Regular price: £27.19
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for £27.19
After reading the book, I just had to listen to the audio version of it.
I am so glad I did as it didn't disappoint.
Luke Itzvic & Guy Locke did a great job and made me fall in even more love with Tren and Drew.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I’ve had this on my kindle FOREVER it seems. I loved the premise and it’s gotten some good reviews and the whole double GFY is totally my thing. But… it’s long and it’s NA with a large dose of college melodrama thrown in and the romance is slow burn and and and…
What I loved: the dual narration was excellent! I especially loved Guy Locke (who I think voiced Drew’s parts) in this dual POV narrative. I loved the dual POV. We really get to know just what each guy is thinking and that’s wonderful. I loved all the car facts at the beginning of each chapter. Some are interesting some are really funny but they were a nice touch. I loved the secondary characters and the way the entire “family” felt really fleshed out. (This is a spin off from a NA M/F series so the people who’ve read the entire series will see people they recognize. I haven’t read it, but I still felt connected to the characters.) The sensual times are appropriate for an NA novel. They’re in there, but they aren’t the main focus and the “new to being gay” guys don’t just dive in, they are appropriately cautious about expanding their physicality.
What didn’t work for me: The writing. It felt a little too “dramatic”. Too many descriptions were similes and each “moment” was drawn out and there was very little action to keep my attention. Lots of internal dialogs and navel gazing and not much “doing”. This ends on a “cliff hanger” as there is a Part 2 where in our MCs get their HEAs. So, I was psyched I hadn’t read this and been waiting for the next installment or I’d have been pretty frustrated.
Who I think will like this: If you like cars and racing, or football and fraternities, New Adult romances, double GFY/OFY (I think both these guys are gay and in denial, but they call themselves bi in this book), slow burn romances and stories with a lot of “pondering”.
I really enjoyed listening to this, though I think the fact that I was listening to it made me “like” the book less, simply because if I’d been reading I’d have skimmed a bunch and that’s harder to do with an audio book. The narrators voices are great! They do the kids and female characters very well and I liked the way they handled the emotion and the dialog. The sound quality was excellent as well.
Overall, this was good – but not great – as an NA book and fun as an audiobook.
4 of 5 stars
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This book started out slow for me and just when it picks up and starts to get really good.... CLIFFHANGER! I would have love this one if the first 1/2 was a lot shorter and then we got the actually ending in this book instead of the next. Not that I wouldn't still want a book 2, I just don't think it needed to be a complete cliffhanger. That being said.... I really liked Drew and Trent, there friendship was great, there love story sweet and there "sex" (kinda) was pretty hot.
The narration was 50/50 for me, I liked the narration of Drew, but the narration for Trent was a little to dramatic for me. Sometimes it felt like he was yelling at me lol.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful