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  • Clashing Hearts

  • An Enemies to Lovers, Gay Romance Novel (A Hometown Jasper Novel)
  • By: Nicky James
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Categories: Romance
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Easton

There is nothing I hate more than when some big-city outsider stirs trouble in my peaceful little town. When Mr. Arrogance himself waltzes in and thinks he can slap a price tag on my land, he doesn’t know what he has coming. I’m not just a hick cowboy who’s going to bend to his good looks and charmless personality. No, sir.

I don’t care how smart he looks in his fancy suits, all he cares about is money.

I just wish I’d known who he was before I kissed him.

Lachlan

The last thing I wanted was to get stuck in a small town with a plethora of quirky people. If the stubborn cowboy doesn’t see sense soon, I don’t know what I’ll do. Failure is not an option. I was sent to make a deal, and I’m not leaving until it’s done.

I don’t care how hot he looks in his low hanging denim, boots, and hat, he wouldn’t see a good opportunity if it smacked him in the face.

I just wish I could get the taste of him off my tongue.

City and country collide in this enemies-to-lovers, opposites attract, low-angst MM romance novel.

©2020 Nicky James (P)2020 Nicky James

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A must read MM Romance

Loved the story had me mad and happy and sad. Qn emotional roller-coaster. Nick J. Russo did q fantastic Narration.

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  • RACHEL REED
  • 12-12-2020

A sweet and steamy enemies to lovers romance!

This was such a sweet, swoon worthy enemies to lovers romance.

Easton and Lachlan are opposites in every way and clash when they first meet. Their chemistry is intense and palpable and their instant dislike to eachother is apparent.
But their desire for eachother is stronger than their differences and they realize that they have much more in common that they thought.

This was a feel good, cosy low angst Listen. Nick J. Russo performed a stellar audio delivery as always!

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  • Racheal Yunk
  • 20-01-2021

Great Couple and Story to Start a new Series!!!!!

I loved this story the first time I read it. Rich city fella comes to small but close knit country town, thinking that his money, looks and educational will have this town and especially the owner of said land he wants to purchase eating out of his hands.

However, he is the one that is thrown on his axel.

Nic Russo does a PHENOMENAL job bring the character's of Easton and Lachlan to live for me through his readings! I felt like I was getting to know them all over again through him!!

It was great taking the journey with Nic back to Jasper, to when it all began and getting little glimpses of future couples.

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  • Violet B.
  • 08-01-2021

What a pleasant surprise.

Love, love , love this audiobook.
Yes it’s a bit long but
The characters, the romance, the narration of Nick J Russo is as always, perfection.
This one is re- 🎧 listen over and over.
Highly recommend it.!!

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  • justablonde2000
  • 04-01-2021

Excellent narration

I loved the book on its own but love the audio even more. Nick did a great job giving different voices to each of the characters and really brought the story to life.

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  • Cheryl Kay
  • 27-12-2020

Love conquers all

I love this book and the whole series. I read this book when it was first published and thoroughly enjoyed meeting Lachlan and Easton. I enjoyed how much detail Nicky always includes in her stories. This book is made even more dynamic and full of life with Nick J. Russo's narration. He always finds a unique voice for each character and brings the emotion, in just the right amount. He created the perfect version of Easton's slow-mumbled drawl, Percy's voice and Josiah's way with sentences, just shines through in this narration.
This book follows Easton and Lachlan. Easton owns a large ranch in Jasper, Alberta, Canada, that is on the brink of going under. In rolls, Lachlan to supposedly save the day, by purchasing the ranch for his father's development firm. Well the sparks fly from the moment these two meet. From the hot hallway kissing to the search for Percy, these two are the definition of slow burn, enemies to lovers.
I can't wait to hear the next books in this series.

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  • Aerielle
  • 22-12-2020

Great story

I loved this audiobook so much! I’m generally not the biggest fan of enemy to lover stories but Nicky did this one right! You could practically feel the sparks between Eaton and Lachlan. There was so much tension between these two!! This wasn’t a normal gut wrenching Nicky James book, I liked the change in angst level. Narration by Nick J Russo was fantastic. I Highly recommend this one!!!

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  • jen reilley
  • 20-12-2020

Perfection

Nick did an awesome job bringing this book to life. Let’s just say swooning over Easton

I can’t scream enough how much I love this book. If I had like one hour left in the day, I would have read the whole book in one day. I could not put these men down. Nicky sucked me in from the beginning and took me on one heck of a journey of finding love. This is one heck of an opposites attract and enemies to lovers book.

Easton is a hard working cowboy working his ranch. He is a family guy and just wants someone for himself to live a happy life with a ranch full of kids. He is stubborn, loyal, honest, and has a huge heart.

