Author: Tara Lain
Narrator:: K.C. Kelly
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Run Time: 7 hours and 46 minutes
At a Glance: Kelly…dang…he performed an awesome narration!
Reviewed By: Kim
Blurb: Jim Carney has a full time job – running from himself. Since he walked out on his wealthy family at 16 because he’d wrecked his best friend’s life over some yaoi graphic novels, Jim has lived a macho, blue-collar existence of too much booze and too little responsibility. Then Billy Ballew, the man Jim most admires, gives Jim a chance to come through as his construction supervisor. For once, Jim is determined to make someone proud. Then Jim goes in for a physical for his new job, and his yaoi dream comes to life in the form of cardiologist Ken Tanaka. Jim discovers he has two heart problems – a wonky mitral valve and a serious attraction to his doctor. But Ken is a major player, and Jim might be just a notch on the doc’s stethoscope. To Ken, Jim is unforgettable – but the living embodiment of his traditional family’s worst nightmares. How come the minute Jim decides to be responsible, he finds himself taking care of his kid brother, getting a proposal from a wealthy woman, making a deal with the devil, and winding up in the hospital – when all he really wants is the knave of broken hearts?
Review: During the last year, I’ve become a fan of Tara Lain’s writing. So far, I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read by her, especially her Pennymaker Tales. As for Knave of Broken Hearts, our very own Jules wrote the review for the e-book, and it pretty much sums up how I felt about the story.
Still, I’m an audiobook lover and Knave of Broken Hearts is narrated by one of my favorite narrators, K.C. Kelly, so this was an experience I didn’t want to miss out on. And Kelly…dang…he performed an awesome narration! What I’ll add is that there’s a scene where Jim rescues Ken from a bad situation. Jim ends up taking Ken to his home and putting him in his bed to sleep off the effects of the night out with Mickey and his friends. What happened later on between these two was absolutely hot! K.C. Kelly is not a bit shy when it comes to the more erotic performances of his narration. And I’m not shy either when I say that I had the A/C on and my windows rolled down to cool off during those scenes. Pheeew!
I also enjoyed the last few paragraphs of Knave of Broken Hearts. It’s a very sweet and touching ending in a series I look forward to reading more about.
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