For Sean Wright, driving a cab in the tiny Navy town of Anchor Point isn’t an exciting job . . . until he picks up just-dumped Paul Richards. A drive turns into a walk on the pier, which turns into the hottest hookup Sean’s had in ages.
After a long overdue breakup, Paul can’t believe his luck. Of all the drivers, he’s picked up by the gorgeous, gay, and very willing Sean. Younger guys aren’t usually his thing, but Paul can’t resist.
One taste and neither man can get enough . . . right up until they realize that Paul is Sean’s father’s commanding officer and the last man Sean should be involved with.
With two careers on the line, their only option is to back off. It’s not easy, though; the sex and the emotional connection are exactly what both men have been craving for a long time. But Paul has devoted twenty-four years to his career and his dream of making admiral. If he’s caught with Sean, that’s all over. He has to choose—stay the course, or trade it all for the man who drove off with his heart.
I already reviewed the book itself. This is a review strictly for the audio version of Just Drive.
If you read my previous review, you’ll remember that even though Witt used one of my least favorite writing techniques – two 1st person points of view – that the writer pulled it off with aplomb. I also truly enjoy Russo as a narrator in that he does a fantastic job of putting voices with the characters so that I recognized them when he speaks their voice.
To Just Drive’s 1st person narratives, Russo truly added the perfect element. Many narrators will use one voice for the narrative and then change their voices during diologue. Russo changed the voices for narrative as well. So when a chapter was in Sean’s POV, the narration was in his voice. When the chapter was in Paul’s POV, the narration was in his voice.
I already liked the book and Russo’s narration threw it so over the top that I listened to it from beginning to end without stopping. That doesn’t happen very often for me – even for books I absolutely love. But the fact was, I was so captivated by the voices giving a great book a whole new hook, that I could not turn it off.
I don’t know if I was so wrapped up in the narration or what it was, but I never noticed the part that threw me off when reading it. Instead, the moment it stopped, I couldn’t wait to start all over again.
Now I’m drumming my fingers anxiously for the 2nd book to go into audio, not to mention the next two books of the series which aren’t out yet as of the writing of this review.
5 stars. I’d give the combination of Witt’s writing and Russo’s narration a 10 if I could.
Story Rating: 5 stars
Audio Rating: 5 Stars
All Over Rating: 5 stars