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More than Friends Collection

Contemporary Gay Romance Set
Series: More than Friends, Book 1-3
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
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Summary

In book one, More Than Friends, Ryan is struggling to get over the break up from his long-term girlfriend. When he finally decides a fling might be exactly what he needs to move on, he expects to find it in a woman. But when he meets Drea's hot cousin, he feels an attraction that he's never felt before. But Drea's cousin is a guy... and Ryan isn't gay.

In book two, Drunk in Love, Ryan and Zach have been together for eight blissful months. Just as they are about to take their relationship to the next level, a visit with Zach's ex changes everything. They each make mistakes that could destroy everything they've built together.

In book three, Choosing Happy, Steve lives his life in a cycle of work, hookups, and regret. He's ruined every relationship he's been a part of and knows he's not cut out for love. The highlight of each day is seeing the hot college kid that walks by his waffle truck every evening. When Steve suspects abuse, he steps in and makes the situation even worse. He has to fix what he's screwed up, and maybe he can fix himself in the process.

©2015 Aria Grace (P)2016 Aria Grace

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Sweet and lovely Romance

The first two books are Ryan and Zach's story. In More Than Friends they meet and fall in love. This is a very sweet gentle romance where Ryan realises he is attracted to men and Zach in particular. With Drunk in Love they hit their rocky patch. The difficulty in their relationship is triggered by Steve, Zach ex. Steve is a selfish character.

Choosing Happy is Steve's story. We get an explanation of his actions and he becomes a more likeable character. This is my favourite story of the three. There is a lot more than the growing relationship between Steve and Joey, there is an element of suspense. Joey is in a bad situation with his master, Topher, and when he gets away Topher wants him back. This puts both of them in danger.

The first two stories are narrated by Douglas Dale. Unfortunately I don't think he does them justice. I don't think his narration lifted the stories or bring out the emotions, which was a shame. The third book narrated by Michael Ferriola, was so much better. He is very good at characterisation, giving each their distinct voice drawing you more into the story.

This audiobook was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Very enjoyable

I enjoyed listening to all three stories. The first two feature Ryan and Zach, and although I couldn't understand their agreement to the threesome, I enjoyed the angst that followed. The third story redeemed Steve in my eyes as he came didn't come across in a good light in book two.
Good narration by the two narrators.

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  • Misty
  • 01-09-16

Such a fantastic start to a series.

I happened to come across book 7 in this series first and I was immediately hooked. I had to go back and start where it all began.

From what the author has said, these are her first books but you can't hardly tell. Book 1 was slightly different than the other 2 and not quite as deep but that's only being nit picky because it was great and 5 star for me.

The deep, emotional and angsty trials that a man must face when being gay out in the world... Aria Grace really does these characters justice. I felt their pain and the new, exciting love as they build relationships. Let's not even talk about how incredibly hot and steamy they are, because Aria can write that scene and make anyone's temperature rise.

The first narrator, Douglas Dale, I wasn't crazy about. I felt like he was reading a book. Not reading the story of his life. With Michael Ferriola, it was the opposite. I really felt like it was his story that he was telling.

I seriously can't wait to continue on with this series, I am binge listening to all of them. I was able to purchase on Amazon for cheap and add audible narration for cheaper than what the books were on Audible directly. Check that method before purchasing through Audible but absolutely purchase them. They are worth it.

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  • Catherine A Casey
  • 05-10-16

Awesome story

I like that I got to listen to more than one part of the story and how the three story mix very well together, super love stories of friends and ex-lovers. A must read and listen too!!🆒😁

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  • Michelle
  • 17-01-20

Feel like I just listened to a rough draft

Don’t waste a credit , or your time. I stuck it out after the extremely disappointing end of book 2 and listened to 3 - but holy lord was there a time limit for finishing ? Did she only have so many words left on her memory drive ?
They all had so much potential but the dialog just jumps so quickly and there are themes/plot points that truly truly need more development ESPECIALLY when she spends. A lot of effort and details on certain sections.
Prefect example - we get an entire chapter about how devastated Ryan is after Zach breaks up with him - but their reunion is half a page and *poof* book over . WTH

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  • Claudia CG Lezar
  • 24-11-19

as good as the ebook

The story is always 4 or 5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook.

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, 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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  • Just Browsing
  • 02-06-19

Narration was fantastic

I had read book 1 awhile ago and skipped book 2 (I'm not big on angst) but opted to listen to 1-3 and was not disappointed. Both the stories and the narration was awesome.

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  • Trio
  • 12-04-19

Great Start to This Series

Book 1 is a nice set up for the 2nd book in the series.

It took a bit for me to get into Douglas Dale's narration but he won me over with his performance in Drunk in Love.

Book 2:
What a story! Dang, this is what makes me a fan of Aria Grace.

Drunk in Love pulls at every heartstring I've got. The connection the two mc's make... and what happens to them? Ah, the feels!

I enjoyed this one on audio and Douglas Dale is wonderful! As I was sniffling my way through the isles of the grocery store 🤨... Curse you and your amazing ability to hit me where it counts Aria Grace!

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Whoa the buildup to this one was pretty spectacular! Great story and Michael Ferraiuolo is fantastic (as always).

On to the next one...

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  • Marie
  • 07-11-18

Bought the book and audible version

The narrator does a nice job with an engaging series of stories. I'm very pleased.

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  • Michael
  • 16-01-17

Really Good Series

This was a really good series. At first I was disappointed when I realized the third book had nothing to do with Zach and Ryan, but really got into the drama of Joey's (Little Ducks) horrible situation and was extremely relieved with the ending.

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  • Lora J.
  • 30-09-16

Good Story

Would you consider the audio edition of More than Friends Collection to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the print version, but I enjoyed listening to the story. I felt like the story was a little over the top, but good overall.

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  • H. Martin
  • 01-05-16

Well Done!

The narrator for this story was wonderful! His voice was so easy to listen to! This is my first experience with an Aria Grace book and definitely won't be the last!