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If you love Hurt/Comfort as a sub-genre of romance then "There's This Guy, " must count as one of the perfect examples of H/C. This is a tale of the courage one man has to walk towards a better self wrapped in a story of acceptance, love, and acknowledgement of how hard it can be to step away from a dark past.
Rhys doesn't drop an easy fix on us; she shows the growth, the development of trust, and the acceptance of self that are the cornerstones of healing.
Add Greg Tremblay and you have perfection.
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I first read the ebook (I have previously left a review of it when released) and while I enjoyed reading it, it wasn't a book that I loved to much that I had to re-read it straight away.
Now with saying that about the ebook it's totally different with the audio, I LOVED it so much that I did re-listen to it straight away, Grey Tremblay is one of my favourite narrators and he made me fall in love with this book, it's as if I had read a different book, maybe I wasn't really in the mood for an angsty type of story, I'm not sure, though I do think it's Greg's voice that made the book come alive for me and made it more enjoyable than reading it.
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This was a good read in Ebook, well an excellent read actually! But add in Greg Tremblay's fabulous voices and emotional intonations and you have a work of art to match the work Jake would do.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I had to suspend disbelief for a lot of this audiobook. It was angsty- way too angsty- to the point of being overblown, drawn out pain and uncomfortable listening at times. Sometimes I just wished the author would just pull off the band aid quickly rather than slowly.
I did not connect with either MC. Jake was just so ridiculously weighted by his past problems that it was unreal for a grown man to have survived without taking to drink and drugs. And Dallas was so understanding and kind all the time he was one dimensional.
There was another side story running through this that sounded like it was cobbled together with little thought and even though the threads were pulled together it still left me wondering why it was even in the book.
There were also some triggery scenes in this book I had to fast forward. I understand hurt/comfort books are a thing, but it seems they are not for me. I much prefer Rhys Fords urban fantasy, as that is where she shines