Author: S.E. Harmon
Narrator: Michael Stellman
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Run Time: 11 hours and 1 minute
At a Glance:
Reviewed By: Kathie
Blurb: Screenwriter Noah Ashley has a few four-letter words for his agent when she suggests he improve his script by shadowing a PI. Still, because he’s an artist dedicated to his craft and she knows where the bodies are buried, he agrees. Then he spends a little time with the gorgeous PI, and suddenly it seems like a really good plan. The PI doesn’t seem to entirely love the idea, but Noah has never been afraid to go after what he wants.
PI Drew Rodriguez is used to people depending on him. He’s the classic rock for his family. Responsible. Dependable. The classic rock would never succumb to the borderline sleazy temptation of friends with benefits, no matter how sexy that temptation is. Drew is looking for something enduring.
Despite Drew’s misgivings, it’s not long before they’ve got all the requisites for friends with benefits going. Friendly, good conversation? Check. Fun times in and out of bed? Check. Hot, electrolyte-sapping sex? Double check. Falling in love? Yeah. About that….
Review: A lot of reviews have been written about this series. I’d guess that ninety percent of the reviews for Stay with Me, the first book, say it was great. Almost everyone loved it, and I would certainly agree with that thought. I also loved the audio of Stay with Me. But, the reviews for So into You haven’t been as good, calling the pacing slow, with random conversations that go on and on, that the plot is weak and the MCs have no chemistry, and I would agree with some of that too. We do all have our own opinions. But, I also really have to give author S.E. Harmon credit for writing a story that I thought was full of snarky, laugh out loud humor, and great chemistry between not only the MCs but Noah and his ex-wife.
As for the narrator, Michael Stellman, I had to go back and check the credits as I was sure there were at least two or three different narrators performing. The voices and the characters’ personalities were so different that it couldn’t have been the same guy. It was, though, and I would rate this as one of my top ten narrations. I enjoyed this audiobook immensely!
Yes, the story does drag a little, and the random thoughts do drown out some of the real conversations the MCs have, but I would never consider that a reason to not listen to this story. It’s snarky and fun!
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