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Summary

Opposites attract and when the macho construction worker meets the sexy guy from the supermarket it changes both their lives.

Kevin is bisexual. He knows the truth: He's had girlfriends and craves experience with men. He'd never tell anyone his sexy or romantic fantasies. And could never imagine coming out to his dad or his mates. They are all blue collar workers like him.

Opposites attract. Out, loud, and proud: Perry is at a stage in his life when he doesn't need a boyfriend, just casual fun. He avoids hookup apps. Luckily, there are plenty of other ways to meet guys. Some of those are not things you'd admit to your coworkers in the supermarket.

When you don't want a boyfriend, fate will send along the perfect candidate. Sometimes several to choose from. This time lady luck has sent a couple of guys for Perry to choose from: Kevin and Kevin's brother.

©2017 H J Perry (P)2017 H J Perry

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Very enjoyable story and audiobook

I loved this sweet, sexy, low angst tale of two lovely guys who meet up almost by chance as they both do something out of character. They are the same age, yet very opposite in physique and personality, but they are instantly attracted to each other. Kevin hasn’t had a boyfriend before and his sexual experience with guys is limited. Perry has trouble with finding the right guy when hooking-up as no one online seems to want a ‘femme’ guy.

The storyline drew me in from the first scene and held my attention, as did the various characters. This is a feel-good romance with only a little angst. Kevin is in the closet at home and at work and because of Perry he wants to find the right time to come out.

The writing is excellent. It’s a style I really like. I also liked the short, swift-moving chapters and the alternating point of view. There’s some humour and the sex scenes are sizzling. It was refreshing to read two characters who were not keen on anal sex and preferred 'other means' to show their affection.

I finished listening to the story and then went straight back to the start to listen again I enjoyed it so much. I selected this story in the series to review because it was narrated by one of my favourites, Nick J Russo. I’m glad Nick kept his usual narrative storytelling voice for the bulk of the story. It took me a while to get used to his British accents and thought they were not always consistent, but even so, he did a fabulous job.

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 26-10-17

a cute cute story

as always I love Nick's performance, and the story was very cute.
for a short story like this I was satisfied the characters are nice very sure of themselves loved the father in the story and the broader maturity as well... the sex scenes are nice and steamy so overall it was a nice book.

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  • Gwen
  • 07-09-17

Secret boyfriend

Kevin and Perry. Even with a very erotic beggining, the story is about yet another scaffolder who finds he likes guys. Very sweet and romantic. Even at the risk of angering his brother Kevin can't stop seeing Perry. But he keeps it secret. The series is quite romantic. I enjoyed every book and this one does not dissappoint.
I voluntarily reviewed a readers copy of this audiobook.

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  • Violet Marshall
  • 21-08-17

Kevin And Perry A Tremendous book!

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This audiobook is the fourth book of The SHS Series. A tremendous book the writing was good. The plot was entertaining and it was steady throughout the book. The characters were well developed and thought out. Perry and Kevin are the MC’s of this book. There was humor, family, friends, workmates, hiding, a bar, a surprise party, a jerk, coming out, games, hot steamy moments as well and so much more in this book.

The narration it was good. The narrator used a narrator voice and then character voices which made it easy to understand what was going on in the book. His accent fit in the story line. There was emotion and movement in his narration so it was not monotone. He had a good voice and ability to change it.

Here is a quote, “Perry placed the glasses on the drink mats and say down. “I have something to tell you too. You go first,” Perry replied, even though he could barely control his excitement as the full implications of his news sank in. “The last time I was here, I saw a guy from work. You said he might be gay, do you remember?” “I do remember.” “Well, it turns out you were right. Don’t be too smug about it. He got married a couple of weeks ago to my boss. So there’s officially a married gay couple where I work.” … “Now, you tell me your news,” Kevin said.”. There is more but you will need to listen to the book which I can highly recommend.

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  • AlliBelle
  • 06-01-18

Cute story, great narration

This was my first SHS book and my first by the author. I enjoyed this little romance very much. It is a low angst, happy ending romance which I like. I could tell when I was listening that we were hearing about characters that starred in other books and I really enjoy that in a series. I look forward to reading the other books in the series and getting to know all the hot SHSers.

Nick Russo is always a great listen and this case he does not disappoint. It did take a minute to get used to the American accent for the narration and then an English accent when the characters speak. As always, Nick has a wide range of voices that allow you to identify each character as you listen.

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  • lani samayoa
  • 16-11-17

Kevin and Perry are sweet

Kevin works as a scaffolder and is in an industry he believes, that is very masculine and close minded. He hasn't allowed himself to truly express himself the way he wants. He meets Perry in an interesting way and the friendship and relationship that follows allows Kevin to become the person that he feels is true. Kevin and Perry work through their own issues and become stronger together. I look forward to reading/listening more from this author.

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  • Dixiecowgirl060
  • 14-11-17

Kevin and Perry are really kinda perfect together!

Kevin and Perry are really kinda perfect together! I loved how they met, was creative and fitted both of their personalities. Story is well-paced with lots of romantic moments and warm fuzzy feels.

Narration is great and i really enjoyed the audio book!

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  • ButtonsMom2003
  • 14-11-17

Great voice performance, I love the SHS series.

I read and reviewed this book back in January 2017 and jumped at the chance to listen to the audio version. I must admit that at first the narration bothered me a bit. The previous audio books in this series were done completely with a British accent. Rick Russo narrates this story in an American voice but then when the characters are speaking he switches to British voices. The more I listened the more I came to appreciate his style and really liked the audio performance.

Below is my original review of the story itself:

I'm thoroughly enjoying reading the stories about the SHS guys. I love how H J Perry has written stories that can be read as standalones, but when read in order weave a more complex storyline. I sincerely hope she continues writing more of these. I can see potential for branching out from the construction world into one that now includes the stores where Perry and Jamie work.

I've also come to enjoy reading these books because they have a slightly difference cadence to them from what I'm used to. I attribute that to Ms. Perry being British but I don't know for sure that's what it is. Whatever the case, I can't wait to read more.

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  • Lisa Guertin
  • 03-11-17

Fun, sweet romance

This was my first book by this author. I decided to try it because I knew the narrator does awesome work. I wasn't disappointed. The story itself is more of a sweet romance than steamy which makes for a nice change of pace.

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  • Stacy Thompson
  • 25-10-17

Great book & Narration

OMG.. The first scene into this book is Steamy!!! And then Nick starts speaking with an Accent!!!! OMG!! I did not expect that at all. This story is great in Audio!! I haven't actually read this book yet it's been sitting in my tbr list for a little while but I am sooo glad I checked out the audio version.. Really liked the entire thing, great story, great narration.