Title: Hanging the Stars (Half Moon Bay #2)
Author: Rhys Ford and Greg Tremblay (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Release Date: January 12th 2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance / Mystery/Suspense
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Angel Daniels grew up hard, one step ahead of the law and always looking over his shoulder. A grifter’s son, he’d learned every con and trick in the book but ached for a normal life. Once out on his own, Angel returns to Half Moon Bay where he once found… and then lost… love.
Now, Angel’s life is a frantic mess of schedules and chaos. Between running his bakery and raising his troubled eleven-year-old half brother, Roman, Angel has a hectic but happy life. Then West Harris returns to Half Moon Bay and threatens to break Angel all over again by taking away the only home he and Rome ever had.
When they were young, Angel taught West how to love and laugh, but when Angel moved on, West locked his heart up and threw away the key. Older and hardened, West returns to Half Moon Bay and finds himself face-to-face with the man he’d lost. Now West is torn between killing Angel or holding him tight.
But rekindling their passionate relationship is jeopardized as someone wants one or both of them dead, and as the terrifying danger mounts, neither man knows if the menace will bring them together or forever tear them apart.
So, I’m not going to lie to you – when I first read this high-octane paced story, I kept imagining how Spencer Goss would narrate it. I’d completely fallen head over heels for his narration of the Fish Stick Fridays and was eagerly awaiting Hanging the Stars to hear what he’d do. Alas, it wasn’t to be. Spencer Goss did not return for the sequel. Instead, Greg Tremblay stepped into the Half Moon Bay shoes and set about bringing West and Angel to life.
No worries, fans, because Tremblay, as usual, does a fantastic job. This was absolutely, thoroughly enjoyable!
I absolutely loved Tremblay’s character voices for everyone, but most of all for Angel and West.
If you’re looking for a sweet, low angst romance with some mystery, look elsewhere. This is a full on, lock your seatbelt, grab the oh-shit bar, and hold on kind of mystery romance.
This story is like a shot of pure adrenaline. It’s fun and frantic read, with a super fast pace, and likable characters, including the introduction of Marzo and Justin.
I loved the way Tremblay’s able to convey the breakneck pacing of the story, without it being frenzied to listen to. I don’t mean he literally slowed it down, I mean they way he conveyed the action so that it flowed brilliantly without it being manic.
I love Greg Tremblay’s voice acting. And it’s a little bit of magic every time he takes one of Rhy’s stories and brings it to life. This is no exception.