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Summary

The doctor can heal me, but can he keep me safe?

My brother has been embezzling from his employers. Unfortunately, when I accidentally discover that information, I end up hurled straight into the Potomac. If it weren’t for Dr. Derek Carlisle, I’d be fish food.

When he offers more than medical help, I bolt. It’s not his job to protect me, even if the older man is everything I’ve ever wanted.

The young man needs a protector.

From the moment I see him, I know Seb is more than a patient. I’ve never been tempted to cross the patient/doctor line before. For him? I’ll do it in a heartbeat.

His brother wants to hurt him, and he needs someone to keep him safe. Me. Except, I can’t keep my hands off of him. Is a man as inexperienced as Seb ready for something more than a few nights of fun? I need to find out before keeping him safe breaks my heart.

Touch and Go features heroes with an age gap, danger lurking all around, and a healthy dose of hurt/comfort. The brothers of Vanguard Towers are at the front lines of love, and Derek is only the first to fall.

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Great story

This was my first book by Aiden Bates and it will certainly not be my last.
I liked the story of Seb and Derek. It was entertaining and exciting and I listened to the audiobook within two days.

When Seb arrives in the emergency room, he meets Derek. He’s the doctor treating him. He discovers further injuries to Seb, who has excuses for having fallen clumsily.
When an emergency is brought in the next day, which had been fished from the Potomac River and had to be resurrected, Derek is quite astonished when he discovers that it is Sebastian. Derek’s instinct for self-defence is awakened, because he can’t imagine Sebastian being suicidal.
Seb discovered something on his brother’s computer that wasn’t meant for his eyes. And he doesn’t know what danger he’s in.

I liked the author’s loose and fluid writing style and was captivated from the beginning of the story.
I love Derek and his brothers. These characters are real and far from perfect, and yet they harmonize quite well as a family. Seb on the other hand has only his brother and the relationship between the two has always been difficult.

Seb and Derek are likeable protagonists and there are budding feelings between the two who are actually quite cute together. But do they have a chance?
The story is entertaining and emotionally told, and I found it exciting. I also liked the interaction between the brothers very much.

I didn’t know Joseph Thorson as a narrator before, but he did a good job. The voices of the protagonists were clearly distinguishable and the narrative tempo was also fine.

I’m looking forward to the next volume of the series!

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Good story

The narration wasn’t the best, I’ve definitely heard better voice actors but it wasn’t terrible. His pacing was good, and the words were clear. I didn’t hear any issues with the actually audio-wave, or mastering but he didn’t have much of a change from main character to main character. There was between main characters and most side characters though.

Looking forward to the next in the series, the characters were fun and interesting. The story gave me lots of emotions. I was curious for more as the story went. The ending wasn’t as good as I thought it was going to be but still decent enough.

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  • 08-12-20

Great narration!

I loved this series! And this book 1 is amazing so adding Mr Thorson’s narration to the mix, was simply a treat. The story of Derek and Seb is interesting and sweet, and in spite of the difficult topic and some familiar drama is a nice reading with low angst, some romance and hot scenes. I enjoyed a lot both the written version and the audiobook, and I found that a great narration and voice acting just completed the experience of this amazing reading!

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Kept my attention, sweet story, likable characters

I don’t even know how many series I’ve read by this author, but I never turn one down. I like the concept for this storyline, with the brothers. I’m going to enjoy spending time with all of them, throughout the series. They are very active in each other’s lives, even living in the same building, so there’s no doubt we’ve seen the last of the two main characters in this book. I love series like that, because it prolongs having to say goodbye.

This series is very intriguing. I found myself wanting to know how it ended from the moment I began reading. There were some cheesy moments in this story, but I find I don’t mind that. Especially since the story was captivating. I make allowances, and even offer some forgiveness, if the other elements of the story are intact. In this story, they were. I loved the interactions between the brothers. We got to see various sides to all of them, and that was nice. Seb and Derek were extremely likable, and had great chemistry.

The next book in the story centers on Eli, and I’m really looking forward to it. I appreciate how bates includes a glance, into the next book, at the end of the previous book. It amps up the anticipation.

Joseph Thorson is a new to me narrator. I loved the voices he gave Seb and Dr. Dish. There was only one mistake in voices, that I caught. He accidentally used Derek’s voice for Seb, towards the end. Other than that, he did a fantastic job. I would gladly listen to more books narrated by him.

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Brill start to a new series, I love that Derrick can’t himself for wanting to help Seb when he has a couple of trips to the ER. Full of mystery and intrigue.

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Great

I really enjoyed this audiobook.
it was a very entertaining story.
Definitely a great start to a new series.
I can't wait to listen to more.

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Great story and performance

I am a huge fan of Aiden Bates motorcycle romance series, but I just may become an even bigger fan of this series. I loved this suspenseful, hot, romantic story of Derek and Seb. Their meetings and doctor/patient were well set up and the hurt/comfort and protector tropes were well mixed with the suspense story involving Seb and his brother. I felt the heat of the romance and the danger Seb was in kept me on the edge of my seat. Cannot wait to read the rest of this series. I knew when I read this that the audio was going to be amazing and this did not disappoint. Joseph Thorson gives an excellent performance here, capturing all the tension and steamy romance perfectly.

