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- Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release Date:08-23-16
PI Drew Rodriguez is used to people depending on him. He’s the classic rock for his family. Responsible. Dependable. The classic rock would never succumb to the borderline sleazy temptation of friends with benefits, no matter how sexy that temptation is. Drew is looking for something enduring.
Despite Drew’s misgivings, it’s not long before they’ve got all the requisites for friends with benefits going. Friendly, good conversation? Check. Fun times in and out of bed? Check. Hot, electrolyte-sapping sex? Double check. Falling in love? Yeah. About that….
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Tams gives this one 4 Stars...
|"Great narration made an ok story fantastic."|
What made the experience of listening to So into You the most enjoyable?
The narration. Michael Stellman has a youthful, vibrancy to his voice that truly encapsulated the characters in this story.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
Aside from the narration I enjoyed following along as both Drew and Noah grew exponentially from where the story started to where it ended.
Have you listened to any of Michael Stellman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have and it was just as good. As I said above, his vocal tones really fit for younger characters and storylines. He doesn't do a ton of different voices per say, but he manages to change tone just enough to make it easy for the listener to know when there's a change in POV.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
So Into You is perfect.
Any additional comments?
I really enjoyed the push and pull between the two MC's and how there was a role reversal in a way toward the end. Both men have pasts that make it hard for them to trust in love or commitment. They also both share parental issues, though for different reasons. Noah was adopted, though he's reconnected with his birth mom. He just can't understand why she is happy with twin girls and getting ready to get married, and yet, she couldn't keep him. And then Drew has the day late, dollar short dad that's in and out of his, his brother and mother's lives more than he's in and out of prison. It was wonderful to sit back and listen as they grew closer, challenged each other and ultimately fell in love.
The story was slow and tedious in places, dialogue and inner monologues that drug on excessively. I thought that perhaps this book could have been an hour or three shorter, the story tightened up a bit, and this would have easily been a 5 star for me. Stellman's narration pulled my rating up though, it was fantastic. His voice itself is young and fresh, his tones generally full of life and energy, much like Noah. And though Drew is a bit older, wiser and jaded... Stellman really conveyed every facet of his personality and I loved that.
Definitely worth a listen especially if you read/listened to book 1 or are a fan of the narrator.
S.E. Harmon has had a lifelong love affair with writing. It’s been both wonderful and rocky (they've divorced several times), but they always manage to come back together. She's a native Floridian with a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Fine Arts, and now splits her days between voraciously reading romance novels and squirreling away someplace to write them. Her current beta reader is a nosy American Eskimo who begrudgingly accepts payment in the form of dog biscuits.
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