AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: Eddie: Grime Doesn't Pay by ZA Maxfield

Release Date: August 21, 2015
Publisher: Audible Studios
Format: Audio
Length: 8 hours 32 minutes
Narrator: Joe Arden
Genre: LGBT Romance M/M
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Eddie and Andrew have dynamite chemistry. But Eddie is profoundly dyslexic, and Andrew lives to read. Andrew is pathologically disorganized, and Eddie likes things neat and clutter-free. Andrew is desperately ashamed of his hoarder father, and Eddie is embarrassed by his lack of education - secrets that could pull them apart even as a friend's tragedy brings them together. When Andrew's father's condition deteriorates and he nearly dies because of his compulsion, Eddie and Andrew must learn compassion begins with loving oneself because Grime Doesn't Pay


I've read other books by Maxfield and he never disappoints.  I really liked this book, I didn't realize it was part of a series but that didn't take away from my enjoyment.  When Andrew and Eddie finally get together they learn that each has secrets. Andrew is embarrassed by his father who is a hoarder and scared that its genetic and he will turn into a hoarder.  Eddie has severe dyslexia.  He is worried about telling Andrew since books seem to be his life.  Eddie can read but it is very difficult, he tends to listen to audio books and dictate texts and letters on the computer or his phone.

When secrets get revealed it is up to Eddie to show compassion and rely on his dedication to family to show Andrew that they can weather any storm and everyone has something they are ashamed of but with the help of friends they can work through it.

Beautifully written story. 

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