Spanish Siesta

Words are nothing. Actions are what counts, son. Big, brave actions!

C. F. White
Spanish Siesta

Format:
Audiobook

Publisher’s Synopsis:
Matt Robinson just got dumped. Again. With his sister’s wedding on the horizon, he needs a plus-one.

Kieran Barker has been in love with his straight best friend for far too long. It’ll never happen. Having already been left behind when Matt went to university, Kieran can’t take more heartbreak. 

So when Matt invites Kieran to spend a whole week with him on the island of Majorca, Kieran can’t let himself think there’s more to it than lads on tour. All he can do is play the field to take his mind off the hot, rugby-honed body of his oldest mate. Sexy men are in abundance in Magaluf, right? Matt only wants to cop off with the bridesmaid anyway.

But when Matt’s overprotectiveness about Kieran’s late-night escapades borders on jealousy, can he even dare to think that there’s more to their years of flirtations than simple bromance?

And can Matt really acknowledge his feelings when they’ll soon be returning to England, with him back to the university rugby team and 200 miles away from Kiera?

Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives, not by chapter, but clearly defined.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This is book 2 in CF White’s Flying Into Love series. This book truly stands alone as there’s no crossover at all of the characters/events/locations with French Kiss.

I love friends to lovers tropes. At 22, Matt & Kieran have known each other for over decade. Kieran fell instantly in love with his best friend who remained clueless. I wish there had been a little more foundation for and insight into the depth of their friendship before we’re on the plane with them to Spain – because they already feel at odds and crumbling.

There’s some angst as Kieran seems finally ready to let go and Matt realizing that he wants more. Plus all the chaos surrounding Matt’s sister’s wedding. I could really feel Kieran’s anguish at thinking everything he wanted is being ripped away contrasted with Matt trying to come to terms with how falling in love with another man and his best friend will change his life.

Their make-up, reunion, and HEA were lovely. I like the way White even gave some HEAs to a few secondary characters as well.

Narration:
Piers Ryman was enjoyable as usual. He’s a great match for White’s writing and characters. He does a good job giving them all unique sounds and personalities. Easy listen.

I received a copy of the audiobook from the author and am leaving an honest review.

About the author:
Brought up in a relatively small town in Hertfordshire, C F White managed to do what most other residents try to do and fail–leave.

Studying at a West London university, she realised there was a whole city out there waiting to be discovered, so, much like Dick Whittington before her, she never made it back home and still endlessly search for the streets paved with gold, slowly coming to the realisation they’re mostly paved with chewing gum. And the odd bit of graffiti. And those little circles of yellow spray paint where the council point out the pot holes to someone who is supposedly meant to fix them instead of staring at them vacantly whilst holding a polystyrene cup of watered-down coffee.

Eventually she moved West to East along that vast District Line and settled for pie and mash, cockles and winkles and a bit of Knees Up Mother Brown to live in the East End of London; securing a job and creating a life, a home and a family.

After her second son was born with a rare disability, C F White’s life changed and it brought pen back to and paper after having written stories as a child but never had the confidence to show them to the world. Now, having embarked on this writing journey, C F White can’t stop. So strap in, it’s going to be a bumpy ride

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About the narrator:
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My Favorite Quotes

There’s nothing there for you, Kier. You deserve fantastic things. – Spanish Siesta by @CFWhiteUK #Audiobook narrated by #PiersRyman #MMRomance #FriendsToLovers

“You kissed me.” “Yup.” “You put your lips on mine.” “Yup.” – Spanish Siesta by @CFWhiteUK #Audiobook narrated by #PiersRyman #MMRomance #FriendsToLovers

“Don’t you listen to him!” she exclaimed. “Not a word. Words are nothing. Actions are what counts, son. Big, brave actions!” – Spanish Siesta by @CFWhiteUK #Audiobook narrated by #PiersRyman #MMRomance #FriendsToLovers

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