Listening Length: 6 hours and 48 minutes
After one very long tour of duty in Afghanistan and an honorable discharge from the USMC, Elijah Preston comes home to nothing. He barely scrapes up enough money for a cheap motel in Quantico, Virginia, with no money-making opportunities in sight. A chance encounter in a local Walmart finally gives Eli hope for employment. Elijah is ready to sign on with Royce Mackey’s proposition… until he hears what’s required. Royce operates a gay military porn site and wants Eli as his next star, never mind that Eli isn’t gay. Desperate and broke, Eli grudgingly accepts Royce’s offer and soon finds himself immersed in a strange new world.
Hamish Turner’s been there before. Taking Eli under his wing, he teaches him everything he can about Royce’s operation. The two quickly become friends, easing the way for their first scene together. Awkward at first, they both ease into it and find there is more of a connection between them than either expected. Curious to see where their mutual attraction takes them, they begin a relationship off-screen. But life gets complicated when a crazed fan of Hamish’s starts sending threatening letters demanding the scenes between the two men stop. Or else….
Two first for me my first book by Scotty Cade and my first audio narrated by Randy Fuller, breaking it down and pulling the book from the voice, the book wasn’t bad. However, this was the completely wrong voice. The audio comes in at just under seven hours, and most of those I did driving from Florida to northern GA. So I wasn’t in a position to buy the book and skip the audio part, although I’m not sure if it was that bad.
The two main MC’s Eli and Hamish have good chemistry on and off the set, and the premise of the story is a unique one, which is hard to find this day and age. We have several supporting cast a main one being Royce who finds these ex-military men to star in his films. We also have a couple of good plot lines that are flowing throughout the story so it isn’t some shag fest for all six plus hours. You do get invested in Eli and Hamish and how Hamish is trying to help Eli through his feeling towards a man for the first time, and how devastated Hamish gets when Eli can’t get past the ‘ I’m not gay’ thing. I hate to label this a GFY story when honestly Hamish makes a great case for love is love.
The narrator – This was the wrong voice, this is a voice for a lazy afternoon spent looking over his cattle or on the back of a horse, a cowboy or old ranch hand. Not two ex-marine working in the gay porn industry. However, he was able to pull off several different voices for each character, but I couldn’t get the cowboy out of my head.
Book – 4