The Boy Toy by Nicola Marsh | Audiobook Review

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The Boy Toy by Nicola Marsh | Audiobook ReviewThe Boy Toy by Nicola Marsh
Narrator: Shiloh Gray, Nathaniel Black
Length: 9 Hours 25 Minutes
Published by Penguin on November 17, 2020
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Multicultural & Interracial, Contemporary
Pages: 352
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Source: Library, Publisher
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ISBN: 9780593198636
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four-stars

A woman ready to give up on love meets her match in a man she never expected to fall for in this heartwarming and steamy new romantic comedy by USA Today bestselling author Nicola Marsh.
For almost a decade, successful 37-year-old Samira Broderick has used her bustling LA practice as an excuse to avoid a trip home to Australia. She still resents her meddling Indian mother for arranging her marriage to a man who didn't stick around when the going got tough, but now with a new job Down Under, she's finally ready to reconnect with her. And while she's there, a hot international fling might be just what she needs to get out of her recent funk. 
Aussie stuntman, Rory Radcliffe, has been hiding his stutter for years by avoiding speaking roles. When a job he can't refuse comes up as a reality show host, he knows he'll need some help for the audition: a dialect coach. But he finds himself at a loss for words when he discovers it's the same sexy woman with whom he just had a mind-blowing one-night stand... 
Samira can think of many reasons why Rory is completely wrong for her: he's ten years her junior, for one, and he's not Indian--something Samira's mother would never approve of. Even if things were to get serious, there's no reason to tell her mother...is there?

Why Did I Listen To The Boy Toy by Nicola Marsh?

Honestly, I have been on a roll listening to contemporary romances via Libby and Hoopla and Libro.fm, so it just made sense that The Boy Toy by Nicola Marsh would work wonders for me via audio. As for the book, I specifically wanted to read it because the summary sounded interesting. I don’t often read romances where there is a little bit of an age difference

What’s The Story Here?

Samira is a successful biracial physical therapist with a specialty in speech therapy. She is also 37 and a divorcee. When the book opens, Samira has flown back home from LA to Australia to help her cousin start up her medical practice. Samira is out at a bar when she receives unwanted attention from a man who just won’t leave her alone. This guy, Rory, steps in to Samira’s rescue. The two fall into bed together and it turns out they’re pretty compatible. Oh and did I mention that Rory is a stunt man. The two do not expect to see each other again.

That is, until Rory shows up at Samira’s cousin’s practice to receive help from a dialect coach. You see, Rory has a stutter and is up for the role as a reality TV host. His referral for dialect coaching puts him at Samira’s work place, and he puts two and two together. Samira is an utter professional and does not take him on as a client. However, she does happen to take him on as a hook up buddy. FYI, Rory is in his twenties, so he’s younger than Samira. Still, as it turns out, Rory and Samira just might be a perfect pair.

What Did I Think Of The Boy Toy?

I think that The Boy Toy by Nicola Marsh worked for me because I could relate to it quite a bit. I mean, okay my husband is only two months younger than me. Also I am not nearly as successful as Samira. However, not to get too into the weeds, but for a portion of the book Samira is pregnant and while listening to this, I was also pregnant. And well, the scene that is super significant at a specific week is the exact same week that I was at while listening. I also loved the relationship between Samira and her mother as well as the realizations that Samira comes too.

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook of The Boy Toy is narrated by Nathaniel Black and Shiloh Gray. Both narrate with Australian accents, which I will admit I did not expect at first. I had to listen to this essentially at a slower speed than I normally listen to – 1.25x just to be able to process and understand the accents. However, the audiobook is a pleasing listen, very pleasant on the ears. And I thought the narrators were well chosen for Samira and Rory. This audiobook is 9 hours and 25 minutes long and feels like a quick listen.


four-stars
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

Comments

  1. It sounds like this is worth listening to solely for the narrators. I’m happy you were able to relate to a bit of it and enjoy yourself.

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