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Resigned to living a sexless, loveless life, Doctor Nathan Tierney knows something is missing. In a rash decision, he leaves his life-consuming job at Mass General Hospital, Boston, to be the small-town doctor in Belfast, Maine. With the job comes a house, and with the house comes a handyman-painter.

Trent Jamieson, a nomadic artist, and his dog Bentley, are offered free accommodation for the few weeks he fixes up the hospital-owned house. Nathan is transfixed by this free-spirited, undeniably gorgeous man.

Confused but amazed to feel any kind of attraction - much less to a man - Nathan convinces himself to put aside any preconceived ideas, and allows himself to just feel. As their attraction for each other grows, one man learns to live, the other learns to love. But just who is teaching who?

©2015 N.R. Walker (P)2021 N.R. Walker

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All sex very little story

I can’t believe I’m saying this but it’s all sex and no good story line. These two men act like they are sixteen instead of an artist and doctor. I feel like the book was written for the sex shock and even that was really immature. The doc is 27for gosh sakes but acts like he’s 16. No communication between the two. Just ok.

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Steamy romance with a plot!

Let me tell you this author is always a go to for me. I know some might say it had a lot of sea but I didn’t think so. It was two males exploring each other and falling in love. No more love making than in an MC male and female romance. I want you to know this wasn’t a quick romp book. It spans over a few years. I was happy with the side characters and with the joy of them finding happiness. I plan to listen to this over again because it was just that good. Great Job!

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Spot On

As a southern boy, I can so relate to this story. It's how I can picture life being for me. It also helped explain my own needs and wants in a relationship An excellent book.

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Wonderful Story of 2 Lost Boys

NR doesn't disappoint. My love of Red Dirt Hearts and Pieces of Series is well known to her. I love the majority of her narrators. NJ Russo is no exception. He along with with Glen Lloyd are two of my very favorites! They both know how to take NRW books to a higher level! Nathan a Doctor who makes a move because his life is empty, he thinks he'sdoomed to a loveless life. He thinks a better schedule is what he needs. He meets Trent, a seemingly open guy who disarms him, but is hiding years of hurt. It's simple and honest. I think it's the same for so many more people than we realize. I love your books NRW! Can't wait for the next one!

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Inspiring story

The story is sweet, loved all of the characters, a little too much on the graphic sex, sometimes this distracts from the real meaning of the book !
I would definitely recommend !

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Not a bad - feel good story

It missed the mark a little, just glossing over a lot of really emotionally charged events, and a character that "isn't in touch with his emotionals" explaining himself and his reactions really well... it probably would have helped a lot to have the other character's perspective a couple times. A little bit of a misleading description, this character is nowhere on the ace spectrum - regardless of what the description or beginning chapters try to tell you. It was a little hard to buy the idea that he'd never met an attractive man before- it kinda read like the author was attempting to write an ace spectrum character when they began the book, but gave up the premise right away.

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to much s*x for me

📖 Story comment: I'm generally a huge fan of NR Walker, and this book gave me all the usual "feels" I've come to expect from her, but I prefer more story and less s*x in my books. This one has some form of self pleasure or s*xy times in almost every chapter between 3 and 15 when I feel like the actual story finally kicked in.

Under all the s*x, the story was enjoyable and the characters likeable, but at chapter three when I was over the "he's a guy, how can I be noticing his smile, his lips, how he looks"... I feel like I then listened to twelve chapters of s*x before some story actually happened.

This story will be perfect for some, unfortunately I'm probably just too old and it's not my cup of tea.

🎧 Narrator comment: I enjoy Nick Russo as a narrator, he suits the characters, has good timing, inflections and intonations and it's easy to distinguish the characters from each other. Overall an enjoyable performance.

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📌 Where does it fall on my personal scale? 4.5 .. if I could cut out all the s*x, it would be a 7.
• 1 not my thing • 2 didn't like the narration • 3 didn't keep my attention • 4 was good, but once was enough • 5 enjoyed it • 6 will listen again if i'm in the mood for the narrator [4⭐] • 7 goes on the "re-listen" list [4⭐] • 8 kept me up past bed-time [4.5⭐] • 9 recommended to family/friends [4.75⭐] • 10 own it in all formats [5⭐] • 11 keep a copy with me at all times [5⭐]
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  • Killian Anderby
  • 01-23-22

Excellent Novel.

I was intrigued by the synopsis of this book, which made me have enough temptation to buy it. The only issue I have found with American authors, is that they use Christian names for character's which are the exact opposite on this side of the pond. As a result of this, I have over sixty books in my library which I cannot read. I've tried a couple but had to give up on these as the genre wasn't right for myself! Lauren Blackely is the worst for this! Yes, she is selling books and bringing in the money at the expense of readers whom have been duped by the names used! Audible have a part to play in this! I feel that they could code books in a far better fashion! I need to speak with someone at Audible on another matter. Hopefully they will be able to do something for me on all the misleading books by Lauren Blakely, at least Dick Turpin wore a mask! I get so angry 😠 At this author I don't feel physically sick at the fact that Amazon and Audible let authors such as her away with this! As I said, better links to such books would be appreciated. You enter LGBT and up she pops!!!

At the beginning of this book, I thought that I was going to be disappointed, very disappointed! But I thought read on! Like some films, it may take some time to warm up! This was indeed the case. I am not going to say anything about the contents of the novel, nor the storyline as I feel this is unfair for other readers. I was once given a gift of a novel, "Jonathan Livingston Seagulll". I was advised to read this book carefully as in the storyline I would find a pattern for my life! I commenced the novel with this in my mind. The result was that I could not read the book and have recommended it to friend's who thoroughly enjoyed it. I even went as far as buying the DVD, the soundtrack having been written by John Carpenter. I still couldn't get anything from the film version which I would recommend! Even if just for John Carpenter's an amazing work on the musical soundtrack!! The inscription in the book, said that I should stop limiting myself which I have a bad habit of doing, even when I surpass this limit I've set. Anyway, give" Learning to Feel " a chance and do read it.

The narrator's were in my opinion excellent at their role in putting this across to listeners. They kept it at a level which I enjoyed and feel was this novel's requirement! It's not a novel for narrator's to rush or tell at to fast a pace, which wa just right on this occasion! Well done!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-09-22

Heartwarming story of love.

One man lives for work, never having had a meaningful relationship. He decides to make a significant life change and finds love not in a woman but a man! Also with added puppy love!

HEA low angst.

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  • Ronald Betts
  • 12-28-21

A story of love

Love has it's ups and downs and this story has it all romantic, love and a great dog that pulls it all together and a family that accepts their son and his boyfriend. The narrator is great which always makes it more interesting.

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  • Book addict
  • 12-07-21

Enjoyable book

I really enjoyed this book and I was drawn into the story and the characters, and felt invested in them. The only reason for the 4 stars and not 5 was because there were several “tell” moments instead of “show”. Didn’t take away from my overall enjoyment too much, though.

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  • The Smut Librarian
  • 12-27-21

A beautifully moving story

A wonderfully moving story between two passionate, yet fragile men who find solace in each other. A beautifully written book. I also adored the narration by Nick J Russo.

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