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Big-city Nate isn’t about to fall for a small-town man.

An unassuming town. A huge development deal. Nate has it all figured out, until his car breaks down and threatens to ruin everything. The local mechanic has a way with his hands that fantasies are made of, but Nate can’t afford to get wrapped around Ian’s finger.

A few sweaty nights tangled up together should be enough to scratch the itch, and the chemistry between them is hot enough to burn. But there’s something about the mechanic that keeps Nate coming back for more.

When Nate’s boss puts the pressure on, he’ll need to decide if he’s ready to risk everything. Can he give up the deal of a lifetime for a chance at love? Or, will he sell the town and sell out his heart along with it?

Get Home Truths and the rest of my amazing Love in Three Lakes audiobooks in the complete series bundle!

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DNF

I wasn't able to finish the audio. I didn't mesh well with the narrator. The story itself was going well but found that the voice was literally putting me to sleep. I'll go back and check out the books and read them that way.

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Wow!!!!

I honestly love a good series. The fact that this bundle kept me riveted is no exception. I absolutely enjoyed the characters but Tyler and Patrick are my favorite. The narration is lovely and kept me wondering what happens next. The storylines are well written lending to interesting plots and charming characters.

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Three great stories

I selected this to listen to because the description of Nate's and Ian's story reminded of one of my all time favorite Christmas movies, The Christmas Gift, with John Denver. In that one, there is attempted skullduggery by a developer until his representative falls for a small town and in particular, one of its residents and then has to try to save the town and the relationship. This author's take on that story did not disappoint. It was my clear favorite in this bundle. However, the other stories were equally well written and the couples in each had some satisfying obstacles to overcome to get their HEA. The heat level was high but not dark. The performance by Richard Reynolds was excellent. The voices were well delineated and remained consistent throughout. He hit just the right emotional notes without ever becoming melodramatic or over the top. Will definitely be listening to Nate and Ian again!

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4 love stories in Three Lakes :)

I haven't read the stories, but jumped at the chance to listen them, So glad I did. Home Truths: Really enjoyed Nate & Ian's story, the progression from a stranger (Ian) helping Nate with his car to them becoming friendly, then even more 'friendly' 😉, to developing a relationship was fun to listen to. There is a bit of tension considering that Nate has a timeline, but it works out in the end. Crossroads: This story had a bit more of a serious tone, tad more angst, but also quite good. Corey has been abandoned by his abusive and shady BF; Brady steps in to help. In the end, the small town helps Corey to feel safe and belong. While I wasn't prepared for the more serious tone of this story, I did enjoy it. Making Peace - A second chance, hurt/comfort story. Max and Carson were really good together, (this time around), once Carson understood who he was. Sweet story. Healing His Heart - This, IMO was the most emotional? Tyler and Patrick were so good together, however Patrick had used a bit of subterfuge to be with Tyler, so when that unraveled it was painful. But, a good story overall :) Richard Reynolds is new to me. I was happy to listen to the stories because he had a good range and characterisation for each character. I had no trouble following the characters or the thread of the stories. I would definitely listen to him narrate other books.

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Awesome

I really enjoyed this audiobook bundle. it was full of really great stories. Definitely a must listen series.

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Overall ok

I really love the first book, it was 5 a stars listen and I couldn't put it down. The characters were likeable and believable, The story have a good pace and kept me engaged, never bored. The second book was ok, was a little too cheese for my taste. The last two were unremarkable, I can't even remember which one was what. Mind you that all books are cute, low angst stories. Overall they were ok and I enjoyed reading, but I think it would be better listen to them with some time in between, otherwise they all mingle together. The narrator was good, but I felt like he was not telling a storing but just reading a script. The characters were difficult to distinguished and there was little emotion.

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Great collection

Great collection of small town romances, great characters and a full range of stories with all sorts of tropes. I particularly enjoyed the character development of each MC, they all had their issues and absolutely thrived after meeting “The One”.

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Filled with humour and spiciness

I really enjoyed these books. The stories have lots of different characters who are all unique and special in their own way. The chemistry in all the pairings was off the charts. The plots we're thick with angst, intrigue and gooey moments that make listeners/readers swoon. The narration was good. His pacing was good, though there were times it was a bit spaced out. his tone and passion were excellent. He brought oomph to his scenes. His was always crisp and clear and I found no problem in keeping with the story and staying interested. Reynolds brought life to the story, and I would list to his narration again.

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A bit of a miss for me

Overall, this was a nice set of 4 books, each with the same group of characters, and all with their own HEA's. I had a rough time getting into some of them and felt like they either dragged or the story line went way too fast for the characters. I don't think this author is a great fit for me.

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4 couples

Richard did an amazing job with narration. I love Sasha's style of writing. This complete series was wonderful. Each amazing couple with a happy ending, couldn't ask for better

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  • Marianne H.
  • 28-08-20

To be honest...

