Lost Treasure by Kate Sherwood ~ Audiobook Review by Queue

Lost-TreasureTitle: Lost Treasure

Author: Kate Sherwood

Narrator: Jem Matzan

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: DWS Photography

Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 04/07/2015

Length: 06 hours 32 minutes

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance

Summary:

When Kyle Champlain’s grandmother, Molly, passes away, he returns to Wetlake, Canada, to settle her estate. Kyle spent his summers in Wetlake as a child, and now he has the chance to renew his acquaintance with some old friends, including Ryan Summers, before going home to Chicago. But when Kyle tries to pressure Ryan into a business decision, their renewed friendship—and any possible attraction–is almost immediately on the rocks.

As Kyle begins to deliver the personalized bequests from Molly’s will, he meets an odd assortment of people from all walks of life and realizes he has a lot to learn about living and love. But he’ll have to fight his parents, suspicious beneficiaries, and Ryan’s fears if he plans to stay in Wetlake.

Story Review:

Lost Treasure is a sweet story about finding your right home and learning to forgive—both yourself and others.

Kyle Champlain has to return to Wetlake, Canada after the passing of his grandmother. For years it was where he spent his summers until one event changed everything. He hadn’t been back for fourteen years, not even for his grandmother’s funeral.

One of the issues Kyle has to deal with his grandmother’s cottage, but a shed on the property has a person leasing it. That person tends out to be Ryan Summers, Kyle’s childhood friend. They were actually more than friends during that last summer and that led to a parting of the ways for all involved.
As part of his grandmother’s will, Kyle has to deliver specific items to people in town. I loved how, with each person, Kyle learned more about his grandmother, as well as about himself.

Kyle and Ryan’s love-hate relationship was portrayed perfectly as they dealt with what happened in the past and their feelings for each other in the present. They had strong chemistry that got stronger over the course of the novel and they could no longer deny how they felt.

The best part of Kyle’s journey was the final delivery. I won’t spoil the specifics of his grandmother’s request but it was tear-jerking. And I hate crying.

The supporting characters were depicted just as well as Kyle and Ryan, including Ryan’s son Sean. I don’t normally like kids in my romance novels because they’re either portrayed unrealistically or overly sweet and perfect. That wasn’t the case here. Sean acted appropriately for his age, a very nice surprise.

4 stars.

Narration Review:

The book is written in third person in Kyle’s head and Jem Matzan did a great job depicting Kyle’s inner turmoil as he deals with everything that is required. The voices he used for the supporting characters were also spot on, especially Ryan and Sean. There was never a time I wasn’t sure who was speaking.
4 stars.

Links

Lost Treasure 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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