Title: The Nothingness of Ben
Author: Brad Boney and Charlie David (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 5th 2013
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5
Ben Walsh is well on his way to becoming one of Manhattan’s top litigators, with a gorgeous boyfriend and friends on the A-list. His life is perfect until he gets a phone call that brings it all crashing down: a car accident takes his parents, and now he must return to Austin to raise three teenage brothers he barely knows.
During the funeral, Ben meets Travis Atwood, the redneck neighbor with a huge heart. Their relationship initially runs hot and cold, from contentious to flirtatious, but when the weight of responsibility starts wearing on Ben, he turns to Travis, and the pressure shapes their friendship into something that feels a lot like love. Ben thinks he’s found a way to have his old life, his new life, and Travis too, but love isn’t always easy. Will he learn to recognize that sometimes the worst thing imaginable can lead him to the place he was meant to be?
Normally this kind of story would drive me insane.
It has a whole non-communication thing and a stupid break up…and yet, I really, really liked it. Because every part of it was blended so it made sense as a whole. So kudos Brad Boney for making me love something I would normally hate. But the main praise goes to Charlie David who does an absolutely wonderful job with the narration.
When I was finished all I could think was now, now I see what all the fuss has been about! I cannot wait to see how this continues!