Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Unwritten Law
Author: Eden Finley
Narrators: Antony Ferguson & Joel Leslie
Series: Steele Brothers #1
Heroes: Law & Reed
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Release Date: December 18, 2018
Available at: Amazon & Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Being an identical twin doesn’t come without issues.
No one can tell us apart, not even our parents sometimes. We don’t usually use that to our advantage, but it comes in handy when my brother needs help breaking up with his boyfriends—which happens more than I’d care to admit. I know it’s enabling him, but I can’t say no to Anders. I will do anything for my twin. The breakups always go the same; they’re swift and simple.
He’s everything I’ve fantasised about but never allowed myself to have. When I give in to temptation and begin to freak out, it’s not because he’s a guy. It’s because he thinks I’m my brother, and I can’t bring myself to tell him the truth.
**Unwritten Law is a 52,000 word stand alone with a HFN/HEA guarantee and no cliffhanger. It contains a mistaken identity trope. Please check trigger warnings in the front matter.**
I love twin stories and I love dual narrators, but something was a little off in the audio for me. The story was pretty decent, I truly loved both Law and Anders, the wonder twins, and I liked Reed, a lot, too. So, the off was more in the narration than the actual story. I think the performance by one of the narrator’s felt too contrived and artificial, and did not seem very believable to me. This story takes place in Australia and one of the narrators sounded native while the other…not so much.
However, that was not enough for me to put this one down. I really liked the plot and wanted to know how it played out. I also want to read Anders’ story, which I am hoping is next. I might just e-read that one, though, instead of suffering through the audio if the narrators are the same. I hate to be that way, but one of them did pull me out of the story more than once. What kept me vested was the trauma that Anders endured and the way his twin protected him at all costs. That was simply heartbreaking and heartwarming, at the same time. I just wish Reed didn’t get so tangled up because he didn’t deserve it…but then we wouldn’t have a story, would we.
Even though the narration brought this down to 3.5 star review…it actuality it will be a 4 star when I post it on Goodreads because the story is worth it and I want to keep reading.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*