Spencer Cohen is the guy who gets answers to relationship questions. Playing the role of the new lover, his job is to make his client's ex realize one of two things: he doesn't want to break up or he really does. Either way, his client gets answers.
The ex would either apologize and beg, or turn and walk. But in the end, Spencer's client won. If he wanted his ex back and got him, it was great. If the guy walked away, then as hard it was for the client, he knew it was over. Regardless of the outcome, Spencer's work was done.
Andrew Landon's ex left him without so much as an explanation. But his sister can't stand to see him miserable, so, much to Andrew's dismay, they hire Spencer to be Andrew's new boyfriend to get the ex back.
For Spencer, it is never personal. Merely a business transaction. No emotions, no strings, no complications. Yeah right. Even a blind man could see how this would end.
Contains mature themes.
"If you're looking for an unusual, touching romance with beautifully-rendered characters, this book should be at the top of your list." (Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews)
I fallen in love with NR Walker's writing. The stories are always so interesting without resorting to the characters falling in to bed at the drop of the hat. She takes time to build characters and they're more than just their appearance.
This story is a very slow build and is almost all tease. It's all about the main characters getting to know each other. I CAN NOT wait for the second instalment. If I had time to read I'd go out and buy it. But then I'd miss out on the narration. Joel Leslie is a great narrator and puts real emotion in to his reading. Not to mention diversity of accents. While he's seemed to wobble with the Australian accent at the start of other audiobooks I've listened to, he hits his stride right away with this one.
The characters are loveable but I just wanted to know more of the emotional responses from Andrew. I'm hoping we get to understand more of his thoughts in book two!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I really liked the story, it had a good phase to it, a bunch of funny moments and great charachters! I especially liked how Spencer and Andrews relationship developed thru the story and it didnt feel forsed or akward to listen to. I fell in love with them and there friends, they were just so funny to listen to!
There were some un-answered questions at the end, but since its 2,5 more books in the series I didnt mind much.
Joel Leslie were perfect for this book, he is great with accents and his voices are just perfect! Really recommend it!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
First of all, I am an animator, and as such this book was obviously meant for me! It was amazing to hear about a profession I am so passionate about, movies I LOVE (shout-out for “How to Train Your Dragon”!). I felt an immediate connection with this story, with Andrew as a character and his passion for art and animation. I liked this book just from the premise and seeing Joel Leslie’s video where he records some of this book’s narration. As always, and I have been listening to many of Joel’s books lately so I feel like I’m repeating myself here, the narration was spot on! I loved Andrew’s shyness and Spencer’s Aussie charm, the side characters were fun and cute. Andrew’s situation with his ex is a bit strange but you can’t help falling in love with him and Spencer as they get to know each other while they “try” to get Andrew’s ex back.
I did feel like the story was at times odd, or like thing were intentionally unclear and felt like maybe that could have been done better (plot wise) to keep the reader in suspense and not in frustration. And the ending!!!! I need the rest of the books and now that I have it on audio I am not sure whether I want to read it all and get the e-book or wait for the rest to come out on audio. The ending is a bit cliffhanger-ish, or should I say “there is more to come” so keep that in mind. I wish I could get it all in one or two longer books, but I do feel it’s like her Red Dirt Heart series and accept that style of narrative.
I will definitely read the next books!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Take any N. R. Walker book give it to Joel Lesley to narrate and it will be f***ing amazing. I have listened to nearly everything they have done together an not found one dud, or mediocre listen.
Spencer Cohen, book 1 is my new favourite and is top of my 2018 list so far. Can’t wait for the next instalment ❤️
1 of 1 people found this review helpful