Reviewed by PizzyGirl
SERIES: Moore Romance #1
AUTHOR: Alex Miska, V. Soffer
NARRATOR: Sean Lenhart
PUBLISHER: Longtail Books
LENGTH: 8 hours, 40 minutes
RELEASE DATE: October 9, 2017
“I need you to teach me how to be gay.”
Logan Moore is finally ready to come out of the closet. His days of playing football are far behind him, he has graduated from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), and his bakery Moore Delicious is finally in the black. Although he spends more time talking to his cats than he does people, he technically has time for a social life now that he has hired two new employees.
In short, Logan is completely out of excuses to stay in the closet, where it is warm and cozy and he never has to worry about how to dress, what to say, or who is watching. So he turns to his older brother’s friend for guidance. And if that friend just happens to be his long-time crush and if one thing might lead to another… well, that would just be icing on the cake.
Chance Blevins is a math geek through-and-through, who is more than happy to spend his nights curled up with his dog Luna. With a few toxic relationships in his past, Chance contents himself with friends-with-benefits and fantasies involving his best friend’s very straight soon-to-be brother-in-law, Logan. Because of a verbal slip the day they met and a teasingly-demanded vow of secrecy, he believes that Logan actually works for the C.I.A., making him even farther out of his league. When Logan comes to him for help with what he can only assume is a cover identity, he is more than happy to oblige.
The spy-confusion is soon cleared up (with much embarrassment by all involved) and the two men are ecstatic to discover their feelings are mutual, but several hurdles stand between them and Happily-Ever-After. Logan is still terrified of being out, Chance is convinced that theirs could only ever be a “starter relationship” for Logan, and a stalker is lashing out at Chance.
A Chance for Moore , the first in the Moore Romance series, is a 70,000-word, standalone, first-time gay, friends-to-lovers, MM romance with a HEA (Happily-Ever-After) ending and no cliff-hangers.
It contains steamy, explicit love scenes that are intended for mature readers only, as well as a gratuitous car chase, obscene bachelorette party pastries, grown men dressing their “furbabies” in ridiculous hats, and truly terrible math-based innuendo.
So I picked this one up on recommendation of a fellow reviewer. She indicated that this was a cute and romantic story and that was exactly what I was looking for at the time. In fact, you can and should read her review of the ebook here because she is way more eloquent that I can be as to why we both loved this story.
I really enjoyed my listening experience. Thought this story was very cute and somewhat nerdy and adorable. Yet it also had moments of surprising depth and growth. I loved the premise used to get these men together and I really enjoyed the CIA joke, well at least until it circled back around and then I felt upset over the outcome.
I enjoyed the humor but I also enjoyed the story as a whole. It had lots of amazing characters and each was represented very well. I connected with both MCs and while they annoyed me at times, I understood why they were as they were. It was realistic yet over the top enough to fit with the tone of the story and the way this series seems to be set up.
I am looking forward to more of the Moore family in the near future.
This is my first experience with Sean Lenhart as a narrator and I was very impressed. He really brought out the adorable cuteness and the humor of the story. That bit of awkward was very clear. And yet he also emphasized the other emotions and gave each character their due. The personalities were clear and well presented. I hope he continues on with the rest of this series.