Title: Guns Blazing
Authors: Andrea Smith & Eva LeNoir
Narrator: Joel Leslie
Series: Spin-off from Black Balled
Genre: Gay Romance
Audible Release Date: 8th August, 2016
Cover design: Damion Damiani
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.
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse
I’d truly like to take a peek into these two authors wickedly wicked minds! I mean. . . their naughtiness turns a readable read into an unputdownable one! In fact, if I haven’t got the whole series on my bookshelf, it’s because circumstances haven’t allowed me to have them there. Since they’ve mastered their writing relationship down to perfection giving me many happy hours of reading pleasure, laugh out loud and fan-grabbing moments, they’ve also managed to push my patience to the limit with their adorable characters. Black Balled was a was a very special read for me. I have to admit that my four-star rating of the book made me feel a tad ashamed; but then Joel Leslie narrated it and I had no option but to up my rating. Unexpected and much to my delight, Hard Edit was published and once again, I was drawn into Larson Blackburn and Troy Babilonia’s steamy saga. This second book rounded up their story perfectly as I felt that the two protagonists deserved to find what they’d been looking for. I must say that I was never waiting for the spin-off, Guns Blazing. A heart had been broken along the way though, and now I got to hear Lloyd Letterbetter’s side of the story. Better said, his new beginning!
My ooh my! I have no words to describe how much I love listening to Joel’s skilful narrations. His ability to fit speech nuances into each and everyone’s personality is nothing less than commendable. However, I wasn’t too keen on Lloyd’s voice at first which was quite surprising seeing that he’d pulled Larson and Troy’s off perfectly in Black Balled. But then Lloyd, an extremely successful criminal solicitor, kinda wiggled his way under my skin and it was him speaking his thoughts out loud to me. He still has a chip on his shoulder and still carrying a heavy heart after his hot sweet affair with Larson. Feeling shunned by ‘my man’, he can’t seem to get it together! There’s no doubt he dominates his profession to a T; however, at times, his personal issues seemed to take precedence. In the bedroom . . . hmm, I was really in for a surprise or two and couldn’t have been happier to see that he wasn’t the man I thought he was!
Lloyd is going to be given a run for his money and make him question a thing or two when the most unlikely individual he has yet to come across strolls into his office. I loved the way the the two of them weighed each other up. And if there were ever two characters I didn’t think would hit it off, it’s them! Yep, they’re as different as chalk and cheese so I asked myself, “Why then is Lloyd even giving Luke Gunner the time of day?” Aah, apart from being attracted to his future client’s cocksure and ‘mucho-macho’ attitude, the man who wants the ‘best’ in town to defend him has one hell of a challenging problem. Luke uses his gift to control his business with dodgy undertones also opens Lloyd’s appetite. And to top the lot, he needs Lloyd’s expertise to get him out of a tight spot. Is Lloyd’s inquisitiveness going to get the better of him? How the heck does he go about dealing with someone who appears to have a twenty-twenty vision, a sublime IQ and for a better word, tickle his fancy?
Luke Gunner made me go weak at the knees with his sexy crooning! What a smooth talking drop-dead gorgeous and convincing hunk of a man he is. Add rippling abs in all the right places was easily envisaged with Joel’s narrative expertise. I have to add that a humorous sarcasm makes for an easy ‘listening experience’. Thank you so much ladies for giving me the pleasure of listening to Troy and Larson’s thoughts, their advice and their gorgeousness. As always in stories written by Andrea and Eva, there’s always a hell of a lot of excitement overflowing with innuendos, severely good bellyaching laughter and more important, well-developed plots that make you think what’s going to happen next! Ooh yes; I have to mention that there’s one scene which was without a doubt, very well received. Told in past tense and with the main character’s point of view isn’t one of my fave narrative structures. Nonetheless, it worked! BRAVO ladies! And PRAISES Joel for making this read come alive!
BLACK BALLED #1
Synopsis, buy links, KFF’s 4 ★ eBook Review
& 5 ★ Audible Review HERE
HARD EDIT: Sequel to Black Balled
Synopsis, buy links, KFF’s 5 ★ Review HERE
About the Authors:
Andrea Smith is a US Today Bestselling Author
An Ohio native, currently residing in southern Ohio. The Past Tense Future Perfect trilogy is Ms. Smith’s first self-published work. Having previously been employed as an executive for a global corporation, Ms. Smith decided to leave the corporate world and pursue her life-long dream of writing fiction. Ms. Smith’s second series, Thee ‘G-Man Series’ consists of four novels and a novella. Her ‘Limbo Series’ is her first venture into a blend of romantic/suspense, mystery with steamy scenes and a paranormal edge.
A listing of her published fiction:
Love Plus One
G-Men Holiday Wrap
These Men (Spin-off) Part of the BEND anthology.
Past Tense Future Perfect (Boxed Set trilogy, eBook only.)
Clouds in my Coffee
The Baby Series:
Be My Baby
Baby Come Back
When September Ends
Ms. Smith also publishes New Adult fiction under the pen name of Graysen Blue.
Sins of September
When September Ends
Eva LeNoir is an Amazon Bestselling Author
Eva LeNoir grew up travelling with her parents to various countries in the world. Reading was her constant companion during her travels and her ability to adapt to different cultures fed her mind with endless possibilities. The characters swimming in her head are always from various horizons with a multitude of dreams and aspirations. However, all of these voices always have one thing in common: The women are strong and independent. A true believer in the female cause, Eva’s wish is to portray the women in her books as the leaders. She sees them walking hand in hand with their partners and not be the sheepish followers of the male gender. But most of all, Eva LeNoir wants to offer her readers a moment of pleasure as they dive into the world of her mind’s creation.
A listing of her published fiction:
Underdogs of the Arena Series:
Project: Aphrodite: A Labor of Lust
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