Author: Andrew Grey
Narrator: John Solo
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 03/06/2015
Length: 06 hours 47 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance
Sequel to Inside Out
Bronco’s Boys: Book Two
Lowell Cartwright’s life as a mercenary problem solver has taken its toll, and after one more difficult job, he wants out. For help, he turns to Bull, a soldier of fortune turned club owner—not exactly a friend, but the best chance Lowell has. He visits Bull’s club to scope it out and meets Jeremy Hodgson. The twink captures his attention in a big way. Bull tells Lowell to stay away from the club until he decides whether he can help, so Lowell stays in town. When he spots Jeremy passed out on the floor of a convenience store, he goes to Jeremy’s aid.
Lowell piques Jeremy’s interest immediately, pushing all the right buttons. Then, when Jeremy needs help, Lowell’s kindness turns interest into something more.
But trouble comes knocking when Jeremy’s place is bugged. Maybe Lowell’s past is catching up to him, or maybe the danger centers on Jeremy’s roommate Tristan’s mysterious boyfriend. Whatever the source of the problem, the future Lowell and Jeremy hope for doesn’t stand a chance unless they can find a way to protect themselves.
I enjoyed this story. I like watching bad boys turn all adorably gooey. It has the potential for so much growth and development and Andrew Grey did a great job with Lowell in this story.
Jeremy and Lowell were very different people. Jeremy was innocent but not childish. Jeremy was forceful when he needed to be and perfectly capable of caring for himself. Lowell was a hardened assassin who was used to being alone. He could be ruthless when needed but was vulnerable as he was taken out of his comfort zone by falling for Jeremy. Jeremy made Lowell more human and while that was an amazing this as far as relationship development and character growth was concerned, it was detrimental plot wise. This humanity allowed Lowell to get soft and the bad guys to slip past his defenses.
Lowell’s journey to retirement gave this story some much needed action to temper the sweetness of the developing relationship. By having Lowell disappear and reappear kept this from turning into an sappy instalove with nothing but sex to show the men cared for each other. While I still didn’t quite understand the initial connection of feelings (I understood the attraction, but not why it became more), I liked this story and the way it turned out.
The Bronco Boys series took me by surprise. While they are classic Andrew Gray stories, they were interesting and fun. The subject matter deviated from the softer and often repetitive Andrew Gray stories and am excited to start book 3.
John Solo did a good job with this narration. His voices were clear and it was easy to distinguish the characters. He also brought out the appropriate emotions. My favorite thing about this narration was Lowell’s voice and how it was eerily similar to Christian Bale’s voice as Batman.
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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