5 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Mary Calmes, Paranormal Romance, Reviewed by Kim

Audio Review: Old Loyalty, New Love by Mary Calmes – Narrated by Tristan James

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Title: Old Loyalty, New Love (L’Ange: Book One)

Author: Mary Calmes

Narrator:: Tristan James

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 8 Hours

At a Glance: Old Loyalty, New Love is another winner well worth the listen.

Reviewed By: Kim

Blurb: When jackal shifter Quade Danas was banished from his pack for being gay, he spent years in the military escaping his father’s prejudice before returning to civilian life as a bodyguard for Roman Howell, the teenage son of a very rich man. After Roman is in an accident that leaves him physically scarred and emotionally distant, Quade is the only one who can get through to him. As Roman becomes a man, he realizes what he wants—his bodyguard by his side and in his bed. Unfortunately, Quade can’t seem to see past the kid Roman once was to the man he has become, certain Roman’s feelings are merely misplaced gratitude. But Roman knows a lot more than Quade realizes, and he’s used to persevering, no matter how many impediments life throws his way. He wants the chance to prove to Quade that he’s strong enough for a jackal alpha to call mate.

Despite the decades Quade has been away, and the heartache of his father’s rejection, his inborn loyalty to the pack remains, and his abrupt departure left the jackal shifters without an alpha heir. As a psychopath shifter staking claim as alpha draws Quade back home, and Quade feels compelled to heed the call, he may be forced to make a choice he never anticipated. But doing so means he must leave Roman behind… unless somehow they find a way to make loyalty and love work together.


Review: Since Jackie did another great review of the e-book version of Old Loyalty, New Love, I’m going to just give the review of the audio version.

If you love audiobooks and you love Mary Calmes, then Old Loyalty, New Love is another winner well worth the listen. I picked it up just because 1.) Mary Calmes wrote it, and 2.) Tristan James is one of my top favorites in narrators. I just loved how the story was told and BONUS!, once I saw there was another audiobook in the same series, I quickly picked that one up also and was able to segue into the next book without missing a beat.

Quade may be a tough Alpha, but he’s fast becomes a big old pushover when it comes to Roman’s charms. I’m a softie myself when it comes to stories that involve an MC who has been physically damaged and overcomes his disfigurement, and moves on with his life.

I love how Tristan narrates by giving each character their own voice, with no confusion on who’s speaking, as I’ve experience with other narrators, as well as building the tension in the more suspenseful parts of the story. And damn, Tristan has one sexy sultry voice worth listening too.

Mary Calmes, I hoping you’re working hard on the third book in the L’Ange series. I’m waiting patiently, but I’m not getting any younger!

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