Author: Heidi Belleau, Rachel Haimowitz
Narrator: Dorian Bane, Tobias Silversmith
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Story Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 08/02/2016
Length: 06 hours 22 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance, Humor/Comedy, Trans*
After breaking his arm on set, Wolf’s Landing stuntman Ginsberg Sloan finds himself temporarily out of work. Luckily, Bluewater Bay’s worst B&B has cheap long-term rates, and Ginsberg’s not too proud to take advantage of them.
Derrick Richards, a grizzled laid-off logger, inherited the B&B after his parents’ untimely deaths. Making beds and cooking sunny-side-up eggs is hardly Derrick’s idea of a man’s way to make a living, but just as he’s decided to shut the place down, Ginsberg shows up on his doorstep, pitiful and soaking wet, and Derrick can hardly send him packing.
Not outright, at least.
The plan? Carry on the B&B’s tradition of terrible customer service and even worse food until the pampered city boy leaves voluntarily. What Derrick doesn’t count on, though, is that the lousier he gets at hosting, the more he convinces bored busybody Ginsberg to try to get the B&B back on track. And he definitely doesn’t count on the growing attraction between them, or how much more he learns from Ginsberg than how to put out kitchen fires.
I don’t have much to add to Katie’s review, except that I loved Jim – the ex – and really, really loved Ginsberg. I could happily read another book or two just about his life as (among other things) a stunt performer. This was my second book at least partially written by Heidi Belleau and I very much enjoy her characterizations.
I’m going to be the odd person out here by claiming Tobias Silversmith as my favorite part of this dual narration. She is new to voice work and at times it did show – particularly in her enunciation – but as far as tone and emotion I thought she was perfect for Ginsberg. On the Derrick front, there was a sort of “Casey Kasem” quality to Dorian Bane’s portrayal that took some getting used to; however, once I came to expect it, everything was fine.
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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