Lachlan is the COO of his fathers company and the pressure and insults he takes is unbearable. He is spoiled,judgmental, untrusting, insecure, and sexy.

Their paths cross when Lachlan is sent to buy up the land that Easton owns to develop it. Man, there is instant attraction but Easton can see the type of person Lachlan is from ten feet away. These two throw insults like no other and set aflame to the fire every time they are near each other.

As they spend time together, walls are let down and the city slicker starts to love the country life. Although they are total opposites, they just mesh.

Pick up this book. You won’t be disappointed. I am so excited to have found out there is more to this series and we will see more of them in the future. I loved Easton’s family. I loved Lachlan’s brother. I just found his way into my heart right from the beginning. And the biggest love I found was with Percy. I love me a country man and a city slicker. 🌆🌄

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  • Maude Allen
  • 19-12-2020

Enemies to Lovers

I had previously read this book an enjoyed it but listening to it was a totally different experience. Nick Russo absolutely brought Easton and Lachlan to life. I literally felt bad for Lachlan every time East yelled and screamed at him. I wanted to shake some sense into East. It was an absolute joy listen to them finding the first few tendrils of friendship. I listened to their friendship grow and their attraction grow until they couldn't contain it any longer. They were so good together and it was amazing. I highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • Samantha T
  • 18-12-2020

Even better in audio

Wow. I loved this book when it was released but I love it even more now. Nick Russo did a fabulous job bringing these characters to life and giving me all the feels. I adore the voices he used in this narrations and they're exactly how I imagined them in my head. This narration was PERFECT. 10/10 Will listen again.

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  • JCT
  • 17-12-2020

Excellent!

Amazing performance! The narrator really brings you into the story and elevates it. He was also able to give Lachlan more heart. Great with the voices.
Fun enemies to lovers. Loved Easton and Lachlan. add in a cute kid and a dog and you have a winner.
Can't wait for the next one. And can Lachlan's brother get a story please???

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  • Katie Reed
  • 21-02-2021

Nailed it!

I've listened/read so many 'city boy falls for the cowboy' type stories but they've all felt contrived and lacking in some way. This was perfection. I felt empathy for all the characters and the main characters felt naturally drawn together with the events of the story. I haven't read this author before but I will definitely read more now! Excellent story I'd definitely say hands down better than any other story of this type. It flowed so beautifully and of course Russo brought it to life perfectly as always.

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  • Mandy
  • 03-01-2021

Fantastic, Brilliant book by Nicky James 💞💞

Love... Love.. Loved.. This so good pulls you in from start to finish they hate each other but the pull and attraction these two feel for each other is beautiful, the connection they feel Easton & Lachlan I do love these two and percy is such a little cutie and Nick j Russo did a brilliant job off bringing it all together as though you are there with them the way he did Easton is so draw dropping so good recommend so much beautiful and heart warming 💖💖💖💖💖

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  • loveQhuay
  • 28-12-2020

Loved it!

I was so excited about this audiobook and it was really, really good! The narrator is new to me, but he did a really amazing job with the voices, he gave life to the characters and I loved listening to this story.

I loved reading this book and now it was more perfect while listening to it. Easton and Lachlan's story is so good, you can easily fall in love with them.

I fell for Lachlan and Easton. And for Easton's life style with the horses and that beast of a dog - Logan. And that kid, awww, Percy, he was a cutie, loved him too.
And I have to mention Josiah - LOL - he was something else. Josiah and the way he spoke, just OMG I can't! Hilarious.

Easton and Lachlan both were really complex characters and I loved watch them became more and more. Especially Lachlan. He came a really long way to become this super cute and caring man who loves the farm life too. I loved his insecurity and loved how they called each other names (I loved when Easton called Lachlan city). The tension between these two was so HOT. Really enemies to lovers, and so so amazing.

Two alpha male, the exact opposite of each other, but still, they fallen in love, and in bed too.

Loved the audio.

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  • H. Spanarella
  • 27-12-2020

Wonderful!

Some stories just grab you, pull you in and you just can’t put it down until you know how it ends. This book was that for me. When I saw this was going to audio, I was so excited. I knew this was going to be a must listen! Nick Russo did a great job in bringing Lachlan and Easton to life for me! His narration really pulled me back to Jasper and I was immediately was drawn into Lachlan and Easton’s story. I’ll admit when I read the book, I found myself wondering if I would ever start liking Lachlan! Nick Russo’s narration of him endeared me to him sooner than I remembered from my read! I loved the push and pull of the sexual tension and the hate-hate relationship Lachlan and Easton had going on. I loved seeing Lachlan’s emotions evolve and as he began to really see the beauty of Jasper through East’s eyes. These two, and Percy, really pulled on my heartstrings and I loved seeing them get their happily ever after. As usual, Nicky James tells such a beautiful story, with wonderful characters and emotions you can feel. Nick Russo really did a wonderful job conveying her words and the emotions of the characters. I’m eager for the rest of this series to come out in audio as each book was fantastic!

