Author: Alix Bekins
Narrator: Peter B. Brooke
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Run Time: 6 Hours and 12 Minutes
At a Glance: Peter B. Brooke IS FREAKIN AMAZING
Reviewed By: Amy
Blurb: Bailey McMillan’s life is a mess. The general public blames him for his former employer’s nuclear pollution, resulting in professional disgrace. Humiliated, he takes a job as an editor at a science magazine run by his best friend, John. That part isn’t so bad; Bailey is fond of John, who seems to find Bailey’s abrasive nature amusing.
Unfortunately, working for John also leads to writing an astrology column in exchange for getting free rein in some op-ed articles—and then being sued over one. The (totally coincidental) accuracy of the column offers opportunity for further professional disgrace if anyone discovers its author—and then Bailey digs himself a little deeper.
In an attempt to prove astrology is bogus, he agrees to an experiment to date someone from each star sign. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Bailey’s got a stupid crush on John, who stubbornly insists on a detailed breakdown of every date—bad and otherwise. Bailey’s luck has to improve sometime… right?
Review: I LOVE LOVE LOVE this story. It is getting harder and harder to find a truly funny and romantic story. This book gave me everything I asked for and more. It was light and fun, but with an incredible depth of feeling and character. Bailey is one of my favorite characters of late, and Alix Bekin made it fun to root for Baily, and go on the journey that he was on.
John was so sarcastic, and listening to the subtle queues of John falling in love with Bailey was incredible. I was truly sad when “The End” came along. The author definitely did a lot of research for this book. The horoscope references were on point, and I loved watching Bailey throughout the dates. I was trying to figure out which date was what sign through the whole book.
Narration: Peter B. Brooke IS FREAKIN AMAZING… This was a first time narrator for me, and his narration made an already incredibly written book so much better. Bailey was a complex genius, and I can’t imagine actually reading this in print after hearing Peter represent Bailey.
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