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Mummy Dearest

The XOXO Files, Book 1
Narrated by: Sean Crisden
Series: The XOXO Files, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
4 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Summary

The truth is out there. Way, way, way out there!

Drew Lawson is racing against the clock. He's got a twenty-four-hour window to authenticate the mummy of Princess Merneith. If he's not at his boyfriend's garden party when that window closes, it'll be the final nail in their relationship coffin.

The last thing he needs traipsing on the final shred of his patience is brash, handsome reality show host Fraser Fortune, who's scheduled to film a documentary about the mummy's Halloween curse.

The opportunity to film a bona-fide professor examining the mummy is exactly the aura of authenticity Fraser needs. Except the grumpy PhD is a pompous ass on leave from his ivory tower. Yet something about Drew has Fraser using a word he doesn't normally have to draw upon: please.

With no time to waste-and a spark of attraction he can't deny - Drew reluctantly agrees to let Fraser follow his every move as he unwraps the mummy's secrets. Soon they're both making moves behind the scenes that even the dead can't ignore…

Warning: Whoso shall ever open this tomb, er, book shall suffer the curse of the Pharaohs. Okay, maybe not. But set aside a chunk of time for marauding mummies, too many cosmopolitans, illicit sex in hotel rooms, and other non-academic shenanigans.

©2010 Josh Lanyon (P)2014 Josh Lanyon

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Good story, nice ending, weird character voice

I enjoyed this - the mystery of the (Egyptian princess') mummy's curse and the character of the academic sounded right but his opposite number sounded pompously fruity ALL the time. At first I thought it was an affectation which, when they got to know each other, would wear off. But no. He spoke like that all the time and it was not something that I picked up when I read the print version so it did jar a little bit.
But the story is good and overall so was the narration so I would still give this a four star.
It made the drive to work go quickly, and I laughed in places so, yes, I'd recommend

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