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Good. Good sums it up.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-2020

I should start by saying Him / Us is one of my favourite books of all time, this book felt like it’s cousin but one who lived too far away for them to be close but they looked a like.
It was a good book. Good. Just good. Like cold pizza, it’s good, it’s fine, but the wow wasn’t there and neither was the heat.

Anything featuring either Teddy Hamilton or Christian Fox though is brilliantly narrated so they get 5 stars!

The book, it was cold pizza.

A really lovely book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-08-2020

A really touching, easy to listen to book.

Henry is struggling with loss of a relationship and the need to lose weight and Reed is there to help.
Touching, sweet, no drama, and I mean, NO drama, even when Henry runs into his ex.

Henry is a great character, BUT this is yet another book where he could easily have been a woman. This isn’t a book where two masculine characters find love, it’s a person and a masculine character falling in love.
It’s a single person view point where the single persons gender isn’t relevant.

It’s not a negative it’s just what it is.

Henry could easily have been Henrietta or genderless altogether, with very very little changes, including the very few sex scenes.

The narration was really great and wonderful with the Aussie accent and the real life landmarks close to my home made this book feel real.

Overall, good book, strong characters, good narration, lovely message, lacked the punch of other MM novels.

Wow!! Dark, powerful, amazing!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-08-2020

This is an incredible incredible book!
It’s dark, but the moments of light are blindingly good!
You will want to shake the heck out of both of the main characters so many times because they are so beautifully broken and incredibly written! Roach is deeply wonderful and Zane is a complete pain but they are magic together.

The trigger warnings are there for very very valid reasons but please stick with this if you can.

The narration was great, Kirt Graves is very monotone but it works.

This book is every emotion, sometimes multiple at once.

Worth the credit! So so good!

Cliff hanger, nothing masculine about these guys

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-2020

The entire way through the book you are to believe these are two experienced masculine men however their behaviour towards each other is that of two teenagers figuring out how to touch each other. The sexual chemistry is there but they do nothing to act on it other than hold hands and light kissing. This is yet another female writer who knows very little about how gay or bi curious people act towards each other when exploring sexuality or chemistry. It would have made more sense if Zander was a female because for a confident gay man who was apparently a player at the beginning of the book, he acts like sex is a foreign concept and teases Sean for no good reason.
There is great character development and if this was a male female book it would be great, but male male it was hugely lacking.
Narrator was great though.
There is a cliffhanger and I am not at all compelled to listen the second book.

Rushed narration

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-2020

I actually tried to slow down the sections of Alexander cendese read. Everything was rushed, the lines ran together, I wasn’t entirely certain which character was speaking at times. Great book, fantastic characters, Iggy Toma read with passion and was excellent, strong pass on Cendese though.

Narration was painful.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-2020

Characters were fantastic, writing was excellent, story was brilliant, secondary characters were funny but the narration... sigh. Iggy Toma was great! Alexander Cendese, not so much. He rushed his sections and all of the lines ran together.

Wrong category but ok book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-2020

Ok. It was ok.
The narrators are excellent!
The characters are fairly weak and this is far from erotica.
The story is ok, benito is not your standard alpha male and that’s awesome, Sky has intimacy issues due to childhood trauma. There were plot holes such as he’s an undercover cop but everyone knows and he goes on tv for his bust? That makes no sense.
I didn’t read the other books in this series but you don’t need to, you can get the gist.
It was ok.

Jacob Morgan is a star. All 3 stars are for him

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-06-2020

Firstly, I love Wes and Jamie and only bothered with the spin offs for more of them.
Jacob Morgan was amazing!
I will however actively avoid Lucy Rivers narration from now on. She sounds bored, her masculine voice is strange and I wanted to (but did not) skip her sections.
Overall good book though!

Blake is great, Jess is meh

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-06-2020

I wanted to love this book, I love Jamie and Wes and the book starts with their wedding, then kinda just limps along after. It was ok

Would have been better with more narrators

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-2020

Well written but would have been better with more than a single narrator.
Great characters and the heroine was strong despite the situation she found herself in.