A Lila Audio Review: Hiding the Moon (Fish Out of Water #4) by Amy Lane and Nick J. Russo (Narrator)

Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

A Fish Out of Water/Racing for the Sun Crossover

Can a hitman and a psychic negotiate a relationship while all hell breaks loose?

The world might not know who Lee Burton is, but it needs his black ops division and the work they do to keep it safe. Lee’s spent his life following orders—until he sees a kill jacket on Ernie Caulfield. Ernie isn’t a typical target, and something is very wrong with Burton’s chain of command.

Ernie’s life may seem adrift, but his every action helps to shelter his mind from the psychic storm raging within. When Lee Burton shows up to save him from assassins and club bunnies, Ernie seizes his hand and doesn’t look back. Burton is Ernie’s best bet in a tumultuous world, and after one day together, he’s pretty sure Lee knows Ernie is his destiny as well.

But when Burton refused Ernie’s contract, he kicked an entire piranha tank of bad guys, and Burton can’t rest until he takes down the rogue military unit that would try to kill a spacey psychic. Ernie’s in love with Burton and Burton’s confused as hell by Ernie—but Ernie’s not changing his mind and Burton can’t stay away. Psychics, assassins, and bad guys—throw them into the desert with a forbidden love affair and what could possibly go wrong?

Hiding the Moon is all about Burton and Ernie. I like it, but it didn’t add anything out of the ordinary to the plot. Rating it by itself, I would have given it five stars, As a retelling of A Few Good Fish, I will give it two stars.

Jackson’s & Ellery’s are as integral to the book as Burton and Ernie since we are rereading the previous book in the series from a different point of view. I want it more about the main characters. Perhaps for the story to start after the previous one and not to run parallel. It seems as they’re playing second fiddle in their own story.

As always, there’s a lot of detail and characterization. The flow works, and the moments between Burton and Earnie are worth reading.  In general, is a good bridge for all the related books.

I loved Greg Tremblay narrating the previous books but I didn’t realize the narrator for this one was Nick J. Russo. Which is surprising. Most of the characters’ voices were pretty similar.

The cover by Reese Dante is completely different from the first three books in the Fish Out of Water series. It has a similar air than Racing for the Sun but not enough to to make them cohesive. It is pretty and it goes with the story plot.

Sales Links:  Dreamspinner | Audible | iTunes

Audiobook Details:

Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Length: 7 hours and 34 minutes

Published:  April 25, 2019 (Audio Edition) by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English

Series: Fish Out of Water
Book #1: Fish Out of Water
Book #2: Red Fish, Dead Fish
Book #3: A Few Good Fish
Book #4: Hiding the Moon

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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