Worth Trying

Worth It, Book 1
Narrated by: Corey H. Bennson
Series: Worth It, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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"I can't come out because I can't let them down. But I never dreamed that he would make me feel alive again, either."

Caleb Barker is trying. But it's difficult being a widowed single dad. Keeping up with three kids, the house, and his sales job doesn't leave him much time to sleep, let alone even think about moving forward romantically. Right now, his sole focus needs to be creating a stable home for his kids, and to do that, he needs to get a promotion - and to get a promotion, he's finally ready to admit that he needs some help.

"I know I should be careful. He's my boss. But it's so easy to forget that when he touches me."

Ethan Collier is ready to escape the city - and more importantly, his string of loser ex-boyfriends. It's time to get his life back on track, and to do that, he needs a job. Getting the position as Caleb's manny should help Ethan gain enough stability to go back to school. He just never accounted for the children's dad being a DILF. 

Welcome to Worthington, Texas, where the heat doesn't just rise in the summer - you'll feel it all year long in these stories of older men and their younger lovers. Every audiobook in the Worth It series can be listened to on its own, but with so many familiar characters to love, why stop with just one? This audiobook features a little hurt with a lot of comfort, the courage to come out of your comfort zones, and a teenager who really does have all the answers.

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A Remarkable Book

This book was suspenseful; I couldn't stop listening to this book. The person who voiced the characters did an excellent job, he made the book come alive. The story was engaging and made the reader want to cheer for the characters and hope that they achieve their happy endings. The story had some hardships that caused the story to be more relevant to real life.

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as good as the ebook

The story is always 4 or 5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook.

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, 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.
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Caleb and Ethan, worth trying!

This was a cute story involving a father, his kids and a nanny. The story was interesting and captured the attention of the reader with chapters ending with one character at a interesting state, picking up with the other character’s intention or state of mind. There were no precipices to speak of but a sweet, (sometimes hot, hot sexual encounters), loving story of true love and friendship.

Narration was well done. The narrator changed voices at appropriate times to indicate each character. The narrator was expression able when called for. Great narrating!

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So-so

Ok story, but the performer's voices for the different characters were really distracting. Caleb sounded WAY too much like Mr. Garrison from South Park; I half expected him to start talking to Mr. Hat. The story was sweet, if a bit predictable.

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Worth Trying

Another good read. This audio was easy to listen to with a nice story line. With the three kids, it would be easy to continue this story.

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The Manny & His Boss

Caleb needs a manny to help him with his kids but he finds so much more with Ethan. They have an instant attraction but each one is hesitant to act on it, Caleb because of his kids and his deceased wife, and Ethan because of past hurts and fear of losing his job. I really enjoyed watching these 2 grow closer as the story progressed and finally give in to their feelings. I really like how they are both very mindful of the kids throughout. The narrator did a good job portraying the story and the characters. I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy of this audiobook.

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man up caleb!

I was so frustrated with Caleb. Ge was so busy looking ahead, that he couldn't see what was right in front of him! Smh. Caleb seemed kind of weak at times and a drama queen in and out of his head. Ethan seemed more mature than Caleb. The dragonfly story was a tear jerker. I enjoyed the southern accent of the narrator.

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loved it!!!!

it made me laugh cry throught the book. Narration just perfect. this was my first audio book and wint me the last

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Great book!

Read this book months ago and loved it. Decided to listen to audio. Sweet, loving story line. Relatable characters. Steamy love scenes. Narrator was good until it came to character Caleb's voice. He changed his accent (maybe to sound more "Texan"?). Ended sounding fake, over exaggerated , and, quite frankly, just goofy. The rest of the narration was ok, just not this character's parts. If I had not read the printed version first I am not sure my overall love of the book would have been the same. I highly recommend the print version.

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Enjoyable story

enjoyed listening to Worth It. enjoyed the story of Ethan and Caleb. Looking forward to more .

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  • Mrs D.
  • 09-05-19

A good start to the Worth series.

The first book in the Worth series featuring Caleb, a widowed single dad and Ethan, the manny. Likeable characters and a nice story. The narration was read at a nice pace.

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  • Rebekah
  • 09-01-19

Wonderful

I really enjoyed listening to this book as Caleb hires Ethan to be his kids nanny. They have instant chemistry but avoid asking on it for a while. When they do start to act on it they keep it a secret which doesn’t end well. When Ethan has a choice of schools, Caleb has to decide if wants to fight to keep him.

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  • Gwen
  • 08-23-19

Caleb and Ethan...

Caleb is a widow and a father of three. He loved his wife but now he has feelings for some one else and feels like betrayal. Ethan is a sweet man who babysits to continue his medical studies. He works for a wonderful man who is still in the closet. The interaction with the kids is awesome. The young boys are so cute and the teenage daughter is going through her own thing. Great story, lots of family dynamics and so much love all around.
Great listen...

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  • AliE
  • 08-13-19

Refreshing

I did like this one...the first book of a new series. Ethan and Caleb work well together, despite one of them being in the closet for his own, valid to him, reasons. Their scenes together are well written and this author certainly knows how to make the pages sizzle during the more erotic times. Ethan is just so likeable and his interactions with the three children are magic!

Corey H. Benson's narration is refreshing because both main characters have lighter voices. Often, the older, or more "dominant ", character has a deeper voice. I liked the humour he injects into his voice during the more lighthearted scenes.

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  • Monica
  • 08-07-19

This!

I got into this book from the first 10 seconds. This was an incredible story, realistic but pure fantasy at the same time. I wish I can cook as well as Ethan can, seems like that was one of the the ways he snagged Caleb. This is great story. Hats off to Peter Styles