Two Man Advantage (Kirstin’s Audio review)

Title: Tainted Life
Author: Mel Gough and Brian Meslar (Narrator)
Publisher: Mel Gough
Release Date: September 6th 2019
Genre(s): Romance
Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Metropolitan Police Detective Pete Tucker’s world comes crashing down when his wife sues for divorce and sole custody of their only son.

Desperate to forget his sorrows for a while, Pete seeks refuge in a Soho bar where he is approached by a sexy, funny, and clearly interested stranger. Photographer Liam Jackson is just the ticket for one oblivious night of perfect passion.

However, their attraction proves too intense for a one-night-stand. To his surprise, Pete finds that he’s game for something more – but his baggage soon gets in the way. Then Liam’s own dangerous secrets claw their way to the surface, and threaten to derail the budding romance.

Is their growing bond strong enough to weather the violent storms ahead?

If you like a story with a ton of emotion and an insta-love vibe, this is awesome.

Pete’s going through some rough times. He’s getting divorced, has just barely moved into a new apartment, has a crappy divorce attorney, and may lose custody of his son. Looking for a quick meal and a drink, he wanders into a bar and meets Liam. It was only supposed to be a hookup. Then, it was only one night. And then he couldn’t get Liam out of his head.

When he gets the call from the hospital that Liam’s in critical condition, Pete alters his work and life to help him.

This was a quick listen, but it was engaging and entertaining and deeply sweet. I loved how Pete and Liam interacted with each other. Despite the short length, their relationship was real, based on time spent together and the little things they’d shared.

I enjoyed the listen, however I was a bit surprised that the narration portion of the 3rd person POV was with an American accent when the story took place in London and both MC’s had accents. Otherwise, it’s one I’m sure I’ll listen to again!

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Review Copy

Audio copy of Tainted Life provided by author in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday