best mix of love, erotica, and true emotions.
Both the final actual sex between the guys and then the following scenes of them discussing and figuring out their relationships.
Griff, Dante, Tommy, or Walsh
Can't wait for anything new for they characters. And i have listened to the book about 20 times.
Confession: I love Charlie David.
Confession pt2: I love Damon Suede.
Sure, the guy is put on a pedestal in the MM romance genre, but this book deserves the accolades.
Charlie David's narration for this one is intense. His voice is dreamy, very sexy, intense, and his voices for each character are spot on. The sex scenes - of which there are many, and they are LONG - are read with the sort of passion and excitement that you want from this type of story.
I'm not going to give any spoilers, but the storytelling itself was great, even if the pacing wasn't. I feel like Suede could have done with a more heavy-handed editor... at over 10 and a half hours this is the longest audiobook in my collection, and it does drag in places.
Despite this, it's a story I keep coming back to - for the narration, for the romance, and for the story.
Do yourself a favour and believe the hype!
This was a FANTASTIC story! I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Not only was the story good but the narrator was phenomenal. We all know how a bad narrator can make listening to an audiobook painful. Charlie David made listening to this book a real pleasure.
Yes, most likely. I love the story and the charachters.
not sure. I wasn't thrilled with the way he narrates. It was odd to figure out the breaks and when the dialogue was internal vs speaking as the narrator used the same voice narrating as he did for the charachter
Do yourself a favor and fast forward through the first 4:30 to five minutes of this book to avoid Charlie Davis trying to sing. I found that annoying and painful,
Hmmm.....where to begin....it was cute, I guess, but the pining went on waaaay too long for my taste. I am not all about that slow burn.
I guess I thought the idea of doing porn with the person you're secretly in love with was interesting, but the way it actually played out was not at all satisfying. I mean, they have sex (basically) in front of a camera and then don't talk about it at all? What even. A lot of the book felt really one-sided and it just dragged on too long.
The pacing was alright....
Er, no. I think pretty much everything was summed up.
Besides the plot, my problem with this book was the narrator. I had a hard time differentiating between the characters and who was speaking, and I hate when I have to go back and re-listen just to figure out who is saying what. It was a little frustrating and I probably won't listen to it again.
The narrator needs to dial down on his acting. There were times when he grossly over-acted certain dialogue, and times when the changes in the volume of his voice just got irritating. When an author writes that a character 'shouted' I don't need the narrator to actually SHOUT. When a character 'whispers', I don't need the narrator to whisper the dialogue. Why? Because then I wouldn't have to keep adjusting the volume on my listening device.
The overuse of onomatopoeia and metaphors for male genitialia/ejaculation/masturbation. Also, my personal pet peeve... Outlandish adjectives. He kept describing Dante's mouth as a medium rare color. Later on they were 'wine stained'. His eyes are 'scarab black'. His hair is raven black. I almost felt like this was written by Ms Perky (you know that Guidance Counseler Romance Author Wannabe character from 10 Things I Hate About You).
Overacting. Spoke too loud or too soft in some scenes.
Griff's cannon. Griff's meat. Dante's medium rare lips. No seriously, they were mentioned so many times they might as well have been characters.
I hear there a sequel. For the love of all that's holy, stop writing the sounds as text. I don't need to see or hear 'scritch scritch' when someone scratches something. I don't need to see or hear 'thump' when someone's listening to someone's heartbeat. And I definitely do not need to see or hear CLICK FLICK CA-CLICK CLICK each time a character snaps a photo. Damn that photoshoot scene was annoying with all those CLICKS.
This is a great story of two firefighters who survived 9-1-1 and who could start as many flames as they put out. I love an intelligent story and cheering for them and groaning over the missed opportunities of our heroes.
I'm a big Griffin fan. He's thoughtful,intense, and I love his inner voice, plus I'm a sucker for the big red-headed good guys.
I would have to say Dante, because you could easily hear the New York all over his voice.
Is it getting hot in here?
Suede needs to do a sequel. Send them to another city for long term training. Let them go on a well-deserved vacation. Send them to me... where was I?
This was an amazing book. I've heard he is writing another about the little paramedic from this one, and I'm excited for it. The characters are wonderful, the relationship has great tension. The intimate parts are out of this freaking world. And Charlie David reads the stuffing out of it. After this, I'm looking for everything he reads.
The story unfolds with such ease and at a very unhurried pace. It is like a favorite meal -- familiar but still satisfying and delicious.
The writer's careful attention to details and the masterful development of the characters, especially Donte and Griff, make this story especially irresistible.
Charlie David's warm baritone is very easy on the ears and his voicing of the two main characters is very convincing.
Both Griff and Donte very quickly worked their way into my heart. They are complex and realistic depictions of two men with different personalities (as different as their physical characteristics) but who deeply love and admire each other.
The love scenes are vivid and yet tastefully handled. Although fewer than in many other m/m stories, they will leave you SATISFIED!