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Would you listen to Add Love and Mix again? Why?
Yes. It was heartwarming and gives you hope. A very sweet, fun story.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Add Love and Mix?
I think when Elsa shows up on Christmas Eve with a surprise for Jase.
What aspect of Steve Balderson’s performance would you have changed?
His cadence. He has a nice voice but the reading was a little choppy.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes and I did.
Any additional comments?
Add Love and Mix is a sweet romance between two men that have their lives all worked out. Scott is a paramedic and Jase is a firefighter. They have been together for years and love each other. To be together more they work the same shifts.. When Elsa shows up with Jase's child and obviously a druggie he wonders how much else he doesn't know and if this will change their relationship. It is a story of life change and true love.
If you like firemen, men in uniforms, holiday stories and cute kids you will love this!
Boy. I’m not sure how to really even review this.
First, the couple is already together – as you can tell by the blurb – so their “romance” is pretty well … established. It almost reads like a sequel wherein we’d met the MCs in an earlier book and this was “what happens next”. They definitely have stuff to overcome in their relationship, but it’s not that they don’t love one another so it’s kind of a strange book to categorize from that sense.
It’s Sean Michael, so we do get some sex and that is pretty steamy – but this is the “family book” Sean Michael versus the “BDSM” Sean Michael so sex isn’t the main focus.
The main focus is, instead, the trials and tribulations of two youngish men, who hadn’t ever really “wanted” kids (at least not yet) suddenly becoming parents. Which is… kinda interesting but more … exhausting and sometimes whiny.
On the one hand, I think the author did a good job of setting up realistic hurdles and having the couple work through them in ways that felt authentic. Maybe a little too realistic. It just felt like work and I wasn’t ever very invested in anything because you knew they were going to stick together so it was just a matter of time and… it was just a bit – blah.
What didn’t help was the fact that I was listening to this and the narrator, isn’t very interesting either. His narration felt very “story book telling time at the library” to me and didn’t inspire a lot of passion. It was fairly monotone with no variations for the MCs and the girl’s voice was just pitched higher.
He’s a new narrator to me, and I’d be cautious about picking another story narrated by him in the future. It might have been his subject matter or it might have just been how he chose to portray it.
In any case, I can’t really say I recommend this. It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t good.
All in all I’d give it 2.5 of 5 stars for both the story and the narration.