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Trial by Fire by BA Tortuga Audiobook

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Trial by Fire by BA Tortuga Audiobook

Book Info

Book Series
Dreamspun Desires #6
About the Author
Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy's Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds, getting tattooed, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she's not doing that, she's writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing porn sites in the name of research. BA's personal saviors include her partner, Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee. 

Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but is feeling the Colorado mountains calling. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery menages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head.
Publication Date
March 15, 2016
5 hours, 36 minutes, 228 pages
This is an AUDIO review, book narrated by Rusty Topsfield

Filed on personal Goodreads shelves: 2016 reads, Divine Magazine 2016, audio books 2016, male/male, romance, cowboys
One Aussie. One Texan. One baby. One hell of a fight.

When his sister and her husband are killed in an accident, Aussie cattle station owner Lachlan McCoughney rushes to Texas to rescue their infant daughter, Chloe. He expects to find his niece living in squalor with the Sheffields, a rodeo family.

Instead, Lachlan finds Holden Sheffield, a salt-of-the-earth cowboy running a huge business operation. They want to explore their mutual attraction despite the many problems thrown their way, and together, they must find a way to give Chloe a new family and find a love that spans thousands of acres and two continents.

Editor reviews

1 reviews

Great story, not so sure about the narration.
(Updated: June 06, 2016)
Independent reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted the audio file of this book.

Lachlan found his sister too late, but her little girl would come home to Australia. Sheffield, however, was given guardianship of baby Chloe in his brother's will, along with the will of the Australian woman he married. He wasn't gonna give up that baby without a damn long fight! When the little girl goes missing, Lachlan and Sheffield must unite, pull together, to find her and save her. And to find a life together, even if it will be spread across half the world. 

You know sometimes, you just need a book to fall into, and forget whats around you? Something not too complicated or difficult to follow or stressful? With a bit of drama and danger, love and passion??

Well, here's your book, right here! Because (accents aside and more on that in a moment) this was a very easy listen, and I'm sure it would be a very easy read too.

Lachlan goes into Sheffield's home, territory, his country, all out to take Chloe from him. But as soon as Lachlan sees the other man with his niece, He can't take her away from Sheffield! Sheffield punches Lachlan when they first meet. I loved the animosity between them in the beginning! You could almost tense the tension between them.


It flips, suddenly, just as sudden as that storm arrives. There was hardly any indication, before that kiss, of the passion these two men have and of what they might feel for each other. It just exploded along with the barn! I loved that!

Rusty Topsfield narrates. I have issues with his accents. Lachlan's Australian accent is, at the beginning, shockingly bad. He utters one or two words and they are awful. As the book moves along and Lachlan strings long sentences together, it does get a bit better, but I still don't think it was very good. 


All the voices were clear and defined, and you could tell who was talking, even when all the Texan accents came into the conversation. And Topsfield's reading voice is clear and even and I had no trouble following. I will give him another go, certainly. 

It did not seem as long as the 5 hours and 36 minutes its biled as, and I can only assume I overlooked that dodgy Australian accent and just listened to it. I really did enjoy the story.

4 stars for the book
3 for the narration
3.5 overall.

**same worded review will appear on Goodreads,,,, Barnes and Noble, Kobo AND Dreamspinner Press(phew!)**
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