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Steamroller Audiobook by Mary Calmes Narrated by Joshua Macrae

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About the last thing Vincent Wade expected was for Carson Cress to ask him out. Vince is a dedicated biology student and a bit of a loner. Superstar quarterback Carson is larger than life, and he lives under a public microscope. There’s no way they should work. But Vince is learning that sometimes people just come steamrolling into your life and all you can do is hang on for the ride or lose your heart in the process. If their relationship can survive the fallout when an injury derails Carson’s future plans, maybe Vince can finally find something to believe in.


(from previously on this site)

Vincent is that snarky, obviously gay guy who kind of “reverse snobs” the “cool kids” before they can hurt him.

Carson is the golden boy. Never can do any wrong. Living the lie of being straight and playing football for his parents.

Carson wants Vincent, but Vincent isn’t going to make anything easy. He’s distrustful, and not eager to be anybody’s secret.

It takes an epic change in Carson’s life for Vincent to realize that Carson means it when he says that he and Vincent will be together forever… and like a steamroller, he always gets what he wants.

**Steamroller - Mary Calmes

This is one of my first m/m books ever and it pleased me so much I’ve kept going and never looked back! It hits every single one of my buttons. Geek and jock. GFY. A very, very HEA. Humor. Passion. It’s so much fun to watch Carson court Vincent and for bitter and cynical Vincent to become putty in his hands.

Of course – it’s Mary – it’s gotta be amazing!


Joshua Macrae is a new narrator to me, so I was worried – this is one of my favorite Mary books and I really wanted to love the narration – and, well…. It was GREAT!

A great narrator will have the ability to translate the story well by changing his inflection and “acting” out the parts where appropriate. I like it when there is a distinct difference between character voices – either with an accent or even in the way they pace their speech. A great narrator knows how to time certain passages for effect and has to have a voice that’s easy to listen to. Joshua passes ALL these tests! He has a very “sensual” voice that really fits this book and he sounds “young enough” to be a college age MC. I really liked the “smoky” quality of the voice he gives to Carson – Delicious! He does a great job with the humor and I think doing dialog is his best feature.

(The only thing I didn’t love was the music in between chapters – it didn’t fit the story and was very distracting.)

I highly recommend this book and it’s narration.

6 of 5 stars


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