Audio Review: Frog by Mary Calmes

Reviewed by Morgan

5Title: Frog
Author: Mary Calmes
Narrator: K.C. Kelly
Heroes: Weber Yates/Cyrus Benning
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: Book – 178 Pages / Audio – 5 Hours, 23 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Book – April 25, 2012 / Audio – September 16, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Weber Yates’s dreams of stardom are about to be reduced to a ranch hand’s job in Texas, and his one relationship is with a guy so far out of his league he might as well be on the moon. Or at least in San Francisco, where Weber stops to see him one last time before settling down to the humble, lonely life he figures a frog like him has coming.

Cyrus Benning is a successful neurosurgeon, so details are never lost on him. He spotted the prince in a broken-down bull rider’s clothing from day one. But watching Weber walk out on him keeps getting harder, and he’s not sure how much more his heart can take. Now Cyrus has one last chance to prove to Weber that it’s not Weber’s job that makes him Cyrus’s perfect man, it’s Weber himself. With the help of his sister’s newly broken family, he’s ready to show Weber that the home the man’s been searching for has always been right there, with him. Cyrus might have laid down an ultimatum once, but now it’s turned into a vow—he’s never going to let Weber out of his life again.


Review – Book: Weber is a cowboy and a bull rider. He’s working at a “dude ranch” in between rodeos when he meets Cyrus, a surgeon, and the two have instant chemistry. (Read: super hot sex!) Over the years, they manage to meet up several times and have lots of hot sex, but Weber is not a man to settle down in a city like San Francisco, where Cyrus practices, so a relationship between them seems doomed. Until…

Weber has finally decided to quit the rodeo circuit, has given up on his bull riding dream, and is looking for a permanent job up in Alaska. On his way there, he stops off to see Cyrus, even though the last time they met, they fought over Weber’s resistance to making their relationship a permanent one. Fortunately, Cy has not only forgiven him, but is grateful that Web is meeting him again.

Cy does his absolute best to convince Web that what they have is worth fighting for and that being a man is more than just a job description. When Cy’s sister needs help with her kids, Web steps in as a nanny of all things, and things just seem to fall into place.

What we are left with is an amazingly beautiful, sometimes gritty, heart rending story full of hope and honor and most of all – love.

Both men are over forty, which I adore. It’s so rare to see a story about older men, and this one stands out among one of the best. The sex/chemistry between them is also scorching, but most of what stays with you, when you read Frog, is the love and the tenderness the two men share.

I absolutely love this story and read it again and again, highly recommending it to any who haven’t yet fallen under it’s spell.

5 of 5 stars

Review – Audio: I had such, such high expectations for this book. When you love a book as much as I loved this one – the wrong narrator can absolutely ruin it and make the experience torturous.  Fortunately, K.C. Kelly is BRILLIANT, and he did an absolutely amazing job. His rich, vaguely southern cadence as he slowly drawls out the words spoken by Web were perfect. His fast paced, sometimes frenetic version of Cy was equally spot on. His narration feels intimate, and he draws the reader into the story along with the characters.

Mary Calmes said she specifically requested K.C. for this narration, and she chose very, very well! I have enjoyed his work previously and will definitely look for his work in the future, he did an excellent job.

5 of 5 stars.

Overall Impression: It was amazing!

*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*

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