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Audiobook Month: Something Like Spring: Something Like…, Book 4 by Jay Bell Narrated by Kevin R. Free

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Blurb

Nothing in this world is permanent. Friends, lovers, even family can all disappear in the blink of an eye. Without these anchors, it’s all too easy to find oneself drifting.

Jason Grant doesn’t have much, aside from a beat-up old guitar and knack for getting kicked out of foster homes. His latest placement is set to be just another in a long line of failures. Then he meets Caesar Hubbard, a handsome guy who lives down the hall. For the first time in his life, Jason wants to stay, which means learning to be part of a family, and not letting his feelings – or his actions – ruin his first real chance of falling in love.

Something Like Spring introduces a new character to the Seasons story, one with a troubled past and an equally turbulent future. Jason must traverse a winding road fraught with emotional conflicts and tough decisions – a road that might just lead to a certain couple in Austin.

 

Review

 

This review will contain spoilers for the first book, Something Like
Summer, which I strongly recommend you read first.

Ok. So many readers of SLS will come into this book with mixed or negative
feelings towards Tim. I totally get that. As someone who threw away his
first love because he wouldn’t come out, then years later nearly wrecked
Ben’s new relationship, hurt a lot of people and still came out a winner
in the end, Tim has a lot of baggage. SLW explores much of the events of
the previous novel from Tim’s point of view, and seeing how much he
suffered for his bad choices does help make him more likable. While
exploring some familiar scenes again may sound repetitious, I love this
aspect of the series, as each new perspective adds a deeper understanding
to the larger story.

Tim in many ways is a victim of our homophobic society, and he paid for
his mistakes. I think most people who read SLW, even if they start out
hating Tim, come out of this book understanding him a lot better. (I still
like Jace better though)

The story explores Tim’s years without Ben, and his close friendship with
a much older gay man, Eric. Eric is Tim’s partner in many ways, although
they are not lovers. Tim’s devotion to Eric, and although it may sound
funny, his whole hearted devotion to his very lovable dog show a lot of
emotional growth from a once very self centered boy.

Tim’s attempts to steal Ben from Jace, how he dealt with the fallout of
that and his second chance with Ben are all explored from this new
perspective, adding layers and depth to a familiar story, and their story
is taken further along.

It’s interesting to note the very appealing cover art tells it’s own
story. While SLS shows Ben watching Tim, SLW show Tim watching Ben. It all
seems symbolic of perceptions, which is a key theme in the series.
If you love this series, I recommend continuing from here to the third
book, Something Like Autumn where Jace’s story is told, of his
relationship with Ben and the untold story of his own first love.

Kevin R. Free’s narration is youthful and animated, if a bit exaggerated
at times.

6 of 5 stars

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Audiobook Month Something Like Summer: Something Like…, Book 1 by Jay Bell Narrated by Kevin R. Free

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Blurb

Love, like everything in the universe, cannot be destroyed. But over time it can change.
The hot Texas nights were lonely for Ben before his heart began beating to the rhythm of two words; Tim Wyman. By all appearances, Tim had the perfect body and ideal life, but when a not-so-accidental collision brings them together, Ben discovers that the truth is rarely so simple. If winning Tim’s heart was an impossible quest, keeping it would prove even harder as family, society, and emotion threaten to tear them apart.
Something Like Summer is a love story spanning a decade and beyond as two boys discover what it means to be friends, lovers, and sometimes even enemies.

Review

Something Like Summer, while an excellent stand alone novel, kicks off a
large interconnected series. While many series spin off minor supporting
characters into new books with little cameos from earlier characters,
Something Like takes a more unique approach as events in the books overlap
with each other, but when those events are revisited, we get them from a
different point of view. Each book allows us to get to know it’s central
character better, while the same cast continues to be front and center.
It’s a format I really love.

Our protagonist for SLS is Ben. We meet Ben as a sensitive love lorn teen.
Not quite out, but obviously gay enough that everybody knows. He’s
infatuated with Tim, the hot new boy in his neighborhood, which leads to
some humorous stalking. The story begins feeling pretty familiar.
Situations throw them together and they grow closer. The series avoids and
subverts expectations pretty deftly though.

