The Two Gentlemen of Altona by Lisa Henry & J.A. Rock ~ Audiobook Review by Teresa

The-Two-Gentlemen-of-AltonaTitle: The Two Gentlemen of Altona

Author: Lisa Henry & J.A. Rock

Narrator: Nick J. Russo

Publisher: Riptide

Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

Story Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 02/12/2016

Length: 05 hours 11 minutes

Genre: Humor/Comedy, M/M Romance

Summary:

Mischief, thou art afoot.

Special Agent Ryan “Mac” McGuinness is having a rough week. Not only is he on a new diet, but he’s also been tasked with keeping Henry Page-the world’s most irritating witness-alive. Which is tough when Mac’s a breath away from killing the Shakespeare-quoting, ethically challenged, egg-obsessed Henry himself. Unless killing isn’t really what Mac wants to do to him.

Con man Henry Page prefers to keep his distance from the law . . . though he wouldn’t mind getting a little closer to uptight, handsome Agent McGuinness. As the sole witness to a mob hit, Henry’s a valuable asset to the FBI. But he’s got his own agenda, and it doesn’t involve testifying.

When evidence surfaces of a mole in the FBI office, Mac and Henry are forced to go into hiding. Holed up in a fishing cabin, they’re surprised to discover that their feelings run more than skin deep. But as the mob closes in, Henry has to make his escape. And Mac has to decide how far he’s willing to go to keep Henry by his side.

Story Review:

Lisa Henry and JA Rock are two authors whom I respect and I often adore their novels; this time not as much. I found it funny but I didn’t get the connection between Mac and Henry. As a gay comedic-tragedy it was great, and the writing itself was top notch, but the romance fell flat for me.

Henry was annoying, selfish, and cowardly. I know there is some major backstory hinted at to explain it all, but I just didn’t like him. Mac, on the other hand, was solid, but a little sad. I felt bad for the way Henry kept jerking him around.

I did not know that the story was largely unresolved at the end so it came as a surprise. I am hoping that my feelings towards this couple will change with the subsequent books as I did enjoy the rest of the story.

So, while I enjoyed The Two Gentlemen of Altona, it isn’t one of my favourites.

Narration Review:

Nick J Russo has an easy to listen to voice but I found myself drifting sometimes and had to go back to rehear what was said – his voice just sort of lulled me. His characters were easy to distinguish and the voices fitting for the personalities.

Links

The Two Gentlemen of Altona on Goodreads
Riptide
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks
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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