Despite what it says in the product page about who narrated this story, as soon as I listened to the sample, I knew that was Tristan James. And since ..Show More »he's on auto-buy for me, I got this despite never having heard of the author before. The narration was perfect as usual. I wasn't expecting anything less from one of my favorite narrators. But the story was sort of a mixed bag. Zack and Van spend a huge chunk of this story apart. Interacting with a multitude of side characters instead of each other. As a result, I wasn't as invested in their relationship as I might have been otherwise. There's also the element of insta-love, and I found the sexual tension between the characters prior to them consummating their relationship via a sexathon to be somewhat lukewarm. There was some humorous dialogue which I found amusing, but then again, there was also purple prose which threw me off. This was a decent story with an excellent narrator. I'm hoping the rest of the series will be better.
This was somewhat better than the first story in this series. I actually liked Gil and Tom. Gil is Zack Kelly's father (Zack's one of the main pro..Show More »tagonists in the first story) and Tom is Zack's childhood best friend. So to say this had the potential to be really complicated is an understatement. But despite what the kind of drama that premise might present, I actually found this story to be... Very low on the drama llama factor. Oh sure there was the confrontation with the ex-wife and Zack, but it was resolved fairly quickly. I also think I would have enjoyed this better if we got flashbacks of Tom and Gil's interactions in the past, but I understand that with the big age gap and all, that might have been a tad creepy. Anyway, this was better than the first story. As always, TJ was amazing and did an excellent job narrating the story. If you're into May/December romances, you'll probably enjoy this. Even if you aren't, the narrator will probably make you like it anyway.
I must admit that the opening scene was genuinely funny. Here you have the gorgeous, vain, model waking up to find himself naked. With a short, hairy ..Show More »guy, who is the antithesis of what he finds attractive. When listened to the first story in this series, I didn't really care for Nino a great deal. I rarely like characters like him. But he's somewhat toned down in this story and it was fun watching him fall head over heels for the furry little dude he initially found so unattractive when they woke up together. I liked Teddy quite a bit and his dog was over-the-top adorable. As with the first story, the guys spend a huge chunk apart, interacting more with the side characters than each other so if that bugs you, consider this fair warning. This is also less X-rated than the first story, and it has more banter which I enjoyed. Not bad and probably my favorite in this series. I don't think I need to say anything about the narration because it's TJ (aka Tristan James). He's consistently amazing in all the stories he's narrated that I've listened to so far so it goes without saying that he did an excellent job.