Title: Talker’s Redemption (Talker #2)
Author: Amy Lane and David Kaplan (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link: Amazon.com
Release Date: December 16th 2011
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Tate Walker’s past is too painful to just disappear, even if his dream boy, Brian Cooper, is there to hold his hand. Brian does his best, but Talker—always good at avoiding his own pain—is having a hard time facing the truth about what happened when he trusted the wrong man at the wrong time.
When that truth resurfaces and lands Brian in the hospital, Talker is forced to make a choice. He can either confront every demon in his fragile, bleeding heart, or he can let Brian take the heat for him, just like he has from the beginning. But even Talker knows you don’t leave your dream boy alone and undefended when he just saved your life, and he’ll have to find the strength to take care of Brian when Brian needs him the most.
This time we get Tate’s POV and Talker’s Redemption picks up a few months after the events in Talker. Talker, along with Brian, has been seeing a therapist but it’s been a rough go. Talker still refuses to really talk about the “Worst Date Ever” and though he’s gotten better at being with Brian it is obviously still affecting their lives. Trigger Warning:
- Tate’s rape is pretty explicitly recounted.
This story damn near broke my freaking heart.
After Brian is assaulted, Talker must overcome his fears to be there this time to protect Brian.
Although I enjoyed the audio overall, there were a couple issues, mainly with my biggest complaint being David Kaplan’s use of one voice. He doesn’t do character voices, which, when it was dialogue-heavy could be hard to follow especially listening while working.
Book two is intense but ultimately hopeful when Talker finally emotionally pronounces, “I don’t want to be a victim!” and goes about proving that he won’t be. The relationship between Talker and Brian deepens and this time it’s Talker who takes a stand to make sure they make it through okay.