3.5 Stars for Charlie’s Hero (Heroes #1) by Nic Starr {AUDIOBOOK} #MM #Romance @Dreamspinners @nicstarooo


Title: Charlie’s Hero (Heroes #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Nic Starr (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: June 17, 2015 – 200 pgs


Schoolteacher Charlie Matthews returns to his hometown, looking to regain a sense of community, reconnect with friends, and settle down. It looks like his dreams have come true when paramedic Josh Campbell attends an accident at the school. It’s love at first sight, and a romance begins.

But Josh’s reluctance to come out to the brother who raised him, puts pressure on their fledgling relationship. While Charlie understands Josh’s concerns, he can’t help growing impatient. After all, Charlie came out years ago.

It’s not until Charlie confronts his own parents and realizes he hasn’t come to terms with their rejection that he fully understands what Josh has to lose. But Josh is Charlie’s hero, and Josh will do anything to prove to Charlie that to be part of a family, he doesn’t need his parents.

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This review is for the audiobook read by Joel Leslie.
Charlie’s Hero is a light, enjoyable, and sexy story. But I feel the narration distracts a little from the story instead of enhancing it.
Joel Leslie’s voices are good in this reading, but overall it seems a bit over-acted. I would have rated the text version at 4 stars instead of 3.5.
Charlie and Josh are great characters, well-developed and relatable. Their romance is sweet and sexy. The sex scenes are well-written, plentiful, and hot! Even though this is the first of a series it is also a good stand-alone book.
I enjoyed this story but found it a little slow. It didn’t suck me in and really engage me.
I recommend this to anyone looking for an easy and sexy, contemporary read.


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Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn’t give it up for the world.

Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told!

When not writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family–an understanding husband and two beautiful daughters–and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.


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