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Fans of The Boy Who Came In From the Cold will not be disappointed with this second story in Thomas's romantic universe. For those who read TBWCIFtC you will remember that Austin was Todd's best friend and first male romantic hook-up. Anything Could Happen is Austin's story.
Once again I am entranced by Charlie David's wonderful narration. I simply love listening to his character voices and performance.
Austin leaves his small town for Kansas City and moves in with his great uncle Bodie, an out and proud gay man, who shows Austin that it's okay to be gay. Bodie's openness and support is instrumental to Austin finding his way in his new world. Through Uncle Bodie he meets a hot neighbor, Guy, who is a writer and director at the local theater. Guy instantly knows Austin is "The One" but has some pretty big fears of his own before he can act on his desires.
Also putting a damper on possible romance is the fact that Austin is determined to find his best friend, Todd who also moved to Kansas City, because Austin has convinced himself he in love with Todd. He feels he needs to make amends to Todd because the last time Austin saw him was when Todd walked in on Austin having sex with Todd's girlfriend, Joan.
Guy agrees to help Austin find Todd, and the more time they spend together the more his feelings begin for Austin grow. Which was pretty hard to listen to. Hard because Austin is so determined to find Todd, he's missing the love that's waiting for him right in front of him. Frankly, Guy deserves a medal for his patience and willingness to help Austin.
B.G. Thomas believes in character substance over heat and like TBWCIFtC, this is a character-driven story. It's a coming of age story focusing on Guy, Bodie, and Austin growing up and accepting himself and all of them coming to terms with their pasts. The romance between Austin and Guy is a sweet very slow burn, but worth it in the end.
Bottom Line: Entertaining thanks to Charlie David's narration!
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This book was a v err y nice listen as Charlie David does an excellent job. The story had me guessing until the end, unusual in this day and age. An excellent choice for a nice day or evening listen. ☆☆☆☆☆
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