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Threshold

(Whyborne & Griffin #2)

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Introverted scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne wants nothing more than to live quietly with his lover, ex-Pinkerton detective Griffin Flaherty. Unfortunately, Whyborne's railroad tycoon father has other ideas, namely hiring Griffin to investigate mysterious events at a coal mine.

Whyborne, Griffin, and their friend Christine travel to Threshold Mountain, a place of dark
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ebook, 249 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by Jordan L. Hawk (first published June 2nd 2013)
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Shile
4.35 stars

-Writing - Excellent, this books are so good, i couldn't stop when i started reading.

-The mystery - Oh dear lawd! It is so spooky and entertaining.

-The characters- Amazing, i love them so much. Christine gets a medal.

- The chemistry and the Sex- Believable and Hot

Enjoyed book 2 looking forward to the rest of the series.

Thanks to my fellow buddy readers, Ele, Linda, Moony, Rosa, Teal and Xia for an awesome time.
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
This was me reading the majority of this book:

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Because this is horror, man, and I don't do horror!!

I bet I currently have a hairball residing in my belly from chewing the ends of my ponytail while reading this.

Now, take what I'm saying with a grain of salt. I famously had to hide behind my husband on our second date in the movie theater during "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" because I was so scared. So, yeah, major wimp over here.

Trying to be objective, this book was pretty
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Susan
Jan 06, 2014 rated it really liked it

4.5 stars

Lets start with the very few things that just kinda sorta bugged me about the book:

1. Editingit could have used one more pass by a copy editor. There were quite a few errors that proved a minor distraction.
2. Not enough Whyborne AND Griffin time. The first book was so much time together, this one felt almostlacking. I has a sad.
3. The guy on the cover reminds me of Peter Dinklage kinda. And that just throws me every time.

NOW...

WHAT I LOVED:

1. WHYBORNE!!!!! I love Percival Endicott
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Tara♥ {MindforBooks}
5 blinding stars.

Okay. Let us be serious for a moment.

All reservations I may have had about this series are now gone bye, bye.

I absolutely loved this book. It is over the top, the word member still appears and Whyborne is still very, very proper.



But it all works so brilliantly and I wouldnt want a single thing to change. I certainly dont EVER want Whyborne to change. His inner monologues were just the absolute shit and he was hilarious. Whyborne definitely wouldnt think he is being hilarious
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Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
"I spoke thirteen languages, and yet all my words deserted me in these moments."

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The Plot
I found myself interested and understanding more of this mystery plot than the one in Widdershins. Mostly because the pace was set at a pace that kept me guessing and wanting more. I enjoy stories that leave some chapters in cliff-hangers - and Threshold definitely came through.

The characters were a hard and fast fall for me. I loved each of their unique personalities and how we
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Barbara➰
Oh how I loved this one! It was quite humorous at times. I love that Whyborne seems to be developing more of a quick wit even if it is just in his thoughts. He had me laughing several times. We get more of their relationship in this one. There's more sweet and tender moments that I just ate up. But oh man...I wanted to throttle Griffin at one time. I hate Whyborne had such awful insecurities and felt really bad for him.

There's also some creepy crawly thingys that are what nightmares are made of.
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Simone
Audiobook: ***4.5 Stars***
Story: ***4 - 4.5 Stars***

The mystery/paranormal part was a bit... well, out of this world ;-), but I still enjoyed it even more than Widdershins. Looks like I'm in for a hellish ride...

And even if I'm the only one on this planet who loves Julian G. Simmons's narration... I really do! ;-)

After a short detour, I'll be back with book #3.
Ms. Smartarse
My enthusiasm for Widdershins took me by complete surprise. While I wasn't expecting to despise it by any means, I did maintain a 'healthy' dose of distrust throughout the reading experience. So when I eventually realized how much I had actually enjoyed it, I hurriedly threw myself into the 2nd book of the series, lest I lose momentum.

Diving into a book

Being an amateur skeptic with delusions of grandeur, my doubts made themselves known by the third sentence already. What if the excitement didn't hold up? What if
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Ingie
Written May 18, 2014

4 1/2 Stars - a favorite couple of lovebirds - once again I got a wonderful mystery adventure with them

Threshold is the second part in the Whyborne & Griffin series. Historical crime and a bit paranormal spooky adventures featureing a wonderful couple of lovebirds, Whybourne & Griffin.