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  • Amelia
  • 25-12-2020

Enemies to lovers and cowboys? Sign me up!

I loved this book when it first came out on Kindle, but getting to listen to these characters come to life under Nick Russo's talented narration took it to the next level. The emotional moments in this story felt so much more real when I could hear the frustration or fear or passion in these men's voices. I could tell that Nick really understood the characters he was narrating by the way he so accurately interpreted their personalities, all the way down to their city vs. country boy accents. On top of the fantastic narration, the actual story was incredible. I've always been a fan of enemies-to-lovers style romances, and Lachlan and Easton provided the perfect combination of hate-filled stares and simmering lust. Add in the small town landowner vs big city developer conflict and there was no chance of me putting this book down.

If Easton was an immediately likable character, then Lachlan was the dark horse, swooping in later on to steal my heart away entirely. Sure, at the beginning Lachlan was materialistic, ruthless, and ambitious, but as time went on it became obvious that he didn't choose that lifestyle. As he spent more time in Jasper, his harsh edges softened and I began to see hints of a genuinely good person buried underneath that expensive corporate shield. I love stories that involve a lot of self-reflection and character growth, and in Lachlan's case it was particularly satisfying to see. From exploring empathy to taking care of Easton during his roughest moments, Lachlan proved his worth to me every step of the way. By the time Lachlan realized he was in love, his entire persona had been transformed and he seemed genuinely happy with his life in Jasper--completely unlike the stuck-up city boy I met in chapter one,

In a book with such stand-out main characters, I was impressed by how incredible all the side characters were. Percy in particular brought so much dimension and life to this story, showcasing Easton's kindheartedness and revealing Lachlan's inner sweetness early on. As if this story didn't already have enough things going for it, I was super invested in the actual storyline and finding out what was going to happen to Easton's land. Nicky has such a knack for pacing out a story so that everything falls into place in unexpected ways, and the conclusion to this book was no exception. As I was reading the epilogue I caught myself tearing up with happiness because everything worked out so wonderfully for their little family and I adore them so much!

**I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this book. This review expresses my honest thoughts and opinions.

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  • MrsOls
  • 22-12-2020

Absolutely loved it

The story, characters, environment and everything was created so well. I loved how it started, the dynamics between the MCs and how they change and developed. I got irritated, I smiled and I cried big tears during the process.
The narration is great but I just loved Nick’s Easton.

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  • Macbandit
  • 15-12-2020

Irresistible

I had already read this story before I got the audio. In my opinion the audio brings so much to the story. Nick Russo really makes the characters come to life. To begin with this is a great story. So much fun as Lachlan learns there is more than business and money. His father plays such a big part of making Lachlan who he is but Easton teaches him there is more to life than power and money. These two are so different and yet somehow the author manages to bring a total arrogant Lachlan with a country boy Easton. Lachlan is almost to the point of being stuffy and it is fun to see him have to deal with business totally different than he has to deal with before. Easton is totally entertaining by his self. He is proud and totally stands his ground on what he believes in. The attraction between these two is intense and funny. This is the first audio of this series I’ve had a chance to listen to and I’m hoping that I’ll get the chance to listen to the rest.

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  • Katie townsend
  • 14-12-2020

moving enemies to lovers heart warming

nick j russo did such a beautiful job bringing lachlan and Easton to life

i felt every emotion that Easton and lachlan was going through

there was laughter tears swoon worthy moments and heart warming moments

nick j russo performed nicky James's words storyline and characters perfectly

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  • Vicki Williams
  • 13-12-2020

Loved it!

This was just what I needed. A true enemies to lovers city versus country plot line.
Easton and Lachlan’s chemistry was off the charts but it took a while for things to heat up as they truly hated each other. Both characters were wonderfully developed and I really enjoyed how Lachlan’s true character was revealed. Their story flowed along nicely and kept me engaged from the start. And after a few twists and turns they eventually got their HEA.
The performance by Nick J Russo was flawless and he certainly brought the characters to life.

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  • AL
  • 12-12-2020

City meet country and sparks fly

Story: A great cowboy love story! I love how we meet Lachlan as an arrogant jerk, without sugarcoating it, and how we follow the shifts in his demeanor! There is plenty of personal development here, coupled with a brilliantly executed story of a little boy in dire need of rescue. This book took me by very positive surprise and it was a pleasure to experience the story!
Narration: A great voice! I loved the performance.

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