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London, 1822

It was only supposed to be one night. One night to determine once and for all if he truly preferred men. But the last thing Lord Benjamin Parker expected to find in a questionable gambling hall in Cheapside is a gorgeous young man who steals his heart.

It was only supposed to be a job. Cavin Fox has done it many times - select a prime mark, distract him with lust, and leave his pockets empty. Yet when Cavin slips away under the cover of darkness, the only part of Benjamin he leaves untouched is his pockets.

With a taste of his fantasies fulfilled, Benjamin wants more than one night with Cavin. But convincing the elusive young man to give them a chance proves difficult. Cavin lives with a band of thieves in the worst area of London, and he knows there's no place for him in a gentleman's life. Yet Benjamin isn't about to let Cavin - and love - continue to slip away from him.

©2012 Ava March (P)2012 Audible, Inc

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  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrie
  • 2012/06/23

Better than expected.

If you could sum up Brook Street: Thief in three words, what would they be?

Good historical bromance.

What other book might you compare Brook Street: Thief to and why?

While none come to mind, it's a historical romance that just happens to be between two men.

What does Charlie Belmont bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

Believable accents and a good pace. Mr. Belmont's delivery of the story added to my enjoyment -- it just seemed to fit.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, the book was interesting enough to have me wishing I could sit and listen to it in one sitting. On the other hand, I'm glad I was not able to because then it would have been over that much faster and since I enjoyed it, I didn't mind it taking longer.

Any additional comments?

I'm female and am an avid reader of historical romances. This is my first featuring men. I listened out of curiosity to see if it could even halfway deliver a story as enjoyable as the typical romances I read and I'm pleased to note that it did. The characters actions, for the most part, were believable. Because the novel is relatively short, the romance seemed a bit rushed but that did not detract from the enjoyment of this good book. The characters were likeable and the book delivered exactly what I like in an historical romance novel -- the meeting with sparks, the romantic pursuit, steamy interactions, and a good ending. I read romance novels because I'm interested in the pursuit and ultimate finding of true love. Whether you're straight or gay if you read romance novels for the same reason, I think you'll find this story an enjoyable one and well worth the time to read. And let's not forget the reader, he does a great job as well.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • carolyn
  • 2012/05/08

Excellent!

The Brook Street Thief, first book of the series was an excellent choice since I usually don't do short stories. The story is well written and the narrator brought the characters to life. I really hate giving stories five stars because there is always something wrong in the story it self or with the narrative. Ava March and Charlie Belmont, both delivery five star quality.
I would recommend, The Brook Street Thief, to anyone who is looking for something different, not the same old same old, tired, dragged out format. The characters are charming and the storyline is fantastic. I loved it. I will purchase book two in the series.
I hope this was useful without me including the story.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kathleen
  • 2012/06/19

Sweet romance story

Would you consider the audio edition of Brook Street: Thief to be better than the print version?

Unknown

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the story, its colorful setting, the realistic characters, and the local language and colloquialisms.

What about Charlie Belmont’s performance did you like?

This narrator is worth his weight in gold. A reader can make or break a story, and this man made is seem as if I was watching a movie. His accents were marvelous, as was his tone and cadence. It was also quite sexy!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not necessarily. Sometimes you don't look forward to a story ending too soon.

Any additional comments?

It was a sweet m/m romance that I would recommend to anyone who reads mainstream erotic romance.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • J-9
  • 2012/04/12

My First Gay Romance!

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, only because I've never read or listened to a Gay Romance before. I thought this book was interesting.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I thought it was a bit unbelievable, but the author TRIED to provide justification for the way it ended, so it made sense based on the justification.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I think he could have done a little bit better job of keeping the different character voices straight. Sometimes I wasn't sure which character was talking.

Any additional comments?

I thought this book was just okay. Nothing great.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Elaine
  • 2013/10/18

Good premise but horridly long-winded.

I liked the premise even though I thought the execution was somewhat wanting because the main characters just weren't attractive. Or attractive enough. Lord Benjamin Parker came across as a nondescript, boring person, without even the benefit of good looks to attract me. As a romance-lover, I need at least one of two things - the MC has to be gorgeous even if he isn't powerful, smart or rich; or he has to have a great personality if not the looks to accompany it.

