Reviewed by Susan
TITLE: How I Met Your Father
AUTHOR: LB Gregg
NARRATOR: Nick J. Russo
PUBLISHER: Riptide Publishing
LENGTH: 2 hours, 47 minutes
RELEASE DATE: December 8, 2015
The man of your dreams could be sitting right next to you.
Former boy band member Justin Hayes isn’t looking for a man. He just wants a quiet, scandal-free Christmas at home in Chicago, out of the public eye. But his best friend and bandmate is subjecting everyone to his destination wedding, and Justin can’t dodge the “best man” bullet. All he has to do is get to the island on time, survive the reunion, and get Chuck to the altar with as little drama as possible. What could possibly go wrong?
Jack Basinger’s own plans for a quiet Christmas have been dashed by the summons to his daughter’s hasty wedding with a man Jack has hardly met. On the bumpy flight to the island, he finds himself comforting a nervous—and extremely attractive—young man. One hasty sexual encounter in an airport bathroom later, they both feel much better. No one ever has to know, after all.
Now Justin and Jack must find a way to explore their attraction, despite the distractions of disapproving family members, unexpected announcements, an impromptu concert, and an island paradise that proves there’s no place like home.
Let me first say that this is my first ever audio book. I was not sure what to expect, but I found the reading by Nick J Russo to be clear and easy to follow. It also helped, I believe, that this is not a new book to me. In fact, it is one of my favourites.
Justin is out and comfortable with his former bandmates – his brothers – but not to the rest of the world. He does his best to hook up where he can, but he is ever mindful that he cannot be discovered as being gay. Or so he thinks. When he discovers that the man he had an encounter with at the airport is part of the wedding party, he is horrified. And intrigued. His attraction to Jack is very strong and a large part of him really would like to explore it. Just who Jack is, is a complication though. A big one.
I enjoy Justin’s voice in this story. His inner monologue and reactions to the events going on around him, make him very relatable and likeable. If there is one area in this story I would love improved is that I would have liked to have heard Jack’s voice as well. This would have made a great longer story.
I recommend this book in audio and all other forms. It is an enjoyable journey.