Knight of Ocean Avenue

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3 out of 5 stars
By Ezinwanyi on 13-08-15

Light and slow for me

This story was too slow paced and uneventful for me. I don't think there was anything the narrator did but I was easily bored. I know many people like angst free reading, but I am not one of them. i don't need it overly angsty but this one was just meh on the emotional draw for me.

I found Billy's confusion as to his sexuality a tad baffling at his age, but I liked the growth in him as a result his relationship with Shaz. Shaz, on the other hand, was too over the top for me. While Billy was just oblivious and clueless, Shaz was like Boy George's cousin. I just couldn't connect with anyone in this novel though I found the family dynamics interesting.

If you like light and fluffy, then you will probably love this one.

*Special thanks to Dreamspinner Audio for the audiobook given in exchange for an honest review.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Riva on 26-07-15

Great coming out listen

This was a wonderful coming out/GFY story about Billy, a blue collar construction worker who is 25 and can't figure out why none of his relationships with women work out. He has a close knit family and a domineering mother who is always putting pressure on him to settle down with a nice woman. Then he meets Chase (aka - Shaz) and his world is rocked; in a good way. The story is told from both POVs, which I love because I want to know what each character is feeling. There is a little drama, a little angst and a lot of good feeling; it is a great comfort listen. The narrator does a really good job on most of the characters, except Rue, Chase's best friend. Both Rue and Chase are out and proud flamboyant gay men and I think he just goes slightly over board with Rue. He interpretation of Chase and Billy are spot on. Overall, I really enjoyed it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Windwolf13 on 08-05-17


Everything I was looking for!

I hesitated to try this book because other reviews complaining about Rue being over-the-top, even borderline a homophobic portrayal of a gay guy. that's ridiculous. the truth is lots of gay guys are just like that, art reflecting life and all that. several of the best laugh out loud comments in the book for me came from his calm comments.

that being said, I loved the lead characters in this book! an unlikely couple for sure, but together they do a great job of describing the various shades of the gay experience. playful light happy, a colorful cast, and a believable setting. if you're looking for an enjoyable story with gay characters enjoying love and sex together, this is the book for you!

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5 out of 5 stars
By BrattyOz on 23-03-18

Definitely worth getting.

This is a series really worth getting. The stories are interesting, funny, and they flow. There is not a dull moment, no unnecessary language or characters, and each book is fun to read or listen to. In this particular book the narrator is really great, I enjoyed him immensely. This is a series worth reading again and again.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jessica on 12-10-17

Sweet love, Hot sex

The MCs are very sweet together. They build each other up and support one another. A coming out story without all of the usual drama. Which is refreshing. The Love story is slow and they take their time. A nice realistic approach. The sex is hot hot hot.
The Narrator brings the characters to life. I love the voices for the two MCs. The only thing I didn't like was his choice for one of the side characters. Rue's voice got on my nerves. Which was sad because I enjoyed the character.
Overall I really liked the book and the Narrator. I will definitely be searching more from both out.

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4 out of 5 stars
By David on 27-06-17

Fun if predictable

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

It was a fun little romance. While some of the story beats were predictable, the details and some of the dialogue kept me invested.

What about K.C. Kelly’s performance did you like?

Kelly, as always, did a solid job of voicing each of the characters. I think one of his strengths is going between some of the characters.

Any additional comments?

Overall, I would give this a cautious recommendation. While there are moments that are easy to predict, the details leading up to those moments are fun and Lain does a good job of matching the development between Billy and Chase's romance to external factors. Overall, an enjoyable listen.

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