Friday, December 22, 2017

Review Tour: To Love and To Cherish (Vows Series #3) by Addison Albright (Giveaway)

Length: 7hrs 45 mins

Narrator: David Gilmore

Vow's Series

'Til Death Do Us Part - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Audible US | Audible UK
From This Day Forward - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Audible US | Audible UK


Jilted by his fiancé two weeks before their wedding, Nash Marino's outlook on life in general, and love in particular, is jaded. After months of couch-surfing, Nash is fed up. He's sick and tired of his living conditions, worn out by the demands of his nursing job, and despairs of ever finding love again. In fact, he doesn't think he's capable of true love. Monogamy, commitment, companionship, and regular sex...that's all he wants, and the sooner, the better.

When Nash crosses paths with a like-minded man who's also in need of a live-in nurse for a beloved relative, Nash figures all his problems are solved. But matters are complicated by a freak accident and amnesia. When Nash's marriage of convenience scheme is muddied by notions of love after his memory reboot, will their plans go awry, or will Nash's new outlook on life be just what the doctor ordered?

Companion to Til Death Do Us Part

To Love and to Cherish is Book 3 in Addison Albright's Vows series and could be listened as a standalone, though I think knowing the backstory would make it more enjoyable. 

After everything Nash went through in the first book of this series I was really happy that he got this book. I loved both Nash and Emmitt, and Emmitt's grandfather's characters. I was not a fan of Nash in the first book. I understood where he came from and didn't have a lot of empathy for him, just because I loved Henry and Sam so much. But Nash was the innocent bystander caught up in their story. In this we get to meet the cynical Nash who is done with it all, only a case of amnesia (in a 'you have to read it to believe it' accident), lets us see Nash without all the hurt he's suffered through. The amnesia also gave Nash the chance to move on from Sam and to find love when all his shields are down.

This story is told completely from Nash's POV, so I didn't feel like I ever got to know Emmitt as well. It took until Nash got his memories back before we understood his motive in moving Nash in and proposing to him. I would have loved his POV and to know what he had been thinking. I loved Emmitt's relationship and love for his grandfather. His grandfather was a terrific, fun character in this story and really brought lightheartedness and laughter.

This book is narrated by David Gilmore who also narrated the first two books in the series. Oddly enough, I really enjoyed his narration in the first two books, but not in this one. I don't know why it was different in this book than the previous ones, but it was. The narrator has an easy pace and brings the emotions out of the story. In previous books, I thought he did a great job of giving characters individual voices but not this time. It felt very limited, with several characters sounding the same. And, something I noticed was the audio loudness fluctuating at the start of a chapter. It would be really quiet to start, even though I made no changes when this happened.

Whether you chose to listen or read this story, I strongly recommend it in whatever medium you enjoy. I love the whole series and would recommend starting at the beginning with Henry and Sam.

Overall: 4.5 stars

Performance: 4 stars

Story: 5 stars

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Author Bio

Addison Albright lives in the middle of the USA with two peculiar cats. Her stories are gay (sometimes erotic) romance, and tend to be sweet man-love in contemporary settings. Her education includes a BS in Education with a major in mathematics and a minor in chemistry. Addison loves spending time with her family, reading, popcorn, boating, French fries, “open window weather,” cats, math, and anything chocolate. She loves to read pretty much anything and everything, anytime and anywhere.

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