When he was a kid, Jack Miller thought life would be a certain way, then he figured out he liked boys and not girls, changing the course of his future. Jack has spent the last few years learning that life doesn't always give you what you expect, in both good and bad ways.
Andrew's gone missing, and Jack's parents have split. He's made it through high school, but the future is nothing without Andrew. To be complete, Jack knows he needs to find Andrew and bring him home. But Andrew has disappeared.
Lost doesn't even begin to describe how Andrew Collins feels. Homeless and destitute, he's ready to end it all. Thinking that Jack is dead, Andrew returns to Sweet to end his life on Jack's grave. Instead he finds lies were told that drove him to a path of destruction. After not seeing each other for almost a year, Jack and Andrew come together, but their problems don't end there. They must work hard to make it to their big fat Southern gay wedding or risk losing it all.
©2014 Sara York (P)2015 Sara York
"Angsty turned to super sweet"
The story picks up a few months after the events in Sending Jack Off To Jesus (A Southern Thing, #2) and both Jack and Andrew’s lives are in a tailspin. Andrew believes Jack is dead and is hitchhiking his was across the country aimlessly moving trying to find a way through his devastation. Jack has been rescued from the psycho hate camp and is desperately trying to find Andrew. As the weeks turn into months Jack begins to allow doubts to creep in that Andrew may be dead because he knows in his heart nothing short of death would keep them apart.
Andrew winds up in Miami and sinks further into depression with the things he has to do in order to survive. Fear of his parents finding him and finishing the job of murdering him keeps him from reaching out to anyone from Sweet or his past. When things turn particularly dark Andrew makes the decision to go home.
However, when he returns he finds Jack is not only alive, but he’s been searching for him for nearly a year. Andrew’s fear of Jack’s response to his physical scars, and the emotional guilt over the things he’s done while trying to survive, eat at him.
He needn’t have worried – Jack is so relieved and happy to have found him that everything is quickly forgiven and they begin to build their lives together.
From here the story goes into sweetness overdrive. York gives readers a super fabulous extra special wonderful super sweet happy ending, which include the boys getting through college, Andrew’s parents being brought to justice, Jack’s father, Nathanial, having a complete 180 degree turn in attitude as just a few things thrown in among the treacly sweetness.
As for the narration, Frazier sometimes has a lazy tonal quality to his narration which drives me crazy. However, with the exception of Billy's voice, he does such excellent character voices bringing everyone to life so well that all is forgiven. But Billy's voice...wow. So bad for me. Like a Muppet freebasing helium and crack. With that one exception, I loved his characters voices. Hands down Frazier does some of the best female character voices I've ever heard from a male narrator.
For the readers who have suffered with the boys and everything they’ve been through: know that as soon as the boys get back together nothing bad happens to them ever again. It's rainbows and kittens and unicorns from that point out. York doesn't disappoint with her hard-fought and hard-won HEA.
"Moved to tears"
I can honestly say the narration is amazing. I've honestly listened to all the books in the series at least 10 times since buying. Honestly worth the time to listen
"Great ending to Jack and Andrew's story."
I have absolutely loved all of Sara York's "A Souther Thing" books and this one was no different. My heart absolutely broke seeing their struggles. This book definitely pulled my heartstrings. I was so happy they receive their HEA, as it was definitely deserved.
Jason Frazier never fails to meet my expectations. The passion and emotion he emits while narrating a story creates a link between the listener and the characters. His voice gives the characters life, which is not a task many voice actors have the ability to accomplish.
As a team, he and Sara York make excellent storytellers!
"Amazing narrator to a great story."
Yes, Jason Frazier reading is orgasmic.The book was a great story .
The 2 main characters were wonderful.
All of it.... He is one of my most favor narrators, this man has a gift .
Th 2 main characters ,they were steadfast in their feelings and loved each other after all that happened.
Jason Frazier ROCKS!
I love this author and I absolutely loved this series. Jack and Andrew were so easy to fall in love with. The story line was incredible with the struggles they faced living in the south and being a pastors kid. The narrator was great too. He actually put passion and emotion into his reading.
"Too much lust/sex"
I was hoping for a beautiful love story outlining exactly how they met and detailing what made them fall in love with each other and their life together. It was more the lust they felt for each other and the empathy they had for one another regarding both of their tragic stories with their parents when they found out they were gay. Even on their wedding night there was a passage on how they couldn't wait to bed each other. It was disappointing because it feeds into that stereotype of gay men.
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