A mysterious man with no past, a troubled young woman running from hers...and a powerful love that may heal them both.
Scout Vanderhorn has lost her mother, her home, and all hope of security. In a desperate bid to escape her abusive stepfather, she travels to a seaside mansion on Cape Cod in search of the real father she never knew - and finds a secret sister who welcomes her into the family, troubles and all. But it's not long before trouble comes looking for Scout.
Unaware of his past, or even his own name, Jack Remington is lost. He spends his days scavenging for survival and compulsively searching the seas in his battered old kayak. At night, alone in his beach cave, he's haunted by nightmares. But from the moment he glimpses Scout, a powerful connection is forged that begins to bring him back from the brink.
Neither expects to fall for the other, but Scout and Jack can't deny their explosive mutual attraction. Can this love remake a broken man and save a woman with nothing to lose...before the past drowns them in the oncoming storm?
Set on beautiful Cape Cod, The Seadog is a story of trauma and redemption, of mysteries and revelations - and above all, the incredible power of love.
©2016 Aaron Paul Lazar (P)2016 Aaron Paul Lazar
There were several stories inside this story but they did not take away from the real story. The villian was a typical bully who did not want to work for a living. There was a lot of intrigue and several characters who probly needed a lot of discipline from their parents. I liked the way all of the subplots came together to create an ending that made sense and was not typical. It is part romance, part psychological thriller, part humor, part human nature triumping over adversity.
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This is my first book from this series and I throughly enjoyed it. The author did an amazing job with the characters and descriptions. One of the most engaging and suspenseful love stories that I have read in awhile.
Scout has fled her former home after the death of her mother because her mom's boyfriend has become violent and obsessed accusing Scout from hiding money from him.
Scout shows up in a mansion on Cape Cod where her father was supposed to be living to look for help starting a new life away from Monti, her mom's long time drunk boyfriend. She finds out that he died a year earlier but discovers a sister she never knew she had.
Her new family takes her in and let her stay on their cottage. While staying there she meets a mysterious man that doesn't remember his past. He gets beat up by some teenagers and Scout finds him unconscious on the beach and finds out he has been living in a cave for awhile. She nurses him to health. Her compassion is so touching.
There is quite a bit of suspense with the mysterious man and Monti who won't leave Scout alone. It is a heartwarming story.
The narrator did an awesome job with the characters.
This audiobook was provided free of charge in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.
This is book 3 in a series, but from what I could tell, they do not have to be read in order. I was able to follow the characters and the story without feeling like I was missing any background information.
It was a nice story. There was a little mystery, a little drama, and a little romance. Ok, a decent amount of romance. Some of the things that Scout and Jack said to each other were a little cheesy, and their relationship wasn't that realistic, but the hopeless romantic in me kind of liked it 🙂
The narrator, Gwendolyn Druyor was very good. I don't think I've listened to anything else she's done before, but would definitely like to listen to more of her work. She incorporated emotions, pauses, laughs, etc that was written for the characters, which really helped make the characters more realistic.
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i enjoyed this book very much. i definitely recommend this book. very well writen and narrated.
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The Seadog is an exciting romantic suspense novel set primarily on Cape Cod. It has everything I enjoy in a great story: action, suspense, and a love story without too many graphic details.
The story begins when Scout escapes her abusive and alcoholic stepfather after her mother dies from cancer. She travels to a seaside mansion on Cape Cod in search of her real father. Unfortunately her father is also dead; instead she finds a sister who welcomes her into the family, gives her a job, and let's her live in the guesthouse. Soon after, Scout comes across Jack on the beach - an obviously disoriented man who's been living in a cave (Jack was in a shipwreck severs months ago and doesn't remember his name). After teen thugs beat up Jack and leave him for dead, Scout finds him on the beach and nurses him back to health. While I'm not usually into "love at first sight" stories, Jack and Scout definitely have an instant connection that transcends mere attraction. It's as if their souls are connected and it's so believably written.
I listened to the Audible version of this book narrated by Gwendolyn Druyor, which was given to me free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review. The narration flows naturally at an even pace and different voices are used for all characters.
I definitely recommend this series to those who enjoy well written romantic suspense novels. Although it is the third book in the Paines Creek Beach series written by Aaron Paul Lazar, the stories are truly stand alone and you don't miss out an anything by not reading the previous two books in the series.
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This is the third book in The Paines Creek series. But it stood very well as a standalone novel. You don't need to have read the others to enjoy this book. A wonderful romance/drama with a good amount of suspense thrown in. Very sweet. Well written, the books several plot lines flowed smoothly. And the characters were a delight. I will definitely be picking up the other books in the series now. Awesome narrator. This was a joy to listen to. I would definitely recommend it.
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What a pleasure it was to listen to this story! I was totally engrossed and did not want to stop listening. This is the third book in the Paines Creek Beach Book series. I was a little apprehensive diving into this book without having read either of the first two however that did not matter a bit. This book stands on its own completely. The characters are all very likable and now that I feel that I know them personally I will be very interested in picking up books 1 and 2. The Seadog: A Love Story has just the right combination of romance and suspense with multiple plot lines. Although I never doubted a happy ending, I couldn't wait to see how all of the loose ends wrapped up.
