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I really enjoyed this listen. Cole is a survivor of an abusive relationship and is forced to come back to his hometown to sort out his hoarder parent's estate. Jeremy is the local antiques dealer that assists him. The story is not great, but the romance that develops btwn the men is really sweet. The narrator does a great job. Worth a credit.
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As my husband always says, "With Heather, the stranger the better." I love weird, what can I say?! When I saw this book was a M/M about hoarders I HAD to give it a go. I love anything to do with hoarders! (Again, I'm strange)
As far as the story goes, this is a really angsty one. It has as much to do with domestic violence as it does with hoarding, so people who have issues reading about abuse, beware.
The story started out VERY strong, like 4 star + strong. I loved fragile, recovering Cole and seeing him learn to trust again. He felt very real, and acted how I would guess a victim of domestic abuse would. I dug his chemistry with Jeremy, and I LOVE a bisexual character, so kudos to the author for putting more of those in M/M romance.
The overall vibe was a very slow burn, hurt-comfort story, with some nice, hot scenes.
However that ending... RAGE. I thought it was an extreme cop out. Hated it. No spoilers here but it was rushed and left me feeling empty, angry, and with unresolved issues.
A note on the narration:
This was my first time listening to J.P. Handler and, I have to say, it was a strange experience. He has an extremely robotic way of narrating, with no differentiation between the characters' voices. However, oddly enough, I think I enjoyed it?? I'm not going to try to over-analyze it, but I didn't hate the masculine robot vibe... I know, strange.
*Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
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