Sasha Goldie’s Home Truth bundle contains four MM romance stories of men in a small town looking (or not) for love. The stories are sweet, insta, with a little drama to keep you entertained but the narrator fell a little bit short. His voice isn’t annoying by all means but it was hard to know which character he was narrating. I have a way more enjoyable experience when the narrator differentiates between the characters but I’m spoiled like that lol but besides that, the bundle was worth the listen, I love me MM romance and found that Home Truths was worth it, so I honestly give it four truthful stars. Happy Listening all! I received an audio code, in exchanged for my honest review, of this audiobook for Gay Romance Reviews.

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  • The Book Wench
  • 29-09-20

Just okay

Four sweet stories of unexpected love found. However, none was especially outstanding. There was some drama to keep my interest, and the apparently inescapable break-ups -- even if they weren't always done in the cookie-cutter ways -- men who were somewhat engaging, and who had enough chemistry to make it mildly interesting to read about them. I wasn't especially a fan of the narrator's performance, though I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to try and differentiate between eight men who all seem so...alike, almost. And I think that's what made them less satisfying to me than I had hoped they'd be. Underneath all the different jobs they had, the various conflicts they faced -- both internal and external -- the drama each couple undergoes to be together, their different sizes and body types (one even has a missing limb! ), all the MCs still feel like basically the same guy, Maybe it's just me, though. Perhaps I need to listen to the stories again...

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  • Shin Mon Thway
  • 18-09-20

An enjoyable bundle

All very light and enjoyable novels. The writing isn’t without flaw but they are all fluffy and sweet. Book 1, Home Truths, is the classic story of a farm boy falling in love with a city boy. The timeline they fall in love is very short and a bit unrealistic at times nevertheless I found these short very enjoyable and fluffy. Sometimes the reality isn’t that important as long as we are enjoying the story, right? Book 2 and Book 3 are okay for me because I’m generally not attracted towards books which has characters with mental problems. The world is ugly enough so I want all my stories to be just fluffy and sweet I really love book 4, Healing His Heart. I think this is my favorite out of the whole bundle. I found the suspense filled thriller very exhilarating and fresh. I also liked both MCs Patrick and Tyler. Although this was thrilling and had me at the edge of my seat, this was actually quite funny too. I loved the subtle humor in this book. The narrator is completely new to me but I thought he did a good job narrating these stories. 3.5 An enjoyable bundle stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 Audio rating Story - 3.5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 Narration - 3.5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 Performance - 3.5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 Overall - 3.5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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  • Denise
  • 15-09-20

awesome series

I love that the whole series was in this one book. The narration was beyond good

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  • Mariena
  • 07-09-20

Nice Stories, great Narrator.

I really enjoyed listening to this by bundle of books 1-4. The narrator have a really nice voice bringing to live each character. I liked the stories a lot some more than others. Also the dual pov of each story was the best, really getting to know every character.

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  • Booknerd In WV
  • 06-09-20

great bundle of books

I hadn't heard this narrator or read anything by this author. I'm glad I did. I quite enjoyed it and loved the town and characters. it was nice to have the first three together

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  • JKS
  • 05-09-20

Love this!

Home Truths is a wonderfully written bundle of 4 books about love in the small town of Three Lakes. I really enjoyed getting to know these amazing characters and how each book added more to the overall story of the series. There is so much growth in these men as they find love and their happy endings. I love how accepting the town is and how they support each other no matter what. Life there is never boring. If you enjoy sweet small town love you don't want to miss this. Definitely recommend and definitely one to enjoy again and again. Narrator Richard Reynolds does a marvelous job and was a joy to hear throughout all 4 books.

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  • Leah Brock
  • 04-09-20

A Small-Town Romance Bundle

'Home Truths' gathers all four books of the 'Love in Three Lakes' series into one bundle. Each installment features a couple in this small town falling for each other. The reader will find in these cute, short books insta-attraction, almost-no-angst love stories about the men of Three Lakes. Each man meets his perfect match at a time they are almost certain love might never find them. But each of them are wrong; love was just around the corner for them all. Sasha Goldie's stories are well-written. The characters inhabiting Three Lakes are likable and give off a great small-town feel. I especially like how Ms Goldie weaves all the previous couples into the stories of the subsequent pairs. All of the guys are thankfully emotionally grown-up. They don't let arguments and misunderstandings stand for long. All four are fun, sweet, smile-inducing reads. Narration by Richard Reynolds is great. His tone suits these stories well. It's a slight quibble, but I would have liked there to be a tad more differentiation among the characters' voices. I received a free review copy of this audiobook, after making a request for it. This post is my voluntary opinion of it. Recommended.