I listened to the Audible version of this book, which I received in exchange for an honest review. I thought the narrator did a good job with all of the voices except for Scout, the main female character. She gave her a bad accent which sounded like a kid at times and was hard to listen to. Scout’s voice definitely did not fit the picture of the beautiful woman on the cover of the book.
All in all a wonderful story which I would highly recommend!
I am a working woman in a man's world but it's ok because I really love being around men !! I've been happily married for 48 years!
When I listen to an audio book I "bond" with the characters much more than when I just read the book. I hear the character's voices and I think about them later on and find myself remembering them more vividly. They are alive to me and become a part of my permanent memory. As I go through my day I sometimes find myself wondering what Scout and Jack are doing today? They are two of the new characters in this book. They have joined my group of friends that I have met in each book I listen to by Aaron Lazar. Sometimes I imagine them getting together and meeting each other someday !
I have enjoy the first two books in this series: The Seacroft and The Seacrest. All 3 of these books are compelling love stories with a sprinkle of mystery thrown in here and there. The intense love between the couples in these books is expressed not only in their physical attractions to each other but also the true respect and tenderness shown to each other. The sexual scenes are exciting without any vulgarity. It is so enjoyable to experience the excitement they are feeling for each other in a sensual way without graphic details. After all, our imagination takes us where we like to go in these scenes so the author allows us to put our own spin on what we think is going on !!
In addition to the love between a man and a woman, Aaron portrays the love between parents and children in a supremely special way. The love a parent has for a child is unique and the characters in his books all show the qualities of good parenting. No one is perfect and humans do make mistakes but the love shown in these books prove that mistakes can be overcome with support and understanding.
Gwendolyn Druyor will astound anyone listening ! She has such a gift for changing her voice to sound like a man or a woman--someone young or someone older ! I am very eager to hear more from her and I sincerely hope there are more books in this series.
I almost did listen to this book all in one sitting. I could not get enough of the story with it's exciting characters and beautifully portrayed descriptions of the sand and the sea at the beach. I am planning on listening to all three of these books again because they are so worth it. I find myself missing the characters and I want to hear their voices again.
I can't say enough about Aaron Paul Lazar as a writer. He is a true gentleman who presents his characters as real people with everyday life emotions. I know before I even start another book that I am going to add it to my list of favorites! I have never been such a ravenous listener until I found Aaron ! His books are guaranteed to bring pleasure and excitement into your life.
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This is the third book in the Paines Creek Beach series. I really enjoyed it.
I downloaded this book in audiobook format as I have listened to this author's work in this way before and really enjoyed it. This audio book is narrated by Gwendolyn Druyor, who has narrated other books by this author. She has a pleasant voice to listen to, though she has a drawl that I struggled to like, and I enjoyed her narration of this story much better than the Bittersweet Hollow series.
Scout Vanderhorn is a wonderful character. I really liked her. After her mother dies, she decides to leave her drunk and abusive step-father and seek out her biological father. But when she arrives at The Seacrest, she receives some bad news; her father had passed away during a massive hurricane from a heart attack. Not sure what to do, she finds herself welcomed into the house by her half-sister, Libby, and her husband, Finn. Not long after, she comes across a stranger scavenging on the beach. Drawn to him, she finds herself wanting to get to know him better.
Jack Remington is lost. He has no memory of who he is, only that he must keep hidden. I really liked getting to know this character better and watching him come out of his shell. After seeing a beautiful woman wandering on the beach he has come to call home, he becomes intrigued with her and finds himself drawn to her sadness. As he gets to know her, his attraction turns to love.
This story is told through the eyes of both Scout and Jack in alternative chapters, though Scout's step-father also has his say. I enjoyed this, as it gave me (as a reader/listener) a chance to see what they were thinking and feeling. I enjoyed this story a lot more than The Seacroft, as I loved the romance between Scout and Jack. It didn't have the sappiness/cheesiness that appeared in The Seacroft and felt more believable. The author also injected an element of suspense/danger into the tale by bringing in Scout's step-father and his determination to track his step-daughter down. I won't say much else otherwise I'll end up giving out spoilers. However, I will say that there are several twists I didn't see coming, including Jack's real identity. I found myself in tears as he discovered who he was. It was incredibly touching.
The story ended satisfactorily, without a cliffhanger. It can be read as a stand-alone, though I would recommend you read/listen to the series in order. I am now looking forward to reading/listening to more Paines Creek Beach books (if there are any more) as soon as possible.
Aaron Paul Lazar has written an intriguing tale that captured my imagination. I love his writing style, which is fast paced and entertaining. I also love the flow. I am now looking forward to reading more of his books in the future.
Although this book doesn't have any bad language, there are some slightly explicit scenes of a sexual nature. Therefore, I recommend this book to older teen readers and to adults who love contemporary romance or romantic suspense genres. - Lynn Worton
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