Groomzilla (Audio Review)

groomzillaTitle: Groomzilla
Author: Tere Michaels and Nick J. Russo (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Release Date: September 1st 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary/Comedy
Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.08 stars out of 5

When drama threatens to ruin a romance on a reality show, only a true friend can save a groomzilla’s wedding.

Daniel Green, an event planner with a neat, quiet, orderly life, reluctantly agrees to plan the wedding of his childhood friend Ander, an outrageous fashion designer soon to marry a wealthy entertainment lawyer named Rafe. To complicate matters, the happy couple have agreed to have their wedding made into a reality show—something that practical Daniel isn’t sold on.

Daniel is neither a romantic nor a wedding planner, but he’s the only person in the world who can manage Ander. Distracting him from his mission is Owen Grainger, a too-handsome-to-be-true producer whose quiet charm pulls Daniel into his orbit.

When the stress of the show triggers bad behavior from Ander, co-producer Victor Pierce decides it’s the key to a ratings bonanza, and he begins to undermine Ander and Rafe’s relationship to create more drama. Daniel is determined to protect his friend and his own reputation, but when he finds himself falling hard for Owen, there’s much more at stake than ratings.

Belens Audio Book Review

Nicely narrated by Nick J. Russo (though if I’m honest I would have preferred a different voice for Owen), with a nice amount of humor, this was just a fun listen.

Told entirely from Daniel’s POV, this solid buddy comedy comes with sweet side of romance, and I’m happy with how it turned out. But a slight warning: I was well prepared for the steam level in this to be low, and for the romance to not be a spotlight plot point. I cannot imagine how disappointed I would have been if I hadn’t had forewarning.

I absolutely loved Ander and Daniel’s, and also Daniel and Owen’s interactions. Though I don’t watch “reality” TV, I can understand the allure. But I’m a real sucker for humor, and I felt like it was done really well here. The narration keeps it moving spectacularly well, and Nick J. Russo brings out the humor in spades.


This is a super funny, playful, and filled with witty banter comedy with a side story romance, which is totally worth 5 hours of your day!

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Review Copy

Audio copy of Groomzilla provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I’m in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future

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