When It’s Right – Aria Grace


Title: When It’s Right
Format: Audiobook
Author: Aria Grace
Publisher: Aria Grace
Release Date: November 17, 2014
Genre(s): M/M Coming Out
Page Count: 97
Audio Length: 3 hours 7 minutes
Reviewed by: JLoves2Read
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love Has No Boundaries” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.

When Shane Greenly left his home in Casper Mountain, Wy, he was leaving more than just the closet. He needed a fresh start to pursue his dream of running a dog training ranch without having to deny who he really is.

Meeting Alex was one of the best things that could have happened to Shane. They were at the beginning of a wonderful relationship when the unthinkable happened and Shane had to leave. The consequences of his past mistakes could not be hidden any longer.

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love Has No Boundaries” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.


I have to be honest and say this book was a little bit of a letdown for me, maybe it was the narrator and his lack of enthusiasm and inflection while reading, or the frequent plosives that occurred throughout the book — overall, with the narrator and a lack of story I was really disappointed.

The story itself was based on a cute plot, two men brought together by their love of Animals only to have their love grow into something deeper and committed. I found myself chuckling along with Alex as he let us into his mind and feeling bad for Shane while he struggled with life changing decisions.

I really think that this book could have been better had the author given us a bit more background into Alex’s life, then after the conflict was resolved maybe give the reader a bit more of Alex and Shane living as a couple. However, I understand it was meant to be a short story so the author had to draw the boundary somewhere.

The chemistry between Shane and Alex was pretty hot, in the few scenes we got — especially after Shane got over his shyness and embraced being a gay man. It was good to watch Shane go through the transition from barely out-of-the-closet to out-and-proud as his relationship grows with Alex. Overall, I just could not connect with the story the way I wish — and I think this was due to the narration. Hopefully one day the author will continue on with Shane and Alex’s story and maybe if that happens I will read their story rather than listen 2.5 Stars.

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