Title: Loving Jay
Author: Renae Kaye
Narrator:: Dave Gillies
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Run Time: 6 Hours, 24 Minutes
At a Glance: Easily in the top 5 of my favorite audiobooks.
Reviewed By: Kathie
Blurb: One thing Liam Turner knows for sure is that he’s not gay—after all, his father makes it very clear he’ll allow no son of his to be gay. And Liam believes it, until a chance meeting with James “Jay” Bell turns Liam’s world upside-down. Jay is vivacious and unabashedly gay—from the tips of his bleached hair to the ends of his polished nails. With a flair for fashion, overreaction, and an inability to cork his verbal diarrhea, Liam believes drama queen Jay must have a screw loose.
An accident as a teenager left Liam with a limp and a fear of driving. He can’t play football anymore either, and that makes him feel like less of a man. But that’s no reason to question his sexuality… unless the accident broke something else inside him. When being with Jay causes Liam’s protective instincts to emerge, Liam starts to believe all he knew in life had been a convenient excuse to stay hidden. From intolerance to confrontations, Liam must learn to overcome his fears—and his father—before he can accept his sexuality and truly love Jay.
Review: Loving Jay, the book, is an exceptional read. Listening to Loving Jay, narrated by Dave Gillies, is like taking a trip to Australia for the mere price of an audiobook . It’s easily in the top 5 of my favorite audiobooks.
Loving Jay by Renae Kaye has won countless awards, all very deserving, and adding Dave Gillies as the narrator for the audio version was just a genius move. His vocalization took the whole book up a notch. Now not only was I listening to a great book, but I was able to escape to Australia by way of an incredible narrator. I laughed, I cried, I worried for Liam coming out to his family, and most of all, I celebrated the love that Liam and Jay were able to find. It was such a win-win for me as the listener.
Would I recommend that you buy the audiobook of Loving Jay, even if you have read the book. OH, HELL YES!!! My recommendation is read the book first and then listen to the audio. You will enjoy the book, it’s a great story about love. Listening to the audio is like going on a vacation. I’d never heard of Perth, Australia, but now I am searching out travel blogs about Western Australia and planning my next trip to go there. Thank you, Renae and Dave, you opened up another part of the world for me.
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