Audiobook Review: 4 Star Review for Uncorked (Bottled Up #4) by Andrew Grey #MM #Romance @andrewgreybooks @dreamspinners

CoverTitle: Uncorked (Bottled Up #4)
Author Name & Publisher: Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 23, 2009 – 214 pgs


Bobby Bielecki is heading home from art school to help run the family wine store so his adopted father and partner can take a vacation. While filling in, Bobby will have to deal with his once-best friend and lost love, Kenny, who pushed him away from their burgeoning relationship, encouraging him follow his dreams and realize his artistic talents. Despite the tension between them, Bobby and Kenny decide to put their differences aside and work together to figure out what happened to a case of expensive wine. Their investigation leads them to a young runaway and people from Bobby’s past, and dealing with them reminds Bobby and Kenny of how close they once were. But despite their growing feelings, Bobby is afraid Kenny will do what he’s done before and push Bobby away for his own good.

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This book surprised me. I didn’t realize when I picked it up it was going to be different characters than the first book were. Instead of Sean and Sam, we got their two adopted sons (well, one was adopted, but they took the other one in as well). Bobby and Kenny were close from the time they met at school until they were getting ready to head off to college. Feelings were well expressed and they started to grow apart.
I have to say I really liked the fun playful side of things that were mixed in with the heavier relationship stuff that was being dealt with along with the whole “growing up” stuff they both had to deal with.
Overall, it was a great story with a little angst at times. I felt like things were not so well written towards the end as time progressed and the school final project neared and it really threw me off. Now, I had the audiobook version so I don’t know if that was part of it or if that’s how the actual story was, but I didn’t like it at all.
The way the two men came together felt… too easy as well. They’d had so many chances to fix the problem before they did and then POOF it was so easy to overcome and it made me roll my eyes and lose a bit of interest because normal people would’ve wanted more said.
However, overall, good narration, good story.


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Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and now writes full time.

Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing)  He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.


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