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Drawn Together

Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (511 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Re-release of best-selling 2009 novel - What happens when Rory travels halfway across the country to meet the girl of his dreams? Certainly not what he expected.

Rory's just a simple southern boy from St. Antoine's Parish, Louisiana, but he knows what he wants - the girl of his dreams, reclusive and mysterious artist Ran Yamane. He's loved her since junior high school, and now he has the chance to meet her. He chucks everything and travels 1,500 miles to Anime Expo in Long Beach just so he can tell her. He's determined that nothing and nobody are going to stand in his way.

Turns out, Ran Yamane isn't a girl, but he gets that a lot. People come to him with teddy bears and chocolates and disappointment by the truckload. He's trusted fans in the past and paid the price. So when he meets Rory he is understandably wary, but resigned. He isn't prepared for his magnetic attraction to the young man, Rory's apparent willingness to overlook his gender, and the chaos that ensues when his number one fan (and psycho stalker) shows up to get revenge.

©2009 Z. A. Maxfield (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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  • HZ
  • 11-16-16

Almost Perfect !!!

The cover of Drawn Together caught my eye, I liked the synopsis, I've had good luck w/ ZA Maxfield and Audible Studios; but it was Greg Boudreaux (Tremblay) who made it an immediate download.

So, even though it was 1am and I needed to be conscious in the morning, I couldn't resist a quick listen. ZA & Greg had me hooked from the first sentence. Sometime after 4am I managed to tear myself away for a few hours.

I REALLY don't like angst in my fiction or thrillers or books with psycho stalkers who torture & kill. I REALLY don't like plots where a character makes a "difficult decision for the good of them both" and "big misunderstandings" ensue. I LOVED this book anyway!

How can you not love a book where one character is described by a friend as being 1 part John the Baptist, 1 part John Holmes and 1 part Elmo; while the not girl of his dreams turns out to be an anime artist who personifies Bishōnen?

A lot of stereotypes get flung around, but the characters alternately own & defy them.

ZA Maxfield has created a wonderful, humorous, dramatic, romantic, & fun M/M story. Add to that Greg's Exquisite performance, and you have a book that's nearly impossible to pause for bothersome details like food or sleep. Thank you Audible Studios for bringing us this!

It's not perfect, but for me the only thing that would make it better is seeing Ran Yamane's art.

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Greg Boudreaux rocks this!

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Drawn Together was one of the first M/M books I read. I have really fond memories of this story and when I found out it was being re-released as an audiobook...well, I was happier than a pig in mud. Then I found out Greg Tremblay, performing under his steamier "Greg Boudreaux" moniker, was going to narrate and my excitement knew no bounds.

I absolutely loved the narration! Greg does not disappoint with his wonderful southern drawl for Rory, Yamane's lighter tones, the pure creepiness of Amelia, and the perfectly pitched side characters.

I'll admit I did some eye rolling and teeth gritting at the story this time around. This is one of those times I had a hard time re-reading a book I loved years ago.

I completely credit my ability to suspend disbelief and just enjoy the story and flow directly to the awesome narration by Greg. He totally rocked this!

This was a fun, wonderful listen!

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4.5/5 : Great for what it is.

This is an adorable fluffy romance between two interesting and desirable men who have sweet, mild sex. There are a few eye roll moments but this is not to cringy a book. It's fun and delivers a happy ending that leaves your heart warmed.

I'll be looking for more from this author. Well done.

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Voice actor extraordinare!

Storyline was good but was brought to life by the incredible performance of Greg Boudreaux (aka Tremblay). Greg's southern drawl was a thing of beauty and the emotion he puts into each scene is so moving that it brings me to tears.
Live long and keep on keeping on!

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What a treat this is!

The blurb does not begin to let you know what a delicious treat this story is. It is truly marvelous from start to finish, and I cannot recommend enough.

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I wish there was more!

It's a fun romance novel, and doesn't take itself too seriously. There was a few lines that made me cringe, but they were adressed later in the narrative in a way that made me believe the author knew and had a good laugh about them. Greg Boudreaux was a delight to listen to and I look forward to hearing more by him.

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Romance, adventure and sexy times.

This book had some of the best characters I've read in awhile. I left the book more than a little in love with hunky Cajun leading man Rory. The characters and their relationship just felt very real. It's a rare book where I really understand why the characters fall in love. These guys just clicked and you can feel the connection. The action and adventure is exciting and captivating. I now want to read all of Maxfield's books and Greg Boudreaux's narration brought the characters to vibrant life. Highly recommended.

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Beautiful storyline

this story was a wonderful surprise, I've over looked this book due to the comic cover, but taken at the beginning. The narrator is awesome, love the different languages with the southern twang. I give 5 stars to the author, love diverse books.

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Great job!

An adventure and a romance, well told and perfectly performed. I recommend this. Overall, worth listening to again!

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What an awesome surprise!

This is the first time I've listened to a book narrated by Greg Boudreaux. So I was totally flabbergasted to hear the voice of one of my top 3 narrators start reading. Another great listen for me. So now that I know about Greg Boudreaux/Tremblay, I have several more audio books to buy!
I really loved both Rory and Yamane. I especially liked what Rory's friend's kids called Yamane.
Sometimes I like GFY and sometimes I don't. I really think Mary Calmes did great with it in this story.

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  • Mrs. E. J. Curtis
  • 05-01-20

Great story

Well written story with likeable characters and interesting plot. Narrated by one of the best in the field.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-09-19

Great book and good narration

Have read the eBook version. a few times and love the story. The audiobook really bought the story to life.

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  • Mandy ryder
  • 03-07-17

Bad tempered artist v sweet comic book fan

Read this book a while ago and really loved it. Now it's on audio, it's spectacular. Greg is one of my favourite narrators but I think he totally blows it out of the water on this book. Such a good story, boy loves girl, boy meets girl, erm girls' a beautiful man.

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  • Redbird
  • 12-20-16

Great narration and really engaging story

I really enjoyed this audio book. The narration was really good and there was an entertaining range of accents on display. The relationship between Ran Yamane and Rory was gorgeous. I suppose this could be pigeonholed as 'gay for you' and Insta-love, but don't let that put you off. The writing is solid, fun, and the story, a roller coaster ride.

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  • kindleaddict
  • 11-28-16

Marvellous

I read this book years ago, but listening to the narration reminded me how much I loved it only more so. Beautifully brought to life.