Title: Technically Dating
Author: Jenna Wade
Narrator: John-Paul Barrel
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
eBook Release Date: 06/25/2014
Audiobook Release Date: 02/25/2015
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Meek and mild Bruce Collins decides to set aside his life in technical support for the evening and try a wild night on the town. Self-described nerd Bruce meets suave Westley Taylor at a club, but the night doesn’t go as planned. When they run into each other the next day, Bruce is determined to get the details right and finish what they started. Westley is impressed and invites Bruce on date after date. Bruce figures they’re technically dating and might even be in a relationship, until he accidentally overhears a phone message intended for Westley. Every aspect of their time together comes into question. Now, it’s time for Westley to set the facts straight.
My View – Story:
This one was short but steady. It started out with a bang but then turned into a very pleasant story of two men getting to know each other and falling in love. Of course, not everything was perfect. There was the expected miscommunication that lead to the big angst, but overall, this story was enjoyable and I will be listening to this audiobook again when I am in the mood for short and happy.
I really loved these men. Westley was a great character in the fact that he was so accepting of Bruce and his quirks. Bruce on the other hand appealed to my inner geek. For all his initial swagger, he was so dorky and uncertain of himself. I had fun getting to know these men and listening to their relationship grow.
This was a short novella, so there really was not backstory for either man, but that did not take away from my enjoyment of their story. In fact, ignoring my desire to know more about these men, I am glad the author did not have their backstory. This story was too short to worry about history as well as the relationship growth. So I feel that the author chose to stick with one aspect and do it well, instead of forcing too many ideas and ending up with a mediocre story. However, that being said, I would not have minded if this was longer.
My View – Narration:
I enjoyed John-Paul Barrel’s narration of this story. His voices were clear and it was easy to differentiate the various characters. He portrayed the emotions pretty well, and overall, his narration was perfect for the mostly light hearted feel of this story.
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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