Audiobook Review: A Casual Thing (Will & Patrick #1) by Annabelle Jacobs

Patrick Mason travels to Bristol to spend the summer with his brother, Ben. He’s cat sitting for the first two weeks while Ben goes on holiday. But Ben neglected to tell him he wouldn’t be doing it alone. Will Adams—Ben’s mate and Patrick’s long-time crush—is staying in Ben’s guest room while he waits to move into his new house after a breakup.

Against his better judgment, Patrick convinces Will that a little no-strings fun is just what they need. Patrick doesn’t want to get involved with a guy on the rebound, and Will isn’t interested in starting something serious with a student. But Patrick’s never been good at separating sex from feelings, and this time is no exception. As their weeks together draw to a close, they need to decide if they have something worth pursuing or if it’s really just a casual thing.

Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Listening Length: 4 hours and 43 minutes

Oh, I liked this. It was sweet and sexy. I love the falling-in-love-with-my-brother's-best-friend trope. A Casual Thing was every bit of adorable as you would expect with this type of lighthearted romance.

Patrick is house sitting for his brother for a couple weeks. What his brother didn't tell Patrick, was that his brother's best friend - and Patrick's long time crush - would be staying there, too. It was a little awkward between Patrick and Will at first. Mostly because the sexual tension was there and on the rise. Will wasn't sure how he felt about having these sexual thoughts about his best friend's brother. Once they realized they were feeling the attraction both ways, they decided to do something about it.

While they went all in sexually, they wanted the "relationship" part to be casual. Casual, as in non-existent. They did this thing with no strings attached. Well, we all know how this turns out. Someone gets hurt, there's a big misunderstanding, and casual turns into serious. Will and Patrick's story was completely predictable, but I was more than ok with that. Sometimes I'm in the mood for a light story that requires little to no thinking. That's exactly what I got.

Matthew Lloyd Davies was a good choice for this story. The narration was nicely done and his voice was easy to listen to. I do wish he had at least a slight change in voices for Will and Patrick. I found myself forgetting who was narrating at some points. But I would look for more of his books in the future.

I'll definitely be looking into the sequel, as I'm not done with these guys yet. They have a tentative HEA at the end and I'm curious to see what else is in store for them.

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Dreamspinner Press


See our review for the Ebook series here!

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