I’m over at AudioGals with a review of Project Hero by Briar Prescott, narrated by Kirt Graves and Joel Leslie. Enjoyable story but it made me feel a little old!
I’m over at AudioGals with a review of Only When It’s Us by Chloe Liese, narrated by Nelson Hobbs & CJ Bloom. Fun new adult contemporary full of zinging banter and chemistry with good disability rep but note the CW.
(CW – grief/parent death)
I’m over at Dear Author with a review of Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy. I had mixed feelings about this one but overall enjoyed it because I like the author’s writing style so much.
I’m over at Dear Author with a review of Out of Character by Annabeth Albert. Sweet gay NA story; friends to enemies to friends to lovers.
I’m over at AudioGals with a review of Eyes Turned Skyward by Rebecca Yarros, narrated by Carly Robins & Teddy Hamilton. The secret-keeping went on just a little too long for me but I overall, a successful listen, assisted by having Teddy Hamilton in my earholes.
Monthly Mini Review
The Risk by Elle Kennedy, narrated by Teddy Hamilton & Virginia Rose – B+ I bought this on a Whispersync special a while ago. Teddy Hamilton is one of my favourite male narrators and I’ve had some good experience with Virginia Rose before as well and $2.19 was a bargain I could not resist. Book 2 in Elle Kennedy’s Briar U series, which is in itself a spin-off of the Off Campus series set around the same college hockey team, The Risk tells the story of Brenna Jensen, the coach’s daughter and her secret relationship with star Harvard forward Jake Connelly. Jake and Brenna have smoking hot chemistry but it takes a while before they do more than smolder at each other – Briar and Harvard are deadly rivals on the ice and Brenna taking up with him is tantamount to treason. However, their chemistry cannot be denied, particularly when Jake may be able to help Brenna in her quest for an internship at Hockeynet, a cable TV channel devoted to all things hockey. Brenna is studying journalism (she wants to focus on sports) and is up against all sorts of misogyny in getting a chance. Jake agrees to help her out – one fake date in exchange for a real one and off we go.
The romance is great, very satisfying and very hot. I liked both Jake and Brenna. I especially loved how sex-positive they were with each other.