Falling Embers, Men of Fairlake By: Romeo Alexander Narrated by: Michael Dean

Falling Embers is an interesting and emotional grumpy/sunshine story, with an outstanding narrator. 

From the blurb:

One freak accident is all it takes to rip open the closet doors and threaten the peace I’ve fought my entire life to gain. 

Isaiah Bently is everything I’m not. Rich and charismatic, with a smoking-hot body earned through years of hauling people out of burning buildings, he’s the kind of guy everyone either wants to be or wants to be with.

So imagine my surprise when an on-the-job injury forces us together, and I’m faced with the realization that what Isaiah wants...is me.

His sweet, playful touches reawaken a part of me I’ve spent my entire life trying to deny, and it isn’t long before the simmering attraction between us turns explosive. Behind closed doors, I give him everything he asks of me and more. 

But secrets like ours never stay hidden for long. And when my lifelong tormenter discovers I’ve fallen hard for another man, I’m faced with an impossible choice. Bring my relationship with Isaiah out into the open, and risk losing everyone I’ve ever cared about.... 

Or turn my back on the only person to love me, all of me, exactly as I am

Lesetiger's Review:

Falling Embers is the second volume in the Men of Fairlake series and I was captivated from the start.
The story is exciting and emotional. Isaiah and Julian are firefighters in Fairlake. Have I mentioned that I love stories about firefighters!!! The two colleagues couldn't be more different. Isaiah is a sunshine, he's fun-loving and has lots of friends. Julian was transferred here and he doesn't really talk much to his colleagues and always keeps to himself. Then there is a dramatic fire incident in which they are both injured. 

Julian needs help after the hospital, which he consistently refuses, but Isaiah is persistent. An initially friendly relationship slowly develops between the two. The two men are sympathetic and both have more or less complicated pasts. I really enjoyed seeing how soon friendship turns into something more. But can the relationship last when the past comes crashing down on Julian?

The story is well written and as a reader you experience a lot of emotions. The relationship between Julian and Isaiah has ups and downs and I suffered a lot. As already mentioned, I was very quickly captivated and it was difficult for me to interrupt the audio book. 

This was also helped by Michael Dean, who did an absolutely outstanding job narrating. I could feel every emotion and he read very vividly. He gave Julian and Isaiah a voice to match and brought the story to life in a great way. He was a pleasure to listen to!

I enjoyed volume two even more than the first volume and now I am already eagerly awaiting the next volume in the series.

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Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Performance: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Story: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Falling Embers is available to buy from Audible and is Whispersynced.