Title: Nothing Ventured
Author: Jay Northcote
Narrator:: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Run Time: 4 Hours and 39 Minutes
At a Glance: This was a great audiobook and I really enjoyed listening to it.
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: When Aiden agrees to run the Mad Mucker—a twelve-mile muddy slog over an obstacle course—he’s expecting it to be a bit of a laugh. The training will be tough, but Aiden could use the motivation to regain some fitness.
Matt is the sexy cousin of one of Aiden’s coworkers and a last-minute addition to the team. When he agrees to train with Aiden, Aiden suddenly finds the prospect of regular workouts a lot more appealing.
Soon attraction flares, and they embark on an intense physical relationship. Matt doesn’t want to fall in love with a man, and Aiden doesn’t want to fall in love at all, but despite their insistence on no strings, they grow closer. As the day of the race approaches, time is running out for them to work out how they feel about each other.
Review: Aiden is in trouble. Too much tequila and all of a sudden he is committed to creating a team and running the Mad Mucker race with his friends. Fitness for Aiden has taken a backseat in recent months, as his life has reached a turning point and running the race is the last thing he truly wants to participate in. To add insult to injury, he further backs himself into a corner and has to agree to training with Matt – another member of the team and a fitness guru. Yea, him! Aiden doesn’t do relationships, but the more he tries to fight his attraction to Matt, the harder he falls.
Matt has just moved back to England from Australia and is trying to start a new life. Fitness is his life, and he really enjoys a good fifteen-mile run. Maybe if he runs fast enough, he can outrun his attraction to his new training partner. Maybe.
This is another addition to the Nothing series from Jay Northcote, and it is a worthy addition. The story is a light, easy read, and is even better when it is read to you. There is not a lot of angst in this book, just two guys with an incredible attraction to one another, and how they work toward a HEA. I love the way Jay Northcote writes her characters; you see them, they are real men with real feelings and problems, and come alive on the page. By the end of one of her books, you’ve become intimate enough with her characters you would know them on the street or would love to have a pint with them.
Matthew Lloyd Davies does a great job with the narration of this book. I was never confused which character was talking, and his accent really put me in a positive frame of mind to listen to a story. Mr. Davies’ narration flowed, it was not stilted or awkward, and that, along with a good story, made it an incredibly wonderful experience for a quiet afternoon.
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