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A Hard Call

Stonewall Investigations Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)
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Summary

Zane Holden hasn't had the easiest go of things. His childhood was rough, and adulthood hasn't been a walk in the park, either. The only good thing in his life would be Stonewall Investigations, an investigative company he found to work primarily with the LGBTQ community. Things were okay, and Zane was finally healing from a personal tragedy, but the reemergence of a serial killer turns his world upside down.

Lorenzo De Luca is a cocky defense attorney dripping in Italian charm. He's well known as one of the best lawyers in New York City, a title he worked hard to achieve. When he picks up a difficult case, he finds that he needs extra help. This leads him to Stonewall, where he meets Zane for the first time and instantly feels himself falling for the mysterious and stone-cut detective.

The two men have their own hangups to work through, but both men are having a hard time denying the connection between them, even though they're trying. When fate insists on pushing them together, Zane and Enzo give in and start exploring their feelings. They'll need to balance their budding relationship with the stress of Enzo's case, which takes them both on a twisting journey toward the truth, all while a bigger threat looms on the horizon.

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Max Walker (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Patrick Gallanger
  • 19-11-18

Good listen

Great story and plot. The character development is good, but could have been a bit deeper. Zane could have better developed.

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  • Jean J.
  • 29-10-18

wonderful story

loved it.... this book was great had mystery love action everything that makes a wonderful story. cant wait for the next book.

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  • Janet Gibson
  • 06-03-19

These 2 are NOT to be missed!

Loved Zane & Enzo! Loved the story, narration was outstanding! Look forward to book 2!!

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  • Dixiecowgirl060
  • 31-01-19

Awesome Narration & Story! Highly recommend!

Strong men, powerful passion, intriguing story-line and heat melting romance make a terrific story! Well written with amazing characters and a gripping story-line that kept me reading all the way through in one sitting.

Zane and Enzo are so combustible together that you can feel the sizzle on your kindle. i really liked how we got to know these guys and i fell in love with both of them. i so want more of these men!

Highly recommend!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-11-18

Great Chemistry

I really enjoyed this book. Both characters were extremely likable and together a great “power” couple. The story kept me engaged and on the edge of my seat. I even laughed out loud with Alonzo’s parents antics. Great read


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  • R Keebler
  • 13-11-18

Great story, great narration

Picture a Film Noir with a twist (a MAN walks into a gay friendly, detective agency), sitting at the desk is a beautiful hunk of manhood, sexy lips, five o'clock shadow, chiseled jaw, lap begging to be sat on. Enzo is so taken with Zane that he ask him out and is shot down.

Zane is still recovering from the love of his life being murdered by a serial killer several years before. The killer has apparently reemerged. Taking away the peace he has achieved. They meet again when Zanes brother saves Enzo from a crazy person bent on revenge. They spend the night getting acquainted. Tasting a bit of each other for the first time.

Zane tells himself they are just working together trying to clear Enzo's client. Fighting his attraction is getting harder every time they meet and Enzo isn't making it easier.

There is peril for our heroes but you know one or the other will save the day.

Cazzo, (you will have to read the book to see what that means) these guys are really hot. I loved their cheesy lines and their snark. Through the whole book I felt like I was reading a pulp fiction paperback and enjoyed the hell out of it (although I seriously doubt Mike Hammer would of visited the Museum of Sex). This was fun. Looking forward to the next book in the series.


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  • Nada
  • 24-02-19

Narrator is excellent, however . . .

This book has a good premise, but the repetition, angst and quantity of sex scenes causes the entire story line to be diluted to the point of non-existence. Every time a character is speaking, we have to rehear all of the angst going on in his mind. Then a bit of the plot, then we have another sex scene. Gay is not all about sex. It is about being with someone who can make you fly outside of the bedroom (or kitchen or living room etc) Just saying . . . . One more thought, Max has to be Maxine or something similar. No man would write that much angst in one volume, or a series the size of a set of encyclopedia for that matter.

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  • Gene
  • 18-11-18

it is just weak porn

if you want a detective story it is weak and if you want porn it is weak. returned

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