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Publisher's Summary

Sometimes things look one way, but when you scratch the surface, there's more than meets the eye.

Jeremiah Wolfe has always done what was necessary to survive. When a rare night off finds him with the chance to make a quick buck, he jumps on it. A meaningless one-night stand is simple and easy, so he steps into the hotel room - as he has many - without expectation. But the man behind the door is a surprise, as is the instant connection that builds along with passion and a glimpse of his heart.

Cameron Gallagher has never been accused of being spontaneous. He's always been the careful one, so inviting a stranger into his bed on the lure of his gorgeous smile and warm brown eyes isn't only out of his comfort zone, it's entirely out of character. Surprisingly, when he wakes in the morning alone, it's not regret he feels, but the need to find the man who held him in his arms all night.

When they're brought back together, each man believes it's more than luck. They feel as though they've gotten a second chance. Sure, love at first sight is just a myth, the stuff of romance novels, but the more they scratch the surface, the more they realize they've got a shot at something lasting.

©2021 Mary Calmes (P)2022 Tantor

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Smooth enjoyment

I don't know how to truly convey how I felt about this story/listen as I often find "insta love" trite and unbelievable - but I believe Mary Calmes pulled this one off beautifully. Two very interesting main characters and back stories but I think it was Mary Calmes' prose that made this story/listen seamless and beautiful. She seems to have the gift when writing dialog and interactions that show you who the characters are without having to explain it to the reader.

I always love both narrators - Tristan James always just does it for me to be honest - and I think their voices just added to the beauty of the story.
It was pure smooth enjoyment and I think one of her better novels.

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Sweet story

I really liked this story. The two main charachters are well written and bieliveable. It's the first time I've listened to a story with two narrators, but I think it worked great.

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yup like it alot

I really enjoyed this story. The Mc were likable. wish the ended was a little different.

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Wonderful Read and Listen

I was so happy when this book came to Audible I first read it on Kindle and it was just one of those really sweet feel-good reads. Ms. Calme never disappoints. I love listening to Tristan James he's got a very soothing voice and Ive purchased many books because of the fact he was the narrator. I've also listened to several books Tim Paige has narrated and found him equally pleasing. But those two narrating together is just... WOW!!! They should really consider doing more together. I really got a feel of who both MC's were through their duel POV's and their voices didn't come across as mismatched to where I felt the MC was an entirely different character. Well done gentlemen!
Oh and Ms. Calme still hoping/waiting for third installment of House of Meadoc.

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cheesy

I can not decide if the writing of this book was cheesy or the narration. This book was good but, not as enjoyable as some others. It was a nice light read.

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This is an OK story. Way too many plot lines, most unresolved. But worse, was the narration. I was bored and aggravated from the beginning. I have never heard such choppy, disjointed sentences and inflection. I won't ever lister to another story narrated by these men.

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  • Andrea
  • 03-08-22

Scratch the surface

This is my first dual narration and I have to say that I really enjoyed it! I sped up the speed to 1.2 and have found that really works for me

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  • Becky L
  • 01-17-22

Works better as a book

I read this tale and loved the book, but the audio didn’t transition well for me. I couldn’t get on with the narrators and their voices didn’t work with the characters they were portraying. If you like the narrators you’ll likely love the story - it was pure romance with a little bit of a side story but basically all about Jeremiah and Cam and it was just lovely.