When my ex walks into the resort bar with his new husband on his arm, I want nothing more than to prove to him that I've moved on. Thankfully, the sexy stranger sitting next to me....
He promised to never leave me. But when I needed him the most, that was exactly what he did. Wilderness guide Xander Reed has spent fifteen years trying to forget the night....
The night I rescued presumably straight Ethan Harris, I figured that would be the last time I saw him. However, he keeps finding his way back into my life - and into my bed....
Luca McGrath may be returning to Napa Valley, California, as a promising chef with dreams of starting his own restaurant and winery, but his heart still lives with the bad-boy son of a billionaire....
Hagen Wylie has it all figured out. He's going to live in his hometown, be everybody's friend, explore new relationships, and rebuild his life after the horrors of war....
After giving up on his career as a country singer in Nashville, Christopher Ryder is happy enough performing at the Smoky Mountain Dreams theme park in Tennessee....
Noah Monroe is a recent college grad looking for a job - any job - to pay off his mounting student debt. Working as Gavin's personal assistant/babysitter seems like easy money....
I left my family and tiny Texas hometown 15 years ago to escape small-town gossips and to give my mom and sister the chance at a better life. But when a phone call....
Gabriel Wyatt is a big city Detective living in a small Ohio town. He expects a peaceful existence once he moves from Miami, Florida, but that’s the last thing he finds. Instead, Gabe discovers murder, mayhem, and one smart-mouthed stylist he can’t get out of his head....
Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone....
Merle Justice wants to reach for the stars, but it’s tough to get respect when playing a teenybopper vampire on TV....
10 years after leaving his small Minnesota hometown in his rear view mirror for what Nolan Grainger was sure would be the last time, life has decided to throw the talented musician a curveball and send him back to the town he lived in but was never really home....
A few excruciating minutes pinned under a burning beam cost Ryan Ward his job as a firefighter, the easy camaraderie of his coworkers, his current girlfriend, and damn near cost him....
MA1 Iskander Ayhan's orders are simple: stay with Admiral Dalton's son as his plainclothes bodyguard while he attends university classes....
Cute hipster and interior designer Michael doesn't do love - not after his ex screwed him over. Sex is a different story, though, and the gentle giant who's painting the mural....
For Sean Wright, driving a cab in the tiny Navy town of Anchor Point isn't an exciting job...until he picks up just-dumped Paul Richards....
After trading the barracks for a fixer-upper rental, Navy SEAL Zack Nelson wants peace, not a roommate - especially not Pike, who sees things about Zack he most wants to hide....
Former cat burglar Rook Stevens stole many a priceless thing in the past, but he's never been accused of taking a life - until now....
The first Wilde's book. Go back to where it all began....
Jon Beatty thought he'd found the best man for him until Craig walked out. To add insult to injury, Craig's got a new lover - a woman - and wants Jon to be a different kind of best man...at his wedding.
Reasoning that the only way to get over one man is to get under another, Jon heads out to Wilde's, the night club on Capitol Hill famous for its hot clientele and hotter bartenders. Jon just wants to get drunk and get laid, and bartender Liam Sable is more than willing to help with both.
Their one night stand turns into a rebound fling, but as Jon moves on with Liam, Craig starts having second thoughts about the break-up. His tiresome antics are the least of Jon and Liam's worries, though. The least annoying, and the least dangerous....
Note: This book was previously published.
Because I really like L. A. Witt, I purchased this audiobook without reading any reviews. I did go back and read some before writing mine. Some mention that there's too much sex in the story. Although l might agree with that, they were all really hot!!! And the story was well written with a true plot line, not just endless sex. I really liked both Liam and Jon.
Zachary Andrews did a great job with the narration. He seriously made the sex scenes sizzle. He really managed to make me feel all the emotions he was reading. His voice portrays seduction extremely well. I have to find more books he's narrated now!
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What made the experience of listening to The Best Man the most enjoyable?
Narrator Zack Andrews was brilliant! Instead of just reading, his work truly pulls you into the story.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Best Man?
Silly as it sounds, the non-verbal sounds portrayed (laughter, sighs, etc.)
Which character – as performed by Zack Andrews – was your favorite?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Most definitely, though perhaps not at work next time. The coworkers probably wondered why I giggled for no understandable reason.
Any additional comments?
Great book, made brilliant by an amazing voice actor!!
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I am head over hills in love with Zach Andrews voice! My god, I'm not into erotica past one or two scenes but this man, this Zach Andrews voice was incredibly sexy -fanning myself with a sigh- I think I actually listened to almost every sexy scene. -giggles- wow, what a voice!
I've read this story a while ago so I knew I'd love it, but Zach Andrews gave this story that mature, incredibly deeply, unbelievable sex appeal, warmth, calmness, and excitement to Liam and John characters that truly made this story worth 5 stars for me! And that's that's including all the erotica, which was way more than what I enjoy in my romances.
You're giving just enough of a romance tale for Liam and John, dealing with questionable exes, and confusing misunderstandings, and some beautiful tender moments that completely makes up for all the sex.
