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I loved this book when I first read an excerpt Parker Williams posted on social media. I then waited many months for the full story to be released. I was overjoyed when not too long afterwards Parker announced an audio version was to be released.
It did not dissapoint. Patrick Zeller is a new performer to me and I think he did an amazing job portraying the characters and the angst and uncertainty Matt lives with on a daily basis.
I know I will be listening to this again and again.
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Overall, an excellent read, especially the first 3/4. A small but critical point but I get very tired of authors writing gay fiction referring to "clean" sexually transmitted infection/ disease results (as in this book). The opposite of "clean" is "dirty" and many have spent decades tackling discrimination when it comes to HIV and AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. You are writers for goodness sake ... do your research ... find new combinations of words ... but do not use the word "clean" in this context. It is deeply stigmatising.
Oh wow! There are not many books that move me so much I would read (listen to)over and over but this is one. I loved both Matt and Charlie and even Clay Matt's brother. And this cover? Oh yes!
Matt has had a bad experience in high school that wrecked his life. Now he lives way out in the country alone. He has a bad case of OCD and PTSD. He doesn't deal with people at all, lives off his land, growing his own food, canning, freezing, etc. I admire Matt a lot. and yet my heart goes out to him.
A Runner begins running on his road and disrupts his schedule. He calls his brother Clay, the local sheriff, to get him to get the runner to stop.
This story is very heart-wrenching. I was sucked in from the beginning and couldn't put it down! I loved all the characters; I loved Matt and my heart went out to him. I could relate to him and wanted to hug him. I admired Charley but there was a twist that shocked me and I cried for Matt. The storyline is beautiful, the story well written and I highly, highly recommend this book to anyone that loves M/M contemporary romance!
I thought this couldn't be beaten, but listening to it was even better than reading. Patrick Zeller did a great job of keeping you engrossed in the story. I listened in one afternoon.
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I don't know why this book was in my wish list for so long. Man this book was fantastic the narrator was great, I loved every single person in this book, besides that rat bastard teacher of course, but man what a book 🤗