This book was a pleasant surprised. I was expecting the"were pack" thread to be a dressing to a m-m romance but it wasn't so. Calmes sensei actually has built a pretty solid world about were panthers in this book. To be honest, I think her were panther mythology and culture are much better imagined than some of the eroticas out there disguised as urban fantasies. And in that sense, if the reader is not familiar with weres and packs and what not in UF genre, one might get lost. Fortunately for me I am well versed in that kind of literature and had no problem understanding the were panther myth.
This could have been just a story of hot guys destined to mate meet, have sex and happily ever after. It isn't. It is also about accepting and being accepted who you are and fighting to be yourself. I'm extremely happy to find that there is actually an sequel
As for the reader...there is one voice that sounded like Grover from Sesame Street that was annoying but for the main couple I did not have any problem.
Oh in addition the name of the main character is Jin as in Jinnai a Japanese name(mother is Japanese) which is a nice bonus
I really liked this book to my suprise! I have a tendency toward books 100 years old or older, so hearing a modern novel was fun. I just finished Maurice, and gay romance stories have certainly got hotter! I loved Maurice as it is so romantic, but this book is romantic and hot all at the same time. Add paranormal werepanthers and you have a good story. I hope she makes a sequel! I also wished lesbian novels were more fun, I am a gay women and we need stories like this one too!!!
Having read Mary Calmes "Matter of Time" series, I had high hopes for this story. Sadly it didn't deliver. Firstly the narrator has a very limited range. He doesn't seem to be able to pull off more than two believable character voices. More often than not I felt like I was listening to a cartoon. I found it very distracting. As for the story. I liked it, but it's very sappy. The main character Jin is constantly 'gushed' over. I understand a large part of it is because of what he is, but hearing how wonderful, rare and gorgeous he is over and over and over again got on my nerves a little. I guess it's a matter of personal preference, but I would have preferred a little more subtlety in regards to how special Jin is, instead of getting hit over the head with it every five minutes. I found the story interesting, and liked the characters (mostly), but it’ll be a long time before I’ll be able to listen to it again.
! Love to listen to jazz, r/b and listen to erotic or a good paranormal sci-fi and " good narration is everything"
It's a shame his whole family and tribe whom he loved with his whole heart and they loved him until the day he told them he was "GAY and a Reah!" so much hate so much pain so scared, only one stay true when true love gasp his heart DRAMA DRAMA and some fun too and definitely some hot hot sexual scenes. I DEFINITELY WILL BE READING THE OTHER BOOKS
I am an avid audio book listener. I have over 340 in my library and re-listen to them until I know my favorites by heart.
I love gay love stories. This one is one of the best. It is also the second I have purchased from this author. I have listened to it over 10 times already. As there are not a huge selection of gay themed romance, it is well worth your purchase. The story progresses easily and there aren't any stilted subplots. The reader's voice is very nice and easy to understand. Some of the characters have funny or off sounding voices, but it's OK as they are minor characters and it's not distracting. This is not fine literature, it IS a nice story that has hot love scenes and moves along. It has quickly become one of my favorites.
This D audible book is GREAT; it was like a blind man watching TV, (do you plan to make a movie? :) I was able to latched on to every word, so much detail. I for one look forward to the next book if she dare. And the reader really did a GREAT job as well. Five stars all the way around. (To whom all made it possible)