When the Dust Settles (Audio Review)

Title: When the Dust Settles (Timing #3)
Author: Mary Calmes and Sean Crisden (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 12th 2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Glenn Holloway’s predictable life ended the day he confessed his homosexuality to his family. As if that wasn’t enough, he then poured salt in the wound by walking away from the ranch he’d grown up on, to open the restaurant he’d always dreamed of. Without support from his father and brother, and too proud to accept assistance from anyone else, he had to start from scratch. Over time things worked out: Glenn successfully built a strong business, created a new home, and forged a life he could be proud of.

Despite his success, his estrangement from the Holloways is still a sore spot he can’t quite heal, and a called-in favor becomes Glenn’s worst nightmare. Caught in a promise, Glenn returns to his roots to deal with Rand Holloway and comes face-to-face with Mac Gentry, a man far too appealing for Glenn’s own good. It could all lead to disaster—disaster for his tenuous reconnection with his family and for the desire he didn’t know he held in his heart.

*sighs* I loved it.

Told entirely from Glenn’s POV, I absolutely love how Mary Calmes writes an alpha, possessive male, without it being overly creepy or hitting my “call the police!” panic vibe. Instead she makes it hot and oh-so-necessary.

I especially love how Sean Crisden is able to voice the characters in this audio so well. I just LOVED his character voices for Glenn and Mac! Hearing their passion come to a head and explode was awesome!

Sure, the relationship is fast, with the two coming together and making promises quickly, but it works. It just all works for me.

The audio is just so good…and just what I needed today.

Sean Crisden is sublime, I loved the story…I am one happy Calmesniac.

For my review of the ebook click here

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I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I'm happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand. I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I'm in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA! My biggest no-no's are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my "Favorite M/M" stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future