Author: SJD Peterson
Narrator: Ronald Ray Strickland
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Story Rating: 4.0 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 3.0 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 07/11/2016
Length: 07 hours 14 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
Jimmy Brink and Eric Halter grew up together in a small country town. While Eric has always been content with life as a rancher, Jimmy wanted more and moved to Chicago early on to pursue a medical career.
Life has a way of coming back around. When Jimmy’s parents decide to retire in Florida, Jimmy returns to his hometown to finish his residency at a local hospital. Flamboyant boyfriend Oliver in tow, Jimmy bumps into his old friend. Eric quickly takes a disliking to Oliver though, and for good reason. Oliver proves he’s not only self-centered but also a cheater.
When Jimmy finds out, he sends Oliver packing, not knowing Oliver is vengeful and maybe even teetering toward insane. Soon Jimmy and Eric are fighting to take back their hometown, while Eric finds it more and more difficult to hide his attraction to his best friend.
Caroline reviewed the ebook here.
I love friends to lovers tales so this was an enjoyable listen. Jimmy and Eric are old friends but their relationship has been strained over the years. Jimmy has been in love with his straight buddies for years and never imagined they’d ever be more than friends. This all changes when he returns home with his boyfriend Oliver then learns Oliver is a cheating ass. After dumping Oliver, Jimmy takes a trip down memory lane and realizes how much he missed the relationship with Eric.
Their relationship is slow building and there isn’t a lot of romance until the end but it works perfectly.
As Caroline said:
This is a sweet and poignant story of a deep love between two friends that becomes something more and surprisingly has very little angst.
I didn’t love Ronald Ray Strickland’s performance here. The accent he used for Jimmy was inconsistent and often times on the grating side. I liked the story overall but the narration could’ve been better.
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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