Christopher "Kit" Britten drifts through life, partying with friends and spending his parents' money. He hasn't told them he's gay, but he's told all of his five sisters, and to keep from being harassed about responsibility, he works part-time for one of them. When she sends him on an errand and his shiny red Ferrari breaks down in one of Houston's seediest locals, he pushes it to the nearest garage. That's where he meets Romy O'Keefe.
Romy works hard as a mechanic to provide for his mother and little brother. When Kit pushes his to-die-for Ferrari into Romy's garage, Romy is wary of falling for gorgeous Kit despite instant attraction. Kit impulsively decides to prove how serious he is about Romy by coming out to his parents - and his father disowns him!
Uptown and downtown clash as the two men share the tiny space in Romy's Airstream trailer and struggle to make ends meet. When Kit's former boyfriend comes sniffing around, and Romy gets the bill for his little brother's surgery, it drives home to him how very different his world is from Kit's. However, Kit is in love with the velvet-voiced Romy, and he isn't about to give up.
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Youthful and Fresh
Yes I would, it was just a fast, fun read.
The way Romy was voiced with that rough around the edges tone that totally matched the character.
No I haven't but I would listen to something else from him.
Why mess with perfection, I'd stick with the title.
Kit Britten is the proverbial rich kid. He lives off mommy and daddy’s dime, in an apartment owned by their corporation, driving the car they gave him for his birthday and having his groceries delivered by the local supermarket. He fears if he ever told them the truth about his sexuality that they would not only cut him off, but cut them out of their lives. Everything changes when he meets Romy.
Romy O’Keefe is a mechanic that owns his own small shop, lives in a trailer out back and still supports his mom and little brother. His life and liveliehood are at the opposite end of the spectrum from Kit’s. There is something about the surprisingly unspoiled rich kid that quickly gets under Romy’s skin, and soon the two are dating. When dinner at the Britten manner reveals the truth about Kit and Romy’s relationship, Kit’s worse fears are realized as he and Romy go from boyfriends to roommates overnight.
It’s not all sunshine and roses though. Kit has to let go of a lifestyle he has become accustomed to and Romy has to give up a little bit of his independence when Kit moves in. Loving each other is never an issue, but trust and communication doesn’t come quite as easy for two guys that are using to living on their own.
This was just a fast, fun read about the joys of young love. Both men have secrets and they’ve come from vastly different backgrounds, so you spend a good deal of the story trying to figure out if their love for each other will be enough to make them fight for the rest. The writing was youthful and fresh and I thoroughly enjoyed to storyline and the character development. I haven’t listened to a reading by Peter Brooke before and for the most part he did a great job. In the beginning, the changes in tone, inflection and nuances were too subtle. But as the story progressed Brooke really found his footing and I especially loved the rough around the edges tone he chose to use for Romy.
A great listen for anyone that likes stories for hopeless romantics that are well written and well conveyed.
- Tams (TTC Books and more)
low angst, fun and short
- Morgan A Skye