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Felix and Lane are struggling with just how boring a "normal" life is, so when they get a chance to jump into action, they do so without a second thought - especially since they're offered a lot of money. The request is simple: find a way to retrieve a watch from police custody. 

But things are never as easy as they seem. Suddenly, they're caught in the middle of a family feud that could turn deadly. But no matter what, through kidnappings, car chases, and cooking mishaps, Felix knows that as long as Lane is by his side, they will find a way to set things right.

©2019 Alice Winters (P)2020 Tantor

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I miss Felix and Lane already

Such a fantastic series full of laughs! I just love Felix's dynamic with Lane and his family. This was another great story with just enough thrill. Joel Leslie is amazing. Well done! I will listen to this series in the future again for sure!

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Great Series well worth a listen

Fun, fast paced, sexy and hilarious. Felix and Lane are delightful and the friends, family and situations they find themselves in make it hard to stop listening. Credit worthy.

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Another hilarious adventure!

Slightly reformed and utterly unrepentant thief, Felix, and his boyfriend, blind undercover policeman, Lane, are hired to recover watches with codes that open a safe. As usual, the irrepressible and puerile Felix shocks and delights with his inability to take anything seriously. Add a sibling rivalry, an evil stepmother, a lovestruck male stripper, a sniper, and a pig, and you have another hilarious Alice Winters adventure!

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  • Daisycat68
  • 19-01-2020

SO GOOD!

If you have read the previous books, then you understand the delicate dance of mystery, romance, inner struggles and comic relief. Lane and Felix continue their adventures and become embroiled in a family feud over an inheritance. There are returning characters and a few new ones that I hope will be seen in coming stories. I especially felt for Cal and would love to read his story and hope he gets his HEA. Joel Leslie just gets better and better. I don't even bother with reading the ebook if I see that he's narrating. It is unbelievable that one person could voice so many distinct characters and convey the action and emotion so completely. He gives Felix the perfect "whine!" I totally recommend this audio book and wait desperately for the next installment.

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  • groa
  • 17-01-2020

Tears are running !

I can not remember the last time i was laughing so hard! I Even peed a little... This book is just perfect, a perfect blend of humor, romantic/sexy times, good charaters and the best story. I hope this series never end. And Joel Leslie....! I always love him in every book he narrates, but this one was special. He is just excellent !

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  • Janice Birnie
  • 16-01-2020

Simply superb.

If you’re looking for a fabulous action/adventure love story riddled with laugh out loud moments then this is the book for you. Brilliantly narrated by Joel Lesley who’s voice acting is outstanding in his field. Highly recommended

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  • Courtney L
  • 15-01-2020

love love LOVE & thirsting for more

The first two books were amazing, so I’ve had the third installment on preorder and shamelessly binge-listened in one day. Honestly? I don’t think I’ve ever laughed this much over an audiobook. Felix is hilarious with his antics and sticky fingers, and Lane is both indulgent and witty with his own comebacks and thirst for excitement. They have great chemistry, and together they’re either perfect for each other or terrible influences on each other. Actually. I’d say they’re both. And I’ve loved every minute of their love story. Without spoiling, I’ll just say that the plot is filled with so many interesting twists and turns that had me on the edge of my seat wanting to know more. Not only is there humor and action, but some lovely tidbits of emotion to balance it out. New characters! Cal. I love him so much and I need to know more of his story. I hope we get to meet Grayson in the future as well, but for now, I’m so happy to know we will be at least seeing more of Cal. He is definitely my favorite addition. Antonio. He’s a great addition as well. I can see him being friends with Felix and Cal (with perhaps some reluctance on Antonio’s part). I hope we see more of him, too. Frank. Not much to say without spoiling anything, but I enjoyed the scenes with him. ... I plan to listen to more audiobooks from the author for sure. She’s brilliant. As for Joel Leslie. As always, he’s phenomenal at created different voices and capturing all the emotions and personalities of each character. So glad he narrated this series!

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  • Aerielle
  • 14-01-2020

So good

Felix and Lane are at it again!! I love serious yet unserious this book was. Yeah there are robberies, blackmailing, shootouts and chase scenes but with Felix behind them all you can help reading with a smile. You can see the bond growing between Felix and Lane and between Lane’s family as well. Excellent audio!!

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  • Many Hat Momma
  • 23-12-2020

Laugh out loud fun

It’s all fun and games until someone steals a pig! This book literally had me laughing out loud. Though the story lost the rip roaring pace towards the middle, the action, mystery, and hilarious mayhem picked up speed again as the story built with intensity and ended up being one of my favorites. It is an intricate story with quite a few plot twists and surprises along the way. As always, Lane and Felix have this bizarrely strange and totally loving relationship, which is just the right blend of sappy and ridiculous. Joel Leslie does a fantastic job as always ‘becoming’ the characters. His nuanced reading especially bring Felix’s absurdity to life.

