Colorado Flames with a Texas Twist (Colorado Heart #3) by Sara York ~ AudioBook Review by PizzyGirl

ColoradoFlamesTitle: Colorado Flames with a Texas Twist (Colorado Heart #3)

Author: Sara York

Narrator: Guy Veryzer

Publisher: Self Published

Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 04/03/2015

Length: 06 hours 21 minutes

Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance

Summary:

James Davenport can’t help but spy on Brody Medders, hoping to catch a glance of the sexy fireman. But he’s not the only one watching Brody. A twisted past of lies, drugs, and deception has caught up to Brody and now he’s in danger. After Brody is hit by a car, James comes to his rescue. James values honesty, but there is more to Brody’s story than he’s willing to share.

On Wild Bluff, Marshal is dealing with injuries that have sidelined him. Doubts about their relationship surface, driving a wedge between Zander and Marshal. A mission in Brazil requires Zander’s attention, leaving Marshal alone on the ranch.

In Texas, Mike Jarred informs Connor Ellison that he’s headed to Brazil for work while Connor visits Lane and Gresh at Crazy Hills ranch.

When Colorado and Texas collide, you never know what will happen.

Story Review:

Brody was introduced at the end of the previous book, and James formed an instant connection to the firefighter. This book picked up with James dealing with that connection. And he was not dealing well. It was an all consuming distraction and James couldn’t help but give in to his desires to know more about Brody. Brody on the other hand felt that he was being stalked and watched and it was unnerving. Especially since he was being watched by James, who stirred up feelings Brody had been trying to ignore all his life. After spending time together, learning each other’s pasts, and forming a lasting bond, James made some significant life changes in order to be with Brody for good and find his happy.

Brody and James’s story was different from the first two. Their romance was directly tied to the outcome of the story’s plot. In the previous books, the plot happened around the developing relationships, but this time, Brody was caught in the middle of things. I found I liked this better. It made the story seem more cohesive instead of being a plot and a relationship.

The plots was a good one. The circumstances surrounding Brody were such that the author only gave bits and pieces of information as the story moved forward. It kept me interested and wanting to know more. I listened to this audiobook in one sitting so that I could find out what was happening and what the outcome would be. I enjoyed the mystery and felt it only enhanced by connection to James and Brody.

I was already a fan of James from the previous stories. The author had already established that James was dealing with some inner turmoil and was reevaluating his position at the ranch. That fact opened up a world of options for James’s growth and development. I wanted to see him shrug off the mantle of playboy and find his self worth. I was already invested in his HEA before Brody even entered the picture.

Brody was an easy character to like. He had such a mysterious air about him yet it was eclipsed by his innocence. His self doubt and self discovery endeared me to him and I felt he was a great match for James. James needed a way to redeem himself and Brody provided that opportunity. Brody’s past also opened the door for complete acceptance of James’s profession and was a great way for these men to form a bond beyond simple attraction.

There was one portion of this story that confused me. That was the pieces devoted to Mike and Connor. I know Mike played a role as the DEA agent Zander gets caught up with, but I was not entirely sure why his love with Connor was part of this story. It seemed more like Mike was a small bit player, yet he had some good page time. I am thinking that this portion of the story allowed for a detour to the men of Sara’s Texas Soul series. I have not read that series, so I was not sure why this was necessary, but from what I understand Connor is a crossover character. I am sure I would have enjoyed this more if I had read the Texas Soul series, but I do not think I lost anything from the main story.

Please note that while Brody and James’s story was complete, the plot ends on a cliffhanger. I am ok with this because there was a natural ending to James and Brody’s story so the ending did not feel incomplete or abrupt.

I am really liking this series. It has great characters and a mysterious plot to keep my attention. I will be starting the fourth installment ASAP.

Narration Review:

This narrator was a great change from the narrator of the first two stories. I was actually able to listen to the entire audiobook! His narration was easy to listen to and easy to follow. He did not really perform the story so much as just read it, but I was able to understand the characters and their emotions as the story moved forward.

Links

Colorado Flames with a Texas Twist (Colorado Heart #3) on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Audible

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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