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Finn MacNamara has one goal: to buy back the family estate his father lost when Finn was a child. So when his ex-lover comes back into his life only to turn around and tell Finn that he's planning to flip the estate for a profit, Finn is furious. It's time to get dirty.

Houston Collier's luck has run out. He's always landed on his feet, but a recent business crash has left him with almost nothing. Nothing but the hope for a more successful future - with Finn, the man he left behind all those years ago. Seducing Finn back into his bed and into his life isn't going to be easy with all the hurt that lies between them - but Houston is up for the challenge.

Welcome to Worthington, Texas, where the heat doesn't just rise in the summer - you'll feel it all year long in these stories of older men and their younger lovers. Every audio book in the Worth It series can be listened to on its own, but with so many familiar characters to love, why stop with just one? This audio book features stories of a lost treasure, a fierce competition between two lovers, and the redemption to be found in second chances.

©2019 Equal Love Publishing (P)2019 Equal Love Publishing

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  • Bookworm
  • 29-04-2019

Awesomeness

I would recommend this book to read. It has suspense and drama. The voice actor gave the characters life.

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  • Esther A
  • 10-09-2019

Great Second Chance Romance

This is a great second chance romance story. Houston and Finn are great characters and I really enjoyed watching them get their second chance at love. Story is low-angst with drama, suspense, and romance. the narrator did an overall great job with this one. I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy of this audiobook.

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  • Love222
  • 03-09-2019

2nd chance

This is a good second chance romance and a good continuation of the series. There is a bit of a cliffhanger and rushed ending but overall not a bad listen with a great narrator.

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  • JDHB
  • 27-08-2019

Such a sweet story!

I liked this installment of this series as I've liked the ones before. I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series. I enjoy having characters overlap from one book to another without necessarily needing to read/ listen in order. This is a very sweet, low-angst story with lovable characters. The narrator has an easy to listen to voice although there were a couple of times I lost which character was speaking. Overall, though, I would recommend this book!

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  • B.McGrath
  • 26-08-2019

Houston we have a problem or three

I found Houston mercenary and shady at times. He acted like he was helping Finn, but he was self serving and cared more for his own finances than Finn's heartbreak!!! He did a surprise 180 after Finn refused contact with hom and he made a discovery at the house. He was all in with the buyer until then. so I question his true intentions. It seemed more about money than feelings. Not a fan of Houston. It seems money was the deciding factor in whether they had a future??? WTH!! I enjoyed the narrator.

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  • Clau
  • 26-08-2019

Not bad...

...but not great, either. Part of it might be the fact that, even as I have nothing against May/December romances I truly ain't into Daddy kink, and this story had it in spades.

But I also didn't feel the connection between the characters beyond the sex. The way the conflict resolved was... utterly 'Deus ex Machina', and... I don't know, I just didn't feel invested in the characters nor their romance.

But if you're looking for some hot sex scenes, with some Daddy thrown on them, then you'll find it here.

Nikola Muckajev does a good job with the narration.

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  • A.K.
  • 25-08-2019

Worth the listen

Honestly, I enjoyed the audio version better than the ebook. This was a great, shorter listen and kept me entertained the entire time.

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  • G. Eggleston
  • 23-08-2019

My favorite (so far) of the WORTH IT series...

...and, yeah, I know I titled my review of Book 2 "My favorite of the series so far", but at that point I'd only read Book 6 (which I was disappointed with). The narration of both of those, I thought, was average at best.

PERFORMANCE: 4 stars
I'll start with the Performance because it was the best from Nikola Muckajev I've heard yet. (Listened at speed 1.4) He totally redeemed himself with this one! I'm thinking he must have personally gotten into the characters more this time around than in Book 2 and Book 6 because he was so good. I think he must have liked reading WORTH WANTING more than the others. And... And!—unlike previously, he really did the pillow-talk/sounds so well! Not robotically. Especially in the Epilogue, where there was a lot of it and he made it come alive. This observation, I should add, is coming from a reviewer who previously said his "performance" of bedroom scenes sounded like a First Edition Sexbot. Hope he keeps up the great work like he does with this book. Very convincing!

(BTW when I got this book I'd been expecting – because of the Book 2 Epilogue – that Houston would have a southern accent, which I'd been wanting to hear Nikola Muckajev do over the course of this book. When, in this book, Houston did NOT have the southern accent I was disappointed. But then it turned out to be good anyhow, even though there wasn't much – if any – distinction between the voice used for Finn and the voice used for Houston. Maybe I should take a ½ star off my Performance rating on account of that, but I really do want to emphasis that Nikola Muckajev did much better this time).

STORY: 3½ stars
The first chapter was a bit confusing. It seemed like Finn was seeing Houston, but only the tags "he" and "his" was used in referring to the guy he saw... and then it seemed like it was the married guy David (who, I thought, was unnecessarily vilified because of his life choices) who turns out to be a secondary character at best.

