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Torch

Unbreakable Bonds Series, Book 3
Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
Series: Unbreakable Bonds Series, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Summary

Nine months ago, Rowan Ward thought he had it all. Now, he's fighting to pull his shredded life together, buried in work and battling the kind of grief that destroys a man's soul. When fires spring up around Cincinnati threatening Rowe's friends and clients, he's thrilled to find his old Army buddy, Noah Keegan in town. They were a hell of a team when they served together, so in-sync, it was rumored they could read each other's minds. 

Noah thought devoting his life to the Army would be enough. Then he realized he had no family and only one friend he cared about. When his enlistment was up, he found himself standing on Rowe's doorstep, looking only for friendship but secretly hoping for more. He needs to know if their one unbelievable night together years ago wasn't a mistake. 

Caught in a dangerous game of fire and bullets, neither expects the inferno of emotion that ignites between them. One Rowe isn't prepared to accept. One that could break Noah. 

Unbreakable bonds.

©2016 Drake and Elliott Publishing LLC (P)2019 Drake and Elliott Publishing LLC

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Spellbindingly Brilliant

The third book in the Unbreakable Bonds series and to be honest my favourite. I love Rowe and Noah their dynamic is so interesting and complex.

Ken's dulcet tones are like velvet wrapped around a brick, so nice and calm but as the subject matter hits, his tone changes and seems more intense and harder, difficult to describe but so brilliant to listen to.

Brilliant story, awesome characters, fantastic writers and an absolutely stunning narration.

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So So Good!

The thrid book in this series did not disappoint. Loved Rowe and Noah's story. Felt so sorry for Noah but it all turned out well in the end!

Kenneth continues to do an amazing job in his narration. He is a real performer - not just a narrator. All voices are well 'fleshed' out with super characterisation and individuality.

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Flaming Hot!

Torch is the third in the Unbreakable Bonds series and to fully enjoy it it is advisable to listen to the previous two books Shiver and Shatter.
In this we see Rowe, widowed for 9 months from his wife Melissa after she was murdered meet up with his old Ranger buddy Noah, whom he knew before he met Mel.
Noah’s return brings back memories and feelings Rowe had for the man, which confused him and made him run after a hot steamy night together in Prague before he met his wife. Now this emotional connection to Noah, his newly accepted bisexuality, his recent bereavement and a new threat from an old enemy Jagger, are holding him back from accepting that Noah just may be the person to put back together his broken heart.
Next in line is Ian and Hollis, I can’t wait!

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  • Rachel R.
  • 24-06-19

Awesome!

Great add to the series. God, I loved these two guys so much. Rowe is going through a lot and is a broken man, you can't help but have your heart break for him. Noah is the prefect piece to hold him together. A connection from the past reignited, you can just feel the heat from these two! Kenneth Obi brings them to life and each of their huge personalities flow perfectly.Action, adventure and exciting questions are answered. Loved the book but add in this amazing audio and I can't get enough.

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  • Ana Nimity
  • 10-07-19

My favorite of the series, brought to life!

Rowe and Noah are my favorite couple of the Unbreakable Bonds guys, so it was critical that Noah sound as perfect as Rowe. Kenneth Obi hit it out of the park. His Noah is spot on!
Torch has deeply emotional parts, and those are handled well. I loved listening to this book and will do so again!

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  • Annika
  • 29-07-19

Someday this will be perfect

It’s been nine months since Rowan Ward lost his wife and love of his life. When his life changed irrevocably because of murder. It’s a loss that he still feels deeply into his very soul and he has still need to process it all. We feel that loss surrounding him in every interaction, how much he still hurts. The man who murdered his wife is dead, but the one utterly responsible is still at large and is causing trouble for him and his friends and business. Literally causing it to go up in flames. When his former army buddy and best friend Noah Keegan arrives in town Rowe perks up for the first time in nine months. I would say in more ways than one as he can’t seem to stop thinking about that one night thirteen years ago.

