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His Uptown Guy

Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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When Jesse Grace-Martin loses his father on 9/11, his charmed life is gone forever. People look menacing, and the streets no longer seem safe. After experiencing a brutal mugging, Jesse retreats to his apartment in the landmark Dakota building. Five years later, his first attempt to walk outside those famous gates again is a disaster - except for meeting the gorgeous maintenance worker who helps him through his crushing panic attack. Jesse can’t stop thinking about the guy but hesitates to reach out, knowing he has little to offer.

Dashamir Sadiko has big dreams. Money in the bank tops his list, and his glimpse into the life of the uber-wealthy at his job at the Dakota is all the incentive he needs. Struggling to work full-time and go to college, Dash desperately wants to break the cycle of poverty his parents had hoped to leave behind in Albania. When the two men become friends, Dash isn’t sure what to expect but can’t help his growing attraction to sweet and sexy Jesse. It’s nice to see how the other side lives, but his affections can’t be bought; Dash wants to be his own man.

Defying the Dakota’s co-op rules, the two share lunches, their hopes and dreams, and ultimately their hearts. Jesse slowly regains his courage, but he’s worried he’ll never be the person he once was and that he’s not good enough for Dash. And Dash isn’t convinced the son of poor immigrants has a place at the table with a blue-blood, trust-fund man. Jesse needs to realize that money can’t buy happiness and love, while Dash must learn to trust that what they have is real, that he’s more than Jesse’s walk on the wild side with an uptown guy.

©2019 Felice Stevens (P)2019 Felice Stevens

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Phenomenal as Felice always is!

Once again I am blown away by Felice Stevens and her beautiful words. Because all of her stories are pure perfection, I don't know why I'm shocked anymore when I read her stories. So full of vulnerability, sadness, heartbreak, soul lifting love, and always packs the heat perfectly!

I always need tissues, but that's nothing new either because there is always so much meaning behind every story she writes. I call them, sweet with a huge side of heat! The stories of the trials and tribulations that real people, particularly our LGBTQ, go through is 100% real, and Felice always finds the perfect way to bring light to the situations in a way that those of us who don't personally experience truly understand. Now, with that all said, just know, you still definitely have the heat that can set you on fire but it seems more beautiful because of the underlying story.

These two characters were so easy to love and couldn't be more different. We have Jesse who is a multiple millionaire who has agoraphobia,(the fear of leaving his home), because of the awful things that he's experienced in life. Then we have Dash! Oh how I love Dash. He is the maintenance worker in the building that Jesse lives in. The relationship is forbidden, but once Dash saves him while he is having a major breakdown trying to go outside, there is no stopping it.

The chemistry between these two is instantaneous and extremely powerful! Still Dash knows he could never be enough for Jesse and all of his money. A lot goes down that I won't say because that's the point of reading the story, but I actually listened to it over audio book when I laid down last night, and I couldn't sleep until I heard The End! Now it's almost 7am so no sleep for me, but it was worth every hour of sleep lost.

Nick Russo was the narrator, and as always was phenomenal! He brings out the emotions of the characters so well, letting you feel what they are really going through. I can't recommend this enough!

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Perfectly performed

I'm awed. Honestly. This was such a great story, but hearing it performed by Nick J. Russo just added so much dimension and feeling.

I had previously read the ebook when it was published and truly enjoyed the story. It was a unique blend of two different worlds, colliding and creating harmony within each other. Jesse and Dash were so loving and careful. Their story so full of depth and growth in the wake of tragedy.

The emotions were not only captured but enhanced by the narration. I loved the deeper, booming voice of Dash and the sweet tone to Jesse's words. This was so brilliantly done.

This is going in my 'Love' file to be listened to over and over.

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