Tim is a frustrating character, but the qualities that make him
frustrating also make him a well rounded believable character. As a gay
teen in Texas he’s not comfortable coming out, and he may well throw away
his first, true love because of that. I’m striving not to give too many
spoilers, but the second half of the book deal with the consequences of
first love handled badly. Ben grows up and finds a new love, Jace, a
handsome, dashing airline attendant, only for Ben’s happy new life to be
threatened when Tim returns, older and wiser and still in love with him.
Something Like fans will debate hotly over Tim and Jace as the better
choice for Ben, and the story’s all the more compelling because both men
are very sexy and appealing characters.

I can’t close this review without mentioning that Bell writes the best
pets. Jace’s cat and Tim’s dog are really funny likable characters.
I strongly recommend this book and the series. The series continues in
Something Like Winter, Tim’s story. Even if you come away from this book
hating Tim (I know people who loved this book but wouldn’t read SLW
because they hated Tim so much!), give it a chance too!

Kevin R. Free’s youthful narration, somehow both perky and snarky, is a
good fit for the story.

6 of 5 stars!

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Audiobook Month: Loving Jay by Renae Kay Narrated by Dave Gillies

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Blurb

 

One thing Liam Turner knows for sure is that he’s not gay – after all, his father makes it very clear he’ll allow no son of his to be gay. And Liam believes it, until a chance meeting with James “Jay” Bell turns Liam’s world upside-down. Jay is vivacious and unabashedly gay – from the tips of his bleached hair to the ends of his polished nails. With a flair for fashion, overreaction, and an inability to cork his verbal diarrhea, drama queen Jay must have a screw loose.

An accident as a teenager left Liam with a limp and a fear of driving. He can’t play football anymore either, and that makes him feel like less of a man. But that’s no reason to question his sexuality… unless the accident broke something else inside him. When being with Jay causes Liam’s protective instincts to emerge, Liam starts to believe all he’s known in life has been a convenient lie. From intolerance to confrontations, Liam must learn to overcome his fears – and his father – before he can accept his sexuality and truly love Jay.

 

Review

 

The characters were interesting and compelling. So often I don’t get why
the characters fall in love, but these two very different men felt made
for each other. This is the kind of book that makes you want to fall in
love. Dave Gillies brought the characters to life.

 

5 of 5 stars

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Lord Mouse Audiobook by Mason Thomas Narrated by Joel Leslie

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Blurb

Scoundrel by nature and master thief by trade, Mouse is the best there is. Sure, his methods may not make him many friends, but he works best alone anyway. And he has never failed a job.
But that could change.
When a stranger with a hefty bag of gold seduces him to take on a task, Mouse knows he’ll regret it. The job? Free Lord Garron, the son of a powerful duke arrested on trumped up charges in a rival duchy. Mouse doesn’t do rescue missions. He’s no altruistic hero, and something about the job reeks. But he cannot turn his back on that much coin – enough to buy a king’s pardon for the murder charge hanging over his head.
Getting Garron out of his tower prison is the easy part. Now, they must escape an army of guardsmen, a walled keep and a city on lockdown, and a ruthless mage using her power to track them. Making matters worse, Mouse is distracted by Garron’s charm and unyielding integrity. Falling for a client can lead to mistakes. Falling for a nobleman can lead to disaster. But Mouse is unprepared for the dangers behind the plot to make Lord Garron disappear.

Review

“Prison Break with gays and magic”

This was a really fun book and felt very fresh and original.
Mouse, our hero, is a scoundrel with a heart of gold. He’s a thief who
only robs from the rich to help keep his father out of trouble. He takes
on a high risk high paying job to rescue a foreign noble who’s been
unjustly imprisoned.
Mouse has a couple of no strings attached flings with other men as he’s
preparing for the job, which added to the gritty atmosphere and gave us a
look at our hero as a mature, sexually liberated man, a refreshing change
from the nearly virginal wholesome leads we too often see.

Mouse delightfully subverts tropes by being sexually dominant (aks top)
despite being a smaller man. Far far too often we see all bottoms are
small guys while all tops are big strapping manly men, so this change is
refreshing and interesting. It’s also refreshing to see a small wiry man
as a bit of a sex symbol.

The noble that Mouse is set to rescue, Garron, proves to be a complex man
in his own right, muscular and handsome, he’s still gentle and sensitive,
which complicates Mouse’s job of getting them both out safely. Sparks fly
quickly between them and their relationship develops briskly but it felt
natural and didn’t intrude on the action.

There’s a really tense and gripping journey through the castle where
Garron was imprisoned. At heart the book is a prison break, just set in a
quasi-middle ages castle. Mouse is quick witted and ruthless, with many
costume changes, subterfuge and no shortage of violence in his pursuit of
their freedom.

