Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Weight of it All by N.R. Walker (audiobook)

Title:  The Weight of It All
Author: N.R. Walker
My Rating: A-
Narrator: Joel Leslie

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Main Characters: Henry and Reed
Release Date: October 2017 (audiobook)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
After being dumped by his long-term boyfriend for being overweight, Henry Beckett decides to make some drastic changes. In a vain attempt at getting his boyfriend back, Henry does the most absurdly frightening thing he can think of.

He joins a gym.

Reed Henske is a personal trainer who isn't sure he'll ever be ready to date again. He's sick of guys who are only interested in the perfect body image, never seeing him for who he really is.

As Reed tortures Henry with things like diet and exercise, Henry enamors Reed with recipes and laughter. As the friendship lines start to blur, Henry is convinced there's no way Thor-like Reed could ever be interested in a guy like him.

Reed just has to convince Henry that life isn't about reaching your ideal bodyweight. It's about finding your perfect counterweight.

Contains mature themes.

Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins

My Review:
Overall: 4.25
Performance: 4.25
Story: 4.0

This was just one of those books that was so much fun to listen to because it was completely entertaining and engrossing. I'll admit, the whole time I listened to it, I kept thinking I've read it before. I have no idea if I have or if I've just read another book with a similar story line (which is what I think is the truth) doesn't matter, I still loved listening to it. 

The story is told from Henry's point of view and Henry is kind of a hot mess, but he has a fabulous transformation through the story...and despite what the blurb makes it sound like, this is definitely not a book about Henry's physical transformation. It's about his mental transformation and finding who he is inside. 

What makes the story even better was Reed's backstory. So many emotions in this book. I truly loved it...and even better, it made me want to live a healthier life.

It's a good book. I definitely recommend it!

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