Author: Bonnie Dee, Summer Devon
Narrator: Patrick Eastham
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Unknown
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 10/03/2016
Length: 07 hours 19 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure, Gay Romance, Historical
A grumpy smuggler meets a bumbling professor and treasure is found.
An explorer at heart, former university professor Phillip Singleton’s adventures have only taken place in his imagination—until recently. Exploring the Cornish coast to research a travel book, he encounters a living example of a pirate archetype. Dark-haired, black-bearded Carne Treleaven might have been hewn from the very rock his name describes, and Phillip is eager to discover more.
Carne has little patience for the awkward, dreamy professor, an outsider who must be steered away from local secrets. He agrees to serve as a guide to seaside caves where smugglers once operated only to keep Phillip away from more recent activity.
As personalities clash, secrets unfold, and riches are revealed, the two polar opposites find the point where their similarities lay. Carne’s old beliefs are shattered by his attraction to a man and he must decide if he’s willing to take a huge step outside his familiar life and into a brand new world. (
Even though I don’t usually enjoy historicals I thoroughly enjoyed this tale thanks to the great writings of Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee.
I absolutely loved Carne and Phillip’s relationship. There were sparks the minute Phillip, the professor, met Carne, the smuggler, and hired him to show him the island. Phillip is interested in the history of the locale, which includes hidden treasure.
Phillip is gay, though of course he keeps it a secret because of the time period. Carne has always considered himself straight but he’s never had a serious relationship with a woman either.
Carne’s travel to accepting his sexuality took the appropriate amount of time. It wasn’t rushed and if it had it wouldn’t have been realistic.
I liked how the mystery wasn’t so strong it overtook the slow build romance but sped things up at the appropriate time.
This was a book I didn’t want to stop listening too.
Patrick Eastham has the perfect accents and tones for this book. It felt like I was actually transported back in time thanks to his stellar performance.
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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