Fresh Start (A Small Town Gay Romance)

Cedarwood Beach, Book 1
Narrated by: Nick Hudson
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
4.4 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

He was my first love. Will he be my last?

Going home after 20 years was supposed to be a short stop. Before following my dreams.

Instead, I’m forced to face my past...and the ex that betrayed me.

Dawson Eldred.

  • Hollywood superstar. 
  • America’s most eligible bachelor.
  • And the jerk that walked out on me.

Seeing him again opens old wounds. But the spark is still alive. 

We failed being in a relationship once. 

Should I even give him a second chance?

Listen now to find out.

Fresh Start is the first book in the Cedarwood Beach small town romance series and is completely stand-alone. It contains two rivals in close quarters, a butterfly festival, and a young niece hell-bent on getting her uncle his happily-ever-after.

©2020 Rhys Everly (P)2020 Rhys Everly

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Amazing listen!

I absolutely love Leo and Dawson's second chance at love. Just seeing how they get back together even when it wasn't very easy with Leo still wanting to be mad at Dawson. Then Nick Hudson does an amazing job with this narration. He really brings this story to life and made me love this story even more.

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Excellent audiobook

This is an excellent audiobook! Once again, Nick Hudson does an amazing job bringing the characters to life. I absolutely loved it!

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A coming home romance!

Dawson and Leo are both holding onto a lot of baggage from their pasts. When they both go home for a family visit they can’t help but run into each other again. Leo is still hurt and mad as hell, while Dawson is still feeling guilty for betraying him. Although they are both much older and famous, they’re still somehow lacking in their love life. Neither would admit it but the chemistry between them is even stronger than before. I loved both their families with all their real life’s failures, flaws, baggage, hurts and desires...oh and I especially loved Yaya, she’s just a hoot! I did however at times just want to smack both Dawson and Leo! Overall, I thought Fresh Start was an exciting emotional read that gave me the HEA I was hoping for! Narrator Nick Hudson did a fabulous job as always, bringing all these wonderful characters to life!

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A brand new series by Rhys Everly!

I simply loved this book. A second chance romace between two men (I loved that both Leo and Dawson are almost 40 and not young men) who've been together and loved each other when they were in college, but then lost each other due to betrayal and bad decision which hace influenced both their lives. When they reconnect by chance after seventeen years Leo is so angry and doesn't want anything to do with Dawson, meanwhile he's on the verge of having his big opportunity careerwise. They both need to make amends with their respective families. Yet when they finally keep quite enough to explain to each other, all the past is not only forgotten, but obliterated and they find that all their love to each other has never gone away, they resume their relationship full force and this time it will be so much better than the first! I adored this new series: I love the town of Cedarwood, I loved Leo's huge family (especially Summer, she's so cute) and I especially loved Leo; I mean really he could be me: holding grudges and falling pray to his additions, angry at the world, but what he really wants isto be loved, so as soon as he lets his anger towards Dawson fade, he's all in with his man!

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  • 06-23-20

Everything done just right!!!!!

Story: A whirlwind second chance romance with super stars, little towns and butterflies. Just WOW! I loved absolutely everything about this story, from the setting and secondary characters, to the MCs themselves and the plot as a cherry on the sundae! Brilliant! Narration: Lovely voice, great portrayal of emotions. Just as it should be!

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  • Ronald Betts
  • 06-23-20

Enemies to lovers

This is quite a ride with a loving family helping everything come together, a great story that keeps you on edge, well written and well narrated.

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  • Tanya W
  • 06-20-20

AMAZING

Okay Rhys has been one of those authors I've meant to read but haven't had a chance because life doesn't always let me . So when my favourite narrator brought one of his books to life, I , of course jumped on the chance. Nick as usual has made these characters so real that I want to be part of their big Greek family. Rhys is now a one click author for me which is ever growing. I can't wait to see what he has in store for this family cause I am sure that at least 3 characters ( 1 of those is the next book) need stories sooner than later.

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  • Jo Pearce
  • 06-17-20

Enjoyable

Enjoyable story with likeable characters. The story moved at the right pace. Would definitely read/listen to more from this author.