“I need you to teach me how to be gay.”
Logan Moore is finally ready to come out of the closet. His days of playing football are far behind him, he has graduated from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), and his bakery, Moore Delicious, is finally in the black. Although he spends more time talking to his cats than he does people, he technically has time for a social life now that he has hired two new employees. In short, Logan is completely out of excuses to stay in the closet, where it is warm and cozy and he never has to worry about how to dress, what to say, or who is watching. So he turns to his older brother’s friend for guidance. And if that friend just happens to be his longtime crush and if one thing might lead to another…well, that would just be icing on the cake.
Chance Blevins is a math geek through and through, who is more than happy to spend his nights curled up with his dog, Luna. With a few toxic relationships in his past, Chance contents himself with friends with benefits and fantasies involving his best friend’s very straight soon-to-be brother-in-law, Logan. Because of a verbal slip the day they met and a teasingly demanded vow of secrecy, he believes that Logan actually works for the CIA, making him even further out of his league. When Logan comes to him for help with what he can only assume is a cover identity, he is more than happy to oblige.
A Chance for Moore is a quirky friends-to-lovers, first-time gay romance between two sexy, pet-loving geeks. It has a happily ever after ending as well as a gratuitous car chase, obscene bachelorette party pastries, grown men dressing their “furbabies” in ridiculous hats, and truly terrible math-based innuendo.
I enjoyed the story as whole – it’s fun, romantic with a bit of suspense woven in. I didn’t understand why Logan was closeted, not when he had such a cool family, but I guess everyone’s comfort level is different. I also didn’t care for how the relationship between Chance and Logan devolved three-quarters through. Chance was a bit of prat and Logan had to grovel for relatively trivial reasons.
The narration was OK, I got used to it after a while. Sean Lenhart did a good job with conveying the emotions of the characters, but to be honest, I didn’t get into the voices for the female characters.
Overall, I enjoyed listening to the audiobook.
2.5 stars out of 5