Author: Lisa Worral
Narrator: Sean Lenhart
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
Story Rating: 4.0 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 3.0 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 12/19/2016
Length: 09 hours 51 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
Of all the bars in all the towns in all the world, the stranger walks into Brody Tyler’s. With no memory and a name he chose from a newspaper, Nash is a gamble—one Brody is willing to take. It isn’t long before Brody and Nash fall in love, but then a tragic accident shatters their cozy world, resetting Nash’s memory once again.
The “new” Nash Walker is a businessman with a bottom line, and he doesn’t care what or who gets stomped on. Waking up in a hospital bed after a hit-and-run with no idea where he’s been for the past six months is bad enough, but someone trying to kill him is even worse. Enter Brody Tyler, accidental bodyguard.
Brody’s determined to help Nash remember and bring back the man he loves. Nash thinks Brody’s a drop-dead gorgeous pain in the ass. If only he could remember….
I read this book sometime ago and enjoyed it but didn’t feel the same after listening to it. Part of the problem is the narrator but there are other issues as well.
First I’ll mention the good. I loved Brody and Nash as a couple. Their chemistry was off the charts and the first section of the book was phenomenal. If the story had continued like that I would be giving it a totally different rating.
Now for the bad. Nash’s amnesia seems to be all over the place. First one accident makes his memories disappear, then a car accident brings them back, except the ones he just formed with Brody. I can deal with unrealistic plot devices but this made my eye roll.
Adding to the crazy was how Brody gets his job as Nash’s bodyguard. He just strolls in off the street and gets the job because Nash’s mother likes him. WTF? It was hard to really invest in the rest of the book because of the incredulity of this.
I’m not a fan of head hopping so I didn’t like how we’d occasionally be in the POV of the hitman and Nash’s brother. I understand the reason the author does it, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.
I’ve never listened to a book narrated by Sean Lenhart before and I have to say I’d be a little hesitant to do so again. He was uneven at times and provided the characters with accents that didn’t fit the setting.
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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