Gray For You

8 Million Hearts, Book 2
Narrated by: Michael Fell
Series: 8 Million Hearts, Book 2
Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4.5 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Who auditions for an adult film without realizing it? Me, apparently....

Gray: I’m not the kind of guy you take home to meet your mother. I’m an ex-adult film star with a GED and a giant co...llection of movie credits I can’t talk about in polite company. I might be good at helping other guys get their happy endings, but I’ve more or less given up on finding one of my own.
 

Until Tyler Lang walks into my life.
 

That’s right, my co-star for my final film is Tyler Lang-America's heartthrob, until he disappeared from the radar last year. Tyler's got a reputation for being a bad boy, a partier, and apparently straight, but the sweet, vulnerable-looking kid who shows up at auditions is completely different. And now that I'm getting to know him, I can’t help wondering what it is that’s made his eyes so sad-and wishing there were some way I could make it better.
 

I’m not supposed to get a happy ending. So why the hell won’t my heart listen?
 

“I’m yours. In whatever way, for however long you want me. Just say the words and you’ll have me forever.”
 

Tyler: I know what you’ve heard about me. Another spoiled child-actor, all grown up and out of control. I wish I could tell you you’re wrong, but the truth is, I’m a little bit of a mess. Okay, so maybe I'm a giant mess. And now, after getting arrested with an ez-bake oven’s worth of drugs I don’t even remember buying, I'm washed-up at the grand old age of 21.
 

After a year of rehab and community service, all I want is to work again. So when my agent sends me a new script, maybe I don’t read the fine print as carefully as I should. Which is how I end up auditioning for an adult film. A high-brow, literary adult film. But still. There’s no way I can go through with this. After all, I'm so deep in the closet I'm not sure I'll ever find my way out. And I wouldn’t do this movie-except for one thing: Gray Evans.
 

Strong, kind, and honest, Gray makes me feel seen in a way I’ve never been before-and makes me want to be better. And somehow, around Gray, everything seems possible. Like maybe there’s a world where I’m not a total screw-up. Maybe there’s a world where I can come out, and not tank my career. And maybe, just maybe, there’s a world where Gray, who’s smart and brave and so together, could want someone like me.
 

Gray For You is Book 2 in the 8 Million Hearts series. While each book can be listened to on its own, they're even more fun to listen together. Gray For You is a m/m romance full of snark, sweetness, and a healthy serving of steam. Movie star romance and hurt/comfort themes. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed HEA.

©2017 Spencer Spears (P)2019 Spencer Spears

More from the same

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    35
  • 4 Stars
    19
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    41
  • 4 Stars
    13
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    35
  • 4 Stars
    19
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Started out good but dragged at the end

Narration- fantastic, full of emotion and acting! Give Michael Fell a BIG Gold Star on this one.
Plot-I feel like this book was better, at first, then book #1. Tyler and Gray are really likable, and I could suspend my belief enough for the " I auditioned to a porno without realizing it" to work, until it stopped working. I think it was a bit strange for them to film it as they did, and Tyler to be good at getting physical with a dude. Also, Tyler's dad? that is one very over the top douchebag, and he was so much like Adam's father from book #1, I was hoping for some variety. He was so extreme, and evil, yet very obvious at what he did, that I was thinking "how can they not see it?!" when the characters are as blind as there were I find it hard to relate to them.
I enjoyed the characters, but the last 4 hours of the book were too much.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Why on Earth was this story so bloody LONG?

This novel, which had a plausible enough storyline, would have scored much higher on the rating scale if it wasn't so exhaustively LONG and DRAWN-OUT! There was so much of it that I felt frankly overwhelmed by it all. There was a whole lot of extra talking, which made this story truly tedious, and way too much plot details I didn't need. The characters' lives are exposed to us in excruciating detail...well, I found it excruciating after a while. Tyler is unspeakably petulant sometimes, which is an ironically good point in a story about a twenty-one-year-old. He was as immature as I expected him to be, unable to see how much of a terrible person his dad was and making excuses for him by adding to his own weight of guilt. And Gray, who is older and should be smarter, isn't exactly brilliant either, beginning with his talking about who his co-star will be in the movie even after they'd been warned not to say anything until it was firm, and continuing through his hanging on for so long to a hopeless thing with Ethan, his ex. Pitiful! I'm tired of characters who disappoint me with their tiresome predictability. The narrator's performance was fine.

