Title: The Fall
Author: Kate Sherwood
Narrator: Max Lehnen
My Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Overall
Story Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Narration Rating: 3 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Every relationship leaves something behind. Dumped by his sugar daddy, part-time model Scott Mackenzie somehow ends up owning an abandoned church in rural Ontario. He dreams of using it for gay weddings, even if he’ll never have one of his own.
Joe Sutton is trying to keep his family together after his parents’ deaths. Between the family ranch, his brother’s construction company, and commitments around town, he doesn’t have time for a relationship. But Mackenzie is hard to ignore.
As both men fight their growing attraction, challenges to Mackenzie’s business threaten their relationship. If he can’t make it work, he’ll have to crawl back to the city in defeat. But the only solution involves risking the ranch Joe loves, and each man has to decide how much he’ll sacrifice for the other.
What does a pampered and kept boy do when his sugar daddy finds a new interest?
Buy a church, make plans for gay weddings and fall for a local cowboy.
Mackenzie is a little naive and a lot spoiled. After having his every wish met, except for love and a happily ever after, he finds himself out on a limb and responsible for himself. Having bought the little church he has grandiose plans to make it a gay wedding venue but is truly out of his depth. His designer clothes hardly fit his new country lifestyle but he is determined to try and make his dream a success and fit in with the locals.
Joe and Will are twin brothers and meet Mackenzie whilst pricing up some work for him. The twins have been responsible for their siblings since their parents died a role Joe especially takes very seriously. Joe is a man of few words. He is hard working and always concerned for how the rest of the family is coping, giving himself very little time for a personal life of his own.
Two more different men you couldn’t find yet they can’t seem to stay away from each other. This is a slow, mainly happy story about love and family. There are a few dramas thrown in along the way, mostly concerning the younger brother Nick, who I didn’t like, who seemed consumed with jealousy and rage. The rest of the problems seemed to be caused lack of communication, something both men failed at over and over again!
As their relationship moves forward it has to stand up against family, ex lovers and a bunch of friends who think they know best. Mackenzie has to come to the realisation that the world does not revolve around him and that sometimes love is the most important thing. Joe must realise that his family is growing up and that it is ok for him to take some happiness and time for himself.
The narration was clear and concise and I found it easy to follow and understand the story. I just didn’t gel with his voice for the characters. I though he made Joe sound slow and older than he was portrayed. I think if you read the book you would get a different impression of his character entirely.
I would like to thank Dreamspinner for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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