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  • padme35
  • 28-10-2020

Another great entry in this snark & cuddle mystery

Audiobook Review September 2020: There just has to be more Felix and Lane to come but until then, I am going to love rereading/relistening to this amazing series. Just something about the pair that can warm your heart and infuriate you all at the same time. Truly makes this series great and it's fun to read something a little different. Joel Leslie does the best narration, he really brings these guys to life. Original Review February 2020: I probably should have just written an overall series review because though I read book 1 back in November for my Caregiver Month 2019 post, I read books 2, 3, & 3.5 back-to-back-to-back now. However, I wrote them up individually so don't be surprised if some of what I've said previously shows up again. On to Deception in Darkness. Felix and Lane are brilliantly snarky and cuddly as always. They are perfect together and by "perfect" I mean completely imperfect with brutal honesty, zinger and one-liner filled banter that to the outsider may seem mean and spiteful but to those of us who get Felix and Lane we know it's all done from a place of compassion, friendship, and respect fueled 150% by love. I understand how that kind of relationship isn't for everyone and why some might see it as mean and spiteful but as I said previously my parents have a similar zinger-filled banter relationship(on a smaller scale without the danger addiction😉😉) and they'll be celebrating their 50th in October so when I see that kind of relationship in books I get it and find it completely heartwarming to know that others out there have experienced it too. As for the danger I mentioned above, well I don't know who is more heavily addicted: Felix or Lane? They both have a penchant for trouble, Felix is probably more of a magnet for it, Lane may not go looking for it but he certainly doesn't shy away from it when it presents itself. Just one of the many reasons why they are perfectly matched. I'm not going to say any more specifics to Deception's plot or the situations the guys find themselves in but I will add that not a single character is extra, page-filler, or unnecessary because each and everyone plays a part. New and old, each makes their mark and earns their spot in the In Darkness series. Whether there is more to come in Felix and Lane's journey I don't know but I will definitely welcome any of their adventures for years to come. More or not, this will definitely be going on my re-read/listen list. The blending of humor, romance, heat, danger, and adventure makes this one I'll never tire of visiting.

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  • Elise S Faggard
  • 07-10-2020

Another All Time Favorite

This entire series had me grinning and snickering like a loon. I've already revisited the series multiple times just because I love the storyline, the humor and, of course, Joel Leslie's performance.

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  • Rick
  • 28-09-2020

very good

if you don't mind dirty mind and dirty jokes this is a book for you

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  • christi l harris
  • 18-07-2020

How can you not LOVE Felix&Lane

Not giving anything away other then you will laugh out loud, enjoy some great snark and family. Use the credit, you won’t be disappointed. Narrator is AMAZING!!!

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  • Antony Jones
  • 03-05-2020

Definitely room for more books to follow.

I was putting off listening to these for weeks. If you're doing the same my advice is DON'T. Give them all a listen and you'll never look back. I've loved them and brilliantly narrated.

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  • Danielle Allan
  • 15-01-2020

Hilarious

Had me doubled over in crying laughter. Anything written by alice winters is fantastic but this series is the best! I really want to listen to more

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  • Mrs. E. J. Curtis
  • 17-01-2021

Enjoyable Story

A well written story with and interesting  concept.  The characters are likeable and the narration is very good.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-01-2021

I laughed my socks off

Great book, amazing narration. laughed my socks off so many times. a brilliant edition to the series.

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  • Lisa Hughes
  • 05-03-2020

absolutely fantastic

The further madcap adventures of Felix and Lane! Once again, Alice Winters knocks it out of the park with a fabulously complicated mystery full of sass, snark, and sexy times. the new characters are fantastic and three set up for the rest of the series is seriously exciting. Joel Leslie does a wonderful job as fiesty Felix and grumbly Lane. I love this series so much.

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  • Book addict
  • 08-02-2020

4.5 stars

I love this author and this series. This book seemed a little too meandering and running from one situation to the next at times so I nearly gave it 4 stars, but there was one section in the club where I was belly laughing because it was so funny (which is incredibly rare for me with a book), and the narration is fantastic (as always from Joel Leslie) so I gave it an extra half star.

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  • Lovesbooks1986
  • 26-01-2020

Wonderful narration

Alice winters is one of my favourite authors I love her books and Joel is my one click narrator when they both come together it’s fantastic I really loved it Joel bring felix and lane Alive he really captured felix and Lane. Recommend

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