Author: Z.A. Maxfield
Narrator: Greg Boudreaux
Publisher: audible studios
Cover Artist: Unknown
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 11/15/2016
Length: 08 hours 35 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
What happens when Rory travels halfway across the country to meet the girl of his dreams? Certainly not what he expected…
Rory’s just be a simple southern boy from St. Antoine’s Parish, Louisiana, but he knows what he wants — the girl of his dreams, reclusive and mysterious artist Ran Yamane. He’s loved her since junior high school, and now he has the chance to meet her. He chucks everything and travels 1,500 miles to Anime Expo in Long Beach just so he can tell her. He’s determined that nothing and nobody are going to stand in his way.
Turns out, Ran Yamane isn’t a girl, but he gets that a lot. People come to him with teddy bears and chocolates and disappointment by the truckload. He’s trusted fans in the past and paid the price. So when he meets Rory he is understandably wary, but resigned. He isn’t prepared for his magnetic attraction to the young man, Rory’s apparent willingness to overlook his gender, and the chaos that ensues when his number one fan (and psycho stalker) shows up to get revenge.
I first read Drawn Together in 2012. At that time I wasn’t doing big reviews and my comment on Goodreads was: “Loved it, couldn’t put it down :)” Revisiting it now, while I still enjoyed it, and loved the audio presentation, there were a few flies in the honey.
I loved Rory and Yamane as characters. I thought they were well balanced and interesting. Greg Boudreaux did an excellent job on Rory`s accent and had a good voice for Yamane as well. The travelling was fun and I liked the plot.
What I didn`t like was that Rory always referring to Yamane as a girl. He often called Yamene “Princess” even when Yamane asked him not to. The fact that Rory was mistaken about Yamene’s gender in the beginning made this feel like he couldn’t let the idea of his dream woman go to really embrace Yamene for who he was.
However, that was my only real beef with the story. The sex was hot, especially the last scene. Greg knows how to narrate sex! There is conflict and danger. There is humour. Best of all, we get our splendid Happily-ever-after and all is well.
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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