I was listening to the audiobook (little more than 7 hours) instead of reading an ebook this time. It's quite new for me but after a while I really started to like this funny and
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Macky
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone who wants to read something fresh and different.
Recommended to Macky by: Simons Reviews
Before I go into gush mode over the book Ive just got to give big props to the character of Christine. A feisty,no nonsense, brusque, would have done Mrs Pankhurst proud, kick ass female who might not always come over with the warm and fuzzies but by god if I was ever in the sort of situations these lot get into, then I know who I'd want covering my back! I think she has to be the best female leading character in any m/m romance Ive ever read. I said it in one of my updates... What a woman, and ...more
Ami
Percival Whyborne is surprised when his father wants to hire his detective lover (not that his father knows about that!) Griffin to investigate the possibility of something otherworldly happening at Threshold Mine. Together with Christine Putnam, the spunky and headstrong archaeologist, the three of them head to Threshold.

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I definitely thought it was better than book #1. Whyborne and Griffin were solid -- and I totally loved how Whyborne worked his way outside the comfort of his
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Meags
5 Stars

That was AWESOME!!!

I'm sitting here scratching my head as to why it took me so long to pick up the second book in this series? Especially considering how impressed I was by the first book when I read it well over a year ago. Poor form, me!

Regardless of my personal shortcomings, this addition to the Whyborne & Griffin series was a great read. I was completely immersed from beginning to end, which is the height of esteem I can place on a book.

Here, Whyborne, Griffin and the fierce and
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Natalia
Oct 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Re-read October 2019
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Re-read November 2016
I almost forgot how much I love Whyborne :)
Richard Derus
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindled, quiltbag
Rating: 3.5* of five, rounded up (actually out of four because there's a cat presented as a suitable companion animal for humans, which costs the perpetrator one star automatically)

The Publisher Says: Introverted scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne wants nothing more than to live quietly with his lover, ex-Pinkerton detective Griffin Flaherty. Unfortunately, Whyborne's railroad tycoon father has other ideas, namely hiring Griffin to investigate mysterious events at a coal mine.

Whyborne, Griffin,
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Sheri
*gulp* Here we go! Im strapped in and ready for this ride, eager for more freaky fun with my new favorite guys. Im not overwhelmed by the number of additions to this collection, quite the opposite actually. I cant recall the last time I was this excited to submerge myself into an extraordinary world. Im a glutton for Widdershins and my only apologies will be to you, for having to listen to me gush and carry on for the next several weeks. Whyborne and Griffin have synced into step, moving through ...more
* A Reader Obsessed *
I liked this book but it was definitely more paranormal mystery than romance as compared to the first. That being said, it still had poignant moments between the two MC's and some LOL dialogue - but just not enough. I wanted more! Regardless, an excellent addition.
Deborah


Having enjoyed the previous book I was looking forward to reading this one.

It reminded me of the B movies my friend and her husband watch.

I love both Whyborne and Griffin and Christine of course. But this story was way out there. And honestly I didnt like it as much as the previous one.

It has a lot of good moments and do like these characters. So its straight onto the next book for me.
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Heather C
What did I love about this book?

The Characters: Whyborne and Griffin are so endearing and adorable and sweet. Some may say "overly sweet", but I love them!! And I also love how Christine is always at the ready to play the beard when she needs to. Plus, I love the banter between these three.

The Progression of the Relationship: I didn't think there was as much smexy-time in this book as there was in the first; of course, they weren't exactly in the safest place to be getting hot and heavy.
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Isabel
I'm so connected with this series that I can't stop reading it!

This second book has some very funny parts, but has also some really scary!!! My heart was beating so fast that I wanted to scream! I loved it!

Whyborne is amazing... he can be funny talking with whores, he can be brave dealing with aliens, he can be jealous of his lover's past or he can be romantic and sweet shy! He is complete! He is the heart of this series and I never get tired of him!

Griffin is also fantastic, not so complete as
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~Volha~
OMG, I loved this book! This time it takes Whyborne, Griffin and Christine to the mountains of Threshold where they encounter untold horror and face Griffin's past. It was equal parts fascinating and gruesome. I was in haven.

Whyborne out of his comfort zone is so adorable, so funny and at times awkward. He is no leader but for his lover and his best friend Christine he will face anything. Griffin is patient and loyal, he accepts Whyborne's quirks and loves him anyway. Christine is a force to be
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Jenni Lea
Jul 25, 2015 rated it really liked it

I'm really liking this series. Where the last book I read took me almost a week to finish, I gobbled this one up in less than a day. It was so entertaining! I'm loving these characters, especially Whyborne. He's just so prim and proper. He's scandalized by the thought of people walking about in their shirtsleeves. He makes me giggle like a schoolgirl. I'll be continuing this series post haste.
Vivian
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
More supernatural shenanigans for Griffin and Whyborne to sort out with a little lot of help from Christine.

