While new couple Tide and Lance spend time deepening their relationship and further introducing Lance to the joys and vagaries of being a sub, established couple Tyrone and Bran discover that they still have a thing or two to learn as well.
A new job finds Bran run off his feet, and a visit to the eye doctor leads to the discovery of a brain tumor. Bran is terrified. He strives to be the perfect sub for his beautiful master and sees the tumor as a personal failing as he tries to handle every last phone call, e-mail, and text that comes in, no matter how early or late. When Tyrone finally finds out about the tumor Bran’s been keeping a secret, he realizes he’s been taking his sub for granted, and he works to rediscover his boy and their relationship. Of course, that’s easier said than done given that Bran’s job is taking up all his time and he would rather pretend the tumor just doesn’t exist than actually deal with it.
It’s going to take all of Tyrone’s prowess as a master to help guide Bran through these troubled waters.
I initially started listening to This audiobook but realised that it would be better if I listened to book 1 first, The new boy, book 1 in The Eagle Iron Gym series. The first two chapters focus on Tide and Lance from book 1, Tyrone and Bran are a more established couple and come more fully into the story from chapter 3. From then on the focus swaps between the two couples. This can be listened to as a standalone but I wanted the context from book 1.
Sean Michael always writes really hot loving scenes. Master Tide continues to train Lance and build his self confidence. Whereas it’s more about the dynamics of Tyrone and Bran’s relationship. Tyrone and Bran love each other a lot but somewhere along the way Bran convinced himself he has to be perfect and when Tyrone realises this he blames himself. Tyrone is such a caring Master and he is very creative with punishments
Jeff Gelder is not a favourite narrator of mine. He comes across as sounding a bit robotic and doesn’t really bring out the emotions or excitement of stories. This one is no exception. I wasn’t really convinced by the voice he chose for Master Tyrone.
4.5 of 5 stars
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