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Publisher's Summary

Jude:

What do you do when you wake up with a hangover and find yourself in bed with your best friend's younger brother? 

Who happens to be your new brother-in-law? 

The man who drives you crazy.

The man who always skated by on fast-talk, good looks, and a bright smile. 

The one who makes you want to break all the rules. 

You hire him as your assistant, of course. 

And pray you can keep your sanity.

And your hands off him.

Mason:

How do you prove you've changed?

That you're no longer the party boy who always needed rescuing from his own mistakes - and boy you've made some big ones.

But no one needs to know your secrets.

You take a job with the one man who doesn't trust you.

Who's waiting for you to screw up.

You try and forget that one explosive night together.

Except you can't.

And to your shock...neither can he.

What do you do when the one man you can't imagine living with is the one you can't live without? 

©2021 Felice Stevens (P)2021 Felice Stevens

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Enjoyable story made even better!

This one hits all my favorite themes, with opposites attract characters, best friend's brother, secret crush! So many good things wrapped up in one story. I had fun watching Mason and Jude come together and I loved watching them grow together. The dialogue and banter was great and we got well-drawn secondary characters too. I'll be reading this one, just to make me smile. The narration adds to the story and I think it is well worth a credit.

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Buy This Book, It's One of the Best!

I found this book to be very enjoyable. Extremely likable characters you want to root for, excellent narration and a believable story. Highly recommend!

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Ok, so...wow. This book is now one of my top favorites of the year. I don’t even need to think about it. It captured my attention from the moment I began, and I’m actually a little sad it’s over. I’m going to have to have a cleanser before I’m able to commit my mind and heart to another book. I most definitely have all the symptoms of a common book hangover. 👨🏼‍🤝‍👨🏻 👨🏼‍🤝‍👨🏻

I love a grumpy character—love, love, LOVE them. Jude, Mr. Uptight, himself, was definitely grumpy. He probably didn’t even realize it. He is so absorbed with being the caretaker and provider to his sister, that he promised his dying mom he would be. I somehow think his mom didn’t mean for him to take it so literally, but here we are. He’s made it his life mission, at the cost of his own happiness. That broke my heart for him. It was obvious that, while he was loudly uptight and grumpy, he was quietly a mix Prince Charming and Mother Teresa. I wanted him to embrace his own well-being so badly. 👨🏼‍🤝‍👨🏻 👨🏼‍🤝‍👨🏻

Mason is the sunshine to Jude’s grumpy demeanor. Mason has his own demons to fight, in the form of past Mason. He wants so badly to prove he’s more than the f*** up he’s remembered as. My heart ached for him, too, because, despite his mistakes, he wasn’t a bad seed or person. He was more than his past, and he was such a beautiful person, inside and out. He has so much to give, and is finally ready to settle down, back home, near his family. No matter how hard he tries to move on, parts of his past come back and he’s faced with everything he feared. 👨🏼‍🤝‍👨🏻 👨🏼‍🤝‍👨🏻

This book was highly addicting and very engaging. I switched back and forth between listening to the audiobook (brought to life by the amazing narrator, Kale Williams, who did the characters, emotions, and story justice with his narration) and reading the ebook format. This story was very well written with incredible depth and realism to its characters. I loved the flow and build of their relationship. Seeing how it starts the morning after a wild night together, you couldn’t call this a slow burn, but the build-up for future sexy times was perfectly done and felt true to their situation. I enjoyed their banter, even when they butted heads. I loved how they both had something that brought out the best in the other. I just love this entire book. Whether you read the book or listen to the audiobook, this is a book you need to add to your collection. Not only will it leave you with a smile on your face, but it will also leave you feeling hopeful and with a full heart.

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My New Favorite

I read Mr. Uptight a while ago and dying to listen to Kale Williams narrated it. And he didn't disappointed me! I always love Kale's voice, so soothing and beautiful.

I won't bother you with the plot , because you have to experience the beauty if Felice's writing and the gorgeous voice of Kale!
I highly recommend this audio to listen to.

Cannot wait for the next stories in the future!

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Fantastic!

I loved Jude and Mason! So much so I was eagerly awaiting the audio by the time I finished reading the book! Kale Williams did an amazing job bringing Felice’s characters to life for me. I was immediately drawn into the story, and he did a wonderful job portraying Jude and Mason’s emotions throughout! I had such a smile on my face while I listened! I loved Jude’s grumpy, reserved attitude and Mason’s contrasting sunny, fun disposition. These two were unlikely matches, but their past and now familial situation put them front and center in each other’s lives again. I loved the sexual tension these two brought out in each other. Especially as Jude tried to forget his crazy night with Mason at every turn. When these two finally let their guards fall, their chemistry was hot. These two completed each other in ways that no one else could have. I loved seeing Jude’s walls come tumbling down and his insecurities start to be soothed from Mason’s love for him. Jude was the missing piece for Mason to truly start the next chapter in his life. I was so invested in these two finding their happiness with each other! I wanted to race to the finish to see how these two worked it all out, but I didn’t want their wonderful story to end either! One of the (many) reasons I continue to read this author is because she writes characters with such staying power. This was a fantastic listen!

