Boys of Summer

  • by Cooper Davis
  • Narrated by Brian Pallino
  • 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

I thought I knew what love was… My name is Hunter Willis and I’ve found love. The problem? I’m not sure I’m ready for the rest of the world to know I’ve fallen for my best friend. Everyone knows Max is gay. Me? They think I’m straight as an arrow. So did I, until Max and I shared a kiss three months ago that blew that theory right out of the water. Now, by the ocean in Florida, thousands of miles away from prying eyes, I’m finally ready to admit to myself that Max and I have something special. Max has been ready for a long time - and he’s been waiting for me. Really waiting. As in… he’s still a virgin. There's nothing I want more than to be Max’s first lover. But I know when Max gives away that part of himself, it won’t be just a summer fling. It’ll be for keeps. Max deserves the best. I’m just not sure, when it comes right down to it, that I won’t break his heart. Did I mention I’m scared as hell?

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Hard to like

The character if hunter and his whining makes this a hard story to like or get into and the sex scenes that should be hot are very contrived. Not my favorite
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- Juan Carrillo

Double GFY/OFY-awesome!

Hunter is a straight man who falls in love with one of his best friends, Max. This is their story, told in a series of flash backs and leaps forward. We start with Hunter and Max on vacation in Florida. They’ve been hot and heavy for months, but not actually committed to each other or had full relationship with a man. Max, a newbie, doesn’t want to make love to someone unwilling to be with him fully. After much deliberation, Hunter agrees that the time is right for them to come out as a couple and he’s “rewarded” with Max’s innocence.

Then, we are shown, back in time, their original meeting, when both were “straight” guys who were drawn to each other. This then leads through the months and years of each man’s road towards discovering their preferences and finally to the culmination where they both come out to their friends and cement their relationship as long term partners.

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I really enjoyed this double GFY/OFY story of two men discovering love with one another. It’s told from Hunter’s POV as he is the most confused of the pair, he has to process a lot of emotion. I thought the author did a tremendous job of being fairly realistic in how slow it would be for two men to go from dating women to dating each other and since the story itself is short, we get important highlights from those years, not every minute detail.

I’m not sure I really appreciated all the back and fort between time periods, as a listener it was hard to follow sometimes.

However, the narrator did an excellent job. He was really good at reading the dialog and the smexy times, but didn’t try to take over the story with a variety of voice types. Everyone was voiced the same, but he really did a nice job showing emotion appropriately in the right parts of the story. He seemed to “get” what he was reading.

I hadn’t heard from this narrator before, but I’d look for him again.

I look forward to the next installment, Taking You Home.

I really enjoyed both the book and narration and give it 4.5 of 5 stars.
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- Morgan A Skye

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-10-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios