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Fifty years ago, Roland Mills belonged to a violent activist group. Now, someone is willing to kill to prevent him from publishing his memoirs. When ex-FBI agent Elliot Mills is called out to examine the charred ruins of his childhood home, he quickly identifies the fire for what it is - arson. A knee injury may have forced Elliot out of the Bureau, but it's not going to stop him from bringing the man who wants his father dead to justice. Agent Tucker Lance is still working to find the serial killer who's obsessed with Elliot and can't bear the thought of his lover putting himself in additional danger.

Straight-laced Tucker has never agreed with radical Roland on much - "opposing political viewpoints" is an understatement - but they're united on this: Elliot needs to leave the case alone. Now. Tucker would do nearly anything for the man he loves, but he won't be used to gain Elliot access to the FBI's resources. When the past comes back to play and everything both men had known to be true is questioned, their fragile relationship is left hanging in the balance. See how Tucker and Elliot's relationship began in Fair Game.

©2014 Josh Lanyon (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • sandra♤
  • 27-06-2016

Great sequel

Fair Play is a great sequel and I like Elliot and Tucker even more this time around as they go through their relationship dynamic.

The mystery and the history behind Elliot's father is also very interesting, with many twists and turns.

And the narrator is pretty awesome as well :)

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  • Wild Pig
  • 15-07-2016

Another one that FINALLY sounds like Josh...

Good job Josh...and J.F., good job...I still have the urge to b*tch slap Elliot, but I love him. Bless Tucker's sweet heart...I love him more...Listener, you don't "have" to listen to the first book, but it will help to understand the second one a lot more. I kept it. I want another one in fact. This was pure Josh...thank God.

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  • nicole
  • 16-10-2015

Great book

In my opinion this one was better than the first book and I am so very happy this narrator was chosen rather than the previous one. The narration is very good and the story is much easier to follow so all in all a much better book.

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  • Karma’s Mercurial Reads
  • 14-01-2019

Highly entertaining sequel + excellent narration

Overall, I found FAIR PLAY to be appreciably better than the first book, FAIR GAME. Storyline-wise, the writing was tighter and there seemed to be less glossing over or 'gaps' in the flow, despite the single POV of Elliott. The mystery/suspense plot was just as good as in the first book, but the relationship/romance between Elliott and Tucker felt more tangible. Narration-wise, major thumbs-up to have J.F. Harding narrate this second book (as well as the final one). One of my favorite narrators, his cadence & vocalising are both more natural and varied to my ear.

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  • Annika
  • 03-05-2018

Even better!

We are back in Seattle some six months after we left the guys in Fair Game. This time around tragedy strikes a bit too close to comfort when Roland's house is burnt down to the ground. All evidence points to arson and his old activist group being the motive. Someone might just kill to keep some secrets left alone and past events left forgotten. While this book too is heavily focused on the mystery it also deals a lot with family in all its forms. Roland's past has come back to make a visit and some secrets are bound to come out - did they really cover up a murder of an FBI agent from back then - and what really happened to the teenage girl that just vanished? There is also much more focus on the new relationship between Elliot and Tucker. How they navigate their lives together as their relationship solidifies, and a deeper trust is formed. But investigating Roland's past does put a strain on their new relationship. Out of the blue they also get a surprise visit in the form of Tuckers long lost mother and her new husband, but will they be accepting of Tucker and his love for Elliot? There has been a switch in narrators from book one. This book is narrated by the fabulous J.F. Harding, and I for one is very happy with that switch. Normally I want consistency in my narrations, the same voice throughout a series, keeping the same voices for each character, start to finish and so on. But this time around I am happy with the switch. Harding narrates with feeling, he brings you into the story in a way that Allerde didn't with the first book. So changing narrators isn't always a bad thing. All in all I very much enjoyed this book, I love mysteries and family secrets, so this was right up my alley. These boys are definitely well worth spending time with, so I think I'll jump straight on to Fair Chance. A copy of this book was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review for Love Bytes

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  • James E Kresge
  • 13-11-2017

Oh my gosh Josh

I love your books. More story than sex. The perfect blend of the two. So many "romance" titles are just excuses for porn, but you are one of my favorite writers!

#Audible20

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-09-2020

Not as good as the first, but decent.

Honestly, 2 things nearly ruined this for me. 1st - the sex scenes (specifically the one in the sunroom) aren't realistic and were wierd... I am no stranger to kink and the conflict of needing the other person to be dominant in bed is fine, but that particular scene bordered too close to rape for my comfort. 2nd - there is some SERIOUS misogynist shit in this book. I like Roland, no matter that he's a slimeball egotist, but the casual mistreatment of the women around him - by EVERYONE, including self professed "feminist" characters - turned my stomach. It's probably realistic, but it goes completely unchallenged and made it impossible for me to sympathize with several characters that I was supposed to be empathetic towards... I no longer like Roland at all at the end of this book. The writing was good, the mystery felt solid to me. The description doesn't match the content much at all, but that was fine. Tucker's real conflicts felt more compelling than what was described.

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  • J.S. Locke-Russell
  • 24-08-2020

Mysterious

I rally have a hard time guessing who did it in these books. I love that. Truly entertaining. I love the narration on this book. Kathy Banks

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  • Flyboy
  • 27-07-2020

My favorite Josh Lanyon series continues

Fair Play is the weakest of the trilogy - if you can call it weak - but only just, and still packs enough of a punch to, thankfully, avoid any sort of sophomore slump that tends to plague many M/M action-romance books. Fair Play opens in pretty much the same spot where All's Fair Book 1 left off - with Elliot's father, who will leverage every bit of his son's superior crime solving skills to prove the innocence of his radical, far left wing best friend, Roland, following an apparent arson that destroyed their home. Elliot and his boyfriend Tucker have settled into a domestic bliss of sorts, though the bliss is volatile, and on the verge of exploding at any moment. Elliot jumps into action to protect his father following an obvious murder attempt. Elliot, a former FBI agent, retired from the bureau following a near deadly injury to his knees, and Tucker, a current FBI agent determined to keep Elliot out of the investigation, are at odds when Elliot insists on putting his own life on the line. A tricky, on-again-off-again relationship with higher ups at the FBI sometimes help and sometimes hinder Elliot's own investigations. When Elliot and Tucker are together, it's explosive. Nothing pleases Elliot more than to be Tucker's sub, and Tucker is happy to give Elliot exactly what he begs for. Lanyon has always been top notch at writing love scenes, and this is certainly no different. But in her capable hands, the couple are more than just eye candy. Sparks fly between the two, whether at odds on a case, or in the bedroom, reconnecting and remembering what made them fall for each other in the first place. My favorite couple in not just Josh's books, but m/m in general.

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  • JAW
  • 18-06-2020

JF Harding can make any story believable

I just love listening to JF Harding He makes everybody come to life He makes the story unbelievably real I suggest this series or any other book that he narrates.

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