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Guns Blazing

Narrated by: Joel Leslie
Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
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Dead, Flat Very Poor Narrator

I tried to listen to this maybe with a different narrator it would have been good. While listening I felt like I was listening to Mr. Howell from Gilligan Island speaking thru his nose flat and looking down on everyone. The characters seem to have no life in them lifeless, one dimensional and plain boring boring.

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Great book! An amazing Narrator!

As this is book two I was again riveted and eager to find out more of how some of the characters ended up needless to say I was not disappointed!!! The plot was well thought out and you could really feel as though they had come alive.

Once again Joel Leslie has read with depth and feeling as well as personality for each character. What else can I say but they are a must listen too.

Overall loved the book awesome narrator would recommend that you try the first book "black balled" first.

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I loved it

After reading and loving Black Balled I was intrigued to find out that Lloyd had his own story. Lloyd Ledbetter was the lawyer in Black Balled that Larson Blackburn was seeing before he met Troy Babilonia. Guns Blazing is the story of how he finds love when he least expected it.
This was Lloyd and Luke's story. A story that is the definition of opposites attract as Lloyd and Luke could not have been more different. These two flawed characters had absolutely nothing in common yet they were perfect for each other. The story was hot and steamy with murder, intrigue, suspense and a twist I was not expecting. I enjoyed it and would highly recommend it to all lovers of MM romance.
The audiobook was narrated by Joel Leslie who did an amazing job with these characters. He was able to create distinct voices and bring out their unique personalities, and his pace and timing was spot on. I enjoyed listening to him narrate this novel.

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Great audiobook and narration!

I really liked this story! It’s sexy and suspenseful. The narrator Joel Leslie is great at emoting emotion and character personality. He performs the story, instead of just reading. Those are the best narrators! Great choice!

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Glad it ended well

Luke is looking for the best Criminal lawyer. He has supposedly kidnapped a Senator, who surfaces in pieces. Little did he know he is an identical twin and Duke is behind it all. Lloyd comes to Luke's defense and together they fall in love. Beautiful and moving story.

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great book

I am the best lawyer New York criminals can buy. plus and I'm the best money launderer criminals can buy.
good host steamly book

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Hot and Steamy!

I didn't realize M/M books could be so hot! I didn't necessarily love Lloyd or Luke but I did love their arrogance. They were fun characters to listen to. The storyline was interesting and moved along at a fast pace. It had suspense and danger as well as lots of hot and steamy sex! Joel Leslie is the perfect narrator for this book. The personality of the characters is really brought to life by him.

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Yet another fantastic book from Andrea, Eva and Joel.

Yet again these very talented bunch of people have had me laughing out load and showing myself up in public. This book is just as funny and entertaining as the others. I absolutely highly recommend this book if you love sarcasm and snark. Amazing job you guys.

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Raw and rough

I love this story and the writing style is growing on me. I listened to the first book in this series and was a little overwhelmed but now I enjoyed it very much

No unnecessary descriptions of surroundings
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Sizzling chemistry between the characters

Narrator has a distinct voice that I find very nice listening to. Clear pronunciation and read with feelings.

Great mm romance without all the drama, 5 stars overall

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I really enjoyed this

Great read, only slightly connected to the 2 preceding books. I believe it can be read as a standalone alone.
Joel is excellent as always.

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  • Phil
  • 18-11-16

I could listen to Joel Leslie read ANYTHING (everything!)

Oh my hotness... I swear every time I listen to Joel Leslie, he gets more sultry. His voice flows, entices you to listen just a few more minutes. He brings Lloyd & Luke to life, bringing out their unique personalities.

This is my favorite Andrea Smith/Eva LeNoir book to date! While slightly annoying in Black Balled, Guns Blazing brings Lloyd to life. We get to see the man behind the submissive. Luke Gunner. Mmmm... how I'd like to keep him! He picks Lloyd up and is determined to never put him back. The chemistry is off the charts and then they added Joel Leslie (yes, I'm fan girling, lol).
I've listened to this twice and will probably go back again.

