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Felix and Lane are trying out their new normal. Normal means no more car chases, no more drug lords, and definitely no more kidnapping bad guys. All of that is a thing of the past in this new, normal(ish) life style filled with family get-togethers, torturous jogs through the park, and the occasional romp in the parking lot. Felix is done stealing (all but for the cat). He is actually enjoying the boring side of life, especially with Lane by his side doing what he does best: looking handsome. But when Felix's brother wants to repair their relationship, he brings with him a secret that could cost all of them their lives. 

Lane isn't complaining because the thrills of life-threatening situations are right up his alley. They may think they have a handle on the situation, but what they do not know is that someone has been working them from the shadows. Forcing them to do exactly what he wants as he drives them closer to his sick game of life and death.  

Join Felix and Lane in a race against time, their only weapons being their humor and their wit.

©2018 Alice Winters (P)2018 Tantor

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A fun and scary rollercoaster!

Felix, irreverent petty thief, and Lane, newly blind undercover cop, cops with family and a crazed psychopath. Parts of the story were very funny and parts were very scary, I was amazed to feel both emotions so strongly! I love the banter between Felix and Lane and really enjoyed the roller coaster ride.

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  • 28-12-2018

Entertaining

I love books that can make me laugh out loud. Mission accomplished! So entertaining and such interesting fun characters. I wish there were more books like this. I am a bit sick of the same old vapid pathetic stories. I loved the combination of comedy, action and romance. The narration was so easy to listen to, I could see these characters so clearly. Thank you. I hope these two get to carry on with more entertaining adventures.

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  • danielle
  • 14-11-2018

This series only gets more hilariously amazing!

First of all....how to opine about Joel Leslie? He is an amazing narrator and the banter back and forth that is essential in this series is right up his alley. The first book is very action packed and the plot is convoluted due to deep undercover and police corruption issues. The second book is much more domesticated, same page, and too curious for their own good sort of tale. I loved the sarcasm, continued expansion of family members closeness and even possible future spawn (gasp!) the story meanders wonderfully and then gets Super Dramatic for the last few hours. Be prepared to want to yell at the characters as they awkwardly go out to investigate alone the equivalent of “what’s that noise?” in a horror movie and confront obvious villains.

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  • FDP
  • 21-11-2018

Amazing narration, amazing story

This is an amazing narration of an incredibly good story it is worth every moment you will spend listening.

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  • christi l harris
  • 18-06-2020

Another great adventure, tons of laughs and heart.

Lane and Felix..... that should be enough for Alice winters fans, the adventure was great, the snark was amazing, I can’t decide who’s delivery is better, dry dead pan or as cheeky as it comes. Either way, amazing! and the end was so unexpected.

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  • Goodbuys
  • 26-04-2021

I love, I love this series!!

If somebody watched me in my early running, they probably think of me as a crazy woman, I have been laughing running, driving, walking.I have so much fun listening both of them, I love the dialogs between Felix and Lane,both of them are so adorable in love, they are meant to be together, I found the not filter of Felix comments very funny. However, I hated how they were in distress in this part due to the family compromised relationships but; in the end they grown up to be better. I love so much Felix, he is so eager to be loved that hurts my heart. Going to continuing the series, I know that I'm going to miss them a lot.😍😍

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  • R. Grey
  • 26-04-2021

Where was the content warning?!

THIS IS A PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER MASQUERADING AS A M/M ROMANCE.

I really enjoyed book 1. I still plan on listening to book 3 since a friend pre-listened to it for me and says it's not more of this same type of story. Book 2 makes it through 19 chapters before it turns into a mind game story and I can't tell you how absolutely furious I am about that! I DO NOT EVER read these types of stories because they make me feel intense anxiety bordering on triggering and being blindsided by that is cruel and unacceptable. Especially when book 1 was nothing like that!

The writing is good. The narration is outstanding! Joel does an amazing job with the material, as usual.

I will listen to other books by this author, but only after someone else has done so first because I can't knowingly put myself through this again.

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  • padme35
  • 28-10-2020

Brilliant entry to a great snark & cuddle mystery

Original Audiobook Review September 2020:
I really loved this series, such fun characters, I can't imagine Felix and Lane behaving any differently. Their connection is brilliant and just jumps off the page at you, I won't say any more to the plot but I will that Joel Leslie really makes their snark and cuddle moments even more of a delight. I don't know what the author's plans are for the pair as to future installments and more zany suspense but I know that I will definitely be reading and listening to them all.

Original ebook Review February 2020:
Felix and Lane just keep getting better and better. From navigating their ongoing love, the drama of Felix's brother, the the complete awesomeness of Lane's family, Felix's penchant for finding trouble, and of course their wicked banter there is absolutely nothing to not love.

It is characters and stories like Felix and Lane that I've come to classify as "snark and cuddle". By snark and cuddle I mean they pull no punches in their banter and dialogue but you never doubt for even a split second that it comes 150% from the heart. They appear to fight and get on each other's nerves but it's done with such deliberate tones of love that it's just a part of who they are, without the banter the love wouldn't be there. To some people it comes across as mean and spiteful but as someone who grew up in a household with that kind of banter(on a much smaller scale of course) I can spot it a mile away which is why I loved these two men from the very beginning.

