Moving in Rhythm

  • by Dev Bentham
  • Narrated by Charlie Belmont
  • 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mark Apostolos should be able to have any man he wants. Handsome and smart, he's also cripplingly shy, especially around attractive men. Tired of waking up alone, he's desperate to conquer his insecurities and have a real, meaningful relationship.
He gets his first opportunity when he tags along to his sister-in-law's dance class and lays eyes on the sexy instructor. Seth Miller has a way of moving that takes his breath away. It isn't long before sparks fly and they share a steamy kiss, but Seth wants much more than just a casual encounter.
If Mark wants a real relationship with Seth he'll have to come to terms with his sexuality - but will it be enough to break through the walls he's built up around his heart?

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Story ok... Narration could be better

Story was ok... Not bad, not wonderful either... Narration was not bad but not wonderful either. It was hard to tell which character was speaking at times... which happens alot with male narrators... which is ok... for m/m romance I think. I kinda with there was more smexing going on ...but the main character, not the dancer was all shy and nervous all the time which made him .... what is the word.... kind of dorky... but his character isn't written in a dorky way... which is really misleading. Then when they finally do have some sort of smex...he runs out... WHAT! OMG!!! I was so mad... I think I skipped like 2 chapters b/c I got bored...so...

A good credit... not a buy... a great sale book!

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- Candateshia Pafford "I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)"

A little slow for my liking but a sweet story

I found this book a little bit challenging to review, struggling to separate the story from the narration because I actually listened to the audio book (narrated by Charlie Belmont) rather than reading the story.

The reason I found it challenging was because I found the story a little slow moving and it was hard to determine if this was mainly driven by the story itself or from the speed of the narration. I have a feeling that if I had been reading this myself and at my own fairly rapid pace, it may not have felt quite so drawn out. I would like to give it the benefit of the doubt and say the slowness was mainly due to the narration speed (from past experience I usually find the pace of audio books a little bit slow for my liking).

The story follows Mark, incredibly shy with a diagnosed condition that has prevented him forming relationships, who moves in with his sister-in-law to support her through the last months of her pregnancy while his brother is deployed overseas. Mark meets Seth and they are attracted but his condition means Mark needs to overcome some hurdles if they are to be together.

I liked that Mark had finally found a man worth trying to break through his own barriers for. I liked that Seth took things slowly and was prepared to handle a unique relationship that didn't consist of a lot of face-to-face time. It was quite interesting to see Seth relate to his rescue greyhound and encourage the dog to trust and venture into the world and see the same occur with Mark.

I wanted to love Mark but for some reason, although understanding the difficulties he faced in life, I found him slightly annoying. There was a repetitiveness to his thoughts and actions that irritated me slightly (plus all the references to 'he blinked', 'Mark blinked at him'...)

The other characters were engaging - Seth, sister-in-law Lisa, friend Claire and brother Pete. Plus the dogs were cute!

So all in all, quite a nice and sweet story with some lovely lines...
"Besides you're not a greyhound Mark. You're a bulldog. Tough and wary, loyal as all get-out, not easy to get close to and you know, that intrigued me but once inside what do I find but this huge heart. I'd be the crazy one to walk away from you." He grinned. "And by the way, you should hope it's an extension of my dog thing. I make long term commitments to my greyhounds." Sorry if the punctuation is wrong but I am listening to it being said, not reading it!
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- Nic "Nic"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-19-2012
  • Publisher: Carina Press