Narrator: Will Damron

Guthrie Brothers series by Lori Foster

Posted December 15, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 1 Comment

Guthrie Brothers series by Lori FosterDon't Tempt Me by Lori Foster
Series: Guthrie Brothers #1
Narrator: Will Damron
Published by Harlequin Audio on 07-26-16
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
Source: Library
Audio | Goodreads
three-stars

Love comes along when it's least wanted.

Jason Guthrie has no time for entanglements - between helping out his widowed brother and teenage nephew and getting his hometown back on its feet, his days are spoken for. But his nights are another story.... And when his lovely new neighbor, Honor Brown, reluctantly accepts his help in remodeling her house, Jason finds himself wishing his handyman skills could knock down the defenses she keeps building around herself.

Martial arts teacher Sullivan Dean knows real danger when he sees it - even when it takes the form of the gorgeous blonde helping her friend move in across the street. After putting his wayward past behind him to focus on teaching control to troubled kids, Sullivan has learned to avoid party girls like Lexie Perkins. But Sullivan can't seem to keep his hands off the real woman behind that flirty charm - or keep his heart from landing at her feet.

read it, track it is a way for me to track books for my reading challenges and the reviews will be super short.

My Goodreads status when I started Don’t Tempt Me:
Why do they pick male narrators for books told through the herione’s POV? I’m having a hard time focusing on his voice. I’ve started it over 4 times already. I’ll give it about an hour and if I can’t stay in the story I’m switching to the ebook.

I in fact did not switch to the ebook since I knew I could finish it at work in one day vs. taking a few nights to read it before bed.

Another status up on the narration:

Wow the narrator has a voice that claims me . . . into sleep. I didn’t realize until the scene was almost over that the couple is not the main couple but the other one. A little confusing having two romances going on and the narrator not really do much to change his voices to help me catch on to it. 
I will say by the time I finished Don’t Tempt Me I got use to Will Damron narration. I feel like his voice and delivery would be better served with a different genre than romance.
While the narration was not my favorite I did enjoy the story and continued to the next book in the series.

Guthrie Brothers series by Lori FosterWorth the Wait by Lori Foster
Series: Guthrie Brothers #2
Narrator: Will Damron
Published by Harlequin Audio on 07-25-17
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
Source: Library
Audio | Goodreads
three-stars

Ready or not - love will find a way.

Single dad Hogan Guthrie is getting his life back on track, and working as the "barbecue master" at a local diner is just a temporary detour. He and restaurant owner Violet Shaw constantly butt heads - until one night they end up mingling other parts instead. Hogan thought he had the recipe for happiness all figured out. But loyal, carefree Violet is daring him to trust his impulses...and see just how sweet small-town living - and loving - can be.

Nathan Hawley traded his SWAT team credentials for a sheriff's badge, but a gorgeous new neighbor is shaking up his orderly life. Nathan has a hunch there's more to Brooklin Sweet than meets the eye - but given her caution about getting involved, he has his work cut out for him. Still, there's something about the elusive beauty Nathan can't walk away from - and helping her come to terms with her past might pave the way to the future they both secretly long for.

 

Why did I listened to Worth the Wait when I didn’t love Damron’s delivery for the first novel in the series? I wanted to get through the book as fast as I could and listening at work is the fastest way. I will continue to read more in the series if there is another book or novella.

What I enjoyed the most from the Guthrie Brothers series is getting two romances within each book. There’s an ‘A’ couple and a ‘B’ couple. The ‘A’ couple being the Guthrie Brothers and their women. Their stories are front and center with a side romance story involving their friends and their love interests.

I liked this element because I find a majority of contemporary romances can get a little slow when the book focuses on one couple. Dividing time between two couples in a novel helps fight this issue.

If you’re a Lori Foster fan or a fan of small town romances surrounding family and friends you will enjoy the Guthrie Brothers series. I hope Hogan’s son gets his own story a few years (his years not real life years) down the road. I would even be happy with a novella about him when he gets a little older.

About Lori Foster

Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a Waldenbooks, Borders, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Berkley, Silhouette and Samhain. She is currently with Harlequin.

Lori believes it’s important to give back to the community as much as possible, and for that reason she ran special contests in conjunction with a publisher, facilitating many first sales for new authors. She routinely organizes events among authors and readers to gather donations for various organizations.

Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.

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