After a tightly plotted beginning and middle the ending felt a bit rushed
but it’s a small complaint out of a delightful adventure. I look forward
to more from the author and hope we haven’t seen the last of Lord Mouse.
Joel Leslie, one of the best narrators out there, elevates the reading to
a performance and breathes life into the characters.

5 stars

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Gulliver Takes Manhattan Audiobook by Justin Luke Zirilli Narrated by Cole Ferguson

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Blurb

When Gulliver Leverenz abandons LA to make a fresh start in New York, he leaves behind his family, his friends – and one bastard ex-boyfriend. It’s certainly an impulse move: Gully has no job, no money, and no direction. What he does have is a former fraternity brother with a posh apartment, a crew of incredibly hot friends, and a reputation as a rising star in the gay nightlife scene.

As luck would have it, Gully soon snags a job with a talent agent and even finds himself a new boyfriend. There’s just one catch: Gulliver knows this budding relationship could get him in a lot of trouble. And inevitably, it does just that.

The whole mess blows up in his face, leading to an onslaught of catastrophes that leaves him in a tragic and seemingly hopeless situation beneath the skyscrapers. But Gulliver is tougher than he realizes and is determined to prove, once and for all, that he has what it takes to make it in New York.

By turns exciting, sad, and hysterically funny, Gulliver Takes Manhattan is a candid tale of one man’s adventures in the greatest city in the world.

Review
 

Comparisons of this books immediately bring to mind Sex and the City, and
Tales of the City. The story is about a cute young guy who flees LA after
a painful break up to start over in NYC. Gulliver is innocent, but easily
corrupted as he is seduced by the A list gay party life style. I did find
the lead character sometimes too selfish, short sighted and judgemental,
but I don’t see that as a bad thing, I prefer flawed characters over
perfect ones.
The action in the book is fast paced, there’s always a fabulous party,
torrid romance or sleazy fling happening to keep your interest. This isn’t
high literature, more a gay version of a Jackie Collins book, which in my
opinion is a good thing. There are lessons to be learned about honesty,
the value of friendship, forgiveness and finding the strength to change
your life when you need to.
The narrator Cole Ferguson does a great job of performing the book, Not
just a straight read, he brings the lead and his supporting cast to life
and injects a lot of enthusism into the story. He sounds like he’s really
enjoying the book as much as I did.
I particularly liked hunky overgrown frat boy party promoter Todd, who is
the lead character’s best friend. I immediately went from listening to
this to the sequel Gulliver Takes Five, which focuses on the supporting
cast. I’m glad the party isn’t over yet.

6 of 5 stars!

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When All the World Sleeps Audiobook by Lisa Henry and JA Rock Narrated by Greg Tremblay

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Blurb

Daniel Whitlock is terrified of going to sleep. And rightly so; he
sleepwalks, with no awareness or memory of his actions. Including burning
down Kenny Cooper’s house – with Kenny inside it – after Kenny brutally
beat him for being gay. Back in the tiny town of Logan after serving his
prison sentence, Daniel isolates himself in a cabin in the woods and
chains himself to his bed at night.

Like the rest of Logan, local cop Joe Belman doesn’t believe Daniel’s
absurd defense. But when Bel saves Daniel from a retaliatory fire, he
discovers that Daniel might not be what everyone thinks: killer, liar,
tweaker, freak. Bel agrees to control Daniel at night – for the sake of
the other townsfolk. Daniel’s fascinating, but Bel’s not going there.

Yet as he’s drawn further into Daniel’s dark world, Bel finds that he
likes being in charge. And submitting to Bel gives Daniel the only peace
he’s ever known. But Daniel’s demons won’t leave him alone, and he’ll need
Bel’s help to slay them once and for all – assuming Bel is willing to risk
everything to stand by him.

Review

This is a really dark read, so brace yourself for that. Daniel is the town
pariah, despised by virtually everyone in his small town after he killed
the man who brutally gay bashed him by burning his house down. The twist
is that Daniel is a sleepwalker, so he wasn’t responsible for his action.
He received a light sentence in jail and struggles to live a life of quiet
desperation, hiding in a remote cabin, working as a janitor while serving
his probation and coming up with a system with frozen locks to restrain
himself when he sleeps – which isn’t often.

He was raised by his small minded parents to feel like a freak because of
his sleepwalking. His self loathing, his guilt over the murder and his
persecution by the townspeople, all of it is pretty oppressive. Daniel
self harms, including through sex, as a way of coping.

