Lovers, Losers, and You by Skylar M. Cates ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl

o-lovers-losers-and-youTitle: Lovers, Losers, and You
Series: Sunshine and Happiness #2

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.

Story Review:

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.

Narration Review:

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.


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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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One thought on “Lovers, Losers, and You by Skylar M. Cates ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl

  1. Hi Pizzy, Thank you so very much! I’m just seeing this review now for some reason, so what a lovely surprise almost a year after it was released! As part my family is from the US south, I very much appreciate your comment. Wish you all the best, and I have several titles coming out in the next few months in the more historical romance vein with a totally different accent… Hope you enjoy! All the best, Hugh

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