Author: Lisa Henry
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 01/24/2017
Length: 06 hours 01 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult
The struggle is real.
Nick Stahlnecker is 18 and not ready to grow up yet. He has a summer job, a case of existential panic, and a hopeless crush on the unattainable Jai Hazenbrook. Except how do you know that your coworker’s unattainable unless you ask to blow him in the porta-potty?
That’s probably not what dad meant when he said Nick should act more like an adult.
Twenty-five-year-old Jai is back in his hometown of Franklin, Ohio, just long enough to earn the money to get the hell out again. His long-term goal of seeing more of the world is worth the short-term pain of living in his mother’s basement, but only barely.
Meeting Nick doesn’t fit in with Jai’s plans at all, but, as Jai soon learns, you don’t have to travel halfway around the world to have the adventure of a lifetime.
This is not a summer romance. This is a summer friendship-with-benefits. It’s got pizza with disgusting toppings, Netflix and chill, and accidental exhibitionism. That’s all. There are no feelings here. None. Shut up.
Overall I really loved this story. I had some issues with the character of Nick in the very beginning but I got over that soon enough.
Here’s my issue: Nick is an 18-year virgin who decides he wants to blow Jai Hazenbrook. So what does he do? Goes to him and asks. I could see this happening if he was more experienced but not being the awkward teenager that he is. However, this did not at all ruin the rest of the story for me.
The characters here are a lot of fun and I literally laughed out loud more than once. The sexual encounters Jai and Nick have that are interrupted were freaking hilarious. Not only did I adore these two guys together I also loved all the supporting characters here. Especially Nick’s best friend Devon.
Jai was very patient with Nick especially with their sex life. Jai was a true prince, sometimes unrealistically so, but a truly unique character.
The story ended with an HFN and anything else would’ve been forced.
Nick J. Russo did another fabulous job here. He’s becoming one of my favorite narrators. He nailed both Nick and Jai’s voices with just enough distinction that they were unique.
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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