Author: Mary Calmes
Narrator: Greg Tremblay
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 07/06/2015
Length: 01 hours 57 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance
Hutch Crowley is well-liked in the small resort town of Mangrove—he’s got friends in his new neighbors, he’s the owner of the town grocery, and he’s building a community center—but he’s still unlucky at love. Every man he’s attracted to is either taken or simply not interested, including his best friend, Mike Rojas.
When Mike came to Mangrove two years ago, Hutch gave him a job and a place to stay in his guesthouse, where Mike has remained ever since. Despite the rumors circulating about them, Hutch knows Mike is straight and looking for the right woman. But his friends disagree, and after some hints to the contrary, even Hutch finally has to admit that maybe the rest of the town sees something he’s been missing. If Hutch wants to spend each sultry sunset with the man of his dreams, it might be time to figure out what’s going on with his best friend’s heart.
I loved this story. The end!
No, not really the end, but this story made me happy. I listened to it twice in rapid succession. I loved the writing style, I loved the tone, I loved the humor, I loved the introductions to the new characters, I loved Mike, and I loved Hutch. I loved the way Hutch was so much more than he seemed and I loved the way I easily fell in love with him.
I did feel like the romance and GFY discovery was a bit rushed and maybe a bit too understated, but it was still wonderful. I felt I was given everything I needed to know and feel in order to be truly satisfied with Hutch and Mike’s relationship, even if it was brief. I do wish I would have gotten more of Mike’s side of things, but really, it was a minor thought. I really did love this story and the way it flowed while not following a traditional path. I liked the way the author pulled in new characters while still moving Hutch forward toward Mike.
I am a late in life Mary Calmes fan. I have read few of her titles, but every time I read a new one, I kick myself for not going back and reading her entire backlist. I must do that now!!
I love Greg Tremblay. He is currently my favorite narrator. He did a fantastic job on this story. He really brought out the sarcasm and snark that was inherent in Hutch’s character. He allowed the love and generosity to show through but really captured the essence of each character as well.
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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