Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Born Again Sinner
Author: Daryl Banner
Narrators: Chris Chambers and Sean Crisden
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 10 Hours, 2 Minutes
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Release Date: December 12, 2018
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: “Cody Davis is gonna make a sinner out of me.”
Yes, I know exactly who he is. The wounded soldier at the end of Willow Street. Intimidating. Devastatingly handsome. Muscular body chiseled from stone. Deep dark eyes that dare you to come near. Attitude for days. And I just became his caregiver.
Everyone warned me to stay away from him – including my father, the respected minister of our small town of Spruce. But clearly, I’m too stubborn to heed good advice, especially when Cody Davis is as frustratingly attractive – and persistent – as they come.
As the preacher’s son, I have strict morals I must live by. But each day spent with that aggravating hunk makes me question them. My safe and fragile world is turning upside down, and I’m not sure I have the strength to stop it.
And even worse: I’m not sure I want to. Temptation this bad never looked so good. This soldier is gonna make a sinner out of me.
Review: I think I picked this audio up because of the narrators. Sean Crisden is a fan favorite and I rarely pass his audiobooks up, but Chris Chambers is new to me and I LOVED his voice. That soft southern twang just about melted me. I am not normally affected by anything remotely southern, but his impersonation and performance of Trey was so soothing that I kinda want to meet him in person so I can let that honey voice just sink into my soul. Okay, enough fan girling.
Cody is suffering from PTSD from his time on the battlefield and missing his team. Trey is the man hired to assist him at home, even though Cody goes to extremes to keep him out. Cody was simply awful at first, but you understood why, and fortunately, Trey didn’t scare easy. These two, once Cody got over wanting him gone, and instead simply wanted him, were fantastic. They were so good together and you just knew that the stars aligned because they completed the other.
Chris Chambers’ performance of Trey left me smiling, even when he struggled with his religion and his pastor father. But, Trey is not a pushover. He is respectful to his father but doesn’t allow him to get away with being a hypocrite. I loved that part. Sean Crisden displayed his typical expertise in performing Cody. Even though his voice reminds me of so many other characters he has performed in the past, he still allows the reader to remain in the moment in the current story. Truthfully, I am unsure if it was the story or narration, but whatever it was, this worked for me and I recommend this audio to everyone.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*