Tye and Carina are two somewhat seriously flawed characters. They reconnect after a 20-year separation and find they have little in common, aside from that little thing...their son.
White. A symbol of purity...of goodness...of virginity. So few brides these days reserved losing their virginity to their wedding night, yet most brides still wore white on their wedding day.
Hypocritical, to be sure, Tye thought. But who was he to judge? Being that he was the very definition of hypocrisy.
Tye prided himself as a virtuous, Christian gentleman who valued God and family above all. But it'd been quite some time since he'd spoken to God. The Big Guy would no doubt have a few choice words for Tye. Such has "Stop screwing women you're not engaged to."
Tye couldn't recall the exact phrasing, but he was quite sure that somewhere in the Holy Book, God conveyed his distaste for sampling the menu before sitting down for the feast.
At least his fiancé would rightly wear white on her wedding day...a wedding day tentatively planned for a few short months from now, a wedding day he had yet to pen into his busy schedule...a schedule of...what?
Sex with strange women?
But he didn't want to be that guy. He always hated that guy. Now he was that guy. Actually...come to think of it, he'd always been that guy.
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I just listened to this straight through. I couldn't stop. The story was adorable and you couldn't help but root for love! The voice performance was great and lovely to listen to.
This is a swift-paced and entertaining escape of a story, a good de-stressor for an evening or two. Tye and Carina have an intriguing dynamic that will keep you curious as the plot moves along. I enjoyed seeing the ways outside circumstances changed them juxtaposed against some of the ways they actively chose to change; it was a nice blend. I’m new to Stone’s work, but I appreciated that she wrote about a couple whose path didn’t follow some of the usual, straightforward romance novel conventions.
Listening to the story was lovely. The characters were well voiced and distinctive. The only difficulty in listening to this as an audiobook was in the structure of the story. The timeline bounces between the present and the past frequently, and I’m not sure that framework leans itself as naturally to narration as it might to text. However, the narrator/performer kept everything very smooth, so you never lost a listening step as to whose voice was whose, no matter the time period. He also did a very nice job with feminine voices, which, sadly, is not always the case with male-read audiobooks. The obvious highlight in the voice work was his characterization of Tye; that was a total standout. He made Tye very appealing, and that’s always a plus if the male romantic lead character is one you want to hear more of!
All in all, it’s an enjoyable listening experience, and fun for a quick mental vacation from your everyday life. If you need that break, this might be for you. It’s definitely cheaper than a plane ticket, and far more relaxing than dealing with the airport or the TSA!
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