Wild and Precious by CJane Elliott ~ Audiobook Review by Brandilyn

WildAndPreciousAUDLGTitle: Wild and Precious

Author: CJane Elliott

Narrator: KC Kelly

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: AngstyG

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

Release Date: 02/04/2016

Length: 02 hours 34 minutes

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance

Summary:

Wild and Precious: Book One

Aspiring writer Brent Granger has good friends and a great job at an arts magazine in DC, but he’s batting zero in the arena of love. Brent begins to get a clue why things aren’t working with women from his strong attraction to his gorgeous, gay, and already attached boss, Graham Stoneford. When he sees a personal ad from a man that quotes his favorite poet, Brent decides to do something wild and answer.

Enter Cody Bellstrom, easygoing bisexual musician, who is happy to initiate Brent in the ways of gay sex. Brent now has a new problem: he realizes he’s gay and no one in his life knows it. Cody tires of hiding their relationship, but Brent finds it challenging to come out to family, friends, and especially to Graham. In the end, Brent must confront the truth of where—and with whom—his heart lies.

Story Review:

I first read Wild and Precious when it was released in 2014. However, I apparently did not review it. Odd, but that is okay I will just do it now.

Wild and Precious is one of those stories that grew on me. I read Wild and Precious a second time when the sequel There You Are came out. I fell in love with the story just a little more. Now, having listening to the audio, I know that W&P will become a perennial favorite.

Brent, Cody, and Graham’s story is not your typical romance. It is a story of discovery for all three men. Discovery of who they are, what the want, and what the deserve. It is a story of love coming quietly. Love that builds on friendship. Friendship that builds on fear and passion. It is a story of bravery and cowardice. It is a story of three men caught in the status quo, but needing more.

You may not like any of the characters individually, but they each bring something to the other’s life that is much needed for their growth.

If you want a story of boy meets boy. Boy and boy fall passionately in love and boink like bunnies then ride off into the sunset. You are looking in the wrong place. If you are looking for a man who is just trying to figure himself out and takes a few side roads in the mean time, Wild and Precious is for you.

I also recommend the follow-up, There You Are.

Narration Review:

KC Kelly is a hit or miss narrator for me. His voice lends himself to westerns, and I have a hard time not thinking “cowboy” when I listen to him. The same was true while listening to Wild and Precious. However, since the main character, Brent, is from Kentucky, it almost fit. I was, however, unable to sink completely into the audio story as I usually do. Despite that fact, I felt the story was elevated by the narration. Yeah, figure that one out. In short I am conflicted on the narration. Like the story itself, I think it will grow on me over time. I will likely be relistening in the future.

Links

Wild and Precious on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks
Audible

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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