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A secret desire

By day, Finn builds houses on the coastline of Maine. After hours, Finn dreams of the hot older guy who walks his chocolate lab on Goose Rocks Beach. The man of his dreams ticks all his boxes. Salt and pepper hair. Strong jawline. Blue eyes.

His dream man is perfect fantasy material. As for actually speaking to him?

As if. Their paths won’t ever cross, and the guy is probably straight.

A new chapter

Recently-divorced Joel is finally living as a gay man, but he’s not sure he’s ready to jump into a relationship. That doesn’t stop him from noticing his new contractor’s muscular build, hewn from hard, physical work, or his storm-colored eyes. Or the way he wears his tool belt slung low on his hips. The icing on the cake? There’s more to Finn than good looks. Maybe he’s the perfect guy to share long walks on the beach and warm nights in front of a fire.

But it’s been 20 years since Joel was with a man. While he’s not forgotten how to flirt, he’s nervous about making a move.

Especially with Finn.

©2021 K.C. Wells (P)2021 K.C. Wells

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OK

I didnt like the narrator, personally I thought he made the book sound really boring. There wasn't much of a story to it but there was a lot of sex if that's what your interested in

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Great Romance, Wonderful Performance by J. Solo!

Even better the second time around! I loved this story, and listening to it performed by the marvelous John Solo is such a treat. Mr. Solo doesn't miss a chance to take advantage of KC Wells' fantastic sense of humor, and Finn's Fantasy is truly laugh-out-loud funny. (Plus, as a bonus, the first chapter of Ben's Boss is included at the end of the audiobook.)

K.C. Wells kicks off her Maine Men series with Finn’s Fantasy. Following a group of high school friends, the buddies appear in each other’s novels, and I’m looking forward to getting each of their stories.

I love a May/December romance, and Joel and Finn are exquisite! Joel is recently divorced, and K.C. Wells has devised a wonderful backstory for him. Parting amicably from his ex-wife, both she and their children play a role in the story. It’s lovely to see him dipping his toe into the welcoming bisexual waters of the 2020’s.

Finn is adorable. Plus he’s so uninhibited in the bedroom, it draws the best reactions from Joel and the two of them are smoking hot! We all know K.C. Wells writes gorgeous erotica, and this is some of her best.

The story is filled with supportive friends and family, stunningly sensual sex scenes, and all the best kinds of feels. Bring on Maine Men #2!

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Great start to a new series

Finns fantasy is a light sexy book, minimum anx and just sexy enough that I didn’t turn red while listening in the car.

I loved the characters Joel and Finn, I won’t go into too much detail. But you get to know and understand both characters, you get to see there relationship evolve together and with others around them. Talking of
Side characters I love the dynamics of Joel’s family and Finns Friends. The real reactions and not the usual over dramatic stuff or the everything is fabulous ones.

As always John Solo has given a great performance. I think he is actually one of three whose female narration doesn’t sound like nails on chalk board.

I’ve tried not to give anything away because I really like this book and I want everyone else to find the hidden gem it is too.

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as good as the audiobook

The story is always 4-5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook. I can't listen to an audiobook without knowing the book, that's not possible for me.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, I’m over the half, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening.
it's like a B

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A wonderful feel-good read, full of the warm and

I was gifted the audio file direct from the author.

John Solo narrates.

For the most part, I did enjoy the narration. Solo is a firm favourite of mine, but something about this narration didn’t quite work for me. I can’t pinpoint what, and ya’ll know how much that frustrates me!

The voices are clear, and distinctive, so it’s not that. Solo has a deep “reading” voice, and I had no problems with dipping or loss of sound.

He gets over all the emotions of Finn and Joel well enough, and you really feel them, you know.

It’s a GOOD narration, but for me, not a great one. I can’t say any more than that! Will I continue to listen to this series? Probably not. I will READ it though.

3 stars for the narration


Independent reviewer for Gay Romance Reviews, I was gifted my copy of this book.

Finn watches the man walking his dog on the beach while he works. The older man gives him plenty to dream about. Finn never expected that Joel was having a similar reaction to him. But Joel is only recently living out as a gay man, and hasn’t been with a man in 20 years. Can they make it work?

