The Bride’s Brother (standalone)
Author: J.P. Oliver
Narrator: Randi Johnson
Themes and genres: Contemporary LGBT Romance, mistaken identity, coming out
WARNING: Mature Content
Is it wrong to be attracted to the groom in a wedding? Or I thought he was the groom! No, this guy is open and single and… into me? Is he into me?
He’d be the first for quite some time.
I have to admit, seeing all these weddings come and go can be a bit much when you go home all by yourself. But is it ethical to date a client’s brother?
He’s such a snob, but I guess he’s no worse than my sister. I’m always the one shoved around by everyone–but even him?
At least he understands when it’s a case of mistaken identity. I certainly never said I was marrying my sister. That would be one screwed up situation and besides, I’m not much for women anyway.
Still, I’ve never met quite anyone like him. He’s seen so much love, but he doesn’t have any for himself. I wouldn’t mind changing that.
What I think of the book:
I’ve stated in the general information above that this book is a standalone, but given how often Toby’s gay brothers are mentioned, I’m starting to suspect that the author might write a book about each of them. As for Toby’s book…
It’s cutesy, it’s corny when the characters flirt with each other, but in an enjoyable way.
I found myself smiling, even though it was a predictable sweet romance with some adult content frown in. I felt like Hunter’s sister and Toby’s assistant were underdeveloped and kind of just there to move the plot along, but if you like your books to be concentrated solely on the main characters instead of making you feel like they – and you along with them – are a part of a larger world, then I guess that wouldn’t bother you.
Now for the audio part of the audiobook.
I’ve recently reviewed another also narrated by Randi Johnson and complained about the female roles, saying that it might be (at least partially) the author’s fault as they didn’t give the narrator much to work with. After listening to The Bride’s Brother, I’m more convinced that that was the case since the women here sound better. However, the two male leads have very similar voices.
Who would I recommend this book to? If you like Hallmark romances, then The Bride’s Brother is something you’d probably enjoy.
My rating: (4/5 wedding rings)
Would I re-listen to this book? Maybe.
Where can you buy the book?
Other books by this narrator that I’ve already reviewed:
- Unscripted Hearts by Peter Styles (narrated by Randi Johnson | Contemporary LGBT Romance, gay, parenthood)
Have you read anything by this author or listened to anything by this narrator?
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