Thursday, June 27, 2019

I Wished for You by Colette Davison Audiobook Tour

Three wishes.

Seb wants to be happy.
Matt wants to find ‘the one.’
Connor wants them.

Two drunken kisses.

Seb didn’t plan to kiss Matt and Connor, but he doesn’t regret it, even if it has changed their friendship forever.

Matt has never considered dating a man before, let alone two. Despite his confusion, being with Seb and Connor feels right.

One uncertain future.

Connor’s potential fate has stopped him living and loving. Can he face his fears to be with the men he loves?

***Warning: Contains explicit language and scenes***

Audiobook Details
Length: 6 hrs, 24 mins
Narrator: Piers Ryman

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"Wow," Matt breathed as a shooting star shot across the now dark sky, trailing a tail of light behind it.

"That's awesome," Seb said. "Hey, aren't you meant to wish on shooting stars or something?"

Matt stood, watching the sky intently. He'd finished his second can of beer and started on his third before he saw another shooting star.

"I wish I could find the one," he yelled at the star.

Anything was worth a shot. Every girl he'd dated had held the promise of being the one, but every relationship had fizzled out within weeks or months. He was getting close to believing he'd permanently be shut in the friend zone by every woman he knew.

"My turn," Seb said, leaping up to stand beside Matt. "Find me a star."

"There might not be any more," Connor pointed out.

A glance over his shoulder told Matt that Connor was still sitting, nursing a can of beer in his cupped hands. With their breath frosting on the air in front of them, Matt and Seb kept a fierce watch on the sky.

"There," Matt said, pointing towards the far right as a star shot across the darkness.

"I wish to be happy again," Seb yelled.

Matt turned to Connor. "It's your turn."

Connor shook his head.

"Why not?"

Connor met Matt's curious stare. "I've already had one wish come true. I figure I'd be pushing my luck to make a second."

Matt's eyebrows shot up. "Oh? Do we get to know what this wish of yours was?"

Pink splashed across Connor's nose and cheeks. He looked down, mumbling his answer. "I wished for friends. Someone I could count on. I met the two of you right after."

Matt's chest clenched. He tried to speak, but his voice stuck fast in his throat.

"Really?" Seb asked, staring intently at Connor as he sat in the middle chair.

Connor lifted his eyes again, staring at Seb and then at Matt. "Yeah." He looked to the sky. "I mean… it was probably a coincidence, but I wished for you, and there you were."

Tears stung Matt's eyes. He ran his hand over them and down his face, sniffing loudly. "Well, fuck, Con…" He wasn't even sure what it was he wanted to say. "I'm glad we met you, too," he managed. "I'm glad we could help you when you needed us."

"You still do," Connor said softly. "Every day."

"Okay, shut the fuck up now," Matt said, trying not to cry. He flopped into the third chair. "I'm not nearly drunk enough to be getting this sentimental. More booze!"

Seb handed him a full can, and together, they sat and watched the occasional light show of falling stars as they drank into the night.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Oddly enough, I Wished for You has proven to be a rather difficult audiobook to write a review for. I say it’s odd because I thoroughly enjoyed both the story and the narration but am at a loss for words to properly explain why. You see, for me, it’s so well-balanced that I’m not sure where to start. Colette Davison has written a story that gives me the perfect amount of romance, self-discovery, angst, drama, baggage, and love, and then went and topped it off with an extra guy. So, I’ve not only had the pleasure of listening to a story that has hit all my warm and fuzzy romance boxes perfectly, but she made it a polyamorous romance that develops among three guys who have been friends since school. It’s practically the perfect romance for me. That’s not to say that Seb, Matt, and Connor have it easy as I did say there’s the right amount of angst and drama, but it was enough of both to satisfy my appetite yet not so much that I was over it. While I’m trying to avoid specifics because I think readers and listeners should get to encounter the various obstacles and successes the guys encounter along the way on their own, I have to say that I think what really did it for me was that the guys were so considerate of one another’s needs – emotional and physical – and did all that they could to allow each other to move at their own speed. There was a concerted effort by each man not to pressure his other partners to move faster than they were ready for and I found that level of consideration to be… see, word loss, because heartwarming isn’t the word I’m going for, but I can’t think of the perfect word to express how much this touched me.

As for the narration, Piers Ryman was awesome. I believe this is the first audiobook I’ve listened to in which all the characters are British, and I adored it. Even though I love a British accent, I’ve been hesitant to listen to an audiobook in which all the characters are British (or maybe I haven’t found one yet), but upon listening to the sample and hearing the slur of a drunk, broken-hearted Seb, I had to hear the whole thing. While I’m not naïve (or ignorant) enough to say that all British people sound alike, I’m not educated on the specific accents, so I can’t even begin to suggest where the lads are from. What I will say is that despite there being three main male characters and Ryman having to perform them as both sober and intoxicated (as well as other heightened emotions) at various points in the story, not once was I confused as to who was speaking – this includes when I would cue the book back up after several hours to resume listening to it after work. Seb, Matt, and Connor’s voices were so distinct from one another that it made it far easier to listen to than I anticipated, which only made it even more enjoyable. I Wished for You is a first for me from both Colette Davison and Piers Ryman, but I certainly hope to be able to read and/or listen to more by both the author and the narrator.

Colette’s personal love story began at university, where she met her future husband. An evening of flirting, in the shadow of Lancaster castle, eventually led to a fairytale wedding. She’s enjoying her own ‘happy ever after’ in the north of England with her husband, two beautiful children and her writing.

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Piers Ryman

I am a British actor and narrator, with my own permanent home studio. In addition to audiobook narration, I have also worked in theatre, film and commercials for many years.

I especially enjoy working with period drama and romance, but am happy to work on any kind of material.

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