Bobby Bielecki is heading home from art school to help run the family wine store so his adopted father and partner can take a vacation. While filling in, Bobby will have to deal with his once-best friend and lost love, Kenny, who pushed him away from their burgeoning relationship, encouraging him follow his dreams and realize his artistic talents.
Despite the tension between them, Bobby and Kenny decide to put their differences aside and work together to figure out what happened to a case of expensive wine. Their investigation leads them to a young runaway and people from Bobby's past, and dealing with them reminds Bobby and Kenny of how close they once were. But despite their growing feelings, Bobby is afraid Kenny will do what he’s done before and push Bobby away for his own good.
©2009 Andrew Grey (P)2010 Andrew Grey
This is a really nice sequel to Bottled up. If you enjoyed the first book you'll enjoy this one. The writing flows well and the narrator does a great job. It is easy to tell the characters apart and the voicesw are not hard to listen to.
The name is Katie. Account says Kevin, but I'm the one actually listening and writing reviews.
This book made me smile. The reader is wonderful and the story had real depth to it. It wasn't just about sex.
I've noticed that a lot of the gay/lesbian genre available on audible presents stories more focused on sex or scandal. I was thrilled because this is a sweet story about the characters and about love.
Grey presents wholesome relatable characters that you will grow to love.
Bottle Up isn't perfect, but it's fun to listen to and closer to what I'd imagine a male/male relationship is really like. It feels real to me. I suggested the book to a dear friend of mine who is a gay male and he enjoyed the story as well and agreed it felt real unlike most in the genre.
Grey writes some of the best gay romance on audible. I highly recommend him.
I was disappointed by "Bottled Up" and realised too late that I had bought the sequel with "Uncorked".
By comparison "Uncorked" is better than its predecessor, yet it suffers from the same weaknesses: Poorly developed characters and a too predictable plot.
Besides the editing could have been better.
The narration was fine, however, even the best performance can't help a weak story.
I loved the story. My issue is with the (enhanced) audio file. It's possible that it's just my player, but I don't think so. I deleted the file and downloaded it again to be sure. Each chapter plays twice. So at the end of a chapter, I have to skip the duplicate chapter to get to the next one. The download says that the story is 5+ hours on the site, but it says it's 9+ hours when received. Otherwise it's good.
Such positive roll models
How well that the boy was excepted very uplifting.
Great job with the telling of the story as well as story line. Fantastic mix of love romance and sexual emotions
I wanted to like this story. I looked forward to a continuation of Bottled Up. Sadly. I had issues with how realistic the actions of teenaged Kenny and Bobby. I mean, really. Two 16 year old boys having tickle and pillow fights? Maybe in days gone by, but when stories are based in the more or less present time, I had serious issues with the believing the characters. I really did find it annoying.
I also was unable to accept the reappeatance of Big Mike, and Bobby's forgiving him for the past. Sure, it's possible to forgive someone who's wronged you horribly, but would it REALLY be that easy to forgive the man who fathered you with his own half sister and then later tried to sexually assault you as a 16 year old kid?
All in all, a disappointment. Save your credit. This is one book that's better passed by.
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