Jumping In

Title: Jumping In
Author: Cardeno C. and Ezekiel Robison (Narrator)
Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC
Release Date: May 1st 2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


When love’s on the line, the brave jump in with both feet…

Small town cop Clint Rivera can’t catch a break. His ex of two weeks is suddenly getting married, his dogs tore up his furniture, he’s getting evicted, and he’s out of beer. When he decides to solve his alcohol shortage by going to his ex’s engagement party, Clint winds up too drunk to drive himself home.

Enter gorgeous deputy mayor Hawk Black, the man who constantly shows up unexpectedly and sends Clint’s body and mind into a tailspin with nothing but his whiskey voice and blue eyes. After months of patience, Hawk can finally seduce the man he’s been craving.

Clint’s day might not have started out well, but Hawk’s going to make sure it ends with a bang, preferably in bed. He’ll show Clint some rewards are worth the risk. With love on the line, Clint will need to decide if he can open his heart, tear down his shields, and jump in with both feet.

I love Ezekiel Robison. I love his character voices (with extra kudos on bringing Hawk’s “whiskey smooth and gravel rough” voice to life) and his easy way of narrating so the story just flows seemingly effortlessly into your ears. Ezekiel absolutely brings out the passion, humor, and romance in this.

This is a short (super quick), fun, sexy, humorous novella with what seems like insta-love to the nth degree…but it’s a hell of a lot deeper than that.

“Seems like your people reading skills just short out when it comes to me.” Hawk tipped Clint’s face up. “Why is that?”
“You know why,” Clint said, seeing no point in playing games. He was at Hawk’s house for one reason and they both knew what it was.
“You want me.” Hawk leaned down and brushed his lips across Clint’s jaw. “Not the same way I want you, but it’s a start.”
At twenty-eight years old, Clint wasn’t a stranger to the concept of going home with a man to screw. Hawk Black probably had close to ten years on him, so he had to know the score too. Which meant he had to understand that the things he was saying, the intensity with which he was looking at Clint, and the tenderness in his touch weren’t standard fare for a hook-up.

Told from Clint Rivera’s POV, the story takes place over a weekend that starts off monumentally bad, but ends up happily ever after.

I loved it.

At just under two hours listening time, this audiobook is a perfect story for a long commute, running errands, or needing a sweet break from it all.

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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