Monday, September 12, 2016

Audiobook Review: First by K.C. Wells

Title: First
Author: K.C. Wells
Narrator: Gregory Salinas
Release Date: July 26, 2016
Category: Contemporary
Length: 10 hours and 59 minutes
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It’s taken Tommy Newsome a while to get his head around being gay.
Growing up in a small town in Georgia hasn’t prepared him for the more liberal life of a student at the university in Athens. Add to that the teachings of his parents and his church, and you have one shy young man who feels out of his depth. Working on his daddy’s farm hasn’t given him any chance of a social life, certainly not one like the clubs of Atlanta have on offer. Not that Tommy feels comfortable when he gets to sample it—Momma’s lectures still ring loudly inside his head.
All that changes when he goes to his first gay bar and sets eyes on Mike Scott.
When Mike’s not behind the bar at Woofs, he’s busy with his life as adult entertainer Scott Masters. Twenty years in the industry and the times, they are a-changing. Mike’s not had much luck in the relationship department, but as his mom is fond of telling him, you keep fishing in the same pond, you’re gonna reel in the same kind of fish. Maybe it’s time for a change.
And then a beautiful young man asks Mike to be his first….

**Audible code was provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for a fair and honest review**

Tommy grew up in a religious family, in a small southern town on a farm. He goes away for college to study chemistry at his mother's insistence. College life is a lot different than anything Tommy has experienced before and he has a sexually open roommate who opens his world to new experiences. While out with his roommate he finds an ad for a gay sports bar and decides to check it out. At the bar, he meets bartender Mike. Tommy can't take his eyes off Mike and continues to frequent the bar to watch. 

Mike notices the young man who comes into the bar and always seems to be watching him. Mike is 20 years older than the innocent young man and hundreds of years older in experience. Tommy doesn't know it but Mike's full-time job is working as a porn star. 

Mike and Tommy have to work through a lot of issues but this is not an angsty story. 

I haven't read this story but have had it on my TBR pile for a while. The narrator, Gregory Salinas tells a well-paced story. There were quite a few characters but he does well at individualizing their voices. 

I enjoyed listening to the story as told by the narrator and would recommend! Even if you've read the book, I think listening to the audible gives a completely different feel to the story and allows you to focus on the characters!

Overall rating: 4 stars
Performance: 4 stars
Story: 4 stars

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