Audio Review: Chasing Seth by J.R. Lovelace

Reviewed by Susan65

20881669Title: Chasing Seth
Author: J.R.Loveless
Narrator: Jeff Gelder
Series: True Mates #1
Heroes: Seth Davies/Kasey Whitedove
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 7 Hours, 10 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 1, 2012
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Veterinarian Seth Davies comes to Senaka, Wyoming, looking for peace and anonymity, trying to escape his past. He’s always been a target for trouble and pain, and Seth has had more than his share of both. Kasey Whitedove takes one look at Seth and assumes the worst. No white man could love animals the way the mostly Cheyenne population expects, and Kasey makes Seth’s first days in Senaka more than unpleasant.

Then an accident puts Kasey in the uncomfortable position of eating crow–and helplessly desiring Seth–despite the danger of Kasey’s life as a werewolf and Seth’s stressful secrets. Chasing Seth down and keeping him safe from his past has just become Kasey’s most important job.

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Review – Book:  So, this story had been on my radar for a long time and I’d finally decided to go for it, via audio. It contained so many of my favorite things…Native Americans, alpha males, shifters, and angst. I liked it, a lot, but it drove me crazy at the same time. As a side note, I listened to this audio and went straight to the second book, Forgiving Thayne, before reviewing this one. For some reason…I liked book two so much better and wrote that review first…my preferences appear to go against popular opinion.

Seth is great and Kasey grew on me, but Kasey’s prejudices against whites and the “created” shifters, as opposed to born shifters, came off as really harsh at the beginning…which was fine, but it resolved almost instantly for Kasey and Seth…and that seemed unbelievable. I can’t perceive a lifetime of beliefs changing so fast, so easily. That just bugged me a little bit.

Review – Audio:

Jeff Gelder did a decent job of reading the story but he didn’t perform it. I liked his voice, it’s very smooth and soothing, but I didn’t feel any emotions or liveliness in it. I find that narrators come in two sizes: those who read the script and those who perform it. I have listened to so many audios where the performances were amazing and brought the story to life…this audio did not do that for me.

So basically, the story is good, the narration is decent, but I wasn’t wowed. However, I was intrigued enough by Thayne, Kasey’s brother, to move onto the next audio.

Overall Impression: I liked it.

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

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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Published in 2012, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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