Reviewed by PizzyGirl
TITLE: Morning My Angel
SERIES: Angel Enterprises #1
AUTHOR: Sue Brown
NARRATOR: Joel Leslie
LENGTH: 7 hours, 49 minutes
RELEASE DATE: June 19, 2017
Josh Cooper, top US security field agent, is sent on an inter-agency assignment to London, when a partner in his firm goes missing in suspicious circumstances. Used to working in sole charge of his well-honed team, he clashes heads with the handsome, but pompous Cal, his UK cooperator and superior. Josh’s gut tells him something is wrong. He’s being kept out of the loop and Cal’s agenda is running on a different path.
He also has a personal issue to deal with. He’s involved in a cyber-relationship with “Charlie”, an unknown man who connected with Josh by accident. Their banter has led to deeper respect and a sexual interest, but now Josh is faced with a growing attraction to Cal. Between this conflict and the tension of the mission, Josh’s heart and head are overworked and confused. Things can’t get much worse.
Then Josh discovers the enemies he’s seeking have a new target: him.
I enjoyed this story. I had to shut my brain off over the identity of Charlie because in my opinion it was CLEAR AS COULD BE and I couldn’t understand how someone so supposedly good at figuring things out, didn’t see it instantly. But that is a minor issue that was easily overcome by my enjoyment of the romance and the mystery.
I liked the missing persons case and all the mystery and tension associated with it. I honestly never could figure out who did what and why and when it was all revealed I was surprised. I mean was I thrilled at the rationale? Not really, but it was realistic and plausible and presented in a way that fit the story. It was a good plot and kept me wanting more the entire time.
I do have to admit that even knowing the answer right away, I loved the Charlie/Angel romance. It was frustrating but it was so well done that it pulled at my heart. These men had chemistry and I was rooting for them from the get go. I connected to th em both and invested in their outcome. I needed to see them figure everything out and talk it all out and be happy together forever. This was my kind of romance and it left me feeling all kinds of emotions along the way.
My biggest issue with this story was the ending. I felt cheated. There was enough history between these men to make the ending feel forced simply to get this into a series. I was left hanging in a way that annoyed me. For me, it didn’t feel right for these men nor did it fit with the romance. I am sure this is a case of personal preference and others will not have this same issue, but for me, it left a bad taste in my mouth at the very end of an otherwise likable story.
This is a typical Joel Leslie narration. He performed it well but for me personally, he is better at paranormal and fantasy than contemporary stories. This is not my favorite of his narrations because His voices, especially the male voices, often bled together and sometime I questioned his accent choices, though he is very good at them. He is very good at mastering the emotions and the tension and as usually he did a really good job. This was a good narration overall.