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  • The Young Americans Series, Book 3
  • By: TL Bradford
  • Narrated by: Corey H. Bennson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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StrangeLove

By: TL Bradford
Narrated by: Corey H. Bennson
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Summary

Archer:

The year began great for me.

Became the starting quarterback for an NFL team—check.
Secured a multi-million-dollar contract—check.
Moved to LA and lived the glamorous life—check.

What could possibly cause me any issues?
Oh yeah, one more thing. I'm gay.

I was outed a couple of years ago to my former team and my family, but it hasn't been made public knowledge yet. Well, that is, until now. I'll be known as the first LGBTQ+ active player in the league's history. And if I stick to the conditions of my contract, it won't be a problem. The thing is, I'm not really a guy known for playing by the rules.

Most people think of my personality as the three B's: bold, brash, and blunt. My mouth has gotten me into more predicaments than I can count. Even my best friends have told me I'm stubborn as a mule and have the delicacy of a bull in a china shop. This presents a big problem for me, because I have my eyes set on winning over the guy who stole my heart years ago, only he doesn't know it yet.

Getting his attention is going to be challenging. It's a good thing I'm tenacious.
Unfortunately, it's not great timing, and could get me into a whole mess of trouble.
Why does falling for a guy need to be anyone's business but mine?

Kai:

The past couple of years were a whirlwind of activity. My career took off after my guest shot appearance in Americana. I appeared in a few indie features and finally got a shot at my first major motion picture release. The work came as a great distraction from my personal life, which took a further nosedive after I found out the guy I was falling for had already fallen for someone else.

Why should I be surprised? He was another in a string of failed relationship attempts. I swore I wouldn't get involved with anyone else, choosing to stay focused on my career instead. That is, until the force of nature known as Archer McMillan came storming into my life.

To be the pursued instead of the pursuer was not in the cards. To top it off, he's everything I'm not. Yet, there's something to be said for a guy who can make you laugh when it's the last thing you want to be doing. I'll admit he's got a playful and determined spirit. Archer also has one of the biggest hearts of anyone I've ever known. Not the mention the cute way he…Hold on. What am I doing? We cannot be a thing. Nope. Not gonna happen. Ever. Right?

Follow Kai and Archer as they cross the lines as friends and partners-in-crime to discovering a love beyond boundaries that needs no definition.

StrangeLove is a funny, heartwarming, slow-burn love story. It contains a cast of fully developed characters that encounter romance, laughter, and life lessons. It contains adult language, mature themes, and is best enjoyed by those over the age of 18. It can be listened to as a standalone, but if you would like to know the backstories of some characters, check out the prior books in the series.

©2022 Tia L. Bradford (P)2023 Tia L. Bradford

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New to me author and narrator

Young American is about right.

The characters in this book are very young, even if they are in their mid to late 20s/early 30s. They behave more like teens. That aside, the love story between Kai and Archer is a long slow burn. I believe that you need to be about 8 hours into the audio.

The book is extremely slow in parts, to the point that I could skip an hour and still catch up with the story.

TL Bradford is a new author to me. Although I enjoyed the audio in the end, it was a very long book that didn't hold my attention throughout. I'm not sure I enjoyed it enough to listen to another 14 hours to find out what happens.

New to me, narrator Cory H Bennson did a good job, although, as usual, I sped up to 1.20 on audible.

StrangeLove
The Young Americans Series, Book 3
By: TL Bradford
Narrated by: Corey H. Bennson
Series: The Young Americans Series, Book 3
Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins

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I received this audiobook for free from GRR at my request. My review is my opinion and an honest review - neither the author nor GRR influenced my opinion.

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Complicated Love

StrangeLove is the third book in The Young Americans series. It can be read as a standalone, but it does follow closely from the events that occurred in books one and two. The first two books focused on another couple, Josh and Noah, and the main characters in this book were side characters in those two books. This book has a happy for now ending, but the overall plot has not been completely resolved. The two main characters, Archer and Kai, are together so there is a lot of romance and steamy moments. Unlike the first two books, I didn’t think this book was as angsty or as much of an emotional rollercoaster, which I really appreciated. There was still angst and drama, but it didn’t feel overdone. I really liked how Archer’s character really showed some personal growth and development without changing into a completely different person. He still had all the wonderful qualities that I fell in love with him for, but he did start to show a more mature side. I feel like we are still getting to know Kai – this book hinted that there was a lot of issues Kai was keeping hidden – and I suspect the next book in the series is where we will see Kai’s own growth.

The audiobook was narrated by Corey H. Benson and he did a pretty good job. I was impressed with how he kept so many character voices distinct and different from each other. The audiobook production was nicely done.

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3.5 Stars, good beginning to this two part romance

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So, StrangeLove had some things I really liked and others I didn't like so much. I found the paying a bit odd for me, sometimes I felt the story was dragging and other times it was full steam ahead. It is a long audiobook, at over 14 hours, I'm not sure if it would have been better to read it myself, the narrator did an ok job but there were many times I didn't know who was talking as they all started to sound the same.

There were a lot of themes that the author has tried to put into this story, racism, homophobia, bi-racial relationships, the plight of coloured people, and more sometimes I felt like it was all a bit too much.

I liked Archer a lot, and Kai, well I liked him some of the time and others I didn't like the way he treated Archer.

As for their friends, they came across as a lot younger than they were and I can't say I was a fan of any of them, though Josh and Noah were the best of the bunch and the guy (whose name escapes me) who was crashing with Kai grew on me by the end of the book.

I really liked the romance and the growth of the relationship between Archer and Kai and I really hope things work out between them, there is another book coming that I will need to read to see how their relationship turns out.

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Interesting

Another great story by TL Bradford. Enjoyed getting to know Kai and Archer and follow their story. Corey H Bennson did a good job with the narration.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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HFN---

I enjoyed the book. I didn't feel like I was missing much by not reading/listening to the first 2 books however I didn't realize it was a duet with a hfn for book 1. I don't feel compelled to continue their story asap but I would continue the story and go back for the 1st two books.

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Continuation of a series

I’ll start with Corey H. Bennson – I thought he did a great job with the narration of the story and made it enjoyable. The story had moments of depth along with moments of levity. I really wanted Kai and Archer to succeed. The story ends with an HFN and I’ll be interested to read the HEA.

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Kai and Archer

This is the 3rd book in the Young American series. We catch up with Archer an NFL Quqrterback who has been moved to LA and Kai an Actor who teaches dance moves to help Archer. This book is funny and slowly love blossoms. Great to catch up with Noah and Josh who have just came back from their Honeymoon.

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