So, if erotica is your thing, you get that in abundance, but if you love romance that deal with character driven emotions you'll be just as happy.
-groans- Zach Andrews... -dreamy sigh- nuff said.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I loved this book so much. I have been listening to a lot of LBGT books because I have listened to everything else and I am growing as a person and a listener. Yes I am a straight black beauty and I enjoy a great book when I see one. This was good on mystery and hot loving M/M (hottt) . Let's grow people!! Love is Love. AND I LOVED IT !! AND ZACK WAS EXCELLENT !!!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
The narrator was great!!! The story was ok. If I listen again, it will be for the sex and the narrator. ;)
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I usually rate L.A. Witt's work very highly, but this book was disappointing. About 40% of the content could have been cut directly with no other changes, without damaging the story the at all all. Another 10-20% could have been cut with minor rewrites. There is enough here for a short story, but it is padded out.
There is very little to the story, really. Witt adheres strongly to the cliched tropes of romance novels, which is a pity. The 'twists' in the story are flagged well ahead, so you know what is going to happen from early on. Then there are seemingly endless scenes of the couple in lengthy and usually pointless dialogue, which contributes neither to plot nor character, or else having sex again and again. It wasn't long before I was fast forwarding through the many boring sex scenes. When their eyes met and their breath caught, again, I began to groan. The book could have accommodated maybe two of these scenes, but it felt like there were about 20.
As with so many romance novels, the dialogue between the lovers that is supposed to show us the spark between them is usually cringe-inducing. The two flirt and banter and laugh out loud. Except the lines are not funny at all. These could also be cut, which would only improve the book book because the long scenes of dialogue make the reader feel the neither of these guys is attractive at all, given what they find amusing. They also go into detailed conversations about unimportant things, like traffic routes and their work and their opinions on driving styles and so on, that are completely superfluous.
The narration might have been OK, though certainly not great, if it weren't for two very annoying and often repeated things: the over-use of an echo effect, and the addition of giggles or chuckles to lines of dialogue that were not meant to be funny. He managed to read fluently and without mispronouncing words, which is unusual. However, there was no differentiating
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On the other hand, there were lots of potentially much more interesting paths that were not taken with the other characters. Liam has an identical twin. Why? Nothing is made of that, apart from the fact that in the past they had impersonated each other. That could have been used to develop the plot. Craig, the ex-lover who is about to marry a woman, is cheating on her with men that he picks up at the bar where Liam works. Nothing more is made of that. Why not? Why is he picking up men at that particular bar, if it isn't going to result in something? It seems like it was a plot line that was cut. I find it baffling that these and other potential lines were introduced but not developed. The book had potential, but failed to reach it.
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Look ... I'm no prude. I'm 27 chapters in and have yet to get to a storyline. Of course, there hasn't been much time to develop a story because the two main characters are constantly engaged in graphic sex. It's overused to the point of distraction.
As for the narration, Mr. Andrews uses one single voice for all the characters, which makes it difficult to tell who is speaking. I'm grateful that there's occasionally some echo, so the listener knows when something is supposed to be a non-verbal thought as opposed to a sentence spoken aloud to another character. He also speaks quite slowly and almost in a hushed tone. I've sped up the narration to try and get through the remainder of the book.
I would find it hard to recommend this selection, unless you're looking for tons of sex ... in which case - THIS IS YOUR BOOK.
L.A. Witt is always a good choice for story, and I liked this one a lot. Good characters.
I have to say, though, that the narrator was terrific and sexy, and just made the sex sound like it was a lot of fun. I was disappointed to see that he has literally no other narrations - and I almost never check for that, I'm more about the story than the performance in most cases.
The narration the story was very well done exquisite job betraying the characters passion drama at edge of your seat a page turner this book I highly recommend is the
first book in a while where can honestly say I never wanted it to and I wanted dead I was happy with the ending but I kind there isJohn and Liam's story
Narrator was the best ever, story great, and so sexy, loved it all, could not stop listening to it. WOW!
Loved this book as I do all of Ms Witt's work although I think this was maybe the most descriptively erotic.
There was a little bit of predictability in the story line in respect of what was happening with Liam. That said it was still a good read.
If I'm honest the narration spoilt it a little bit. Firstly I didn't like the echo-ey sounds associated with John's thoughts. That was possibly me just being a bit weirded out but them at the start and not being able to just take them as a way of identifying 'thoughts' from speech.
For me, what was more of an issue was the way Zack really 'got into' the sex scenes, obviously trying to bring them to life. It would have worked better if there had been 2 guys each playing a role and reading that person's speaking parts'. Having one person talk all breathy and gasping and then the same person answer all breathy and gasping made it more fake to me, rather than more realistic.
That said it didn't spoil the story enough to stop me giving it 5🌟's or highly recommending it. I just think there is room in that area for some improvement.
Loved the story
Liked the narration
Will continue to read any and all books by this author using whichever of her nomdeplu as she chooses to write under.
5🌟 Ms Witt and thank you ❤