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Making Plans

Castle Harbor, Book 2
Narrated by: Alexander Collins
Series: Castle Harbor Series, Book 2
Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Romance, LGBT
4.5 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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The business proposition that could destroy them...or bring them closer than ever.

Zachary is a brilliant architect, considered to be an artist on blueprints. When the chance of a lifetime comes along, he can’t say no to it. Even if it means running a handsome, young stranger into the ground to succeed. 

Lucas is the reserved owner of Castle Harbor’s only lodging - an inn left to him by his parents. His temper flares when he hears rumors of a resort coming to the island. Yet, when he meets the architect behind the plans, those flames become a sizzle that he can’t ignore.

When these men clash, will the resort project manage to stay standing? Or will they end up in a bed and breakfast situation all their own?

This gay romance audiobook and every audio other book in the series can be listened to in any order and is intended for adults only.
 

©2019 Equal Love Publishing (P)2019 Equal Love Publishing

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  • Love222
  • NJ, United States
  • 12-03-19

Sweet compromise

This is sweet story of compromise with an enemy to lovers undertone. The narration could be better. Overall a quick entertaining listen.

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Okay Story

I am a big fan of JP Oliver's. but for some reason, the narrators that are chosen to read the stories don't do the stories justice. While the narrator isn't terrible, They just are not great for these stories. I will just read the ebook version of this series rather than listen to it. I find I cannot finish due to the narrations.

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Enjoyable

This is the second book in the series.

I Enjoyed Zachary and Lucas story of them finding a compromise and live at the same time

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Great Story, Narration So So

This actually a really good series however the narrator does not do enough to bring the MCs to life. Main problem is no distinction between the two however he does a great job with side characters like the sisters. If you want a quick listen I still recommend listening.

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Luke and Zack Making Plans

This was a sweet, loving and well written story. Making Plans is book 2 in the Castle Harbor series and revolves around Zack and Luke.
Zack is coming in on the premise of making life better by building up Castle Harbor in conjunction with his boss and their company.
This is originally unknown to Luke, who owns the B&B. Both Luke and Zack meet and sparks fly in many ways.
I recommend this great story and advise you get it to learn what finally happens to Luke, Zack and Castle Harbor!

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Zachary & Lucas

I really enjoyed the story of Zach and Lucas, especially after meeting them in the first book. They actually have a lot in common but are on total opposite sides of the fence. They have incredible chemistry but try to fight it because of their opposing views as far as the resort goes and they each are fighting for their family's future. I enjoyed watching them grow closer even as they tried not to and they were somehow able to compromise. The narrator did a good job with the story and the characters. I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy of this audiobook.

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Making Plans...for something more?

Story/Overall: Like the tagline says, "The business proposition that could destroy them... or bring them closer than ever." Making Plans by JP Oliver is an mm contemporary romance that basically picks up where book one left off (more so in the middle of book one). It's about Zachary, the talented architect and Lucas, the business owner of the only lodging in Castle Harbor and their chance (and not so pleasant) meeting. You see, Lucas is furious when he hears about the resort because that means he'll be losing business, and Zachary isn't letting this opportunity slide without a fight, so when they meet face to face, it can only mean trouble (wink*wink)!

I enjoyed getting to know Zach and Lucas because their own involvement, although different, are really for the same reason. Zach supports his sister and nephew and Lucas was given the inn from his parents, so both are passionate behind their reasons about the resort: family. Before they learn what the other's real intentions are, they happen to meet when Zach checks into Lucas' inn and the insta chemistry is there; there's no denying the attraction these two have but once the truth is out, Zach and Lucas start fighting the attraction they have,which ends up becoming more of an emotional struggle because they feel like their families are at stake here. I feel like it progresses from the emotional struggle on doing the right thing to meeting half way or somewhere in the middle so that they both get what they want and can succeed without hurting the other.

Narrator: I'll always say this because to me it's somewhat important, depending on the narrator but I most certainly do love dual narration over solo narration because you can actually hear the difference in characters and their personas. However, I will not turn away from solo narrators who narrate two males, I actually have a list of my all time favs who I've only listened to them narrate two voices. I enjoy it when I can hear them differentiate between the two, it helps when the chapters don't indicate who's POV we're listening or reading to. With that said (yes I'm spoiled when it come to narrators) Alexander Collins did a good job of voicing the characters. His tone did vary when he narrated the two MCs enough to distinguish them, but I did catch the times his voices for Zach and Lucas sounded the same but it was very few times so it didn't effect my listening experience. I liked to hear more from this narrator in the future. Overall 4.5 stars for Making Plans. Happy listening all!


*This audiobook provided in exchange for an honest review*

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Well, it was something

The story is okay. Just like the first one, a little on the short side.
However, I wasn’t a fan of the narration on this one. Especially not the horrible phone call thingy.

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Narration was disappointing

I enjoyed the story but not the narrator. Not near as good as the narrator for book 1.

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loved it

Did the story keep me engaged: absolutely
Were there any parts I found annoying: no
Did I feel an emotional connection to the characters: yes
Would I listen to it again: yes

Story comments: This is a great second instalment to the Castle Harbor Series. I really enjoyed Lucas and Zac's story … no bad guys, just 2 sides of a different story and that even with a difference of opinion, you can still rise above it to be a decent person.

Narrator comments: The right narrator can bring a story to life. Alexander Collins has done a great job narrating Making Plans. The personalities of each character were distinct and the voices distinguishable.

The teaser epilogue has me wanting to know the new couple in book 3.