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Austin never realized he was painting his life with shades of gray, until Keaton came along and injected a rainbow of color.

Keaton is a tornado of chaos and paint, which turns out to be more exciting than I ever would’ve imagined. I love my organized, predictable life...or at least I thought I did. But what started as a casual hookup is slowly becoming so much more, and I find myself loving the beautiful mess more than I expected.

Can two people so different really make it work once feelings get involved?

Note: This is a stand-alone story and was originally published as Kiss and Run in the Valentine’s Inc series. It has since undergone significant changes and doubled in length.

©2020 Kyleen M Neuhold (P)2021 Kyleen M Neuhold

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A sweet contemporary opposites attract!!🎨🖌️

This was such a sweet opposites attract!!

Austin and Keaton were adorable together.

I loved Keaton's free spirited, creative nature. He was a refreshing and interesting character.

The storyline was fairly engaging and the characters were likeable and well fleshed out.

Iggy Toma performed an amazing audio delivery and narration.
He brought the characters to life and gave them their own voices.

Overall, I enjoyed this listen, and definitely recommend.

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Iggy Toma was spot on with his narration

I have never listened Iggy Toma before. I thought he did an excellent job with the characters and of course the Lace. I will definitely be looking for more of his narration.

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Austin is a very button upped kind of man. An accountant, not really happy with his job but he does love the numbers. The man he thought he would be with forever is marrying someone else and he’s looking for some kind of change. That’s when he meets Keaton.

Keaton is a free spirited artist. He doesn’t have a steady income but manages to get by with spur of the moment jobs. Dog walker to bartender and everything in between, things that don’t tie him down and allow him create his art.

These two were so sexy sweet together. Their uncertainty felt very natural and perfect for their personalities. The lace was a character all by itself. Keaton’s art sounds erotic as hell. The colors seemed so very vivid.

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Such a sweet and sexy listen!

I absolutely love listening to this sweet and sexy story! I love Austin and Keaton! This is exactly what I need to listen to right now. I just couldn't get enough of this listen. KM Neuhold just makes me fall in love with these two. Then to have Iggy Toma doing the narration is amazing. He brings this story even more life. Love it!

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Wonderful short listen

The story was well written as all of this authors are. I'm so happy she got Iggy Toma to be the narrator. I love his voice!

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  • 09-10-21

Keaton and Austin

I really enjoyed Austin & Keaton’s story.  They started a bit unconventionally but with time and their own personal growth these two really come together.  I was glad that they took each other out of their comfort zones but it was just what they needed.

Iggy Toma did a great job with the narration and I loved listening to him tell their story.

I received a copy of this book and am giving an honest review

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Awesome!!

Iggy Toma did a great job giving these two men a voice. Loved it!!

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Iggy Toma and KM Neuhold never disappoint!

Austin: I loved Austin! At first I was thinking he was going to be really uptight and stuffy and that was true to a point but I loved how quickly he opened up to new experiences! When he looked after Keaton when he was creating my heart melted.
Keaton: Not one part of me understands his lifestyle of only working to have enough money to get by. However I loved him. He was as endearing as he was crazy and I mean crazy in a good way too! Two seeming opposites come together and find out that deep down they aren’t all that different and what a fantastic combo they make.
Iggy Toma as usual was amazing. When there is one narrator for two characters is can be hard to have difference in tone and inflections but Iggy Toma never disappoints. I can always tell which character is talking and that takes a special talent!

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Sweet & Sexy!

I enjoyed Austin and Keaton’s story. When I saw that Iggy Toma was doing the narration, i knew i was going to have to give this a listen. Iggy is one of my favorites narrators ans he did a great job narrating Austin and Keaton’s story. Iggy narrating super hot sexy times? Sign me up!! Their story had so much sweet and sexy, it was exactly what I needed. I loved the opposites of Austin and Keaton. I loved the theme fate playing a pet in their story. Neither man was looking for something serious but somehow they were meant to be. All’s mentioned, those sexy times were hot AF! The tremendous support that Austin offered Keaton was serious relationship goals. I really liked the beautiful HEA. I definitely recommend this listen!!

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Short, Sweet and Sexy!

This was so good! I read it straight through and was smiling and feeling good the entire time. I just love this author's writing, it is the perfect mix of sweet and sexy...and the sexy times were hot and included some very nice lace! Keaton and Austin were opposite in almost every way. They started as a hook-up and continued to "hook-up", neither wanting anything serious, as they slowly fell in love. They were just so good for each other, Keaton pulling Austin out if his comfort zone and allowing him to just be free...and Austin pushing Keaton to realize his true potential. The book was almost entirely about their developing relationship--no major crisis, no angst, no crazy misunderstandings...just 2 men falling in love as they bring out the best in each other. It was just a feel-good read. And the ending just made me swoon, it was so perfect for them!

Iggy Toma is a favorite narrator of mine and he was on point here as he always is. He brings a level of emotion to his narrations that always enhance the story for me!

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Sweet, Sexy, and Beautiful

Sweet, sexy, beautiful story with excellent character development and all the feels. Narration on point. Highly recommend! 💕

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  • Rebekah
  • 09-08-21

Brill

This is a brilliant book and I loved how opposite attracts after unexpected set up they have chemistry, can they turn there friends with benefits into more.

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  • Larissa
  • 08-27-21

Sweet, low-angst opposites attract romance

This lovely opposites attract romance focuses on two men who approach life differently but are wishing for the same thing down deep: someone to love them for who they truly are. Austin likes order, structure, and planning. Keaton has an artist’s free spirit who avoids structure and wants to go with the flow. I like the way their relationship progressed from hookup to love while they figure out how they fit together. I adore Iggy Toma and he did his usual terrific job of narrating here.

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  • AL
  • 08-16-21

Lovely!

Story: K.M. Neuhold created a pair of amazingly quirky, lovable characters. I loved everything about them both, all the insecurities and idiosyncrasies. They were colorful and perfectly defined.
The story itself is a low - angst hookup to love story, with intriguing kink that is both subtle and vivid enough to play a part in the book, but not center stage. Center stage are two guys figuring out why they are perfect for each other, while being almost nothing alike. And it's a very well written, feel good book I swallowed up in one sitting.
Narration: Iggy Toma is not my favorite narrator, but the performance is clear and the narration easy to follow. The acting and emotions match the story and give the characters even more dimension.

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  • Book addict
  • 08-15-21

3.5-4 stars enjoyable listen

I enjoyed listening to this book, and liked the characters. The only reason for the lower rating is that it lost its pace at times, and it didn’t grab me by the heart as much as it could. I know loads of people will love this book, though.

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  • Wide Eyes, Big Ears!
  • 08-26-21

A super cute odd-couple romance!

Austin is boring and risk-averse: his ex-boyfriend told him so when dumped him and three year’s later he’s still having trouble moving on. Keaton is uninhibited artist, he paints while nude or wearing lace, he graffitis, he bartends, and he hates routine. They couldn’t be more different, but when Austin and Keaton meet on a hookup app, there’s great chemistry. I loved these rich characters, the low-angst story, and KM Neuhold’s trademark steam! There was a lot to this story: while Austin fears change, new experiences, and loss of control, Keaton fears responsibility, commitment, and getting stuck in a rut - to make it work they both have to change and their dates were lovely examples of that compromise. Audio narrator Iggy Toma never puts a foot wrong, he’s perfect for both these characters!