Adam and Holden

55,000 wordsLENGTH6 hrs and 19 minsPrevious Title In and OutHolden Worthington s globetrotting days are over Once the host of a popular adventure show, he hasn t ventured past his own front door in than a year Then the arrival of a sexy new gardener sparks something Holden hasn t felt in a very long time an interest in the world outside his window.Holden tries to r55,000 wordsLENGTH6 hrs and 19 minsPrevious Title In and OutHolden Worthington s globetrotting days are over Once the host of a popular adventure show, he hasn t ventured past his own front door in than a year Then the arrival of a sexy new gardener sparks something Holden hasn t felt in a very long time an interest in the world outside his window.Holden tries to resist the attraction But painfully shy yet definitely interested Adam Morgan has Holden longing to conquer his debilitating anxiety and live again After a grisly discovery on the grounds of the estate, the town of Smithfield turns a suspicious eye on the reclusive Holden and the two men must trust in each other to bring the truth out in the open.Previously published, newly revised by author.
Adam and Holden wordsLENGTH hrs and minsPrevious Title In and OutHolden Worthington s globetrotting days are over Once the host of a popular adventure show he hasn t ventured past his own front door in th

  • Title: Adam and Holden
  • Author: L.B. Gregg Shannon Gunn
  • ISBN: 9781426894671
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Audiobook
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    1. Written December 5, 20143 1/2 Stars - Nice and fun but maybe not stunning captivating - nevertheless amusing for the momentBook #4Adam and Holden is my fourth story about all these adorable gay lovebirds (usually mature men) in Smithfield. I have been listening to the 6:20 hours audio edition. Once again narrated in a splended way by Shannon Gunn. ~ A husky-voiced favorite (gay-steam) narrator by now.(Finished a week ago and at last a review)I got what I expected and I'm on the whole quite happy [...]

    2. Audible + ebookRounded up to 4 starsI don't know if I would have enjoyed this book more or maybe even less if I had had enough time to read it in one sitting. But the previous week was pretty busy for me, and I needed almost 5 days to finish the 150-pages-long book, in spite of the fact that I tried to speed up my reading progress switching between the audio and the ebook. *** I have a weak spot for writers, as a MC. And Holden, a 40 year old wealthy, sarcastic and eccentric, openly gay, agoraph [...]

    3. **Review of Audio VersionFor audiobook week at Boys in our Books, I pondered what to pick. This would be my first foray into listening to m/m romance by a narrator. (“How awkward are sex scenes to listen to? If the writer included written-out sex noises like “Unngh!” or “Ahhhhh!”, does the narrator then do the sex noises? Am I going to be listening to sex scenes on my crowded bus commute?”) These are the things I pondered. Finally when we were all picking books, I opted to try to adh [...]

    4. 4.5 stars!! This was so different than the rest of the series. More of a murder-mystery storyline. And I loved it! Definitely my favorite in the series. Holden is a former TV star turned recluse because he has agoraphobia (which is a disorder that fascinates me). And Adam is his new gardener. He's much younger than Holden and from the wrong side of town. I just loved the two of them together, plus all the secondary characters were a hoot. Mrs. Henderson, Father David, Porter, Mitzie, Kipling, Ad [...]

    5. In and Out is the fourth and final book in the Men of Smithfield series by LB Gregg. I've enjoyed all the books in the series so far, but I have to say that this one will probably turn out to be my favourite as I found both heroes to be completely delightful.The book opens with our hero, Holden, ogling the new hired hand, Adam. Holden had a successful career as a travel writer, explorer and television presenter before he was outed on live TV by his ex-lover and friend, not only as a gay man, but [...]

    6. This was not my kind of book. Really, I shouldn't have enjoyed it at all. And yet, I did. Adam was sweet and Holden was a Character with a capital "C". The whole thing was like reading a French farce with a tangled mystery and a revolving door of over the top characters. As I said, normally not my thing, but this time around I was digging it. *shrugs*

    7. Ok so this is a really bizarre experience because I've listened to the first 3 books in this series and they were all narrated by Shannon Gunn and I enjoyed them so because I've read the books and this is just me listening to the audio books because I wanted to revisit a series that I had enjoyed years agountil I got here and things kind of tanked a little for me.Once again Shannon Gunn is the narrator and while I his idea of Adam's voice and the rest of the characters were ok, I can't lie Holde [...]

