Title: The Trouble With Tony (Sex in Seattle: Book One)
Author: Eli Easton
Narrator:: Tommy O’Brien
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Run Time: 3 Hours, 12 Minutes
At a Glance: Tommy O’Brien is great, and I look forward to hearing his narration again.
Reviewed By: Kathie
Blurb: As part of the investigation into the murder of a young woman, Seattle P.I. Tony DeMarco poses as a patient of Dr. Jack Halloran, the therapist who treated the victim at a Seattle sex clinic. This isn’t the first time Tony has gone undercover, but it’s the first time he’s wanted to go under covers with one of his suspects. He can’t help it –Jack Halloran is just the kind of steely eyed hero Tony likes. But he’ll have to prove Halloran’s innocence and keep the doctor from finding out about his ruse before he can play Romeo.
Dr. Halloran has his own issues, including a damaged right arm sustained in the line of duty as a combat surgeon in Iraq and the PTSD that followed. He’s confused to find himself attracted to a new patient, the big, funny Italian with the puppy-dog eyes, and Tony’s humor slips right past Jack’s defenses, making him feel things he thought long buried. But can the doctor and the P.I. find a path to romance despite the secrets between them?
Review: I have pretty much loved all of Eli Easton’s books and audiobooks, but gosh, I loved this audio and the book a lot!
I discovered this author by listening to Blame it on the Mistletoe. Both the book and audiobook kept coming up when I’d search for a new book to read or audio to listen to, but I ignored the suggestion mainly because I had never read the author, and I like audios and books that are longer—I like detail! Needless to say, I caved and bought the audio version, and I was hooked! The narrator, Jason Frazier, was incredible, and the story was sexy, funny and full of detail. Everything Eli Easton had written I wanted to read, and everything Jason Frazier narrated, I wanted to listen to.
I read the entire Sex in Seattle series in one weekend. To my delight, each book told a different story, a complete story with lots of detail and humor. After I finished each book, I wanted more, so it was a no-brainer when The Trouble With Tony became available for review. My only hesitation was it was a different narrator. Would I like it as much?
When you read a book, you don’t hear the accents. That’s sounds strange; of course you don’t hear the accents—it’s a book, right? But when you listen to The Trouble With Tony, Tommy O’Brien is Tony, and Tony is an Italian from Brooklyn. When he talks with his family on the phone, it’s just great to listen to, and Tony’s mom is great too. Read the book then listen to the audio, and you will see what I mean.
I have listened to this audiobook three times, and every time I laugh at the scene in the clinic when Tony is talking to Jack about his “sexual problem.” Picky dick. Limp-phatic. Tenderizing the steak. And my favorite, spanking the monkey–you know when you’re in traffic, and you’re laughing, like BIG LAUGHING, and people give you really strange looks? Well, with The Trouble With Tony, I couldn’t have stopped even if I’d wanted to. It’s just that funny.
My recommendation is to read the book and buy the audio, then wait for the next two books in the series to come out in audio and buy them too. Tommy O’Brien is great, and I look forward to hearing his narration again.
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