I really need to stop volunteering to read stories about new adults who are still not ready to be over themselves and their need to be the center of attention, especially when they're not even aware they're doing it. I really wanted to like this more, because I thought I'd like the characters more, because I thought the plot would have been more engaging, more deeply worked out. They were fine when they weren't being foolish, when they thought, spoke, and acted like grown-ups. I just wish they'd been allowed to do that without dragging their story out interminably. The movie scenes being acted out were a clever narrative strategy as they represented what was also happening in real life between them That was the saving grace in this story.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely wonderful!

I loved reading this book, and instead of a reread, I opted for the audio version. Michael Fell did an amazing job bringing this story to life. I can’t wait for more by this author and narrator.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Another great one!

I was so excited to get my hands on this one as I had not read it before. Spencer Spears did not let me down! I loved this one just as much as the first! Don't be afraid of the length of it, it is so immersive and the time passes very quickly. Michael Fell once again did a fabulous job narrating!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

4.5-starred second in a series

Gray for You is the second audiobook in Spencer Spears's 8 Million Hearts series. I really liked getting to know both Gray and Tyler. The idea of an adult film star--Gray--and a washed-up former child actor--Tyler--working together was intriguing, especially given how Tyler had no idea what sort of film he had been set to audition for. My heart went out to both these guys, and while they may have had an honest-to-goodness connection, getting past all their insecurities and hangups was far easier said than done. Once again, Michael Fell does a fantastic job as narrator, and Spears's writing has made an impression on me twice over with this series. My lone quibble would be the same one I had with the first audiobook--it's just much too long, especially given that this second book is five hours longer! So, four stars for the story and five stars for the narration, which comes out to 4.5 stars for Gray for You as a whole. ♥

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

When happily ever after becomes reality



So .. didn’t have to wait too long for second book in the series and god knows I was so ready for Gray’s book. And expectations were met!

Gray is an ex adult film actor who has practically given up on finding love. He’s used to being the supporting character in others’ love story. After all .. who would want to bring an ex adult film star with just a GED home? To say Tyler’s life is a mess would be an understatement. He’s a bit broken, naive and quite cynical about life. And oh, don’t forget the deep closet. When Tyler and Gray have to work together for a project, Gray found himself unable to not care about alleged spoiled child star who has the saddest eyes he’s ever seen. Tyler wants to believe in Gray but life has taught him to be suspicious. What will happen when they finally succumb to their desires and yearning for love?

Sweet, sexy and utterly romantic. Gray is literally the best boyfriend material. Loved him. I think the only downside of this book was that it’s a bit too long. And it took a long time for both MCs to be brave for themselves and not let others walk over them. This was not as angsty as I thought it was going to be. Sweet and spicy with just the right about of heat. This series is a lovely listen. Looking forward to third book in the series now.

4 When happily ever after becomes reality stars
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️





Audio rating

Story - 3.75 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟
Narration - 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Performance - 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Overall - 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Slow burn and so sexy

The length of this audio might freak you out but honestly the story moved at a really good pace. Michael Fell did a great job with this audio. I was sucked into the story from the very beginning. I loved both characters. Gray and Tyler are characters you are really rooting for to get their lives together. The end is the HEA you want too,

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Slow Burn Love

This slow-burn, emotional story of coming out and finding love is a great addition to the 8 Million Hearts Series! Though it truly is a slow-burn, the chemistry between Gray and Tyler is hot!! I absolutely loved the way the helped each other heal from their rocky pasts.
Michael Fell did a great job with Tyler & Gray! The emotions that he is able to covey through his voicing these characters, truly makes this story even better! Great listen!!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

A Great Book

This is the second book in The 8 Million Hearts Series. You will want to read/listen to the first book before this one. A wonderful book with good writing. The plot was entertaining and it was steady throughout the book. I found the story and characters likeable The characters were developed and thought out. Tyler and Gray are the MC’s of this book. The narration was good and enjoyable. I can recommend this book as a good read/listen. I voluntarily read an advance copy of this book for an honest review.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great

This was the first book by this author I had the privilege to listen to,I was not disappointed. excellent writing made it very hard to turn off.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for alias11
  • alias11
  • 02-15-20

The relationship angst got a little tiring

The underlying story here was engaging, but the angst, hiding true feelings, and *he could never feel like I do* inner conversations just wore me out. Seventeen hours of that was just too much. I had my suspicions about the cocaine found in Tyler's car from the start, although I must admit even my suspicious self didn't see how bad it was. That said, I was disappointed not to see how that part of the story turned out. As long as the story way, I would have thought there would be space for closure or an epilogue about that. Justice definitely felt under-served. In summary, I loved the story and the characters of Tyler and Gray, but it just went on a bit too long.

