The book itself was not too bad. Nothing exciting that would set it apart from others in the same genre, but a nice story. The narrator, however, was terrible. I don't know why the decision was made to simply read the story, with no differentiation between characters, but it did not work well. Also, the narrator had a strange inflection that lowered at the end of each sentence, which took a sweet book and made it seem kind of depressing. He did not seem to be familiar with the book, since his tone never seemed to match the material he was reading. Add in the intermittent 70s porn music between the chapters and it made a fingernails on the chalkboard type of grating listening experience. I've read other books by Marie Sexton that I enjoyed, but I would never listen to one of them again on Audible.
Reading and listen to books for me is one of the keys to a happy life.
It is a five star story. I loved the twist and turns of this romance and it is not often I find a gay romance that I enjoy so much. I read a lot of straight romance because there is so much, but it is surely a nice to run upon a gay romance that is done so well without all the typical gay stereo types. There is sex in this story but the relationship is the main theme and it is hot.
This is told by the main character, Jarred who is gay, and out, but finds himself being challenged by this new love in ways he would never had imagined.
Just a great narration. Easy to listen to and great in his intonation between each character.
Unexpected love. Well, not really since it is a romance novel. But the love the two character find together didn't come easy.
I am hoping that Audible will have available more gay romance. This book is a prime example in the high quality of the new gay romance novels in the market now.
It was a good story but the narrator wasn't very imaginative. The right narrator could have made it much better. But the story was good.
I love to read and listen to erotica all types and paranormal vamps and shifters
I have had this book on my to be read list for awhile so when a challenge where this book fit I took it. This book was not what I expected maybe it was because I listened to it on audio and although I liked the narrators voice the book was boring. Jared Thomas has lived his whole life in the small mountain town of Coda, Colorado. He can't imagine living anywhere else. Unfortunately, the only other gay man in town is twice his age and used to be his teacher, so Jared is resigned to spending his life alone. Until Matt Richards joins the Coda Police Department, and he and Jared immediately become friends. Matt claims that he is straight, which leaves Jared out or so he thinks. Matt tries dating local women that he feels nothing for or just having casual sex with them. Matt comes from a dysfunctional family his dad is an alcoholic. This book was well written or read with no errors in grammar or spelling. The sex scenes were boring with no heat and although Matt had never been with a man I just felt that it was something missing in it. This was my first time reading this author and this is a new series to me hopefully the next book has more heat.
It started off slow and fine. Wanted Matt to get with it and once he did it went full force. I will listen to more from the author.
I Love Marie Sexton. let there be no doubt about that. I LOVE promises. It was one of my favorite first m/m romances and remains an insta reread when i'm in a reading slump. That being said. This audio book sucked. I only bought it because it was discounted with me already owning the ebook. I figured i'd give audiobooks a try. This was probably a bad one to start with. The narration was just boring. I could have done a better job and done it for free.
Jared of course.
I am a 30 year old over-the-road truck driver. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks!
I have listened to a lot of gay romance novels and many of them seem to follow a certain theme: Single gay man meets single straight man. Single straight man falls (or doesn't fall) for single gay man, throw in a few sub-plots and BAM! a book. Well this is the theme of this book, but I enjoyed it so much more than the rest. I think the main reason I enjoyed it so much was because Ms. Sexton's gay characters don't fit into the stereotypes of gay men. I get so annoyed with characters being associated with musical theater, art, and divas simply because they are gay. These characters broke that mold from the beginning.
The narrator had a pleasant enough tone and all... but he could really use some practice.
Young self made business man with plenty of time on the road to enjoy the world of audiobooks.
This is a good story and the narrator was brilliant, so many gay stores are ruined by the narrator but this is the best gay story I have listened to so far.
its not all about the sex and co*k, It's an actual story with suspense ,climax and all.
If not for the narration, it would be almost at the top!
The story was interesting in its development and character development.
Not at all, but I think toward the end, he did try. I couldn't tell the difference at all but after I got used to the rhythm of his voice, I could make it out better. Even with this type of narration, this story was great, so imagine how it would have with a bit more effort???
Small town progress
I really enjoyed this book. A good story is a good story is a good story. I plan to get the rest of this series, but as has been mentioned before, due to the rather dry narration, I think I'll have to psych myself up to listen to it. I figure there are two types of books that are not perfect that I can listen to. OK story with great narration or Great story with OK narration. This book is that of the ladder. I don't know if the voice actor is new and just needs to get into the groove or what, but I won't let that deter me from a great story. It's worth the listen.