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Felice Stevens and Kale Williams are a Dream Team

Mr. Uptight is a stand-alone, MM romance featuring great characters and wonderfully snarky dialogue. Jude Staubman is very serious and structured. He doesn’t know how to let himself be any other way. But underneath his uptight exterior is a tenderhearted man who takes on responsibility for others. Although they start out as adversaries, Mason Reiner is his perfect match (despite Jude’s reservations). Mason shows Jude how to let go and have a bit of fun. And their chemistry is smoking! There’s also much sweetness and romance between these two. They each complement the other’s personality and bring out the best in one another. Felice Stevens has another hit with this book.

Kale Williams does a terrific job narrating this book. He’s quickly become one of my favorite narrators because he’s so entertaining. I love the way he portrays the characters’ emotions and moods. His narration pulls you in and and makes you feel like the story is happening around you.

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Contempt to Love of your life?

Just had a very hard time buying into the characters. Just did not work for me. I personally have never had a lack of respect or contemptible feelings for~ ever into someone I could love. then again as I said just my humble opinion

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  • 03-10-21

WOW!

I loved this opposites attract/best friends brother/enemies to lovers story so much!
Mr. Uptight gives us Jude, a man who has devoted his life to his family. Now that his sister has married his best friend what is he supposed to focus his attention on? Enter Mason, said best friends younger brother. Mason has lived far away from family for the past 10 years. He has grown and matured yet Jude still sees him as the troublesome teenager he used to be.

I loved the hot chemistry between these two! When they allow themselves to see beyond the memories of the past they are able to look below the surface and get to know the real person.

As always, Felice Stevens creates characters that are layered, real and full of life's realities.
Jude and Mason balance each other perfectly. They earned the HEA they fight so hard for!
Kale Williams does an amazing job of narrating this story.

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Invested

Felice Stevens writes characters that are so real I get so invested in their lives and happiness. I have once again found this with Mason and Jude in Mr. Uptight. I connected so much with Jude in finding it hard to open to people. However, as we meet Mason and see that he understand and seesJude for who he is, this is where we get sucked in and start rally for them.

I would definitely recommend this book. Kale Williams did an excellent job in narrating.

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UPTIGHT IS ALRIGHT!

Jude and Mason have some issues they need to confront before they can find their HEA together. The road towards getting to their destination of happiness is sexy, sweet, and owning the wrongs, then making them right. Their story was good. Real good. The narrator did a great job. I so recommend. Enjoy!

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  • Susana
  • 03-19-21

Sexy Mr. Uptight

Jude and Mason journey is hard because of Jude insecurities and lack of relationships, he doesn’t know how to show his feelings and thinks that he and Mason are so different but that’s the opposite they complement each perfectly, Mason is what Jude need to relax and enjoy life, he brings out another part of him. I adore Mason he is so affectionate and makes Jude happy. Jude just need someone to set him free, but also Mason need Jude to help him to be responsible and take things seriously. Also there’s another side of Jude that just a few people knows and I melt every time I read about it.

I enjoy this book so much, Felice make the best stories and because of that you can help to wish more every time, I really don’t want the book to end, Kale Williams did an amazing job narrating this book, Jude and Mason sounds so sexy! Can’t get enough of this audiobook!

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  • Wendy Loveridge
  • 03-10-21

New to me narrator - loved him!

Mr. Uptight is a wonderful feel-good story with a title that sums up the story.

The MC’s are the perfect combination of opposites attract but in this case the attraction has simmered for more than ten years; each of them supposedly disliking/disapproving of the other. The catalyst for finally throwing these two lovely, very different boys together is the wedding of their respective sister and brother. Too many shots at the reception and their show is finally on the road to a hard won HEA.

I bought Mr. Uptight on a whim and couldn’t stop listening and Felice Stevens is now firmly on my radar. I found her writing to be intelligent, plausible and eloquent. A lovely story with the added bonus of a dear eccentric elderly lady, a spoiled diva of a lap dog and a thoroughly enjoyable performance by the talented Kale Williams. Recommended.

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  • Dee Roberts
  • 03-08-21

Brilliant

Absolutely love reading about Jude and Mason but listening to Kale put voiced to them was amazing.
Mason being so care free and Jude being so uptight comes across perfectly .
Brilliantly done , thoroughly enjoyed this audio.

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  • Katie townsend
  • 03-08-21

absolutely fantastic performance

listening to kale Williams bring the fabulous mr uptight was such a beautiful feeling

kale brought jude and Mason to live beautifully and exactly how i imagined them telling their story

when you bring felice Stevens words and kale Williams narration the stars align its just perfect

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  • Vania
  • 03-06-21

Felice Stevens does her magic again!

This newest standalone story is a wonderfully written, deeply emotional opposite attracts stories, but there are so many more sub-tropes in it: enemies to lovers, best friend’s brother, boss/employee. In fact, the relationship between Mason and Jude is multi-layered, very entangled and so complicated!
Jude is a very complicated character himself; in his mid-thirties, he is a very confident businessman, but when it comes to his personal life he is so out of his depths and so closed off that it was painful to read.
Mason is the polar opposite: a ray of sunshine, always with a positive attitude, he doesn’t believe in regrets, and while not proud of some of the mistakes he has done in the past, he owns then and wants to use them to show the people in his life he has outgrown the flaky boy he once was.
The story is sort of addictive, I read it in a single setting because the writing and plot and continuous back and forth between the two MCs made it impossible for me to put the book down until everything was said and done.
I only wish I could see a glimpse of these two some years in the future to see how Jude is adjusting to life as a part of a couple.