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Re-released 2018 edition. Re-edited. No new content added. 

Book three in the Thomas Elkin series. 

Designing homes is easy. Finding home is something else entirely. 

Thomas Elkin and Cooper Jones finally have the support of their families, and their love grows stronger every day. Now living together, they think nothing can stand in their way. 

But there are outside influences trying to pull them apart. 

Cooper encounters a man, closer to his age and with connections high up the property development chain, who wants Cooper as his own. Tom encounters discrimination and a hidden agenda from a fellow senior partner who's trying to take him down. 

No matter what the world throws at them, Tom and Cooper are the real deal. Age differences aside, Tom has finally found his sense of place. His one true center, his home.

©2014 NR Walker (P)2019 NR Walker

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Great finale to this age-gap trilogy!

Despite being twice Cooper’s age, Thomas has been accepted by their families and Cooper is carving out his own architectural career. Unfortunately both men have to contend with unpleasant attention within their firms. NR Walker has produced another juicy plot for the final book in the Thomas Elkin trilogy. Cooper really hasn’t changed over the three books, but Thomas and those around them grow to accept the age difference and the relationship with some nice scenes with Cooper’s family and with Thomas’s ex-wife. While I don’t blame people for their initial sceptical about the longevity of the relationship (I had my doubts too), I’d expect them to be supportive rather than continue to express doubt and I think NR Walker captures this change in acceptance well over the three books (she really won me over). Nick J Russo knocks the audiobook narration out of the park, especially in book 2 - he inhabits all the characters perfectly.

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Heart and home

I loved hearing Tom and Coopers happy ending . Beautifully written as always. Thank you N R Walker

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  • P D
  • 22-07-2019

Outstanding!

I loved reading the Thomas Elkin series and was looking forward to the audiobooks. Nick Russo’s narration is outstanding!! I highly recommend this whole series!

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No Blurred Lines .

This continuation from the first two audiobooks seals the deal .
I could listen to more of Cooper and Thomas such a beautiful book with so much humour I just love everything.
Nick Russo your amazing you rocked this ..
N. R. Walker- your words are priceless...

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  • H. Martin
  • 14-07-2019

Sense of Place

I have listened to this series more times than I could count but for some reason I’ve never reviewed it. The narrator does a great job and the author has written one of the best age gap stories that I’ve read.

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  • Dawn Gil
  • 13-07-2019

Heart-warming conclusion

This is my favorite series. I have read it so many times but now to listen to it with Nick Russo’s narration brings it to life. I know I will listen to this over and over again.

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  • Morgan A Skye
  • 20-12-2020

love this!

Tom and Coop have moved in together but it’s not all roses and wine for the couple.
Coop is on a new project that literally takes all his time and patience. Tom has to diverge from his normally not so “in your face” stance and make a stand for himself as Cooper’s lover.

On the family front, Tom’s ex is still not exactly supportive and there are problems on the job as well.

When Tom makes a wild decision that ultimately affects both he and Cooper, it’s Coop’s mother who ultimately gives him the best advice yet as to how to handle Cooper.

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I ADORED this final installment to the Thomas Elkins series. It was romantic and sweet and sexy.

NR Walker found a way to make us really believe that these guys have what it takes to be a long term couple and not just a hot May/December affair.

The final “sense of place” that they achieve is so well-won and touching… I just loved it.

Because of that last bit, this series remains one of my comfort reads when I want to be immersed in that happy place with the couple who you just know will be together forever.

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Well, I just can’t say enough positive things about Nick J Russo’s narration. He is just so good! I think what I appreciate most in this series is his ability to slow things down when the emotions get really high and how he’s able to move things along when the story picks up again. It’s very much like a person would do if reading it and makes it all that much more enjoyable to listen to.

Highly recommended!

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  • Zara
  • 12-07-2019

So good

Love this series, absolutely perfect. All you want is more more more ... and it’s masterfully narrated for a very enjoyable listen.

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  • A.K.
  • 11-07-2019

Perfectly done

N R Walker and Nick Russo are a perfect pair. This series was brilliantly written. It was already my favorite. And then Nick Russo took it to another level with his performance and added a layer of depth and another dimension to Cooper and Tom’s story. There just aren’t enough stars to rate this.

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  • Christina Wade
  • 11-01-2021

I love this series!

Adding Audio for January 2021

Nick J. Russo did a fantastic job of capturing the attitude of both characters in this series. Listening to it again after reading it years ago just made me love it and these characters even more. This is an absolute must-listen series.
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Original Review from 2015
Sigh...I hate that this series is over but I'm sure I'll read it again and again.

These 2 are just so awesome - I think the most perfect quote from the book is at the very end...

Tom smiled like I’d never seen him smile before. “You really are kind of awesome.”
I rolled my eyes. “For the love of God, Tom. I’ve been telling you that for six years.”

Gah! I love Cooper Jones - It really is a Cooper Jones thing!

The witty banter continues. We fall in love a little bit more with Tom and Cooper with every line read.

As with every other NR Walker book I've ever read, this is an absolute must-read. These boys just make you smile and feel really good.

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  • Carol
  • 27-06-2020

Great series all around

I really enjoyed the final book in the Thomas Elkins series. Frankly I’m someone who likes a bit more angst, and found this to be a bit predictable. Still worth the credits and I recommend it.

