Guns Blazing by Andrea Smith, Eva LeNoir ~ Audiobook Review by Queue

Title: Guns Blazing

Author: Andrea Smith, Eva LeNoir

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Unknown

Story Rating: 2 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.25 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 08/31/2016

Length: 04 hours 51 minutes

Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Gay Romance, Mystery/Thriller

Summary:

My name is Lloyd Ledbetter and I am the best lawyer New York criminals can buy. My obsession to detail is their saving grace. I’m focused, determined and one-track minded. Nursing my broken heart for the last few months, I’ve stayed away from anything that could resemble a relationship.

Until Luke Gunner.

My name is Luke Gunner and I’m the best money launderer criminals can buy. With an IQ reaching the status of genius, I can practically make money without breaking a sweat. I’m fun, independent and a lover of life. Settling down was never a priority especially when I had so many options laid out in front of me.

Until Lloyd Ledbetter.

Story Review:

I just don’t know what to say about this story. If it weren’t for the narrator I would’ve put it down right when I heard this.

“Guns,” aka Luke Gunner, had a record as long as my cock. Trust me, it was quite impressive.

 

That’s how a lawyer thinks? Struck me as incredibly unrealistic. I kept on because I was hoping it would get better. Unfortunately, it didn’t.

The story is about a lawyer, Lloyd Ledbetter, helping a money launderer, the aforementioned Luke Gunner. Lloyd is OCD and fussy so his insta-lust for Luke doesn’t make a lot of sense. And we’re talking super insta-lust, despite the fact that Luke is a bit of an ass.

It doesn’t take long for the two men to start a sexual relationship. Which doesn’t go far to proving Lloyd is a smart man if he’s quick to have sex with a client like five minutes after they’ve met. During their first oral sex scene we’re treated to this gem.

Men love hearing their lovers gagging. On a primal level it insures the size of their cocks is above average, that’s always good for the ego.

Now, I try to avoid to avoid statements like a man wouldn’t say this but I’d say it’s high unlikely a man would we have this thought. We might be obsessed with the size of our cocks but I’ve never equated gagging during oral sex to a matter of inches. It’s just a weird statement and part of the over the top aspect of the story.

While Lloyd and Luke are living together, Lloyd’s persnickety self is revealed and we’re treated to some honest to goodness toilet etiquette.

I watched as he pulled some toilet paper off the roll next to the toilet. “It is also common courtesy that when one dribbles urine onto the rim of the toilet, to wipe it clean before flushing and lowering the seat and the lid like this.”

He wiped the rim clean of what must have been one or two drops, tossed the toilet paper into the bowl, and then flushed it. “Now we may lower the seat and then the lid respectively.”

 And Luke is more than happy to comply with Lloyd’s demands in that matter but he still becomes all dominant and toppy. And in my opinion even more of a douchenozzle.

“I think you need a good fucking. You need a real man to pound that anxiety right out of you. And then? I think you need to show that dominant personality and be a top, for once in your life. Am I close?”

 The action, well the entire plot, is so laughably cheesy and over the top that I was rolling my eyes super hard. The big reveal is yanked right out of soap operas. And the bad guy’s reasoning was so unbelievable I actually audibly groaned.

I’m choosing not to spoil the story just in case you enjoy this type of story. But I want to leave you with a few other examples of writing.

This comes from Lloyd’s ex when he learns Lloyd has a new boyfriend.

So, I guess what I’m trying to say is…be happy. Even if I’ll always be the best fuck you’ve ever had. Just make sure you don’t tell him that.”

The ex sounds like the supreme asshat of all asshats. (Though it did remind me of my ex who may have actually said something like that.)

This is one of the final sex scenes when Luke is treating Lloyd like a piece of meat.

I placed my fingers in the indents on either side of his cheeks while I rubbed my shaft up and down the crack of his ass. I was basically jacking myself off and using him as my fist. My gaze was fixated on the scene before me, my dick slowly moving up and down, so close to the promised land. The Eden of our sexual needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narration Review:

Like I said before Joel Leslie is the only reason I continued listening to this audiobook. He’s the chameleon of narrators and is able to use his voice for all sorts of different genres. Here his voice matches the over-the-top aspect of the story. I may not have liked the story but I loved Leslie’s narration.

Links

Guns Blazing 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.

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2 thoughts on “Guns Blazing by Andrea Smith, Eva LeNoir ~ Audiobook Review by Queue

  1. I haven’t heard Joel Leslie narrate anything before, but I’ll keep him in mind while giving this book a hard pass. I felt as soon as I read the blurb that this story/style wasn’t for me. It’s too bad you had to read through a lot more than that!

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