Passion flares up quickly between them but I wouldn’t say they were healthy for either one of them. I mean Noah has been in love with Rowe since they met and was deeply hurt when Rowe ran from him thirteen years ago. And now Rowe is still running. Running from the loss of his wife, running from his feelings for Noah and running from life. Over and over he hurts Noah because of it and it’s so heartbreaking. I can see that they are right for each other and belong together, but I’m not sure if it’s their time yet. Because how can Rowe truly go into a new relationship when he hasn’t dealt with the loss of his old one?

I’m a big fan of suspense novels, the thrill of the hunt and solving the crimes. But I have to say that I’m getting a bit fed up with this one. From the first book there has been this “big bad” orchestrating the horrors that happens to these men. That is all good, but my issue is that it’s never really the focal point, it’s always in the background to be brought to light when the authors need something to happen. I want more – or nothing at all, because the titbits we are fed every now and then are getting old.

I’ve really come to love Kenneth Obi’s narration and am happy when I find a new narration of his. I love how he’s not only reading the words in front of him, but performs them. Instead of reading monotonously how a character did, said or felt something, he makes you feel it and hear it. You felt Rowe’s sorrow, heard the snark and petulance of the characters. One of my favourite moments was the druken night with Snow and Rowe. Obi so clearly and skilfully navigated though that myriad of emotion; the confessions, the banter, the drunken call with Snow’s sort of mother-in-law. He made you a part of it, made you feel the connection between the two men, that deep unwavering friendship.

Overall I enjoyed this story. I do believe that Rowe and Noah belong together. I just don’t believe in them right now. I feel that Rowe has some healing and dealing to do before they can really be

A copy of this book was generously provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review for Love Bytes.

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  • Jill K.
  • 10-02-20

GFY

I love GFY books. This one did not disappoint. Rowan and Noah make the best couple. They are both a little crazy but they work so well together. Super hot!!

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  • NEATTA2002
  • 04-02-20

I love Rowe and Noah

These two bad boys are amazing.
I love the narrator. His voice is very easy to listen to.

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  • Sue C
  • 24-01-20

another great addition

Did the story keep me engaged: yes
Were there any parts I found annoying: the breadcrumbs of the 'overarching bad guy' - i need more of it.
Did I feel an emotional connection to the characters: yes
Would I listen to it again: yes

Each book in this series is better than it's predecessor.
I really enjoyed Rowen and Noah's story. Good pace, lots of emotion and angst, action and adventure. Rowe is so broken and Noah is his glue. My heart broke for Noah ... and it was that emotional connection that made this one such a good story for me.

Kenneth Obi's narration is spot on with these guys. All the personalities and emotion are there making this a vocal performance over just pure narration.

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  • Lisa Neal
  • 21-01-20

Rowen Ward is a GOD

There are not enough great things I can say about Rowe Ward. I love this book. Hard Stop. Rowe Ward is taking care of his family to the best of his ability while also trying to overcome the most devastating event of his life. Enter Noah Keegan and all bets are off. Rowe's world is about to change in a big way. LOVE LOVE LOVE this book more than I will ever be able to say and there is no one in the world that I would have preferred to bring a voice to Rowe than Kenneth Obi. Kenneth nailed it.

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  • Susana
  • 21-01-20

Great!!

When you fell in love with the characters and then you find the perfect voice to narrate this story is the best thing ever!! Rowan and Noah are great together. I’m so glad to be able to listening this book hear their voices it makes more emotional all of things that they went through I’m highly recommended this audiobook! I love Kenneth Obi voice!

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  • AMKmom3
  • 21-01-20

Loved!

This is one of my favorite series. Kenneth nailed it with Rowe and Noah. It was so easy to get into the story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-12-19

exceptional

exce as always to have all of the amazing guys in this series brought to life by Kenneth's wonderful and captivating voice! I can't wait for the next one.