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  • Fey Gilo
  • 25-02-2020

So disappointed

Honestly I love NR Walker. I’ve loved most of his books but this series is really disappointing. Firstly it’s just dull. Nothing really happens. There is some minor conflict but aside from that you’re left with a few characters that aren’t really compelling. The thing that really bothered me is that it’s about two architects one who is 22 and one who is 44 the average age an architect leaves school is 33 so the idea that one of the main characters is barely old enough to be out of undergrad and has some how completed is degree in architecture is just not believable. It just falls so flat. I usually don’t leave negative reviews because I like to stay positive but this book kinda got under my skin a little. So have a listen but don’t go in with high expectations it is not a classic NR Walker story

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  • W. Floyd
  • 14-01-2020

Perfect Conclusion of an Amazing Series

With Sense of Place , N.R. Walker ends her beautiful written , crafted and paced, Thomas Elkin Series.

It was a pleasure listening to all three books . I enjoyed the overall tone and approach to Tom and Cooper relationship ; the humor and snarky banter between the heroes and their intense and deep sexual , emotional and professional connection. I especially took pleasure on the positive and hopeful narrative , plotlines and characters thought process.

Nick J Russo narration was soulful, engaging and passionate. He makes you feel and live the story he narrates . Brilliant performance.

I am sure this is a series I will re-listening , many times, in years to come.

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  • Mari Cardenas
  • 23-12-2019

Such a great ending to the series!

In Sense of Place, the last book in the series, Cooper and Tom are living together, but there are outside influences that are threatening to pull them apart as a younger man makes it clear he wants Cooper for himself and Tom's work starts suffering due to a fellow partner's discrimination. 

It was kind of heartbreaking seeing all these issues being thrown at Tom and Cooper, but it was amazing to see them work through them all together, always communicating, always loving and always there for each other no matter what as they headed towards their HEA.

The conclusion of the series was about as amazing as all the rest, showing that age is just a number and that when two people love each other that much and are willing to work together as one, there's nothing that will pull them apart. 

N.R. Walker's writing was excellent throughout the series and Nick J. Russo managed to make it even better for me, even after reading the books so many times, he made it new and special as I fell in love with Cooper and Tom all over again.

Highly recommendable!!!

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  • C M Silver
  • 23-06-2020

Graphic Designers

Conclusion to this series. These building designers get graphic through most of Book 3. The accomplished writing style, humour and smart banter and dialogue continue as does the excellent narration.

This series has been a delightful refreshing surprize.

Well deserved HEA.

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  • Katie townsend
  • 09-09-2019

my heart

listening to thomas and coopers final chapter of their journey was incredible

i felt every emotion from these incredible guys

i loved every meaningful word and every part of the storyline

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  • Caz
  • 01-09-2019

Lovely ending to a lovely series

I think I smiled and laughed more times while listening to this just-over-four-hour audiobook than I've smiled or laughed at anything else I've listened to recently. Tom and Cooper's back-and-forth is funny and affectionate and they're clearly perfect for each other, despite the large age gap.

There's a bit of external drama here created by a sleazebag client who wants Cooper, and a homophobic colleague who wants to force Tom out of his job, but none of it is over the top, and the focus is firmly on Cooper and Tom. I loved seeing Cooper really coming into his own as an architect, and the fact that they're so supportive of each other's careers, and understand exactly what it takes to get on in the profession goes a long way towards making their relationship that much more believable.

I could quite happily listen to more of just Cooper and Tom bantering about anything and everything. Nick J. Russo's narration is excellent once again; he really gets the characters as individuals and injects real warmth and affection into their relationship. These stories are definitely going onto the "re-listen at some point" pile.

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  • Book addict
  • 06-08-2019

Enjoyable conclusion

Didn’t blow me away but it was still a good listen, and tied up loose ends for this series.

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  • Ronald Betts
  • 25-07-2019

Age is not a problem

Another great story by N R Walker sadly the end of the trilogy and bought to a wonderful conclusion with age being no boundary and well narrated.

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  • BevS
  • 19-07-2019

Grand job Mr Russo...

Once again, Nick does a grand job of bringing one of my fave couples, Tom and Cooper, to life.

***Book Review 2014***

Nic Walker, I swear you've brought me to my knees again!! I just ADORE this series. A gazillion of stars, but as it's Goodreads 5 stars and 5 enormous 💜💛💙💚🧡 will have to do unfortunately. Absolutely superb!!

Tom and Cooper are two halves of the same whole, I sincerely believe that...the age difference means absolutely nothing, it's a Gen Y, Cooper Jones and LOVE thing!! Tom has an enemy in this one, someone that would not normally be expected to cause a ruckus, and Coop has a complete perv after him because Tom of course is waay too old for Cooper and the perv is young, handsome and filthy rich with Daddy's money. ..but apparently lacking a brain 😜😜😜. Do matters get resolved to my satisfaction...hell to the yes!! Jennifer rides to Tom's rescue, Tom discourages the perv and goes all caveman to protect his lover AND something happens at the end which put an even bigger grin on my face!! What is it?? Well, I'm sure you can all have a real good guess...and you're probably correct, I can only confirm that chez moi there was **Happy Dancing**, woot!! Nic, I can't thank you enough for all of these amazing stories. ♥♥♥

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