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Fair Play

Narrated by: J. F. Harding
Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
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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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  • Aethena Drake
  • 08-01-2019

Great story. Excellent narration.

Mystery, thriller, romance, and action novel with an interesting perspective on how the politics of the 70's are still affecting life today.

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  • ShannonVM
  • 29-10-2018

Kept me guessing!

The second book in the All's Fair series find Elliot and Tucker settling into domestic bliss- although bliss might be pushing it! Things have moved kind of quickly between, though, and they’re still trying to work out the kinks in their relationship. Add in everything that’s going on with Roland’s father and it’s been a little tense in the Mills-Lance household. But it’s all very entertaining for us the readers/listeners! While Fair Game was heavy on the mystery and lighter on the romance, I’d say this book was pretty equal between the two.

I really enjoyed the suspense surrounding the attacks on Elliot's father, and how it impacted Elliot and Tucker's relationship. And the mystery itself, like in the first book, kept me guessing up until the very end.

Although I really didn't mind the narrator from the first book, I really love JF Hardings voice so it was nice to see he was the narrator for this one. He brought a little more emotion and feeling to the story.




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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-08-2018

I'm in love with this couple

A gay romance written by a guy (at least I think)...does that mean that guys like this exist? I'm afraid to move to the next because I don't want to see anything happen to them!
Great story and the narrator is pretty good, too. A win!

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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!

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  • Loretta B Sylvestre
  • 23-10-2017

I love this author.

I love this author. Lanyon's prose, characterization, and timing in the unfolding of story are, in this book and series as in other works, superb. I struggled with the 'gay conservative' trope, and in an earlier book in this series, moments where these veteran LEOs *seem* to buy into racial profiling. I was hoping to find that they'd grown to discover the mistake inherent in that biased thinking. Indeed, they were tragically wrong in their initial thinking, although the harm that befell the target was not because of it. I'm holding out hope that in book three they continue to broaden their thinking, as it's possible to be an effective, armed LEO or citizen without identifying with conservatives. I don't expect my hope to be realized, though. I will, definitely, finish the series and continue to read Lanyon, and don't believe any author should hesitate to create characters from any walk of life, with characteristics anywhere on any spectrum. Although it's possible that I've misunderstood, if a reader can't abide the gay conservative character, or will believe that a character's failure to have, as yet, addressed an unfortunately common level of bias, that reader might best pass on this series. Otherwise, I strongly recommend the series for anyone who loves police procedural/suspense-filled romance. By the way, the romance is sweet, hot, and real.