Title: The Trouble with Tony
Author: Eli Easton
Narrator: Tommy O’Brien
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
eBook Release Date: 08/21/2013
Audiobook Release Date: 01/28/2015
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
As part of the investigation into the murder of a young woman, Seattle P.I. Tony DeMarco poses as a patient of Dr. Jack Halloran, the therapist who treated the victim at a Seattle sex clinic. This isn’t the first time Tony has gone undercover, but it’s the first time he’s wanted to go under cover with one of his suspects. He can’t help it—Jack Halloran is just the kind of steely-eyed hero Tony goes for. But he’ll have to prove Halloran’s innocence and keep the doctor from finding out about his ruse before he can play Romeo.
Dr. Halloran has his own issues, including a damaged right arm sustained in the line of duty as a combat surgeon in Iraq and the PTSD that followed. He’s confused to find himself attracted to a new patient, the big, funny Italian with the puppy-dog eyes, and Tony’s humor slips right past Jack’s defenses, making him feel things he thought long buried. But can the doctor and the P.I. find a path to romance despite the secrets between them?
My View – Story:
When I read this book last year I fell in love with Jack and Tony and their crazy humour. None of that humour is lost in the audio book and I found myself once again smiling at their situation and the laugh out loud craziness.
Tony is a private investigator and has been hired by a family to look into the suspected murder of their daughter. Although the story follows the case and does have an out outcome it is not what the book was about for me. As part of the investigation Tony has to follow a lead to a sex clinic and more specifically investigate Dr Jack Halloran.
His grand idea of going undercover as a patient quickly backfires. Instead of sticking to the story he planned, that he was a sex addict, he very quickly finds himself laying out his life story and lack of sex drive to the handsome doctor. The fact that his penis has only ever been attracted to four men and the ensuing conversation is hilarious. When he has to drop his trousers for a full examination it seems his picky penis may have just found crush number five!
Dr Jack Halloran is an ex-army medic who was medically discharged due to injuries. His self-confidence has taken a knock with the scars he has been left with and how he perceives people look at him. He mourns for his life as a surgeon as he gets on with his new life as a sex therapist. He knows Jack is lying the minute he walks into his office but he has no idea why. He may preach to his patients on how to solve their sex life issues but the fact is his sex life is non-existent and he is shocked when he finds his new patient so attractive.
This story could have gone so wrong due to the initial deceit but thankfully it all worked out well in the end. The conversations and inner musings of both these men will have you laughing your way through the book. Add in the over protective Italian mother who has no qualms about asking her son anything, bowel movements included, and you have the perfect comedy.
My View – Narration:
This is the first time I have listened to a book narrated by Tommy O’Brien. My first thought was wow, he talks fast but as I listened more I realised he was absolutely perfect for the story. Definitely someone I would listen to again.
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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