• In a Fix

  • Torus Intercession Series, Book 2
  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (178 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Croy Esca is a fixer at Torus Intercession, paid to guard, advocate for, and help those in need of the services his boss, Jared Colter, provides. Professionally, Croy goes in, gets the job done, and doesn't allow for anything that might resemble interest - which mirrors the way he handles his personal life as well.

When Croy is assigned to act as bodyguard to a billionaire during a long weekend trip to Las Vegas, he expects another in and out job made all the more tedious by the company he'll be keeping, and his loathing of Sin City. What he ends up with, however, is far more than he bargained for. 

FBI Special Agent Dallas Bauer is good at what he does; some might even say he's consumed by his work, to the point of insomnia and at the cost to anything resembling a full life. Then Croy Esca comes crashing into his life, and it doesn't take long before he's struck by how desperate he is to make sure the fixer doesn't become the one that got away. 

When Croy's assignment evolves into something so much more dangerous and complicated than he could have ever predicted, and his and Dallas's lives collide, the fixer finds himself in a fix. One Croy is not altogether sure he wants to escape.

©2020 Mary Calmes (P)2021 Tantor

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I couldn't finish this book!

I really wanted to like this book because I've enjoyed so many of Mary Calmes books in the past but I found this book very confusing and the narration very irritating. sorry John Solo, I've heard you perform a lot better.

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More cross over potential

I love this series and I love how its starting to tie into Sam Kage's Marshall's as well!!! I fell in love with the over thinking main character immediately. The narration brings this book to the next level and I could not stop listening now I'm just sad I have to wait for the next book!!

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Lost interest at Chapter 10. (spoilers)

Chapter 10 completely lost me. The narration for the mom was so bad! And the story was just dragging. Clumsy character building. I mean, in the space of a day, Croy meets Dallas, uncovers a lot of plot, sleeps with him, meets the whole family and finds out about the ex who left him for his brother... Oh and decides to pursue a long distance relationship. Honestly even a week for all of this would have been better. This one sounds like a bad fiction from WordPress or something...

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Give this story a chance

Mary Calmes writes 99% of the time from the bottoms POV. So it blindsided me when Croy was the top but you don’t find out until chapter 3 so I was so confused at the very beginning. His actions make much more sense if you know from the start he’s the Alpha instead. Second the voice actor takes a bit to get comfortable. Give him until chapter 2 and he really gets comfortable and it becomes a pleasure to listen to. Even though the first chapter was annoying in the dictation. Give the story a chance and it’s just as wonderful as all her books are.

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ENJOYED IN A FIX FROM MARY CALMES

As usual for Mary Calmes' work, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I have read all the books that are currently in this series and also have the audio books. I have enjoyed them all!

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Love the the story, not a fan of the narrator

I enjoyed reading this series and was really excited for the audiobooks. I was very disappointed with the narration.

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I tried sticking through it

I love Mary Calmes books! I listened to the first book in the series and was interested in the story from the first chapter. I was excited to listen the second book but the narrator sounded very robotic. There was zero emotion in his voice.

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If you think Dr Simon Coombs in SG1 is hot...

... you'll love John Solo's voice for the MC. I couldn't get past the voice.

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If only he could act

My biggest problem with this is that the performance lacks clarity and seems like he doesn’t really understand the subtext.

(—Spoilers sorta but not for the main story —)


Ex: one of the characters received news about his family and the character said he was mostly not upset, his actual action and his demands indicate the existence of a bit of a snide tone rather than the completely robotic delivery that was given in the performance. Saying “I don’t care,” does not equal robotic. And the characters saying he liked the idea of “him searching for the spoons” doesn’t say disregard either. That’s a snide remark or maybe even spiteful.

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Good story. Good narration.

I adore Mary Calmes characters. However improbable the story, it is always entertaining, and the characters are lovable.

I really liked Croy. I empathized with his tendency to over think things. We catch glimpses of characters from other series by Calmes, and I really hope we get to see Croy again.

John Solo is one of my favorite narrators, and he did a great job with this book.

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  • 11-03-21

Enjoyable

I really enjoyed the characters in this book and the storyline was interesting, if s little predictable. Not sure the narrator was suited to this particular book but I would listen to it again.

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  • 06-19-22

An new assignment!

Interesting story of an assignment for an Agent for protection of a person but ended up being an FBI and DEA sting where they used Cory as an mediator between a wanna be Drug lord in Mexico but was actual a Rogue agent who was playing both sides. Excellent Narration by John Solo. So looking forward to reading or hearling the next story.

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  • 07-28-21

In a fix

Love this book. Mary Calmes never disappoints. Great characters and a sweet love story again.