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  • Clashing Hearts

  • An Enemies to Lovers, Gay Romance Novel (A Hometown Jasper Novel)
  • Written by: Nicky James
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Series: A Hometown Jasper Novel, Book 1
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Easton

There is nothing I hate more than when some big-city outsider stirs trouble in my peaceful little town. When Mr. Arrogance himself waltzes in and thinks he can slap a price tag on my land, he doesn’t know what he has coming. I’m not just a hick cowboy who’s going to bend to his good looks and charmless personality. No, sir.

I don’t care how smart he looks in his fancy suits, all he cares about is money.

I just wish I’d known who he was before I kissed him.

Lachlan

The last thing I wanted was to get stuck in a small town with a plethora of quirky people. If the stubborn cowboy doesn’t see sense soon, I don’t know what I’ll do. Failure is not an option. I was sent to make a deal, and I’m not leaving until it’s done.

I don’t care how hot he looks in his low hanging denim, boots, and hat, he wouldn’t see a good opportunity if it smacked him in the face.

I just wish I could get the taste of him off my tongue.

City and country collide in this enemies-to-lovers, opposites attract, low-angst MM romance novel.

©2020 Nicky James (P)2020 Nicky James

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Worth MORE than one credit!

I was so engrossed in this story/book that I listened all night! Performances were excellent as was the descriptions of scenery and landscape. I could visualize everything (including Logan!) in my mind. Steamy and sensual in the right places! Loved the simple twists and turns and the HEA! Definitely worth a credit. Relax, settle in and enjoy a great story! You’ll be smilin ear-to-ear afterwards.

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Super book

This is a fantastically written book. Being from the mountains, and close to Jasper made this book all the better. Touching and warm, at times it brought tears welling up. Great story and superbly written and narrated. Definitely worth the read!

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Loved It!

I listened to it twice since getting it because I enjoyed the story, tension, then the passion wanted me to come back for more. And as someone who lives in Edmonton it was nice to have a story so close to home.

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  • RACHEL REED
  • 2020-12-12

A sweet and steamy enemies to lovers romance!

This was such a sweet, swoon worthy enemies to lovers romance.

Easton and Lachlan are opposites in every way and clash when they first meet. Their chemistry is intense and palpable and their instant dislike to eachother is apparent.
But their desire for eachother is stronger than their differences and they realize that they have much more in common that they thought.

This was a feel good, cosy low angst Listen. Nick J. Russo performed a stellar audio delivery as always!

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  • Racheal Yunk
  • 2021-01-20

Great Couple and Story to Start a new Series!!!!!

I loved this story the first time I read it. Rich city fella comes to small but close knit country town, thinking that his money, looks and educational will have this town and especially the owner of said land he wants to purchase eating out of his hands.

However, he is the one that is thrown on his axel.

Nic Russo does a PHENOMENAL job bring the character's of Easton and Lachlan to live for me through his readings! I felt like I was getting to know them all over again through him!!

It was great taking the journey with Nic back to Jasper, to when it all began and getting little glimpses of future couples.

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  • justablonde2000
  • 2021-01-04

Excellent narration

I loved the book on its own but love the audio even more. Nick did a great job giving different voices to each of the characters and really brought the story to life.

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  • James Camp
  • 2022-02-16

So good!

Definitely going on my top 5 favorites of all time. I always prefer two narrator books so there is distinction between the characters, I just feel it makes it easier to listen and follow and much more dynamic, but Nick goes back and forth between the characters voices so seamlessly and you almost forget it’s only one person doing both characters, truly awesome narration.

I am a sucker for enemies to lovers trope and Nicky does an excellent job of making you REALLY dislike a character and essentially going on the same journey with East to grow to like and eventually love him. Not sure if that was the intent, but truly such a good story!

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  • Sue
  • 2021-12-31

Cowboy and Cityboy Joy!

