Shiny by Amy Lane ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl



Shiny Title: Shiny

Author: Amy Lane

Narrator: Tyler Stevens

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

eBook Release Date: 02/21/2014
Audiobook Release Date: 12/08/2014

Story Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Stars


Will Lafferty and Kenny Scalia are both having sort of a day. Will gets fired for letting fifth graders read Harry Potter, and Kenny finds his boyfriend and his sex toys in bed with a complete stranger. When Will knocks over Kenny’s trash can—and strews Kenny’s personal business all over the street—it feels like the perfect craptastic climax to the sewage of suckage that has rained down on them both.

But ever-friendly, ever-kind Will asks snarky Kenny out for a beer—God knows they both need one—and two amazing things occur: Kenny discovers talking to Will might be the best form of intercourse ever, and Will discovers he’s gay.

Their unlikely friendship seems like the perfect platonic match until Will reveals how very much more he’s been feeling for Kenny almost since the beginning. But Kenny’s worried. Will’s newfound sexuality is bright and glittery and shiny, but what happens when that wears off? Is Will’s infatuation with Kenny strong enough to stay real?

My View – Story:

I read this story when it first came out and fell in love with the characters and their shiny romance. When I saw the audiobook was released, I did a happy dance and snapped it up. I am so in love with this story. I really connected with the characters and I loved the way their story was presented.  Being set up as a flashback made it so much more entertaining with the character’s commentary on their experiences. I could feel the embarrassment and the laughter.

Not only was this story well written and funny, it was heartwarming and romantic. The journey these men took to find their love was not perfect, but it was perfect for them. The final scene will melt your heart and made me tear up a bit.

Hearing this in audioformat made this story even better because the narrator did such a fantastic job bringing the characters to life. The narration did well portraying the emotions present as well as the humor. I will be listening to this one again for sure.

My View – Narration:

I think Tyler Stevens nailed this one. His over the top, flamboyant voices were a perfect fit for these characters and their story. His narration only enhanced an already great story.

Buy Links

Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Audible US
Audible UK

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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