Title: Hungry for Love
Author: Rick R. Reed
Narrator: John Solo
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
eBook Release Date: 09/13/2013
Audiobook Release Date: 12/05/2014
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Nate Tippie and Brandon Wilde are gay, single, and both hoping to meet that special man, even though fate has not yet delivered him to their doorstep. Nate’s sister, Hannah, and her kooky best friend, Marilyn, are about to help fate with that task by creating a profile on the gay dating site, OpenHeartOpenMind. The two women are only exploring, but when they need a face and body for the persona they create, they use Nate as the model.
When Brandon comes across the false profile, he falls for the guy he sees online. Keeping up the charade, Hannah begins corresponding with him, posing as Nate. Real complications begin when Brandon wants to meet Nate, but Nate doesn’t even know he’s being used in the online dating ruse. Hannah and Marilyn concoct another story and send Nate out to let the guy down gently. But when Nate and Brandon meet, the two men feel an instant and powerful pull toward each other. Cupid seems to have shot his bow, but how do Nate and Brandon climb out from under a mountain of deceit without letting go of their chance at love?
My View – Story:
I enjoyed this story. It was something different than I have been reading lately and other than the token bit of angst, it was a relatively easy to listen to story. What I liked the most about this, was that the subject matter was relatable. It really hit home for me in a way that many books do not. This story was about something that I think everyone is looking for, love and what that word truly means. I liked that this was not simply about the differences between love and lust, but about the various definitions of love itself and what that means to each individual. Both men had to determine for themselves what they wanted in life and had to make concessions to get their. While this was relatively angst free, it was not about perfection. There were misunderstandings and miscommunications. There were high expectations and lets downs. But in the end this was a great commentary on love without being in your face preachy. I enjoyed this and think you will too.
I really liked the epilogue. It took this from borderline instalove into full on relationship with a satisfying ending.
My View – Narration:
I think John Solo did a good job reading this story. His voice was clear and I had an easy time distinguishing characters.
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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