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  • KFF
  • 05-11-16

Lloyd Surprised Me!

If you could sum up Guns Blazing in three words, what would they be?

Fan-freakin'-tastic!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Guns Blazing?

Bathroom scene!

What about Joel Leslie’s performance did you like?

Excellent!

Who was the most memorable character of Guns Blazing and why?

Lloyd. I didn't know he had it in him!

Any additional comments?

I'd truly like to take a peek into these two authors wicked minds! They've mastered their writing relationship down to perfection giving me many happy hours of reading pleasure, laugh out loud and fan-grabbing moments. Black Balled was a was a very special read for me. I have to admit that my four-star rating of the book made me feel a tad ashamed; but then Joel Leslie narrated it and I had no option but to up my rating. Unexpected and much to my delight, Hard Edit was published and once again, I was drawn into the Larson Blackburn and Troy Babilonia's steamy saga. This second book rounded up their story perfectly since I felt that the two protagonists deserved to find what they'd been looking for. I must say that I was never waiting for the spin-off, Guns Blazing. A heart had been broken along the way though, and now I got to hear Lloyd Letterbetter's side of the story. Better said, he's new beginning!

My ooh my! I have no words to describe how much I love listening to Joel's skilful narrations. His ability to fit into each and everyone's personality is nothing less than commendable. However, I wasn't too keen on Lloyd's voice at first which was quite surprising seeing that he'd pulled Larson and Troy's off perfectly in Black Balled. But then Lloyd, an extremely successful criminal solicitor, kinda wiggled his way under my skin and it was him speaking his thoughts out loud to me. He still has a chip on his shoulder and still carrying a heavy heart after his hot sweet affair with Larson. Feeling shunned by 'my man', he can't seem to get it together! There's no doubt he dominates his profession to a T; however, at times, his personal issues seemed to take precedence. In the bedroom . . . hmm, I was really in for a surprise or two and couldn't have been happier to see that he wasn't the man I thought he was!

Lloyd is going to be given a run for his money and make him question a thing or two when the most unlikely individual he has yet to come across strolls into his office. I loved the way the the two of them weighed each other up. And if there were ever two characters I didn't think would hit it off, it's them! Yep, they're as different as chalk and cheese so I asked myself, "Why then is Lloyd even giving Luke Gunner the time of day?" Aah, apart from being attracted to his future client's cocksure and 'mucho-macho' attitude, the man who wants the 'best' in town to defend him has one hell of a challenging problem. Luke's uses his gift to control his business with dodgy undertones also opens Lloyd's appetite. And to top the lot, he needs Luke's expertise to get him out of a tight spot. Is Lloyd's inquisitiveness going to get the better of him? How the heck does he go about dealing with someone who appears to have a twenty-twenty vision, a sublime IQ and for a better word, tickle his fancy?

Luke Gunner made me go weak at the knees with his sexy crooning! What a smooth talking drop-dead gorgeous and convincing hunk of a man he is. Add rippling abs in all the right places was easily envisaged with Joel's narrative expertise. I have to add that a humorous sarcasm makes for an easy 'listening experience'. Thank you so much ladies for giving me the pleasure of listening to Troy and Larson's thoughts, their advice and their gorgeousness. As always in stories written by Andrea and Eva, there's always a hell of a lot of excitement overflowing with innuendos, severely good bellyaching laughter and more important, well-developed plots that make you think what's going to happen next! Ooh yes; I have to mention that there's one scene which was without a doubt, very well received. Told in past tense and with the main character's point of view isn't one of my fave narrative structures. Nonetheless, it worked! BRAVO ladies!

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 12-12-16

Awesome book!

This story was amazing. I loved listening to Luke and Lloyd's story. It was so well written. The characters were great, there was just the right amount of suspense, and parts had me laughing out loud. There was the perfect balance of serious and funny.

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  • Kim Bednarski
  • 21-11-16

wow

What was one of the most memorable moments of Guns Blazing?

bathroom scene !!

