Leander: A broken heart has kept me off the scene for a while now. I’ve devoted my time to work, book, and my fierce Santa-hating kitty called, Mu-Mu. But when a soccer ball lands in my garden my life takes a surprising turn. The British guy who kicked it tries to charm me with ‘Hugh Grant’ style fumbling and that hot accent, but I’m not playing his game.
Jake: I’m an ex-pat working in the U.S. There are a few things I miss about England, my family, my mates, and the beautiful game, especially close to the holidays! I set up a team of diverse Brits so we could bond, have a game of footie, and not feel so homesick. But after a disastrous kick the ball ends up in the garden of a stubborn American guy, and he won’t give it back.
The challenge of taming Leander West could turn out to be quite a Christmas Miracle!
This story is an M/M holiday romance and contains scenes of hotness!
Point of view:
1st person. Alternating perspectives by chapter of Leander & Jake.
This was a quick and easy holiday listen. It took me a bit of time to warm up to Leander and by that point the book was nearly over. I did enjoy the banter between Jake & Leander and there is a sexy date. As it takes place over about 48 hours and ends somewhat abruptly – the relationship is just getting started.
Gary Furlong was fantastic as usual. As Jake is British and Leander American, Furlong does a wonderful job of swinging back and forth between their accents and personalities. It’s like a cast duet narration.
About the author:
Isobel loves writing M/M thrillers, mysteries, and historical books.
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About the narrator:
Throughout his life he has worn many a hat: He has worked as a teacher in Niigata, Japan; a puppeteer in Prague; an improv artist in Memphis, Tennessee, but made the leap to voiceover in 2015. Gary has narrated over 120 books spanning various genres.
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My Favorite Quotes
I hoped that this unnamable warm feeling inside me would stay and grow. – Ball Play by @isobel_starling #Audiobook narrated by @GaryFurlongVo #MM #Christmas #Romance #NovellaTweet