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One Real Thing | [Anah Crow, Dianne Fox]

One Real Thing

Nick Addison has taken care of Hollister Welles since college. Though the responsible grad student and the uninhibited partier were total opposites, they had always shared an inexplicable bond. Nick knows he should stop saving the out-of-control Holly, but when Holly hits rock-bottom hard—and publicly—he can't resist coming to his rescue one last time. Can't resist the feeling of having Holly need him again.
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Publisher's Summary

Nick Addison has taken care of Hollister Welles since college. Though the responsible grad student and the uninhibited partier were total opposites, they had always shared an inexplicable bond. Nick knows he should stop saving the out-of-control Holly, but when Holly hits rock-bottom hard—and publicly—he can't resist coming to his rescue one last time. Can't resist the feeling of having Holly need him again.

Bringing Holly back to New York City, Nick gives Holly the chance to face his demons and break his dangerous habits—while keeping Holly's presence a secret from Nick's wife. He doesn't want to face Caroline's hatred of Holly... or the reasons she might have to resent him.

Then the tables are turned. Just as Holly pulls himself together, Nick's life falls apart. Now it's up to Holly to bring Nick back from the brink—and to make Nick finally face the desires he's long denied.

©2010 Anah Crow and Dianne Fox (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    L. Hew Toronto, Canada 08-17-11
    L. Hew Toronto, Canada 08-17-11 Listener Since 2008
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    "Give it time"

    This book grew on me. While I'm usually sick of gay romance novels that have D/s, not for the topic but because they are overdone to death in this genre, the topic is handled gently in this book. What's more, I liked it! Not everything has to be about leather and whips, and this book isn't. The relationship is portrayed very intensely with strong themes of addiction, promiscuity, and D/s, but I advise that if you read and don't hate the book, then reread! By the second read it will be better. By the third, you will love it. I've grown to love every word in this novel, but I agree, understand, and even warn that not everyone will feel the same. The reader, Max Tatch is brilliant by the way. He makes the characters 3 dimensional and gives perfect voice to them, conveying each man's dialogue and feelings in a hauntingly gorgeous way.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Donald VALDOSTA, GEORGIA, United States 08-10-11
    Donald VALDOSTA, GEORGIA, United States 08-10-11 Member Since 2011
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    "A Great Romance..."

    Crow and Fox provide an excellent love story in which one can get lost in. The story of Nick and Hollie are what one dreams real life could be like. 'You keep the ring and I'll keep you'...what a great line. Max Tatch, the narrator, adds realism and emotion to the characters and his soothing voice allows you to get lost in the imagination of the story. Can't say enough about this book...great all around!!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    alesia Palm bay, Fl United States 04-15-11
    alesia Palm bay, Fl United States 04-15-11 Member Since 2010
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    "one real thing"

    This book is one of my fave it has everything , and it's not just sex it has that little some thing that just put it over and narrator is one of the best i have heard so far .you can't go wrong with this one .I hope audible get some more

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 04-05-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 04-05-13 Member Since 2012

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "This was an amazing story!"

    So... I read the review for this book... and several people liked it. They said nice things and caught my interest... but they all seem to just like this book... so so... Nothing amazing...

    I don't understand why! This was one of the most refreshing stories I have listen to in a long long while. This is a m/m romance, but it is so much more than that... Nick and Holly are two awesome characters... Especially Holly! And yes, Holly is a guy, short for Hollister. I really like how the dom and sub thing was never really stated in the book, but it all seem to come naturally for both characters. Even before they started their smexing, the dom/sub thing was there.

    When Nick life began to go crazy, I simply loved it that it was Holly who got him back on track... when Holly was the f*ckup for sooooo long. And Holly's bosses!!! Loved it... And her shoes! WHAT... can I get some of those shoes!!!

    This was my first Tatch listen, and I have to say... he was pretty good. He reminded me of Sean Crisden, the best m/m narrator by miles. At times, in the beginning, I couldn't tell which character was talking, but after like chapter 2, you get use to slight gruffness Tatch use for Holly's voice, so you always can tell which is Nick and which is Holly.

    Great credit. Even though I loved this book, I only recommend buys if there is possibly a second... and this is a standalone I believe. So wait for your credit...but definitely get this!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    carolyn PITTSBURG, CA, United States 12-15-11
    carolyn PITTSBURG, CA, United States 12-15-11

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    "One Real Thing - A Great Love Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I have searched high and low for something different. I was sick of the cookie cutter stories. My reading buddies will find this story funny and sweet. Holy and Nick with lighten up their hearts.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Holy, he was exciting and entertaining. I waited for his next move to get the one he loved. He was a mess at the beginning but when Nick gives him his class ring as a reminder to be strong. My heart melted for them both. I actually love both characters which is unusual for me, this story is a sweet love story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the story, and I don't want to spill the beans but when Holy went to his old apartment.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Anah Crow and Dianne Fox does an excellent job creating a perfect love story between two males who had both been in previous relationships with females, and Nick was married. The compassion, loyalty, friendship, love and lust they have for one another kept my heart beating for them to get together. It kept me laughing.


    Any additional comments?

    I really would like to comment on the Narrative. He was excellent, his voice for male and female was perfect. Most male narratives

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jose H. Matutina Costa Mesa, CA 11-02-13
    Jose H. Matutina Costa Mesa, CA 11-02-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Listening was Quite a Chore"
    Would you try another book from Anah Crow and Dianne Fox and/or Max Tatch?

    I didn't have a problem with Max Tatch as the narrator. I would take a break from the books of the authors though but would give them another chance.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I downloaded the first book by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux.


    What does Max Tatch bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Max Tatch gave a satisfactory performance.


    What character would you cut from One Real Thing?

    Danner


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    yana florida 05-24-13
    yana florida 05-24-13 Member Since 2012
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    "best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Would you listen to One Real Thing again? Why?

    best book ever ,love it so much


    What did you like best about this story?

    all of it


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    all of it


    Any additional comments?

    just read it !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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