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Men of Smithfield: Max and Finn & Men of Smithfield: Adam and Holden by L.B. Gregg

I ‘read’ the first two books in the series via the audio book from Audible (narrated by Shannon Gunn). I actually read the last two books in the series.

Men of Smithfield Series

  • Mark and Tony (or Gobsmacked) – book 1
  • Seth and David (or Happy Ending ) – book 2
  • Max and Finn (or Cover Me) – book 3
  • Adam and Holden (or In and Out) – book 4

Cover Me (Men of Smithfield, #3)Cover Me by L.B. Gregg

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

Lax.
That was the initial conclusion enigmatic security specialist Max Douglas had drawn of Michael “Finn” Finnegan—Dalton Prep’s beloved English teacher. When Max arrives at Smithfield’s exclusive boarding school to protect a high profile student against a mysterious stalker, he’s hell bent on enforcing his style of leadership on students and teachers alike. Warring tempers turn to passionate lovemaking between the former marine and the easy going drama coach. But danger is closer than either man expects and all too quickly violence rocks the homey campus—putting both men at risk.

So what did I think?

This was an enjoyable story with the same feel as the previous books in the series. There is mystery and a lot of humour in the telling of the tale.

I liked both the main characters and the sex was hot. I usually like more romance in my books but with this series, I read more for the other elements rather than the romance – it’s not hearts and flowers.

It was really interesting to read this book after listening to the audio version of the first two books in the series. I actually heard the narrator in my head and found myself pacing my reading as the narrator had done in the other books. Really weird and unexpected!

I actually think that the voice, tones and inflections of the narrator actually goes a long way to giving the books a similar feel and have determined that I prefer to read myself.

A good addition to the series.

3 Stars

In and Out (Men of Smithfield, #4)In and Out by L.B. Gregg

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

Former television sensation and renowned world explorer, Holden Worthington, is held prisoner by crippling agoraphobia. When a sexy young laborer arrives to set his property to rights, a ray of light begins to glimmer in Holden’s dark and narrow world. A grisly discovery throws the two men together, and Holden finds his world turned inside out– by his inappropriate longing for his awkward, young employee, Adam Morgan, and by a threat growing around them both. All of Smithfield believes Holden has something to hide, and Adam is determined to bring everything–including Holden Worthington–into the open.

So what did I think?

While I spent a pleasant afternoon reading this book, it wasn’t one that I fell in love with. I am not sure if it is because it is the fourth book in the series and I have perhaps overdone it, but it didn’t stand out as anything special.

I hate to admit it but I didn’t particularly warm to Holden. I really wanted to but found it hard to garner sympathy for his situation – a lonely house-bound agoraphobic with a ruined career, lost love and problem brother. I did like Adam though!

The story involved a lot of characters, a dead body and mystery to be solved. The plot kept me involved, the romance not really.

3 Stars

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See my review of Seth and David (book 2)

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