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  • JEN
  • 03-09-20

It's not perfect, but I still enjoyed it

This is a series that has some flaws in writing, some very likely unrealistic happenings and details, and some soap opera flair, but somehow, I still found it entertaining - exasperating at times, to be sure, but still entertaining, and by the time I finished the last book of the series, I didn't want it to end. I've included my review of each individual book below: Book 1, Home Truths: This was an enjoyable and fairly light read for me. The timeline for the two characters to fall in love is VERY short, but they did spend time getting to know one another to some extent - in so much as people can in a matter of 2 weeks. The characters are flawed, each with their own reasons for flaws and their seriously bad habit of jumping to certain conclusions. Meeting each other causes them to have to reevaluate themselves and their prejudices. It was a little Hallmark tropey, the gruff, down to Earth small town guy meets the fancy city boy. But I liked the characters, as they were sweet, funny and sexy. Ian was my favorite of the two. There were a few flaws, which is what took it down to a 3.5 to 4-star read. Most every romance novel has a challenge to overcome for their final happy after. In this book, I think the author could've found a more interesting way to bring this about that was more in character. But that's me. Another flaw is that the timeline was a little sketchy at times, and there were a few small inconsistencies in general, but I decided to just do a mental shudder & go on when this happened, because I was enjoying the story itself. Book 2, Crossroads: It seems weird to say that this was an enjoyable book, considering that one character has some pretty serious skeletons and issues to sort through, but I did enjoy it. Despite the serious subject material, I also found myself laughing out loud at times. Like the previous book in the series, it requires an ability to suspend one's disbelief a tad at points, and it is a bit soap opera like as well. I found both Corey and Brady to be highly likeable. Brady is basically The Perfect Man. I mean, whatever flaws he might have, like having a bit of a hero complex, are extremely minor. Corey's chock full of issues and so doesn't always make the best decisions or reach the best conclusions, but he definitely could've made worse decisions and come to worse conclusions. At one point, I was absolutely sure that there was going to be a Big Misunderstanding that was going to be a catalyst for a plot twist, and I was SERIOUSLY annoyed - but I was wrong. So look at me & my own bad jumping to conclusions. This book did have some issues with the timeline, mostly when it came to events that occurred during the previous book. Also, Corey's life story seemed to have inconsistent timeline issues - I think he was supposed to be 24 years old, based on details he gave about his life as the story went on, but when Brady first asked him his age, he said 27. BUT I decided to just roll with these things, letting my exasperation slide off, because I wanted to know how everything would turn out, the actual story/plot being more important and ultimately worthwhile for me. Book 3, Making Peace: This was a pretty light and not terribly angst-filled book, if you overlook some of Max's military history and resultant PTSD. There was enough humor - and really cute dogs - to offset the moments he spoke about those experiences with Carson. Without spoilers, the main barrier for the two men was whether or not Max could accept that one doesn't need to perfect themselves and their life alone. That it's okay to go through things with someone you care about and not take it all on yourself. Carson was kind of pushy and, like the other relationships in this series, they move very fast. But I think Max needed a good push. Like the previous books, there are some minor errors/timeline snafus in the writing, mostly concerning other characters' story arcs, not as much with Carson & Max. It wasn't terribly distracting in this book, since their story was pretty tight. One thing I noticed with this series, with this book, beyond timeline issues - the author seems to have trouble with end scenes. They seem to just suddenly END without warning. It's not that there seems to be anything major unresolved for the couples for each book, but it's just suddenly over. This might be made more glaring because of the audio narration, at least for me. I liked the audio narration over all, but most narrators make final lines sound final, the way they slow the last words down or alter the tone of their voice that lets you know it's the end, without even needing to say "The End." But with some of the books in this series, the story and the narrator just stop. It's like that part of the story arc has ended right at that moment and the next book picks up for the next couple. I still enjoyed the book though, despite its flaws. Book 4, Healing His Heart: I enjoyed this last book of the Three Lakes series. I continued to like the characters and was totally sucked into a suspense-thriller aspect of this particular story. Patrick did a couple things that were kinda borderline stalker-like, but he did it out of caring and a misguided way of following his heart. He's rather immature at times. At the same time, Tyler had to deal with a real stalker with life and death danger. I can see some readers being turned off by Patrick's borderline unethical behavior and I'm sure there are some seriously unrealistic bits to the story both in the medical part of things with Patrick/Tyler and the way the actual criminal stalking aspect was handled. BUT, as with a lot of this series, I let my suspension of disbelief go as much out the window as I could manage - and that helped me enjoy it pretty thoroughly. This book also had a fair amount of humor - I laughed quite a bit, but none of the humor felt forced. The characters in this series seem pretty normal in a lot of ways and have pretty down to Earth conversations. There were timeline issues again. Throughout this series, from book 2 onward, the author seemed to be confused on exactly how long Tyler was in a coma with relation to everything else going on in the series. It kept being referred to as 3 months in this book, but it would have to have been longer than that. THAT being said, I decided to shake it off. It didn't change the actual important aspects of the story arc and character behavior. The audio for this full series was good, the pacing & emotion and differences in character voices. Other than a lack of the sound of finality with the end scenes of each book, I have zero complaints.

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  • Janet L Hunt
  • 02-09-20

great series, loved it!!

This is an awesome series. loved it. I love the sweet, fluffy, insta love aspect of each of them. I love having a bundle where you can listen to all the stories continuously. The narration was well done.