Reviewed by Morgan
Authors: Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Series: Playing the Fool #3
Heroes: Ryan “Mac” McGuinness/Henry Page
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 5 hours, 5 minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: April 4, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Something wicked this way comes.
FBI Agent Ryan “Mac” McGuinness and con man Henry Page are on the run again. This time they’re headed back to where it all began: Altona, Indiana. Population: some goats. Henry’s not happy about lying low at the McGuinness family farm, but they’ve got nowhere else to go.
While Mac fights to clear his name and Henry struggles with whose side he’s really on, a ghost from the past threatens to destroy everything. And those aren’t the only storms on the radar. Cut off from both sides of the law, Mac and Henry must rely on their tenuous partnership to survive.
If Henry can convince himself to let Mac see the man behind the disguises, they’ll stand a chance of beating the forces that conspire against them. The course of true love never did run smooth, but for the two of them, it might be their only hope.
Review – Book: (Book reviewed here previously)
Whew! What a ride! This is the last installment of Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock’s Playing the Fool series. You have to read the first two to truly enjoy this book, and if you have been keeping up with Mac and Cheese, you know this book’s going to be a great one!
Mac and Henry are in hiding at Mac’s family’s farm because now Henry is wanted by the FBI and Mac is both protecting him from both the good and the bad guys.
There is tons more comedic dialog between our two lovers. More “additions” to their alternate movie/TV show “Mac and Cheese”. More ridiculous arguments. More smexy times. More drama and a satisfying conclusion to the “crime”. And most importantly more (or should I say FINALLY?) loving declarations and good feels.
I have really enjoyed this series. The writing is sharp, witty, fast-paced and fun. The characterizations are three-dimensional, gritty, compassionate, real and easy to root for. I hang my head in shame when I say this, but I’m sure there are wonderful Shakespearean allusions to be seen within all the tales, but I can’t talk about them knowledgeably – but I bet the authors can! The smexy times were hot and the romantic elements left me feeling really satisfied.
Overall I really recommend this book and this series.
Review – Audio: Nick J. Russo is just AWESOME! He does such a lovely job with growly Mac and flirty Henry, as well as the female characters. His timing is superb, and I always love anything he narrates.
I highly recommend this audiobook, the series and both authors and the narrator.
Overall Impression: It was amazing
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*