Borrowing Blue by Lucy Lennox ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl

Title: Borrowing Blue
Series: Made Marian #1

Author: Lucy Lennox

Narrator: Michael Pauley

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: unknown

Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 01/10/2017

Length: 08 hours 55 minutes

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance


Blue: When my ex walks into the resort bar with his new husband on his arm, I want nothing more than to prove to him that I’ve moved on. Thankfully, the sexy stranger sitting next to me is more than willing to share a few kisses in the name of revenge. It gets even better when those scorching kisses turn into a night of fiery passion.

The only problem? Turns out the stranger’s brother is marrying my sister later this week.

Tristan: I have one rule: no messing with the guests at my vineyard resort. Of course the one exception I make turns out to be the brother of the woman my brother’s about to marry. Now we’re stuck together for a week of wedding activities, and there’s no avoiding the heat burning between us.

So fine, we make a deal: one week. One week to enjoy each other’s bodies and get it out of our system. Once the bride and groom say I do and we become family, it’ll all be over between us. Right?

Fair warning: Blue and Tristan’s story contains smoking hot scenes of man parts touching, pee-in-pants descriptions of grannies cursing, and the sweet improbability of two strangers finding their happily ever after when they least expect it.

Story Review:

I enjoyed this story. Tristan and Blue were perfect for each other from the get go. This story was very nearly over the top with how perfect these men were together so quickly, but the author managed to inject just enough angst and character flaws to temper it and turn it into a very emotional, romantic journey that really tugged at my heartstrings. I was invested from word one and never once wanted to put this one down. I do think there was a bit too much time devoted to sex scenes, but at the same time, the lust was their primary connection and sex was how they bonded, so I kind of get why it was so prolific.

Blue and Tristan were both great characters in their own rights, but together, they brought out the best in each other. Until the author reminded me, I totally forgot this was an insta love situation with these men only having just met. Their bond felt utterly natural and its intensity never felt wrong to me. Maybe that was because these men shared so much of their histories with each other from the very start. I knew who they were and I felt who they became together. It worked for me. I do want to mention that some people will be very annoyed at Blue’s tendency to emotionally react to every little thing and his instinct to run away with this OTT dramatic way. But it really only caused me a bit of eye rolling because the rest of the story totally overcame it and pushed things forward nicely.

Finally, I loved the way this series was set up and am looking forward to more shenanigans with the Marian family. Even if the drama Llama appeared a bit too often, this family seems like a hoot!

Narration Review:

Michael Pauley’s narration was very…intense. Since this story was very heavily sex focused, it was almost a requirement for his narration to be breathy and sensual the entire time. He did the best the could with this one. I think sometimes his narration was too breathy for the normal parts of the story, but he really did bring the sexual tension to life.


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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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