Author: Lane Hayes
Narrator: Seth Clayton
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson
Story Rating: 4.0 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.0 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.0 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 09/27/2016
Length: 09 hours 01 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
Zeke Gulden is a ruthless Wall Street exec. His hard-edged, no-nonsense attitude has served him well in the cutthroat business world, but less so in his personal life. When he finds out his ex-boyfriend cheated on him with a coworker, Zeke can’t let go—not until he finds a way to get even. However, his meddlesome father has other ideas. The new hire at the family-owned bagel store is somewhat colorful, but his dad is sure he’s the perfect man for Zeke.
Benny Ruggieri is a fiercely proud New Yorker who dreams of making it big as a costume designer in the theater. In the meantime, he’s working two part-time jobs in the food biz. When his new boss sets him up with his successful son, Benny has zero expectations. If nothing else, he figures he can entertain himself by making the uptight businessman squirm. Instead, the two become unlikely friends with an inexplicable attraction they can’t ignore. Benny might be the one to help Zeke set aside his quest for revenge, if he’s willing to let go and forgive what he can’t forget… and give in to an unexpected kind of romance.
Caroline reviewed the eBook here.
I didn’t enjoy the story quite as much as Caroline, but I certainly didn’t dislike it. Zeke and Benny were unique characters but I never connected to either them. Zeke just annoyed me and I didn’t warm to him all that much.
I do agree with what Caroline said:
This is a real opposites attract love affair that both men define as ‘fake boyfriends’. There is laughter, sorrow, jealousy and hot as hell bedroom antics but where both of them thought they were just out for a bit of fun their hearts were pretty much invested from the start. Zeke, with all his rigid habits, is a bit slower to catch on than Benny but ultimately they both realise that the whole fake thing isn’t going to fly.
Seth Clayton did a very good job here. Zeke and Benny are two very different characters and he did a good job making them sound appropriate to their personalities. According to the list on Audible, Clayton doesn’t have that many books narrated but I would certainly and gladly listen to him again.
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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