I thought Finn came off more judgmental than, I think, he would've been if he was a real person. I actually liked Houston more than Finn, although probably most people will think the opposite.

I like the twist at the end... but maybe everything worked out a little too perfectly? I don't know. Anyhow, I liked it and was happy Finn and Houston got their HEA.

More of Jace would have been nice.

OVERALL: 3½ stars
Like I said above... this one (IMO) is the best in the series (of the three books I've read so far). WORTH WANTING can certainly be read and enjoyed as a standalone. Granted, the Epilogue sets up the next book in the series, but it has no major connection to this book. In fact, one of the strongest weaknesses of this book is that WORTH WANTING did not bring in Jace enough so that, by the time of the Epilogue, I could really feel for Jace and shed tears for him. Peter Styles should have (IMO) given Jace more of a role in the overall story. As it was, by the revelation in the Epilogue, I was sort of like "Looks like Finn's friend will be the star of the next book"... but I should have had a vested interest in Jace from this story—really feeling the shock that is revealed in the Epilogue. I wish I could have gotten to see Jace as more than just Finn's friend and co-worker—really gotten to know him, as Finn and Houston's story played out. Plus, giving us more of Jace (and/or his parents) in this book would have laid a solid backstory for the next book.

Finally, since I am mentioning this book's Epilogue... I have to tell you there's some real HEAT there! I liked it! And so will you (if you like your romances steamy)!

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  • Patricia Brost
  • 15-05-2019

True Redemption

First, let me say, that I love this series. The connection between the characters is well worked.,We have seen Finn before and now we get to know his story. Finn was hurt years ago , when Houston Collier left him without a word. As he tries to forget Houston, he works hard to regain the family estate. Just as he feels he is getting close to having the money he needs, someone else buys the estate. Houston Collier has returned and unknowingly has purchased the thing he wants most. Houston is trying to turn his financial future around. He also wants to redeem himself in Finn’s eyes. Finn was terribly hurt by Houston. He has also missed him a lot. These two are at cross purposes. Ironically, they both want the same things. Their ways of getting them , may keep them apart. Peter Styles has created a wonderful world in Worthington Texas. If you go there to visit, you will want to stay awhile. Listen to this book and see how it all works out. Nikolai is s wonderful narrator. I always enjoy his performances. Really looking forward to the next installment.!

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  • alias11
  • 08-05-2019

Great addition to the series!

This is another great listen in the Worth It series. The characters are well-drawn and relatable. It was easy to understand both MCs' position. My only complaint would be that the resolution happened too quickly, and wasn't well explained as to the legal aspects and ramifications of the find and how it played into the ownership question. It seems quite a bit of dealmaking happened off-page near the end which made it harder to follow. Still, I loved the characters and I am looking forward to the next book.

The narration was very good, but it would have been nice to have each chapter prefaced with the name of the character speaking. The character voices were occasionally rather similar, and It took a little time to know which character was leading off. Very clear voice and good speed of delivery.

I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request. This is my honest, voluntary review.

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  • Gwen
  • 11-10-2019

Worth listening to 🎧

Finn and Houston. Finn has one goal in mind, to take his heritage back. His childhood home. Houston, comes to town to crumble Finn’s dreams. From lovers to enemies to lovers, their journey is full of fight and desire, until it bursts in flames. Good ending! Good narration, great voice.

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  • Mrs D.
  • 12-09-2019

Another good story from the Worth series

The book was read at a good pace and the storyline was original and enjoyable, with nice characters.

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  • Rebekah
  • 11-09-2019

Second chance

Finn and Houston had a relationship a few years earlier before Houston left. When Houston came back with the intention of getting Finn back and his recent problems he bought Finn’s old property with plans to flip it but Finn doesn’t take kindly to this.

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  • AliE
  • 30-08-2019

3.5 stars

I didn't like this as much as the first 2 books in the series, despite it being Finn's story. He was "fun" in the other books and I just didn't see this here. The other main character Houston, despite claiming at one point that he came back for Finn, is more invested in turning a profit on the MacNamara Estate. Finn has quite unrealistic hopes of buying his former family estate and a lot of the story deals with the push/pull between them about bricks and mortar. So, despite being a second chance romance, I couldn't believe in a HEA until close to the end.

Despite usually loving Nikola Muckajev's narration, he didn't muster the excitement he usually does, even in the "hot" scenes. The editing isn't as good either...some longer than necessary pauses and even background sound at one point.

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  • Brian P Castle-Rees
  • 30-06-2019

Good story and performance spoiled by iffy recording quality

This was a great book by Peter and a good performance by Nikola spoiled by the fact the recording sounds like it was done in someone’s kitchen or back room. It also sounds like some kind of noise reduction is in play the makes the first half second of each sentence quieter than the rest. Otherwise a great audio book as I would expect from Peter.

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