Title: Nothing Serious
Author: Jay Northcote
Narrator: Michael Pauley
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
eBook Release Date: 10/23/2013
Audiobook Release Date: 03/03/2015
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Mark O’Brien is finally being honest with himself. His relationship with Rachel is over and he’s moving out of the home they’ve shared for six years. They get along, but he can’t fix a relationship when the person he’s with is the wrong gender.
Jamie Robertson, one of the removal men, is huge and ridiculously gorgeous, and Mark is smitten at first sight. When a cardboard box splits, revealing items of a personal nature that Mark never wanted anybody to see, he’s mortified. But it sparks the start of a beautiful friendship with benefits.
As Jamie initiates Mark into the joys of gay sex, the two men get increasingly close and “nothing serious” turns into something rather important to both of them. But communication isn’t their strong point. Will either man ever find the courage to be honest about his feelings?
My View – Story:
I enjoyed this relatively low angst romance. It was the straight forward and steady progression of two men going from strangers to friends with benefits to in love. The men were a good fit for each other and had great chemistry. I liked seeing their relationship evolve over time and really like that they did not fall into the typical miscommunication trap. There was just enough character depth to make the romance meaningful without trying to force this short tale to be more than the word count could deliver. If you are looking for a light and easy romance, pick this one up. You won’t be disappointed.
My View – Narration:
Michael Pauley was a pretty good narrator for this story. He gave the characters life and emotion and read the story very well. He was easy to listen to. However, some of the English feel of this story was lost since the narrator did not have an accent. It did not take away from my enjoyment of the story overall, it was just a personal preference.
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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