Yes, I've now found a way to read every moment that I'm not asleep. Well, almost. Did you know you can do almost anything with an iPhone and one ear bud playing an audio book? I can cook, clean, garden and drive while enjoyed audio books. It's a revelation I'm still celebrating!
In honor of The Hop Against Homophobia #HAHAT, here are the three latest M/M Romance Audio Books I've listened to... all provided by Dreamspinner in exchange for an honest review. (I love Dreamspinner! Its my go-to source for m/m romance.)
Coming Home by MJ O'Shea
Tallis Carrington ruled Rock Bay with his gang of jocks and an iron fist-until a scandal destroyed his family's name. Ten years later Tallis is dead broke, newly homeless, and on the walk of shame to end all walks of shame. He needs money and needs it fast, and Rock Bay is the only home he knows. But the people of Rock Bay haven't forgotten him-or the spoiled brat he used to be. The only person in town willing to overlook his past is Lex, the new coffee shop owner, who offers Tally a job even though he appears to despise Tally based on his reputation alone. When Tally discovers his gorgeous boss is the kid he tortured back in high school, Lex's hot and cold routine finally makes sense. Now Tally has to pull out all the stops to prove he was never really the jerk he seemed to be. After all, if he can win Lex's heart, the rest of the town should be a piece of coffee cake.
Part fun and flirty, part heat and passion, and part sadness and healing, MJ O'Shea created a blended perfection much like the coffee brewed in Rock Bay's coffee shop. The two men's journey to their HEA is unique and the author allows readers to feel the experiences with them. Coming Home is an engaging m/m new adult romance that has all the qualities necessary for a delicious read... or listen to.
The audio book was well done by a narrator who provided a gentle voice to the story.
4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
The Fall by Kate Sherwood
Every relationship leaves something behind. Dumped by his sugar daddy, part-time model Scott Mackenzie somehow ends up owning an abandoned church in rural Ontario. He dreams of using it for gay weddings, even if he’ll never have one of his own.
Joe Sutton is trying to keep his family together after his parents’ deaths. Between the family ranch, his brother’s construction company, and commitments around town, he doesn’t have time for a relationship. But Mackenzie is hard to ignore.
As both men fight their growing attraction, challenges to Mackenzie’s business threaten their relationship. If he can’t make it work, he’ll have to crawl back to the city in defeat. But the only solution involves risking the ranch Joe loves, and each man has to decide how much he’ll sacrifice for the other.
I adored Kate Sherwood's Dark Horse series and jumped at the chance to listen to one of her audio books. True to her writing style, the story had smooth pacing with an almost-painfully slow and gradual build-up. With some quirky characters thrown in and a few one-liners, The Fall is a tender tale of two men finding their true paths and discovering those paths can intertwine. I hope we have more stories about them and their family.
The narrator gave a solid performance, bringing a gentle voice to this beautiful love story.
4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
Bad Idea by Damon Suede
Some mistakes are worth making.
Reclusive comic book artist Trip Spector spends his life doodling super-square, straitlaced superheroes, hiding from his fans, and crushing on his unattainable boss until he meets the dork of his dreams. Silas Goolsby is a rowdy FX makeup creator with a loveless love life and a secret streak of geek who yearns for unlikely rescues and a truly creative partnership.
Against their better judgment, they fall victim to chemistry, and what starts as infatuation quickly grows tender and terrifying. With Silas’s help, Trip gambles his heart and his art on a rotten plan: sketching out Scratch, a “very graphic novel” that will either make his name or wreck his career. But even a smash can't save their world if Trip retreats into his mild-mannered rut, leaving Silas to grapple with betrayal and emotions he can't escape.
What will it take for this dynamic duo to discover that heroes never play it safe?
Damon Suede knows how to write. Honestly, I'm almost certain he has a magic pencil. His books have the perfect balance of humor, sensuality and romance. His vivid descriptions place readers right inside the story, leaving no chance to disengage. And holy hotness... there were some moments I most certainly did NOT want to stop reading! Once you begin the story, you are hooked. Suede brings his characters to life. Seriously, while listening to this book on audio, I could close my eyes and see the story playing out inside my head. I absolutely fell for the characters -with all their quirkiness and hangups- and connected on some level despite having nothing logically in common with them. I would've been like the married friend (who I also loved).
The narrator's voice kicked up the heat and must read all of Suede's books. It's panty-melting deliciousness.
5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
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