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The Carpenter’s Dilemma

Family Secrets, Book 2
Narrated by: Nic Lazar
Series: Family Secrets (Harris), Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Summary

Family secrets can be buried but never erased. Eventually, the unspoken shadows of the past will threaten even the strongest promise of love.

Dean Matthews should be enjoying the steady and fulfilling life he's built for himself. He's triumphed over the land, making a real go of a new life working and rebuilding his late grandfather's farm. He found love and laughter with his intensely passionate boyfriend, Mikael. And, if the man he loves occasionally shapeshifts into a werewolf? Oh well, we all have our quirks, right? It had taken some time, but Dean eventually came to accept that at least some of the animalistic ardor his new boyfriend exhibited was due to the fact that he sometimes was...an animal.

Dean wants to settle into a comfortable honeymoon period now that he has everything he's ever wanted, but finds he's dealing with a whole new set of complications. The meddling and overbearing ways of his new boyfriend's family for starters, plus the dark secrets of this isolated community Mikael is from. Just how much will Dean be able to compromise? Will there be any love left once they've traversed these new battlegrounds? 

Gay paranormal romance at its hottest, The Carpenter's Dilemma exposes the wild side of men and beasts, featuring a buildup of sexy storytelling and a pack of steamy scenes.

©2017 Noah Harris (P)2017 Books Unite People

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as good as the ebook

The story is always 4 or 5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening.
it's like a B

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  • Stephanie VO
  • 06-01-20

Good story.

This is a good addition to this series. I like Dean and Mikael. I like how strong Dean is and how he still fights for Mikael. Now at times I just wanted to shake Mikael to get his act together. But I still like this story. Nic Lazer did a good narration with this story.

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  • B.McGrath
  • 13-12-19

Man up sooner Mikael!!

Sam continues to infuriate me! I liked when Dean stood up for himself to Samuel on the first meeting. I wanted to give Mikael a swift kick for his procrastination and lack of support to Dean.
I didn't like the guilting and manipulation Sam used to control and get his own way. It seemed less than honorable from an alpha. Mikael disappointed me waiting so long to stand up to Sam for his man. Enraged!! Looking forward to more. The narrator was okay. I voluntarily listened to this and am giving an honest review.

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  • Jill K.
  • 11-12-19

Keeps getting better

This is a sequel to The Carpenter’s Secret and cannot be listened to out of order. I liked how strong and determined Dean was. I feel like its usually the shifter who is the braver than the human but this wasn’t the case. Dean had to fight hard to get Mikael. There were times that I really wanted to punch Mikael and I wanted Dean to walk away. Dean put up a good fight to keep Mikael when I thought he should have given up. I thought there was a little bit more angst than the first book. Still had the same problem with the narrator not using different voices to distinguish who was talking. If you liked the first book you defiantly need to continue.

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  • Chad W. Nixon
  • 26-03-19

The Book is Good and Narator ok

The story is well done but the narrator is "just" this side of "blah", he does not do a very good job on inflection or tone of voice; but he is not so bad that I would avoid getting this book or return it.

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  • Keith b miller
  • 11-12-17

you will love it

I don't want it to end I love this series you will to it is so worth it you will not be disappointed