Reviewed by PizzyGirl
TITLE: Plaid Versus Paisley
SERIES: Fabric Hearts #2
AUTHOR: K.C. Burns
NARRATOR: David Ross
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 7 hours, 57 minutes
RELEASE DATE: June 30, 2017
Two years after his life fell apart, Will Dawson moved to Florida to start over. His job in the tech department of Idyll Fling, a gay porn studio, is ideal for him. When his boss forces him to take on a new hire, the last person he expects is Dallas Greene – the man who cost him his job and his boyfriend back in Connecticut. He doesn’t know what’s on Dallas’ agenda, but he won’t be blindsided by a wolf masquerading as a runway model. Not again.
Dallas might have thrown himself on his brother’s mercy, but his skills are needed at Idyll Fling. Working with Will is a bonus, since Dallas has never forgotten the man. A good working relationship is only the beginning of what Dallas wants with Will.
But Dallas doesn’t realize how deep Will’s distrust runs, and Will doesn’t know that the man he’s torn between loving and hating is the boss’ brother. When all truths are revealed, how can a relationship built on lies still stand?
NOTE: I did not realize this was the second book in this series and had not read the first. I did not feel like I missed anything so I think this story can be read as a standalone if you’d like.
I have to tell you that this story was not what I was expecting from the blurb. I was fully ready for Will to be the character I most easily connected with and for Dallas to be the one who needed redemption. But in the end it was quite the opposite. With Dallas’s story being presented first, I immediately connected to him and took him into me heart. I was sympathetic to his plight and so ready to see how his story unfolded.
Then Will was presented and I didn’t like him. In fact, it wasn’t until the end of the story that I thought of him as anything other than a whiny bitch asshole douchebag. The was he treated Dallas didn’t match what I hoped for Dallas. Dallas deserved better than assumptions and a lack of willingness to communicate.
But then the ending happened and the story really came together and even though there was annoyance along the way, I was left feeling warm and fuzzy and like things happened as they should. I finally connected to Will and finally invested in him as a partner for Dallas.
I also want to mention that while this was set in a porn studio, it was set in the IT department so porn was notched focus. It was an interesting presentation of the industry and I thought it made this story unique.
I enjoyed this one in the end and would gladly listen to it again.
This is my first experience with David Ross as a narrator. I think he did a good job with this story. He portrayed the characters well and most of the time he nailed the emotions. He brought this one to life and I would listen to him again.