The other thing that lost it another star, IMO, was that the author tended to over-write. The narrative was too long, stretching out a point as if she thought I, the reader, wouldn't get it. Much of the time I was itching for the story to get moving. Instead, one of the drawbacks of audiobooks, I was forced to listen as Cavin went on endlessly about some point or other. In the end, I had to hit the pause button and read the ebook, skimming over the lines until the storyline picked up again. As any audiobook lover knows, this is not an easy task and does pull one out of the story by the time you locate the spot you want.

Charlie Belmont was good but even he couldn't save this work. I fell asleep in the second book, Fortune Hunter, so I can't review that beyond saying I like my heroes taller than me (superficial bitch that I am) so five feet four doesn't do it for me. I will try the last book in the series, though, and if that doesn't work either, then no more Ava March for me.

I do hope to see more MM romances by Belmont, though. He has a lovely timbre to his voice. His execution may not be as smooth as David Morey, Jack LeFleur, Sean Crisden or Charlie Carr but he's still better than many male narrators out there. I'd like to see how he carries off a story that's set in the US with American characters.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Gordon Jones
  • 2020/12/18

Light, short, romantic and sexy

I save 5 stars for when I'm really blown away.

This was a light, short romance with a HEA. Lovely setting (one of my favorites). Light on details for the setting and the character development, but that helps to keep it focused on the relationship.

The explicit scenes, on the other hand, contain abundant detail, and the language is quite explicit as well. The narrator's accent is lovely for this story, although the explicit language with that accent took me a bit by surprise at first. But I'm not complaining, it works!

HEA lovers, definitely worth it.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Little J
  • 2020/08/22

loveable leads and the perfect narrator

Fun from beginning to end! It's a commonplace plot concept (rich man and poor man fall in love) done well. If you're into this particular trope, it's perfect for you.

Both leads are absolutely darling, and I am particularly fond of Ben's purity of spirit. He's just so kind and good to others, and he's surprisingly brave and determined to live life with authenticity for someone in his position (a lord). He shows only love, no hostility, toward people in stations below him in life. Cavin is a likeable steet thief who undervalues himself and fiercely protects those he loves. The conclusion is good, although I wanted more, but it neatly ties everything up. They both find the happiness they deserve with each other. The story wastes no time and the quick pace of the romance feels believable. I just wish the story was longer, which is a pretty high compliment for a story.

Narrator is amazing!! Great job giving life to each character. Bonus points for pronouncing valet the English way rather than the American way, a common mispronunciation (and pet peeve of mine) in other historical romance narrators.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Garcia Drummond
  • 2020/04/10

loved every second

Truly a delightful short story, the performance by the narrator was top tier and the R rated scenes were realistic and enjoyable as well. what really made it perfect for me is that the relationship between the protagonists was completely realistic in pacing.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • NYC wheeler
  • 2020/02/16

Wonderful story not too complicated but heartfelt

A thief and a lord meet and fall in love and events conspire to keep them away but the Lord loves his thief and finds a way (a Harlequin of course it's a HEA ending).

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019/08/21

Loved it!

Loved the characters and loved the story. And the narrator captured their voice and emotions perfectly.

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  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Mary
  • 2020/07/22

Started well, rushed at the end

This audiobook started well. The narrator was good, although I could hear hints of his natural American accent slipping through.
The story was interesting and enjoyable, but it felt like the author was building the story up and then just left a bunch of story threads hanging.

Being a homosexual in the time the story was set was a jailable offence, however, I got none of the angst of the time, and just the personal angst of the MC who was unsure about his orientation.

The author introduce a nasty character Hale, the boss of the den of thieves that Cavan worked for. However, that character- although used as a threat, was left hanging. He just turned up once to be the bad guy and none of the threats went anywhere. Even when Cavan and Sam escaped there was zero threat from their ex-boss. This was disappointing..

Even more disappointing was the rushed ending. Cavan had no skills apart from being a thief. But then suddenly because he could cook scrambled eggs Benjamin decided he was a marvelous chef... that was pushing my incredulity to the limits.

So, this book could have been better, the second half of the story was rushed and undeveloped, I finished it feeling unsatisfied.