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The Colors Between Us

Lonely Hearts, Book 2
Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
Series: Lonely Hearts Series, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Roland Wilson is a haunted man. 

A decade since his last successful gallery showing, Roland’s life has crumbled. Imprisoned by his own mind and taunted daily by painful memories, he finds his only comfort in drinking. With a life that has devolved into nothing brighter than variants of gray, he sees little point in his existence when a delivery boy with eyes of inspirational blue shows up at his door. 

Adonis Smith wants something he can’t have. 

In his mind, Adonis lives up to his name. He’s six feet tall and built like a god, but in reality he’s just Donny - a short, nothing-special twink that no one takes seriously in or out of bed. Then he meets Roland, a beautiful, yet brash, struggling artist who is consumed by his own shortcomings. Donny knows he shouldn’t get involved with the handsome and tempestuous man, but the more Donny sees of him, the more he wants Roland to be his...for good. 

A mutual inspiration. 

As the feelings between the two men develop into something colorful and vibrant, it seems each has finally found what he needs. When Roland enters a spiral of self-destruction, it derails his relationship with Donny and sends them both into a tailspin. On their own, each man will need to decide if he is strong enough to stand beside the other and face the future together. 

Will they be able to rediscover the best parts of each other before the colors between them fade for good? 

The Colors Between Us addresses what it's like to live with depression and may be triggering for some listeners.

©2018 Kate Hawthorne (P)2019 Kate Hawthorne

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Tissues and wine a must

O.k. so normally I read a book before I listen to it. This time I listened to it first I have not had a second to sit and read and I received this audio so I thought alright while I clean the house I will listen. Oh, my 2 boxes of tissues and no housework done and my husband looking at me like I have finally cracked I am done listening to this absolutely perfect heartbreaking, heart-fixing story.
So we have Roland who is not an easy man.
He is a talented, and once successful artist who is battling major depression. The depression is so bad he can no longer paint.
That is until he spots a particular amazing shade of blue at his door.
Donny is the picture perfect blue-eyed, dark-haired, emo looking twink. Too bad he is actually a dominant top.
He’s got his own battles but he knows what he’s worth and won’t settle for less.
He won’t settle for how Roland treats himself either and his attraction to him helps drive a need to help this broken man.
This story will tear you apart and slowly try to rebuild your broken heart. This a must read/ listen for me The way Kenneth brought these two men to life for me the way you hear Roland's heartbreak in Kenniths voice is absolutely amazing.

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Can't wait for the next.

Another great one by Kate Hawthorne and narrated by Kenneth Obi! Donny and Roland are brought to life in a brilliant way. I loved the story and the voices are true to the characters and you feel like you are right there with them. Each emotion and twist in the story grabs you, tone and flow Obi set is fantastic. Can't wait for the next.

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brilliant

Donny and Roland are amazing characters with a sweet and sexy love story, told beautifully by Kate Hawthorne.

Roland is artistically blocked, in the darkness of depression. He has lost his ability to see the world in all its colors and translate that vision onto his paintings. He meets Donny one day while the younger man is delivering art supplies to his apartment and a small flicker of color starts to work it's way back into Roland's life and art.  Through a series of obsticles, through the overwhelming pressure of being unable to bring his visions to life in his art, through the meddling but caring push from Donny, Roland goes through a journey of rebirth in his art and in his personal life. These two men find a way to bring color back into their lives and to find something powerful and true together. Definitely recommended.

Kenneth Obi does the narration of the story and its fantastic. I loved how the characters came to life and the personalities shone through the voices. Great job.

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Loved it!!

Great story! Narrative was really good and kept my attention. Easy to listen to. 😊

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Excellent

This is a beautiful story and one of Kate Hawthorne's more underrated novels..give this one a chance and see how this wonderful story unfolds! She is masterful at developing storylines and this book is just amazing in that respect! The characters are well developed and intriguing..this is one of my favorite Hawthorne novels with good reason :) Kenneth Obi did a wonderful job bringing these guys to life.

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wonderful

The emotions in this book made my heart hurt. it is so wonderfully narrated. I love how each character was brought to life

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love love love

this was amazing.. kenneth hits it out of the ballpark once again. the emotions and feelings.. plus i loved the storyline. amazing!

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Emotionally Amazing

First I will say I love this book. The author plus narrator make this amazing! Roland is so emotional and all around unhappy. Donny is full of life. He is just what Roland needs to be happy again. Together their lives are complete.

Kenneth Obi did an amazing job bringing this book to life!

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Engaging and deep.

So I really enjoyed this book. Why? Well let's start with the main characters-Adonis knows what he likes while Roland is miserable.They meet and have a very angsty and rocky relationship at the start. With the evolution of both MCs, Hawthorne gives a great dynamic and shows the readers that someone with a lot of demons can and will be loved. Kenneth Obi once again gives us narration gold by bringing Hawthorne's book to life. At times emotional, at times angry, Hawthorne has not only conveyed the manic of both characters, but the love and the colors that lay between them.

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Emotional

This book really gave me all the feels. I was thrilled when this came out on audio and it was like re-living Donny and Roland’s story all over again. Roland’s battle with depression really grabbed at me. It felt like a very accurate portrayal of emotions. You really couldn’t help but feel his pain and artistic anguish. Donny was just what Roland needed to emerge. But wait! It’s not just sadness, there is some amazing sexy times too! Holy hotness. This book is going to take you on an emotional roller coaster and it’s worth it from beginning to end. Whether book or audio, this is a fantastic story.