    8. I enjoyed the 4th book in the series the most. Ironically, as damaged as Holden is, he is the least of the men in any of the books that needs therapy/anger management. He handled the crisises (sp?) around him with aplomb even if he was limited in his scope of movement. Adam did not resort to angry violence at any time and there weren't any wacky meltdowns. This was a story of two men with unique needs that really seem to live up to the idea that there is someone in the world that is perfect for [...]

    9. While I spent a pleasant afternoon reading this book, it wasn't one that I fell in love with. I am not sure if it is because it is the fourth book in the series and I have perhaps overdone it, but it didn't stand out as anything special.I hate to admit it but I didn't particularly warm to Holden. I really wanted to but found it hard to garner sympathy for his situation - a lonely house-bound agoraphobic with a ruined career, lost love and problem brother. I did like Adam though!The story involve [...]

    10. I think this is my favourite book of the series. Probably more a 3.5 than a full 4The story in this one is much more fleshed out, the mystery is pretty mysterious lol, it certainly kept me guessing.The cast of characters were all worth reading.My only problem with this one is the same as the others, I just don’t feel any real emotional connection between the MC. While I liked Adam, he came across as sweetly vulnerable, Holden just came across as a pervy old man. In fact I think I could of happ [...]

    11. I loved this book. I really love the entire series but this is my favourite. Holden, 40 years old is a recluse. He used to be a well known explorer and something if a globetrotter but all that came to an end when he was betrayed by a former colleague and lover. He is now unable to leave his house but he manages his life by writing books and with the help of his rather impolite housekeeper. Now a dead body has been found in his garden by his new, much younger, much hunkier gardener. And so a myst [...]

    12. A very good story.The 1st person narrator, Holden, is a 40 year old former adventurer and writer who is agoraphobic and lusts after his sexy young gardener. He lives in his family's old mansion with an austere housekeeper, his alcoholic brother (who has his wife/ex-wife in tow as well as his best buddy) and his ex-boyfriend "visiting" him. It is a animated, lively coming and going in this house and the murder mystery is smack in the middle.When Adam, the beautiful young man who tends to Holden's [...]

    13. Audible version.3.4Holden's voice and characteristion as "flaming", fussy and WASPy took a little getting used to. I liked Adam and the voice Shannon Gunn uses for him, however. Plot wise, my desire for greater cohesiveness never really abated throughout the entire read. There were some elements that needed tightening and that sometimes seemed a little messy bordering on irrelevant. The mystery was okay and the reveal felt a little anti-climactic. But it was all still readable with some entertai [...]

    14. Very good m/m romance about a disgraced and now agoraphobic writer whose sanctuary is breached by a gardener, a corpse, his ex, and more! I was late to work yesterday morning because I had to finish reading it. :) LB does such a nice job balancing the tender with the madcap, while managing to infuse both with plenty of humor. (I also liked the tie-in to Gobsmacked.)

    15. Ha! Holden wasn't really a dick at all. I think this one is my favorite of the bunch. I loved the story, very mystery like, lots of players and I loved Adam and Holden. I was left with a few questions but really I think I kind of have been with all of them. On to the last one.

    16. Holden Worthington is a former television superstar who was once a very successful reality show travel explorer. Holden now hides away in his home because he suffers from agoraphobia. This condition came on because of a scandal where his former lover ousted him on television as an author of steamy gay novels. Now Holden spends his days drinking away his sorrows, lamenting on his less the thrilling life and ogling his new lawn boy, Adam Morgan. Adam is a strapping twenty-four year old who Holden [...]

