Out in the Surf, Out in College, Book 10 By: Lane Hayes Narrated by: Michael Dean

We had a few reviewers listen to the audio of Out in the Surf, and they have shared their thoughts.

From the blurb:

The hockey player, the surfer, and a lesson neither can forget....


I love the beach, and I’m a good athlete. Learning how to surf should be a breeze, right?


In a twist, hockey is nothing like surfing. That’s okay—I just need a diversion to round out my new life in So Cal while I figure out what comes next. As long as I keep my head above water, this could be fun.

Bonus…my instructor is hot.


Teaching newbies to surf is easy money. Usually. My newest student is a wild card who seems to think his jock status should make him a natural at everything he tries, and I can see why. Luca is…special. He’s dynamic, energetic, and fun. It’s hard not to like him. But I like him a little too much.

This could be trouble.

Out in the Surf is a low-angst MM romance, bisexual-awakening story. When the teacher becomes the student, it may be time to come out in the surf.

Tatted_book_freak's Review:

Michael Dean was such an incredible choice for narrator!! There’s just something about a SoCal accent, and Michael nails it to a tee, bringing so much life and energy to the characters. His ability to differentiate between the two characters was appreciated, allowing for a more enjoyable experience of dialogue.  

𝕀𝕗 π•“π•–π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•œπ•šπ•Ÿπ•• 𝕠𝕗 π•˜π•’π•ͺ π•žπ•–π•’π•Ÿπ•€ 𝕀 π•˜π•–π•₯ π•₯𝕠 𝕓𝕖 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦, 𝕀’π•ž 𝕒𝕝𝕝 𝕗𝕠𝕣  π•šπ•₯

Cal and Luca were so much fun getting to know! Not to mention, Cal’s bi-Awakening was so organic and flowed naturally.  The fact that Cal sought out after Luca was different (and unexpected), especially since he’s technically “straight”.  Their chemistry and connection was great, and the storyline was fantastic! 

Rating: 5 Stars

Reedkaye's Review:

Out in the Surf is a short novel that the author put together a complete good story. The first meeting of Luca and Cal made me laugh. The whole scene started on an awkward event and makes the next meeting uncomfortable but the two move on and find that the instant attraction and curiosity soon evolves into more than friendship.  

I wish there had been a little more about Cal’s background but with the story and the bonus at the end I felt this story was very enjoyable. 

The narration by Michael Dean is perfect for these characters.  

Rating: 4 Stars

Lesetiger's Review:

After Luca moves, he tries out surfing. But it's not as easy as it looks, which is why Luca has to be rescued. His savior is his surfing instructor, Cal. A kiss ensues, but then they temporarily part ways. 
I liked the beginning friendship and what develops from it.

Luca is a likable college boy who has been thrown off track by an injury. Cal has both feet on the ground and has never had a boyfriend until now.

I thought the story was cute and there were some hot scenes.

Michael Dean did a brilliant job of reading and bringing the story to life with his voice and lots of emotion.  He did a great job as always and was a pleasure to listen to.

🎧Audiobook Review🎧
Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Performance: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Story: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Out in the Surf is available to buy from Audible and is Whispersynced.