Title: Stay (Blackcreek #2)
Author: Riley Hart and Luke Itzvic (Narrator)
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: September 27th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.8 stars out of 5
Wes Jensen just lost the sister who raised him, and gained custody of his niece. The last thing he needs to add to his full plate is dealing with Braden Roth, the one-night-stand who continues to try to push his way into Wes’ life. He has a kid to raise now, and Wes isn’t great at getting close anyway.
Braden has never had a woman or a man sneak out on him the morning after. From the start, Wes intrigues him, and Braden isn’t one to deny himself something he wants. And he wants Wes. The more time he spends with Wes and the little girl who constantly keeps them on their toes, the more Braden realizes this isn’t just about getting the guy who walked away.
As their lives intertwine more and more, Wes discovers Braden isn’t as shallow as he thought. But after everything Wes lost in his life, he isn’t sure he can risk his heart, and truly want Braden to stay—and if he did, would Wes’ quiet life be enough for Braden?
I love it when a sophomore story in a series winds up even better than the first!
What can I say? This just did it for me. This was a great story, with great audio, and a terrific way to get my mind off a stressful situation.
I loved watching Wes grow up (metaphorically), deal with the loss of his sister, be needed by his niece, and seeing him fall in love with Braden.
*sighs* Braden. I just loved this fun-loving, free-spirited character. His attitude, his humor, his ability to get Wes to open up. I loved it all.
But mostly I loved the narration. Luke Itzvic brings the story to life with excellent character voices, steady pacing, wonderful emoting, and a clear sense of who these men are.
The story is fantastic with lots of heartwarming moments, plenty of passion, a dash of angst, and thankfully no melodrama, but the star once again is Itzvic’s narration.
I loved the story and the narration, and can easily recommend picking up Stay along with the first story, Collide.