Audio Review: Andrew Grey – Trapped in Oz (Tales from Kansas #3)

Author: Andrew Grey
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Narrator: Rusty Topsfield

Summary:
Martin Long has plans and dreams, but they are derailed when his parents move and must sell their house. In need of a place to stay, fast, he answers an ad for a roommate, and even though the house needs work, the owner seems nice so Martin agrees to move in.

Gary Hunter is barely making ends meet, with mysteriously disappearing tips at work and tuition to pay. Disowned by his family and left with a house in need of repair, Gary desperately needs the extra set of hands along with the money.

When Gary confesses that his family disowned him for being gay, Martin makes his own confession that opens a world of possibilities. But Gary has paid a heavy price for being who he is, and Martin’s unwillingness to open up to his family puts strain on the fledgling relationship.

Review:

This is a typical Andrew Grey sweet man meets and falls in love with other sweet man story. There’s not a lot of drama to this one and it wasn’t very long, but Martin struggles with when, if, or how to come out to his parents, who are moving away from Oz as his dad takes a promotion.

He finds a room in a home owned by Gary, a young man who is out but has struggled on his own and is barely able to make ends meet. He inherited his grandmother’s home when she passed away so at least he has a roof over his head but he’s had to eject his former housemate and is hoping he won’t have trouble with Martin.

When Martin’s mother hears where he’s found a room, she recalls Gary’s grandmother fondly and offers to donate some of their furniture and other items as she sells her own house in preparation for her move. Though greatly appreciated by Gary, it makes the situation more awkward for Martin who continues to struggle nearly to the end of the story—even when he and Gary develop feelings for one another.

As I said, it’s a sweet Andrew Grey story and with the voice of Rusty Topsfield, one of my favorite narrators, it was a pleasure to listen to this one. I highly recommend the audio version of this book to all lovers of a sweet MM romance.

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