Erryn reviews ‘To Whom It May Concern: A For Him Novella (For Him Book 3.5)’ by A.M. Johnson. This book was released February 17, 2022, and is 101 pgs long. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Kirt Graves and Aaron Shedlock. It was released on February 17, 2022, and is 2 hrs and 40 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I’m always trying new authors and I was looking forward to this one.
To whom it may concern,
I can’t be sure what you’re into. That being said, if you like sexy and sweet romance with a whole lot of quirk, keep reading…
Ever since Clay Saxon’s parents passed away a year ago, he’s been stuck in a rut, running their business, and suffering from the worst writer’s block ever. But when Syrus Albie, a.k.a. yellow sweater guy (you’ll see), walks into The End Book Store, Clay’s mundane little world turns to sunshine.
I don’t want to ruin it, but I can definitely say, when an introverted-as-hell narrator finally meets his favorite author and crush, all of his usual protocols go up in flames.
Set in the For Him world, this stand-alone is the perfect introduction or addition to this steamy MM collection.
I’m new to this series and so wasn’t sure to expect. The blurb says it is a stand-alone and that’s true. Other pairs of men appear, but I was never lost with my two main guys. Syrus and Clay make an adorable couple. Syrus, the shy and introvert who narrates books and Clay, the bookstore owner and writer who brings words to life. As an author, I have a special relationship with my narrators. Nothing like this, of course, but they are people I consider important in my life.
When Syrus reaches out to Clay to ask if he can narrate one of Clay’s gay romance books, the relationship develops quickly. In a way, Syrus already knows Clay – through his words – and he lets down his guard perhaps faster than he might have otherwise. Although the story is short, it packs a lot of punch. And I loved how Clay respected Syrus’s limits and abilities, never pushing. Never testing boundaries.
Finally, of course, I can’t rave about the book without mentioning the narrators Aaron Shedlock and Kirt Graves. I’ve heard quite a few of Kirt’s books in the past and so was thrilled to have him on the project. Aaron was perfect as the down-to-earth out in the world Clay. Kirt was amazing as the introvert and shy Syrus who obviously was far more comfortable in the booth than with people. This is just a lovely novella and I’m so glad I listened.
9/10 Pots of Gold (90% Recommended) – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars
A.M. Johnson lives in Utah with her family where she works as a full-time nurse. If she’s not at the hockey rink with her kiddos, you’ll find her buried in a book or behind the keyboard. She loves romance and all things passionate. Amanda enjoys exploring all genres and bringing life to the human experience.