Nexus by Mary Calmes ~ Audiobook Review by Caroline

12730804Title: Nexus

Author: Mary Calmes

Narrator: Paul Morey

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Reese Dante

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

Release Date: 03/09/2012

Length: 04 hours 01 minutes

Genre: Fantasy, M/M Romance, Paranormal

Summary:

Marcus Roth is a top criminal lawyer by day and demon-slaying warder by night, but he is simply one of five warders—not really important to anyone but Joseph Locke, his hearth. Or so Marcus mistakenly believes.

On a trip to Lexington, Kentucky, to celebrate Joe’s grandfather’s birthday, that belief changes as Marcus unwittingly uncovers a paranormal dilemma and ends up revealing his identity as a warder to Joe’s family. Faced with a traitor, demons, and the return of an old enemy, Marcus must put his own needs aside to save his friends—though in so doing he may lose the man he loves forever. Even living through the ordeal might not be enough if Marcus can’t forgive himself and learn that his hearth and the rest of his clutch can’t do without him.

Story Review:

This is my favourite of the series so far. Great story, longer than the previous books and a new narrator.

Joe is a fabulous character. He has been with his partner for almost six years and has been everything a hearth needs to be and more. He is blind but fiercely independent and his love for Marcus Roth jumps off the page.

Marcus is successful in his career, loving in his home and he is the lynch pin in the group of warders he fights alongside. When a mission to take out a group of demons goes wrong Marcus is left alone and scared and ends up pushing away everyone that cares about him including Joe. His guilt at putting his friends before the man he loves is eating him up until he is too scared to face anyone.

Nexus is the book that pulls on your heartstrings the heaviest out of all the books in the series. The reasons that Marcus gives for hiding away don’t resonate with Joe, all he feels is the devastation and loss of Marcus not coming for him as soon as he got home. After the heart break comes the making up and then Marcus must face the rest of his friends and it is only then that he truly realises how important he is to the rest of his family.

Narration Review:

There was such a difference in the narration that Paul Morey gave to the previous books in the series. Clear, precise and with the right emotions he was an absolute pleasure to listen to.

Links

Nexus on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
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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