Author: Megan Erickson
Narrator: Marc Bachmann
Cover Artist: unknown
Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 03/08/2016
Length: 07 hours 25 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance, New Adult
Colin Hartman can now add college to his list of failures. On the coast-to-coast trek home from California, Colin stops at a gas station in the Nevada desert, and can’t help noticing the guy in tight jeans looking like he just stepped off a catwalk. When he realizes Catwalk is stranded, Colin offers a ride.
Riley only intended to take a short ride in Colin’s Jeep to the Grand Canyon. But one detour leads to another until they finally find themselves tumbling into bed together. However there are shadows in Riley’s eyes that hide a troubled past. And when those shadows threaten to bury the man whom Colin has fallen in love with, he vows to get Riley the help he needs. For once in his life, quitting isn’t an option…
Focus on Me by Megan Erickson was originally reviewed for Prism Book Alliance® by BJ. You can read her review here.
I just have a few items to add. Whenever I read a book that depicts anxiety and depression, I get concerned. As a fighter of both conditions, I am especially sensitive to the accuracy and emotion connected with the character.
Erickson did a fabulous job portraying Riley’s struggle with these conditions. They are not easy to live with, but they don’t make the sufferer unlovable — even when they feel they are. I also admire her portrayal of Collin and his own struggle to accept and understand this side to his lover.
For those reasons Riley and Collin will always hold a special place in my heart. I love these boys and hope you will, too.
When I started this series on Audio, I wasn’t sure Marc Bachman was the narrator for the job. He just didn’t work well for me on the first book in the series. I was a bit disappointed to see he was also the narrator for book 2, Focus on Me. However, I didn’t need to be worried.
Marc Bachman was practically perfect for Out of Focus. He subtly differentiated between Collin and Riley’s dialogue and reminded us with every word that Collin was our narrator. His soft southern drawl was Collin, yet he could turn it around for Riley’s dialogue and his letters to Landry.
So yeah, Bachman is a narrator I would be happy to give another shot.
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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