Sometimes, when you need a change in your life, the tide just happens to pull you in the right direction….
Ellis, Julia, and Dorie. Best friends since Catholic grade school, they now find themselves, in their mid-30s, at the crossroads of life and love. Ellis, recently fired from a job she gave everything to, is rudderless and now beginning to question the choices she's made over the past decade of her life. Julia—whose caustic wit covers up her wounds—has a man who loves her and is offering her the world, but she can't hide from how deeply insecure she feels about her looks, her brains, her life. And Dorie has just been shockingly betrayed by the man she loved and trusted most in the world…though this is just the tip of the iceberg of her problems and secrets.
A month in North Carolina's Outer Banks is just what they each of them needs. Ty Bazemore is their landlord, though he's hanging on to the rambling old beach house by a thin thread. After an inauspicious first meeting with Ellis, the two find themselves disturbingly attracted to one another, even as Ty is about to lose everything he's ever cared about. Maryn Shackleford is a stranger, and a woman on the run. Maryn needs just a few things in life: no questions, a good hiding place, and a new identity. Ellis, Julia, and Dorie can provide what Maryn wants; can they also provide what she needs?
Five people questioning everything they ever thought they knew about life. Five people on a journey that will uncover their secrets and point them on the path to forgiveness. Five people who each need a sea change, and one month in a summer rental that might just give it to them.
©2011 Whodunnit, Inc. (P)2011 Macmillan Audio
I haven't read the book, but I really enjoyed this audio version. I have enjoyed several of Mary Kay Andrews' books that are narrated by Isabel Keating. Keating jus has a flare for performing Andrews' stories.
There were two most memorable moments for me: During their first real encounter, when Ty dares Ellis to do something he thinks she won't because she's too afraid, and she does it! So hot! And I loved Ellis's walk of shame. It was funny and so true to life.
I loved Ellis and Ty's first nighttime encounter, and I especially enjoyed the outdoor shower scene. Oo la la!
Dorie! She sounds funny and sweet, and I bet she'd be a hoot to hang with and just have fun with the girls. Of course, I'd love to take Ty out as well but for much different reasons. ;)
This book was just a delight to listen to. Isabel Keating puts just enough of a spin on the womens' voices so you can tell them apart. It takes a few chapters to really hear the differences in the voices she gives them, but after a while they are like old friends all with their own distinct accents. The ladies in this story are all likable and relatable. I enjoyed hearing each of their stories unfold, and I'm so glad the author wrapped everything up with natural loose ends so you don't have to wonder what might happen next, you can kind of figure out how their lives will play out for a bit after it's all over. The main love story is sweet and provides enough romance and some good loves scenes throughout. As usual, Andrews also gives the setting its own sort of story, including details about the house the women stay in, and she kind of draws you into their temporary nest and makes it so you don't want to leave the beach either when the summer is over. This book was just a pleasure to listen to, and I am sure I will listen to it many more times in the future. Fun in the sun, romance and taking chances, and there is some suspense thrown in to mix things up. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for something kind of light and entertaining. Not too serious. Also, at the end there is a conversation between the author and the narrator that you get to listen in on, and it's kind of interesting to hear what they have to say about the story and bringing it to life.
Yes - it allows you to escape and relax as if you were actually in the story.
Savannah Breeze - by the same author - another great MKA must read!
Yes - just as good
Surf, Sand, and Mayhem make you want to check into this Summer Rental
The twists and turns in this story are fun
The end of the summer is not what you would think
Smooth, rich, flowing
Pretty much all of them. It was just a mindless beach read with un-relateable characters, over-the-top but superficial plotlines, and cliches falling all over each other. It was basically preposterous in all ways.
I like all the different characters.
Julia was my favorite character because she doesn't hold back and goes after what she wants.
Differnt have a specific one, I loved the whole book.
Julia - she speaks her mind and doesn't hold back.
This book made me happy. It brought back memories of past days at the beach and hope for more great beach memories in the future.
Fun, fun, fun.
I would recommend the book because it is a great read and so easy to see ourselves in these positions.
When the girlfriends are trying to make sense of their new housemates background.
the different accents of the girlfriends, it just made the conversation seem more real
This was a great beach read with just enough romance and plenty of laughs.
Enjoyed this OBX listen, mostly predictable. Being from NC and familar with OBX I identify with the areas and some of the places they mentioned in the book.-Could hear the screen doors slamming, ocean breeze off the water, with a little bit of sandy grit in every room of the house no matter how hard you clean.
Similar to most of her books, enjoy them when I just want a relaxing listen!
Her accent and voice inflections makes makes the characters real and bring more emphasis to parts of the story
Go to the beach for the day !
Close to the top of the list.
Can't share it will ruin the story!
Isabel does a great job defining characters. I will look for her on more audible books.
Not extreme but both funny and touching at times.
YES I WOULD
THE FEMALES THAT HAVE BEEN FRIENDS SINCE GRADE SCHOOL, VERY FUNNY CHARACTERS, LOVE THEM, WANT MORE OF THEM.
ALL OF THE GIRL FRIENDS
ASK THE AUTHOR
I WANT A SERIES OF THIS BOOK ALSO!
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