Jilted: Jaren (The Foster Brothers #1) by Nora Phoenix, Narrated by John Solo

calls, Jilted: Jaren, "sweet and heartwarming."

From the blurb:

Years of pining.
Years of keeping his distance.
Years of lusting after Jaren, the one man Reid couldn’t have.

Because Jaren is straight.
Worse, he’s engaged to Reid’s sister. In other words: he’s off limits. Impossible.
But a day before the wedding, she calls it off, leaving Jaren with nowhere to go.
So what’s a man to do? Well, offer Jaren a place to stay, of course.

A shoulder to cry on.

A bed to sleep in.
And maybe someone to share that bed with?
Jilted is the first book in The Foster Brother series, a contemporary MM romance series about four men who chose to be brothers. It has hurt/comfort, found family, bisexual awakening, first time gay, and a guy who finally realizes that what he wanted most was right in front of him the whole time.

Lesetiger's Review:

A great start to a new series, I loved volume one and listened to the audiobook in two days.
Jaren and his three brothers are interesting characters with a messy childhood. They met in foster care, support each other and are there for each other.

Just before his wedding, Jared thought he was happy, only to find that everything turns out quite differently. The bride's brother brings him the cancellation of the wedding and Jaren is left with nothing.
Reid ask Jaren to move in with him and the two getting to know each other was totally sweet. Reid had been in love with Jaren for a while and Jaren is comfortable in Reid's company. It's a slow burn romance with lots of emotion and honest communication. Reid, Jaren and his brothers were very likable to me. The story is told alternately from Jaren's and Reid's points of view, allowing the listener a deep insight into their emotional world.

Jilted is well written: it is about trust, about love and friendship, about bi-awakening, but also about a difficult past and about deep feelings. Lovely and heartwarming.
John Solo did a good job bringing the characters to life. He conveyed the emotions well and he found the appropriate voices for the different characters.
I can't wait to listen to the next volume in this series!

Rating: Overall 5 stars, performance 4 stars, story 5 stars

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