Author: Connie Bailey
Narrator: John Solo
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Bree Archer
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 08/04/2016
Length: 06 hours 05 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
When you find your family, you’ll do anything to keep it.
When Charles Macquarrie inherits a fortune and an international clothing company, he also inherits three young cousins he desperately needs help raising. By a stroke of luck, he discovers and hires Jonathan Lamb, who spent his life in a children’s home due to chronic illness, to be his nanny.
If Jon thought a budding romance with his wealthy boss complicated his life, he has no idea of the hardships awaiting him when he’s charged with embezzlement and kidnapping. But even when threatened by accounting discrepancies and mob connections, Jon and Charles won’t let go of the family they’ve built together without a fight.
It has been a while since I listened to Finding Family by Connie Bailey. Let’s see if my notes allow me to do this story justice. First of all, Finding Family is part of Dreamspinner Press’ Dreamspun Desires line. As such it is meant to be sexy, tropy, and fun. It is not meant to be full of angst and tears. It is meant to be a formula romance.
Finding Family succeeds fairly well on all these accounts. Knowing this, I rated it a little higher than I would of had it NOT been a Dreamspun Desires title. Normally, I am not a fan of formula and predictable. Lately, however, I have been needing comfort reads. Finding Family (and other DSD titles) fit this need well.
This is a fairly typical boss falls for the nanny story. You have read, seen it, heard it, a million times. Then of course said nanny has to become the scapegoat for someone who wants what said nanny/boss/children have and they don’t. In the end they find the culprit, and all involved (except said culprit of course) lives happily ever after.
If Finding Family did nothing else, it made me know that I could read DSD titles and enjoy them.
Jon Solo neither added to nor detracted from this story. He was consistent with his characterizations and pleasant to listen to. I will certainly continue to listen to Jon Solo narrated titles.
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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