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review 2018-01-09 04:12
This one had the makings of a really adorable story...older MCs, second chances, babies!!!! So much potential...
Earning His Trust - Alicia Nordwell

Evin is a single dad raising his son on his own...this wasn't the plan but you know what they say...life is what happens when we're busy making other plans. 

 

When Evin finds himself at the local emergency room following an accident in the kitchen while baking the last thing he expects to encounter is the man who he once thought he'd spend his life with. A man whose just as surprised to see Evin sitting in the patients chair much less see him sitting there with a small child in tow. But when opportunity knocks...Ben's willing to answer the door.

 

Ben thought that ending things between him and Evin was the right thing to do after college their lives were heading in different directions he was sure it was the best solution for them both. What he didn't realize was that years later he'd still love Evin and want him in his life even if it was only as friends. 

 

Ben quickly realizes that while he may want more what Evin truly needs is a friend and he's determined to step up and be that friend and if luck's on his side maybe he could win back Evin's trust and they'd get that happily ever after that he'd so carelessly thrown away.

 

I really liked that Ben was willing to be patient and to prove to Evin that a second chance was something that they both deserved and that Ben also recognized that Evin had some other issues that he needed to resolve before they could be together. 

 

In general this was a sweet story but unfortunately it seemed to keep getting lost in the day to day details to the point that at times it just really distracted from the developing romance for me. I think if there had been a little more focus on Ben and Evin rebuilding their relationship had been added it would have gone a long way towards helping me to become more invested in Ben and Evin being reunited. 

 

Mickey Hamm was the narrator for this story giving me 'a new to me author and narrator' to discover and while 'Earning His Trust' didn't work as well for me as I'd hoped it would I was comfortable with the author's writing style and am definitely think that there's potential for the future with this author and I definitely look forward to seeing what Mickey Hamm brings to the audio book format in future. I enjoyed the narration on this book and the narrator definitely added to this story in a positive manner for me. 

 

'Earning His Trust' appears to be the Mickey Hamm's first audio book and he definitely ticked off my 'what I look for in a narrator' list and I'll be keeping this narrator on my 'watchlist'. 

 

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An audio book of 'Earning His Trust' was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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review 2017-12-23 20:04
Let's not call this a review...it's more of a rating with a comment...
Dirty Deeds - Rhys Ford,Greg Tremblay

and let's just say it's same old, same old...I'm loving it and the story's every bit as good as I remember and Greg Tremblay's just making it all the better and even more enjoyable than I remembered...so in a nutshell...I'm lovin' it!!!

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review 2017-12-23 19:10
Well here we are at book #3...
Dirty Laundry - Greg Tremblay,Rhys Ford

Ok, so once again it's Cole McGinnis by Rhys Ford and narrated by Greg Tremblay. So the e-book was a exuberant 4 star read and the audio has just bumped it up to 5 stars. I loved it do much that I of course just dove into book #4...well, actually I did dive into book #4 and I'm currently listening to book #5 because I admit it this lady has decided the best thing to do for the holidays is be sick so I don't really have the where-with-all to do much more than listen to an audio book and do a bit or reading...thankfully I'm all ready for Christmas and I hope you all are too...Happy Holidays!!!

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review 2017-10-28 16:53
So this was marginally better...
Chevalier - Mary Calmes,Greg Tremblay

'Chevalier' is the sequel to the Mary Calmes story 'Romanus' and while I enjoyed it  a bit more than 'Romanus' and Greg Tremblay was again the narrator a definite saving grace for this one, in good conscience I still couldn't bring my self to give this more than 2.5 stars not when I compared this one to how much more I enjoyed books like 'Change of Heart',  'Old Loyalty, New Loves' & 'Fighting Instinct' other paranormal/shifter books by this author that I only gave 3 stars to and have enjoyed a lot more than I did this story.

 

Aside from Greg Tremblay's narration I also liked the fact that this made Mason and Luc's story feel more complete and Mason's history was filled in, but a lot of the secondary characters really felt like they were all over the map especially Mason's father...I'm not sure if he was confused, crazy, a bit psychotic, power hungry or all of the above, I just knew that by the end of it all I was sad that no one had ended him and very relieved that Mason basically chose to distance himself from the man...seriously Mason your daddy is cray, cray! and then there's the step-mom and the half sibs...I just didn't get any of them. 

 

So ultimately, I enjoyed the narration, came to like Mason and Luc a little more and the overall plot was ok, but I just wasn't able to get into this story the way I usually can with something by this author and it all just ended up being another blip on the radar.

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review 2017-10-27 19:11
'The Bone Orchard' it's a lovely ghost story or is that a ghostly love story...
The Bone Orchard - Greg Tremblay,Abigail Roux

I'm not a big fan of ghost stories but given that it's getting to that time of year...Halloween! Folks, it's just a few days away. I decided that it's good to have exceptions to every rule and besides this one's by Abigail Roux and seriously the woman knows how to write a story and Nick J. Russo was the narrator so it had strong possibilities and my guess-timate was correct.

 

At just over 3 hours this works well for an evenings entertainment. I loved this story of good vs evil as US Marsal Ambrose Shaw hunts down 'Missouri' Boone Jennings, there is no limit to what he'll do or sacrifice to catch this man and see him brought to justice. But it's up to Pinkerton Detective Ezra Johns to ensure that Ambrose's sacrifice isn't in vain. Ambrose and Ezra soon find out though that Jennings is an evil that even death can't stop leaving Ambrose and Ezra to spend eternity together...loving each other and keeping justice in the west.

 

'The Bone Orchard' was a fun way to recognize the time of year and Ambrose and Ezra were a pretty spooktacular pairing and while I enjoyed this story from start to finish it was the ending that I enjoyed the most but I'm not going to spoil it for anyone so I'm just going to say that the ending was definitely not what I was expecting and I really like how it brought things full circle. 

 

I really enjoyed this book as an audio story...it just worked for me in way that I'm not sure reading the story would have. Nick J. Russo's voices were very much in tune with how I imagined these characters to sound...especially Ambrose and when that happens it just makes the story experience that much more enjoyable for me. 

 

While I didn't find this to be a 'scary' story, I did find it to be interesting and as always the narration was spot on...taking this from a good story to something that's probably going to become a holiday tradition for me. I mean really cowboys or ghostly cowboys, evil psycho villains, haunted hotels and jail cells all rolled up into a story that's scary enough to be spooky but not enough to keep me up at night is just the type of Halloween story that I enjoy.

 

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An audio book of 'The Bone Orchard' was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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