Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Good Boy
Author: Anne Tenino
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Series: Theta Alpha Gamma #4
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 1 Hour, 55 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Brad “Frat Boy” Feller and Sebastian “Toppy” DeWitt have been together for nine months, and their relationship is as hot as ever. The only cloud Brad sees on their horizon is Sebastian’s stress over his thesis. And their uncertain future together after graduation. And how Sebastian sometimes takes Brad for granted. And Sebastian’s unwillingness to introduce Brad to his father.
Other than that, everything’s awesome.
All of Sebastian’s energy is currently devoted to his thesis, and getting into a top-notch PhD program. Fortunately, his boyfriend takes care of all the domestic stuff and Sebastian’s needs. Any minor strain between them will disappear and they’ll return to the status quo after Sebastian graduates. As long as nothing upsets their delicate balance in the meantime.
Then a friend Brad once had a small fling with is forced to take refuge with them, and Frat Boy and Toppy’s delicate balance topples like an elephant on a waterski. Now Sebastian has to face some truths about how he’s been treating Brad, what he wants for their future, and what he has to do to get it.
Review – Book: This is absolutely a must read if you enjoyed book one: Frat boy and Toppy. (I almost missed this entire series because the names bothered me so much. Between the TAG theme and the silly names of the books… but I read them and loved them – so ignore the silliness and jump in!) Sebastian is super focused on school and he’s being a big jerk to Brad. Brad is just insecure enough to not know how to handle it and to think he, himself, is to blame. Fortunately, Brad is secure enough, however, to let it be known that he won’t be pushed around and ignored just because Sebastian’s an oblivious snob!
In second books, where the couple is already established, you know this is going to be about them “ironing things out”. So, brace yourself for our happy couple to get really unhappy for awhile. However, on the other side of this is that when they figure stuff out, they feel way more solid than they did originally.
Now, for me, the D/s thing – even in this “lite” form – isn’t really my cup of tea, however, the author does a great job of showing just why Brad craves it and how it can be something the couple shares that makes them stronger, for the use of it.
4.25 of 5 stars
Review – Audio: Gah – I just LOVE Nick. I say that every time, but it’s so true. He’s just so easy to listen to, adds just enough personality to make the characters feel “real” without feeling like he’s trying too hard. He understands the importance of pacing and voice quality and seems to really have a good sense of emotions. I think that if he’s narrating it, you should probably just buy it – he’ll make you like it – even if the story isn’t your favorite! Highly Recommended.
5 of 5 stars
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*