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Publisher's Summary

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Good story, but need editing

The story was short but captivating and sweet. The production is lacking however. Sometimes the same line is read twice.

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ok, so I'm still pretty teary eyed writing my review. I will keep it simple. There were times it felt like my heart was broken. And times so sweet it was ridiculous. Basically, it touched me deeply. can't ask for more from a book.

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5 stars for best friends to lovers

Superhero had such a perfect ending, I cried through the whole epilogue. This was a wonderful short story about the bond between two best friends, wrestling, unrequited love, coming out, bullying and how you should never make assumptions (never judge a book by its cover). The banter between Owen and Jordan was very clever. I would happily read more books with main characters like them.

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Superread

this is a very good book I would recommend it to those who like this jonra the characters our sweet story is fast and it ends with a smile take my advice and purchase this book

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Completely Adorable!

Totally adorable. And the narrator, Tristan Wright, was perfect for this one. I would have loved the story to continue and include their first few years at college - esp after the epilogue got me all curious - but it was very, very enjoyable.

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Very sweet coming of age story

I live in Wisconsin and went to the UW. Granted, I'm not of the generation portrayed in this story and it is a work of fiction, but I'm not sure this could happen even today. It's getting better, but acceptance of LGBTQ students outside of the larger cities in this state is pretty rare. I felt there should have been at least a little bit more push back from peer groups to give it more verisimilitude. That said, it was a truly sweet story of love and acceptance. It made me wish this was what it is like to come out in high school today. Hopefully it will be true"r" someday.

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  • 03-16-21

some slips and omissions but overall excellent

I genuinely liked this audiobook! I think because I’ve read Superhero multiple times before, I was able to catch the few times the narrator misspoke (“moment” instead of “minute”, for example) as well as the one egregious omission of an entire paragraph (well, about two lines) that explained a sudden change in the characters’ state of motion (sitting on the couch to suddenly in bed).

Mr Wright was excellent, though there were times I wish he’d distinguished better between some of the characters. I didn’t think I’d ever give American-accent narration a chance but damn, Tristan Wright, you got me.

Superhero itself is a classic, you don’t need me to praise it until kingdom come.

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  • Scotty
  • 07-24-20

A goto for re-reads

I loove this book, and have re-read it a few times (a rare honour, as my TBR is huge). It's a coming of age story about self-discovery with 2 friends, one gay, one, 'not'.

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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!

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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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  • Wide Eyes, Big Ears!
  • 10-30-21

Sweet, big-hearted sports romance novella!

High schoolers, Jordan and Owen have been BFFs since the 2nd grade. Together they write and illustrate an online comic series. However, they have two big differences: Owen is a champion wrestler while Jordan plays no sports and … Jordan is gay while Owen is not. As usual, Eli Easton has written a story with a big heart. This is a friends-to-lovers romance about two very decent guys. Jordan’s unrequited love for Owen hurts and it’s understandable that he tries to distance himself to stop the pain. Both boys have important inner journeys figuring out who they are and what they want out of life. While the ending is entirely satisfying, it’s also written in a clear-eyed, realistic way and that was perfect. Audio narrator Tristan Wright has a young voice that perfectly matched the boys and, apart from a couple of repeated lines that failed to be edited out, his narration was absorbing and right on the money.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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.