This book is a delight, it really is. I loved Finn, and Joel and them together. I loved the slow and steady approach they have, taking time to see how things go. Letting Joel set the pace, since it’s been so long for him.

While a sexy read, I didn’t think it very explicit, but I liked that. It’s one of the tamer books by Wells, and I really enjoyed reading it.

I loved the way Joel’s wife was with him. That kind of relationship is hard won, and both of them want to keep each other in their lives, and the love they have for each other jumps off the page. It could have been so different, indeed IS different for so many, but Joel’s wife is a treasure, she really is.

It’s a easy read with very little angst. Only real angst comes when Joel’s 18 year old son catches them in a compromising position, and Joel hadn’t told his kids yet. While that scene could have gone very badly, how Joel deals with it show how much he loves his son. Said son could ALSO have reacted VERY VERY badly, but reading what Joel wrote about himself helps him to understand why his dad is only now coming out.

This is the first in the Maine Men series, and we meet all the guys here. They are a great bunch and I look forward to reading all the other stories as they come along. Some hints here, but not sure I’ve put the clues together correctly. Ben is next, we know that much.

A wonderful feel-good read, full of the warm and fuzzies.

4 great stars

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No Fantasy For Me

DNF, I'm sorry but I just couldn't finish this story. There just wasn't enough emphasis regarding the MC's, The first half of the story seemed to put Joel's family in the forefront and it took away from me being able to connect with the two main characters, which the story should have been focused on. I wouldn't have minded if some family stuff was sprinkled here and there but it was too much for me. When it did finally start to be more about the MC's (which was past the halfway point) it was too late for me, I lost interest. I have enjoyed Miss Wells' stories in the past but this one missed the mark in my personal opinion.

The narrator John Solo as always did an amazing job, the story itself was the problem for me.

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Can a man find love at this age?

Recently divorced and living as a gay man for the first time, his ex-wife knows, but he hasn't had the nerve to tell his kids. They are already blaming him for the divorce.

Joel rents a house near the beach, a run down tiny place, but he's happy. Having bought himself a dog to keep him company and to make sure he gets out of the house daily, he starts walking along the beach each day,

Finn, a local builder, notices this fine man walking his dog daily, hot older guy, probably 20 years his senior, but he's the perfect man in Finn's eyes, just too perfect for Finn to stop him and chat.

Joel notices Finn, but it's been over 20 years since he chatted or flirted with a guy.

A well-written book about men, love and second chances in life: I speeded up the narrator to 1.35. but this is normal for me, and I find most people read too slow for me.


Finn's Fantasy
Maine Men, Book One
By: K.C. Wells
Narrated by: John Solo
Series: Maine Men, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins


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A great start to a new series!

I’m a huge fan of KC Wells writing and John Solo’s audio performances. The two of them have collaborated on several books and I have loved them all. I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning listening to Finn’s Fantasy because I just couldn’t consider going to sleep without finishing it. Thank goodness I no longer have to get up early to go to work. 😊

I loved Joel and really felt for him that he lived for 20 years married to a woman when what he really wanted was a man. Coming out just wasn’t acceptable when he was young. I liked that he and his ex-wife are still friends. Unfortunately, one of his kids isn’t OK with the divorce and he doesn’t even know yet that his dad is gay.

Finn has been watching Joel walk his dog everyday and has become infatuated with him. He figures there is no way that Joel is gay but then Joel hires him to build a deck on his newly purchased house… That begins a great relationship.

I loved the group of Finn’s friends and can’t wait for more books in this series.

This story really got all of my emotions involved. John Solo’s voice was perfect for this book and he remains securely on my list of favorite audiobook performers.

A complimentary copy of this audiobook was provided to me at my request but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author and/or narrator.

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A Wonderfully Delightful Story & Narration🎧

K.C. Wells pens another wonderfully delightful romance novel, I have become a huge fan of her work and her writing style. She creates realistic characters and storylines that are easy to relate to and connect with. This story grabbed my attention right from the start and captivated it for the entire book. I adored the two lead characters, Joel and Finn, Joel is in his early 40’s after living a life that was expected of him he is starting to live the life he really wanted. His ex-wife is on board with it he just hopes he can get his children to understand, his eldest is still upset about the divorce. Joel moved to a cottage near Goose Rocks Beach for a fresh start, i is just him and his dog. Finn is a construction work and carpenter, he has a thing for older men and Joel catches his eye while walking with his dog, he is just the type of man he fantasizes about. I loved how everything played out in this book, the story is beautifully plotted with the perfect balance of drama, angst, some laughs and lighthearted moments, heartfelt and emotional ones too, all leading to a wonderful romance. Finn’s circle of friends were awesome, I loved the camaraderie amongst them and how easily they let Joel in to their circle. K.C. Wells thank you for another amazing story, I loved every minute of it and am looking forward to what comes next in this awesome series.

