Book Title: Hide and Seek: Stories from the Sound (All Cocks Stories) book 6
Author: TM Smith
Publisher: TTC Publishing
Narrator: Mackenzie Brennan
Release Date: February 12, 2021
Genre: M/M Romance
Trope/s: Strangers to lovers
Heat Rating: 4 flames
Length: 7 hours and 7 minutes
It is book 6 in the series.
Truths come out and trust is put to the test. Can the All Cocks family find the happiness they deserve?
Dusty Anderson left his hometown in Justin, Texas, for the Big Apple not long after graduating high school with dreams of becoming an actor. A year later, no closer to realizing his dream but pretty damn close to being broke, he comes across a flyer in a local gay bar that provides a solution to his dilemma.
Six years later, Dusty has all but forgotten his dream to be an actor. The family he gained when he went to work at All Cocks and the job itself are enough for him – for now, at least.
David Thompson is barely 21, high on life and starting his second year at NYU as an art student. Now that he is old enough to enjoy the city’s nightlife, David finds his first crush at a local hot spot in the village, The Monster Bar. Young love is laid to rest, though, when David comes out to his mother and older brother…with disastrous results.
A tragic incident at the hands of David’s brother changes the course of all of their lives and brings the two together, but is it coincidence or fate? Regardless of unlikely circumstance, Dusty is inexplicably drawn to David, who suddenly finds himself alone in the world. Protective of David from the start, Dusty realizes his extended family at All Cocks and his best friend Kory will not understand this new relationship. Fearing the worst, Dusty plays a dangerous game of hide-and-seek, risking everything to keep David safe and sheltered.
But hiding can only last for so long, and David and Dusty aren’t the only ones dealing with uncertainties. The Dimir men find that the one thing they’ve longed for might be within reach and Dusty’s father, Dean, arrives in town unexpectedly with secrets of his own.
Note: This book was previously released in the All Cocks Stories series. This book is intended for mature listeners due to adult content.
🌟🌟🌟🌟 4 stars
🔥🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 4
🎧🎧🎧🎧 Narration: 4
Wow, that was intense! while a very emotional premise and the book definitely has hard, sad, and horrible issues and events throughout, Dusty and David are meant to be! They’re journey is hard, emotional and confronting, they make each other better and find hope and growth together. Beautiful!
I will say I think this book is better read as part of a series. I haven’t read any other books so was confused by all the characters (there are so many) and the found family (& company they all seem to work for) I had to look up as it wasn’t mentioned/explained until a far way through the book.
Another note is it got a little confusing with so very many characters and too many “D” names. And all the varying D names were related. And the fact that both Dusty and David call each other “D” and all Dusty’s friends call him D, my goodness that got confusing.
Good narration, easy listening, although with same many characters and too many similar names I feel different voices would have been great (but probably impossible with so many people in one book lol)!
I will say I loved the friendship, family and love and really want to hot back and read the rest!
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About the Author
A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; Smith is an avid reader that just happens to write sweet & sexy gay romance. A Texas transplant, she now calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or ticking away on her next novel.
Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, she is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights. Because, seriously people, Love is Love!
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