Most people see Chase Manning as the party-boy twink he seems on the surface. Only James, Chase's BFF, knows the depth of his loyalty and the extent of the wounds Chase carries inside. When Chase meets Rhys Sayer, things don't go well, but he can't shake his attraction to the huge, sexy man.
Rhys is a man of contradictions and fear - a strange combination for a PI and bodyguard. He's in a bad place emotionally when he sets eyes on Chase for the first time. When Chase puts the moves on him, Rhys insults him, thwarting any possibility of a relationship. Rhys doesn't see himself as a complicated man, but he dreads the very kind of connection he desires.
Just as they're trying to overcome their uncertainties, Chase is put in harm's way. Luckily Rhys and their friends have all the right talents to help Rhys save the man of his dreams.
©2014 Tempeste O'Riley (P)2016 Dreamspinner Press
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3 out of 5 stars
By Love listening on 22-09-16

Predictable, story lacking in detail

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I have read all the books in the series and whilst it was nice that the main characters did not take the usual stereotypical top bottom roles as seen in many gay romance stories the overall feel of the book left me wanting to know more about the characters. There was not enough background information about the characters. There was a lot of silly misunderstandings that just added stupid drama to the story. The sex scenes were written well. Chase's character was different in the work aspect then in book one, it was almost as if it was a different person altogether. I didn't like the accent that the narrator used for Rhys's parents. I have found in all four books the endearments used between the main characters seem forced as if the author or narrator where uncomfortable with them. I believe the story could have been expanded more, the conclusion with chase (don't want to add any spoilers) at the end was over and done with very quickly. You didn't really get into the suspense before it was all over and done with. This is not one that I would want to listen to again.

Would you ever listen to anything by Tempeste O'Riley again?

Maybe but not anything in this series

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He sounded much older than the characters were and I didn't like his use of accents

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4 out of 5 stars
By Diane on 19-12-17

Loved the sequel

I loved the story, totally disliked the narrator. He had weird pauses and whenever he said a term of endearment, it was like it was a foreign word. The flow was way off. This took away from my enjoyment. Off to the next one

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