Monday, June 22, 2015

Cruise Control by Kerry Adrienne (audiobook)

Title: Cruise Control
Author: Kerry Adrienne
My Rating: B-
Narrator: Jason P. Hilton

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m) 
Series: Unconditional Surrender
Main Characters: Blake and Parker
Release Date: March 2015
Publisher: Earthshine
Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
Retired soldier Blake Best drives hard—his car, his life, and his choices. Former Airman Parker Monteith is fighting to keep his life on cruise control so he doesn’t lose it all. 

One Maserati brings them together. Can Blake slow down enough to discover the important things aren't in the fast lane? 

My Review:
Overall: 3.25
Performance: 3.0
Story: 3.25

Sometimes stories really work for me in the audiobook format and sometimes they don't. This one didn't work for me. And I'm not sure how much of that was because of the story line and how much of it was because I really didn't enjoy the narrator on this audiobook. Honestly, I think a lot of my problem was in the narration. And it's not that the narrator is bad, he just used such a hick accent for Parker...I hated it and it made him seem like a stupider character than he really is. 

The other side of it is that I just didn't connect to these characters emotionally. This is a short book. It's just over 2 hours in audio format, so that means it's really short. That's just not much time to become emotionally invested in what's happening to them. The book basically takes place over a weekend and that's about the depth of my emotional investment in the story too. It was quick. It was an easy read. But that means it's also easily forgettable  For what it is though, it was fairly entertaining. Besides Blake's sister, I did enjoy what was there. I just don't think it's going to be something that will stick with my past next week. 

But if you're looking for a momentary audiobook diversion, this one may work for you.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

Available at: Amazon | Audible | Goodreads

About Kerry Adrienne:

Kerry loves history and spends large amounts of time wondering about people who lived and walked on Earth in the past. She’s a mom to three daughters, six cats, and various small animals, including a panther chameleon. Her shoe horde will attest to her fine shopping skills.

In addition to writing, she’s a college instructor, artist, costumer, and editor. Her new love is her Mini Cooper Convertible, Sheldon, and they have already gone on many adventures.

Kerry is represented by Marisa Corvisiero.

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