ePistols at Dawn by ZA Maxfield ~ Audiobook Review by Brandilyn

ePistols-at-DawnTitle: ePistols at Dawn

Author: ZA Maxfield

Narrator: JF Harding

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Unknown

Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 11/09/2016

Length: 08 hours 02 minutes

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance

Summary:

Choose your weapons.

Jae-sun Fields is pissed. Someone has taken the seminal coming-out, coming-of-age novel Doorways and satirized it. He’s determined to use his Internet skills and his job as a tabloid reporter to out the author as the fraud and no-talent hack he’s sure she is.

Kelly Kendall likes his anonymity and, except for his houseboy, factotum and all-around slut, Will, he craves solitude. There’s also that crippling case of OCD that makes it virtually impossible for him to leave the house. He’s hidden his authorship of Doorways behind layers of secrets and several years’ worth of lies – until he loses a bet.

Satirizing his own work, as far as he can see, is his own damned prerogative. Except now he has an online stalker, one who always seems several steps ahead of him in their online duel for information.

A chance meeting reveals more than hidden identities – it exposes a mutual magnetic attraction that can’t be denied. And pushes the stakes that much higher, into a zone that could get way too personal.

Warning: This book contains large Korean men; Will, the houseboy, factotum, and all-around slut; hot sexy manlove including oral sex, and serious ass play. (Jae’s note to self: OCD + socks + mouth = BAD.)

Story Review:

This is my second time to read ePistols at Dawn by ZA Maxfield. It has always intrigued me because of the name. It isn’t really as geeky as the name implies, but it is still a satisfying way to spend a few hours.

ePistols at Dawn is a twist on the classic enemies-to-lovers trope. Kelly and Jae are characters you will either adore or loathe. I really don’t see a lot of middle ground for either one. Neither are really pillars of virtue. If you need main characters who are above reproach, these are not your guys.

These two have to work for their happily ever after. They have to battle each other (verbally) as well as themselves. They also have to find the light from the dark place their respective heads reside on occasion, though that may apply a bit more to Kelly than Jae… most of the time.

It is an enjoyable journey, however.

Narration Review:

I had a really hard time following the story in audio format. It may have just been my state of mind, but I think it was more the narration itself for this particular tale. He was inconsistent enough that I could never follow who was talking at any one time. It didn’t completely kill me enjoyment of the story, but it did dampen it to an extent.

Links

ePistols at Dawn 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.

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,

Brandilyn
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