Thursday, June 21, 2018

Audiobook Review ~ Love Me Tomorrow by Ethan Day

Audiobook Review ~ Love Me Tomorrow by Ethan Day   

2015 Rainbow Awards winner for Best Gay Romantic Comedy 

Discovering the man of his dreams already has a boyfriend is where this fairy tale begins…

Love Me Tomorrow by Ethan Day
Narrated by: Jason Frazier
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
 Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 05-31-18
Language: English
 Publisher: Ethan Day

Event planner Levi Goode is positioned to inherit the newly vacated throne, becoming the in-demand party planner for Wilde City’s elite. Years of hard work and perseverance are finally paying off as Levi lands his next big fish, working with socialite Julia Freeman-Kingsley. Distracted by work and dealing with his head strong mother, an ex-Vegas-showgirl suffering from debilitating health issues, Levi has his hands full. Time for love or even the occasional one-night stand, is one aspect of life Levi hasn’t been able to master.

Sparks of interest fly during a chance meeting with a paramedic called to the aid of his mother, and thanks to Ruby’s meddling, Levi finds himself on a movie-date with the handsome Paramedic Jake. Personal and professional worlds collide when Levi realizes his new love interest is actually Jake Freeman, estranged brother to his brand new client. Discovering the man of his dreams already has a boyfriend, leaves Levi stunned realizing any hopes he had for something more with Jake were never going to be anything more than wishful thinking.

Struggling to downshift his expectations and remain friends with Jake while continuing to work closely with Julia quickly consumes all of his time and attention. Wondering if there will ever be a special someone to love him, is where Levi’s love story begins.

4.5 Stars

This is my first time experiencing an Ethan Day book and I was pleasantly surprised by how great it was! It was light and sweet and really funny with just a small amount of angst. Exactly what a real romance story is all about. You get a storyline built up with the good, bad, and ugly parts of the characters’ lives and actual character relationship development, some humor, and where the book isn’t just filled with pages of sex. This book also kind of reminded me of a spin-off m/m version of the movie “The Wedding Planner”. I really enjoyed every part of this one and I am literally still giggling hours after I finished this audiobook.

For me, the first hour or so of the book was a little slow getting into, just listening to the details and setup leading into the story. But once the two characters, Levi and Jake met, it was all uphill from there. Levi had the best personality and I absolutely loved him. He was just so likable and at the same time, totally in your face snarky sarcastic, that I could not help but laugh through this entire book. Levi is an up and coming party planner and is planning the event of his life, while simultaneously trying to take care of his sick mom. There are several secondary characters I found to be a hilarious addition to the book as well (Levi’s mom, and friends/employees, and Jakes sister) and I really liked all of their interactions.

Now, Jake... I wasn’t a very big fan of Jake. He really irritated me at times. He wanted so bad to be “friends” with Levi, and I really do get it, when you feel a pull to someone you just want to be around them and in their circle of light all the time. But he still did everything he did, knowing how badly his actions could hurt everyone involved in the end. And while there was no actual physical cheating going on, there was some definite emotional involvement that should not have been happening on Jake's end while he was physically dating someone else… Total jerk-face move on his part that I really didn’t appreciate, but made the book feel more real. I am glad we got every part of these characters good and bad and what they had to deal with and go through in order to finally get the HEA that was well deserved.

Audio Narration – In my opinion, the author picked the best narrator (Jason Frazier) for this book. He did such a great job making sure we got the full effect of Levi’s fun personality off the page and into our ears. I also loved his voice and how laid back he sounded for Jake, you have no problem differentiating the two characters as well as all of the supporting characters, even the female ones. This was a great audiobook overall and I plan on listening to this one anytime I need an extra smile or laugh.

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