- Release Date:20/06/2017
- Publisher: Marshall Thornton
This is the first book by this author that I have read, well listened to. I have to say things happened that I really wasn't expecting. I must also say I was sitting here at times thinking... Oh no, this is not going to end well, and then the next minute I would be laughing.
I really did feel for Lionel throughout the book, he was out and proud, but at one stage to fit in with others, he was toning everything down, so he just blended in with the crowd, it seemed like if he acted and dressed his usual way, nobody would take him seriously.
Now Dog..... what do I say about him...... well, some things that I really can't say here!! He originally came across as a nice guy, but then the way he reacted to some things, and you were thinking... no, he is not really going to do that.... but he did, and then I really began to dislike him.
However, the more you listened the more you realised that Dog was scared stiff of being rejected by not only his family, but also by his so called friends in the gay softball team. The main reason for this was due to the fact Lionel is so femme, and even Lionel says that people are afraid of gay men who are femme. This really did make me sit and think about things, and realise in todays world how true this was.
Dog is surprised about what some of his softball friends actually say about Lionel, and he then realises he was thinking the same, and to me I think he then began to feel quite ashamed of what he had done. Quite right too, dates where he abandoned Lionel was just not on.
I have to say, things were looking bleak for Lionel and Dog to have any kind of relationship, but then Dog realises how special Lionel is, and now all he has to do is convince Lionel that he is serious about him, and he doesn't have to hide his femme side. Is there any way of Dog doing this??
If you love an audio where you will laugh but also get rather miffed with one of the main characters, then listen to this audio. I must congratulate Joel Leslie for another great narration on this audio, and yet again he kept me entertained the whole way through. I have actually listened to this twice already, but can guarantee that I will be listening to it again.