Author: Skylar M. Cates
Narrator: Hugh Bradley
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: AngstyG
Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 09/12/2016
Length: 08 hours 07 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
Sunshine and Happiness: Book Two
How can you lose one dream and still find another?
Owen King is a lonely history teacher who wants to be braver. So when Owen learns about the deceased brother he never met, he breaks free of his safety net and risks answers. Despite his loving, adopted family, Owen wonders if there are missing pieces inside of him. Visiting the seaside town of Ocean Vista, where his brother lived and died, will be no vacation.
Andrew Teagan wants to be a winner. After being dumped by his last boyfriend, Andrew is through letting others dictate his life. To prove that dreams are possible, he’s going after his ambitions full force. Having signed on for a cooking reality show, Andrew’s ready to make his small café into a sizzling success.
When Andrew aids Owen on the beach, what starts off as an act of kindness turns into a hot temptation. But can a sweet budding romance survive when the time comes for Owen to leave town? Both men must learn to trust each other if their love will conquer the miles between them.
I enjoyed this story more than I did the first. The plot elements with the TV show were cute and gave insight into several characters. Owen’s journey to discovering himself and his family was well done and full of that tension that kept me listening through to the end. I needed to see how both Owen and Andrew grew as men and as a couple. I was concerned at first that this would be an insta-love situation and in a way it was, but this version had the depth I personally needed to feel like this was fast but right. It worked for me and in the end I was very happy. I am so ready for Mark, Thomas, and Morgan’s stories.
This is my first experience with Hugh Bradley as a narrator and I loved his reading of this story. I felt like he nailed the characters and the emotions. His take on Owen’s Georgia drawl was smooth as silk and I am so grateful he did not make the southerners sound stupid like many narrators do. He really did this story justice.
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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