Gabriel Wyatt is a big city Detective living in a small Ohio town. He expects a peaceful existence once he moves from Miami, Florida, but that’s the last thing he finds. Instead, Gabe discovers murder, mayhem, and one smart-mouthed stylist he can’t get out of his head. Josh “Jazz” Roman is a small-town business owner with big dreams and an attitude to match. He finds himself in the middle of a case that brings the dreamy detective to the front door of his Curl Up and Dye salon. Josh learns that the biggest threat to him isn’t a killer; it’s a man who wants something from him that he vowed to never give again – his heart. Both men deny that there’s something between them, even though they’re drawn together like magnets. Can Gabe convince Josh to let down his guard or will Josh let past hurts destroy his chance at a happy future?
Review: It is always a pleasure to read a good book, it is an even greater pleasure when said book is narrated by Joel Leslie ☺ And yes, I am a fangirl.
I really liked the story – a murder/mystery romance (actually 2 murders, 1 romance).
Joel Leslie performs with the perfection that I’ve grown accustomed to getting from him. His portrayal of Savage (the parrot) is hysterical!
As an aside, I already had my idea of how Josh and Gabe would sound – this had kept me entertained through the series. However, Joel Leslie made the characters sound so much better, especially Gabe, (whom I really didn’t like at first, so I gave him a whiny voice). Joel made him so much more likeable.
I don’t think I can say enough about the narration – it is a nuanced, enjoyable performance, something that I always assume I will get with Joel Leslie (haven’t been disappointed yet). I hope he gets to narrate the rest of the series soon!
6 stars out of 5