Erryn reviews ‘Time for Love’ by Lynn Michaels. This book was released on August 20, 2018, and is 145 pgs long. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Mark Reece Healey. It was released on August 27, 2021, and is 5 hrs and 17 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I’m always willing to try a new author.
To find the love they need, two men must overcome a world of differences.
Jeremy Ringer enjoys the important things in life: surf and sand – beach and bartending – practicing Taoism. Until a death in the family sends him across the state, and he realizes that the simple things are not enough.
Ollie Mendosa is only interested in one thing – the new police app he’s developing. That is until he meets one of the crime victims, the beach-loving Jeremy Ringer. Ollie’s protective nature is brought out in full force, and he can’t resist the temptation of a summer fling.
They’re drawn together in a plan to enjoy the summer, but the heat is on when the criminals return.
A stand-alone MM romance.
I had heard good things about this author and so seized on the book when I got the chance. I’m struggling to write this review. There were some things I liked. Unfortunately, I think partly due to the narration, there were several things I didn’t like. Mark Reece Healey is a new narrator to me and if I see him again, I’ll definitely listen to the sample. He made certain choices with this book that just didn’t work for me. Each character’s voice was distinct – I’ll give him that – but quite a few irritated me, especially the women and the Ollie Mendosa’s partner. I wasn’t thrilled with Ollie’s voice, but I adapted.
I struggled at times to figure out exactly what was going on. I’m not a techie, so the whole app thing was a bit over my head. Once I figured things out, I was pretty okay with the plotline. I’m not sure I’m all in with cops sleeping with victims, but writers take artistic licence and it does happen in real life.
I am interested in checking out the author’s Holeshot series and plan to head there soon. Please don’t let my mixed feelings about the audio be the last word. Others have enjoyed the book. I do recommend you listen to the sample.
7.5/10 Pots of Gold (75% Recommended) – Compares to 3.75/5 Stars
Lynn Michaels lives and writes in Tampa, Florida where the sun is hot and the Sangria is cold. When she’s not writing she’s kayaking, hanging with her husband, or reading by the pool. Lynn writes Male/Male romance because she believes everyone deserves a happy ending and the dynamics of male characters can be intriguing, vulnerable, and exciting. She has both contemporary and paranormal titles and has been writing since 2014. Her stories don’t follow any set guidelines or ideas, but come from her heart and contain love in many forms.