Tired of moping around after the breakup of his long term girlfriend, Ryan knew he needed a hookup to get him out of his funk. When he met Drea, he hoped she might be the one. But when he felt more chemistry with her gay cousin, Zach, Ryan felt more confused and terrified than he had in his life. He wasn't gay but he wanted to be with Zach. How could it possibly work? Book one of the More Than Friends series.
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2.75 stars out of 5
Though this has good narration by Douglas Dale, this Gay-For-You short story didn’t feel like it was fully developed.
One of the things that bothered me were rapid-fire POV changes that made it a little hard to follow along – even with the different character voices. If I moved my attention from the narration for even a couple of minutes I got lost and had to back-track.
All in all it’s a quick listen that I think may have been better if it had been a bit longer.
Well written and narrated "Gay For You" type story
Yes I would, the narration fit the written work well.
The way they became friends before they became lovers.
There were emotions evident behind his words when necessary in the story.
How friends can become lovers.
Ryan is in a bit of a funk after breaking up with his girlfriend when he meets the outspoken and lively Drea at a party. He winds up spending the night on her couch and winds up feeling more of a connection with her cousin, the gamer and all around smart geek Zach, than he does with the girl he hoped would lift the fog in his head left after the break up.
Ryan and Zach become friends and start spending more and more time together studying and playing disc golf, but Ryan doesn’t recognize his attraction to Zach until it is almost too late. He continually tells himself and Zach that he is not gay, they can be friends, but he is not gay. Me thinks though doth protest too much.
What I loved most about this story is how you could tell from that first stare that Zach was completely attracted to Ryan. But he never really pushes the issue until Ryan opens the door. They become friends before they become lovers and that aspect of the story made it more believable when the romance unfolded.
This was my first audible with Douglas Dale, but I’ll find something else of his soon. I could always tell when there was a change in character, mood and setting by his changes in tone, nuance and inflection. There was emotion behind his words when there was emotion written into the story and that always makes for an enjoyable listen.
I’ve both read and listened to this story and enjoyed both variations. I’d recommend to anyone that likes a believable and well written ‘Gay For You’ type story.
- Tams (TTC Books and more)