Dirty Laundry (Tucker Springs #3) by Heidi Cullinan ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl

DirtyLaundry_AudiobookTitle: Dirty Laundry (Tucker Springs #3)

Author: Heidi Cullinan

Narrator: Iggy Toma

Publisher: Riptide

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: 03/30/2016

Length: 07 hours 34 minutes

Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, Gay Romance

Summary:

The course of true love doesn’t always run clean. But sometimes getting dirty is half the fun….

Entomology grad student Adam Ellery meets Denver Rogers, a muscle-bound hunk of sexy, when Denver effortlessly dispatches the drunken frat boys harassing Adam at the Tucker Springs laundromat. Thanking him turns into flirting, and then, much to Adam’s delight, hot sex over the laundry table.

Though Denver’s job as a bouncer at a gay bar means he gets his pick of geek-sexy college twinks, he can’t get Adam out of his head. Adam seems to need the same rough play Denver does, and it’s damn hard to say no to such a perfect fit.

Trouble is, Adam isn’t just shy: he has obsessive compulsive disorder and clinical anxiety, conditions which have ruined past relationships. And while Denver might be able to bench-press a pile of grad students, he comes from a history of abuse and is terrified of getting his GED. Neither Denver nor Adam want to face their dirty laundry, but to stay together, they’re going to have to come clean.

Story Review:

I enjoy stories where the romantic element is so thoroughly entrenched in the characters and their story that it is almost an afterthought. This story was all about Adam and Denver and mental illness and learning disorders and learning how to cope and grow and heal and deal. It was a fantastic look into how silent illnesses can rule someone’s life. It was about how two men found each other and fit perfectly together even when they didn’t fit in their own skin. Their romance and the love that developed was natural and came about as a side effect of these men learning to cope with life and the issues one’s brain often throws in the way of happiness.

I really liked how these men and their story were so well rounded and fluid that I only stopped to question their relationship once and that was only because I don’t personally have an understanding of the BDSM lifestyle.

Adam and Denver made a great pair and a great addition to Tucker Springs.

Narration Review:

I love Iggy Toma’s voice. But I love even more that his voice and narration style is perfect for angsty stories full of sexual tension. He read this story well and his narration added to my enjoyment of this story.

Links

Dirty Laundry (Tucker Springs #3) 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.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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