Fever Pitch (Love Lessons #2) by Heidi Cullinan ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl

Fever Pitch Title: Fever Pitch (Love Lessons #2)

Author: Heidi Cullinan

Narrator: Iggy Toma

Publisher: Samhain (eBook)

eBook Release Date: 09/30/2014
Audiobook Release Date: 03/18/2015

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

Blurb:

Sometimes you have to play love by ear. Love Lessons, Book 2. Aaron Seavers is a pathetic mess, and he knows it. He lives in terror of incurring his father’s wrath and disappointing his mother, and he can’t stop dithering about where to go to college—with fall term only weeks away. Ditched by a friend at a miserable summer farewell party, all he can do is get drunk in the laundry room and regret he was ever born. Until a geeky-cute classmate lifts his spirits, leaving him confident of two things: his sexual orientation, and where he’s headed to school. Giles Mulder can’t wait to get the hell out of Oak Grove, Minnesota, and off to college, where he plans to play his violin and figure out what he wants to be when he grows up. But when Aaron appears on campus, memories of hometown hazing threaten what he’d hoped would be his haven. As the semester wears on, their attraction crescendos from double-cautious to a rich, swelling chord. But if more than one set of controlling parents have their way, the music of their love could come to a shattering end. Warning: Contains showmances, bad parenting, Walter Lucas, and a cappella.

My View – Story:

What can I say about a book that ripped out my heart and touched my soul. On the surface, this looked like it would be a light hearted story similar to Glee or Pitch Perfect, but once the story started to unfold, it became so much more.

Fever Pitch shattered my heart as it showed the way those we love have the potential to hurt us the most. It showcased some of the worst ways families can beat down and tear apart young gay men during some of the most formative years in their lives. I cried with and for Aaron. For his uncertainties, for the way he just wanted to be himself and feel like part of something. I wanted Aaron to have love and companionship and to never feel lonely again. I wanted him to feel like he belonged in the world and that he was deserving and worthwhile. I wanted to rip apart his Mother for betraying him.

But then the author slowly pieced my heart back together when she showed that a true family does not have to be blood related at all. In the midst of all the bad, she eclipsed that with the good. The way Giles stepped up and filled Aaron’s empty spaces. The way Giles felt so much for others and never hesitated to do the right thing. The way the community came together to help friends in need. The way Giles’s family would happily adopt anyone who needed a bit of love. The author made me cry even harder with her displays of love and generosity. And Walter, what can I say about Walter. This story just cemented the fact that he is one of my all time favorite characters.

But oh man, I am so ready for Eli and Baz’s story. These two men were some amazing secondary characters. Their story promises to be another heart wrenching saga full of history and potential for great character growth and development. These men have some ugly pasts to overcome and and much as I hate emotional hangovers (because crying headaches are never fun), I WANT THEIR STORY NOW. I want to be destroyed and put back together right alongside what promises to be another set of characters who will stay with me forever.

This second book in the love lesson’s world was just as amazing as the first and I recommend this series to everyone.

My View – Narration:

I really recommend this audio version to everyone just as I recommend this story. Iggy Toma is the perfect narrator for this series and does a phenomenal job and portraying these men and their emotions. I will be listening to these stories over and over.

Buy Links

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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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3 thoughts on “Fever Pitch (Love Lessons #2) by Heidi Cullinan ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl

  1. I think I enjoyed Fever Pitch even more than the first book in the series, because of the emotional punch it packed. I did love Walter, but I think Aaron is my favorite character so far in the series. I loved watching him find and claim his joy through music, and it made me wish I could go back to school for a do-over, wish that I had had the strength and confidence (and, yes, the talent) to do what I really wanted instead of taking the easy road.

    This book will remain one of my comfort re-reads, and I’m eagerly awaiting Baz & Elijah’s story, in part to get another glimpse of Aaron & Giles.

  2. Thank you for this comment! I love to see other opinions on books I love. I did like Aaron as well but I really connected with Walter in book one and there is just something about him that stuck with me more than Aaron. But I totally agree with you that book 2 packs so much emotions!

  3. Fever Pitch is one of my favorite books, I have read it several times and loved the audio book. I can see myself re-listening to it as well. I too am anxiously awaiting book 3.

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