Quiet Nights (Mangrove Stories #2) by Mary Calmes ~ AudioBook Review by PizzyGirl

QuietNightsAUDLGTitle: Quiet Nights (Mangrove Stories #2)

Author: Mary Calmes

Narrator: Greg Tremblay

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Reese Dante

Story Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 04/21/2015

Length: 02 hours 11 minutes

Genre: Contemporary, Gay, Humor/Comedy, M/M Romance

Summary:

Mangrove Stories

It’s a lovely little life Kelly Seaton leads. He’s got his own landscaping business, a nice little house, and his best friend, Cosimo Renaldi, and Coz’s goofball family who have adopted Kelly as their own. Sure, it’s a little lonely at night, but it’s a sweet deal, and Kelly can’t chance ruining it by letting on that he wants more—has always wanted more—with Coz.

Then Kelly’s past comes to town, bringing bad memories and hurt feelings that start to break Kelly down, and Coz just doesn’t understand why Kelly won’t let him be the support and strength that Kelly’s always been for him. They’ve already been through war, Coz’s devastating injury, and starting new careers in Mangrove, Florida. Why shouldn’t they face their chaotic pasts and build their future of quiet nights… together?

Story Review:

This story was all kinds of awesome. I listened to this one on my drive home from work during rush hour and I am sure the people in the cars around me thought I was crazy because I was laughing so much. At one point I was almost in tears! Coz’s mother was priceless!

In addition to the perfectly executed humor, this story was sweet. Kelly and Coz were a perfect reflection of how friends can seamlessly transition to life partners. In fact, they were already partners and were just to blind to see it themselves. This was short and sweet and just wonderful. Their love was so honest and just well done.

I can’t wait for the next story in this series.

Narration Review:

Greg Tremblay did a fantastic job on this narration. Any man who can keep a straight tone while delivering Coz’s mother’s lines should be paid extra! I loved listening to his version of this story. I really think the audio format made this one better. I just have one question. Mr. Tremblay, how many iterations did it take before you could read this without laughing?

Links

Quiet Nights (Mangrove Stories #2) on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks
Audible

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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