The narration was great, and the emotional parts were very swell voiced.

I am still looking forward to Nick's and Lucas's stories, but I hope the author doesn't drag them out as long as this one.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving this honest review.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Allison's Book Corner
  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 02-13-20

Awesome

I loved this addition to this series.
I loved Gray in Adam’s Song and was so excited to listen to his story.
This is such a great series and I can’t wait to listen to more.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Suzanne Christie
  • Suzanne Christie
  • 02-11-20

Slow burn

Great book 2 in the 8 millions hearts series, it’s a long one and it takes you on one hell of a roller coaster. It totally worth the time as this is a fantastic story. I was intrigued by Gray when we met him in book one and I loved getting to know him. Tyler is a new character and was adorable, very misguided and definitely needed his hand held but so sweet.

It’s a major slow burn in terms of the romance but so worth the wait, their developing relationship is very addictive I didn’t want to stop listening.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Tanya W
  • Tanya W
  • 02-05-20

another great story

When you have a porn star as the one of the leads, you are never sure what you will get.

This story was amazing to listen to and hard for me to put down. Yes they are long reads/listens but honestly you never feel bored or that the story is dragging. Not sure if the other books in this series are in audible yet or not but I'm not gonna be able to wait for more if they aren't.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sabbath
  • Sabbath
  • 02-04-20

Fantastic

Spears's second book in the 8 Million Hearts series, Gray for You is brilliantly written. I found Gray and Tyler to be witty, angsty, and delightfully readable. I enjoyed the story and found myself gripped by the book within this book. Spears truly has a talent for writing. Fell's narration is enthralling and engaging.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Gwen
  • Gwen
  • 01-31-20

Gray’s time for ❤️

In the first book, Gray sounded way older and washed up. But listening to his story, he was just being help up by a selfish lover.
I loved his happily ever after. After going back to acting, in a movie with a spoiled child actor... I never though their story would be so heart wrenching. I cried while they cried and smiled when they were happy. Micah is just hilarious and I would like to read his story next. They are many characters that deserve being next though. Great narration too!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for KR Phoenix @ Books, Tattoos and Tea
  • KR Phoenix @ Books, Tattoos and Tea
  • 01-31-20

Wow, what a rollercoaster!

🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.5 stars
🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 3.5
🎧🎧🎧🎧 Narration: 4.5

Wow, what a roller-coaster!

This is such an in-depth, emotive and passionate story. I loved Gray from book one and wanted to know more about him. He’s such a dynamic and lovable character, I fell hard! He’s kind, caring, sweet and funny. I’ll admit to quite a few “spit-takes” from the unexpected moments of humor Spencer has injected into this story.

Tyler was just fantastic! A little broken and bruised but so strong and compassionate. I feel like these two will stay with me for a while. They’re just perfect together and while a lot of the story has them not admitting their feelings, I’m so glad they finally got there in the end!

I’m loving this series, these wonderful, lovable and somewhat broken men and can’t wait for more!!!

Thanks for reading!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Chrystal
  • Chrystal
  • 01-31-20

🎧 LesCourt Reviewer 🎧

Gray For You (8 Million Hearts Book 2) by Spencer Spears. I really enjoyed this story.
A good combination of world building and character development. The characters will keep you entertained from beginning to end. Looking forward to the next book.
The Narrator Michael fell did a fantastic job bringing these characters and story to life.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Starwarslover
  • Starwarslover
  • 01-27-20

very good

enjoyable.. sexy... and interesting.. haha i liked this so much.. it made me smile and happy.. it was sexy and fun.. it made me smile and at times i felt like throwing my audible out of the window haha. i liked it a lot

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Stephen, liverpool
  • Stephen, liverpool
  • 08-09-19

great story

loved it, all the angst of wondering if someone likes you, whilst being smitten yourself and all the emotion that goes with it. a great listen and worth the investment of your time and money!