Reviewed by Caroline
AUTHOR: Mary Calmes
NARRATOR: Nick J Russo
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 2 Hours 3 Minutes
RELEASE DATE: June 28, 2017
Six years ago, Noah Wheeler went to meet his boyfriend, Dante Cerreto, at the airport, and his world ended. Dante was kissing someone else and claimed to be in love. So Noah took his heartbreak-and the sonogram pictures of their surrogate child-and closed the door on the big picture of what he thought his life would be, focusing instead on the piece of the dream he got to keep, being a father.
Now on vacation in Las Vegas, Noah accidentally runs into the Cerreto family, and then the man himself, and learns that not only was he deceived, but Dante was as well. Now Dante wants to make up for lost time, six years’ worth, and to do that he needs Noah, the only man he’s ever loved, and Grace, the daughter he didn’t know he had, to give him a chance at happiness. Dante’s going to have to take a crash course in communication and seduction, though. Noah’s not going to fall in love just to be broken again.
If you are looking for a short listen that is classic Mary Calmes then Again is just the ticket. Easy and enjoyable there is the huge understanding, the second chance, the strong alpha who wants the man that attracts everyone who steps into his vicinity and the perfect happy ending. At just over 2 hours this is perfect to listen to in one sitting.
So, the misunderstanding – it’s a great way to set up a story but you do have to suspend belief. When Noah goes to pick up his boyfriend Dante up from the Airport he returns home by himself broken hearted and single. Realistically he should have tried harder to find out what was really happening but – he doesn’t. Instead he is left holding the baby – quite literally and now has to rebuild his life. His daughter Grace is born, he is a single parent and life moves on.
Jump forward six years and when Noah is attending a wedding with his daughter and his current douche of a boyfriend who should he bump into? Yep, Dante who immediately makes a claim on his old lover and the little girl who has his eyes. Grace was a star in this story and Dante’s family also made great side characters. Dante was obviously so in love with Noah and it’s easy to believe that someone meddled in their relationship but not so easy to believe that Noah walked away so easily to begin with.
Nick did a great job with the narration. He nailed the characters right from the start and had the perfect voice for Grace. A real pleasure to listen to.