    17. One of my tastings to come soon. Hopefully. Definitely! :)Here it isMy Tasting:Why I bought it:It was an ARC. *Apparently I meant to do reviews occasionally. Did you know that? Cos I sure as hell didn't.*Dislike/like (ending on a high note):Dislike~ More of a warning~ Fans of L B Gregg will be used to this author's trademark wit and humour. Don't worry; I'm not telling you it's disappeared in In and Out altogether. It's there; however, it's been toned down in consideration of the more serious th [...]

    18. 4.5 stars(A note: the books in this series can be read as stand alone and out of order. There are some recurring characters but not a lot is lost if read out of order.)Wow, this is my favorite in the series. Definitely. This author really knows how to shape entertaining characters with engaging voices— how to bring the funny on. Yet, each guy in the Smithfield series is unique with something new to bring to town. Once again, it’s the deliciously depraved bad boy that I love— that world-wea [...]

    19. 2.0 StarsThis book just didn't do it for me. I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out why and I think it's because I didn't care for Holden. He's agoraphobic and, as a result, a recluse; I felt for him there. He suffered the betrayal of his long-time lover, John, and was humiliated to be outed as a gay porn author. He is trapped in his sprawling nine-thousand square foot mansion with only the housekeeper (Mrs. H) and his philandering and alcoholic brother, Porter, to keep him company. Wh [...]

    20. Voto: 3.75Quarto capitolo della saga, stessa cittadina impicciona e nuovi personaggi coi loro patemi, anche se ho un debole per Tony e ritrovarlo, dopo il primo libro, è sempre un piacere.Rispetto ai precedenti, qui c’è un vero e proprio giallo da risolvere, di tutto rispetto, con un peso rilevante nella trama, cosa che ho gradito parecchio, anche perché fino alla fine non avevo capito davvero chi fosse il colpevole.Ancora una volta, però, quest’autrice ha l’insana capacità di farmi p [...]

    21. REREAD & REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; DECEMBER 17 2013Narrator: Shannon GunnI enjoyed this a lot more in audio than when I read it 3 years ago. This despite the narrator's slightly Southern accent (correct me if I'm wrong since I'm no expert on different US accents) which made Holden sound like a dirty old man - who's 80 rather than just 40! It was a little icky at times but I managed to handle it.I still enjoyed the romance and I liked Holden's sarcastic internal wit. I love that he is tender and p [...]

    22. Listened to the audiobook version and I'm thinking a read could probably push this into 5 stars. Acerbic and self-deprecating, I found Holden such a fascinating character. Not easy to like, but when the tough exterior is stripped away by Adam (who almost certainly has some form of Asperger's) what is revealed is a deeply hurt and vulnerable man who has really no defenses against the sweet, naive young man. Opposites attract mixed with snarky hurt-comfort made me sit in the dark, in my car outsid [...]

    23. This series seems to have an affinity for odd pairings, and Adam and Holden are the oddest of all. Adam is a young good guy who has trouble interpreting basic social cues and is victimized from poor parental choices. Holden is a best selling author and TV personality (and part time porn writer). Really well done! But the narrator of the audio book really channeled the voice Paul Lynde for Holden.I can't decide if this was genius or horrible typecasting. Fortunately I don't have a cookie cutter i [...]

    24. Nifty little mystery on guessing who'd done it. The guessing throughout was the fun part and highlight of this book. The rest fell into line like a set-up of dominoes. Another all's well and another well written story for L.B. to add to the Greats list.

    25. Very enjoyable book! This author is like comfort food for me. When I want to laugh, and cry, and lose myself in a wildly convoluted but terribly romantic story I know where to go. A highly recommended 5 star read.

    26. Boy, I am eating these up. Gregg is so good (and funny!) at describing people behaving badly in spite of themselves who completely win us over in the end.

    27. Why I read it: I picked this one up from NetGalley. I have enjoyed the others in this series and I like LB Gregg's writing style.What it's about: (from ) Holden Worthington's globetrotting days are over. Once the host of a popular adventure show, he hasn't ventured past his own front door in more than a year. Then the arrival of a sexy new gardener sparks something Holden hasn't felt in a very long time—an interest in the world outside his window.Holden tries to resist the attraction. But pain [...]

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