In the Flesh (Flesh #1) by Ethan Stone #mm #audioreview @ethanjstone @DSPPublications


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Reno Detective Cristian Flesh is an out and unashamed cop, but his slutty ways might be his downfall. Cristian lives by a strict set of personal rules, preferring hook-ups and anonymous encounters to committed relationships. His guidelines work for him… until one of his tricks is murdered and he becomes the prime suspect.

Leave it to handsome lawyer Colby Maddox to save Cristian’s life. He takes the case and the attraction between them is quick and undeniable. After several passion-filled encounters with Colby, Cristian unexpectedly wants to break all his rules. However, before they can contemplate a future together, they’ll have to clear Cristian’s name and find the real murderer.

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So I have a huge personal hang up, and this book/audio hit it.

Cristian is portrayed as this bad-ass, tough as nails police officer, but in the bedroom is a total wimp, slut, likes to be pushed around almost to the point of abusive. I get it, this is a sex game to him, but the words he is called and the actions, and the two very different roles, I just can’t wrap my head around it, never can. Not just this tale, but anytime I read/listen it to from any author. And for the first half of this book or so, we get a lot of graphic flash backs of this MC’s past with another characters in the book.  To the point that I FF through those sections.

Luckily, the second half of the book, we get to the case, the relationship with Colby, who is the positive side to Cristian not so positive past, any part.

The bits we get of Cristian past, doesn’t paint a great picture, lots of abusive, sexual and well as physical. But somehow he has managed to raise above and become this bad – ass super young detective.  Who lands a case, that involves one of his sex buddies.

Colby is brought when Cristian is arrested in connection to a theft and death.

This story is intense and well done. Lots of players, lots action, lots of plot.

Colby and Cristian in the second part are so good together, Colby is exactly what he needs. A loving hand, for his dark world.

I just wish I could get get past the images of the first part.

Narrator did a wonderful job of bringing a very powerful and at times upsetting story to focus.

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Narrator 5

Overall 4

 

 

 

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