This is my first Nicky James book and was reading the book when I wasn't listening to it!.. The story is captivating, I absolutely loved the characters,, Very emotional story, pushed all my buttons! I totally hated Lachlan's dad.. I also loved the interaction between the main characters from the time they met, and Percy... omg .
I am on to the second book in the series!

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  • Rustie
  • 2021-07-14

Would recommend. Great story and narrator.

Story line was great! The author really pulled me into her world. I really enjoyed the plot and where she took the story. The narrator was very pleasant. I really enjoyed his different character voices. Would recommend!

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  • 💋 Serenepw
  • 2021-05-26

City and Country, OH YEAH!

Easton and Lachlan's story is 💯 percent full of greatness. Their story gave me chills, thrills, along with a warm heart, filled with entertaining joy. I fell in love with these two characters, along with the supporting characters. Especially, little Percy, the sweet child that stole my heart, along with Easton's loyal dog Logan. I'm telling you all this is a really good read. My favorite narrator, Nick J Russo brought each character to life, which allowed me to veiw a life time movie inside of my mind. He did Nicky James' amazing story telling proud. I highly recommend. You will not be disappointed. Enjoy!

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  • Jaime
  • 2021-05-24

Wow...

This book was amazing! I admit that Lachlan was really hard to deal with in the beginning. He was arrogant, rude, impatient, and super pretentious. However, I just knew he’d have to have a huge character arc to end up with someone like Easton and boy did he ever. He ends up doing a complete 180, so if you start this and he puts a bad taste in your mouth, keep going because I PROMISE you will love him by the end of this book.

Easton was such a great man. I absolutely loved his relationship with Percy and everyone in his family. His loyalty to his farm and anyone he cared about made him the best kind of person and one of my favorite types of characters to read about. He was confident and strong and he really put Lachlan through the ringer when it was needed. He brought out the best in Lachlan and, in turn, gained someone he could count on.

The book itself had a lot of great moments. One of the most surprising and interesting aspects was Easton's epilepsy. As someone who suffers from the same fate, it was nice to have that kind of representation. Not to mention the almost completely accurate depiction of it. I think the only thing that was unrealistic was when they hooked up like 20 minutes after he had a seizure because that would not at all be possible because of the severe level of exhaustion. Not to mention the amount of pain you're in the next day from working every single muscle in your body. Although that's kind of insider knowledge and me just being picky. ;) That being said, that was only a minor issue for me and did not affect my enjoyment.

There's not much mention of the steam factor in other reviews so I'll mention that for those interested. There's only a couple of steamy parts and they happen way later in the book. If you're looking for a lot of sex and hookups, this isn't the book for you. However, the steamy parts held no punches and were definitely worth it when they did occur. If you're a Mariana Zapata fan, this book is like the m/m version of her stuff.

Nick J. Russo was amazing, as usual. I picked this one up specifically because of him and I'm so glad I did. I absolutely love his narration and so far he can do no wrong.

Overall, I definitely recommend this book and I will 100% be listening to it again in the near future.

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  • Shannon Holland
  • 2021-05-11

Wow...just wow!!!♥️♥️♥️

Beautifully written without any unnecessary drama.
It’s an absolute must listen. Onto the next in the series...

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  • Cheryl Kay
  • 2020-12-27

Love conquers all

I love this book and the whole series. I read this book when it was first published and thoroughly enjoyed meeting Lachlan and Easton. I enjoyed how much detail Nicky always includes in her stories. This book is made even more dynamic and full of life with Nick J. Russo's narration. He always finds a unique voice for each character and brings the emotion, in just the right amount. He created the perfect version of Easton's slow-mumbled drawl, Percy's voice and Josiah's way with sentences, just shines through in this narration.
This book follows Easton and Lachlan. Easton owns a large ranch in Jasper, Alberta, Canada, that is on the brink of going under. In rolls, Lachlan to supposedly save the day, by purchasing the ranch for his father's development firm. Well the sparks fly from the moment these two meet. From the hot hallway kissing to the search for Percy, these two are the definition of slow burn, enemies to lovers.
I can't wait to hear the next books in this series.

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