Audiobook Review – Trust – Ella Frank

03 Apr

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Author: Ella Frank
Series: #3 in the Temptation series
Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆

Narrator: Shannon Gunn
Run Time: 11hrs 2min
Audiobook Producer: Audible Studios
Audiobook Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

Audiobook Review Copy Provided by Publisher

TRUST – verb: to believe in the reliability, truth, or strength of another.
Up until now, Logan Mitchell has never had much of a reason to trust anyone.
Having struggled with a self-identity crisis throughout college, he’s spent the years since then creating a sophisticated facade to present to the world. It’s an armor he thought was impenetrable—until he met Tate Morrison. The gorgeous, headstrong bartender he’d sat across from only months ago has taken a tight hold of his heart, and Logan is discovering that it’s time to let go. It’s time to let someone inside.
After years of placing his dreams on hold for his family, Tate has finally chosen to do what makes him happy and follow his heart. The one thing he never would’ve imagined was that it would lead him into the arms of a man—and not just any man—the striking, never-takes-no-for-an-answer Logan Mitchell.Tate has fallen hard, and as his world is turned on its axis and they move forward together, he finds his life becoming more entwined with the confident, successful lawyer.
Even though neither man expected the other, it’s time to trust in their relationship — but not everything comes so easily…

Trust is the 3rd book in the Temptations series by Ella Frank – each book has covered a different phase of Logan and Tate’s relationship – from Try and the beginning of the relationship, to Take where they took control of their feelings toward each other and finally, Trust, the last stage in the relationship development. Knowing that they have to trust each other in order to more forward and have a future. For the most part I enjoyed Trust, although I will admit that there were a few times that I got bored with the storyline. It felt like certain parts of the story just drug along and I have to wonder why the trilogy couldn’t have been edited down to fit into 1 or 2 books. It just seemed to meander quite a bit and I even toyed with the idea of increasing the narration speed on the audible app to get it going (unfortunately, i discovered that that just doesn’t work for me). I think for me the biggest issue overall, while I found the books to be well-written was that I struggle with multiple books about the same characters, in the same story arc. I think it is the reason that I have steered clear of serial type books, even though the Temptations series was more like 3 full-length novels.

Maybe it was my preconceived notion, but when i saw the name of the narrator, Shannon, I immediately assumed female – because I honestly don’t remember the last time that I came across a guy with that name (maybe it college…). So I was totally expecting a female narrator when i started Trust, and was pleasantly surprised when a very melodic masculine voice came across my car speakers – totally woke me up for the commute into work. One of the problems with picking up a book to listen to after reading the previous two, is that I have voices in my head of what I think the characters sound like and while initially, I had a hard time reconciling Gunn’s narration of Tate with my imagination, but it grew on me. I found his narration of Logan to be well done and he had a wide repertoire of voices for the various secondary characters. I know for sure that I will be looking to see what else is available by him in the future.

Overall, I gave Trust 3 stars and Shannon Hale’s narration 4 stars – so 3.5 overall. Anyone who likes m/m romance and wants to branch out into audiobooks for that genre, this would be a series to maybe look at.

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