Sleeping til Sunrise (Mangrove Stories #5) by Mary Calmes ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl

SleepingtilSunriseAUDLGTitle: Sleeping til Sunrise (Mangrove Stories #5)

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: 01/26/2016

Length: 02 hours 12 minutes

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance


Mangrove Stories

Everyone in Mangrove, Florida, knows Fire Chief Essien Dodd is a saint. He took care of his ex-wife until she died, is raising his teenage daughter alone, and is the kind of man who pulls kittens from trees. All in all, the man’s a catch. But Roark Hammond has sworn off getting involved with a man who’s been hurt before because he can’t guarantee he won’t hurt his prospective love again. If only he could get Essien out of his mind long enough to focus on anyone, or anything, else.

Strong emotions are in play. Essien is lonely but determined to focus on Ivy; Ivy wants her father to have a new life so much that, to his horror, she’s trying to find him a man; and Roark is so scared of the present and past, he won’t allow himself to commit. To have any chance of sleeping ’til sunrise and greeting each new day together, Essien and Roark will have to rethink how they’re living their lives and focus on what’s most important.

Story Review:

Sleeping til Sunrise was a great way to wrap up this series. It was short and sweet yet it had great meaning and heart. There was humor and just enough angst to carry this story forward. The romance was a bit too insta love for me but it was still heartwarming and satisfying and totally made me forget that the long term outcome doesn’t assure forever.

I loved the way this town gathered around each other when they needed it and I loved seeing all the main characters from the previous stories once again. I loved Ivy and the way she treated her father. Her dating talk with her dad was hilarious when she broached the topic of ‘needs.’

I am sad to see this series go, but I will revisit it again when I want something short and satisfying. Sleeping til Sunrise was a great addition and a great wrap up. There was closure on all fronts and a warm peaceful feeling to send the reader off happily.

Narration Review:

As always, I love Greg Tremblay’s voice. I love his inflections and the way he portrays emotion. This was another good narration from him in this series.


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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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