Jefferson Blythe, Esquire

  • by Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by Aaron Landon
  • 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this fast, fun, and dead-sexy male/male new-adult caper from multiaward-winning author Josh Lanyon, twentysomething Jefferson Blythe gets lost, gets found, falls in love, and comes out…all in the span of one wild summer
After his first relationship goes disastrously awry, Jeff Blythe uses his savings to tour Europe—the old-fashioned way. Armed with his grandfather's 1960 copy of Esquire's Europe in Style, Jeff sets off looking for adventure but finds much, much more than he bargained for…
In London, dodging questions from shady criminals about a mysterious package he most certainly does not have is simple. Losing the gunmen who are convinced he's someone else is not. And when George, an old friend, offers him help—and a place to stay, and perhaps something more—things become complicated.
Is George really who he seems? And is Jeff finally ready to act on his attraction?
From Paris to Rome and back again, Jeff and George fall for each other hard while quite literally running for their lives. But trusting George at his word may leave Jeff vulnerable—in more ways than one.

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Entertaining, but unnecessarily complicated

I had to suspend my disbelief from the get go with this audiobook. Jefferson Blythe was a 22 year old American student who, on the end of his supposed 'engagement' to Amy, decided to use the money he had saved for her ring and travel Europe following in the footsteps of the an old Esquire travel guide from the sixties.

Maybe it was the camp narration, but I did not believe for one second that Jefferson was straight or bisexual. And so as his personal story was revealled I found myself trying to stay in the story between eye rolls.

The 'crime' angle of the story was messy and not as well plotted as i expect from Josh Lanyon novels. I have read and listened to heaps of her books and they can be hit and miss- either beautifully crafted or slap dash. This was closer to the latter.

I did not have much of a connection with either Jefferson- who played the cringeworthy American abroard, or George, who could have been a thrilling character if he had been developed.

The narrator's performance was really good, and all of his accents apart from Jefferson were excellent. If he had made Jefferson sound less fey his personal journey would have been more believeable.

An entertaining listen, but not Lanyon's best.
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- Mary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-12-2015
  • Publisher: Harlequin Audio