Author: Kim Fielding
Narrator:: K.C. Kelly
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Run Time: 2 Hours, 42 Minutes
At a Glance: Even if I’m reluctant to try an audiobook, knowing Kelly’s work through previous experience is a sure bet I won’t be disappointed in the narration.
Reviewed By: Kim
Blurb: When Nicky Hauser walks in on his restaurant-owner boyfriend having sex with a waiter, Nicky loses his lover, his job, and his home all in one night. Although he’s nearly thirty, he’s never settled on a true career, and he has nothing to show for his years with Tom. Depressed and unable to find work, Nicky ends up couch-surfing with friends until he lands a house-sitting gig for a wealthy family.
When Nicky’s clients discover that he loves to clean, demand for his services skyrockets. Word of mouth leads him to Spencer Cartwright, a busy computer consultant and a slob. Spencer and his wife divorced when he came out, but he’s never found the time or courage to settle down with a man. As Nicky sets Spencer’s house to rights, the two men find friendship. But Nicky’s past experiences make him wary of risking everything on love.
Review: Since there’s an ebook review of Housekeeping done by our very own sweet Jackie, and she wrote such a wonderful review, I decided to try the audible version of Housekeeping instead of only reading the ebook. Not to mention Kim Fielding is fast becoming an auto-buy author for me. I just love the stories I’ve listen to or read by her so far. She has a writing style that grabs you from the first page on, and I found that Housekeeping is a romance I enjoyed listening too.
Nicky is someone I would absolutely love to come live with me—a man who loves to clean…need I say more? I just thought it was a shame his previous boyfriend was such a sleaze.
As for Spencer, he’s cute in his own way, even if he is a slob, and I was so tickled pink when I found out that this was no rushed romance. These two MCs take their time getting to know each other, and I love a story that allows the couple interaction and getting to know each other instead of the WHAM BAM, now we’re in love version of romance.
Another plus for Housekeeping is K.C. Kelly, who is one of my favorite narrators. Even if I’m reluctant to try an audiobook, knowing Kelly’s work through previous experience is a sure bet I won’t be disappointed in the narration. I love that he throws something called emotion into his narrating without overdoing it, and he’s got a voice that sure as heck doesn’t put me to sleep, which is not good, especially while I’m driving.
So, I would recommend this audiobook or the ebook version of Housekeeping to anyone who loves a sweet, getting-to-know-you romance. I would do a re-listen just for the fact that Nicky is my fantasy man when it comes to cleaning. My toes are curling on this one since I’m a little OCD myself.
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