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Touch and Go - it was me

I had a hard time getting into the book. I think it has a fair bit to do with where I am right now. The story and audio were hard for me at the start but did level off. Some moments felt conjointed. But overall, not a bad listen at all.

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A bit of a hit and a bit of a miss

Usually I like Aiden's books, but this one was a bit too much in parts. I understand wanted to get all the characters in for the rest of the series but 7 foster brothers plus the main character and then his friends and brother. Basically too many characters to keep an eye on when they are all in a lot of the chapters.
Plus its too long winded in bits.
I did listen to it all and enjoyed the second half far better than the start.
Will continue with the rest of the series as I think it will be better.


Touch and Go
Vanguard Towers, Book 1
By: Aiden Bates
Narrated by: Joseph Thorson
Series: Vanguard Towers, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins


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Derek and Seb

Deb is accident prone and ends up in Emergency where he meets the Dr Derek, in his head names him Dr Dish. There is a distinct need to help Seb from Derek's nature and his built family. When Seb comes in dead, Derek and his brothers step in to help. Derek and Deb make a wonderful pair, and can't wait to continue this amazing series. Great narration

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  • RACHEL REED
  • 09-12-20

A sweet hurt /comfort, opposites attract, age gap romance!

This was a sweet hurt /comfort, opposites attract, age gap romance.

I loved Derek and Sebastian's story.
This book was a great start to an amazing series.

The characters were likeable and entertaining and the storyline held my interest.

The narration was decent. I felt it a tad difficult to navigate between the characters and their voices as it all seemed the same to me. But it was enjoyable nonetheless.

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  • Susan R
  • 30-11-20

Good story

I really enjoyed the story and the concept of the storyline and what it seems the future books are going to be like. The narrator I found to be lacking some. He was ok but it seems that all his voices for the charter were very monotone. I really would have liked more life in the charters than there was.

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  • Amy M
  • 25-11-20

Good series starter

This is a good start to a series surrounding a found family of brothers who have bonded through taking care of each other. They live together in one building and all have first responder type jobs except one. It's a good book but I found the narration a little lacking. I did enjoy it but I found the tone and lack of inflection a little off-putting. I got used to it but it turned me off the audio a little. Again, not bad I am just spoiled on audio book performers.

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  • Poppyseed
  • 05-07-21

Better to read

narration is lousy. no passion, very bland. the story is great, I have read the series but won't get anymore on audio.

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  • Iniysa
  • 26-03-21

Touch and No

Touch and no... wow this was boring. I usually like a good doctor/patient love story. But the doctor and his brothers rags to riches story line was way unbelievable. A doctor, lawyer, firefighter, artist and FBI agent? The patient happens to be an expert computer white hat hacker that will fit right in after the shirt bursts of drama and self loathing. This is a series I won't continue.

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  • James
  • 05-03-21

couldn't do it.

From the few chapters I was able to get through, it seemed like a great story. However the narrator was so mechanical and didn't give any personality to any of the characters I couldn't finish the book.

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  • Heather P.
  • 19-02-21

Hot, spicy, and suspenseful!

Let me say first that I love Aiden Bates. His style of writing hooks you in from the beginning and keeps you wanting more. This story was no different. This book had everything you could want in a story: hot men, spicy love making, and a whole lot of suspense. This was a great introduction to the series. The chemistry between Derek and Seb was everything you could hope for in a romance and they balanced each other out magically.

Derek is a doctor and Seb is the man he saves. Seb doesn't want to be protected but Derek wants to protect him from the brother that is trying to hurt him. Although he doesn't want the protection, through lots of love and Derek showing Seb he will be there for him no matter what, they find that happy ever after.

This was a great start to an amazing series.

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  • Nicole Henderson
  • 17-01-21

What a start

Well this series looks like it’s going to be one enjoyable series. This book has started off a great new series that’s going to take a lot of work to complete at such a high standard, but I have complete faith in Aiden Bates.
Derek is the first of the bothers to find that someone special but he almost losses it. And Seb that someone special and let’s just say what brings him onto Derek’s path isn’t so pleasant. Loved this book and looking forward to listening to more from this series

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  • Violet Marshall
  • 01-01-21

Such A Good Idea

This is the first book in The Vanguard Towers Series. The book was okay the writing was again okay. It didn’t meet the promise of the concept for the book. The plot was entertaining and it was steady throughout the book. I found the story and characters likeable. Derek and Sebastian are the MC’s of this book. I think that this story was hurt by the narration. It was more monotone and a poor attempt at different voices. It wasn’t horrible but it could’ve been better. I voluntarily read an advance copy of this book for an honest review.

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  • LilMommi
  • 10-12-20

Really Great

I enjoyed reading this, and listing to it was just as good. The narrator did a good job with this book.