Title: The Last Guy Breathing (The Guy Series #3)
Author: Skylar M. Cates
Narrator: Matt Baca
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
eBook Release Date: 12/08/2014
Audiobook Release Date: 02/02/2015
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
A Work in The Guy Series
Henry Clueley doesn’t want to be in Glamour, not after moving far away to overcome a difficult, if privileged, childhood. He’s no longer that pudgy kid desperate to escape his hometown, but it still holds painful memories. When his recently widowed mother needs him, however, “dependable Henry” does the right thing—even if it means leaving the IRS to take a boring corporate position. Things don’t stay boring for long. Soon Henry helps the local sheriff’s department unravel a crime. Posing as half of a fake couple seems like a fun idea… until Henry learns he already knows the deputy playing his other half.
Deputy Locke may be new to the Glamour Sheriff’s Department, but he’s fought his way up in the world and is determined to make a good impression. He keeps his private life quiet, even from his beloved younger brother. Locke knows better than most the need to protect what’s his.
Henry resents the arrogant, gorgeous cop, and Locke thinks Henry is sheltered and spoiled. Their secret and steamy encounter only adds to the animosity. As they join forces, Henry thinks a relationship with Locke would be catastrophic, but the white-hot passion between them makes it hard to resist.
My View – Story:
I really enjoyed this story. It was not as slowly paced as the first two. Both Henry and Locke were great characters. They had histories to overcome that made them feel real. Gave them a bit of depth and enhanced my happiness at the outcome of the story. Locke’s interactions with his brother made up for his normally gruff exterior, because the reader could see that there was more to his story. That Locke was not just some hardened cop.
The relationship between these men had me both happy and angry at the same time. I loved seeing them together. And the way Locke bolstered Henry’s confidence and the way Henry made Locke feel like he was a lovable person. But at the same time I was angry when these men went into idiot mode and stopped communicating and let the other walk away. I wanted to slap them both multiple times!
I enjoyed the mystery in this one. There was a bit of plot to go with the budding romance. Finding out who-dun-it was interesting because there was just enough info given to keep me guessing, but not enough for me to actually figure it out on my own. The bit of suspense added another layer to this series that has not been there before.
My View – Narration:
Matt Baca is a great narrator for this series. His voices are great and he easily expresses the emotion without being over the top. I enjoy listening to him.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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