Charlie Brooks is used to the city life - not the slow, easy pace of small-town Wyoming. She's going to have to get used to it if she's going to last the summer in this tutoring job she's just taken, but maybe there are a few good reasons to stay.
First and foremost, there's Sally Sinclair. A training veterinarian who's a ray of light in the otherwise super-conservative mountain town, Charlie can't get enough of her company. Trouble is, for all her liberal views, Sally's still holding out for Prince Charming instead of Princess Charlotte.
Can Charlie stand the suffocating, claustrophobic pressure of closeted life in Bingham - and is it even worth it? Will Sally ever stop looking for Mr. Right and notice that Mrs. Right is right in front of her? It all remains to be seen. All Charlie knows for sure is that it's going to be one hell of a summer.
©2016 Bridgette Jensen (P)2016 Bridgette Jensen
The wisdom is reaching far beyond what we see. Delight in the journey
We, our little group here, all loved the writer's others works on Audible, North Star in particular. That made getting this one fait accompli. Although Ms. Jensen isn't at her best here, her skills as a writer keep this one at a level that make it a good listen. When it comes to romance, I found the storyline of Once Upon A Summer pretty weak, the main storyline being the relationship between teacher Charlie Brooks and her eight year old student Luke. This wouldn't have been an issue either were it not for the ridiculously unrealistic ending and the feeling that the ending having been written at the beginning of the creative process was a difficult place to get to; thus the awkwardness of the narrative in getting there. This is the fourth book I've purchased by this writer and is the content the weakest of the four, however with this author it speaks more about the other selections than it does this one; while falling short of her previous efforts this is still a good listen.
Good book really well narrated by TJ. pity the ending jumped so far a head
This was a very different short. I've not had the opportunity to listen to a lot of Lesbian writing, but I'm not shy. So this was a great short, but it was just that. I could really see that this could be something much longer. However, I enjoyed both the narration and the story. Of course, it was a little exotic, and the characters were deep, which really made them stick in my mind because in a short you don't always expect them to be. Well done to both the writer and TJ because together this was very entertaining. I'll be looking for more from both writer and narrator.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
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