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Frog Audiobook by Mary Calmes Narrated by KC Kelly

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Dreamspinner Presents

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/frog-by-mary-calmes-3838-b

Blurb:
Weber Yates’s dreams of stardom are about to be reduced to a ranch hand’s job in Texas, and his one relationship is with a guy so far out of his league he might as well be on the moon. Or at least in San Francisco, where Weber stops to see him one last time before settling down to the humble, lonely life he figures a frog like him has coming. Cyrus Benning is a successful neurosurgeon, so details are never lost on him. He spotted the prince in a broken-down bull rider’s clothing from day one. But watching Weber walk out on him keeps getting harder, and he’s not sure how much more his heart can take. Now Cyrus has one last chance to prove to Weber that it’s not Weber’s job that makes him Cyrus’s perfect man, it’s Weber himself. With the help of his sister’s newly broken family, he’s ready to show Weber that the home the man’s been searching for has always been right there, with him. Cyrus might have laid down an ultimatum once, but now it’s turned into a vow-he’s never going to let Weber out of his life again.

Review:
Frog is one of my all time favorite audiobooks EVER.

It is amazingly beautiful and hits on all the right notes, no matter how many times I’ve listened to it. This, more than some, is a case where the audiobook transformed a good story – one I liked a lot – into one that I absolutely adore and listen to when I want a comfort, an old friend, my heart lifted, a smile put on my face.

Mary and KC have given us an amazingly beautiful, sometimes gritty, heart rending story full of hope and honor and most of all – love. I was so pleased to find out that Mary requested KC specifically for this book- he is perfect! KC’s rich, vaguely southern cadence as he slowly drawls out the words spoken by Web were perfect. His fast paced, sometimes frenetic version of Cy was equally spot on. His narration feels intimate and he draws the reader into the story along with the characters.

Both men are over forty, which I adore, and KC’s voice fits that age well. It’s so rare to see a story about older men and this one stands out among one of the best. The sex/chemistry between them is also scorching, but most of what stays with you, when you read Frog, is the love and the tenderness the two men share.
Web’s vision of himself is skewed, and when he finally comes around to seeing himself – first through the eyes of Micah, then Carolyn and finally Cyrus – it’s like he’s actually understanding who he is after all these years.
My heart literally breaks when Cy practically breaks down and thanks Web so much for coming back to him despite their fight the previous visit. I picture him, alone (in his busy world) wondering where and what Web is doing and kicking himself for not doing things differently. KC does the emotion here absolutely perfectly.
Another amazing part is when Cy is drunk and Web is “handling” him – OMG – hysterical, touching, sweet, sexy – absolutely perfect!
Because it’s Mary we get some standard Mary things: pea coats, eyebrow waggles, an MC who is totally unaware of how amazing he is, strong women secondary characters and a big, fierce but loving dog!
I’m including in this the pictures Mary has on her Pinterest of who she visioned as Cy and Web – they fit!

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Weber:


If you haven’t read or listened to this you are truly missing out on something beautiful.

6 of 5 stars

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