Author: L.A. Witt
Narrator: Iggy Toma
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 12/22/2015
Length: 06 hours 55 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance
Jason Davis can handle a breakup. And an overwhelming mortgage. And a struggling business. And the excruciating pain that keeps him up at night thanks to a shoulder injury. But all of it at once? Not so much. When his shoulder finally pushes him to a breaking point, Jason takes a friend’s advice and gives acupuncture a try.
Acupuncturist Michael Whitman is a single dad struggling to make ends meet. When a mutual friend refers Jason as a patient, and Jason suggests a roommate arrangement to alleviate their respective financial strains, Michael jumps at the opportunity.
But Jason soon finds himself regretting it—he’s too damn attracted to Michael, and living with him is harder than he thought it’d be. In fact, the temptation to act on his feelings would almost be too much if not for the fact that Michael is straight. Or at least, that’s what their mutual friend claims.
(Note: This is a revised second edition, with minor additions, of the first edition originally published elsewhere.)
I enjoyed this story. It had a low angst feel yet it had good conflict and each character had issues to overcome. I liked the look into acupuncture and the ways chronic pain can rule someone’s life. I enjoyed the look into a later in life awakening and how that can affect both existing and new relationships. I liked that the romance was a slow burn and didn’t feel rushed or manufactured. I did struggle a bit with the attraction turning into more but only because most of the development happened behind the scenes. Yet it wasn’t unbelievable because of the situations and the way the men did have plenty time to grow into each other. Michael and Jason worked well for me as a couple and I am looking forward to maybe seeing more of them in some of the other books in this series. I would love to know how things turn out for them in the future.
I have enjoyed other Tucker Springs novels and this one only cemented in my mind why I really need to pick up the rest of this series. I hope they will be out in audio soon!
I enjoy Iggy Toma as a narrator. I like his voice and his reading style. I am not sure he totally nailed the emotions in this one, but he was still enjoyable to listen to.
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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