TITLE: Better to Believe
SERIES: Harrison Campus
AUTHOR: Andy Gallo
NARRATOR: Nick J. Russo
COVER ARTIST: Cate Ashwood
RELEASE DATE: 7-13-21
LENGTH: 5hours 50 minutes
TROPES: Brother’s Best Friend; Nerd/Jock
Fall for your best friend’s brother, just don’t break his heart.
Coury Henderson has wanted to play professional baseball since he threw his first pitch. If he’s drafted, he’s off to Tiny Town, USA to earn his ticket to the majors. But a freak injury threatens to derail his dream. If that weren’t enough, his graduation is in jeopardy. Physical therapy might solve the first hurdle, but he’ll need a tutor who is aces in science to solve the second.
A tutor like Liam, his best friend’s little brother.
But when did Liam grow up to be such a hottie?
Liam Wright has crushed on his brother’s best friend since he was twelve. He jumps at the chance to tutor Coury and spend time alone together.
Not that anything could happen between them . . . as nice as Coury is to him, jocks don’t go for nerds.
So why does everything they do feel like a date?
“Better to Believe” is a best friend’s brother-to-lovers, nerd-jock, slow-burn M/M romance with a guaranteed HEA. This new adult, college age novel can be read as a standalone. The Harrison Campus series can be read in any order.
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Narrator: Mr. Nick Russo
The production for this sweet, slow burn and gentle romance was done beautifully. The smoothly paced, clear, and distinct narration was easy on the ears. No worries about figuring which character was speaking, as Mr. Russo made each individual easy to distinguish. I enjoyed the straightforward banter between the MCs and lost myself quite readily in this well-made production. Mr. Russo’s strong performance definitely added to this story of two young lovers navigating a new relationship, and all the uncertainties that life brings. I highly recommend this audio version of Mr. Gallo’s story and hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy listening!
The final installment of the Harrison campus series was perfect. Mr. Gallo’s writing felt stronger, and the characters came to life as the pages passed by. This slow-burn romance had all the good feels needed to make me smile. Liam is someone I can relate to. More reserved and not wishing for confrontation, he has moved off-campus to live with his grandfather. He prefers quiet evenings to frat parties. Liam has always been second fiddle to his larger-than-life brother Beck, who always steals all the attention. The brothers care for each other but they just have completely different personalities. Coury, a top-notch pitcher, is Beck’s best friend who has always felt comfortable hanging out with them. He is sweet and considerate but underestimates his intellectual abilities. Taking a Paleontology class that he really didn’t want is overwhelming Coury. Fortunately, this topic is right up Liam’s alley and he has offered to help tutor him.
The dynamics between the two were very noticeable as they navigated new feelings. I loved both MCs, but I especially cared for the baseball player. Coury has such an easy-going, yet very caring personality. They’re wonderful together, except the future might be challenging for them. This book explores what is the most important thing in life, and sometimes when you think you know where that path might take, a detour turns your life around.
AUTHOR BIO & LINKS:
Andy prefers mountains over the beach, coffee over tea, and regardless if you shake it or stir it, he isn’t drinking a martini. He remembers his “good old days” as filled with mullets, disco music, too-short shorts, and too-high socks. Thanks to good shredders and a lack of social media, there is no proof he ever descended into any of those evils.
Andy does not write about personal experiences and no living or deceased ex-boyfriends appear on the pages of his stories. He might subconsciously infuse his characters with some of their less noble qualities, but that is entirely coincidental even if their names are the same.
Married and living his own happy every after, Andy helps others find their happy endings in the pages of his stories. He and his husband of more than twenty years spend their days raising their daughter and rubbing elbows with other parents. Embracing his status as the gay dad, Andy sometimes has to remind others that one does want a hint of color even when chasing after their child.
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