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Publisher's Summary

A grumpy smuggler meets a bumbling professor and treasure is found.

An explorer at heart, former university professor Phillip Singleton's adventures have only taken place in his imagination - until recently. Exploring the Cornish coast to research a travel book, he encounters a living example of a pirate archetype. Dark-haired, black-bearded Carne Treleaven might have been hewn from the very rock his name describes, and Phillip is eager to discover more.

Carne has little patience for the awkward, dreamy professor, an outsider who must be steered away from local secrets. He agrees to serve as a guide to seaside caves where smugglers once operated only to keep Phillip away from more recent activity. As personalities clash, secrets unfold, and riches are revealed, the two polar opposites find the point where their similarities lay. Carne's old beliefs are shattered by his attraction to a man, and he must decide if he's willing to take a huge step outside his familiar life and into a brand new world.

©2016 Bonnie Dee & Summer Devon (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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Great story, perfect narrator.

I loved this story and the narrator was perfectly chosen for it. Funny and endearing.

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3.5 The Professor and the Smuggler Stars

I am not a huge fan of this genre but I went in with an open mind and didn’t hate it. Haha
I liked Carne and Phillip and their connection grew so there wasn’t any insta-love thank goodness for that.

Carne held a lot of secrets and Phillip just wanted to explore. Phillip making no apologies for who he was, well that was the best part for me. Carne not judging was a close second.

I think the only thing I didn’t really enjoy was the smuggler’s aspect that we don’t really get a lot of detail about it until near the end, I kept wondering why Carne wasn’t just showing Phillip what he wanted to see. Maybe some inner dialog would have helped clear up any confusion.

Overall I enjoyed the book and really enjoyed the narration I think that is what kept me interested for as long as it did.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

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Great book

I couldn't stop with this book. Every word I was hung up on. It paints a beautiful story that I followed and was lost in. Recommend for sure!

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I recommend it

The professor is the younger man and the other one is not a student or anything like that. That’s what I thought this book was about so it took me a while to decide to listen to it. This book is more like an adventure with love, my favorite two things together. I found the characters rather interesting, which is something important to me or i get bored no matter how good the plot is. There are internal dialogues, doubts, insecurities, secrets, all of which you normally find when you’re getting to know another person -it’s definitely not one of those books where everything is perfect between the mc and the problems come from outside sources. When you finish, you get that feeling of having being on an adventure and having found love too. I recommend it.

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Average at best

Never really got into it. Voice of narrator simply didn't match characters. Cairn seemed like a 40 yearold and Philip 35 yo for. Cairn's "conversion" from big to gay was equally implausible. Can't recommend it.

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Good, but not my favorite.

Started off strong, but then dragged a little in places. A couple of times I found myself saying "oh come on, get on with it".
All in all a good story, but not favorite by theses 2 outstanding authors.

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Professor and the Smuggler

I love the time travel to the way People lived back in those days and to know just how far things have gone.I truly enjoyed the reaction of the Two stars and how they came together ❤ to me this is a real love story I really hope You enjoy this as much as I have thanks

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Awesome

Great book, kept my attention all the way to the end, amazing audio delivery, loved it. Will be reading again, every chapter was received amazingly do recommend you give it a read.

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nice

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Thoroughly Entertaining

A warm wonderful story with likable characters and fun storyline. Definitely worth the listen.

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  • 09-06-21

Great

Loved this. Listened in one sitting because I just couldn't stop. The narrator's voice was perfect.

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  • 08-17-21

Surprisingly romantic

Really loved this story and the main characters,
Especially Philip, his energy and spirit were irresistible

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  • 06-08-22

Brilliantly done

Love the story and it was read by a sexy voice that made the story even better 👍

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  • Ronald Betts
  • 04-20-22

Beautiful love story

Love comes as a surprise to this Cornish man who thought he was heterosexual. plenty of excitement in this story with moments of fear but love wins through and it's hea, lovely story of love and very well narrated. ❤

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  • 04-15-22

Unexpected Homosexuality.

If I had known this book was more about homosexuality than smuggling I doubt I would have started it.
The characters turned out to be very real and likeable.
The more I heard the more I wanted them to stay together.
This book is about complete self acceptance and it is about a real love affair.

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  • 04-05-22

Avarage

I knew I read the ebook but I forgot everything. I keep mixing up Porthkennack stories.
The narrator is on my avoid list from now on. He did not do voices, even the females sounded like himself, and I could only recognize the professor because he did not have a Cornish accent.
I liked how the main characters connected to each other and expressed their love. But for the rest? Avarage.

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  • 01-13-22

An Excellent Book

I don't often leave reviews but this book was an excellent listen. it wasn't just sex, sex, sex, it had great characters, settings and plot. highly recommended.

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  • 10-24-21

Montag

Really enjoying this light story and the voice of the narrator is very very good.