Author: Jack Byrne
Narrator: Jonathan David
Length: 5 hours 37 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (31st March 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts
Blurb: Jake Tanner is a gay asexual man who finds peace on his small Australian farm and is content to lead a quiet life taking care of his animals. Then a random act of kindness on his part sets in motion a complex series of events that results in him playing the piano in a local pub and meeting Damien Jamieson, a sexy gay biker with a penchant for leather. Damien finds Jake instantly irresistible, but that could be the worst thing for their budding relationship, as Damien is determined to bed the reluctant Jake. However, Jake has no intention of going along with his plan. If there’s a chance for anything between them, Damien will have to figure out how to turn Jake on without scaring him off.
Review: Wow! I never understood fully asexuality and I think this story of sexual differences and strong attraction gives me a new insight. Jake Tanner has been hurt and rejected, living a life that has him both discriminated against my homophobes and ostracized as a prude by the gay men he’s been involved with in the past. No one understands, so he just avoids the frustration and heartbreak by not getting involved.
Damien is sex on a stick, with a kink for control that instantly scares Jake away. Which makes Damien’s strong attraction is pretty big problem. How can Jack not get turned on, how can he live a full life without the intense sexual interactions Damien is used to? It’s basic human nature right? Maybe the right person just hasn’t come along and Damien can convince Jack? But that can evolve into pain, and heartbreak, mistrust, and violation.
Will Jake ever find someone who understands him? Will Damien find the key to Jake’s heart and be what he needs in bed also? A great listen with surprising challenges and answers that are unique and passionate.
Jonathan’s narration is smooth with a good tempo, I only wish there was an Australian accent to go along with this outback story.
I really have enjoyed everything that Jack Byrne has put together and ACE is another excellent read.