Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Boyfriend Makeover by River Jaymes (audiobook)


Title:  The Boyfriend Makeover
Author: River Jaymes
My Rating: B
Narrator: Marc Bachmann

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: The Boyfriend Chronicles #3
Main Characters: Noah and Ky
Release Date: April 2017 (audiobook)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
12 hrs 28 mins

Noah Tanner loves life and the gay men who live it. Bisexuals rock too. Questioning? Even better. Random hot encounters are almost as regular as his nightly cocktail, but it’s his friends and his calling that feed his soul. He’s spent years raising money for San Francisco’s homeless in honor of the boyfriend who died. His most important objective? Ensuring the success of his upcoming, upscale charity event. He’s closing in on his goal, but the deliciously scruffy, oh-so-sexy Bachelor Bid contestant, Dr. Kyland Davis, is proving far too distracting.

Former Texan and no-nonsense surgeon Ky Davis prefers his beat-up Stetson boots to polished dress shoes. But after a difficult year for his sister, he’ll do anything to see her smile again, even participate in the fundraiser she’s coordinating. He’s sacrificed a lot to help raise his siblings—including keeping his sexual orientation a secret. Unfortunately, the accompanying makeover by Noah Tanner might be his undoing…
 
My Review:
Overall: 3.75
Performance: 4.0
Story: 3.5

This is going to be a quick review. I'll admit to being a little let down by this story. It was good...just not riveting. But I absolutely do not regret spending the time reading/listening to it.

The book is about Noah, a slightly flaming gay guy who's wracked with guilt over his partner's death. He's obviously gay and the party guy in this group of friends, but that happy exterior is hiding some dark secrets. The other half of this duo is Ky, a good old boy surgeon from Texas who's very much in the closet. He doesn't know what to do with Noah. 

The two had good chemistry. It was just at times the story kind of dragged with the same mental debates over and over again. I think a few thousand words could have been cut and this book would have been stronger for it...because it was good. The story just didn't move fast enough...for my liking.

My two cents. It was good enough and definitely if you're a fan of the series, you will want to read Noah's story. There were moments that I really enjoyed and definite highlights. I loved the scenes at the ranch when finally things began to move forward.


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