• April

Audiobook Review: Throwing Hearts by NR Walker


Throwing Hearts by N.R. Walker

Narrated by Glen Lloyd

listened via hoopla digital

Merrick didn’t know his life was going to change when Leo and Clyde walked into his studio. He owns the pottery studio and teaches the pottery class Leo, Clyde and the rest of their group signed up for.


Leo is what I would describe as a walking sunshine and he’s got this way with him that doesn’t make his brand of sunshine annoying. In contrast, Clyde is the quintessential grumpy old (gay) man, but for some reason, Leo and Clyde get along like glitter and confetti. Their banters had me laughing a loud.

I liked the flow of the story, Merrick and Leo are relatable characters, the rest of the characters were likable too. The events and scenario that lead up to Leo and Merrick’s first date were both hilarious but also on point in today‘s generation.


This really is a cute, romantic comedy that also shows the distinct contrast between what it’s like being gay back in the day compared to present time.

What surprised me the most was how this supposedly ”cute love story” made me emotional. Uncle Donny was an emotional curveball that had me tearing up something fierce. I just want to give him the fiercest hug, the deepest Japanese bow and take him shopping.


Glen Lloyd’s narration was great. The characters’ voices and nuance were distinct. It added more layer to an already awesome book.


Oh yeah, remember that iconic scene from the movie, “Ghost”? It’s on here but gay and hot AF.

You‘re welcome!



Blurb:


A fun and sexy romance where the kiln isn't the only thing that's scorching hot.


Leo Secombe loves his life, and he’s convinced himself he’s happy to be single. In his spare time, he keeps himself busy at a local LGBTQ centre that pairs a younger person with a community elder to help them feel included in today’s rainbow family. Leo and Clyde have been buddies for a few years now, and signing up for a pottery class seems like fun.


Merrick Bowman has been so focused on getting his pottery business up and running that he’s forgotten how to date. How to live, even. But when a young, bubbly Leo and an older, grumpy Clyde walk through his door, Merrick has no idea how much Leo is about to centre his world.


Throwing clay has been Merrick’s entire life, but Leo's about to change all that. Maybe Merrick's ready to throw caution to the wind. And maybe he’s ready to finally throw his heart on the line.


Throwing Hearts is 55,000-words.


Grab your copy here.


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