Wendy reviews ‘A Boy Made of Sunshine’ by Colette Davison Narrated by Dan Calley audio version published October, 20, 2020 length: 6 hours 26 minutes.
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After taking early retirement from the police force, Liam is happy avoiding people and tending to his roses. Or he was, until Felix moves in next door.
Felix is taking a break from his acting career, even though he’s on the cusp of stardom. With his cheeky, persistent, and very naughty behavior, he gets under Liam’s skin instantly.
Felix needs someone who can set him boundaries – man who can handle him firmly, but with love. Liam doesn’t think he needs anyone, until Felix brings much needed sunshine into his life.
Will Felix choose stability and love, or a life of glitz and glamour?
A Boy Made of Sunshine is a light hearted gay romance with a grumpy ex-detective, a brash new neighbor, a cute Dalmatian puppy, and lots of brattish behavior.
* A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.
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Young and upcoming celebrity, Felix moves to a sleepy little town and lands next door to a grumpy retired police detective. What could possibly happen?
This story goes pretty much exactly the way you might think. Felix is vibrant and social and has a Dalmatian puppy. He’s been in the acting business for years and while that gives him certain license to let others deal with the messy business of daily life, like cooking and mowing the lawn, he’s surprisingly responsible and a hard worker. You have to be in order to get anywhere in the movies. He’s tired though and needs a break. Moving to his new sea side digs seems to be the perfect answer. What he wasn’t expecting was Liam.
Liam retired from the police force early… for reasons. He’s jaded and set in his ways and just wants to be left to his roses. He doesn’t want to chat with his new, very cute neighbor, he doesn’t want to listen to his neighbor’s puppy barking or the parties that he will probably be throwing all the time because that’s what cute young guys with questionable artwork do right? Annnnd, he certainly doesn’t want the talkative young man that won’t leave him be to call him Daddy, or does he?
I thought this was a cute story. Felix was a sweet character that needed guidance and someone to make sure he did things like eat regularly. He also has some light kinks that he finds he wants to explore. Liam was IMO, more gruff than Dom but he was very, very good at making Felix be patient. The BDSM in this story was light, some spanking and trust exercises like blind folds. That seemed to be what the relationship was geared to, learning to trust.
I honestly didn’t know how the author was going to resolve the story and I give her kudos for the unexpected ending. It was a refreshing take and I really appreciated that.
I’ll mention Dan Calley, who I’ve not listened to before. I needed some time to get used to his accent. I liked his voice for Felix. It felt like it matched the character well, but I wasn’t quite as happy with his voice/accent choice for Liam. I found it gruff and less educated than I would expect from a person of his background, but that’s totally personal preference.
8.5 Pots of Gold or 85% recommended
Colette’s personal love story began at university, where she met her future husband. An evening of flirting, in the shadow of Lancaster castle, eventually led to a fairytale wedding. She’s enjoying her own ‘happy ever after’ in the north of England with her husband, two beautiful children and her writing.
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