Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5
This audiobook was very short but managed to pack a lot of the back story of the many years that best friends Ethan Baker and Jude Harrison have spent together by using a twist on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Ethan is a famous, award-winning actor, considered to be the “Sexiest Man Alive” and Jude is an extremely talented, but equally introverted, musician who prefers to stay well out of the limelight as he supports his friend’s career.
What Ethan learns late one night, as he’s on his way to Jude’s house, is the extent of just how much support Jude has given him over the years. It also finally dawns on him just how much Jude loves him and how much he loves Jude.
I enjoyed the way the author intertwined their lives together, allowing enough leeway for Ethan to be clueless while we readers were seeing what was really happening. I also enjoyed the Dickens-like twist to the story. And the narration of John Solo added to my enjoyment as he gave each of the characters a distinct voice.
What I didn’t enjoy as much was the quick jump to anal sex by someone who didn’t realize he was in love with a man until a few hours before. It just didn’t feel right. In fact, this is one of those stories that would have benefited from a fade to black sex scene. And for someone who normally enjoys this writer’s way with words in the bedroom, that’s saying a lot. She does hot and sizzling very well, but in this case, it didn’t click for me.
However, if you are looking for a pleasant way to spend your day, by all means pick this one up.
Cover art is eye catching and warm.
Audible Audio, Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
Published June 27th 2016 by The Romance Authors, LLC (first published May 31st 2012)
SeriesTime Is Eternity