Title: Serendipity Kit
Author: Connie Bailey
Narrator: Peter B. Brooke
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Story Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars
Christopher “Kit” Britten drifts through life, partying with friends and spending his parents’ money. He hasn’t told them he’s gay, but he’s told all of his five sisters, and to keep from being harassed about responsibility, he works part-time for one of them. When she sends him on an errand and his shiny red Ferrari breaks down in one of Houston’s seediest locals, he pushes it to the nearest garage. That’s where he meets Romy O’Keefe.
Romy works hard as a mechanic to provide for his mother and little brother. When Kit pushes his to-die-for Ferrari into Romy’s garage, Romy is wary of falling for gorgeous Kit despite instant attraction. Kit impulsively decides to prove how serious he is about Romy by coming out to his parents—and his father disowns him!
Uptown and downtown clash as the two men share the tiny space in Romy’s Airstream trailer and struggle to make ends meet. When Kit’s former boyfriend comes sniffing around, and Romy gets the bill for his little brother’s surgery, it drives home to him how very different his world is from Kit’s. However, Kit is in love with the velvet-voiced Romy, and he isn’t about to give up.
My View – Story:
Serendipity Kit by Connie Bailey snuck up on me. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. Kit just worms his way right in. Romy was immediately smitten as was I.
Romy, for his part, is open minded and open to a relationship despite the social differences between himself and Kit. I appreciated that Kit’s best friend Ash did not have ulterior motives, as is so often the case when characters of this social class are depicted in fiction. I would love to read his story, as well.
All that said; I needed conflict in this story. The couple weathered every single storm together with a smile. While that is admirable, it doesn’t make for compelling fiction. There were a few minor meltdowns, but not a single one that had me worried about Kit and Romy as a couple. The Ex story line could have been more, but he was so easily dealt with, that I wonder about his inclusion at all. There were a few other potential points of contention that are introduced and then just and quickly forgotten.
If oyu need a happy light read where opposites attract and live happily ever after, Serendipity Kit might be a good option for you.
My View – Narration:
Peter B. Brooke is a new narrator for me. He did an admirable job on the narration. Each character had their own voice and identity. This was a performance not just a reading.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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