As for Felix's brother, well the less I say about him is probably better because Darius is the kind of character you have to experience to understand. Don't get me wrong, I wanted to hate him, I wanted Felix to get Lane to "work his magic" but I couldn't help but feel there was more going on then what the author was letting us see and boy was there more going on! That's it! No more in that department you'll get from me other than: when you thought it was over it is so not done. #sorrynotsorry😉😉

I had been hearing great things about Alice Winters' work from friends who's opinions mattered to me and I respected but I never took the plunge until this past November when book 1 came up in 2 different posts I made in a FB rec group. I absolutely LOVED IT!!!! Because of the holiday I only read book 1 but 2 & 3 were at the top of my 2020 list. Now I'm off to read book 3, can't wait to see what's next for Felix and Lane.

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  • Beth Strong
  • 29-09-2020

Overall a good story

I enjoy Felix and Lane. They are funny and fit well. In this story there are a few twists and turns. I found myself actually yelling at them for some “stupid” decisions, but it all works out in the end.

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  • madtownmin
  • 10-08-2020

Great story-wonderful narration

Love this series. Lane and Felix are a refreshing detecting duo. And Joel Leslie enhances the story and brings the characters to life. Bravo.

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  • Brian
  • 02-06-2020

waiting on the shaky narrator to cry.

I liked the storyline, the twists were fun.
the narrator made me think of a shaky Liza Mannelli. or someone on the brink of crying.
it would have made a much better listen without so.many hesitations.

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  • Michelle
  • 27-03-2020

Absolutely a must listen!!

This is the first time I’ve finished a series and immediately start over! The story is great, so funny, smexy times sprinkled in, mystery and the main characters don’t have stupid miscommunications that hinder their relationship. I don’t ever buy extra credits, but I did for this series!! Joel Leslie does an amazing job and has great timing with the jokes. Just love love it!!!

Don’t pass these up! Hope there will be more with these guys involved and sticking their noses where they don’t belong. 😂😂

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  • Book addict
  • 13-01-2019

As good as the first book

As with the first book, this is a hidden gem. Exciting action, good relationship and I found myself laughing out loud many many times. There’s a psychological thriller element to this book too, but despite the fact that I’m not a fan of being scared, I loved it and found it exciting. This is so much better than the usual boring trope out there, and it’s refreshing to have a proper plot that hooks me so much that I listen to it all on my headphones in one day. Hope there’s more from this author on Audible soon because the two books from this series have been fantastic.

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  • Mrs. E. J. Curtis
  • 16-01-2021

Interesting Story

The concept is interesting and reasonable well written. The characters are likeable and the narration is very good.

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  • David Melia
  • 12-09-2020

Hilarious

Excellent narration. The story was okay but the interplay of the main characters made the book. Not many writers or narrator's can make me laugh out loud but this book did it, on many occasions

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  • Lisa Hughes
  • 27-12-2018

Felix and Lane kick psychopath ass!

Another triumph from Alice Winters. Felix and Lane are as snarky and sassy as ever and this acts as a perfect counterpoint to the Darkness of the story. Wonderfully narrated by the amazing Joel Leslie, he's one of my favourite narrators because if his versatility and range. Loved every second.

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  • OCorkyO
  • 27-07-2019

more

please give me more and Joel Leslie is perfect keep them coming please thank! x

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  • MaryD
  • 03-12-2018

Brilliant sequel

Wonderfully exciting story again. The pace picks up towards the ends so dramatically and I just couldn’t stop listening. I had to know what happens next to Felix and Lane.
Exceptional narration by Joel Leslie. He has the ability to enhance the moment increasing the mood so you can visualise and feel what is going on.
Definitely on my listen again list.
I do hope Alice Winters has more books planned and Joel will narrate them.

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  • Dee Slate
  • 23-11-2018

Brilliant sequel!

I had so much fun listening to this 😀 The story is original and interesting, the dialogue witty and the feelings between Felix and Lane are perfect - love, snark sprinkled with humour.
The icing on the cake is Joel Leslie's performance! He is the perfect choice for Felix and Lane (and the others). He does a great job with the sly humour, funny lines and the suspense.
I absolutely loved the story and narration, the only spot on an otherwise perfect book, is the overuse of 'he says', 'I say'. (Not enough to detract from my enjoyment).

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  • Pixiebell
  • 21-11-2018

Great second book

I absolutely adore Lane and Felix!
This second book is best enjoyed after reading the first but not essential it can be read as a stand alone, however I feel to really appreciate the relationship between Lane and Felix you would benefit by reading the books in order.
The snarky, sarcastic humour between the two MC’s is just my cup of tea and had me belly laughing.
Having a disability myself I know how important it is to be able retain a sense of humour without offending anyone and I feel the author Alice Winters, achieved this perfectly.
As for Joel Leslie, his narration was sublime! He was Lane and Felix, his comedic timing and performance was just what was needed for these two characters and I couldn’t imagine anyone else narrating this series of books.

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