Author: Pat Henshaw
Narrator: David Ross
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: AngstyG
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 10/21/2016
Length: 02 hours 49 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
Barista Jimmy Patterson thinks it’s a good idea to get rip-roaring drunk on his birthday after he’s dumped by his boyfriend. When the burly owner of Stonewall’s Saloon rescues Jimmy, the night starts to look up.
Now Jimmy just wants to know the bartender’s first name since he’s worn a different name tag every time Jimmy’s seen him. “Guy” Stone gives Jimmy seven guesses, one for each night he takes Jimmy out on a date.
While Jimmy’s trying to come up with his name, he’s distracted by the destruction of his coffee shop and what looks more and more like a hate crime.
Brandilyn reviewed the eBook here.
I’ve read a couple other books in the Foothills Pride series and enjoyed them so I jumped at the chance to listen to the book that started it all.
I liked the couple quite a bit and listened to the story in one sitting.
Stone utters one of the best, sweetest lines I’ve ever heard when he calls Jimmy the “best excuse for a hard-on.” Loved these guys and thought they were realistic and unique.
Here’s what Brandilyn had to say:
I won’t say it was the best thing I have ever read, but I did enjoy the story well enough. I liked “Guy” and Jimmy. I thought the whole schtick about the name was both cute and predictable in equal measure. There are some parts that could have used some expansion. Actually, everything surrounding the ex-boyfriend could have used some additional explanation. However, it wasn’t enough to keep me off kilter about Guy and Jimmy’s relationship.
Speaking of their relationship. It was nice. Guy did everything he could to dispel any misgivings Jimmy had. I like that Guy was the instigator and that he was also a romantic, despite his gruff exterior. Their relationship was never in question from the early stages. They came together against their enemies, making them an even stronger couple.
I could classify What’s in a Name in the comfort read category. Low angst. No on-page sex. Sweet couple with a gruff alpha-male. I will certainly give Henshaw another shot in the future.
David Ross is a pretty good narrator. There wasn’t anything out of the ordinary to crow about but his voice fit with the sweet vibe of the story.
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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