Author: Sue Brown
Narrator: Adam Rivington
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 04/29/2016
Length: 06 hours 12 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
Dr. Jeff Martin has spent five years as a rural general practitioner on the Isle of Wight, hiding the fact he’s gay. He travels in secret to see his partner, Tris, but when he discovers Tris has been cheating on him, he ends their relationship. Then Jeff meets island native Cameron Gillard. Cameron is down-to-earth, lively, and treats Jeff like he’s the most important person in his life. Jeff blooms under Cameron’s attention, and he decides to come out to his colleagues and friends.
Just when things are going well, Tris reappears out of the blue. Jeff is no longer interested in Tris, but it seems he has two men to convince. Tris, who can’t believe Jeff is serious about wanting to end their relationship, and Cameron, who can’t hide his jealousy of Tris.
Jeff is certain about one thing—the only man he wants in his life is Cameron. Now he just needs to prove it to him.
Island Medics by Sue Brown is a spin-off from her much enjoyed Isle series. We get to revisit the lovely Isle of Wight. This time with some new characters. I don’t remember if either of these guys showed up before. If they did, I don’t remember them. We also get to catch up with some old friends.
Island Medics is one of those stories I would classify as a comfort read. There isn’t a ton of angst involved. It is overall a pretty typical romance. There are some moments of uncertainty, some moments of love, and some moments of lust. There are some also good friends.
Christine did a full review of the story. I liked the story a bit more than she did, but I think that can be explained by the wonderful narration. Sometimes you can fall into a story you would otherwise put aside when the narrator is good.
My biggest complaint about the narration of The Isle series was that the narrator wasn’t British, which pulled me out of the story more often than not. So for the first book in the Island Medics series, Brown and company fixed that little issue. Adam Rivington is a new to me narrator, but he did a great job. He helped me fall into the story and I believe took it up a level. He even did a great job with all the voices from our past that showed up in the story (read all the characters from the Isle series).
I will be honest here. The entire reason I picked up Professional Distance to review was because of the narrator. I have been in desperate need of comfort listens of late, and Greg Boudreaux (aka Greg Tremblay) always fits that bill for me. Professional Distance was no disappointment. As always Greg owned the roles. His voice is smooth and a pleasure to listen to. He melts into the characters, even the sex scenes come off (no pun intended) flawlessly. I am still waiting for this man to go wrong. It hasn’t happened yet. on Goodreads
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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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