This book didn't work for me but it might for you.
Okay, I'm just going to come out and say it: I hated this book. In fact, the more I listened, the more infuriated I becom..Show More »e.
Zach was a weird character. He oscillated between this clueless, dorky, clumsy (BTW, I'm so sick of "clumsy characters" that trip like, once, and then are labeled as "the clumsy one" to be cute) character and this user, judgmental man-whore. Now, I'm all for sexual freedom and, well, man-whoring, but Zach was this strange mix of liberated and self-loathing. He would be like, "yeah, I can have sex right on the dance floor!" and then would whine, "oh, that's really not me! I'm not like that." He was supposed to be shy but then was sometimes this exhibitionist... it went back and forth and didn't mesh well. Zach was annoying and made no sense to me as a character.
Also, like I said, he was sooooo judgmental! GAH, I wanted to nads punch him sometimes. When Zach hooked up with a guy with a third nipple, he went on and on about how gross the guy was and how much he repulsed him, and then banged him anyway. He was a user and not very nice, in my opinion.
I also hated the whole "She's All That" makeover scene. Supposedly Zach and his ex-boyfriend had issues because his ex tried to change him, but five seconds later he is willing to embrace the skimpy P-town clothes and go hog wild? I don't think so.
I didn't like the insta-love (one meeting and the guys barely talk yet they want to change for each other... bleh), I didn't like the side characters, I didn't like Van, I didn't like the cheesy dialogue... this book made me so crabby!
The only think I liked about this book was the narration. It says that the narrator is T.J. Jamesin but I could have SWORN it was Tristan James. Whoever it was, he did a very nice job with the different voices and styles. The narration was the only thing allowing me to continue this story.
I don't know if this author and I don't mesh well together or it was just this particular story, but I'm going to avoid all things Jacob Flores for the time being. Maybe it's just me and my tastes but this book and I were not compadres.
*Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
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.