Five Minutes Longer

Five Minutes Longer

by Victoria Sue

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Five Minutes Longer by Victoria Sue

Enhanced: Book One

Talon Valdez knew when he transformed into an enhanced human, his life and his dreams were finished. Reviled, mistrusted, and often locked away, the enhanced were viewed as monsters, despised by the public, and never trusted to serve in the military or any law enforcement agency.

Years later he gets a chance to set up a task force of enhanced to serve in the FBI, but with one proviso: each enhanced must partner with a regular human.

Finn Mayer dreamed of joining the FBI from the time he was fourteen and made every possible sacrifice to make it happen, including living with his selfish mother and bullying, homophobic brother and never having a boyfriend. But his undiagnosed dyslexia stopped his aspirations dead in their tracks. His last chance is to partner with Talon, an enhanced with deadly abilities who doesn't trust regular humans with their secrets and wants Finn to fail.

Four weeks to prove himself to the team. Four weeks for the team to prove itself to the public. And when another group threatens their success--and their lives--four weeks for them to survive.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156906123
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 12/02/2016
Series: Enhanced World , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 132,973
File size: 343 KB

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Five Minutes Longer 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
debbiereadsbook 3 months ago
Independent reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted the AUDIO file of this book. Some 30 years ago, children began waking up with a mark on their faces and enhanced abilities: speed, strength, mental abilities. Talon, now given the job of setting up a human/enhanced task force within the FBI, was one of the first. He doesn't want to work with normals on his team, but this task force is his, and the other enhanced team members, last chance at becoming a useful member of society, not just a mark on his face. Finn wanted to join the FBI forever, and worked hard to get to apply, but he is not accepted. Instead he gets a cryptic phone and flies to Florida, and finds himself face to face with several huge enhanced, one of whom makes Finn want that boyfriend he never had. They have four weeks to make this team work, do or, quite possibly, die. Oooooo-eeeee! Loved this! Different, very different and different is always good in my book! The guys on the team really don't want Finn around, but know they gotta put up with him, at least for a little bit, but he grows on them, Talon especially but Talon fights that attraction all the bloody way, and when he finally gives up the fight?? Oh yes ma'am, that boy falls hard and he falls FAST! And when Finn gets caught in the cross fire at a bank robbery?? Talon goes all MAJOR Alpha-Male- Protect-What's-Mine! I loved that not everything is fully revealed about the guys abilities, I think there is quite a bit more to come! Nick J Russo narrates and he does a sterling job! He's a firm favourite of mine, and each and every time I listen to his work, it becomes my NEW favourite! Russo's voices are clear and distinctive, even in multi person conversations. He reading voice is deep and even and I had no trouble, not at all, keeping up. He gets cross all of Finn's emotions and his reactions to the guys, to Talon. His intense dislike of his brother and how his mum was with his dad. Russo gets across all of Talon's fighting, and that boy fights hard, his feelings for Finn, and you get just how much Finn means to him, when he thinks Finn is lost. This is book one, there appears to be an underlying story arc running through these books, and I look forward to watching that unfold, and to watching these guys fall, like dominoes, one by one. Off to listen to book 2, which is a continuation of Finn and Talon's story. 5 stars for the book 5 stars for the narration 5 stars overall **same worded review will appear elsewhere**
debbiereadsbook 3 months ago
Independent reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted the AUDIO file of this book. Some 30 years ago, children began waking up with a mark on their faces and enhanced abilities: speed, strength, mental abilities. Talon, now given the job of setting up a human/enhanced task force within the FBI, was one of the first. He doesn't want to work with normals on his team, but this task force is his, and the other enhanced team members, last chance at becoming a useful member of society, not just a mark on his face. Finn wanted to join the FBI forever, and worked hard to get to apply, but he is not accepted. Instead he gets a cryptic phone and flies to Florida, and finds himself face to face with several huge enhanced, one of whom makes Finn want that boyfriend he never had. They have four weeks to make this team work, do or, quite possibly, die. Oooooo-eeeee! Loved this! Different, very different and different is always good in my book! The guys on the team really don't want Finn around, but know they gotta put up with him, at least for a little bit, but he grows on them, Talon especially but Talon fights that attraction all the bloody way, and when he finally gives up the fight?? Oh yes ma'am, that boy falls hard and he falls FAST! And when Finn gets caught in the cross fire at a bank robbery?? Talon goes all MAJOR Alpha-Male- Protect-What's-Mine! I loved that not everything is fully revealed about the guys abilities, I think there is quite a bit more to come! Nick J Russo narrates and he does a sterling job! He's a firm favourite of mine, and each and every time I listen to his work, it becomes my NEW favourite! Russo's voices are clear and distinctive, even in multi person conversations. He reading voice is deep and even and I had no trouble, not at all, keeping up. He gets cross all of Finn's emotions and his reactions to the guys, to Talon. His intense dislike of his brother and how his mum was with his dad. Russo gets across all of Talon's fighting, and that boy fights hard, his feelings for Finn, and you get just how much Finn means to him, when he thinks Finn is lost. This is book one, there appears to be an underlying story arc running through these books, and I look forward to watching that unfold, and to watching these guys fall, like dominoes, one by one. Off to listen to book 2, which is a continuation of Finn and Talon's story. 