Title: Corner Office (Real Answers Investigations Mysteries #1)
Author: Aria Grace and Joel Leslie (Narrator)
Release Date: May 21st 2015
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Mystery
Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
An M/M Mystery
Jay Maxwell has always suspected foul play was involved in the plane crash that killed his husband. When his house is ransacked, he retains the services of Real Answers Investigations to help him figure out if he’s also in danger.
Doug Anson wants Jay to not only find closure for his husbands death but to be safe. He feels a certain pull to the sexy coffee shop owner with bright blue eyes and a mile-wide smile that he hasn’t felt in a long time. He shouldn’t let his feelings get in the way of his work but he can’t just walk away from Jay when it’s all said and done.
What can I say? I was enjoying the narration immensely until the narrator began mixing up the character voices. He’d use one voice for Jay when it was Jay’s POV with a different kind of gravelly voice for Doug, but then switch them when the character’s POV changed. VERY DISTRACTING. Other than that major complaint the narration was quite good.
The story was kind of the same way – it started off very entertaining, but then when it came time to tie up the mystery it went off the rails quite a bit and wrapped up in a too-easy-and-kind-of Scooby Doo mystery way. I was just waiting for them to rip off his mask and be all, “If it weren’t for you meddling kids!” (That doesn’t happen, more’s the pity.)