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Publisher's Summary

Follow the money or follow your heart? Either way, you lose.

When a blown tire leads directly to mind-blowing sex with a white knight named Dakota, pro-hockey player Bryce Lowery discovers he is most definitely gay.

Being with Dakota opens up a whole new world. Bryce can’t imagine life without him. But he refuses to be Bryce's dirty little secret. If he wants to keep Dakota, he's either going to have to come out publicly or retire and walk away from millions of dollars.

Bryce Lowery feels like the answer to all of Dakota's prayers. But is Dakota willing to leave the only life he's ever known only to be thrust into the spotlight as the boyfriend of the first out gay hockey player? Would their relationship even survive it?

He'll lose Bryce if he doesn’t, because Bryce will leave eventually. No one would turn down millions of dollars for a nobody with nothing.

City Boy is a first-time gay, fish-out-of-water, May/December love story with a happy ending. It features snarky siblings, a dirty-talking farmer, lots of food, and big choices. (No poultry was harmed in the making of this book.)

©2016 A. E. Wasp (P)2018 A. E. Wasp

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Sexy, fun, adorable, sweet...I love a good fish out of water story and when combined with an age gap between partners, great side and secondary characters, and a happy ending I'm a very happy camper. City Boy offered not only romance, but some twists and turns that kept the story flowing well and me interested throughout.

I enjoyed Michael Pauley's narration overall and thought he did a good job bringing the story to life and giving the character's personalities a chance to shine.

Note for sticklers: Michael Pauley's tone and inflection sometimes gets a bit too breathy and he slipped out of the character voice for Dakota a few times. Enough that during dialogue portions I sometimes had to rewind to listen to a section and listen again to understand what was happening.

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Perfect hockey romance

Amazing story, perfectly read! This is a great story for anyone into M/M romance, hockey romance, or especially both! The narrator did a wonderful job bringing the story to life, and every single character in it feels so realistic between the writing and the way they're voiced. Don't miss this book!

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City Boy Book 1 after thoughts: this book was a good read! The story was easy with some nice touches of unforeseen twist & turns. Loved that the story didn’t focus or place a protagonist character here & just let the story build its own momentum with the major characters develop a drama set with their relationships with their family & friends and self discovery. Some minor flaws in the storyline which I can fault to my own experiences but overall the story flowed well & enjoyed the journey. Thank you!

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great

great romantic story of how gay life could and should be, people loving people, perfect

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good story

this was a good story. in some ways it can relate to lots of people. everyone has choices to make. I really enjoyed this book, but I wish there were others available in this series.

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  • Jeffrey
  • Austin Texas, United States
  • 07-04-18

Tepid at best

I'm all for hot M/M romance. I love hockey and that's the problem. The sport could have been anything. Nothing set it apart in so far as the sport of hockey being a good motor to drive the thing. It could have been golf or basketball or bowling. The narration tone was great, but the over-the-top sexual banter tone was off-putting, a lot, a real lot. That the and sex is way too vanilla for that kind of overblown enthusiasm and that despite the hockey player was a neophyte. It came too easy and I had to stop listening. It just didn't work for me. There are other hockey based M/M romances out there, I'll move on.

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Nice sweet listen, low angst.

I really enjoyed the story and loved the characters in this book. They were both so sweet and I loved seeing how they fit together and developed through the book, each character growing in their own way. I do think the book could have been edited down a little. It was good but seemed a little unnecessarily long, though that didn’t stop me from enjoying the story at all.

I can’t wait to check out the rest of the series as some great characters where introduced as well.

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  • john
  • OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma United States
  • 05-25-18

Great story

It was tough to get past the first couple chapters and get use to the reader. Really glad I stuck with it.

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A great listen, a great story.

City Boy is the first book I've read/listened to by A.E. Wasp and I loved it. I have several of her books in my digital TBR (to be read) pile and now I'm anxious to read/listen to more. This is also the first audio book I've listened to by Michael Pauley and I enjoyed his narration very much although his voice is a bit too quick/breathy at times.

When I first started listening to audio books I thought that I'd only like listening to books that I'd already read; then I received ARC copies of a couple where I hadn't read the books yet. Much to my surprise, I loved listening to the stories even without having read the books first. I was always afraid that I'd get distracted and lose my place in the audio. While this has happened a couple of times I discovered that it's really not that difficult to rewind a bit and find my place again. I have not read City Boy, I've only listened to the audio book.

Bryce Lowery is a pro hockey player recovering from an injury. Dakota Ryan has lost everyone in his life that he's loved and now he's about to lose the home where he's lived for several years. Dakota's and Bryce's lives intersect when a tire on Bryce's SUV is blown and Dakota rescues him. Dakota is gay but Bryce has always thought of himself as straight so he's slightly puzzled when he feels a pull of attraction to Dakota.

City Boy is a very hot first time gay story with characters that I found believable and felt a connection to. From the very beginning to the end I was engrossed in the story and listened to it in nearly one stretch. My only dilemma now is whether to read the other books in this series or wait until the audio book comes out.

An advanced copy of this audio book was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author.

***Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions dot com***

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great audio by Michael Pauley

City Boy as an ebook was a fantastic read. I jumped at the chance to listen and review the audio for Ms Wasp because... hot MM book plus amazing narrator equals great audio book.
I loved Bryce's and Dylan's story and Michael Pauley did a fantastic job bringing both characters to life for me.
If you like audio books, I would definitely recommend Hot Off the Ice!!

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  • Dee Slate
  • 05-16-18

Very good overall

Who doesn't like a good GFY, hockey romance - especially when it's accompanied with good narration? It's a sweet story. Bryce, a hockey player who's out with an injury meets Dakota, a farmer. Bryce is beginning to suspect that he's not entirely straight and when he meets Dakota, that point is very obvious judging by the attraction Bryce feels for the younger man.
Michael Pauley is a really good choice of narrator - he distinguished between the characters well - but, there were times that he sort of 'lost' Dakota's voice (he sounded a bit off). Overall, I enjoyed the story and narration. I would recommend 😊
I received a copy of the audio from the author, however, my opinion/review are my own.