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Can he step out of the shadows and into love's light?

Eight years ago, Christian Hernandez moved to Jamaica Plain in southern Boston, took refuge in his apartment, and cut himself off from the outside world. And that's how he'd like it to stay.

Josh Wendell has heard his co-workers gossip about the occupant of apartment number one. No one sees the mystery man, and Josh loves a mystery. So when he is hired to refurbish the apartment's kitchen and bathrooms, Josh is eager to discover the truth behind the rumors.

When he comes face-to-face with Christian, Josh understands why Christian hides from prying eyes. As the two men bond, Josh sees past his exterior to the man within, and he likes what he sees. But can Christian find the courage to emerge from the darkness of his lonely existence for the man who has claimed his heart?

©2017 K.C. Wells (P)2017 Dreamspinner Press

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How did this happen?

I'm actually really bummed.

I usually enjoy Finn Sterling's narration and this, for the most part, was no exception. Sterling uses distinctive character voices for every character, he has good pacing, he has good timing, he adds just enough emotion to his performance...this was shaping up to be a 5-star narration for me.

And then one of the main character's voices changed.

The character voice for Josh literally changed throughout the production. Josh's voice started out normal, and the change was subtle at first. But then it got progressively higher in pitch until, by the end, the character sounded like what I would imagine it would sound like if Mike Tyson and Mickey Mouse had a love child.

I honestly do not understand how it is possible that Sterling didn't notice, or how this got through proofing without someone acknowledging, "Dude, you changed Josh's voice. What's up with that?"

Talk about disappointing. If it weren't for that I would be raving about this - the story is sweet, low angst, nice characters, a little heat...too bad Josh's voice became my main focus taking away from the rest of what would have and could have been an awesome audio.

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Cute story

3.5 stars across the board

This will be short and sweet. The story was very cute, and the characters were likable. However, things seemed to come just a little too easily throughout the tale.

The narrarator wasn't bad. However, the voice he chose for Josh, one of the MCs, almost made this a dnf for me.

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  • 10-05-17

My heart went out to Christian

Josh works on tiling and other construction. He is working on an apartment for a man when he realizes the man is locked in the bedroom. After Christian falls in the bathroom Josh rescues him to see him covered in scars.

Christian is worried that the friendship they built through closed doors will be over once Josh sees him but it only intensifies but can Josh convince Christians his scars are only skin deep and no one will notice as much as he thinks. Can he get Christian to come out of the shadows for him?

I enjoyed this story a lot. It is an M/M take on beauty and the beast set in real life scenario. K.C.Wells has created several interesting characters and the plot is interesting and keeps you pulled in. There are also a few more characters I would love to see stories.

Finn Sterling did a good job on narrating this story and bringing the story and characters to life. I will admit I didn't like Joshes voice it was a bit high pitched and squeaky for me not what I would imagine a sexy construction worker to sound like.

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A LOVE STORY

I can't tell you a lot of the book with out ruining it. I LOVED the story. I wish the narrator had used a different voice for Josh, but oh well.

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love the story, love the narrator

I adore this story line it shows about great tragedy, but at the end you find a person who can make it better.