02-20

It's a while since I read this, and I remember it being a pretty decent story. It involves two MCS who have been hurt deeply physically and emotionally by their pasts.

The MCs experience lots of ups and downs. Their problems seem unsurmountable, but all is overcome and they fortunately get a happy ending...good read and listen. Definitely recommended. The narrator does a good job in bringing the two MCs to life.

Excellent story telling and narration.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-20

Damn, this went by way too fast. Once I started, I just couldn't put it down! I really wanted to stretch it out over days, rather than hours, but what can you do? Lily Morton is fast becoming one of my favourite authors, her books are full of snark and humour, but also are very emotional reads. She also needs to write faster 😉

I have so looked forward to the audible of this and it certainly didn't disappoint. This whole story started with Gabe and Dylan's book, and it's here that we meet Henry. Loveable and funny, and a great friend of Gabe's. In this book Gabe proves to be just as good a friend to Henry. I also very much enjoyed meeting Gabe, Dylan, Asa and Jude once again.

So much is explained about Henry in this story, who would have thought that his back story would be so heart breaking? I'm not going to give anything away, you really need to read it. In fact, if you haven't already done so, you need to read the whole series, it's truly one of the best out there.

Just know that it's beautifully written, with so much heart, the friendship between Henry and Ivo is exceptional and stunningly portrayed. Words best used to describe it are sincere and honest, but, at times, quite poignant. Jowl Leslue does another fantastic job. His narration is first class.

There's everything here, witty one liners, much much snark, but also, a lot of humour, personal growth and tenderness.

I'm sad it's over, but was so happy with the conclusion. Many thanks Ms Morton for a brilliant reading experience, and Joel Leslue for such a good job. So Intrinsically British, remember Grotbags so well. Ah, Rod Hull and Emu, classical British humour. Another great listen from Lily Morton/Jowl Leslie.

As good as Risk Taker!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-02-20

I only discovered Ms Morton after reading/listening to Rule Breaker and became an immediate fan. I could not wait to get my hands on this one. Loved it so much.

I had no idea how Ms Morton was going to better the previous book, which is one of my picks for best book of 2017, but she did. She totally knocked it out of the ball park, or scored a six, as they say in my part of the world.

This book was beautifully written, Asa and Jude were both wonderfully empathetic. I absolutely fell in love with them. It has the right amount of banter, British humour and sarcasm, insanely hot sex, and two men who, for different reasons, avoided relationships. It translated beautifully onto audio and is truly not to be missed.

Lily wrote the characters perfectly, their scenes together were funny, tender and, at times, as the book progressed, just sad. There's a scene near the end of the book, that very nearly had me sniffling 😩 On the other hand, the scenes between them in the first part of the book were really funny. And Billy!!! What a great rendition of a five year old. He reminded me of my kid when he was small, and had me laughing out loud at times. What a little love.

The humour in this story was different to that in Rule Breaker, but it didn't make the story any less enjoyable. The character and relationship development were very well done, I loved the family feel of this one. Asa, Jude and Billy together just worked, their scenes together were so awwww worthy and heart warming.

There isn't a great deal of angst in this, a slight misunderstanding near the end, but in no way did it feel manufactured. I did raise my eyebrows a little after I read it re the scene with Jude's ex, but the book was so great, I didn't think of it while I was reading, and it remains a teeny weeny niggle.

Already anticipating the next audio, come on Henry 😊

Brings story alive.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-20

Another excellent read from Ms Sterling. As usual, lots of humour andd action, also a lot of emotion in this one. We find out more about Lavender, and discover how his relationship with Sage develops. Also, there's a huge chunk of story about Lane and Aiden, my favourite of Ms Sterling's characters. A fast moving mystery/romance. I couldn't put it down and read it in one sitting.

Once again, the narration was spot on. Mr Sterling brought the characters alive, thus allowing me to appreciate the story even more. Highly recommended

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Excellent additions to the series.

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Reviewed: 18-01-20

Safe and Sound is, as with this lady's other books, an easy read. I liked seeing Lane and Aiden are now and also that their relationship is established and strong. Aiden is probably my favourite of Ms Sterling's characters, I love how he responds to Lane. His reaction to Harry, his and Lane's nephew, is hilarious. Nice story.

Spark and Flame is another great addition to the series

I love listening to these two interact. Aiden and Lane are perfect for each other. A good fast paced thriller in which both are placed in danger. There was also a lot of humour present, especially from Aiden, I loved reading about his response to Shepherd the puppy, hilarious.

Both of these are excellent reads, and are totally enhanced through listening to them. Mr Sterling is proving himself a first class narrator. Am ready for more.