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Paternity Case

Hazard and Somerset Mystery Series, Book 3
Narrated by: Tristan James
Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
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Summary

It's almost Christmas, and Emery Hazard finds himself face to face with his own personal nightmare: going on a double date with his partner - and boyhood crush - John-Henry Somerset. Hazard brings his boyfriend; Somers brings his estranged wife. Things aren't going to end well.

When a strange call interrupts dinner, however, Hazard and his partner become witnesses to a shooting. The victims: Somers' father and the daughter of a high school friend. The crime is inexplicable. There is no apparent motive, no connection between the victims, and no explanation for how the shooter reached his targets.

Determined to get answers, Hazard and Somers move forward with their investigation in spite of mounting pressure to stop. Their search for the truth draws them into a dark web of conspiracy and into an even darker tangle of twisted love and illicit desire. And as the two men come face to face with the passions and madness behind the crime, they must confront their own feelings for each other - and the hard truths that neither man is ready to accept.

©2018 Gregory Ashe (P)2018 Tantor

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  • ClinD2002
  • 05-11-19

Poor Nico

So the only thing I thought about this book was poor Nico, how dare hazard treat him that way, and It keeps getting worse it comes out that summers has an even more horrible history of abusing hazard, but hazards to weak and pitiful to say “f-you I’m done”

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  • Michael Ekenbarger
  • 21-11-19

Good, but with awful main characters.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the world building each book creates, but this book was much longer than it needed to be.

The main mystery, although compelling, seemed to take a backseat to the completely ridiculous ways the two main characters were acting. Hazard is completely unlikeable. He is strong Nico along and just using the hell out of him.

Somers is completely irredeemable. He is just a terrible person. They way he tread Nico is appalling, especially since he was the one acting like a baby the entire book. I don’t feel sorry for him because he doesn’t seem to learn from his mistakes. So what if he’s bisexual? That doesn’t make up for being a horrible human being and toying with people’s emotions.

Nico “the baby” seems to be the only one acting like an adult. He knows what he wants and he doesn’t play games to get it. He sta da up for himself and wasn’t afraid to call both Hazard and Somers our in their bullsh*t.

I hate the eventual direction I know the subsequent books will take, but I will keep going because I like the central mysteries.

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  • Curtis
  • 18-05-19

this was a tough one to sit through.

the writing tends to ramble about the same stuff that's not relevant to the story. The characters break character and fall into cliches to keep the characters from having any logical sense, how else could a simple mystery drag on for what seems like eternity?
the characters argue more about arguing than of anything of substance. They have non-stop internal debates about their feelings, which would be fine if it wasn't the same exact debate every 15 minutes. The funny part is they voice the repetitiveness of their arguments numerous times to each other yet continue to go round and round.

The only redeeming character is Niko. Hazard is the most unattractive sounding personality yet someone people are supposed to be drawn to him. I listen for Niko and Summers even though Summers falls out of character often in order to push certain narratives forward.

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  • Texan2
  • 09-10-18

Perfecto!

Grégory Ashe is an amazing writer,. Tristan James has made his stories vibrate with his brillance

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-09-18

A little disappointed

i loved it but it wore me out. Too much longing and not enough loving.

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  • KimmyKimNYC
  • 15-09-18

I ❤️ this series

I am rooting for Hazard and Sumerset! They’re almost there, at the finish line for finding each other.

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  • Amy Begnene
  • 15-09-18

Can’t wait for the next one!!!

Please, please, please!!! I can’t take it one more book. Love in such torturous form makes my heart ache, makes my stomach hurt, and I can’t even sit still while listening. Gregory Ashe, please don’t let these men suffer forever! Best Series ever.