Reviewed by Susan65
Author: Quinn Anderson
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Series: Murmur, Inc. #1
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 9 Hours, 43 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: February 21, 2018
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Zack never intended to become a phone sex operator, but with half a college degree and a smart mouth, his options were limited. It helps that he has a knack for thinking on his feet and a willingness to roll with whatever his clients throw at him. Sure, he gets his fair share of creeps and unconventional requests, but it pays the bills, and he’s in no danger of breaking his one rule: never fall for a client.
Until a man named “John” starts calling, and Zack finds himself interested in more than a paycheck. It’s not just that John has money, or that his rumbling baritone drives Zack wild. He’s everything Zack isn’t: educated, poised, and in total control of his life.
A twist of fate brings them face-to-face, and now that they’ve seen each other—and spent an unforgettable night together—they can’t go back to the way things were. A sex worker and a trust fund brat . . . It’s like Romeo and Juliet, but with less stabbing and slightly fewer dick jokes. Hopefully they can pull off a more successful ending.
Review: As many audio books that I’ve listened to by Nick J. Russo, one would think that all of the storylines and characters would start to meld together…but they don’t. Nick is an amazing narrator and I have never listened to one of his audios where I was not invested and totally impressed with the performance. In this case, Nick plays with fire as a sex phone operator (SPO), and I have no doubts that he could easily find himself a part-time job as a SPO if he ever wanted to make a couple extra dollars.
Zack struggles to gain his family’s approval so admitting that his job is as a SPO is not an option. What is also not an option is getting turned on by, and wanting more, with a client. In this case, Zack, also known as Mr. Darkling, is intrigued by John. There is just something about John that resonates within him and he can’t stop thinking about him, nor getting disappointed if he doesn’t call in. What is not expected is actually running into the man in real life.
John and Zach have a connection but paying for phone sex, and performing a sexual act over the phone, was always meant to be separate from real life. When Zach and John meet they struggle a bit at first, which is very much expected, but that connection is just too real. Now they just have to work their way through all the landmines in their way.
I totally enjoyed this story, and I especially loved the narrator’s performance of John. His voice was silky smooth, and it was no wonder that Zach fell for him, because I did too.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*