• Love, Like Water

  • By: Rowan Speedwell
  • Narrated by: K. C. Kelly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-21-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (143 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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Publisher's Summary

Three years undercover with one of the worst gangs in the country left FBI agent Joshua Chastain shattered. Battling nightmares and addiction, he leaves the concrete jungle for New Mexico horse country, hoping to start over on his uncle's ranch.
Foreman Eli Kelly spends his life rehabilitating abused animals, and Joshua is just another lost soul. But as Joshua slowly begins to put his life back together, Eli realizes that Joshua is a lot more than his newest project.
Joshua's plan seems to work - maybe a fresh start was just what he needed. Then, just when he has finally found a sense of peace, crime and hatred nearly destroy all his hard work forcing him to reevaluate what he wants out of his relationship with Eli and his own life.
©2013 Rowan Speedwell (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
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4 out of 5 stars
By Heather on 06-24-14

Loved the tone of the narrator's voice

**Audiobook edition**

I could listen to K.C. Kelly recite the phone book and I think I would be in heaven. DAMN he had a perfect voice for this book! I'm not sure if he is Hispanic or Native American but he had that soulful, deep, perfectly accented tone to his voice that fit this book like a glove.

I love Rowan Speedwell. She consistently and artfully produces stories that never fail to touch me. This one was no different. Admittedly, cowboys are not my thing and neither are guys in the closet. However, this one worked for me.

I enjoyed the slow burn relationship between the two MCs and the angst in this book. What? I love being emotionally shredded! However, I thought that Joshua was a bit too stubborn and pig-headed for me to fully relate to him. I wanted more from his character, more something. He went back and forth with his feelings so often that I got whiplash. And while I certainly felt the beginnings of love between him and Eli, I felt like the romance could have used more marinating.

I probably would have given this book 3.5 stars or maybe 3 stars for the content if it wasn't for the spot-on narration that elevated this book to a work of art. I'll be looking for this narrator in the future, you can be sure!

**Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Donald on 02-26-14

An intense and wonderous story...

Excellent! The first word that comes to mind when I think about the story of Joshua and Eli and the cast of characters that help to make this tale so enthralling. Rowan Speedwell's story telling encapsulates the reader at the forefront and carries to the end. The narrator provided depth to the characters with his inflections and tone. The tale is filled with drama, pain, love, joy, violence, healing, laughter, tears, horses, and of course, cowboys! One of the best stories I have read in a long time...I highly recommend this audio book....

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5 out of 5 stars
By edga on 06-12-18

Excellent all round story.

Loved the book, audio even better. Emotional story, with lovely MCs. Must read/listen to Can't speak highly enough. Excellent narration.

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3 out of 5 stars
By S. E. Errington on 06-08-14

A bit of a drought!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Love, Like Water to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version, but after listening to the narration, I wish I had!

What other book might you compare Love, Like Water to, and why?

There were one or two moments that could be compared to 'My Roommates A Jock, Well Crap', but with the narration here being nowhere near as good

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator could have done much more to distinguish between the characters and at times I lost interest

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

With a different narrator, definitely

Any additional comments?

For me, the story was good but the narrator spoiled it and I certainly won't be listening to anymore books by the same reader!

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