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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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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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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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A sweet opposites attract romance!

Thia was a sweet opposites attract romance!

The storyline was engaging and fluffy and the characters had intensity and chemistry between them.

Kale William's Audio delivery was absolutely brilliant!!

I really enjoyed the unique voice's given to the characters.

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Good start, but faded

I enjoyed the book at the start. The description of Jude was a tough guy, no nonsense, etc. Mason was a playboy, ne'er-do-well getting his life on track. By about 40-50% into it, there were several scenes where they turned into 2 mushy marshmallows. Wimpy, whiny, wet noodles. Out of character, not realistic. Minus those instances, it's a good read.

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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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Love it

Great story. really great narration. sweet best friends brother romance. well worth the credit and your time to listen.

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Ok pick a person

The story frenetically switches between first and third person narration. Very confusing. The narration sounds like a computer.

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This was a cute, feel good love story. I had a great time listening! The narrator was great and I loved the story.

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  • Jessica Scott
  • 10-02-21

Fun and light... except for the last chapters.

the beginning is great! I love the story, the characters, and how everything falls into place. Kale does a fantastic job.
The story has a mix of lovely, funny, and hot scenes.

My only complaint is that the last five chapters are incredibly boring because they go over the same problem over and over and over again... and once you think they managed to get over it... they go over it again and again. Also, the last chapters stop being as fun as the rest of the book changing from this witty relationship and badass characters to sulking, doubting, and dull over-feely dudes with a constant tedious sermon of goodness and how they are not the same men for the 1100383727299 time.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-29-21

Good narration but irritating characters

I loved the narration but I dislike characters like Mason who always have the upper hand with no flaws. Jude is the start of a good back story which is then just used to beat him over the head with. frankly the last 3 scenes added nothing but additional let's beat Jude for his character while Mason is allowed to be 2 dimensional.

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  • Shadow
  • 07-24-21

Good enough vanilla gay story

Nice tidy story that reads like any hetero story, rearranged as two male leads. Pretty good writing most of the, sometimes getting lost and uncertain how to end. Not a waste of money but won’t set you alight if you belong to the real gay world.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-22-21

A good story

Overall I enjoyed this book . Occasionally the narrator was a bit lifeless for the main character .
But overall his performance was easy and fun.

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  • Claudia CG Lezár
  • 04-20-21

as good as the ebook

The story is always 4-5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook. I can't listen to an audiobook without knowing the book, that's not possible for me.

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. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, I’m over the half, but I listen enough to give a review.

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.
it's like a B

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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
  • 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.