Author: L.A. Witt
Narrator: Charlie David
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: 04/05/2016
Length: 04 hours 39 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
Opposites attract, but heaven help these two….
Tattoo artist Seth Wheeler thinks he’s struck gold when Darren Romero rents the apartment across the hall. The new guy is gorgeous, witty, and single, plus he’s just the right blend of bold and flirtatious. Perfect.
Except then Darren reveals that he moved to Tucker Springs to take a job as the youth pastor at the New Light Church. Seth is not only an atheist, but was thrown out by his ultra-religious family when he came out. He tends to avoid believers, not out of judgment but out of self-preservation.
But Darren doesn’t give up easily, and he steadily chips away at Seth’s defenses. Darren is everything Seth wants in a man . . . except for that one massive detail he just can’t overlook. Is Darren’s religion the real problem, or is it just a convenient smoke screen to keep him from facing deeper fears? It’s either see the light, or risk pushing Darren away forever.
I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this one. Religion can be a touchy subject and sometimes authors can get out of control in their effort to make a point or turn religion political. But that was not the case here. Covet Thy Neighbor was about religion and it was about dealing with extremists, but it was limited to these two men and this story never turned political or condemning. It was a look at two side of a coin. One side being the effect right wing conservatives can have when they are intolerant and unyielding. The other side being the Christian who lives with Christ’s message and is understanding, loving, and accepting since everyone is a sinner and no one has the right to judge. I really enjoyed the way religion was portrayed and discussed and applaud the author for making a statement and taking a stand without shoving it down the reader’s throat.
I also liked Seth and Darren’s romance. It was slow and steady and built on more than just lust. These men had real conversations and did more than just have sex, though when they did it was quality. I liked seeing Seth screw up and be flawed. I liked seeing Darren’s emotions because they showed his humanity. This was a quiet romance but it was still meaningful and I was invested in the outcome. I liked both men, I enjoyed their journey, I learned from their debates, and I really loved they way they felt realistic and natural together.
I am really loving tucker Springs and am looking forward to listening to the next story in this series.
Charlie David did a good job of bringing this story to life. His voices were good and the emotion was clear. I enjoyed listening this audiobook very much.
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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