The first Wilde's book. Go back to where it all began....
Jon Beatty thought he'd found the best man for him until Craig walked out. To add insult to injury, Craig's got a new lover - a woman - and wants Jon to be a different kind of best man...at his wedding.
Reasoning that the only way to get over one man is to get under another, Jon heads out to Wilde's, the night club on Capitol Hill famous for its hot clientele and hotter bartenders. Jon just wants to get drunk and get laid, and bartender Liam Sable is more than willing to help with both.
Their one night stand turns into a rebound fling, but as Jon moves on with Liam, Craig starts having second thoughts about the break-up. His tiresome antics are the least of Jon and Liam's worries, though. The least annoying, and the least dangerous....
Note: This book was previously published.
©2014 Lori Witt/L.A. Witt (P)2016 Lori Witt/L.A. Witt
Loved this book as I do all of Ms Witt's work although I think this was maybe the most descriptively erotic.
There was a little bit of predictability in the story line in respect of what was happening with Liam. That said it was still a good read.
If I'm honest the narration spoilt it a little bit. Firstly I didn't like the echo-ey sounds associated with John's thoughts. That was possibly me just being a bit weirded out but them at the start and not being able to just take them as a way of identifying 'thoughts' from speech.
For me, what was more of an issue was the way Zack really 'got into' the sex scenes, obviously trying to bring them to life. It would have worked better if there had been 2 guys each playing a role and reading that person's speaking parts'. Having one person talk all breathy and gasping and then the same person answer all breathy and gasping made it more fake to me, rather than more realistic.
That said it didn't spoil the story enough to stop me giving it 5🌟's or highly recommending it. I just think there is room in that area for some improvement.
Loved the story
Liked the narration
Will continue to read any and all books by this author using whichever of her nomdeplu as she chooses to write under.
5🌟 Ms Witt and thank you ❤
"❤️Zach Andrews ❤️"
I am head over hills in love with Zach Andrews voice! My god, I'm not into erotica past one or two scenes but this man, this Zach Andrews voice was incredibly sexy -fanning myself with a sigh- I think I actually listened to almost every sexy scene. -giggles- wow, what a voice!
I've read this story a while ago so I knew I'd love it, but Zach Andrews gave this story that mature, incredibly deeply, unbelievable sex appeal, warmth, calmness, and excitement to Liam and John characters that truly made this story worth 5 stars for me! And that's that's including all the erotica, which was way more than what I enjoy in my romances.
You're giving just enough of a romance tale for Liam and John, dealing with questionable exes, and confusing misunderstandings, and some beautiful tender moments that completely makes up for all the sex.
So, if erotica is your thing, you get that in abundance, but if you love romance that deal with character driven emotions you'll be just as happy.
-groans- Zach Andrews... -dreamy sigh- nuff said.
Narrator Zack Andrews was brilliant! Instead of just reading, his work truly pulls you into the story.
Silly as it sounds, the non-verbal sounds portrayed (laughter, sighs, etc.)
Most definitely, though perhaps not at work next time. The coworkers probably wondered why I giggled for no understandable reason.
Great book, made brilliant by an amazing voice actor!!
"story was ok"
The narrator was great!!! The story was ok. If I listen again, it will be for the sex and the narrator. ;)
"Predictable and repetitive"
I usually rate L.A. Witt's work very highly, but this book was disappointing. About 40% of the content could have been cut directly with no other changes, without damaging the story the at all all. Another 10-20% could have been cut with minor rewrites. There is enough here for a short story, but it is padded out.
There is very little to the story, really. Witt adheres strongly to the cliched tropes of romance novels, which is a pity. The 'twists' in the story are flagged well ahead, so you know what is going to happen from early on. Then there are seemingly endless scenes of the couple in lengthy and usually pointless dialogue, which contributes neither to plot nor character, or else having sex again and again. It wasn't long before I was fast forwarding through the many boring sex scenes. When their eyes met and their breath caught, again, I began to groan. The book could have accommodated maybe two of these scenes, but it felt like there were about 20.
As with so many romance novels, the dialogue between the lovers that is supposed to show us the spark between them is usually cringe-inducing. The two flirt and banter and laugh out loud. Except the lines are not funny at all. These could also be cut, which would only improve the book book because the long scenes of dialogue make the reader feel the neither of these guys is attractive at all, given what they find amusing. They also go into detailed conversations about unimportant things, like traffic routes and their work and their opinions on driving styles and so on, that are completely superfluous.
The narration might have been OK, though certainly not great, if it weren't for two very annoying and often repeated things: the over-use of an echo effect, and the addition of giggles or chuckles to lines of dialogue that were not meant to be funny. He managed to read fluently and without mispronouncing words, which is unusual. However, there was no differentiating
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On the other hand, there were lots of potentially much more interesting paths that were not taken with the other characters. Liam has an identical twin. Why? Nothing is made of that, apart from the fact that in the past they had impersonated each other. That could have been used to develop the plot. Craig, the ex-lover who is about to marry a woman, is cheating on her with men that he picks up at the bar where Liam works. Nothing more is made of that. Why not? Why is he picking up men at that particular bar, if it isn't going to result in something? It seems like it was a plot line that was cut. I find it baffling that these and other potential lines were introduced but not developed. The book had potential, but failed to reach it.
Narrator was the best ever, story great, and so sexy, loved it all, could not stop listening to it. WOW!
Because I really like L. A. Witt, I purchased this audiobook without reading any reviews. I did go back and read some before writing mine. Some mention that there's too much sex in the story. Although l might agree with that, they were all really hot!!! And the story was well written with a true plot line, not just endless sex. I really liked both Liam and Jon.
Zachary Andrews did a great job with the narration. He seriously made the sex scenes sizzle. He really managed to make me feel all the emotions he was reading. His voice portrays seduction extremely well. I have to find more books he's narrated now!
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