Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Palisade by Rosalind Abel (audiobook)

Title: The Palisade
Author: Rosalind Abel
My Rating: B+
Narrator: Kirt Graves

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: Lavender Shores #1
Main Characters: Joel and Andrew
Release Date: September 2017 (audiobook)
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Confident businessman Joel Rhodes sees the small California town of Lavender Shores as nothing more than a business opportunity and a final stepping stone to the position he’s been working toward his entire life. It was supposed to be just one night in town to close the deal, and sleeping with one of the local men, no matter how gorgeous, meant nothing more than a few hours of fun.

Andrew Kelly is perfectly content with the life he has in his hometown. So much so that the only thing missing is someone to share it with. Going to bed with a tourist was never meant to be the answer to his dreams, just a beautiful distraction. He could get back to looking for Mr. Right the next day.

Both Andrew’s and Joel’s worlds are turned upside down when a few hours of pleasure get extended to a couple of days. Even that shouldn’t have been a big deal. You can’t fall in love in that amount of time. That isn’t how it works. However, if destinies collide, a few short days may be all it takes to find your soul mate. Even so, when secrets and motivations get tangled, fate may do nothing more than leave two hearts in pieces.
My Review:
Overall: 3.75
Performance: 4.0
Story: 3.75

This was a good book for a few days of light-hearted listening. The book isn't super-deep, but it's not that type of story. 

Joel is in Lavender Shores to do one set up a new flagship store for his father's mega-coffee corporation. The problem...what Joel wants to do goes against everything that the town stands for and allows. 

Andrew is a true son of Lavender Shores. He's grown up there as have all of the generations of family before him that founded the town. While small town life isn't for everyone, Andrew loves it and never plans to leave. This small town is in his heart. 

Overall, I enjoyed the story. Like I mentioned, it's a fluffy little read. There's a good basis for the story and I enjoyed all the characters throughout (although I'm seriously intrigued by Andrew's 'unique' parents). 

I enjoyed listening to it and always enjoy Kirt Graves narration.

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