5 stars for the book 5 stars for the narration 5 stars overall **same worded review will appear elsewhere**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a new take and a great one at that.
carlosmock More than 1 year ago
Five Minutes Longer by Victoria Sue This is a love story between Talon Valdez -- an enhanced gay human whose ability is to slow down human metabolism to near death -- and Finlay -- Finn -- Mayer -- a dyslexic gay man who has dreamed all his life of joining the FBI. Special FBI agent Tony Gregory has decided to recruit four enhanced humans to form a task force to be used against crime. Because enhanced humans are viewed by the public as monsters who need to be isolated away, perhaps quarantined and feared -- a metaphor for gays -- he has decided to partner them with regular humans. Finn will never make it to the FBI, because of his dyslexia and poor grades. He's offered a spot in this team because it's the only way he can get inside the FBI. Finn decides he wants to take a chance with the team, hoping he will eventually be allowed to fulfill his dream of joining the regular FBI. From the beginning, there are tensions, tensions between the enhanced and Finn, tensions between Finn and Talon -- who are attracted to each other from the get-go. The situation presents itself where Finn ends up saving Talon and he gets accepted by the team. But that is quickly followed by sex between Finn and Talon and neither one can handle the newly created tension. Things develop and the climax comes at the end after some back and forth between chance -- Finn is always in trouble -- and love. The book is narrated from the third person point of view, mostly from Finn and Talon's point of view. The characters are well-developed, and the plot runs well for the first half of the book. After the two characters have sex, the plot disintegrates. The author is too concerned with their feelings that she lets go of the story. The sex scenes, which were very well done and erotic, turn into this lovey-dovey feeling between the two main characters. It becomes a bad soap opera. No gay man would have these many feelings after having sex -- they nay have to deal with the realization that they enjoy gay sex, but few gay men would want to marry another man after one night in the sack. Perhaps she should have used lesbians... It's a quick fun read, and it would be great for science fiction lovers -- although I would have set the book in the future -- and people who love romance novels, especially if it involves hot gay sex.
ChristyDuke1 More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars ~ Since having recently discovered the writing of Victoria Sue and already enjoying one of her series, when I saw 'Five Minutes Longer' and read the blurb, I knew it was a book for me. I love urban fantasy stories with strong paranormal elements, particularly as I get to enjoy the world building the author does. In the case of this book I was fascinated from the very beginning. Enhanced is a genetic condition, not a disease that can be caught, although scientists differ on their theories. It usually appears in young men around adolescence with absolutely no warning. They wake up one morning and they have the jagged lightning bolt scar under their left eye and they have psychic and physical abilities not normal to humans, or regulars as the enhanced call them. Most families of these children turn them over to the state to take care of not wanting a freak in their family, and regulars as a whole view them as monsters. Finn's rejection letter from the FBI hits him hard as it's the only thing he has worked so hard for these past ten years. Imagine his surprise when he gets a call saying there has been a mistake and for him to report to a field office in Florida. Once he realizes he is to be part of an enhanced/human team, Finn knows very well these guys don't want him and will try to get him kicked out quickly. He does his best and is still there after five days having surprised a few of his teammates. Unfortunately, due to a political situation, the FBI has to announce this new team and Finn is stuck with Talon, Gael, Vance, Sawyer, and Eli, and they with him. The attraction between Finn and Talon is immediate and even though Talon knows he shouldn't, he can't seem to stay away. Of course, that doesn't prevent Talon from running away after they're intimate and too many feelings are coursing through his veins. However, with all the s***storms that come crashing down nothing is certain in this crazy world of betrayal and backstabbing, and the guys of H.E.R.O. (Human Enhanced Rescue Organization) have to learn to stick together to make it all work. This was an insanely exciting beginning to what I seriously hope will be a series. I mean, there are four other guys on the unit and they need some happy, too. The action adventure here was thrilling, although the bad guy turned out to be mildly predictable, I wouldn't be surprised if he shows up again. Now I'll just patiently wait, and hope, for more. NOTE: This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews