Thursday, June 29, 2017

Reviewing the Audiobook See Me by KC Wells & Joel Leslie.

See Me (Lightning Tales, #3) by K.C. Wells, Narrator: Joel Leslie 3*
BLURB: Adrian DeSoto spent most of his time in high school being bullied and beaten up, simply because he was perceived as gay. Always slight, effeminate, he was the perfect victim for guys like Martin Cavanaugh, one of the high school jocks. When it all got too much, Adrian was faced with two options, one more devastating than the other. Eleventh grade saw a new Adrian, one who hid his fears and pain behind a mask in a bid to survive.
Eleven years later, and Adrienne is one of the top drag acts in Orlando. She’s fierce, funny and exuberant. A face from the past gives her a shock, and after that there’s only one thing on her mind—revenge.
Marty Cavanaugh has a particular kink. He loves it when a drag queen goes down on him. But that’s as far as it goes. He won’t admit to himself what’s under that tight fitting dress. And then he meets Adrienne and his whole world goes into a tailspin….
Warning - Contains men in drag, honey! You Have Been Warned.

My Review: I was gifted this audio book for review purposes.
Normally I enjoy KC Wells stories, and I like listening to Joel Leslie, but somehow this time it didn't really work for me. I found Marty a little lacklustre as a character and he never really cam alive for me. As for Adrienne/Adrian the voice Joel chose did not feel right to me. In fact at times it was only the obviously catty attitude of Adrienne that told me which ego of the character was in play. Now some of this is probably just my own feelings interfering with my perception of the story as I had just finished listening to an intense, action-packed, Science Fiction novel and I switched straight to this m/m romance. Some of it might be due to not having read the previous two books, so the world was new to me, without any background to the dynamics of all the characters. I will probably attempt to get the first two books in audio and then try this third one again to see if my opinion changes with more background knowledge.

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