Straight from the Heart (Audio)

Title: Straight from the Heart (Wilde Love #1)
Author: Sam Burns and Gabriel Amari (Narrator)
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 23rd 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


On the same night that Alex finds himself disowned and sleeping on his best friend’s couch, he meets Liam, who saves him from being mugged. It’s a strange time to start a relationship, but everything about Liam feels right. When it becomes apparent that Liam isn’t the prince charming he seems to be, Alex has to deal with some hard truths about not just his new boyfriend, but his own history as well.

Liam is just trying to do his job, but everything keeps getting in the way. First he gets assigned to watch some stranger, then somehow, he finds himself dating the guy. Even if it doesn’t offend the boss, Liam knows the wrong thing to do when he does it. He finds himself wondering, though: is his job really the most important thing in his life, or can he walk away from it all for a brand new relationship?

Straight from the Heart was just what I’d been needing: a good, fun, fast-paced, dual POV, meet cute, love at first sight romance, with a great cast of a characters, and a sweet happy ending.

Uncomplicated, this book isn’t trying to do any more than offer you some escapism hours and two great candidates for your new book boyfriend. There’s even a bit of danger and action!

Gabriel Amari is a new-to-me narrator. He uses clear, distinctive character voices, has a steady pace, and has good breath control. Straight from the Heart is a fun and easy listen that’s great for escaping for a few hours. I’ve enjoyed both stories I’ve read so far and hope the whole Wilde Love series) will get released on audio. Regardless, I need to bump up this series on my TBR.

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Audio copy of Straight from the Heart (Wilde Love #1) provided by the author 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.

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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