Not even his mother’s funeral can convince self-proclaimed party boy Zach Johnson to put aside his flamboyant ways or even think about settling down. He is who he is, and no one can make him change. But when he meets Aaron Paulson, his brother's best friend, Zach has to step back and re-evaluate his perceptions of love and family.
Aaron insists he’s falling for Zach, but Zach is certain Aaron sees him as just another project - one more lost soul for the idealistic Aaron to save. Zach isn't broken; he doesn't need to be fixed. Aaron’s insistent, though, and Zach finds himself tempted. Zach wants to believe in happily-ever-after, but can he let go of his pride long enough to see Aaron's heart?
©2011 Cardeno C. (P)2012 Cardeno C.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
This is a pretty good story, I liked Zach as a character best. I think he was the most thought out character of the entire story. The Home Series are either hit or miss. This one was a hit, but nothing really exciting happen. It was good, but not great.
Narration was the best... Paul Morey is great for m/m romances.... I miss his Sam Kage voice though... (Mary Calmes fans know what I am talking about)
Good credit. Don't buy...just save your money for something else... but a good credit if waiting on another book to come out...
I was looking for some simple, feel good domesticity and boy does this book deliver. In fact, it delivered a bit too much for my liking and it just ended up dragging on. The whole last part of the book could have been cut and I would have been fine with that.
I've listened to him before and he did a good job on this book. He carried the humor quite well, and I love all the different voices he does for the characters. Also, he is pretty good at changing pitch; I hate it when the character is supposed to be whispering or something and the narrator just stays in the same tone.
Oh, that would be pretty boring.
I liked this book just for the simple, almost angst-less pleasure it gives, but I found myself spacing out several times, and by the end of it I was counting the minutes left. It's domestic heaven, but drags on too long. If you're looking for fun light-hearted domesticity, I would pick one of Cardeno C's other Home Series books, like Strong Enough, or Just What The Truth Is, which aren't as labor of love.
Ok, I would probably listen to this last, because of the time line that is laid out in this one. For some reason it is the second. I literally laughed out loud in this book. The last hour when Zach goes to Aaron's hometown, I laughed through the whole scene with his parents. Funniest thing I have heard or read in a while. Most of the series has humor, sadness, anxiety and steamy scenes through the whole book. One of my favorite authors!! Paul Morey does a great job with the voices!
Did a great job with the voices, one of my favorite narrators
Made me laugh, cry, and get a little anxious at times that there would not be a HEA
No. The characters are flat. They go into a list of things that could potentially affect their current lives but nothing ever does. Their biggest issues are the logistics of being together, where to live, how the money is delegated, what days are applicable for sex.
Aaron is so utterly one dimensional. He lives and exists for Zach. I cannot even fathom who Aaron is as a person without attributing some aspect of it to his lust for Zach.
I didn't expect this to be exactly meaningful or emotionally compelling, but the conflict was so minimal that nothing seemed important. Aaron's super human ability to love Zach and only Zach never becomes an issue which i imagine would for someone who has enjoyed a lifetime of uninhibited sex. Even Brian on Queer as Folk had to go through cancer in order to reach a heteronormative lifestyle with Justin. All Aaron had to do with sleep with Zach.
One of the biggest issues I have with this is the little acknowledgements to the audience Zach makes. Leave that to Zach Morris from Saved by the Bell. I would care more about your story if you didn't assume to know what I was thinking and respond in such a catty-pre-adolescent-oh-I'm-such-an-edgy-gay tone.
Something with substance.
Awkward during sex
Absolutely not. Unless they break up and Aaron learns to not live completely for one person and Zach mellows out with his rebellious I'm here/queer get used to it attitude.
I've read fan fiction better than this.
Everything! watching the whole love story unfold and grow. Aaron for being so patient and certain of their relationship, in spite of Zach's hesitancy!
Zach!!! What's not to love about Zach? Zach is cocky, he's confident and a right little bag of naughtiness!
But you know what, actually I'm gonna say Aaron! So what that he's as sappy as a puppy, he wants to be loved and he wants to give love! He is completely selfless, he enjoys giving himself to others, supporting others and not because he's weak but because he's strong enough to do it! Aaron makes a stand for his and the rights of others. The only thing that would fire him up, is if anyone tried to hurt Zach, his friends or family. He's laid back, steady and even though Zach doesn't see it at the start, Aaron is everything that Zach needs.
And if he's good enough for Zach then he's gotta be good!
Although I enjoyed Paul's narration of both characters, he did a great impression of Zach!
All good things come in all sizes!
A great love story between two very different people coming together, sharing life's challenges past and present and building a new life with new challenges! With plenty of steamy fun!
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