I think I can be forgiven for wanting revenge, even if a few little laws and possibly Jamie's nose got bent in the process. Fortunately, the law is on my side in the form of my oldest friend, Tony Gervase. I've tried to deny my attraction to the sexy trooper for years. After all, he made it clear long ago that he wasn't interested in me that way.
But if the hot encounter in his kitchen is any indication, he is now. At least the day is ending a whole lot better than it began But the morning after, the Jamie situation goes from bad to seriously messed up. The jerk's in more trouble than I could have imagined. And as it turns out, I don't know Tony as well as I thought I did either Previously published, newly revised by author. Free Preview Product Details. And I don't do small towns.
Or commitment. And I especially don't do family. After trading the barracks for a fixer-upper rental, Navy SEAL Zack Nelson wants peace, not a roommate - especially not Pike, who sees things about Zack he most wants to hide. Pike's flirting puts virgin Zack on edge. And the questions Pike's arrival would spark from Zack's teammates about his own sexuality? Not going there. But Zack can't refuse. Step one is transforming an old bar and grill into a gay-friendly eatery.
Step two? Don't piss off Nash Flint, the very hot, very stern chief of police who's not so sure he's on board with Mason's big plans. Nash Flint just wants to keep his community safe and enjoy the occasional burger in peace. He's not big on change nor is he a fan of Mason's troublemaking family, especially his rowdy older brothers. Matt Lancaster is the star quarterback at Bodine College, a small Southern Division II school with an ultra-conservative dean of athletics. In walks Trevor Kim, a gorgeous, pierced, tattooed fellow Bodine student who does massages - without happy endings - to pay for school after his family kicked him out for being gay.
Trevor takes one look at Matt and breaks all his own rules about mixing business with pleasure. After giving up on his career as a country singer in Nashville, Christopher Ryder is happy enough performing at the Smoky Mountain Dreams theme park in Tennessee. But while his beloved Gran loves him the way he is, Christopher feels painfully invisible to everyone else.
Even when he's center stage he aches for someone to see the real him. Bisexual Jesse Birch has no room in his life for dating. Raising two kids and fighting with family after a tragic accident took his children's mother, he doesn't want more than an occasional hook-up. They can be read as standalones for plot, but it's fun seeing some of the characters make pop-up appearaces in the other books.
As I mentioned, they were all fun, quick reads. So, I do recommend tackling the whole series! And their first scene together was hubba hubba. And I liked the kids in the mix! Yet, I really enjoyed their quirkiness. She always throws a wrench of some sort into the storyline. Nov 01, KatieMc rated it really liked it Shelves: librarybook , audiobook. There really isn't anything terribly innovative, twisty or different about this story.
Mark is a bit down on his luck and unlucky in love. Tony is a rock, but a bit elusive. I attribute my liking this to Tony's affinity to fill a pantry with stuff from Costco and Mark recognizing a dick-pic as his ex's fat bastard. In other words, the author seems to have a knack for just the right amount of relateable detail needed for a contemporary romance.
What she is doing definitely is working for me. I on There really isn't anything terribly innovative, twisty or different about this story. I only wish it were longer. In looking at this author's catalog, most her work appears to be under pages. It makes me wonder what she might do with a further fleshed out story.
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Men of Smithfield: Mark and Tony. View 2 comments. Dec 08, Desinka rated it liked it. This was pretty average but fun. I wasn't impressed by either characters, romance or story. It was still a fun read and it ended before I could get bored! This was a 3. This humorous story starts with Mark catching his cheating boyfriend and then turning to Tony, local cop and unrequited love-of-his-life, for help.
The narrator Shannon Gunn was excellent.
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The pacing was good and the story progressed at a good rate. His accents were brilliant, particularly Tony, so it was easy to differentiate the characters. The inflections and humour really came through in the narration. The sex scenes were also This was a 3. The sex scenes were also terrifically done. All in all I would prefer to actually read a book than listen to it I prefer my own imagination and read a lot faster but for situations were this isn't possible, this audio version hits the mark Jul 18, Marc Rainbow Gold Reviews rated it really liked it.
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This series has often been recommended to me, but I kept pushing it back, because the title did do nothing for me. Might be weird, but with only two names as title my expectations were low and I wasn't hooked. I finally did listen to the audiobook and was pleasently surprised. The funny thing is that I attempted to read this book many months ago and couldn't get past the first few chapters.
Definitely lets me know that it can all come down to timing every once in a while because I really enjoyed this one. A quick easy read, told over the space of 4 days. Nothing to make it stand out, but still enjoyable. His anger and confusion is very warranted, but I still had a hard time sympathizing with his behavior at times, and some of his choices felt a little TSTL.
tentitalo.cf Good thing Tony was so close behind to swoop in. I did like that there was some mystery thrown in though since Mark was trying to figure out what the hell his ex was doing behind his back. Overall, the writing was good, and at a little less than a pages, is a pretty light, fast read, but just an okay read for me though.
