Julian Nash should be excited: he’s just earned a huge promotion at work and is going out to celebrate. But his happiness fades when he discovers his date cheating on him an hour before. Suddenly alone when everyone knows he’s supposed to have a plus one, Julian is set for a long night until longtime acquaintance Ryan Dean bails him out of the embarrassing situation. During dinner, they discover they have more than just friendship between them: there is mutual admiration and heated attraction. But getting to know Ryan better - and finding a place in his life - will bring Julian frightening surprises and paranormal danger he never expected or dreamed existed.
©2010 Mary Calmes (P)2012 Mary Calmes
Hot, Exciting, Original
Julian realizing Ryan is more than human
Good character voices and fluid perfomance
Julian...strong, sarcastically humorous, loving
Julian and Ryan's story is totally enjoyable! I'll definitely be enjoying it again sometime.
The narrator reads too fast in a monotone, same-pace voice, making it extremely difficult to tell when one character is speaking vs. another, let alone when someone is feeling something emotional, thus ruining the sensual/emotional moments. When one of the characters is supposed to be sighing/screaming in rapture, probably written as "Character's Name!," the narrator reads it as a statement with an exclamation point, as if telling him, mildly, to not step out into the street before looking both ways. I finally had to stop listening, not only because it was tough to listen to, but also because I was so angry that it was a good story that could have been so much better. My ratings for the story is 3 stars only because it was the middle choice, I technically can't comment because I didn't finish listening. The story was getting interesting though, and I thought the writing was good.
Ryan & Julian's story. Julian is one of Mary's beautiful but doesn't know it characters. So much fun to read.
I love to read but with my busy schedule I barely get a chance to. However, audiobooks allow me to "read" while I manage my crazy life.
Being the first book in a PNR series and a short novel, it was hard for the story to fully develop without rushing through. The characters are very likable and the world created is interesting, but I think it would have been paced better if the story was longer. The first 3/4 of the book focused on introducing the main characters and setting up their relationship. By the time you get to the overarching plot of the story, there is only 1/4 of the book left and by then things need to move so quick that is was unbelievable, rushed, and thrown in without regard.
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