Local cop Joe Belman has had a crush on Daniel since they were teenagers,
but he’s still living a closeted life, and has learned to look down on
Daniel, following the attitudes of everyone around him. There’s an
unfairnes there that did bother me, not only is Daniel not responsible for
what he does when sleepwalking, the man he killed had gay bashed him, and
the system had made justice for that difficult to impossible to achive,
but this is an issue that Bel has to grow on. He’s strong and compelling,
but he has a lot of growing to do. When the persecution against Daniel
begins to escalate, Bel agrees to stay with him overnight to protect him.
He becomes drawn into Daniel’s problems, guarding him so he could sleep as
well as protecting him from another potential gay basher.

Bel is a tough, no nonsense man of few words and made a really compelling
romantic lead. Even as he’s taking the role of hero he learns to let go of
his own internal homophobia.

There’s a really gritty tone to the series that I found a welcome change
from more wholesome romance. There’s a gritty sexual underbelly in their
two bit Mayberry, and Bel and Daniel’s sexual connection is hot and kinky,
but the romance is still heartfelt.

I found the issue of sleepwalking really interesting, it’s something
everyone knows about, but something that’s not well understood.

I really loved this one and look forward to reading more books by Henry
and Rock in the future. Tremblay’s rich voice enhanced the story and his
voice for Bel was especially sexy.

5 stars

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Lock and Key Audiobook by Z. Allora Narrated by Jonathon Waters

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Rejected. Heartbroken. Devastated.

Zack Davis wanted to serve only one man, Andrew Nikeman. He was denied because Andrew thought he was too young and because their brothers were together. So Zack crushed his submissive tendencies and focused on being the perfect Dom, giving every sub he played with something he couldn’t have.

After years of denying his submissive side, Entwined’s charity auction “Are you Dom Enough to be a sub?” gives Zack an excuse to get a little of what he’s always craved.

Andrew doesn’t know when his infatuation turned into more, but it kills him to see Zack with a constant parade of submissives. He’d refused to jeopardize his brother’s relationship or become Zack’s regret; however, Zack isn’t a kid anymore, and his brother’s relationship is unbreakable. Now Zack’s popularity and success as a Dom might ruin Andrew’s dreams of collaring him, but he can’t wait any longer to confess his feelings or he risks losing the man he loves forever.

 

Review
“Love and Sex at a fetish club”

Lock and Key is a little more kinky than you average m/m romance, but
possibly not as kinky as you might expect. As someone who spent years
hanging out in a fetish club in Atlanta in the 90s I may be a little more
jaded than the next reader (or not) but the kink doesn’t go much beyond
light bondage, sex toys and a little bit of the old riding crop along with
dominance and submission play, but the guys make the most of it, and their
connection was steamy.
Zach is an inexperienced 18 when he meets slightly older Andrew, a
glamorous hairdresser. For both guys it’s love at first sight, and Zach is
eager to go after what he wants, while Drew finds reasons not to give him
a chance; Zach’s youth and inexperience, and the family complication as
their brothers are in a relationship. Crushed by rejection Zach throws
himself into a disasterous one night stand that leads him to repress his
true desires as a submissive. Instead he reinvents himself as the hottest,
most sought after dominant in the scene and a few years later Andrew is
having second thoughts on the potential of a relationships with Zach. A
charity fundraising auction with Zach joining other doms to be auctioned
off for a weekend as a submissive slave opens up possibilities.
Zach was really likable and his heartbreak at being denied the man he
loved and his closing off of his true desires was sad. I found Andrew a
little frustrating, as it’s usually frustrating to see someone throw away
love for whatever reasons, but his reasons were still realistic and
understandable. I was really rooting for the guys to get together and it
was a satisfying read.
One small critique: the fetish scene is pretty theatrical and I would’ve
loved to have gotten more atmosphere. I wanted to hear about the clothes
and music and those details were just too sparse for my tastes. I suspect
that’s not going to bother most readers, and not all writers spend a lot
of time describing clothes and such.
I loved the relationships between the brothers – I would read a whole book
just on the family dynamic with older brother Dusty, an aspiring rock star
who raised his younger brothers after they were kicked out by a bigoted
mother. The background cast of the club scene was well fleshed out for
minor characters. It was well done to show the humanity and normality of
people who on the surface might seem bizarre and exotic. I know there is
already one sequel to the series and I look forward to listening to it if
it gets an audio release. It’s a nice world to visit. – I only just
discovered that this book is a spin off of a previous series Dark Angels.
I thought the characters of Dusty and his partner seemed too interesting
to just be background characters, so I will add that to my wish list to
check out, but this books still stood well on it’s own.
Narrator Jonathon Waters brings the story to life, his voice traveling
from smooth sophistication to sexy growl that enhanced the experience.

