Mangrove Stories

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359 ratings

Sleeping 'til Sunrise Publisher's Summary

Everyone in Mangrove, Florida, knows Fire Chief Essien Dodd is a saint. He took care of his ex-wife until she died, is raising his teenage daughter alone, and is the kind of man who pulls kittens from trees. All in all, the man's a catch. But Roark Hammond has sworn off getting involved with a man who's been hurt before because he can't guarantee he won't hurt his prospective love again. If only he could get Essien out of his mind long enough to focus on anyone, or anything, else.

Strong emotions are in play. Essien is lonely but determined to focus on Ivy; Ivy wants her father to have a new life so much that, to his horror, she's trying to find him a man; and Roark is so scared of the present and past, he won't allow himself to commit. To have any chance of sleeping 'til sunrise and greeting each new day together, Essien and Roark will have to rethink how they're living their lives and focus on what's most important.

©2015 Mary Calmes (P)2016 Dreamspinner Press
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  • Book 5

    • Sleeping 'til Sunrise

    • Mangrove Stories
    • By: Mary Calmes
    • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    Everyone in Mangrove, Florida, knows Fire Chief Essien Dodd is a saint. He took care of his ex-wife until she died, is raising his teenage daughter alone, and is the kind of man who pulls kittens from trees. All in all, the man's a catch. But Roark Hammond has sworn off getting involved with a man who's been hurt before because he can't guarantee he won't hurt his prospective love again. If only he could get Essien out of his mind long enough to focus on anyone, or anything, else.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Easy flow and a good, quick listen.

    • By Belen on 02-11-16

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 4

    • Easy Evenings

    • Mangrove Stories Book 4
    • By: Mary Calmes
    • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    Lazlo Maguire doesn't do relationships - he does transactions. Six months of the year, he's an expensive rent boy in Manhattan, and he moves so fast that settling down could not, would not, ever enter his mind...except for once. He meets Britton Lassiter, man to man, not as hustler and mark, and it's too good to be true when the lawyer wants to keep Lazlo, even if he has to share him with the job.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Greg Tremblay delivers a solid performance.

    • By Belen on 12-18-15

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 3

    • Sultry Sunset

    • Mangrove Stories
    • By: Mary Calmes
    • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229

    When Mike came to Mangrove two years ago, Hutch gave him a job and a place to stay in his guesthouse, where Mike has remained ever since. Despite the rumors circulating about them, Hutch knows Mike is straight and looking for the right woman. But his friends disagree, and after some hints to the contrary, even Hutch finally has to admit that maybe the rest of the town sees something he's been missing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Greg Tremblay is fantastic!!

    • By Belen on 09-08-15

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 2

    • Quiet Nights (Mangrove Stories)

    • By: Mary Calmes
    • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259

    It's a lovely little life Kelly Seaton leads. He's got his own landscaping business, a nice little house, and his best friend, Cosimo Renaldi, and Coz's goofball family who have adopted Kelly as their own. Sure, it's a little lonely at night, but it's a sweet deal, and Kelly can't chance ruining it by letting on that he wants more - has always wanted more - with Coz.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this book

    • By Blackwindstar on 10-16-15

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 1

    • Blue Days

    • By: Mary Calmes
    • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 409
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413

    Falling for a coworker is rarely a good idea, especially for a man getting a last chance at salvaging his career. But from the moment Dwyer Knolls sees the beautiful but socially awkward Takeo Hiroyuki, he seems destined to make bad decisions. Takeo's life is a string of failed attempts to please his traditional Japanese father. Unfortunately, succeeding in business turns out to be just as difficult for Takeo as changing from gay to straight.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ehh on the story, but a great narration.

    • By Heather on 02-01-15

    Regular price: $6.95