Length: 7hrs 45 mins
Narrator: David Gilmore
Jilted by his fiancé two weeks before their wedding, Nash Marino's outlook on life in general, and love in particular, is jaded. After months of couch-surfing, Nash is fed up. He's sick and tired of his living conditions, worn out by the demands of his nursing job, and despairs of ever finding love again. In fact, he doesn't think he's capable of true love. Monogamy, commitment, companionship, and regular sex...that's all he wants, and the sooner, the better.
When Nash crosses paths with a like-minded man who's also in need of a live-in nurse for a beloved relative, Nash figures all his problems are solved. But matters are complicated by a freak accident and amnesia. When Nash's marriage of convenience scheme is muddied by notions of love after his memory reboot, will their plans go awry, or will Nash's new outlook on life be just what the doctor ordered?
Companion to Til Death Do Us Part
After reading the first book in this series, I was instantly drawn to this author. And after seeing how poor Nash's world was shattered around him in that book, I was so glad to see he'd have his own story here in To Love and To Cherish. With what he went through, he really deserves his own very happy ending! And while the way it happens here in this story is unconventional, in the end I had a huge smile on my face :-)
Nash was so sweet in the first book of this series, so after the way that ended with him losing the man he loved to another-someone he could in no way fault for the situation-I really wanted to see him find love again. What I wasn't expecting was how his attitude would change, and the decision he made as a result of that. Emmitt seems to have the same mindset as Nash, and that thing I wasn't expecting? A marriage of convenience? That kind of threw me for a loop and at first I was unsure of what I would think of the story going this route.
I needn't have worried. Why? Because that freak accident and amnesia bit that you read about in the blurb? It totally turned everything on its head. The relationship between Nash and Emmitt that emerges afterward tugged at my heart and had my smile peeking out as I got to watch the two of them find *gasp* LOVE. It was gradual and tender, and by the end of the story I was completely satisfied.
There's a really good cast of supporting characters in the story, and Oliver was a particular favorite of mine, especially with how he tempered Nash's best friend Harley's attitude toward Nash and Emmitt's arrangement and everything that happened after the accident. Emmitt's grandfather was another bright spot for me with his unconditional love and acceptance of Emmitt.
To Love and To Cherish is another great addition to the Vows series, and was a 4.5-star read for me. Fans of any kind of M/M romance will enjoy this story-you've got a lot of fun tropes thrown in here that all work together to result in a really good read. This book is meant for readers 18+ for adult language and some light M/M sexual content. And now I'm wondering if we might get to go back a little and see how Oliver and Harley got together, or if maybe there's another story in here with someone else from the hospital-and even if there isn't, I'm ready for any story this author is ready to write!
The narration: Okay, so my favorite perk of the narration was getting to hear Emmitt’s grandfather brought to life because that made his part pretty darn funny. I may have gotten some odd looks from people when I was laughing out loud at some of his lines hearing them being narrated. As for Nash and Emmitt? The way they were voiced made it seem like there was a large age gap between them since Nash sounded quite young and Emmitt much older. Other than that, this is another good narration that put a smile on my face as I listened and is getting 4 stars from me.
Addison Albright lives in the middle of the USA with two peculiar cats. Her stories are gay (sometimes erotic) romance, and tend to be sweet man-love in contemporary settings. Her education includes a BS in Education with a major in mathematics and a minor in chemistry. Addison loves spending time with her family, reading, popcorn, boating, French fries, "open window weather", cats, math, and anything chocolate. She loves to read pretty much anything and everything, anytime and anywhere.
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