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Elias:

Moving to Daleport City to work at the local fire station was going to be hard. Then I met Cade. Turns out, I’d met my new best friend, and for two years, he’s been by my side through everything. The guys tease us about how close we are, but we’re straight, just good friends. Then Cade and I found ourselves having to pretend to date, pretend to be attracted to one another…And then we stopped pretending.

Cade:

As if having a female stalker and a harpy for a mother wasn’t enough, I’m also in a fake relationship with my best friend? Then we ended up kissing…and more. Elias is straight, I’m straight, and we suddenly want to do not so straight things. That’s pretty much where I am now. So tell me… what am I supposed to do?

Elias and Cade, two straight firefighters and best friends, find themselves in a fake relationship that leads both men into territory they’ve never ventured into before. Can their friendship survive? Will they ever want to go back?

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Dissapointing Narrator

If a book is going to cost this much it should have a better narrator. It was like going to story time at the community center. The story was ok, nothing deep, basically just a fluff tale.

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A cute friends to lovers firefighter romance!🔥

A cute friends to lovers romance.
Elias and Cade are two straight firefighters and best friends.

When they are forced to pretend date and be attracted to one another they realize that they stopped faking it a while back.
But when they end up kissing they realize that their feelings for eachother were deeper than they first thought.

This was a sweet, fluffy read.
I liked the storyline and the characters.
The audio delivery was smooth and enjoyable.

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Beautiful story wrong voice presenting

beautiful story but a better and more confident voice should present it. These two deserve to have the best

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Elias and Cade

I love Romeo Alexander's writing style and this story absolutely won me over as well.
Elias and Cade are best friends and spend a lot of time together. When Cade gets hit on by a lady, he sees only one way out of it: He tells her that he is dating Elias. And within a short time, this also comes to the attention of his boss at the fire station. And at some point, Elias begins to feel more than just friendship. But how will Cade react? When it comes to a momentous operation of the fire station, Cade has to face his feelings.

I loved this gay for you or friends to lovers story. The author did a great job of creating Elias and Cade in an authentic way. The two of them together are really cute and I loved how as a listener you get to see how their relationship slowly changes. There were first touches, then a retreat again. How do you handle it when your best friend kisses you? I could relate to the emotions quite well.

I liked this story incredibly well. It addresses the topic of friendship, but there are also exciting and funny moments and then it gets romantic. A great story about friendship and love.

The audiobook was narrated by Keith Richards and he did a passable job, although I would have liked a little more emphasis from him now and then.

I recommend this audiobook, as well as the rest of the series!

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A great story with a great narrator

If I'm being completely honest, my favorite thing about this narrator is the way he says 'out'.. It just makes me smile! In all honesty though his voice is wonderful and he has great inflections. He doesn't do much by way of different voices but the author does a really good job at distinguishing who is talking so it's not needed, at least in this book. This is my first book I've listened to by this author and by this narrator, I will definitely be continuing with this series!

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great story

great book over all. could've done a little things differently in my opinion but it was a very enjoyable book. thanks very much. hope to see a part two to it. I would definitely buy it

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Great start to this series

This is book 1 of the Heroes of Port Dale. I really enjoyed this book. The Narration by Keith Smith is smooth and I was able to just sink into this story. I love the internal dialogue of the two MC's. I would happily recommend this series. I am looking forward to book 2.

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A wonderful start of another amazing series!

I have a special place in my heart for MCs in uniform and Mr Alexander is an expert on the topic. (*cough* Men of Fort Dale *cough*) This book one in this new series is amazing, some angst and many heartwarming moments, funny banter and situations generate by the BFF-fake boyfriend-to-lovers between Cade and Elias and an interesting plot as a backstory. This book set the bar high for the following books. Now, I usually heard audiobooks as a nice way to re read my favorite authors so the narrator has a difficult job reaching the expectations I have in the way my beloved characters needed to be brought to life. Mr Smith simply put, was totally up to the task with his voice acting and smooth voice that delighted me with his performance. I can’t wait for more on this series and of course more books read by Mr Smith!

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Cute

Too straights too many is a cute gfy romance. Elias and Cade are both straight,, They have a very close friendship. They are both firefighters ,always hang out together but never anything more. There’s some drama with a women named Christine, but it all’s works out in the end. If you’re looking for a fairly quick listen, a gfy romance with all the feels pick up this book

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Fabulous read

Fabulous read could not stop. The story line was incredible. love blossomed bwtween friends

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  • Mel68 🐣
  • 08-21-20

Poor narration

Alas, the narration was so poor that the performer would forget the American accent every 3 sentences and drop into his native West England (Somerset) accent. (A couple of times he slurred into an Irish accent, then remembering where he was would jerk back into his American one. I barely remember the story line, (although it sounded a humourous tale) as I was too busy recovering from whiplash, as he linguistically zigzagged back and forth across the Atlantic (for a story that was firmly set in the states) My only query is "When is Audible going to implement Sobriety testing for narrators before setting them loose in a studio" ??

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  • Louise
  • 07-05-21

Short, sweet and funny

The story is short sweet and funny. I read it before and decided to try out the Audiobook while I was working just to keep my hands free. The narration however had me bored to tears. There was no emotion and no feeling put into the reading.

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  • DLav
  • 11-16-20

Excellent!

I loved this dual Gay For You, Fake dating story. The characters were so incredibly well written and the plot was sweet and spicy. I really enjoyed all the moments, the touches and the dialogue throughout the story. The author brought the sorry together and made an endearing story of self discovery and love. I enjoyed the narration, and look forward to more from this narrator.

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  • Jo Jo
  • 10-17-20

DNF

i struggled and was unable to finish.

this story while interesting, couldnt be finished as the narrator had a monotone voice

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  • A.K.
  • 08-30-20

Low angst

I found this to be a really interesting story, with two best friends who work together, hang out together, sometimes sleep in the same bed together, but are both straight. When one of them gets cornered one night, the other steps in and says he's his boyfriend and things get messy from there.

With both of them figuring out how they feel and what they want there is support from all around.

I liked that the communication between them didn't really ever get in the way of their being together. Elias was honest and open and willing, which was exactly what they needed to progress. I enjoyed their relationship and was excited for the HEA.

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  • Claudia CG Lezár
  • 08-26-20

as good as the ebook

The story is always 4-5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook. I can't listen to an audiobook without knowing the book, that's not possible for me.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, I’m over the half, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening.
it's like a B

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  • Wide Eyes, Big Ears!
  • 08-14-20

Two decent guys make it work!

Elias and Cade are firefighters, best friends, and straight. When Cade pretends he and Elias are boyfriends to extricate himself from a predatory encounter, they must keep up the charade by fake dating ... until it becomes less fake. So three tropes: friends to lovers, fake dating, and gay for you. Fake dating is not my favourite trope but I actually liked this a lot. The guys were highly likeable, fought an actual fire, and very comfortable with each other, so the premises didn’t stretch credulity beyond breaking point. It was light and fluffy, but I liked the subplot tensions with Cade’s mother and would have welcomed more with the antagonistic coworkers. Most of all, I liked how the guys were open-minded and worked at the relationship. 🎧 Keith Smith’s narration was light and breezy, which matched the tone of the book, but I could have done with slightly more emotion.

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  • Magnus
  • 08-13-20

Too Good

Another story by Romeo Alexander that I loved. The characters were amazing and Keith Smith did a super job with the narration. Can't wait to revisit Port Dale in book 2.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.