Title: Organic Chemistry
Author: Andrew Grey
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Story Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Chemistry: Book One
Brendon Marcus lives for his work. A boy genius who fast-tracked his way to college professor by his early twenties, he doesn’t know any other way to be. People confound him. So when Josh Horton, the assistant football coach, pursues him, Brendon isn’t sure what to make of him.
Josh has his own problems. His successful parents aren’t particularly happy with his career path, and some of the players don’t like having a gay assistant coach. He begins to have doubts, but Brendon makes the world look a little brighter.
But when Brendon’s department head starts to make trouble, Josh and Brendon discover that standing up for each other is the first step to standing up for themselves.
My View – Story:
There comes a point after you have reviewed a single author a number of times that you run out of things to say. At last count, I have read and/or listened to over 40 titles from Andrew Grey. That in itself should tell you something. I enjoy reading Andrew Grey. You always know what you will get with him, sure, but what you get is a good read. You get real characters with flaws and quirks. You get characters who aren’t perfect, that have petty jealousies and insecurities. Characters who aren’t adonises or model perfect. You have a story that is low in angst and focuses on the budding relationship between two very real people.
Organic Chemistry is no different. There were no heart string tugging moments. I knew, in the end, there would be a happily ever after for these two very different men. There was the obligatory baddy, in this case, it was the boss of one of the two main characters who was a real piece of work. We saw him through his effects on our beloved Brendan. We saw him making Brendan’s life as difficult as possible, and, as a result, we saw Josh and Brendan pull closer together. We never had a fake breakup in the penultimate chapter just to add unnecessary angst to the story. You have a solid story about two characters you grow to love.
Andrew Grey stories typically have a theme of love, family, and strength. His characters face the world better for being united. His writing is always solid. He has main characters to which people can relate. He is my most read author and will continue to hold that title as long as he keeps putting out titles like this.
My View – Narration:
Nick J. Russo narrated the audio version of Organic Chemistry. He was a new narrator for me, but one I quite enjoyed. He did the subtle inflection thing to differentiate most voices and was easy on the ears. I have started the next book in the series, BioChemistry, which Russo is also narrating.
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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