Jan 28, Elizabetta rated it liked it Shelves: humorous , ltpgs , cop-detective-pi-guard , grh , holiday-or-winter-theme , military-war-vet-spy-assassin , series2 , violence-hate-crime , abuse-torture , series-challenge The retribution Mark gets for catching his boyfriend in their bed with another guy. There are some very funny bits in this, too. I mean Mark and Tony have known each other, been friends, for what, thirteen years? But they were too young to get involved way back when, and there was too much going on with their families for it.
They a 3. They are now thirty and thirty-three years old, respectively. At the start of the story, Mark had been with boyfriend, Jamie for only about a year? So… what were Mark and Tony waiting for before Jamie came on the scene? Maybe I'm just thinking too hard. The sex was great. And again, some seriously funny parts around the bittersweet stuff.
Those were very entertaining. View all 5 comments. This story takes off at the very beginning and doesn't slow down Mark is pissed Jamie is a douche, plain and simple. Did he deserve what he got? Tony is only guilty of not speaking up sooner and all Whoa Tony is only guilty of not speaking up sooner and allowing another man to take what who he considered his. I wasn't thrilled with him the whole time, but he explains himself at the end and I love him. Sep 08, Katrina Passick Lumsden rated it liked it. This series is cute, if not a little frustrating thanks to all the constant strife between the characters.
I mean, it's charming at times, but can quickly turn grating. Good for a quick read, a distraction when you need it, but not something I'd bother with more than once.
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Removed from Kindle. Feb 28, Natasha rated it liked it Shelves: boys-who-like-boys , cutesy , audiobook , loveable-characters , just-date-your-bestie , hilarious. Well, this was my first audiobook.
I'm not sure I can listen to romances on audiobook because of the hilarity. I actually think this book was pretty swell and I might've even liked it more if I read it. It's not the books fault the narrator gave Tony a hilarious voice. Also the book was cute and funny! Mar 05, Gigi marked it as friends-say-no Shelves: mm-cops-law-enforce. So not for me! Too violent for me to ever put him in a positive light, something required of my MC heroes. View 1 comment.
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Jan 11, Chris rated it really liked it Shelves: , reread , done , , ebook , romance , gay. Then there's the friend he's had a crush on for years, who turns out to have a few secrets of his own I love Mark, he is having a crap time and making some questionable decisions making everything just pile up. Seeing how it works out in the end is enjoyable Aug 20, Audrey rated it liked it Shelves: man-love.
I liked this book, but I didn't love it. Unfortunately, Jamie's betrayal of their relationship is only the tip of the iceberg. Jamie is in some hot water, but luckily, Mark has his longtime police officer friend, Tony, in his corner to en 3. Jamie is in some hot water, but luckily, Mark has his longtime police officer friend, Tony, in his corner to ensure he doesn't get scalded by Jamie's craziness and idiocy. Mark and Tony have known each other since Mark was a gawky fourteen year old to Tony's comparatively mature and developed eighteen. Mark has nursed what he thought was an unrequited crush on Tony all of these years, but he's about to find out Mark's POV is pretty humorous, and I liked reading about his feelings towards Tony, especially in the flashback to their teen years.
However, I had difficulties swallowing some of the consistency aspects at the end.
Throughout the story, Mark was going ballistic over Jamie's actions, which, in addition to cheating, included embezzling all of Mark's life savings. At the end, though, Mark goes kind of zen about the whole "lost all of my life savings" thing. It just seemed kind of odd, considering his first person POV thought process was so intense and vitriolic earlier. Tony was an enigma. The big reveal of his feelings at the end of the story was gratifyingly earnest and romantic, but I could have done with a little more foreshadowing over the course of the story.
It just didn't feel like the romance aspect was as developed as I would have liked. The sexytimes in general were hot, steamy, and passionate. The quibble I have is with the romance, which I didn't feel was shown or built up very much in actions or statements. Instead, we hear about it in Mark's head and through Mark's sister, who reveals Tony's feelings for Mark. It just felt a little removed and not very satisfying.
The romance felt secondary to the action of the story and the revealing of Jamie's deceptions. I enjoyed it, but I didn't get as much out of the romance aspect as I would have liked, in part because I didn't know enough about Tony and his feelings throughout the story. The writing was good, though, and I would try more from this author. This was a short quick read that I liked. Mark comes home and catches his boyfriend Jaime having sex with his married landlord he also finds out that Jaime stole his money.
When he is pulled over by a state trooper turns out it's Tony who is also Mark's childhood friend. As Mark gets deeper and deeper with his boyfriend's betrayal Tony is there to help him through it. This was a really good book. This was my first time reading this author. This book was well written with no errors in grammar or This was a short quick read that I liked.