Author: Jacob Z. Flores
Narrator: John Solo
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Bree Archer
Story Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 12/07/2016
Length: 06 hours 33 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
A One Fine Day Novel
What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas.
Cody Hayes is having one epic morning-after. The hangover following a Vegas bachelor party is nothing new to him, and neither is the naked man in his bed.
His apparent marriage is a different story.
Carefully plotting every detail of his life carried Julian Canales to a Senate seat as an openly gay man. A drunken night of Truth or Dare isn’t like him… and neither is marrying a man he just met. He’d get an annulment, but the media has gotten wind of his hasty nuptials. If Julian’s political career is going to survive, he has to stay married to a man who’s his opposite in every way.
Now he must convince Cody that all they need to do is survive a conservative political rival, a heartbroken ex, their painful pasts… and an attraction neither man can fight.
Note:This story is totally independent from the first book in this series. It seems to be linked by idea rather than actual characters or location.
This story was very political and very soap opera like. It was way over the top and extremely fast. The title was quite appropriate because I found myself often thinking things just suddenly happened and or suddenly changed with little explanation or depth.
This story was fun. It hit all the high points of what a dreamspun Desires book should entail. Yet I found myself wanting more development, more time spent on the why of the romance and love, more time spent growing as a couple who were strangers just a short time before. I was fully able to understand the point of the novel and get swept up in the trope, but I never connected to the men nor to their instant and over the top love affair.
Overall, I think people will enjoy this read, but I can also see many other people feeling that it fell flat, much like I felt. All in all this was an average read.
I like John Solo as a narrator for stories with hard characters and strong emotion. With that said, I think he is being overused to narrate this line of books and is often not the right fit for many of these books. He did an OK job here, he got the story and emotion across, but I do not think he brought out the best in this one.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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.
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