Title: Round and Round (Unabridged)
Series: Bronco’s Boys 4
Author: Andrew Grey
Narrator: Michael Pauley
Length: 7 hours, 1 minute
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (24 March 2016)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: When it comes to love, Kevin Foster can’t seem to win. Some consider him a hero, but dousing an arsonist’s attempt to burn Bronco’s to the ground puts Kevin on the vengeful criminal’s radar. Afterward, the arsonist fixates on Kevin, determined to burn away every part of Kevin’s life.
Coming to Kevin’s rescue more than once, and in more ways than one, is “MacDreamy Hotness” -firefighter Angus MacTavish. Not only is Angus smitten at first sight, he learns Kevin’s nickname for him, intriguing him further.
When Angus discovers Kevin is the arsonist’s target, he takes it upon himself to protect him at any cost. Soon Kevin works his way into a heart Angus thought he’d closed off for good. Things heat up between them, but the arsonist has no intention of letting Kevin finally find happiness. Hopefully Angus and Kevin can stop him before he reduces everything Kevin values to ash – including the love igniting between him and Angus.
Review: I absolutely adore Andrew Grey, and what is better than reading an Andrew Grey novel? Well, that would be listening to it! Round and Round is the fourth book in Grey’s series Bronco’s Boys and although I’ve read the three previous books this is the first one that I’ve heard the audio book for. Although honestly, I think this could also be dealt as a standalone book where the characters from the previous books pop up here and there to be there for their buddy, main character Kevin.
The story opens when there is a fire in the club Bronco’s where Kevin is. Kevin becomes the hero by managing to get rid of most of the flames and thereby saving the club owned by his friend’s partners. It is here that he meets fire fighter Angus MacTavish – aka McDreamy Hotness for the first few chapters. The two get to know each other and get involved with each other as the story goes along, where it quickly becomes clear that Kevin has become the arsonist’s target for his sick and deadly games. The relationship and baggage that these guys have to deal with feel so real and is just so easy to get lost in. But I have to admit that at a couple points in the book things lulled a bit too much for my liking before the pace picked up again.
Unfortunately, I just couldn’t get wholly on board with Michael Pauley’s narration. For the most part it was good and he did hit the emotions spot on. He did Kevin’s voice brilliantly and he was really good with the breathlessness and sobbing when it comes to passion. But, unfortunately, I found his “Scottish” accent a little annoying. Don’t get me wrong, I loooooove me a Scottish accent. I’m a sucker for red hair and a Scots accent. Hell, I once signed up to donate money when I had no income because of a Scottish accent. However, sometimes it just felt too comical and I felt it took away from the seriousness of the plot.
Overall, this was not only a great end to a book series but it was also an enjoyable and relaxing read for the most part. Fans of Andrew Grey will be happy to listen, albeit probably a little disappointed with the conclusion of the series. If you like your fire fighters hot I think you could definitely give this one a chance.