Audio Review: Mary Calmes – Steamroller

15807197Author: Mary Calmes
Reviewer: Stephen
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre:m/m contemporary
ISBN: 9781623800826

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Narrator: Joshua Macrae

Summary: About the last thing Vincent Wade expected was for Carson Cress to ask him out. Vince is a dedicated biology student and a bit of a loner. Superstar quarterback Carson is larger than life, and he lives under a public microscope. There’s no way they should work. But Vince is learning that sometimes people just come steamrolling into your life and all you can do is hang on for the ride or lose your heart in the process. If their relationship can survive the fallout when an injury derails Carson’s future plans, maybe Vince can finally find something to believe in
This is a short-ish novella about Vince a feisty young college gay who meets Carson, the BMOC football quarterback at his Texas college, only to have the guy fall for him. In the fantasy fulfillment department this one is moderately successful though the sex scenes are almost non-existent. (Much less than what I’ve encountered in other Mary Calmes books)

What the novel seemed to lack was much background development on the athlete. There’s also a straight best friend and the relationship between Vince and his best friend was in many ways more interesting (and more developed) than the relationship between the two MCs.

Joshua Macrae narrates the audio-book and he’s a good choice as the book is in first person with Vince as the narrator. Josh’s voice makes a good match for the way I would expect Vince to sound.

*** Note: I received a copy of this audiobook for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest and impartial review ***




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