Have you listened to any of Joel Leslie’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

this is my first Joel Leslie performance and am hooked

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this was a great book ! my first by the authors and will be getting all the rest !!! such a great story and the voice ... oh my !!

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  • BF
  • 18-11-16

Wow

The narrator is brilliant!! Absolutely brilliant!! The authors did a wonderful job of adding different elements to the story as the characters learn each other and lean out of their norm... would definitely recommend.

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  • Carra at Making it Happen blog
  • 26-09-16

5 stars for Guns Blazing-Highly Recommended!

I have to admit that when I read Black Balled I wasn't too impressed with Lloyd Ledbetter. Then again, in that book my focus was centered on Larson and Troy so anyone getting in the way of them would have been a nuisance and on my "get lost pal" list. So when I heard about Guns Blazing, I was thinking that reading it could wait since I was annoyed by Lloyd already. But that's the thing about reading other characters' stories-you discover a whole other part of them that you didn't know you wanted to find, and once you do you're kicking yourself for not reading it sooner. So yeah--here's me, kicking myself. Hard. I should have known better just based on the awesome writing in Black Balled that Guns Blazing would be just as awesome.

As annoying a character as I thought Lloyd was previously, here in Guns Blazing his organized, successful, but still submissive self was a real treat. Luke Gunner is quite the complement to him with his dominating attitude, and watching the two of them play off each other had me laughing quite a bit. Luke wants Lloyd right from the start-no matter that it's not appropriate seeing how Lloyd is Luke's attorney...his criminal attorney-and he manipulates things so what he wants, he gets-and Lloyd winds up steamrolled and going right along with it. One place Lloyd is not submissive? In his attorney role. He's brilliant, powerful, and just a force to be reckoned with.

The drama is addicting-as are Lloyd and Luke's sexual exploits (oh my hotness!), and I read this story straight through without stopping. The best part about Andrea Smith and Eva LeNoir's storytelling? The fantastic witty banter between the characters. It's some of the best I've ever read, and makes this series one I will be re-reading many times.

Now take everything I've said, and toss in Joel Leslie narrating the story. Pure. Gold. His narration is perfect, and really made Lloyd and Luke come to life for me. You can feel Lloyd's transformation from his submissive self to commanding, in-charge attorney in Joel's words, and his interpretation of Lloyd is probably one of my favorite character narrations.

5 stars to Guns Blazing, and 5 stars to Joel Leslie's narration. While you could technically read this as a standalone, I would definitely suggest reading Black Balled first-it will make Guns Blazing much more enjoyable for you. Highly recommended for M/M romance fans 18+ (for adult language and explicit M/M sexual content)...and yes, I'm still over here kicking myself for waiting to read this. Now that I have, I'll be reading--and listening--again and again.

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  • KindaPicky
  • 21-09-16

Fast and interesting

I came for Joel Leslie's narrations and found a very good story. I don't think the title does it justice, There is a crime and mystery to be solved and a refreshing backstory. Our main characters are both so strong minded the mini battles they have are amusing. They are sexy and hot together for sure so you get a full ride. Worth the buy or the credit.

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  • Shadea Hughes
  • 19-09-16

They did it again!!

Andrea Smith and Eva LeNoir have a way with words, but add in the sexy voices of Joel Leslie, its perfection! This story gives us a better picture of Lloyd and his neat and orderly life, and the force that is Luke Gunner! Reading these scenes is one thing, but having it read in a soothing sexy voice, I have a more vivid picture of Lloyd and Luke's good times! This story is fast and keeps you on your toes, as Lloyd fights to keep the man he loves a free man! This is a great bridge to Hard Edit, to keep up with everyone's favorite guys!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-09-16

Amazing!!

I loved this story and to hear it come to life with Joel narrating made that much better, I truy could listen to this man read anything. His voice is just awesome. I loved hearing Lloyd and Gunner's story come to life.

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  • Catherine Cox
  • 12-12-16

This duo is unstoppable

What made the experience of listening to Guns Blazing the most enjoyable?

These two authors can weave a story full of suspense, steam, and mix in romance like no others. As coauthors they knock it put of the park! Wow!

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