The Dating Game (Owen & Nathan #1) by Jay Northcote ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl

The Dating Game Title: The Dating Game (Owen & Nathan #1)

Author: Jay Northcote

Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies

Publisher: Self Published

eBook Release Date: 09/22/2014
Audiobook Release Date: 03/13/2015

Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars


When they were at uni, Owen always had a bit of a crush on Nathan. But Nathan was apparently straight, and Owen was too busy with other guys to take his crush seriously.

When Nathan moves back to Bristol after a year away, Owen hears that Nathan has come out of the closet, and he propositions him. Nathan doesn’t want to be just another notch on Owen’s bedpost, though, so he challenges Owen to prove he can be serious: five dates before they have sex.

Owen doesn’t think that sounds too difficult. He’s expecting Nathan to find his charms irresistible anyway. But as they grow closer, Owen begins to care more about proving himself to Nathan than he does about getting him into bed.

My View – Story:

I have previously reviewed this story in e-book format and that review can be found here.

This was a fun novella. There was low angst and the characters were flirty and romantic. This story was light hearted, humorous, and full of sexual tension. As I said before, I enjoyed this short read for what it was, but I will stick to the e-book.

And I see there is a sequel coming out! I am actually quite happy about this because I would love to see these men after being in a relationship for a while. Yay!

My View – Narration:

This narration was middle of the road for me. Matthew Lloyd Davies has a pleasant voice that was easy to listen to. It was almost musical actually. But all he really did was read the story. It wasn’t a bad listening experience but many of the things I liked about this book when I read it were lost. The flirting tone, the emotion, the sexual tension between the men, these things were just not evident in this reading.

Buy Links

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iTunes / iBooks
Audible US
Audible UK

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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