4 of 5 stars

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Treasure Audiobook by Kim Fielding Narrated by Joel Leslie Review by Brian

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Julian Massey has always been sickly. When the young man’s parents send him to the seaside town of Urchin Cove to recuperate, he finds himself stranded in a tiny cabin with only the quirky local inhabitants for company. Then a storm blows through, and he finds an unexpected discovery washed up on the beach: an unconscious man.
After stealing a treasure, Kit Archer is taken prisoner by a ruthless pirate, Captain Booth. When a storm hits the pirate ship, Kit is able to escape, but not without serious injuries. Jules nurses him back to health, and friendship grows into desire. But Captain Booth is bound to come in search of his treasure and the man who stole it.
In a world with dragons, sprites, and wizards, it’s going to take more than a little magic for Jules and Kit to find lasting happiness together.

Review

This is a book that might best be enjoyed on a beach with a steady supply
of fruity cocktails. It’s a bit light and fluffy, but perfect vacation on
a beach relaxing listen. The fantasy world is cute with domesticated
dragons and imps providing atmosphere. Our lead character is convalescing
at a beach front vacation spot from some vague ailment that honestly just
sounds like depression from being surrounded by small minded bullying
homophobes. He rescues an injured pirate and they quickly fall in love.
Most of the book is a leisurely romance with a few mild sex scenes. There
is some action near the end with the pirate’s former shipmates, and if
there’d been more action I’d have given the story five stars instead of
four. The pace was just a little too leisurely and relaxed for my taste,
but I still enjoyed it. Joel Leslie gives an excellent performance, as I
have come to expect from previous novels.
I would read more books by Kim Fielding as well.

4 of 5 stars

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Jungle Heat Audiobook by Bonnie Dee Narrated by Philip Rose

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Congo Free State, 1888
On a mission deep in the jungle, Oxford anthropologist James Litchfield comes face-to-face with a local legend: a wild man who wanders with mountain gorillas and lives as one of their own.
The chance encounter with the savage, whom James calls Michael, leads to a game of observation and exploration. Their mutual curiosity turns to an attraction, one that Michael has never experienced and James is desperate to deny.
When members of the expedition unearth James’s secret discovery, a living specimen of man at his most primitive, Michael becomes a pawn in their quest for fame.
As their relationship deepens, James is compelled to protect Michael from the academics who would treat him as nothing more than a scientific acquisition and London society, which threatens to destroy their passionate bond….

Review

I bought this book expecting a gay take on Tarzan, and there is that
element to it. The book takes things deeper than straight Tarzan tales
ever do in how our hero adjusts – and in ways doesn’t adjust – to the
civilized world. The love story is really touching and sweet, the sex was
steamy and memorable and the tension when cruel fate is keeping the lovers
apart was really intense. Highly recommended.

6 stars

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Among the Living Audiobook by Jordan Castillo Price Narrated by Gomez Pugh Review by Brian

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Victor Bayne, the psychic half of a PsyCop team, is a gay medium who’s more concerned with flying under the radar than in making waves.

He hooks up with handsome Jacob Marks, a non-psychic (or “Stiff”) from an adjacent precinct at his ex-partner’s retirement party and it seems like his dubious luck has taken a turn for the better. But then a serial killer surfaces who can change his appearance to match any witness’ idea of the world’s hottest guy.

Solving murders is a snap when you can ask the victims whodunit, but this killer’s not leaving any spirits behind.

 

Review:

This book launches one of my all time favorite series. Victor is a medium

in a world where psychics are known to be real, and he works as a “psycop”

using his ability to see ghosts to solve crimes. He falls in love with a

hunky non psychic cop. I fell in love with all the main characters,

they’re interesting, and their character and relationship developments

keep you hooked as the series develops. I can’t say enough how much I love

this series. The lead characters are all well developed and interesting,

the romance makes me want to fall in love (and I’m an old cynic at heart),

the sex is scorching and the world building is fascinating. Seeing how

psychic powers work and complicate both their jobs and lives is really

interesting. I wish this series could go on forever!

6 of 5 stars!

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