Sequel to Chaser …
Title: Raining Men
Author: Rick R. Reed
Narrator: John Solo
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Story Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars
The character you loved to hate in Chaser becomes the character you will simply love in Raining Men.
It’s been raining men for most of Bobby Nelson’s adult life. Normally, he wouldn’t have it any other way, but lately something’s missing. Now, he wants the deluge to slow to a single special drop. But is it even possible for Bobby to find “the one” after endless years of hooking up?
When Bobby’s father passes away, Bobby finally examines his rocky relationship with the man and how it might have contributed to his inability to find the love he yearns for. Guided by a sexy therapist, a Sex Addicts Anonymous group, a well-endowed Chihuahua named Johnny Wadd, and Bobby’s own cache of memories, Bobby takes a spiritual, sexual, and emotional journey to discover that life’s most satisfactory love connections lie in quality, not quantity. And when he’s ready to love not only himself but someone else, sex and love fit, at last, into one perfect package.
My View – Story:
Rick R. Reed’s Raining Men is a uniquely powerful tale of personal pain and triumph. Bobby freely jumps from one empty meaningless sexual encounter to another. When his father dies, Bobby is forced to face his sad past, and he eventually seeks counseling. During his slow path to self-discovery, Bobby finally comes to understand how his childhood and past are affecting his life as an adult. However, this is not a traditional love story. Although Bobby does find love along his journey, the true love story is Bobby learning to understand and love himself.
This story is a remarkable book, with one of the most gut wrenching characters. I honestly feel that Rick R. Reed allowing the reader (and listener!) the opportunity to get to know Bobby is a gift. He’s a man who at times I intensely dislike, while I also feel great empathy and want to give him a Mom hug.
This story of personal redemption is one that no one should miss.
My View – Narration:
John Solo is a very, very good narrator. His voice is easy on the ear, and he never interferes with or distracts from the story he is narrating. As much as I loved reading Raining Men, listening to John Solo narrate the story only enhances the experience of enjoying this wonderful 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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