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I really enjoyed the first part of the story, there was even humor in it, and I found myself laughing at some parts.
From there, it kind of lost luster. like the story was forced.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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Man, I wish I’d read the reviews for this before I started listening to this audiobook!!!!
(Some spoilers included)
I really like Derrick McClain and his narrations, so when this came up for review I was psyched! It looked sweet and funny and who doesn’t like a friends to lovers story?
I was LOVING this for the first 55% of the book. We start off with a smart-mouthed and super confident Ryan who ends up saving the very nerdy Brandon in high school and the two become BFFs. Sure, Ryan secretly wishes Brandon was gay, and sure, Brandon is secretly gay, but these guys are young.
Off they go to college and in the way of all new adults everywhere, Brandon finally sees the light and admits he’s gay and he and Ryan begin a relationship that is physical as well as emotional.
Like I said – the first half of the story is just this – high school and college. The two finding each other as friends then more.
But wait! At the 55 % mark Ryan gives Brandon a RIDICULOUSLY HURTFUL ultimatum where he demands that the newly admitting to being gay Brandon OUT himself or the two can’t be together. So, in a fit of insecurity, Brandon does, but not before Ryan decides he’s been stood up and CHEATS on Brandon. ONE NIGHT! OMG. Poor Brandon gets beat up and then… 12 years pass! some seriously messed up stuff happens that makes me almost stop listening. I was SO MAD!
However, I wanted to see what happened. Well. I wish I’d just stopped.
Our MCs do make it to a HEA but it’s lack luster at best and totally disappointing given how badly Ryan treated Brandon and the vast amount of time.
I cannot recommend this – sorry to say. It made me crazy.
I still love Derrick McClain and think he did a solid job with his narration – as always.
If I have to give this a rating I’d give it 4.5 of 5 for the narration and 1 of 5 for the story.
Copy Generously Provided by Author for Honest Review
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