Starting with the Unexpected

  • by Andi Van
  • Narrated by Jonathan David
  • 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Zachary Blaise is having a weird week - even by his standards. Though he's gay, the radio personality has been dumped via text by a girl named Marian - and he's never even met her. On top of that, he's developed a massive crush on Marcus, the new waiter at his favorite diner. His best friend thinks the whole thing is hilarious.
Marcus' week hasn't been his best either. He's been betrayed by those closest to him, and although he isn't the guilty party, Marcus is the one getting harassed.
Impossibly, things are about to get even weirder. Marian has secrets, and those secrets are going to make some serious ripples in Zach's life. When he discovers that the girl called Marian is actually the man named Marcus, Zach stumbles down a rabbit hole of abusive ex-boyfriends, psychotic relatives, and revelations from his own past. If he can survive the chaos, the journey might prove worth the effort.

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Wildly Entertaining!

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These are the four things you should know before you begin this story:

1. It’s wildly entertaining as hell in a soap opera kind of way. Dramatic, suspenseful, funny, with a touch of hurt/comfort.

2. Zach, Marcus, Jordan, and Zach’s mom are reason enough to listen to this. I loved these characters and the narration brings them to life.

3. Jonathan David brings all the snark, sarcasm, humor, hurt, comfort, and drama of the story out beautifully. Kudos on the narration!

4. Whether you read or listen to this be prepared for some drama.

Recommended!

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- Belen "I'm an unabashed fiction fan: mostly M/M, Romance, Erotica, Suspense, Thrillers, Action, NA/YA genres."

Sweet listen

I really enjoyed this sweet romance. The blurb really doesn't describe the story completely. Yes Marcus and Zach meet in a weird way, but that is resolved very early on. The real story is their subsequent courtship and the drama brought on by Marcus' ex and family, all who appear to be crazy. Zach and Marcus are great together and I love their chemistry. The story is full of witty, sarcastic banter between them and Zach's best friend Jordan. I love Zach's loving supportive family and friends. Although the story is primarily lighthearted, it takes a dramatic turn when someone tries to kill one of the MCs. I also enjoyed the narrator's performance. He is one of the few narrators that, although he brings very little diversity to the voices, gives a good performance in the emotions of the characters. He has great sarcastic timing and his pacing is generally good; although sometimes he speaks a little too fast. Overall, I think he does a good job.
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- Riva

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-08-2016
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC