Too Stupid to Live (Romancelandia #1) by Anne Tenino ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl

TooStupidToLive_600x900Title: Too Stupid to Live (Romancelandia #1)

Author: Anne Tenino

Narrator: Tobias Silversmith

Publisher: Riptide

Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

Story Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 03/15/2016

Length: 07 hours 19 minutes

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance, Humor/Comedy

Summary:

It isn’t true love until someone gets hurt.

Sam’s a new man. Yes, he’s still too tall, too skinny, too dorky, too gay, and has that unfortunate addiction to romance novels, but he’s wised up. His One True Love is certainly still out there, but he knows now that real life is nothing like fiction. He’s cultivated the necessary fortitude to say “no” to the next Mr. Wrong, no matter how hot, exciting, and/or erotic-novel-worthy he may be.

Until he meets Ian.

Ian’s a new man. He’s pain-free, has escaped the job he hated and the family who stifled him, and is now—possibly—ready to dip his toe into the sea of relationships. He’s going to be cautious, though, maybe start with someone who knows the score and isn’t looking for anything too complicated. Someone with experience and simple needs that largely revolve around the bedroom.

Until he meets Sam.

Sam’s convinced that Ian is no one’s Mr. Right. Ian’s sure that Sam isn’t his type. They can’t both be wrong . . . can they?

Story Review:

I loved this book in ebook format and I loved it again in audio. Sam was amazing and his trying to live his own romance novel plot made this romance so much fun and kept me wanting more until the very end. If I didn’t have the evil day job, I would have easily listened to this in one sitting. I loved the way this book poked fun at tropes while totally giving me everything I needed to enjoy myself.

Sam and Ian were great together and their power exchanges were HOT while still maintaining the overall sweetly humorous tone of the story. I loved the way these men were real and flawed and how they came together naturally. This story felt real and not forced. Sam’s geekiness brought out the best in Ian and Ian’s macho attitude pushed all of Sam’s buttons, in the best ways possible. They grew together and as individuals and I loved the happy. But these men were not perfect and there was serious coming out plot line and a bit of angst at the end that helped temper the tone of this book. I was connected from the start and enjoyed myself all the way to the end.

Again, I loved this story when I read it in print, and I loved it in audio. It could have done with a more experience narrator, but overall, I enjoyed listening to this story again.

Narration Review:

This is my first time listening to this narrator. It took me a bit to get into his reading of this book. The quality was a bit tinny and his voices were not the best, but the emotions came through and I enjoyed the book, though I think it may be more that I loved the book than that I really liked the narration.

Links

Too Stupid to Live (Romancelandia #1) on Goodreads
Riptide
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,

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