Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Desires’ Guardian
Author: Tempeste O’Riley
Narrator: Jeff Gelder
Series: Desires Entwined #2
Heroes: Chase Manning/Rhys Sayer
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 6 Hours, 39 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 14, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Most people see Chase Manning as the party-boy twink he seems on the surface. Only James, Chase’s BFF, knows the depth of his loyalty and the extent of the wounds Chase carries inside. When Chase meets Rhys Sayer things don’t go well, but he can’t shake his attraction to the huge, sexy man.
Rhys is a man of contradictions and fear—a strange combination for a PI and bodyguard. He’s in a bad place emotionally when he sets eyes on Chase for the first time. When Chase puts the moves on him, Rhys insults him, thwarting any possibility of a relationship. Rhys doesn’t see himself as a complicated man, but he dreads the very kind of connection he desires.
Just as they’re trying to overcome their uncertainties, Chase is put in harm’s way. Luckily Rhys and their friends have all the right talents to help Rhys save the man of his dreams.
Review: Book Reviewed here previously by Nikyta.
I absolutely agree with Nikyta here. The MCs were a lot of fun and the love story was sweet, but sometimes the timeline and the order of events got confusing for me. I think it was worse because I was listening rather than reading so it was hard to just skim backward to see if I missed something. I kept stopping the recording to see if I’d zoned out or something.
Overall, it was a sweet story, though, and the guys were a great couple.
Impression – Book: I really liked it
Review – Audio: Jeff Gelder has done some really wonderful stuff. His voice is easy to listen to and the sound quality/editing were great. In this case, it didn’t work as well for me as in the past. He was just a bit “choppy” and though I liked the voices he chose for the characters, his inflection was rather abrupt and robot-like at times. It made listening to this already somewhat disconnected story more difficult than if I’d been reading it – I think.
Impression – Audio: It was okay
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*