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Elias:

Moving to Daleport City to work at the local fire station was going to be hard. Then I met Cade. Turns out, I’d met my new best friend, and for two years, he’s been by my side through everything. The guys tease us about how close we are, but we’re straight, just good friends. Then Cade and I found ourselves having to pretend to date, pretend to be attracted to one another…And then we stopped pretending.

Cade:

As if having a female stalker and a harpy for a mother wasn’t enough, I’m also in a fake relationship with my best friend? Then we ended up kissing…and more. Elias is straight, I’m straight, and we suddenly want to do not so straight things. That’s pretty much where I am now. So tell me… what am I supposed to do?

Elias and Cade, two straight firefighters and best friends, find themselves in a fake relationship that leads both men into territory they’ve never ventured into before. Can their friendship survive? Will they ever want to go back?

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  • amowens
  • 10-09-2020

Dissapointing Narrator

If a book is going to cost this much it should have a better narrator. It was like going to story time at the community center. The story was ok, nothing deep, basically just a fluff tale.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-08-2020

Beautiful story wrong voice presenting

beautiful story but a better and more confident voice should present it. These two deserve to have the best

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  • Xochitl
  • 09-11-2020

A wonderful start of another amazing series!

I have a special place in my heart for MCs in uniform and Mr Alexander is an expert on the topic. (*cough* Men of Fort Dale *cough*) This book one in this new series is amazing, some angst and many heartwarming moments, funny banter and situations generate by the BFF-fake boyfriend-to-lovers between Cade and Elias and an interesting plot as a backstory. This book set the bar high for the following books. Now, I usually heard audiobooks as a nice way to re read my favorite authors so the narrator has a difficult job reaching the expectations I have in the way my beloved characters needed to be brought to life. Mr Smith simply put, was totally up to the task with his voice acting and smooth voice that delighted me with his performance. I can’t wait for more on this series and of course more books read by Mr Smith!

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  • armywifewith2
  • 04-10-2020

Two Straights Too Many

I thought this was a cute book. I had not read it before and after listening I thought maybe I should read it just in case I missed anything lol. It was cute.

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  • Bradley
  • 31-08-2020

Good read

I loved the story, but I will for warn you. The narrator does have a Midwestern accent with his abouts and outs. But, all in all, it didn't detract from the story.

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  • William Bennage
  • 27-08-2020

Good listen

overall this book had a few stereotypes in it but otherwise enjoyable. I wish there was more to their love story after they come together. listen to this story won't regret it

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  • Macbandit
  • 19-08-2020

Kept me entertained

This is the first story I’ve listened to/read by this author. I really enjoyed these characters. Cade, trying to be his own person and while trying to keep peace in the family, ends up in a situation with his best friend. This has a block tumbling effect on his and Elias’s lives. Elias, the easy going personality, goes along with his best friend and ends up more where he wants to be. While this story follows the general outline for bff standing in as boyfriend, it kept me interested. The setting, the characters and the story flow fit together to make this a fun story for me. I enjoyed the narration by Keith Smith. He brought the story to life. I was given a free copy and this is a voluntary review. I will read more by this author.

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  • Rachel
  • 18-08-2020

Two straights too many

First time listening to this narrator, he did a great job. Best friends, double GFY, fake boyfriends - I’m so in! This was cute kind slow burn, which I’m not the biggest fan of. To get out of the pressure of dating a girl that’s has her eye on Cade, he blurts our that he’s dating Elias (his best friend). One night after pretending be boyfriends they are extremely drunk and “stuff” happens between then when they get home. After they kinda freak out and start thinking what if they were to take it farther and possibly date for real. Takes Cade a little longer to come around, but they do get their happy ending.

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  • OldLadyStauffer
  • 17-08-2020

Friends to Lovers, sweet love story, GFY

This was such a sweet story. I loved Elias and Cade, and watching their friendship evolve into more. I enjoyed the storyline, and felt like it was written well. The characters were all well developed, even the ones I did not care for. This was the first book I’ve listened to, that was narrated by Keith Smith. He did a good job with the voices for all of the characters in this book. Overall I really enjoyed this audiobook, and I’m glad I gave it a shot. I’m looking forward to more by both the author and the narrator.

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  • Donna M.
  • 17-08-2020

Cute!

I love this type of story and this one did not disappoint. I would recommend it.

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  • Lex Buchanan
  • 16-11-2020

Excellent!

I loved this dual Gay For You, Fake dating story. The characters were so incredibly well written and the plot was sweet and spicy. I really enjoyed all the moments, the touches and the dialogue throughout the story. The author brought the sorry together and made an endearing story of self discovery and love. I enjoyed the narration, and look forward to more from this narrator.

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  • Jo Jo
  • 17-10-2020

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i struggled and was unable to finish. this story while interesting, couldnt be finished as the narrator had a monotone voice

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  • A.K.
  • 30-08-2020

Low angst

I found this to be a really interesting story, with two best friends who work together, hang out together, sometimes sleep in the same bed together, but are both straight. When one of them gets cornered one night, the other steps in and says he's his boyfriend and things get messy from there. With both of them figuring out how they feel and what they want there is support from all around. I liked that the communication between them didn't really ever get in the way of their being together. Elias was honest and open and willing, which was exactly what they needed to progress. I enjoyed their relationship and was excited for the HEA.

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  • Claudia CG Lezár
  • 26-08-2020

as good as the ebook

The story is always 4-5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook. I can't listen to an audiobook without knowing the book, that's not possible for me. The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, I’m over the half, but I listen enough to give a review. PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!! To my ratings: 5* - very very good it's like an A+ 4* - very good and will be often re-listening it's like an A 3* - it's more then a one-time-listening. it's like a B

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  • Melissa Wanda Trim
  • 21-08-2020

Poor narration

Alas, the narration was so poor that the performer would forget the American accent every 3 sentences and drop into his native West England (Somerset) accent. (A couple of times he slurred into an Irish accent, then remembering where he was would jerk back into his American one. I barely remember the story line, (although it sounded a humourous tale) as I was too busy recovering from whiplash, as he linguistically zigzagged back and forth across the Atlantic (for a story that was firmly set in the states) My only query is "When is Audible going to implement Sobriety testing for narrators before setting them loose in a studio" ??

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  • Alan
  • 14-08-2020

Two decent guys make it work!

Elias and Cade are firefighters, best friends, and straight. When Cade pretends he and Elias are boyfriends to extricate himself from a predatory encounter, they must keep up the charade by fake dating ... until it becomes less fake. So three tropes: friends to lovers, fake dating, and gay for you. Fake dating is not my favourite trope but I actually liked this a lot. The guys were highly likeable, fought an actual fire, and very comfortable with each other, so the premises didn’t stretch credulity beyond breaking point. It was light and fluffy, but I liked the subplot tensions with Cade’s mother and would have welcomed more with the antagonistic coworkers. Most of all, I liked how the guys were open-minded and worked at the relationship. 🎧 Keith Smith’s narration was light and breezy, which matched the tone of the book, but I could have done with slightly more emotion.

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  • Magnus
  • 13-08-2020

Too Good

Another story by Romeo Alexander that I loved. The characters were amazing and Keith Smith did a super job with the narration. Can't wait to revisit Port Dale in book 2. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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