This was highly entertaining. Since less time was devoted to set up the world of Widdershins and the characters, one gets to enjoy more of the action and interaction between the characters. A nice twist as the three head out of their regular stomping grounds south to coal mining country. A couple surprises await them in Threshold and there's definitely a gruesome taint just like in the
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Em
Poor Whyborne, he never does seem to get the quiet life he craves with Griffin does he! Whyborne has lost some of his nervousness and self doubt in this book and he's forced into taking the lead and being in control of an investigation. It does him the world of good!

The only slight quibble I have with this one is the amount of Whyborne and Griffin sexy time! It was slightly lacking, and I could have done with a little bit more. However, I'm still loving this series, it's a great mix of
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Mandy*reads obsessively*
4.5*

Ok, first things first, I will never be a fan of m/m historicals for the reasons I mentioned in my review of Widdershins, but, and this is a big but ( NOT that kind of butt) this series is the exception and definitely worth reading and I can absolutely recommend it! ( even to historical haters like me)

I am loving these guys more and more each book and the freaky scary cases they so bravely and cleverly solve are creative and fun ( in a freaky and scary kind of way, of course).
I felt their
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Karen
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-read
More things that go bump in the dark...

This series is turning out to be quite the fascination for me because I really, really don't like books about things that go bump in the dark and there is a lot of bumping in the dark in this book and not of the fun kind...although there is that too. So far the 'horror' part is not overwhelming and for me detailed just enough to have my imagination working but not focusing on the parts of the story that would normally keep me lying in bed awake at night
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Sofia
4.25 stars

Enjoyed this flowing read, with a good story line and good character development. The story was chilling and good. Ms Hawks descriptions take you right in the coal mine town and I could feel the coal grit covering every nook and cranny of the place.

The characters are becoming more and more nuanced as we learn more about them and as they continue to grow. Hawk shows us their strong and weak points and this makes it a winner for me. We see Whys and Griffins life after the happy ever
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Ann
Started this one on Audible today. Unfortunately there wasn't any traffic :(.

I will never get enough of Whyborne and Griffin, ever. The only niggle I had was I wanted just a smidge more time with just the two of them. I love their banter and battling the beasties didn't really leave them enough time I suppose.

Seeing a more assertive side of Whyborne was damn purr-worthy, Griffin thought so too. More of Griffin's backstory in this one, I liked that a lot even though it led to some conflict
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Eugenia
Totally enjoyable and totally creepy!

The creep factor was turned up on this follow up to Widdershins-if you can believe it!

Here we have our heroes and heroine in the middle of nowhere W. Virginia trying to uncover the source of odd happenings and disappearances in a small mining town owned by Whybornes father. Odd does not even begin to cover this creepy town and the mines.

I enjoyed listening to it-the narrator seems to have improved his differentiation between the characters and helped to
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Chris
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another adventure with Whybourne and Griffin as they set off to Threshold to discover a number of unusual occurrences in the coal mine and local town. Of course nothing is easy and these two always end up in situations that test their new relationship, challenge their vulnerabilities and keep them on the edge of reality and the paranormal. I must say I love their companion Christine who is strong, no nonsense and clearly a defiant woman born in the wrong era !!! Love her no bullshit approach ...more
❧A Bookish Berkeley Girl❧
Wow! A B Horror Flick Book!


This works well for my mood. An easy Saturday read.

This one needs more romancing and less action ^_^ ~


Pro's

I love Griffen and Ival
I love the page number
I love Christine!
I love the tight writing and flow of the book~

Con's

The Aliens...gosh, my mind kept telling me this is a B Horror flick your listening to, and sometimes they can be soooo fun, but honestly it's just not my fav thing to listen to when I already know the writing is suburb. So many books, so little
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Jordan L. Hawk is a trans author from North Carolina. Childhood tales of mountain ghosts and mysterious creatures gave him a life-long love of things that go bump in the night. When he isnt writing, he brews his own beer and tries to keep the cats from destroying the house. His best-selling Whyborne & Griffin series (beginning with Widdershins) can be found in print, ebook, and audiobook. ...more

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Whyborne & Griffin (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Stormhaven (Whyborne & Griffin, #3)
  • Necropolis (Whyborne & Griffin, #4)
  • Bloodline (Whyborne & Griffin, #5)
  • Hoarfrost (Whyborne & Griffin, #6)
  • Maelstrom (Whyborne & Griffin, #7)
  • Fallow (Whyborne & Griffin, #8)
  • Draakenwood  (Whyborne & Griffin, #9)
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