Author: Nic Starr
Narrator: Joel Leslie
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Bree Archer
Story Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 03/02/2016
Length: 05 hours 55 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
Heroes: Book One
Schoolteacher Charlie Matthews returns to his hometown, looking to regain a sense of community, reconnect with friends, and settle down. It looks like his dreams have come true when paramedic Josh Campbell attends an accident at the school. It’s love at first sight, and a romance begins.
But Josh’s reluctance to come out to the brother who raised him, puts pressure on their fledgling relationship. While Charlie understands Josh’s concerns, he can’t help growing impatient. After all, Charlie came out years ago.
It’s not until Charlie confronts his own parents and realizes he hasn’t come to terms with their rejection that he fully understands what Josh has to lose. But Josh is Charlie’s hero, and Josh will do anything to prove to Charlie that to be part of a family, he doesn’t need his parents.
This is one of those stories I have a hard time talking about. It was enjoyable, slow, and steady. There was nothing inherently wrong with the story. But on the other hand, there was nothing really grand about it either. It was love at first sight and perfectly perfect from the get go. There was really no angst at all except for the small amount of nerves over Josh coming out to his brother, and even that ended up being a non starter. This story was just slow, steady perfect relationship from the start. And while it was a good story, it was missing the wow factor.
However, there was one part of this story that did catch my interest. I could tell from the word choices that there was more to Andrew’s story than met the eye. And when the ending happened, I was FINALLY hooked. I really want Andrew and Tanner’s story.
Joel Leslie has a fantastic voice and a great way of narrating. He really did bring out the best in this story. The overall feel was easy and peaceful, which did allow my mind to drift sometimes, but I think that was more the easy nature of the story than the narration itself.
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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