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The Same Place

(The Lamb and the Lion #2)

4.66  ·  Rating details ·  132 ratings  ·  31 reviews
For what seems like the first time in Teancum Leon’s life, things are looking good: he’s put an end to the toxic relationship with his former sex buddy, work is going well, and Jem Berger has officially decided they are best friends—in spite of Tean’s objections. Things are looking good for Jem too, although he’s not thrilled that somehow Tean has talked him into getting a ...more
Kindle Edition, 443 pages
Published November 24th 2020 by Hodgkin and Blount
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Nov 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
4,5 stars

Fabulous writing.
Intricate plot.
Amazing characterization.

I also learnt a few new words in this book, with this one the most significant: crypsis.

In ecology, crypsis is the ability of an animal to avoid observation or detection by other animals. Methods include camouflage, nocturnality, subterranean lifestyle and mimicry. And “one of the most common form is simply remaining motionless.”

Now don’t worry, I haven’t turned into Tean overnight who can quote stuff like that off the cuff(and
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've given this an A at AAR.

The Same Place is book two in Gregory Ashe’s The Lamb and the Lion series about a Utah-based wildlife vet and a con man – an odd couple if ever there was one – who, in The Same Breath teamed up to solve a murder.  Like its predecessor, this book is a perfectly balanced combination of mystery and romance boasting an intriguing, tightly-written plot, two flawed but intensely loveable leads, lots of humour and a wonderfully detailed setting.

There are spoilers for The
I absolutely LOVED this one, 5 stars no question. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

We have lots of character growth...especially Tean and Jem. The banter between the two of them is wonderful, and really funny most of the time. They help each other out with things that they've personally struggled with i.e. Jem is furious with Tean's homophobic and money-grabbing Mormon family and tells his brothers and sisters exactly what's been going on, which will hopefully help Tean with his relationship with them going forward, and ri
Joyfully Jay
Nov 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jay
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars

The Same Place is the second book in Gregory Ashe’s excellent The Lion and the Lamb series. This book follows closely after the first and the relationship dynamics definitely set up in the first story, so you are going to want to read these in order. My absolute favorite part of this book/series is the dynamic between Tean and Jem. They are just such a fun, opposites attract pair who both push and challenge one another, but also so clearly care deeply for each ot
Terri Jones
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is possibly the strongest second novel of a trilogy/series I've read to date. Impressive character development, very twisted murder mystery, some ugly family dynamics, PTSD, trauma, misunderstandings, twisted expectations, lies and consequences... And wow, that ending.

I couldn't read all of the Hazard and Somerset series for character reasons, but I am thoroughly invested in this series, for character reasons, and #3 promises to be one heck of a trip. I preordered it several chapters from
Nov 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Arc received for honest review

Yet another wonderful book from Gregory Ashe!
If Hazard and Somerset weren’t my first loves from Greg’s canon then I could absolutely give top spot to Jem and Tean as my favourite Ashe couple.
I simply adore them.

That said this book has plenty of merits besides it main characters.
Greg has crafted yet another engaging and well paced mystery. Abs balanced it very well with the development of both characters histories and personal relationships as well as their relat
Nov 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
These two have some of the most entertaining dialogue exchanges.

I admit to not being as interested in the mystery part of this book compared to the first, but that's also because I was less invested in discovering what happened to Tean's co-worker's years-long ex than I was Jem's foster brother.

I liked that we found out why Tean is pretty much broke, and more about each of their families.
5 stars

Best book of the year. Best series of the year. Favorite couple of the year. I think you get the basic idea. It’s The Best.

Okay, Em - but why? I mean, you keep telling me how awesome all of Gregory Ashe's books are, and I keep reading your glowing reviews of EVERY SINGLE THING he publishes, but I'm still not sure where to start?

Look, GoodReader friends, you can really start anywhere...BUT. If I were new to this author and I wanted to read him at his absolute best without committing to th
suebee ~Always Reading~
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-murder
This was a great second book in this series. I adore Jem, I think he’s one of the best characters ever created. Tean and him together are so sweet whether they are best friends or regular friends. Their banter is so funny and they don’t even realize how perfect they are together, as more than friends!!!!

Whenever I finish a Gregory Ashe book my mind often hurts. There’s so much to keep up with and things can go from moving slow to speeding up rapidly. But no matter how many feelings are brought u
Natalie Nicole
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How wonderful it is to revisit the Salt Lake City, Utah area and get reacquainted with Tean Leon and Jem Burger. I love that the story starts with events that demonstrate Jem's attempts, with Tean's help, to improve his life by becoming 'legitimate'. Holding a job is hard for Jem but his special skill set proves valuable when Tean's friend and colleague Hannah is certain she's being followed. Going against her family's advice, she hires Jem to discover 'the why'! This sequel is so wonderful for ...more
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
You know when you're reading a really good book, and you can't put it down but you also don't want it to end, so you don't know how to pace yourself? This (and its predecessor) is absolutely that book for me. I can't get enough of Tean and Jem - they're both so incredibly lovable and complex, and I could probably read 100 more books about them.

