Reviewed by Morgan
Author: Chris Scully
Narrator: Jeff Gelder
Series: Inseparable #1
Heroes: Joe Massone/Adam
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: Book – 68 Pages / Audio – 1 Hour, 54 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Book – December 1, 2012 / Audio – November 5, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: After a car accident, Adam wakes up in a hospital room with no memory and a man named Joe, who acts like his boyfriend. So when Joe says Adam is straight – and Joe’s not – and they’re just best friends and roommates, Adam is more than a little confused. But as Adam starts to fill in the gaps, the one thing that becomes apparent is that Joe is the missing piece that can’t be replaced.
Review – Book: This is a very short, very cute, GFY with amnesia! Adam wakes up not knowing who he is and everything about his relationship with Joe screams of something more than friends. He can’t help but see the longing in Joe’s eyes, and though he claims they are only friends, with his amnestic mind, he wonders: why?
As the memories begin to return, Adam remembers that it is Joe’s desire to leave their roommate situation that propelled him into the street, blinded by emotion, and into harms way. He realizes he doesn’t want to ever be apart from Joe and that he has probably been lying to himself for years about his true feelings.
Luckily, the couple has been granted a second chance to get things right, and with a new set of priorities, Adam convinces Joe to give a romantic relationship a try.
I love the GFY story line. Add in amnesia, and I was hooked! Chris Scully is a new author for me, but she did a great job of telling a great story in a few pages. We move quickly through the amnesia part and begin to deal with the much tougher relationship changing stuff.
I was very glad to see there was a sequel, and I highly recommend reading it as well, because it takes off where this ends, giving our couple their first explorations into gay sex.
I highly recommend this short story and give it 4.5 of 5 stars.
Review – Audio: Jeff Gelder is a recurrent narrator for this genre, and he does a nice job. I was disappointed that the many Italians in this story did not have much of an accent. I thought that would have added a nice touch.
The story is still good, and he does a nice job of fading into the background, yet giving each voice enough distinction that we know who is speaking.
I give the narration a 3.5 of 5 stars.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*