🎧📚🎧 And for the wonderful narration, John Solo is an amazing narrator and a versatile voice artist. He brings these characters to life, giving each their own voice making it easy to follow along and tell who is who. HIs portrayal of each character is spot on, he grasps each character’s persona, plays the role with perfection sounding believable and just as I picture them to sound. He sets the perfect tone for the story, captures all the character’s emotions and projects them into his performance. He is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another awesome listen🎧

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  • Nutmeg
  • 17-04-21

Sweet, but a little too slow

The pacing didn’t really work for me. There was a lot about Finn’s friends, but none of them really stood out. I did really appreciate that there were multiple strong and supportive female characters. Joel’s family felt more fleshed out than Finn’s friend group.

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  • Cherdene
  • 11-04-21

Fantasies can become real.

Finn’s Fantasy
By K.C Wells
Narrated by John Solo
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I can’t say enough about this book, it was sooooo good. ♥

Thank you K.C. Well, well written words, looking forward to the next installment.
Thank you very much John Solo for giving K.C’s characters a voice, excellent work.

This book is a feel-good romance with an HEA, angst, age-gap, a few laughs, siblings that don’t know when to butt out (but they have your best interest at heart), angry kid, an adorable dog that loves giving and receiving attend and affection. Friends I wished I had. Let’s not forget the sexy scenes. ‘Did someone say HOT’

Joel lived his life for 20 years as a marry man with Keri and their two kids. He was devoted to them while keeping his true self hidden away. Like most men growing up in the 70s, they were taught that being a man means getting a good job, marry and have kids , and that is what he did.

Finn is a 25 year old contractor whose nightly fantasies consist of a salt and pepper hunk of a man who walks his dog on the beach near Kings Highway (Every time I head Kings Hwy, I’m thinking it’s the street where I live, only thing is, I don’t live near a beach. Such coincidence 😊). Finn has the tendency to fall hard for a guy, so this time around he is skeptical of taking that next step.

These characters, Joel and Finn gives me a warm happy feeling when they are together, they just fit together like two peas in a pod.
The sexy times was so good I almost forgot that it was John Solo doing the narration.
At one point I stopped and asked myself, “Who’s narrating this book, they are good.”
These two characters like they became ‘Horn Dogs’ after getting together. It's like they are having sex every day... I guess they were making up for lost time.

OMG, Nate is such a whinny twat. I really thought he was going to tell his father he was gay. Then again no child likes to see their parents get divorce, especially not knowing why. But he could at lease give them time to explain. Or until Joel pulled his mouth out of his ass.
Life changing circumstances, like family dynamic/divorce are never easy for anyone or their families.

The secondary characters were very entertaining as well.
Joel’s sister Meghan, putting tuna on the tree so her cat can stay up there long enough for him to fake rescue the cat, and pretending to hurt her foot... genius. 😊😊😊😊 Lynn, Meghan’s partner in the bedroom laughing her ass off.
A little bit about Finn’s friends.
Seb – who needs a Daddy, and he’s also the prankster of the group.
Dylan – not gay or maybe. He’s the curious one of the group, asks a lot of questions about same sex relationships and their dynamic …
Ben – the youngest of the 8 friends.
Levi – the quiet and reserve one, Grammy’s grandson. There is a story there and I can’t wait to find out.
Erin – I’m still trying to figure him out.
Noah – the only one in the group who wears glasses, is he the confident, take charge nerd, the dominant one in a relationship?
Shawn (Sean) – helps takes care of his father who has dementia.

I think I have a good idea who will end up with who if K.C. decides to do a series of six books, the only two of the group I’m not sure about are Dylan and Erin, but I guess K.C. will give us more hits of these two characters in Book two of the Maine Men Series.