I loved the first book so much and didn't think I could possibly love the second one even more, but I think I might! This one had a few more sub-plots wov
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
** Review to come **
Bryoney McKenna
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So, this book. This book was a close call. Because I might just be in love with Jem and Tean. And they just might suffer a bit in this book. No spoilers, but… it’s a bumpy ride at times. In the best possible way, though. This is Gregory Ashe, after all. We know him, right? We know his characters don’t just slide down a rainbow into their happily ever after. We know he makes them earn it.

And this is what makes me love his books. His beautiful flawed characters who always seem to do things the ha
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, mystery, lgbt, romance, m-m
As always with Gregory Ashe's books, this is a perfect mix of mystery and romance, with characters who are flawed, hurt and so very human, a tight storyline and filled with suspense in both fronts...

This time, the mystery is also tied to one of the characters; Tean's friend Hannah is deep in troubles, and Tean convinces her to hire Jem to help her. But Hannah is not telling the truth, Ammon is after her (and he is also very much after Tean, obviously) so things quickly become complicated.

And Jem

« Cryspis », ou camouflage en français, est une technique observée dans la nature, qui touche un certain nombre d'organismes vivants et qui se développe en fonction d'un certain nombre de facteurs très variables, globalement lol.

Ouais, j'avoue je ne sais pas comment commencer mon avis en fait, je me suis pris encore en pleine face ce bouquin qui m'a fait passer par tout un tas d'émotions différentes.

En fait, Tean développe en long et en large cette définition de crypsis, un terme pour leque
This Curly Arab
Nov 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
The Same Place is book 2 in The Lamb and The Lion Series. In this series we follow Tean Leon, a Department of Wildlife Rescue Veterinarian and Jem Berger, a con man, as they investigate another crime that lands at their doorstep. In this book we get a much closer look at the friendship between this unlikely pair and it's a pretty epic ride.

Tean and Jem find themselves yet again in a situation where they get to use their amateur detective skills. These two make a great team when it comes to uncov
Nov 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The thing that really makes this book is all the quirky little details. You never know when they're going to be important, so you horde them like Tean with his bizarre collection of facts. With each twist and turn in the mystery, you haul out these tidbits and examine them for clues until the places Tean and Jem go and the things they see seem like real places and things. Watching Tean and Jem navigate their places in each other's lives is both adorable and a little heartbreaking. My favorite pa ...more
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, ashe
I received an advance review copy in exchange for an honest review. Here it is (minor spoilers, maybe?).

I liked the fist book in this series, „The Same Breath“. As the said book had an open ending — this one was thoroughly expected.
Something unexpected happens in the life of one of our MCs. Hannah, Tean’s colleague and best friend has a past that does want not to stay put. Jim and Tean find themselves dismantling the secrets of Hannah’s life (said best friend), in order to protect her from a mu
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

I think I liked this book more than the previous one. It was funny and heartbreaking in the right proportion haha.
Gotta admit though it was painful reading about Jem being friend-zoned at least one hundred times lol
Loved the part about strangers in the strange place, very moving.

Liked the preview chapters, especially the first one: lots of irony and symbolism. Well, either that or I'm overthinking it XD
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Same Place is the perfect mix of mystery, romance and wonderfully developed characters. Just what you have come to expect when reading a book by Gregory Ashe.
Yet again Tean and Jem find themselves in the middle of danger and they must uncover the truth of what is going on.
This story takes the reader on quite the ride. I was glued to this book from beginning to end.
I'm addicted to this series and can't wait for more!
Carleigh Leake
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I can't get enough!

Gregory Ashe can develop the most sincere, damaged and interesting characters of any author. I adore them all! Tean and Jem are such a complex couple or at least I hope they are a couple. I love their interactions and their devotion to each other. They are also such a great investigative team. Please, please hurry I can't wait for the next book!
Dec 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm-romance
I think i had too many expectations from this one. I wish there was more relationship building. And it was too rushed in the end. Also i get angry abt ammons attitude and then feel sorry for him cause he has to deal with all these armatures trying to compromise his investigation.
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic! I was unsure of how Tean and Jem would get along and get on, but their relationship is compelling. This mystery was very complex...really good!
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loving this series. Such great characterization and plot.
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Content warnings: homophobic language, homophobia, homophobia by a family, animal death, animal attacks
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Deirdre Ellison
Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I enjoyed the developing friendship of Jem and Tean. Of course the murder mystery was engaging with plenty of twists and turns. Excellent addition to this series.
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: yes
what is this friendzone nonsense I'm not okay with it ...more
Dec 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another good mystery. Their affectionate banter is hilarious.
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I'm a long-time Midwesterner. I've lived in Chicago, Bloomington (IN), and Saint Louis, my current home. Aside from reading and writing (which take up a lot of my time), I'm an educator.

While I enjoy reading across many genres, my two main loves are mystery and speculative fiction. I used to keep a list of favorite books, but it changes so frequently that I've given up. I'm always looking for reco

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