Family: Family Unit by ZA Maxfield Audiobook Narrated by JP Handler

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A retired marine, Logan is methodical and conservative. Richard is a liberal pacifist who is pathologically afraid of guns. Yet the minute Logan sets eyes on Richard, his heart turns over like an old car engine and it isn’t long before his motor is revved and Richard is in the driver’s seat—even if it seems like each man is driving a different car.

Richard Hunter is parenting his grandson, and the kid—Nick—has had it rough. Richard vows nothing will stop him from creating a loving and stable home. Not even a tempting, red-hot relationship with a very attractive man. However, when Richard looks into Logan’s blue eyes it’s tough to stay focused.

It’s never easy to become a family, what with a temperamental eight-year-old, disapproving outsiders, and outright extortion attempts. But when push comes to shove, both Logan and Richard are committed family men who want to make a loving home for a little boy who needs them

Family Unit is one of my favourite books. I love the romance of opposites attract. Finding that special someone when you least expect it. Especially since this story is about older men finding love again. Throw into the mix Richard being a single parent (single grandparent) and it’s all my wishes for a feel good story coming together. Logan is a retired Marine Colonel. Being in the service has been his life. He lost his previous partner to cancer and is now making a new life for himself in California. Richard on the other hand does not like violence, especially guns. It does take a bit of a bumpy start but when they do, they were hot together. One of the reasons this is a favourite of mine is the way Nick, Richard’s grandson, is portrayed so realistically. He takes time to warm up to Logan, as any kid would do when someone new is brought into the family. Logan understands that Nick has to come first for Richard. Any doubts Richard might have about sharing his life with Logan are dismissed after Logan comes to the rescue. This story leaves me feeling happy.

First impression is that the sound quality isn’t great. It sounds like it was recorded in a tin can but if you can get over that it is a very enjoyable story. JP Handler’s voice suits the mature characters well and he manages a passable Nick. Not one of my top narrator’s but it didn’t put me off enjoying listening to the story.

5 stars out of 5 for the story
2.5 stars out of 5 for the narration/audiobook quality
Overall 3 of 5 stars



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