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I really enjoyed the development of Theo and Eddie's relationship. I believe I read it in an anthology previously and liked it, but the narration really increased my enjoyment. I'm going to sound like a broken record, but Joel Leslie's narration was really great. The range of his accents is amazing.
4 stars for this short, but sweet audio!
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Theo and Eddie are both (inexplicably) in the closet when they meet but they share an instantaneous attraction. Theo is an up and coming actor and Eddie is a small town gardener, so, obviously, they have nothing in common and can never hope to find long term happiness, but in the short-term – definitely!
As luck and love will have it, they find themselves in love and only some clever thinking on Eddie’s part will show them that they can have love and happiness and remain true to themselves.
This is a delightfully low angst, short-story of two English blokes finding love in a surprising place. There’s not a lot of relationship building and some disconcerting time jumps but the ending is a solid HFN. There are a few plot holes to be ignored, but it’s a simple and sweet and sometimes sexy way to spend a couple of hours.
3.5 of 5 stars
I was very pleased that I listened to this rather than read it because Joel Leslie gave it such an authentic flare with his accents and clever narration. Eddie is delightfully country and Theo is perfectly posh. It really made this story “pop” and elevated it from a nice to an excellent way to spend a couple of hours!
4.5 of 5 stars
Overall 4 of 5 stars
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
another nice short story from Lucy with great characters
the narrators voice is very soothing
Honestly, I felt like this book was just an appetizer. I so hope the author considers writing a sequel to this because IMO this was just the start of something more for Theo and Eddie. I have to say, considering the length of the story, Lucy Felthouse did a wonderful job.
Eddie and Theo meet and quickly became friends. Of course both are attracted to one another unknowingly since they are still in the closet. Eventually, their friendship ends up turning into something more. Even though their careers and geography seem to complicate matters, things seem to work out and both Eddie and Theo their HFN.
I really do enjoy Joel Leslie as a narrator, and he does an amazing job with the characters voices whether it is male or female. I'm not an expert by any means, but I think I detected a difference in dialect between the two MC’s. Seriously though people, who does not love an accent?!?
This story was very well written and both the author and the narrator kept me entertained. Just a FYI, the characters don't get hot and heavy until about an hour into the book, but let me tell you it is worth the wait.
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