Finding Family by Connie Bailey ~ Audiobook Review by Brandilyn

Finding-FamilyTitle: Finding Family
Series: Dreamspun Desires

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

Summary:

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.

Story Review:

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.

Narration Review:

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.

Links

Finding Family on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks
Audible

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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