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Heart Trouble

Hearts and Health, Book 1
Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
Series: Hearts and Health, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4.5 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When Gage Evans gets a look at his hot nurse, he's smitten immediately. Too bad he's given the nurse the impression he's some kind of daredevil. It couldn't be further from the truth. Gage is a college journalism instructor writing a series of guest columns that require him to jump into new experiences - a fun bucket list, but one that does nothing to convince Ben he's not an adrenaline junkie. 

Fresh off his latest heartbreak, nurse Ben Griggs is wary when one of his patients shows an interest in him - especially when that patient showed up in the ER after a motorcycle accident. Ben's ex was a biker, a friend with benefits, and he dropped Ben cold when someone more interesting came along. Ben isn't the kind of guy who can hold the interest of an adrenaline junkie like Gage Evans for long. The last thing he wants is to lose his heart to the wrong man again.

The more Ben gets to know Gage, the harder he is to resist. He can only hold on for the ride and keep his guard up as much as he can. But Ben's lack of trust seriously gets in the way of building a relationship, and Gage will only be patient so long. Can he trust Gage enough to give his heart, or are they destined to have a fling that goes nowhere?

This is a spin-off from the Ashe Sentinel Connections series, where Ben appears briefly in the book Hard Press. It can be enjoyed as a stand-alone.

©2016 DJ Jamison (P)2019 DJ Jamison

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Sweetl romance with feels

This is a pretty sweet, fluffy, low angst romance between two men with trust issues. The angst was low, but there were plenty of feels. It was enjoyable going on this journey as the two main characters worked through their issues toward their happy ever after.

The narrator did a great job bringing out/ expressing the emotion of the characters at the appropriate times. One small thing got in my nerves though: he tends to end each chapter awkwardly. Like, it sounds like he's going to continue but then suddenly it's the next chapter.

Would recommend.

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don't be afraid of love

This is a wonderful story, with all the feels, about finding love and holding on to it.
Narrator Kenneth Obi does a wonderful job.

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A bit overly dramatic

I’ve been wanting to read this book for a long time. So I got super excited when I finally got around to do it.

I liked this book a lot. Gage and Ben are very lovable characters. But, and this is why it wasn’t a full five star read, Ben was a bit too much. I needed him to get out of his head a bit earlier than he did. He freaked out over and over and over and over again.

I’m not sure about the secondary character Zayne having both an abusive dad and stepdad. For me, that kind of homophobia seems a bit too much and over the top. But I guess I’ll get to know more about that in the next book.

The narration was good. A few weird pauses here and there but except that, amazing.

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as good as the ebook

The story is always full stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. Kenneth Obi is one of the 2 narrators (so far), I can listen without break and have no problems to follow.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:


5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening, but not more then twice a year.
it's like a B

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Heart Trouble: Hearts and Health Book 1

Omg this audio book was absolutely positively amazing. I would highly recommend this audio book.

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Good!

This was a cute little fluffy story from DJ Jamison that I quite enjoyed. I didn't know what to expect going in but I was pleasantly surprised! Looking forward to the next entry in the series.

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Beautiful story

It was great listening to this story where a reluctant romance developed between an emotionally vulnerable nurse and a possible adrenaline junkie/teacher. The narration adds spice to the story and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Nurse Hotness

What can I say, poor sweet Gage. Ben and Gage meet at the ER where Ben is a nurse. Gage is instantly attracted, Ben is too - but he's gun shy and doesn't want to put his heart on the line. Gage is so sweet and kind and patient. He doesn't give up and pursues Ben. Ben really makes him work for it. A few times I felt bad for Gage and wanted Ben to make a grand gesture for him of some kind - but he's insecure and that wouldn't have fit his personality I guess. It is a sweet story and I recommend it. Its the start of a great series. I enjoyed the second in the series Bedside manner as well, and have read some of the others. This is a great into.

Narration was good. The performance makes it a really enjoyable listen.

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Great series start

I loved listening to this narration of a wonderful feel good series.
It made me nostalgic for the world DJ created and I had to reread the entire series after I finished the audiobook.
The performance enhanced the story and I will definitely be following up with other books in the future!

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good

i enjoyed this.. good story.. good characters.. good narration.. it made me smile and laugh.. and it was fun to listen to

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  • Sunday Barnaby
  • 10-14-19

Heart Trouble: Hearts and Health

Heart Trouble: Hearts and Health
Five Stars

Heart Trouble is the first book in the Hearts and Health series by DJ Jamison. This is the first book I have read/listened to by DJ. I look forward to reading more from this fantastic storyteller. This book had me hooked from the very start and I stayed up late listening to find out what would happen next. It is filled with feels and I really connected with the characters. I can’t wait to get my hands in the next book in this series.
The narration was Spot On. Kenneth Obi brought the characters to life and really made the emotions come out.

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  • Debbie
  • 05-05-19

Sweet easy listen for long journeys

This was a new to me author and I have been by passing it for authors I do know, big mistake I loved this book. I was originally thinking that Gage shouldn’t have given Ben so many chances because hello he clearly wasn’t interested. But thankfully Gage and I had sense knocked into him but others. Kenneth’s narration was spot on and made this a really enjoyable listen, I haven’t read the book but I found it easy to keep up which was helped by the distinctive voices given to all the characters. Excited to see who is in the next one

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  • MaryD
  • 02-09-19

Lovely story with great narration

This is a story of two wary people learning to trust and love each other. This is a wonderfully easy listening audiobook with a great cast of characters. Ben and Gage are lovely together. Ben’s assumptions about Gage lead to misunderstanding and Gage’s jealousy nearly ruin their budding relationship. I was rooting for them to sort it all out and realise what a good thing they’ve got going for them.
Kenneth Obi’s excellent narration makes the story alive. He has a lovely smooth tone. All the characters have a distinct voice which suits them making it very easy to follow.