Title: We danced
Author: Jeff Erno
Narrator: Finn Sterling
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 2 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
For six years, Rex Payton has focused on two things: keeping his late father’s small-town Kentucky bar afloat and raising his nephew, Tyler. After the tragic loss of his parents and sister, Rex has no interest in romance. He’s respected in his community and regarded as one of Carlisle’s most eligible bachelors, but he’s accepted that his life isn’t conducive to a romantic relationship, especially as a closeted gay man.
Enter Josh Billings, a veterinary student who’s serving an internship in town. Josh’s deepest passion is helping animals. Romance is the furthest thing from his mind… until the night he meets taciturn, handsome Rex Payton. Chance and an after-hours dance conspire to forge an intimate connection neither man looked for—one neither man can ignore after the dance leads to a kiss.
Suddenly romance isn’t so insignificant, but it’s also not without complications. For this relationship to work, Josh has to decide if he can cope with dating a single dad, Rex has to open his heart, and Ty has to learn to share his dad’s affection.
My View – Story:
I enjoyed this story. I am a big fan of stories involving children. This one started off a bit awkward for me and almost made it into the insta-love done wrong category, but as history was revealed the plot move forward, things fell into place easily and I was eager to see this through to the end.
Just like most Jeff Erno stories, there are moral lessons imparted to the reader, but this time, they were integrated well into the story itself. It did not feel overly preachy.
My issue with the story, the blurb. It does not accurately reflect the story at all. It implies things that are nowhere to be seen in the story itself. In fact, the blurb almost turned me off to this story in the first place. I debated on this title for a while. Had the blurb represented the story more closely, I would have grabbed this immediately.
My View – Narration:
So while I really enjoyed the story, the narration was not my favorite. The narrator made me feel the characters were just stupid hicks and the sex scenes read as uncomfortable attempts at porn. The portrayals of emotion was OK, but I think he did not do this title justice.
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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