• Only for the Weekend

  • By: Riley Hart
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (118 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Sam

Nothing in my life is really mine. I take care of my mama, work three jobs, I’m there when anyone needs me. Something about the beautiful, lonely man on my mail route interests me. He’s different in my world, where everything’s the same. I think he hates me, but that doesn’t stop me from hand-delivering every package and trying to find ways to make him smile.

Then Emerson makes me an offer: He’ll pay me to spend the weekends with him, losing ourselves in each other’s bodies, no feelings or pasts involved.

Friday through Sunday become mine, the one thing I do for me. Soon it’s not just the weekends I want, but Emerson. He’s got secrets, though, and won’t let me in.

Emerson

I landed in the small town of Ryland, hoping to disappear. Finding your boyfriend’s body and being accused of his murder will do that to a guy. The deal with Sam is supposed to be strictly physical, but it doesn’t take long for the adorable, sweet man to get under my skin.

I look forward to his corny jokes, get addicted to the feel of his body against mine. He’s got the biggest heart I’ve ever seen, and with each day, each conversation we have, every laugh we share, Sam brings me back to life.

There’s a million reasons I should stay away: I’m broken, 15 years older, too sad, too angry, and can’t let my past get out. But Sam makes me want to fight for my happiness if the reward is him. Because having Sam only for the weekend will never be enough.

Only for the Weekend is a grumpy/sunshine hurt/comfort age-gap romance with two scarred characters who find comfort in each other. There are themes of alcoholism involving a side character.

©2022 Riley Hart (P)2022 Riley Hart
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  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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Hmmmmmm

Hmmmm what can I say??? This book got pretty good reviews. That’s why I purchased it, and the fact that it was Riley Hart. All I can say is that this is THE worst book she’s written. I wish I knew why people gave this book high marks. It was pure porn ( normally I don’t mind that at all) and no storyline. Actually it had a little but had NO depth at all. Actually boring most of the time. I’m so sad I spent money on this. It felt rushed and that Ms. Hart had no time to pull it all together. It was extremely unbelievable storyline mixed up with porn. I’m sorry but my opinion is this was very badly done. The narration was equally over acted. I’m not a fan of John Solo and this book is an example of BORING. In my humble opinion.

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Riley Hart does it again

Riley Hart is always so good at creating characters you connect with and finding that balance between lighthearted moments and heavy life stuff so the book is still enjoyable but not all fluff.
John Solo is still John Solo. He's noy my favorite narrator but he does a good job and doesn't detract from the story. Usually it's a bit hard for me to tell characters apart with him but Sam has a southren accent so that helps. My only issue was it was hard to tell sometimes if a character was just thinking or saying something outloud

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Love the story, characters & narration

I expect romances formulaic and saccharine, but took a chance here. After a few chapters I began to love it, especially Sam, the beautiful postman. He is unfailingly optimistic, loving, nurturing and brave. It takes courage and self-esteem to see through a cynical curmudgeon to find someone simply craving love.
The Southern setting is not the caricature put forth my some media. The characters are easy to care about and they catalyze each others' growth, sex was interesting too.
This isn't perfect or great-fiction but I loved reading it. Recommended.

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awesome story stellar narratation

This was a really wonderful story. But the narration brought it to life. I am now in love with this author.

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Get This Book !!

Powerful storytelling from Riley Hart!
Emotionally charged with compelling characters. Sam & Em/Brantley are 2 broken men who find healing , hope and love in each other. One living in the closet and taking care of his alcoholic mom ...and everyone else!
The other , finding life difficult after being accused of his boyfriends murder. One struggling to find his Future. Another, running from the past. This is a beautifully written age-gap romance with all the feels and Hot steam!! Emotional and engaging with a sweet HEA !

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Steamy story with lackluster narration.

The story of Sam and Emerson was unique and filled with laugh out loud moments courtesy of cheesy PG jokes. Even though there was conflict I didn’t dread it like I do with some books and it wasn’t overly belabored either.

The narrator was good with emotions but at times it was hard to differentiate characters- male vs male and male vs female. The audiobook would have benefited from dual narrators or one that had varying voice inflection.

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EXCEPTIONAL

Riley Hart writes such amazing stories. Her characters are so well developed and the story line so seamless that you’re caught up from the very beginning. John Solo… WOW!!! I absolutely love how you brought Sam and Emerson to life. Your tone, inflection, and cadence brings each word to life, i May as well be watching a movie!!! If I could give this book 100 stars I would. BRAVO to Riley and John.

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Just ok

This was not her best writing. I have loved and will continue to read Riley Hart’s work but I was not crazy about this one. The characters are weak and just didn’t gel with me.

John Solo did an ok job. But that quivering voice he sometimes uses makes me want to scratch his eyes out. Sorry, but that drives me crazy and tends to ruin the dialogue that is happening.

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This was my first audiobook, and I couldn’t quit listening!

Amazing story. I laughed and I cried. This book felt personal in a lot of ways. I found my new favorite author!

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Good

I enjoy this book , I have listen to many books by this author and they were good as well,