Author: Andrew Grey
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Sequel to Organic Chemistry
Chemistry: Book Two
When his college biochemistry class turns out to be much more difficult than star quarterback Freddie Samuelson imagined, his lab partner, Kurt Maxwell, agrees to help. They’re very different: a rich kid athlete and a hardworking openly gay scholarship student. But Kurt slips past Freddie’s defenses, and little by little—despite Freddie ignoring his own sexuality in the past—Freddie realizes he wants to get to know Kurt, especially when Kurt helps him through more challenges than their science class. But it isn’t long before rumors begin to fly, and the obstacles Freddie will face may block him from both the future he planned on and the future he didn’t know he wanted.
My View – Story:
The second book in the Chemistry series from Andrew Grey focuses on quarterback Freddie and scholarship kid Kurt. They are different as can be, but somehow they work, on some level. They spend more time fighting than together in the story, and I sometimes had trouble seeing them as a couple. But when they were apart, my heart hurt for Kurt. When I learned just why they were apart, my hurt was a bit tender for Freddie.
BioChemistry takes on the very real issues of coming out, coming to terms, and confronting the detractors in your life. Freddie seeks the guidance of Josh, from Organic Chemistry. Unlike many stories of this ilk, Freddie TAKES the advice given to him and moves the story and his stagnating relationship forward. This story is on the shorter side, so it can’t delve deeply into the thoughts and feelings of the main characters, but you get enough to be empathetic to the struggles of both Freddie and Kurt.
BioChemistry would be low on my angst meter, but it did have more than many of the Grey titles I have enjoyed in the past. I would classify it as a comfort read and enjoy it anytime I am in the mood for a lighter out for you title.
My View – Narration:
Nick J. Russo narrated the audio version of BioChemistry. I finished his narration of Organic Chemistry right before this one. I did not enjoy the narration quite as much this time. I think it was the “voices” he attempted for Kurt and Freddie that put me off a little. Not a lot, but a little. Also, the sex scenes had me rolling my eyes a bit. I don’t know if it was the dialogue or presentation of the dialogue that was just a little too cheesy for me. However, as with most Andrew Grey titles, BioChemistry lends itself well to audio.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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