Title: Stay With Me
Author: S. E. Harmon
Narrator: Michael Stellman
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
eBook Release Date: 04/28/2014
Audiobook Release Date: 02/20/2015
Story Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Private investigator Mackenzie Williams’s newest client is everything he’s looking for in a guy—charming, beautiful, intelligent, and successful. There’s only one itty bitty problem—the guy’s not exactly gay. In fact, Jordan Channing is looking for a PI to follow his fiancée. The smart thing would be to thank Jordan for his time, turn Mr. Perfect away (don’t let the door hit you on the rump, thank you very much), and forget he exists.
Of course, Mackenzie has never been accused of doing the smart thing. Being a smart aleck is more his MO. Relationships aren’t up his alley, never have been. So why’s he so inexplicably drawn to his new client?
Jordan has always been the high achiever, a man who lives in a focused, controlled, and carefully constructed manner. But for the first time in his life, he has to admit the impossible—another man is getting his engine running on all cylinders. Despite Jordan’s denial, it’s not long before he can no longer resist the strong undercurrents pulling them together. Now Jordan must decide if he can go against everything he’s ever known to have the only love he’s ever wanted.
My View – Story:
I enjoyed this story for the most part. The tone was snarky and fun. There were many instances of humor as well as some great character growth. Mac had some serious issues and the author used his friends to help him see how his life has been barren and devoid of love by his own making. I enjoyed seeing Jordan come out of his shell and realize that Mac was more important than hiding his newly accepted sexuality.
And my favorite thing about this story….THE CHEMISTRY. Oh man, these men are HOT together. And they are together a lot!
However, I was often bored and felt that this story really could have been cut down by a bunch of pages. It just kept repeating itself and after a while, I almost didn’t care about the relationship anymore. I just wanted it to be over and for Mac to stop whining and sabotaging himself. The ending did save this one for me with the very promising HFN. But overall, this one was super slow and drug on too long.
My View – Narration:
I enjoyed the narration. Michael Stellman did a good job with his reading. His voice was clear and the characters were easy to distinguish. He played the emotions fairly well.
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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