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Coming home should be the easiest thing in the world, but I've never felt more lost....

When his stellar military career comes to an abrupt and terrible end, 32-year-old Maddox Kent returns to the town he never planned to step foot into again, hoping to mend the rift he himself caused with the brother he left behind. But coming home means facing some hard truths about himself and his actions. When he has the chance to start making amends by helping his brother with the wildlife sanctuary he runs, Maddox is thrown another curveball when a stranger appears....

As long as we keep moving, everything will be okay. That's what I keep telling myself, anyway....

For 21-year-old Isaac, Pelican Bay is only supposed to be a stopping point on the trek from San Francisco to New York. With his little brother, Newt, in tow, Isaac is just looking to make things right by returning something of value to a person he wronged. But "getting lost" in the next big city proves to be a problem when the brutal Minnesota winter claims Isaac's car and strands him and Newt at the animal sanctuary. When the owners of the place offer him a job, a desperate Isaac agrees, despite the presence of a man Isaac instinctively knows could be his downfall....

It should be so easy to let him go, but I can't. And not just because I want to protect him....

Nothing about Isaac makes sense to Maddox. Not his piercings or makeup or flashy clothes. And most certainly not the snarky mouth that doesn't match the vulnerability Maddox sees in the younger man's eyes. But one thing does make sense to the hardened former soldier. Isaac is running from something, and Maddox's gut is telling him not to let Isaac and little Newt go until he can ferret out the truth.

©2018 Sloane Kennedy (P)2018 Sloane Kennedy

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  • TNI
  • 2018-04-27

solid story with a kinky twist <br />

I was so excited at the end of the last book the Discover Isaac and Newt and could not wait for their story. I really enjoyed the story and I felt like it tugged at my Heartstrings. all the characters were wonderful and I adored Newton and Loki. I'm looking forward to the next book and I'm hoping that is Jet in Ford and not Ford and Cam.
typically I love when Michael Pauley narrates a book but this time I wasn't a huge fan. there were times where I felt like he was a bit too much for a scene. Also when he does Maddox voice sometimes it seems to shift and I had to remember whose POV we were listening to.
he does use some of the best sex scenes but sometimes it's a bit harsh when I feel it should be more intimate, in this book was an example of that. But he nailed it when he did Newton's voice.
all-in-all in all I would definitely recommend this book and the book before it and I cannot wait for the next book.

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  • MarkGeoffrey
  • 2019-05-05

Best M/M romance story I've listened to!

I loved this story and the many interesting characters in it - from 4 year old Newt to grandfather Aaron; estranged brothers Dallas and Maddox; Nolan, Sawyer, Ford and Isaac; Jerry the ornery zebra, Loki the half wolf, Gentry the bear, and Snotrod of the kitten - and the drama and romance that unfolds. Michael Pauley did a phenomenal job voicing each one. Excellent!

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  • (Mimi) Johnson
  • 2019-05-01

Enjoying this series very much

I am so enjoying this series. Sloane Kennedy has brought us another story that wrenches your heart out and then puts it back in. I love how the characters are written. She has a way of giving us the most beautifully broken people. Every story Sloane writes shows you how crazy people can be and what people can be going through. Book one showed us how love and the lack of love can shape your life. I will not spoil for this book, but as always it is a teachable moment. Now, I am on to listen to Book 3, The Truth Within.

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  • Cynthia Shepp
  • 2019-04-15

Loved

I loved Isaiah, Mad, and Newt. An emotional ride with a beautiful ending. Can’t wait to start the next!

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  • MeloBrown
  • 2019-03-17

Pelican Bay

Michael Pauley is a great narrator!

This is the second story in the series. It is a deeper dive into the story from book one but about a different couple.

Sloane Kennedy writes such well rounded characters. They always bring out all of my emotions as a reader. Maddox is a soldier with PTSD and Isaac is running away from his past. Waiting for the two of them to get together is painful but its so worth it in the end!

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  • May
  • 2019-02-06

Love love love

Love this book it's my fourth time listening to it please keep them coming can't wait for book four.

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  • averi54
  • 2019-01-25

My Fav. Sloane Kennedy story...

So I've read a few Sloane Kennedy titles and I found that I'm not really made for her stories. Ms. Kennedy has the tendency to write trigger-stories, many of them include sexual assaults. And though I feel that the theme does serve some degree in plotting device, it's way over used in her stories. But Pelican Bay book 1 and 2 are the exceptions. Book 1 I loved as well, but book 2 is the keeper for me. Mainly cuz I have a thing for hurt/comfort stories, especially those about burned out veterans. Shrugs. It's a thing for me.

Anyway, I liked the plot. I think the first chapter of the book shouldn't have started as a preview of the last book but I got over it. The rest of the story moved along well and didn't drag like most audio/books I've read/listened to. It was set at a nice pace.

The characters were well developed. Both Maddox and Isaac were lovely. And the way Maddox made Isaac feel during sex was wow. Amazing.

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  • Superior Groomers/Bargen
  • 2019-01-08

Sanctuary Found Book 2 Pelican Bay Series

The Pelican Bay Series is My absolute favorite book series I’ve ever read. I cried through book and book 2.
Book 1 because I related to Dallas with his disability and the love that grew between the couple and book 2 was almost as great. If I gave book 1-5 Stars. I would give book 2-4.9. I want to make it clear that book 2, Sanctuary Found, is just as great. I just relate to Dallas in book 1 more.
I can’t wait to listen to book 3, Truth, tomorrow. The only thing that I don’t care for is there isn’t anymore, yet. But, as I listen to the the last few hours of the audiobook recording of book 2 I began to realize that Sloane Kennedy has many more Pelican Bay gay couple to choose to write about. The setups are subtle but they are there. I really hope Sloane continues the series for several more books. At least, 10 or 11 more 😉.
If you like m/m romance novels that have ups and downs and not only about the relationship between the main characters but whatever else they are going through in their lives like brothers, mothers, fathers, the town and their past mistakes to name just a few and has a hea ending I think you will adore these books as well. Lennox and Kennedy are my most favorite authors and will continue to be for a long time (as long as they keep up writing these fabulous series).

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  • Cynthia Lewis
  • 2018-09-28

spit on it! lol

newton is such an awesome kid! I love how caring his brother isaac is to his little brother. Lochte is the best wolf dog ever!

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  • Kimberly Kniaz
  • 2018-09-07

Sanctuary Found: Pelican Bay Book 2

Omg this audiobook was absolutely amazing. I had absolutely loved listening to this audiobook. I would highly recommend this audiobook.