A Sound Beginning by Jeff Adams ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

A-Sound-BeginningTitle: A Sound Beginning

Author: Jeff Adams

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 02/09/2016

Length: Short Story (<15K)

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance


Voice-over artist Harry Moore is falling for his contractor. Can he win Diego’s heart and be his client at the same time?

Harry Moore has decided to take his voice-over business to the next level by hiring contractor Diego Ramos to renovate his San Francisco loft into a state-of-the-art home office and recording studio.

They hit it off immediately and Harry is soon hoping to make their business relationship a little more personal, but Diego has responsibilities to consider before he can date anyone, especially a client.

Can Harry and Diego design a sound future for themselves?

General Release Date: 8th March 2016

My View:

Clocking in at just over 11,000 words, you can’t expect miracles from A Sound Beginning. What you can expect is two guys with their big heads on straight and their little heads looking for some action. You can expect some fun and some heat. You can expect a couple of secondary characters with no purpose other than to bounce scenes off of, but who add to the story never the less.

I didn’t feel the writing in this story was quite as strong as in some of Adam’s other works. All the necessary story elements were there, but I felt that the author spent slightly too much time describing irrelevant parts of scenes to the reader. These descriptions served to slow down and admittedly quickly paced story.

These two go from client/employee to friends to lovers to whatever over the course of only a few weeks. However, they do so with their eyes open, their hearts ready, and their friends’ support.

I can’t say that A Sound Beginning is my favorite Jeff Adams story. It is going to take a heck of a lot to unseat Simon and Alex from that spot. However, I can certainly see myself re-reading this one a time or two when I need a light, hot read.


A Sound Beginning on Goodreads
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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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