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Oh L.B. Gregg, Let me count the ways in which I love thee....
I honestly cannot remember when I first stumbled onto the Men of Smithfield series. I do know that I have never read them in any particular order, and I am ALWAYS entertained. ALWAYS. This series is solid and I cannot praise Gregg enough for making what could be a dreary little town feel like home, with sexy, funny, unique gay men who have a knack for taking the 'scenic' route on that path of romance. (Gees, I sound cheesy, but seriously, this series is one of my favorites.
In regards to Sam and Aaron, it was a cute story. I liked Sam from the get-go. He entertained me with his constant snarky comments, and his knack for "getting caught" in the most delightful and amusing situations. Aaron was also very appealing, especially during the initial meeting scene. I couldn't have laughed harder, if I tried.
Throw in a 'mini' mystery, nosy friends, sassy 'not ready to retire' librarians, and a few other minor characters, all providing playful banter, and I'm pleased. I also appreciated the 'fleshing out" of Adam's brother Cole, one of the immature twins from Adam and Holden's story-- MY ULTIMATE FAVORITE of the Smithfield series-- and I was even happier.
Oh and let's not forget Sam's naughty bedroom talk. OMG!!! *fans self* I am not a fan of phone sex, but let me be clear... each and every time Sam whispered what he wanted to do to Aaron, I pressed rewind to hear it over again, and again. I still can't get enough! Seriously folks! I get hot just thinking about it... I may need another listen...
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I've heard worse narrators and I still enjoy this author's voice, but I really missed Shannon Gunn.
Overall, the story was fine, though not my favorite of the series and missing some of the easy humor of the previous books. The narrator was fine, but not exceptional, which may have contributed to my finding this book less amusing than the others. I hope the different narrator was a matter of the original narrator's lack of availability and not a creative choice, because the series definitely suffers for the change.
If you've read the others, it's worth getting to have all the stories, but having liked the others so much and having really looked forward to this release with such high hopes, I'm sorry to say I was disappointed. Only 3 stars.
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