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Review: T.A.G. You’re Heard – D.G. Carothers

T.A.G. You're Heard - D.G. Carothers

Genre: Action, Espionage, Thriller

LGBTQ+ Category: Gay

Reviewer: Maryann

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About The Book

Hello again, Mr. No here, communications agent for T.A.G. and your inside source to your favorite agents.

Our next file is on Operation Gingersnap and none other than Agent Code name Mr. Kr, aka Connor Foley Turgenev, our snarky and hyperactive computer genius.

Connor gets hit with a blast from the past that he’d thought was long dead. Yoshi and the rest of Upper Management must scramble to save him before his situation turns dire.

In the meantime, will nearly losing Connor push our gentle giant of a Chef, Asbjorn Sternberg, to open himself up to Connor and truly be the Daddy and partner that Connor wants and needs? Or will he let injuries obtained while serving in the Norwegian Army fuel his self doubt?

Find out this and exciting news that might change the face of T.A.G.’s future in this next installment from the archives.

Warning this book contains references to childhood abuse that some may find upsetting.

The Review

T.A.G. You’re Heard is the second adventure in “The Assassins’ Guild” series, where Oz and Connor take center stage.

All is not boring in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Connor wants to go clubbing at the Black Dragon.  When he leaves, he’s hurt and angry.

Asbjorn “Oz” Stenber has made a terrible mistake. His boy Connor has asked him out for a night of dancing, and Oz turned him down. No matter how much he yearns to be close to Connor, he’s ashamed and hides himself.

Now Oz’s weighs on him as Connor has been kidnapped, and his security guards have lost their lives. Yoshi has to slap Oz a couple of times to get him out of his funk, and keep his mind on what’s important – getting Connor back.

Connor finds himself in the clutches of an old nemesis.  He’s trying hard to keep himself together, and to find a way to get out of the clutches of trafficker Alon Martinez. Alon has drugged Connor and has demanded that he hack into the Assassin’s Guild network. With Connor’s tracker being removed and being drugged, he has to come up with ingenious plan.  

What is Alon up to with this new boy, Alberto?  He uses Alberto in more ways than one, but Connor is smarter than to fall for it. Connor also finds himself in the hands of Kentaro Watanabe, a dangerous guard with his own secrets.

Is time running out for Connor? Will the Assassin’s Guild reach him in time?  If they all survive, will Oz finally face the truth?

Carothers brings us another unique, fast-paced action tale filled with suspense and danger. Besides all the excitement, there’s the drama and hurt of Connor’s memories of his childhood. And Oz has many mixed emotions about revealing a war time injury.

This is not a stereotypical Daddy/boy relationship. And like in the first book, this one is filled with quirky humor, banter and kinkiness between the characters.

Sharpshooter Mr. Ti makes his debut here, along with Kentaro Watanabe, who’s named “Bob” by Connor. There’s also the Haitian, the Frenchman and Alberto.

Another entertaining, fun tale in “The Assassins’ Guild” series. Just don’t take it too seriously!  

The Reviewer

Hi, I’m Maryann, I started life in New York, moved to New Hampshire and in 1965 uprooted again to Sacramento, California.  Once I retired I moved to West Palm Beach, Florida in 2011 and just moved back to Sacramento in March of 2018.  My son, his wife and step-daughter flew out to Florida and we road tripped back so they got to see sights they have never seen.  New Orleans and the Grand Canyon were the highlights. Now I am back on the west coast again to stay! From a young age Ialways liked to read.

I remember going to the library and reading the “Doctor Dolittle” books by Hugh Lofting. Much later on became a big fan of the classics, Edgar Alan Poe, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and as time went by Agatha Christie, Ray Bradbury and Stephen Kingand many other authors.

My first M/M shifter book I read was written by Jan Irving the “Uncommon Cowboys” series from 2012.  She was the first author I ever contacted and sent an email to letting her know how much I liked this series.  Sometime along the way I read “Zero to the Bone”by Jane Seville, I think just about everyone has read this book! 

As it stands right now I’m really into mysteries, grit, gore and “triggers” don’t bother me. But if a blurb piques my interest I will read the book.

My kindle collection eclectic and over three thousand books and my Audible collection is slowly growing.  I have both the kindle and audible apps on my ipod, ipads, and MAC. So there is never an excuse not to be listening or reading.

I joined Goodreads around 2012 and started posting reviews.  One day a wonderful lady, Lisa Horan of The Novel Approach, sent me an email to see if I wanted to join her review group.  Joining her site was such an eye opener.  I got introduce to so many new authors that write for the LGBTQ genre. Needless to say, it was heart breaking when it ended.

But I found a really great site, QRI and it’s right here in Sacramento. Last year at QSAC I actually got to meet Scott Coatsworth, Amy Lane and Jeff Adams. 


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