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It's not easy for a young gay artist like Jordan Carson to grow up in Jefferson, Wisconsin, where all anyone seems to care about in middle school and high school are the sports teams. But Jordan was lucky. He met Owen Nelson in the second grade, and they've been BFFs ever since. Owen is a big, beautiful blond and their school's champion wrestler. No one messes with Owen, or with anyone close to him, and he bucks popular opinion by keeping Jordan as his wingman even after Jordan comes out at school.

Their friendship survives, but Jordan's worst enemy may be himself: he can't seem to help the fact that he is head-over-heels in love with a hopeless case - his straight friend, Owen. Owen won't let anything take Jordan's friendship away, but he never counted on Jordan running off to find a life of his own. Owen will have to face the nature of their relationship if he's to win Jordan back.

©2013 Eli Easton (P)2014 Harmony Ink Press

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WOW! So cute!

What a cute m/m romance.. You just know that HEA is gonna be so squeezable and cute.I really enjoy this... learning about the BBF turned to lovers... I totally enjoyed it.. Totally worth a credit or buy... Narration was ok.. not the best..but not horrible.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Cute story. Lovable characters

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it is a quick and sweet story. It borders on young adult to new adult.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Jordan and Owen, both!

What does Tristan Wright bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice was perfect for the age of the guys.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it is short enough to listen to

Any additional comments?

This is my first book narrated by Tristan Wright. He was great, except it his voice did not waver at all between characters. His switch in POV was difficult at times. He would state Owen or Jordan's name, and if you were not listening closely, you could miss it. He was seamless in his transition which made it difficult to figure out if he was still reading or switching between characters. His voice was perfect for this age group and I would give him a "try" again.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Great YA story

Loved this story. Not as much as Blame It On The Mistletoe but it's a close second. I highly recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Sarah
  • Watertown, NY, United States
  • 06-25-14

Short and sweet

If you could sum up Superhero in three words, what would they be?

Charming and adorable.

What other book might you compare Superhero to and why?

Rainbow High, and not just for the obvious high school affiliation, but for the coming of age story told so well in both.

Any additional comments?

This is my first audio book with Tristan Wright as narrator and he is spectacular! I will be looking (and hoping) for him as narrator in all my future audiobooks.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Story adorable, narration painful

The narrator is fine - it's the complete lack of editing that is just jarring. No pauses between chapter titles, POV shifts, sections. Three times lines were repeated with different tones, meaning they were different takes and both were included. It's a sloppy audiobook.

That said, the story is really sweet and charming and I enjoyed it a lot. Too bad about the crappy audio editing.

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Perfectly Predictable

Geeky gay guy falls for his straight jock best friend, who turns out to be secretly gay and gradually accepts that truth, and then falls into bed and then supergay love with the geeky gay friend. Ok? This tale was well written, though. Short and sweet, not overwrought, no eye-rolling melodrama or out of the blue character quirks, and a relatively realistic happy ending. This is a good story for a closeted young jock who feels helpless and hopeless about reconciling negative stereotypes and his masculine self-image. Or, a young twink who fantasizes about being taken by the macho school hero with a heart of gold!

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Read the book instead.

I read Superhero when it first came out, and it remains an all time favorite I re-read. I decided to try the audio and wish I hadn't. All he did was "read" the book. He didn't bring the story or bring the characters to life. Highly recommend the book, can't recommed the audio.
5 Stars for the story.
1 Star for the narration.
6 ÷ 2= 3 Stars.

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  • TNI
  • Charlotte, Nc
  • 08-14-17

so-so narration

I enjoyed this book but the narration could have been a little bit better
I felt like he spoke too fast . I did enjoy the fact that the sex for age appropriate. Great coming of age story.

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Beautiful Boyhood Angst, Believable Inspiration and Integrity

The story is like a perfect after banquet dance: so enjoyable, too brief, leaving one deliciously craving for more, punctuating how exciting and sweet it was.
The superhero boyhood interest in the story tells so well that camaraderie many of us felt as gay teens: what it's like to fall in love with your best friend, and the ache integrity and loyalty can cause both to feel.
Straight boys can fall in love with gay friends but if they are straight, they are still straight despite the love.
The narrator and author play so well together, like Penman and Pencilboy. I am grateful to have enjoyed this.
I will seek out more of both men's work.

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So Swwet

This book is a Lil sad but very sweet and they picked a great Narrator for the story. He brought another level to the character by giving them a real voice.

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  • Pavellit Off
  • 02-26-17

All warm and melty reading!

If you could sum up Superhero in three words, what would they be?

Understanding, accepting yourself!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I did it!

Any additional comments?

The journey from child to adult is a memorable one. No matter whether can be a gradual process or one that is very sudden, there is bound to be confusion, complexity and, of course, fun. The topic always triggered in me the most sensitive thread. Isn't it a natural ? When I think in this connection novels, my mind goes to the point that being a gay isn't easy, and growing up is one of the hardest parts about it. Finding your place in the world as a different can be complicated, painful, and frustrating, which is actually true, but but but Eli Easton's stoty make me feel mostly all warm and melty. Yes, there is a tragic painful moment, but it doesn't get in that angsty way of our 'Pin Man and Pencil Boy' romance.

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  • Cazzi-Jane
  • 08-27-16

4.5 ENJOYABLE STARS!!

This was a short, sweet, Y/A, best friends to lovers, m/m romance. No major angst just a lovely, lovely story told by a delightful narrator.

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  • S. E. Errington
  • 12-31-15

Short but Enjoyable!

Where does Superhero rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As much as I enjoyed Superhero, unfortunately it's probably near the bottom! Don't get me wrong, this is an enjoyable story, but not up to the standard of 'The Lion and The Crow', also by Eli Easton

What was one of the most memorable moments of Superhero?

When Owen finally realised what he wanted!

Have you listened to any of Tristan Wright’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This was my first time listening to Tristan. His narration is good, but there were times when there was no differentiation between characters, which detracted somewhat from a generally good performance

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It did make me smile and gave me a 'warm' feeling

Any additional comments?

There was a part, early on in the story where there was an overly long description of the comic strip, which for me was unnecessary and didn't add anything.

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  • Turnsole
  • 07-26-16

Good story, bad narration

This is one of my favorite Eli Easton stories but the narration was just terrible. The narrator read the whole story in a monotone voice, and didnt differ between each character or convey any of the emotion I know this stoey contains. There was little to no pausing in the narration, it was like he was racing to get through it. I highly recommend reading this story, not listening to it.