Friday, August 24, 2018

Spencer Cohen Book Two by N.R. Walker Audiobook Review

Finally going from fake-boyfriends to the real thing, Spencer Cohen and Andrew Landon are trying to take things slow. They know what they have could be something special and despite the flammable sexual tension, they don’t want to crash and burn.

Spencer is learning to open up, sharing the secrets of his past with Andrew. Afraid to put his heart on the line, yet seemingly unable to stop it, Spencer knows he’s falling in love with him. Andrew is petrified of leaping in blindly, yet it seems the slower they go, the faster they fall.

As they navigate their new relationship, Spencer worries Andrew will freak out when he takes on a new client. But it’s not a normal case and Spencer soon realises things are not what they seem. When things take a downward turn and they work together to help the client, Spencer and Andrew need to decide if they’re ready for the next step.

Audiobook Details
Length: 6 hrs, 34 mins
Narrator: Joel Leslie

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Book 2
Audiobook Buy Links

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Ebook Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
~  Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I absolutely adore Andrew and Spencer. The second book in the Spencer Cohen series picks up where book one ended – the morning after Spencer’s drunken meltdown. I actually re-listened to book one before beginning book two and the transition is perfect. In fact, it took supreme effort to write this review BEFORE cueing up book three because I suspect it will continue on with Spencer and Andrew’s story just as seamlessly. Not to mention, I’m chomping at the bit to listen to book four now that I know who Yanni is and really need to see that poor child find his happiness.

Being as book one was time spent fake dating, book two sees Andrew and Spencer embarking upon the official beginning of their relationship. Mind you, they first had to admit that they had feelings for one another and wanted to see where things could lead, but fortunately for all involved (the characters and this listener), Walker didn’t draw this part out at all. No, the author saved that particular brand of torture for the consummation of the relationship. Due to Andrew’s tendency to jump into things too quickly and Spencer’s lack of a past relationship, the two agree to take things slowly and get to know one another before jumping into bed together. Thankfully, the guys agreed that making out didn’t break that rule and they were quite generous in what constituted making out – and good grief, am I lucky that my Echo Dot didn’t overheat with all the steam or short circuit because of all the sexual tension. While all that sexual tension made for some delicious scenes, what I really enjoyed was getting to know both Spencer and Andrew even better as their relationship progressed. I thought the manner in which Andrew had to deal with his feelings about Spencer’s job was pure genius on the author’s part because not only did both men have to acknowledge their feelings and their partner’s feelings about Spencer continuing to fake-date others, but it provided for additional conflict as details about Lance and Yanni’s breakup were unveiled. Walker does a superb job of weaving the web of Spencer’s and Andrew’s lives so that when the various parts overlap and intersect, it feels organic and not contrived. And I’ll admit to listening to the “Mexican persuasion” scene more than once because that was epic – I really would LOVE to see that scene play out in live action because Spencer and Emilio were perfect (and my hats off to Joel Leslie for making that scene so fun to listen to). Being as this is the second book in a four-book series, it ended before I was ready, but fortunately for me, I have book three ready to go.

The extremely talented Joel Leslie returned to the mic to reprise the roles of Spencer, Andrew, and Spencer’s circle of friends in Spencer Cohen Book Two. Not only was it great to spend more time with this tight-knit group of friends, but Leslie brings to life new additions to the cast of characters, creating warm and distinct voices for Andrew’s parents and a broken vulnerability to Yanni’s voice that makes it easy to see why Spencer’s circle is growing in leaps and bounds. I cannot wait to listen to his performance in book three but perhaps I’ll wait a bit after all, just so I can have an excuse to re-listen to books one and two again. Decisions, decisions.

Also Available in the Spencer Cohen Series

Book 1
Audiobook Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Audible  ~  iTunes

Ebook Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
~  Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our Spencer Cohen Book One Audiobook Review post.

N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance. She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way.

She is many things: a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who live in her head, who don’t let her sleep at night unless she gives them life with words. She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things... but likes it even more when they fall in love.

She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.

She’s been writing ever since...

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Joel Leslie is a UK transplant, growing up with American parents in a British commonwealth.  A classically trained actor with an MFA in theatre from USC, he is often cast for his unique ability to deliver native, authentic combinations of American and British sounds. His great range and ability to bring characters to life with honesty, wit and versatility delights producers and listeners alike.

He is proud to have a strong following with m/m listeners and an ongoing relationship with some of the finest writers in the genre. He loves that every day he gets to share these beautiful, inspirational and empowering GLBT characters with the world.

His authors have praised him as “a narrator among narrators, a man whose ability to create different characters rests on the power of his voice and his impeccable delivery,” and a “true delight…" "his professionalism, good humor, and charm make him a dream to work with,” "Anyone else would only be second best.”

Joel has consistent access to his home studio for all production needs. When not in the booth he spends his time chasing after two loquacious wiener dogs.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free audiobook copy of Spencer Cohen Book Two by N.R. Walker, narrated by Joel Leslie to listen to and review.

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