Mangrove Stories

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284 ratings

Blue Days Publisher's Summary

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. In fact, the only thing Takeo seems to truly excel at is taking notice of Dwyer Knolls.

When Dwyer and Takeo head to Mangrove, Florida on a real estate buying trip, their tentative friendship combusts and becomes much more. Is their sudden connection real enough to bank their futures on, or should they chalk the whole thing up to the daze inspired by the blue ocean breeze?

©2014 Mary Calmes (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
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  • Book 1

    • Blue Days

    • By: Mary Calmes
    • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374

    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

  • 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 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    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 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 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    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 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 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    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 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 213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    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