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Better than People

Narrated by: James Cavenaugh
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
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It’s not long before their pet-centric arrangement sparks a person-centric desire....

Simon Burke has always preferred animals to people. When the countdown to adopting his own dog is unexpectedly put on hold, Simon turns to the PetShare app to find the fluffy TLC he’s been missing. Meeting a grumpy children’s book illustrator who needs a dog walker isn’t easy for the man whose persistent anxiety has colored his whole life, but Jack Matheson’s menagerie is just what Simon needs.

Four dogs, three cats, and counting. Jack’s pack of rescue pets is the only company he needs. But when a bad fall leaves him with a broken leg, Jack is forced to admit he needs help. That the help comes in the form of the most beautiful man he’s ever seen is a complicated, glorious surprise.

Being with Jack - talking, walking, making out - is a game changer for Simon. And Simon’s company certainly...eases the pain of recovery for Jack. But making a real relationship work once Jack’s cast comes off will mean compromise, understanding and lots of love.

Carina Adores is home to highly romantic contemporary love stories where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily ever-afters.

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  • Laura
  • 26-08-2020

Heartwarming story with relatable anxiety ♥

One of the things I enjoy most about Roan Parrish's books are the difficulties that some MCs go through, how they learn to manage them to live with the. This was no exception. Coming from someone who suffers social anxiety, parts of one of the MCs mind was completely in sync with my thoughts and it made the story that much sweeter and relatable to me. The story felt smooth, the romance was organic and not forced, it's definitely one of the sweetest books I've ever read. I enjoyed it SOOOOO much! and I would recommend it on that alone buuuuut the narration was just as wonderful. James Cavenaugh's voice was soothing and conveyed the MCs feelings so clearly which is always a HUUUUUGE reason why I prefer audiobooks. If you get this book, you won't regret it! PS: I have almost as many pets as they mention in the book, which was a plus! (5 dogs, 2 cats and 2 guinea pigs lol)

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  • Eleanore June
  • 21-10-2020

tender and kind

This book was a balm. Soothing and sweet and it should such a depth of knowledge of anxiety. The care these characters took with eachother is a reminder of how lovely people can be. I look forward to more from the author.

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  • Dixiecowgirl060
  • 01-10-2020

Beautiful story! A favorite!

This is a beautifully told story of acceptance, love and hope. I highly recommend it!

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  • Katy Beth
  • 23-09-2020

Gentle Understanding

I love the fact that things aren't magically better by just being together. Both men still have their issues to deal with. The real work of understanding happens after Jack's cast is off. Both men have to work together.

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  • Jeanine M. Lesperance
  • 04-09-2020

Love the real characters

Roan Parrish always has the best characters, often they are a little damaged, but just so darn lovable. This books is no different as they feel their way past their challenges to their happily ever after. James Cavenaugh did a great job with the narration. I could listen to this one all day, in fact I did, I was enjoying it so much. This book was great.

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  • LGB
  • 20-09-2020

An enjoyable hurt/comfort romance

An enjoyable hurt/comfort romance between two characters very much in need of the loving support of a partner. Both Jack and Simon’s personalities and situations tug on the heart strings and when they finally start to open up to each other it is delightful. They share some steamy scenes as the book progresses. Jack’s brother and Simon’s grandma also contribute to the enjoyment of the story. I must admit it took me a while to get into the story. In fact, I switched to the audio version, which hooked me right away. It is superbly narrated by James Cavenaugh.