Tinsley: The Prequel to Delta Security (Unabridged)
There are times in your life when you know everything has changed, and no matter what you do, you can never go back to who you were before that moment. For me, that moment happened when a former Navy SEAL nicknamed "Cowboy" escorted me to the dance floor at my sister’s wedding, then walked away once the song was over. See, I had a big problem. I was 17. He was 32. And I loved him. But I wouldn’t always be 17, and one day, Jesse Compton would love me. I’d make sure of it.
A Captivating Prequel! Fantastic Story & Narration🎧
This is a fantastic start and introduction to the “Delta Security” series and some of their members. The story grabbed my attention right from the start and captivated it straight to the end. The characters are realistic, easy to relate to, connect with, and I am looking forward not only see more of them but learn more about them in rest of the series. Seventeen-year-old Tinsley Southerland has a mad crush on Jesse Compton aka Cowboy and him escorting her to the dance floor at her sister’s wedding sealed the deal. Except Jesse is thirty-two, in his eyes too old for her and forbidden, but Tinsley is not accepting that she is not giving up on him and will just bide her time. But age isn’t the only reason Jesse wants to keep her at a distance, his job is another reason it puts him in a lot of dangerous situations and he does not want to bring her into his world. Instead, he watches over her from a distance, and steps in when warranted, whenever she needs help. This book is mostly in Tinsley's point of view, but Jesse does chime in and, oh boy, when he does it is swoon worthy, I can’t wait to get more of him and to see how it all plays out. There is never a dull moment in this wonderfully plotted story, it has the perfect balance of drama, angst, heartfelt emotions and the start of a romance that is going to be epic. D.L. Lane, thank you for this fabulous story and emotional rollercoaster ride.
🎧📚🎧 And for the wonderful narration, Andy Garcia-Ruse and Eric Bryan Moore are talented narrators and versatile voice artists. They had a complete understanding of the characters they were portraying, gave each a voice that suited that character’s persona and was believable in every role they played. Garcia-Ruse’s Tinsley was spot on, she grasped her youthfulness, her longing for Jesse, as well as her determination. Moore played a swoon worthy Jesse with perfection, grasped all sides of his personality, his broodiness and protectiveness. You could hear how much heart they put into their work as they capture all the characters’ emotions and project them into their performance, having you feel every single one. These entertaining storytellers are a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for the amazing listen.