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Summary

Fifty years ago, Roland Mills belonged to a violent activist group. Now, someone is willing to kill to prevent him from publishing his memoirs. When ex-FBI agent Elliot Mills is called out to examine the charred ruins of his childhood home, he quickly identifies the fire for what it is - arson. A knee injury may have forced Elliot out of the Bureau, but it's not going to stop him from bringing the man who wants his father dead to justice. Agent Tucker Lance is still working to find the serial killer who's obsessed with Elliot and can't bear the thought of his lover putting himself in additional danger.

Straight-laced Tucker has never agreed with radical Roland on much - "opposing political viewpoints" is an understatement - but they're united on this: Elliot needs to leave the case alone. Now. Tucker would do nearly anything for the man he loves, but he won't be used to gain Elliot access to the FBI's resources. When the past comes back to play and everything both men had known to be true is questioned, their fragile relationship is left hanging in the balance. See how Tucker and Elliot's relationship began in Fair Game.

©2014 Josh Lanyon (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • sandra♤
  • 27-06-16

Great sequel

Fair Play is a great sequel and I like Elliot and Tucker even more this time around as they go through their relationship dynamic.

The mystery and the history behind Elliot's father is also very interesting, with many twists and turns.

And the narrator is pretty awesome as well :)

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  • Wild Pig
  • 15-07-16

Another one that FINALLY sounds like Josh...

Good job Josh...and J.F., good job...I still have the urge to b*tch slap Elliot, but I love him. Bless Tucker's sweet heart...I love him more...Listener, you don't "have" to listen to the first book, but it will help to understand the second one a lot more. I kept it. I want another one in fact. This was pure Josh...thank God.

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  • nicole
  • 16-10-15

Great book

In my opinion this one was better than the first book and I am so very happy this narrator was chosen rather than the previous one. The narration is very good and the story is much easier to follow so all in all a much better book.

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  • Nel
  • 22-06-18

Must read

This is one of the best stories ever! A must read. Not only it’s a great love story but the story itself was riveting and capturing.

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  • Annika
  • 03-05-18

Even better!

We are back in Seattle some six months after we left the guys in Fair Game. This time around tragedy strikes a bit too close to comfort when Roland's house is burnt down to the ground. All evidence points to arson and his old activist group being the motive. Someone might just kill to keep some secrets left alone and past events left forgotten.

While this book too is heavily focused on the mystery it also deals a lot with family in all its forms. Roland's past has come back to make a visit and some secrets are bound to come out - did they really cover up a murder of an FBI agent from back then - and what really happened to the teenage girl that just vanished?

There is also much more focus on the new relationship between Elliot and Tucker. How they navigate their lives together as their relationship solidifies, and a deeper trust is formed. But investigating Roland's past does put a strain on their new relationship. Out of the blue they also get a surprise visit in the form of Tuckers long lost mother and her new husband, but will they be accepting of Tucker and his love for Elliot?

There has been a switch in narrators from book one. This book is narrated by the fabulous J.F. Harding, and I for one is very happy with that switch. Normally I want consistency in my narrations, the same voice throughout a series, keeping the same voices for each character, start to finish and so on. But this time around I am happy with the switch. Harding narrates with feeling, he brings you into the story in a way that Allerde didn't with the first book. So changing narrators isn't always a bad thing.

All in all I very much enjoyed this book, I love mysteries and family secrets, so this was right up my alley. These boys are definitely well worth spending time with, so I think I'll jump straight on to Fair Chance.

A copy of this book was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review for Love Bytes

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  • James E Kresge
  • 13-11-17

Oh my gosh Josh

I love your books. More story than sex. The perfect blend of the two. So many "romance" titles are just excuses for porn, but you are one of my favorite writers!

#Audible20

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  • Loretta B Sylvestre
  • 23-10-17

I love this author.

I love this author. Lanyon's prose, characterization, and timing in the unfolding of story are, in this book and series as in other works, superb. I struggled with the 'gay conservative' trope, and in an earlier book in this series, moments where these veteran LEOs *seem* to buy into racial profiling. I was hoping to find that they'd grown to discover the mistake inherent in that biased thinking. Indeed, they were tragically wrong in their initial thinking, although the harm that befell the target was not because of it. I'm holding out hope that in book three they continue to broaden their thinking, as it's possible to be an effective, armed LEO or citizen without identifying with conservatives. I don't expect my hope to be realized, though. I will, definitely, finish the series and continue to read Lanyon, and don't believe any author should hesitate to create characters from any walk of life, with characteristics anywhere on any spectrum. Although it's possible that I've misunderstood, if a reader can't abide the gay conservative character, or will believe that a character's failure to have, as yet, addressed an unfortunately common level of bias, that reader might best pass on this series. Otherwise, I strongly recommend the series for anyone who loves police procedural/suspense-filled romance. By the way, the romance is sweet, hot, and real.

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  • H. Martin
  • 25-06-17

Fair Play

Would you listen to Fair Play again? Why?

I absolutely will listen again! This is a great story and myster and I think each listening will let me enjoy it more.

What did you like best about this story?

This is a well written mystery!

Have you listened to any of J. F. Harding’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first time I've listened to this narrator but felt he did a great job!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I only listen to audios in my car, but I hated to turn it off!

Any additional comments?

I've read and listed to this book and have loved it both ways. The author did a fantastic job writing the story and the narrator did a fantastic job bringing it to life!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-02-17

I love this series!! Perfect sequel

Where does Fair Play rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I really loved this book! A friend gifted me the audio, which was great because I was able to listen to it as I drove to a meeting this week. A note about the narrator: he was good. I haven't checked (lazy) to see if same narrator as first book, but he sounded different so assume not same narrator. I thought the narrator voice was good, not distracting or sharp in any way. Very smooth and I was able to tell the difference in who was speaking. Good job! I would listen to him again. :)

I loved the first book, and really enjoyed seeing more of Elliot and Tucker in this book. Their relationship isn't easy; they are both alpha men with strong opinions. But it's all based in their love of each other; not wanting the other to be hurt - or killed.

It seems Elliot can't get away from danger even though he is no longer with the FBI. I felt bad for Elliot because his dad was involved in this case and Elliot was worried that he might get hurt. There are a lot of moving parts to this one (as is the case with most mysteries, duh), and sometimes it was hard to keep track of all the players (not sure if that's because it was audio or what, but I had to constantly remind myself who was who).

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and can't wait to read book 3 which I am sooo excited to read. Squee!!!!! I can't get enough of Tucker or Elliot because they are very strong men and I love to see them relax with each other.

I can't say much about the plot beyond what's in the blurb or risk spoiling it. I will say it didn't go the way I expected it to, which is a real treat because I can often solve the "case" ahead of time. Not this time though. I was really trying to guess what was going on till the end when it was revealed. Loved that!!

If you like Josh Lanyon (and who doesn't?) then you MUST add this series to your list. Highly recommend.

What other book might you compare Fair Play to and why?

Abigail Roux Ty and Zane Cut & Run series (this series is more comedic in places) but the couples commitment to each other is the same in both series.

Who was the most memorable character of Fair Play and why?

Elliot and Tucker as a couple.

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  • Ulyana
  • 05-04-16

I was hoping this one will be better.....

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The mystery started off strong, but lost me a little bit with the number of Roland's friends that were involved. I did, however, like getting a little more about Tucker's past.I loved Tucker. Every word he says, every action he takes is wonderful. Besides, he takes making up to a whole new level.
The mystery didn't engage me completely.There are a lot of side stories and extra characters. Not uncommon in a Lanyon book.