I love almost all of Mary Calmes' books. Jory and Sam are one of my favorite couples. I LOVE Jory and the way he looks at life, he is so much fun. But I hated the narration.
The relationship between Jory and Sam.
I don't understand why they switched from Paul Morey, he was great as the narrator for the first 4 books. Mr. Gelder has a very nice voice but there was no deviation in his tone for the different characters. Sam is suppose to have a deep, gravely voice and in this book he had anything but. It detracted from the story b/c I have read the all books and listened to the first 4 books with Paul Morey. It really ruined it for me and if Mr. Gelder does the final book, I will not purchase it.
Yeah, this was a short novella to just quickly tell Tommy and Mateo's story. The narrator did a great job, but the story was very predictable and really added nothing to the series. The 2.5 free read of Shane and Pablo was better than this. But I really wanted Tommy to have his HEA, so I don't regret getting it. Buy on sale, not worth a credit unless you are a fan of the series.
This was a nice 3rd installment. However, I hated Syren's voice, so it took a little away from the book. The narrator did a great job on the other voices. The story is just OK. The 2nd book remains my favorite as I thought the couple's story was a little more exciting. This story was a little boring. Mostly it is about exercising demons. But, I really like the way previous couples are incorporated into the story. This is definitely a series you have to read in order to get the full effect. Worth a credit if you are a fan of the series.
OK, I'm completely hooked on this series. The narrator is doing a great job, with the exception of Syren's voice. I really hate it, which is going to be an issue in Book 3. Other than that, he gives wonderful depth and emotion to the other voices and does a fantastic Brooklyn accent. I should know as I grew up in Brooklyn. This 2nd books was great. It is much better, hotter, darker and wittier (is that a word?) than the first. I think what I like most about this author is he/she (no clue) unapologetically writes the alpha male characters with emotions while retaining their "manliness" These guys love and love hard. In the previous book, Angelo loved Gabe like no other, but there were lines he would not cross. Juan Pablo Castillo does not have those lines, as Dev finds out. There is nothing he would not do for Dev and there is a darkness within Pablo that only Dev can save him from. I also encourage readers to read the 2.5 free read on the author's website. It is really great and at 95 pages, a great novella to supplement this story. Onto book 3.
Honestly, I really shouldn’t love this book as much as I do. Objectively, this really is not a very good book. It is an overly sappy, unrealistic alpha male, instalove read, which would make more sense in a shifter book, but whatever. That said, for some reason I loved it. I love Angelo and Gabe’s relationship. They are just too cute!! Big tough men exposing their feelings to each other in a very sappy way. It will definitely not appeal to everyone. This is NOT Ty and Zane in Brooklyn. This couple has a very different dynamic. The narrator does a really good job bringing diversity and emotion to the characters, and there is a lot of emotion in this story. Not Cardeno C levels, but a good amount. I think it is worth a credit. On to Book 2.
This is a smart, sweet, funny gay for you, read. Danny is a fabulously out and proud gay man that likes makeup and shopping in the miss teen aisle. Lance is a jock with dreams of going to the NFL. You see the problem. But their story is told really well and over a number of years. It is laugh out loud funny in some place and really touching and tender in others. My only criticism is I would have liked to have what happens in the epilogue incorporated into the book in more detail. But, one can't have everything. The narrator does a great job on Danny, which is good since it is told from his POV. The other characters kind of sound alike, but still he does a great job overall. Definitely worth a credit.
This was just an OK audible book; not bad but not really good either. It starts out good as a jock/geek romance. But then it starts to falter in the execution of the story. There are plot holes and leaps that just don't make sense to me. In addition, Cole (the geek) is really annoying after a while. He is suppose to be cynical, but he is so much so, you can't help wondering why Ellis (the jock) loves him so much. I mean at one point, he even turns on Ellis and blames him for the actions of others. I can usually look past that, as it happens sometimes, but then it just got kind of silly and contrived at the end.
In addition, the narrator also does just an OK job. Although there is NO diversity in the voices of the characters, at least he seems to inject some emotion in the voices. They just all sound the same.
If you are looking for just a sweet geek/jock listen, it is probably worth a credit. If not, I'd pass.
This was a truly enjoyable high school coming out/coming of age story. Think of it as a gay John Hughes film. The author is a real fan of John Hughes and obviously cares a great deal about the challenges gay teenagers face in high school. Some would say this isn't a YA book. I have to disagree. The sex scenes in this book are no where as graphic as in traditional gay romance. And if I remember correctly, nothing that the average teenager not only knows about, but much milder. It wasn't a perfect book and the narrator doesn't give a lot of diversity to the characters, but he does do a good job at lending depth and emotion to the story. But be warned, he does sound like a high school kid, which is what the story needed. Absolutely worth a credit.
I loved this series when I read it and am thrilled with the audio version. Tristan James is a treat to listen to. He does a wonderful Irish brogue and really brings life and depth to the characters. I love everything about this book, the romance, the action and witty banter. I really want to be adopted as an honorary Morgan!! I hope there will be more books in the series. Definitely worth a credit.
I only got this b/c Paul Morey was the narrator. He does a great job. It is a cute, sweet short story about gay love btwn a wolf shifter and a snake shifter. Don't see many snake shifter stories, so kudos for that, It has very little background and is sort of insta love, but I thought it was done really well. It is not worth a credit b/c it is less than 2 hours. But it is worth a sale price. If it was longer, it would be worth a credit.
I got this book a year ago and I have listened to it about 3 or 4 times at this point. I love this narrator b/c he perfectly embodies the characters. I know some don't like his voice b/c it is a little "California club kidlike." But that is perfect for Patrick and Whiskey. I think the audio version of this book is the way to go b/c of the narrator. He brings these guys to life for me and it is hella funny. "Totally" worth a credit.
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