Sweet Young Thang : Theta Alpha Gamma

  • by Anne Tenino
  • Narrated by Nick J. Russo
  • Series: Theta Alpha Gamma
  • 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Thanks to Collin Montes, Theta Alpha Gamma now welcomes gay and bisexual students. Persuading his Uncle Monty, president of the TAG Alumni Association, that the open approach won't adversely affect TAG's reputation is Collin's own first step toward coming out. As long as there are no repercussions, he'll escape the closet by graduation.
Enter repercussions, stage left: someone rigs the TAG House water heater to launch through the ceiling, then plants a bomb - thankfully unsuccessful - in the fraternity's basement. Now Collin has his hands full not only trying to convince his uncle that this might not be the work of homophobes, but also dealing with a frat full of brothers worried about their kegger fridge.
Paramedic Eric Dixon can't stop thinking about the kid he met during a call at his former college fraternity house. The age gap between them is trumped by sexy eyes, so when Eric sees Collin again at the bomb scene, he pursues him. Soon, Eric is dreaming of being a househusband, fighting to keep Collin safe from whoever's trying to destroy the fraternity, and helping his sweet young thang realize that repercussions sometimes have silver linings.

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May/December romance

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I'm on the fence, simply because I had some issues with the characters and content this time around.


What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The May/December romance is a trope I adore. I had trouble with the "pet names" being spoken on a constant loop though.


What does Nick J. Russo bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He brings the characters to life in a way that can't possibly be achieved with words on a page.


Could you see Sweet Young Thang being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Not really, sorry.


Any additional comments?

Okay, let me preface by saying I love, love, loved the narration, Nick Russo can do no wrong. The constant pet names were annoying as crap and actually pulled me out of the story, more than once. And I can't be the only person that read/listened to this book with Michael Jackson singing "PYT" in my head in the background.

I have a love/hate relationship with this installment of the series, where as I've thoroughly enjoyed all the other stories. The insta-love for me didn't quite ring true, though once Eric convinced Collin they were right for each other and worth coming out for, it flowed well. I've already mentioned the pet name peeve. And it's not the pet names per say, it was the over use to the point of beating a dead dog that bordered insanity for me. I also really enjoyed the frat brothers and friends, I laughed so hard more than once that my ribs hurt, I think I even laughed so hard I was crying at one point.

So, I'll say as long as you can overlook the insta-love initiation and the pet name overload, it's a pretty amazing story.

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- Tams (TTC Books and more)

This one bothered me a lot.

*2.5 stars*

Even Nick J. Russo couldn't save this audiobook.

I vaguely remembered this story from when I read it in ebook form years ago, but I was not prepared for how much the audio would annoy me. I'm talking nicknames every single page, and annoying ones too, like "sweet baby boy" and "sweet young thang," but said in a serious tone. I couldn't handle it read out loud to me. It was suffocating, and it highlighted the age difference between the two MCs, but in a bad way, not in a sexy way.

I also really struggled with the insta-love this time around. Collin and Eric were so extremely insta-lovey as a couple. Eric was the more intense one of the two, even to go as far as creeping me out a little bit. He was so over-the-top with the nicknames and the lovey stuff that it ended up making me shut down. It made me disconnect from the story.

Now, the story isn't without it's merits. The rest of the frat house boys were hysterical, and I loved all the parts where the frat guys were trying to be all PC and sensitive. That was the best. I wish the author had focused more on keeping this book in that tone. However, the plot became too cumbersome and convoluted, and dragged on too long. I found myself wanting to switch to another audiobook, which is a terrible sign.

While I always enjoy Nick J. Russo's narration, I think this wasn't his best. The MCs' voices were too similar, and I much preferred the narrator's performance in the other books in the series.

A downgrade from my previous ebook rating, which is probably from a combo of changing tastes/getting more picky and actually hearing some of those nicknames out loud. *shutter*

*Audiobook provided in exchange for an honest review*
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- Heather

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-28-2016
  • Publisher: Riptide Publishing