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Review: Never too Early: Finding Their Way by Chris Owen and Tory Temple

Title: Finding Their Way

Author: Chris Owen and Tory Temple

Publisher: Torquere Press

Pages/Word Count: 153 Pages

At a Glance: Chris Owen and Tory Temple are making the relationships between these four men work.

Reviewed By: Kim

Blurb: Continuing from the first book in the series (Never Too Early: The Beginning), Chance and Tucker and Jake and Tor find themselves involved in a friendship that goes much deeper than any of them initially suspected.

Jake has been released from the hospital following his fall from the roof, and Chance and Tucker agree to stay in Arkansas for several days to help Tor with Jake’s care. Chance, however, spends much of his time trying to resist the growing attraction he has for Jake. The confusion between the love he has for Tucker and the new feelings for Jake play tricks with Chance’s mind. Is any of this a good idea, or are all of them headed for disaster?

For his part, Jake has to reconcile not only his growing feelings and physical attraction to Chance, but also the promises he and Tor made to each other. They rebuilt their own relationship in the wake of mistakes neither one of them wishes to repeat. How much communication and longing can one — or two — relationships take?


Review: Oh, my poor Jake! He really hurt himself when he fell off the roof of his place. His head and ribs are a big hurting mess, but luckily he has not only Tor to look out for him, but Chance and Tucker as well.

Jake, as he’s recovering, realizes he’s becoming more and more attracted to Chance. Now, I know in Bareback both Jake and Tor agreed to “no more playing” around, especially after the trouble they went through during the second half of that book. But, this is different from what happened then. Both he and Tor are finding that there’s enough love to share with Chance and Tucker without risking their own relationship.

How did I feel about all this?

I loved it!

I fell in love with all four characters way back when I first read about them, especially Jake! And now I got the added bonus of finding out a bit more about his youth and time in prison.

Chris Owen and Tory Temple are making the relationships between these four men work without worrying that there could be problems ahead. They’ve stepped out of the box, broke with traditional relationships, and have made it a foursome that works for me.

Being that it’s the first time Chance and Tucker have ventured into this unknown territory, I’m curious to see how they’ll handle the shift in their relationship. But, I can tell that Jake and Chance are the mature ones who will handle anything that may lead to a problem, and there were a few moments that I held my breath while reading Finding Their Way, as everything was worked through when something did came up.

I will warn you that if you’re not into an established couple swapping with another established couple, then Finding Their Way is a book to avoid. There is a third installment in this series which I’m eager to read when it comes out. What can I say? I’m hooked on the outcome!



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Review: Never too Early: The Beginning by Chris Owen and Tory Temple

Title: Never too Early: The Beginning

Author: Chris Owen & Tory Temple

Publisher: Torquere Press

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Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Firefighters Chancellor Shanahan and Tucker McBride have been together for years. They’ve been through the rough patches and come out the other side, although shift work, misunderstandings, and stubborn personalities can make things interesting. Chance knows that he and Tucker love each other, however, and neither of them have any interest in other people. So what happens when they meet another couple with a similar relationship? An unlikely friendship could take a possible turn. Continue reading

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“Everyone Loves a Wedding” Is A Book Everyone Can Love

Title: Everyone Loves a Wedding

Author: Chris Owen

Publisher: Torquere Press

Pages/Word Count: 20700

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: Spencer is more than happy to stand up with his twin sister when she gets married, and accepts the role of maid of honor without hesitation. He’s determined to plan the best wedding shower ever, mostly because his other sisters assume he won’t be able to, and he’s focused on giving his twin the party of her dreams. Mostly focused.
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Going Strictly By The Numbers, “Adding it Up” Is The Right Answer

“At its best, life is completely unpredictable.”

Follow to By the Numbers.

I’m one that, when it comes to sequels, likes to refresh my memory to the storyline & characters by rereading the original. So with this in mind, By the Numbers was revisited and set the pace for….

Adding it Up
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“On The Clock” Keeps A Perfect Pace

“There’s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I’ve read many books by Chris Owens and enjoyed every single one of them.

Cortland Strang is a homicide detective investigating a new murder that was stumbled upon by the victim’s neighbor, off duty Computer Crimes Detective Patrick Gallagher. The two aren’t familiar with one another since they work in different departments on the force. After talking about the scene for awhile they exchange phone numbers, you know, just in case. You just feel the attraction they have for one another jump off the page. And later that evening a chance meeting at the precinct gym, these two get hot and steamy in the sauna room.

I loved going along with Cort while he investigated the murder, interviewing the victim’s co-workers, his boss, and trying to get in touch with his sister. On the Clock is a straight forward detective story with old fashioned legwork without a lot of twists and turns, but it is far from predictable. The question of who did it keeps you on your toes that whole time.

Cort asks Gallagher for his assistance on this case since the victim was working from home on his computer. Cyber crime is Gallagher’s area of expertise, so he’s happy to help. I enjoyed reading about the whole process of what it takes to recreate a person’s online footprint. The author did a great job of explaining the steps on how things worked in collecting evidence from a computer, especially for those who aren’t really tech savvy, like myself. They were able to determine of the victim’s personality and habits by using the victim’s search, download, and chat history. There were also clues as to who would want the victim dead. I found it all fascinating. And Cort and Gallagher worked so well together without stepping on each other’s toes. You sense the respect they have for each other.

This story is a glimpse in the life of Cort. It mainly focuses on the murder investigation. The budding relationship between Cort and Gallagher is on the sideline, but you see these two develop what I believe is going to be something long-lasting. When they get together it’s intense; they just fit.

This is a murder mystery with a splash of romance. An enjoyable fast paced read. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by: Lynn

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