Shy

  • by John Inman
  • Narrated by Tommy O'Brien
  • 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dating is hard enough. Throw in an incontinent Chihuahua, an unrequited love affair, a severe case of social anxiety disorder, a dying father, and a man-eating hog, and it becomes darned near impossible. Still, it takes two to tango - and when Tom Morgan, a mild-mannered assistant bank manager with a debilitating case of shyness, meets Frank Wells, who is straight off the farm and even shyer than he is, sparks start flying.
Just when Tom and Frank's burgeoning love affair is rolling along nicely, Frank must return to Indiana to oversee the farm while his father battles cancer. Tom tags along to help Frank out and finds himself slopping hogs and milking cows and wondering what the hell happened to his orderly citified existence. And what's with all the chickens? Tom hates chickens!
With Frank's help, Tom grits his teeth and muddles through. Funny what a couple of guys can accomplish when they're crazy about each other. Not even 900 chickens can stand in the way of true love.

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Overcoming shyness with good lovin'... on a farm

I don't think I have ever laughed so hard in my life. This book was fantastic. I am a sucker for anything funny, throw in a decent plot, and entertaining characters, and I'm hooked. Oh Tom and Frank, I don't know where to begin. I just think they both are utterly adorable. I can't recount the number of memorable moments that lightened my heart, or made me bust a gut. I LOVE FLAWED CHARACTERS. And these two were flawed beyond belief, but in cute, and meaningful ways. Another thing I loved about this book was the idea of comfort... we're always feeling our best when we're comforted by the familiar and such... So when someone who's very UNcomfortable stepping out of their comfort zone, is thrust into an environment WAY beyond his comfort zone, with a jerk named Stanley (I HATE that name. HA) it's bound for some hilarity.

I have to say I wanted more. Thanks John.
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- mel "Go out and read something!"

OK until the end

Like other reviews I agree this could have been two different books; one about two men with social anxiety and one about two men on a farm building a life. I generally enjoy John Inman books. His writing is witty and smart with enjoyable characters. And that is what I thought this book would be . . right up until near the end. OMG I hated what happened to Stanley so much I can't even tell you. Yes he was an a**hole throughout the story, but my god no one deserves that. And the reaction horrified me even more, they laughed and treated it like a joke!! WTF!! And as a parent I can tell you that no matter how much of a jerk your child is, that is NOT what you would want to happen to them. So honestly that is the whole reason for giving this story 3 stars. The narration was pretty good; not a lot of diversity of voices, but the pace, timing and emotions were there.
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- Riva

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-15-2014
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC