Easy Evenings (Mangrove Stories #4) by Mary Calmes ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl

EasyEveningsAUDLGTitle: Easy Evenings (Mangrove Stories #4)

Author: Mary Calmes

Narrator: Greg Tremblay

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Reese Dante

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

Release Date: 12/10/2015

Length: 02 hours 24 minutes

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance


Mangrove Stories

Lazlo Maguire doesn’t do relationships—he does transactions. Six months of the year, he’s an expensive rent boy in Manhattan, and he moves so fast that settling down could not, would not, ever enter his mind… except for once. Britton Lassiter he meets man to man, not as hustler and mark, and it’s too good to be true when the lawyer wants to keep Lazlo even if he has to share him with the job.

But Lazlo has his reasons to walk away from the man he’s grown to love. The other six months of the year, he is laid-back Laz, a shopkeeper in the sleepy coastal town of Mangrove, Florida, where the artist he never allows himself to be in the Big Apple shines through. He lives for his time by the ocean, the place he hides his secrets and nurses his broken heart.

Then fate intervenes, and Laz gets the surprise of his life when he spies Britton in Mangrove—but it’s not meant to be… not until Britton sees the change in him and wants to be a part of Laz’s new life so that every evening can be easy… together. Hopefully the secrets that tore them apart won’t come back to haunt them.

Story Review:

Lazlo’s story was nothing like I expected. His history was darker than I anticipated and that made this second chance romance better than I hoped for. This story was full of surprises that I really didn’t see coming. And Lazlo adapted in such a way that opened him up to reader. I loved watching him grow and I loved watching him take charge of his life. I only wish he had been able to do it sooner. And can I tell you how ecstatic I was when his mother showed up and got told off in such a spectacular fashion! OMG I love the people in this town.

Britton on the other hand was still not my favorite character. I do love that he made Lazlo happy and I do love that he finally opened his eyes to what he had, but I wish I would have gotten to know him better so his previous asshole personality could have been better redeemed.

I liked this story and I love the Mangrove series. I love this town and all its inhabitants. I love being able to see each couple as the series progresses and I love that each story adds to the cohesiveness of this series. I am eager for the final story to come out on audiobook so that I can see the fire chief get his happy!

Narration Review:

As always, Greg Tremblay did a fantastic job on this narration. I do wish each story did not sound identical to the previous stories, but that is a minor thing because his voice like butter and I would gladly listen to him read the phone book.


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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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