This story was ok. I think that I enjoyed the openness of the married couple. I think that being honest with yourself and your mate allows for a wonderful partnership. The couple in this story had that. I loved their sexual prowess... how they played games with one another to keep that 'excitement' there. Personally, what's hotter than 2 guys and a girl? So, kudos for making a story about that. I always feel like you can't help who you love, nor should you help it, but just accept it. Its a good read.
Helen Stern's voice was pretty good. I wouldn't mind listening to another one of her books.
I loved this story. I think this is my 5th time listening to it. Im a huge fan of romance, especially during the holidays. Mick's fears were well versed and honest. Fielding was just too darn cute. Anyone who reads/listens to this story and doesn't root for them as a couple just doesn't believe in christmas magic. I was hooked from the beginning, and can honestly admit that I wanted more.
I love love looooooove when a story has the two main characters seem so different, and far removed from one another. Because when they share a moment or a revelation, it's like... pure magic to see them demonstrate their love. I loved the cultural differences showcased in this book, and I just love the idea of 'getting' someone, even when no one else does...
Mary Calmes hasn't disappointed me yet. THANKS for consistently making me enjoy each of your books.
I don't think I have ever laughed so hard in my life. This book was fantastic. I am a sucker for anything funny, throw in a decent plot, and entertaining characters, and I'm hooked. Oh Tom and Frank, I don't know where to begin. I just think they both are utterly adorable. I can't recount the number of memorable moments that lightened my heart, or made me bust a gut. I LOVE FLAWED CHARACTERS. And these two were flawed beyond belief, but in cute, and meaningful ways. Another thing I loved about this book was the idea of comfort... we're always feeling our best when we're comforted by the familiar and such... So when someone who's very UNcomfortable stepping out of their comfort zone, is thrust into an environment WAY beyond his comfort zone, with a jerk named Stanley (I HATE that name. HA) it's bound for some hilarity.
I have to say I wanted more. Thanks John.
I loved Book 3! THANK YOU JORDAN CASTILLO PRICE! I'm really enjoying this series. Vic makes me laugh. However dorky this sounds, I so wish he was a real person that I could befriend. I'm always entertained with how he sees himself vs. how Jacob sees him. I love that Jacob loves him unconditionally. That scene in the hallway... it blows my mind. And I can see how loving someone so much... lets you give them the 'freedom' to do things you would never, ever agree to otherwise. Oh Jacob.
The ending of this book left me happy... that's not always the case when reading/listening to a murder mystery, but I'm in my happy place... all snuggled up. Can't wait for book 4...
I'm always a fan of Cardeno C. I love stories about true mates, so this was a fun treat for me. I really appreciated Mitch's patience. It reminded me of all the little intimacies a couple experiences that don't involve sex. Poor Simon. He'd been through a lot and I think that anyone who experiences such tough life experiences deserves a happy ending.
On a side note:
I'm a bit upset because I didn't realize that Cardeno C. is giving audio books away to certain brand new readers for reviews.Here I am an audible/ amazon loyal member for years, posting reviews, not engaging in piracy, spending my own money to buy ebooks/audios, and providing honest reviews without receiving gifts. This is frustrating me.
The story has been done before, but I always enjoy Cardeno C. writing. Its a cute novella about a pretty, rich, 'bad' boy who did a little too much bad, and of course gets the 'no money until you shape up', and gets sent off to his sister's ex hubby's farm... and we all know what happens. HEA. Of course. It's a fun listen. And less than $5... Plus I have always enjoyed Paul Morley, so it's worth it... enjoy.
Fantastic. I always enjoy Cardeno C's books. This story is no exception.
We start off meeting Shiloh at a rough point in his life. His, luckily failed, suicide attempt leads him to dream about his future self meeting a wonderful man named Travis. Their love comes on hot and heavy and it isn't until he ' wakes up' and sees 'present day' Travis that he realizes the life he could live with Travis by his side.
I loved this story. I have read it many times before, and I was so pleased to see it come to life with Jeff Gelder's voice. I have to admit I cried a couple of times. I feel as though I actually know Shiloh and Travis, and love hearing their 'story' again and again.
It's about hope and receiving the gifts that end up meaning the most to us when we least expect it. I envy their earnest love and assured devotion. And I love thinking that sometimes you just have to wait for that person worthy of you arriving... it whatever form it may be.
Lovely story that I will always cherish. Thanks again Cardeno.
I never thought I would enjoy this series, but I am pleasantly surprised.
I find Vic so very amusing. His inner commentary has me laughing out loud the majority of the time. Gomez Pugh does a great job of portraying a primarily bored, over medicated, wise ass cop. And the accents he puts on for multiple minority characters continues to amuse me. While the 'mystery' isn't very complicated-- I figured out who was involved before the big reveal-- I enjoyed the old gang getting back together-- with the introduction of 'Crash' and his rebel self-- to help Vic.
As a HUGE fan of Jacob, I enjoyed every scene with him. Vic is one lucky man.... and when they finally got their 'bow chicka bow wow' on... I pressed rewind, and listened all over again...
I'm ready for book 3.... BRING IT Castillo Price!!!
I think my expectations were too high because I was really disappointed. For some reason, I thought the two guys were teenagers, not grown men. A lot of the inner turmoil was a bit too juvenile for me, and I found myself getting more annoyed as the story played out.
I felt a bit lost when I realized how completely anti-climatic everything was. And I still don't know what went on between Max and his sister!!! What happened in that conversation? I hate unanswered questions... I liked the happy ending, but didn't feel very invested in their journey. There's nothing special here... at all... so I think it's a story you can skip.
I think that Dreamspinner Press does such a wonderful job at packaging these romance/holiday theme stories. From the Advent Calendar package " Evergreen", comes the story of Adam and Joe.
Adam wakes from a car accident to find himself in the loving care of his roommate Joe. He soon realizes just how much more Joe means to him than simply a roommate.
I enjoyed the story and felt that the author did a really good job of allowing us readers/listeners to understand how hard it is to not love someone when they just might not love you back.
I hope Audible keeps putting these short stories out for us voracious listeners. These stories are packaged 'just right'.
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