Mike and the Spring Awakening by Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl

Title: Mike and the Spring Awakening
Series: Victorian Holiday Hearts #3

Author: Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee

Narrator: Cornell Collins

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Unknown

Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 10/11/2016

Length: 03 hours 49 minutes

Genre: Gay Romance, Historical

Summary:

A bitter sweet from Dee/Devon

Young Micah “Mike” Cordett’s privileged life explodes when he is caught naked with a schoolmate. Running away from disgrace, he blunders into a trap in a seamy part of London and endures months of abuse before escaping. But with the help of the Andrews family, he’s begun to climb out of his fear. Yet, when a reminder of his happier past erupts into his life in the form of Lucas Spring, Mike’s not certain he’s ready to face the remnants of the charmed life he’d once enjoyed. He’s certainly not ready for love.

Lucas Spring pined for Mike from afar when they were in school. This shadow of the confident boy he once knew shocks him, and Lucas vows to do anything he can to help restore the person he’d so admired. With patience and determination, he hopes to ease Mike’s fears and perhaps even win his love.

But when a violent figure from Mike’s past looms into his present, will the tender shoots of a new beginning be crushed?

WARNING: Contains themes of sexual abuse that may trigger some readers. (less)

Story Review:

Warning: This story deals strongly with a history of sexual abuse.

Oh this story broke my heart! Poor Mike! From the little bits he had in the previous stories, I never imagined his past was so horrible and the had suffered so much! OH poor Mike!

And Lucas was just adorable. The way he was so gentle with Mike and so accepting of everything really worked well and gave the reader hope that Mike could still find happiness after what he endured.

And his journey to happiness was handled with care. It was not perfect and his healing process was not overly rushed. I do believe the author left things feeling a bit too “fixed” but overall, I think Mike finished his story well on the road to feeling whole and happy again. I loved the hopeful feeling I was left with at the end.

I can’t wait for the next book in this series to be released in audio format!

Narration Review:

Cornell Collins continues to do a fantastic job on the narration of this series. He really handled Mike’s character well and brought out the emotions perfectly. His narration really brought this one to life.

Links

Mike and the Spring Awakening on Goodreads
Self Published
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.

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One thought on “Mike and the Spring Awakening by Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl

  1. Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee were new to me a few months ago when I listened to and really enjoyed Sin and The Preacher’s Son. Thanks for this opportunity to listen to something else from these ladies!

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