Since this consists of two books and two different narrators, this isn't an easy review to write. These books are not big on action or angst, so they..Show More »'re great for someone who wants fluffy romance. It's well-written on a technical standpoint, but I felt let down by how easily the issues were resolved. Despite personal tastes in novels, I wish life could be that easy.
In the first book, I thought there should have been more conflict with the parents and Jacob's aunt. I enjoyed it up until they the aunt came into the picture, and then it was just too easy. On the other hand, some people really prefer that.
The production quality was good, but it took me a long time to adapt to Jason P. Hilton, because his voice is deep and husky. I know a lot of people will love that, but it doesn't fit the characters on the cover. There were times when I couldn't tell who was talking.
In the second book, I liked the opening. It held my attention right up until the big secret is revealed... and then it was too easy again. Just like in the first book, Aria Grace introduces characters in this one who can take the story to the next level (like Jessica) and then it just doesn't happen.
I really enjoyed Michael Ferraiuolo's performance. I felt like his voice fit the characters, I could tell the characters apart, and the pacing was good.
Overall, it wasn't bad at all. In fact, it is very different from most books, because there is very little conflict. I recommend this to people who want a short, angst-free romance. The chemistry was well-done and plenty believable.
I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
I'm not quite sure how I felt about this book. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. It was just OK. But the ending is a HFN that gives an ..Show More »intriguing teaser for the next book. The narrator really made this book enjoyable for me. He really gave life to a story that had a few too many eye rolls for me to really rave about it. The basic story is Jamie gets screwed over (and not in a good way) when he was 18 and lost everything. So trust issues are a given. He meet Reed, likes him but pushes him away and the angst commences. I had to suspend disbelief regarding some of the situations and reaction of the MCs; such as Jamie getting assaulted and it is blow off as just part of his job. I don't think so. Maybe it is addressed in the next book.
This is another amazing book by Ms. Grace. Michael was a lost soul. Originally from a conservative "Christian*" family, Michael is a bit broken and me..Show More »ssed up from growing up in an at best misguided and at worst an abusive Pseudo-Christian home. He makes a remarkable journey of inward healing and a physical trek from his,home in Arizona. He discovers a good circle of friends where he is helped. He eventually discovers love and wholeness in the arms of Sebastian. This is truly a heartwarming novel.
* I've put the word,Christian in quotation marks because religions that exclude and teach hate are in my opinion unauthentic. Religion should be inclusive rather than exclusive.
I read this book probably 10 times before getting a chance to hear the superb narration and cannot say how much it adds to the now familiar story. ..Show More »> Kyle's story is painful to read but worth the chance you take.
Jonathan ' s struggle for normality when trying to manage an overwhelming amount of issues is beautiful to see. Having OCD myself it is nice that Aria has treated it with gentle understanding. Finding the courage to let someone into our lives is never an easy thing. That process is made 10 times harder when your own brain seems hell bent on keeping everyone at arms length.
This story is beautiful and beautifully told Kudos Aria I can tell how much love and care you spent on bringing it to us and your efforts are astounding! Thanks so much.
Psychologically Revealing and Emotionally Riveting
Drake and Jeff come to the same place albeit from opposite directions. This book was both psychologically revealing and emotionally riveting. ..Show More »r/>Aria Grace has once again shown that a romance novel can have both a plot as well as being erotic. We are presented with a mystery, and even though we knew, in advance, who done it, his motives and methods are the challenge.
As the motives are revealed we are also presented with the psychology of the two lovers and we discover their motives and what makes them tick. I recommend this book, especially to my gay techie colleagues and friends.
Aria Grace has done it again in this amazing book. In the early Twenty Hundreds, I served as a bivocational non-stipend ordained minister of a small ..Show More »country United Church of Christ Church in Kentucky.
We met in the chapel of a local homeless shelter. From the pulpit, I once preached about addictions. I recall saying: "No one wakes up one day and says: 'I am going to be a drug addict!' or 'I think that I am going to become an alcoholic starting today!' No one says that, I continued. People are hurting, they are self medicating. I went on to say that helping to heal the hurt is the beginning of recovery.
Later, I served as the Information Services Supervisor that oversaw a call center in a hospital with a special focus on behavioral health and addictions. My job, in part was to help connect individuals who are seeking help with local community lead mutual aid support groups. Groups like AA and Secular Recovery support groups.
In this marvelous tale of recovery, healing and love, Coop (Brian Cooper) a business man finds love with a bartender named Jet (presumably Jethro.) Together, these men both work through their pain, discovering mutual healing and attunement all while their love blossoms.
Ms Grace' novels carry a higher message intertwined with genuine love. I wholeheartedly recommend reading her works.