Highly recommended read/listen

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  • JMFang
  • 19-05-21

A Great Start to a New Series

Great story, wonderful characters, beautiful setting. The narration was fantastic. What more can I say?! I've already listened to it 3 times as well as having read the book first. K.C. Wells writes so many different genres, but I would have to say the low angst, slow burn like this story is my favourite one to read and enjoy. John Solo's narration is so enjoyable to listen to.

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  • Samantha Cato
  • 14-05-21

Beautiful

LOVED this new one from KC Wells! It was a breathtaking story with fantastic characters and a beautiful setting! Loved this one from start to finish. I cannot wait to read the next one!! John Solo did a super nice job narrating.

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  • Rivah
  • 05-05-21

Waiting for More

Great story and easy listen. It held me all the way through. I loved it

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  • Erica Fisher
  • 28-04-21

For the love of a man and his dog.

I really enjoyed this book. John Solo was a wonderful narrator with the range of characters in this story. If you like slow burn this is a wonderful book built on friendship, and worked their way to a relationship neither had expected with an adorable dog mixed in. K.C.'s world of Maine's coast and the weather I got the chills feeling the wind and rain. I am excited for this new series and the group of men finding their way.

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  • hussfan
  • 27-04-21

Sweet Story, Good Narration

This was very sweet and light story, no conflicts and no angst. It is a good book to listen in between dark and intense stories to give your heart a break. I found the first part a bit too long, but story picked up speed when Finn met his fantasy man. Narrator did a good job and brought to life all the characters. Overall this was a pleasant listening experience.

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  • Lisa L Teetz
  • 25-04-21

Nice Start to a New Series!

This was a really great start to a new series! This started out very slow but being the first book in a long series we needed time to get to know Finn and all of his friends. We also got a nice, detailed look into Joel, his ex-wife Carrie, and his two children. I enjoyed learning about Joel and his family and Finn and his friends. The character development was strong and the friendship between Joel and Finn was a very slow burn that felt genuine and realistic.
The family dynamics were also very well done. Joel's family was a huge part of the story and I enjoyed the dynamic between them all as they dealt with the recent divorce and Joel coming out.
Joel and Finn's move from friends to lovers was really sweet and really romantic with a nice level of heat when they finally gave into their feelings. There were a lot of swoony moments that I enjoyed, but it took a while for them to get there.
I am glad I listened to this as John Solo really brought something to this story. He is so good at bringing out the feelings and emotions in his narrations and he was really great here.
I am looking forward to read more about these Maine Men!


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  • Karen
  • 18-04-21

Beautiful love story, brilliantly narrated!

A low-angst, heartwarming age gap romance with wonderful MC’s. Finn is a kind, hardworking young man with a great group of friends who I’d love to read more about in future stories. I loved Finn for Joel. And vice-versa, of course. Joel is the kind of character that makes your heart ache for him. He’s spent his entire life hiding who he truly is and is now finally trying to be true to himself and find happiness. I love how much he cares for his children and with how much joy he throws himself into his relationship with Finn. His conversations with his kids came across as very thoughtful and genuine, especially with regards to his (amicable) divorce and his kids’ mixed reactions to his coming out. I loved that his family is so important to him. The secondary characters are amazing, supportive, and funny. Carrie and Megan were awesome! All in all, a romantic read with well-rounded MC’s and a great storyline.

Narration: John Solo is a such a talented narrator! I loved his performance of Finn's Fantasy. He has such a pleasant, warm timbre to his voice and is great at pacing a story and bringing the characters to life, their personalities and emotions both. I loved the voices he did for Finn and Joel, and the way he made them sound so real and genuine.

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  • JKS
  • 18-04-21

Very Enjoyable!

Finn's Fantasy is Book 1 in the Maine Men series. This is a wonderful start to a new series. Finn is a carpenter who happens to see a gorgeous man walking his dog. Joel is recently divorced and finally able to live his true self, though he's a bit afraid and afraid to tell his 2 children the real reason for their divorce. I love how supportive Joel's ex wife is and that they're able to remain friends. When Joel needs a new deck and Finn is the man he calls, Finn becomes so much more to Joel and his family. I really enjoyed this sweet age gap story and I can't wait for more. Definitely recommend.
Narrator John Solo does a fabulous job. I love the way he puts so much emotion into bringing this book to life.