Dawn reviews Nothing Serious Audio Book by Jay Northcote, which was released on 4th May 2015 by Dreamspinner Press (book was released on 12th August 2014, by Dreamspinner Press and is 139 pages long).
This audio book was provided free of charge for an honest review by the author.
Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies Length: 4 hours 19 mins
Noah thinks he’s nothing special. Average height, a bit on the skinny side, and cute but rather geeky, he’s relentlessly ordinary. He certainly doesn’t expect to be noticed by Sol, the gorgeous dark-haired stranger Noah sees on his commute home most days. But when Noah’s friend, Dom, persuades Noah to take a huge risk in a bid to get Sol’s attention, things turn out better than Noah dared to hope. Noah and Sol start dating, and much to Noah’s surprise, his feelings seem to be reciprocated.
But Noah’s insecurities make him doubt Sol. He doesn’t believe he’s interesting enough or sexy enough to hold Sol’s attention, and as Sol tries to get closer, Noah’s instinct is to pull away to protect himself. If their relationship is going to survive, Sol needs to convince Noah that he sees Noah very differently than Noah sees himself. Because to Sol, Noah is something very special indeed.
This is the third audio book that I have listened to by Jay Northcote that is narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies. I have to say yet again Matthew has excelled himself. I love how he does all the voices of the characters in the story, and I have to say I look forward to hearing more from him.
I think a lot of people will be able to relate to Noah, as he is very insecure about his looks and how people perceive him. He sees Sol most days on the underground as he travels to and from work, but can’t pluck up the courage to talk to him. He confides in a close friend, Dom, who he works with, and Dom persuades Noah to do something completely out of character to get Sol to notice him.
They do become a couple, but Noah is still so insecure, that he really can’t understand why Sol is with him, and he honestly believes that Sol could find himself someone who is better looking than he is. Noah is practically living at Sols place, even to the extent that they have both met the others parents and Sol has given Noah a key to the house, and yet still Noah feels inadequate, especially when he sees the drawings that Sol has done… and one is a picture of an ex-boyfriend, who is the total opposite of Noah.
Noah knows that he loves Sol, even after such a short time, but when Sol asks him to move in with him, Noah is stunned……. and refuses as he doesn’t think that Sol has the same feelings for him……
Can Sol persuade Noah that he is serious, and that they have a chance together?? Will Noah finally realise that Sol does have the same feelings for him?? Will they ever get to chance to have a real heart to heart??
Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England, with her husband, two children, and two cats.
She comes from a family of writers, but she always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed her by. She spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content. One day, she decided to try and write a short story–just to see if she could–and found it rather addictive. She hasn’t stopped writing since.
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