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The Boyfriend Mandate

Boyfriend Chronicles, Book 2
Narrated by: Marc Bachmann
Series: Boyfriend Chronicles, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Stuntman and two-time cancer survivor Memphis Haines excels at beating the odds. When he's presented with the opportunity to help his ex-boyfriend with a charity event, he jumps at the chance to make up for the devastating way he left Tyler 10 years ago. Memphis might have taken the college geek's virginity, but the former mathlete is now a hell of a head turner.

Tyler Hall sticks to one simple mandate: no more dating ex-boyfriends. Ever. He certainly isn't interested in hooking up with Memphis Haines. Ten years ago, falling for Memphis changed Tyler's life. The man's abrupt departure turned his world inside out. But he moved on long ago. Besides, he has a clinic for the homeless to run. Memphis, however, seems determined to rehash the past. And his hard body and confident charm are resurrecting ultra-hot memories best not remembered, making Tyler's rule harder and harder to keep.

Contains mature themes.

©2014 River Jaymes (P)2015 Tantor

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Love the story!! Did not love the Performance

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I was already in love with this story because I owned the book version. I like to buy the audible version because it brings the story to life for me. I was so let down when I listened to this. I don't think Marc Bachmann should be reading romance. He read this story like he was reading classic literature. At one point I thought he had a slight British accent because of all the drama in a simple sentence. I was so not impressed.

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  • Love222
  • NJ, United States
  • 02-05-19

Second chances

I love second chance romances and this one doesn't dissappoint. It made me love Tyler who I really really disliked in the first book. The narrator does a great job though I found how he said forehead odd and it si used A lot in this series, but that is just my weird self.

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Together at last!

Throughly enjoyed this audio - great story about life . They have a second chance of love together. Marc Bachmann narrated beautifully .

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Just as great as the book

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Read the book, but I wanted to "listen" to my characters.

What I love most is I tend to be a fast reader, so listening I often find I hear things I have either forgotten or just simply missed. Which happened with this story as well.

I truly love River Jaymes and her writing, The way she brings the characters to life.


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Narrator did a great job

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Same narrator as the first book in the series and he did another excellent job. I like his voice for Noah the best.

I enjoyed the plot of this book although it seemed as if the sex scenes could have been cut back some. They were well written but at times were a distraction from the main story. I can't say I liked Memphis much at first, but he eventually grew on me. I think I felt more of an emotional connection with Tyler - who hasn't been dumped by someone and left wondering why? Overall, I'm glad I got this audiobook.

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Excellent book

Where does The Boyfriend Mandate rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Could not have enjoyed it more. Binge listened.

What did you like best about this story?

First love revisited. Who can't relate to that?

Which character – as performed by Marc Bachmann – was your favorite?

Loved both Tyler and Memphis

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The retelling of the original breakup is heart-breaking.

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Great.

Omg this story was great, I loved every second of it, I actually lived Memphis, though I wantwdnto punched him for trying to give yo but thanks to Tyler he got motivated to live. Amazing piece of work

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  • Ashton
  • WILLISTON, VT, United States
  • 07-28-15

Better than the first one!!

I found this book to be even better than the first book of the series. And I am super excited about the series continuing, I'm sure the next Book is going to be about Noah and that doctor!

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Excellent follow up!

A great read with the same wonderful characters. The only disappointment was getting to the end

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New m/m author to follow On audiable

I listened to the first of river jaymes' books a while ago and thought it to be above average, but this second installment is even better. Loved the two male MC and the dynamic of the entire group of men comprising Ty's friends. I will absolutely be bying Noahs story when it comes out too. I listened to many many m/m stories and am by now a little picky since some of Them Seem to blend together in a non-descipt mass of "same same" but i Think this author might be able to write stories that stands out and stay in the "i remember that story" catagory.

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  • 12-01-15

Fabulous second book in the series

Would you listen to The Boyfriend Mandate again? Why?

Yes! The characters are engaging, charming and emotive. I loved the narration.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Boyfriend Mandate?

When Memphis admits to Tyler that he has cancer again. I cried.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The base jumping episode. Brilliant.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Too many to mention!

Any additional comments?

I need Noah's HEA story now. Such great series.