Point Blank: Five Dangerous Ground Novellas (Lily G’s Review)

Title:Point Blank: Five Dangerous Ground Novellas
Author: Josh Lanyon andDerrick McClain (Narrator)
Publisher: JustJoshin Publishing
Release Date: 08-07-2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Murder/Mystery
Length: 20 hours and 7 mins
Reviewed by: Lily G. Blunt
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


Special Agents for the Department of Diplomatic Security, Taylor MacAllister and Will Brandt have been partners and best friends for three years. But everything changes the night Taylor admits the truth about his feelings for Will. Yeah. But it’s complicated… Includes Dangerous Ground, Old Poison, Blood HeatDead Run, and Kick Start.

The first five Dangerous Ground novellas collected in digital for the first time!
(Includes two fan exclusives: an “interview” with David Bradley and an “interview” with Will and Taylor)

Special Agents for the Department of Diplomatic Security, Taylor MacAllister and Will Brandt have been partners and best friends for three years, but everything changed the night Taylor admitted the truth about his feelings for Will. But it’s complicated…

Happy Birthday, Taylor! Taylor has pretty well recovered from his shooting, but not everyone is happy to see him reach his next birthday.

Special Agents for the Department of Diplomatic Security, Taylor MacAllister and Will Brandt have been partners forever and lovers for three months, but their new relationship is threatened when Will is offered a plum two-year assignment in Paris. It’s a bad time to find themselves in the middle of the New Mexico wilderness responsible for the health and welfare of a suspected terrorist.

The boys are back in town—and Paris is burning!

For Special Agents of the Department of Diplomatic Security, Taylor MacAllister and Will Brandt, the strain of a long distance relationship is beginning to tell after eleven months of separation. A romantic holiday could be just the thing to bridge the ever-growing distance, but when Taylor spots a terrorist from the 70s, long believed dead but very much alive, it’s c’est la vie.

Will is finally braced to bring Taylor home to meet the folks. Unfortunately, not every member of the Brandt clan loves Taylor the way Will does. Then again, not everyone loves the Brandts. In fact, someone has a score to settle—and too bad for any former DS agents who get in the way when the bullets start to fly.

The Dangerous Ground novellas in Armed and Dangerous and Kick Start have long been a favourite of mine. I’ve listened to the previous versions narrated by Adrian Bisson many times, have read the ebooks, and have recently purchased the paperback. As much as I enjoy the Adrien English series, this is my favourite of all Josh Lanyon’s stories. The mystery plot to each novella is less complicated but no less enjoyable. I particularly like how the relationship between Will and Taylor develops within each story. It’s great that they work together for much of the time and we get to see them when they are off duty too. The interaction between the characters is superb, both in and outside their working environment. I especially love how they first get together in Dangerous Ground and how later, in Dead Run, their relationship is threatened while Will is in Paris

Having listened to Adrian’s version several times over I think I will always associate his voice with Will and Taylor. It took me until the end of the first story to adjust to the new narrator. Having said that, Derrick did an admirable job and anyone who hasn’t listened to the previous version should be perfectly happy with this production.

Dangerous Ground Series

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Review Copy

Audio copy of Point Blank provided by the publisher in exchange of an honest review.


Lily G. Blunt writes contemporary gay romance. She loves to explore the relationship between two men and the intensity of their physical and emotional attraction. Angst often features in her stories as she feels this demonstrates the depth of the men's feelings for each other. Lily is forever writing imaginary scenes and plots in her head, but only a few ever make it to the page. There never seems to be enough hours in the day despite having left the teaching profession to concentrate on her writing! Lily discovered the wonderful world of m/m romance novels five years ago via fan fiction and went on to write stories in her spare time. With the encouragement of her friends and readers she decided to publish some of her work. Lily subsequently self-published several stories via Amazon and later published short stories with Torquere Press, Wayward Ink Publishing, and Pride Publishing.