Erryn reviews ‘News Boy Chronicles: The Complete Trilogy (News Boy Trilogy)’ by Susan Hawke. The ebook was published March 11, 2021 and is 280 pages. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Michael Dean , released on June 21, 2021 and is 8 hrs and 13 mins long. A copy was provided for an honest review.
Why Erryn read this book: I’m loving this series.
The popular News Boy trilogy chronicles the journey of one couple falling in love, developing their relationship, and finding their forever. This bundled collection contains all three books.
Book One: News Boy
Neil needs a bodyguard and a keeper. Fortunately, Brody can be both.
News anchor Neil Klein has a stalker, but anyone guarding him must also be comfortable when he regresses to a “middle” while relaxing at home with his toy soldiers, juice boxes, and Mario collection. Neil doesn’t just require a bodyguard, what he really needs is a “Daddy” type of protector. Fortunately, Brody Johnson can do both with complete discretion.
Book Two: News Boy Storm Front
Even the best Daddies can’t keep the storms of life away…but they’ll always try.
Neil has a new safety scare and a huge storm about to hit the city while he and Brody are preparing for visiting family. With a stalker possibly coming his way, the city shutting down, and relatives descending, Neil needs all the middle time he can get. Their relationship is tested, but Neil and Brody work together to face it all.
Book Three: News Boy Breaking News
Neil is supposed to report the news…not star in a featured story.
Brody proposes during a live news segment, and Neil can’t say yes fast enough. What follows is a flurry of wedding planning, a bestie in crisis, terror in the newsroom, and finally…a ceremony that is absolutely them. And when it’s all over, Brody shows why he was always the right choice for his precocious middle by giving Neil the perfect honeymoon.
See my review of audiobook number 1 here.
See my review of audiobook number 2 here.
I had listened to, and loved, the first two books in the series and so was only missing the third. Book One was a great introduction to the characters – Brody the vigilant bodyguard and Neil the flippant News Boy who never takes anything seriously. Neil’s great at his job because he can make comments on the fly that are right on the nose. But he also likes to regress into being a middle. Juice boxes and toys and temper tantrums. He needs a minder to protect him from the stalker and a Daddy to protect him from himself.
Book 2 is about what happens after the happy ending. How life moves forward. Neil still needs Brody’s protection, Brody’s brother drops their dad off before heading to Mexico, and a big storm is headed their way. Brody has to keep everything – including Neil – from losing control. It all works out which leads to the final episode.
Book 3 is where the tough stuff in the relationship happens. Like when your birthday party is interrupted by nosy parents. (Let me tell you, I giggle-snorted through that scene.) Or what happens after the proposal. Hello, wedding planners! Neil claims he wants simple but Brody knows his boy also wants special. Then another incident happens at work and things go completely off the rails. I wondered if they were ever going to make it down the aisle.
But they did and I got my happily happily ever after.
I truly enjoyed this trilogy. Neil was adorable, Brody was drool-worthy, and I laughed my ass off. Making it all the more perfect was Michael Dean’s narration. Great job on a wonderful series.
9/10 Pots of Gold (90% Recommended) – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars
Susan Hawke is more widely known for her mpreg writings as Susi Hawke; this new name is a departure from that. Whether written by Susan or Susi, the books are filled with that all-important love, laughter, and family; the only difference is that this name has no male pregnancy.
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