Author: Marie Sexton
Narrator: Iggy Toma
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Run Time: 4 hours and 54 minutes
Category: Contemporary Romance
At a Glance: Iggy Toma has once again proved that narrating a story is an art form.
Reviewed By: Kathie
Blurb: Everyone deserves a hero.
Owen Meade is desperately in need of a hero. Raised by a mother who made him ashamed of his stutter, his sexual orientation, and his congenitally amputated arm, Owen lives like a hermit in his Tucker Springs apartment. But then hunky veterinarian Nick Reynolds moves in downstairs.
Nick is sexy and confident, and makes Owen comfortable with himself in a way nobody ever has. He also introduces Owen to his firecracker of a little sister, who was born with a similar congenital amputation but never let it stand in her way. When she signs the two of them up for piano lessons – and insists that they play together in a recital – Owen can’t find a way to say no. Especially since it gives him a good excuse to spend more time with Nick.
Owen knows he’s falling hard for his neighbor, but every time he gets close, Nick inexplicably pulls away. Battling his mother’s scorn and Nick’s secrets, Owen soon realizes that instead of waiting for a hero, it’s time to be one – for himself and for Nick.
Review: Iggy Toma has once again proved that narrating a story is an art form. Creating the characters’ voices, setting the tone of the story and helping to build to the HEA—both the author and narrator are so important in taking us on this journey.
Owen Meade’s journey was learning to accept his parents for what they are, especially his mother. He must also accept his disabilities and not allow them to dictate his life. And, if that wasn’t enough, he also had to convince Nick that they, as a couple, were worth fighting for.
Nick also has a journey he must go through before he can accept that he is worthy of Owen’s love. The old saying, “You have to love yourself first before you can fully love someone else,” is so true in this case. Nick has made mistakes in the past that not only changed his path in life but that of his families as well. He has to come to terms with that and learn to live with his actions.
Never a Hero is a great love story, with the great backdrop of Tucker Springs, Colorado. All the Tucker Springs books are great reads, and I am so glad they have been re-introduced in audio.
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