At Piper’s Point

Title: At Piper’s Point
Author: Ethan Day
Publisher: Loose ID
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel (290 pages)
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Aunt Lynn


One Sentence Review: A wonderful, at-times hilarious story about facing one’s past.

THE BLURB

Ten years and many boyfriends later, Cassidy Winters finally returns to the ancestral home of his grandmother, Sadie Hart, despite the best efforts of his father to prevent it. Cassidy’s plans of a quiet, seaside ceremony to wish a final farewell to Sadie quickly unravel as interruptions run roughshod beginning with Neil who walks out of the ocean and straight into Cassidy’s bed. The dominos topple one by one when the little dog he rescues from the hounds of hell brings him to Ben, the hunky vet who rescues Cassidy right back. News of his arrival spreads faster than Cassidy’s legs, bringing his boyhood friend and first love Nate Sommers to his doorstep — leaving Cassidy spiraling into a multi-layered love snafu. As if the island wasn’t getting crowded enough for Cassidy’s good taste and bad decisions, best friends Ollie and Spencer arrive in time to witness the uninvited return of Cassidy’s most recent ex, Teddy, who’s refusing to stay dumped.

Fists fly and all hell breaks loose amid mojitos and martinis as Cassidy finds himself planning a huge party to celebrate Sadie’s life. Accusations are aimed as arguments and libidos boil over, but even through the chaos Cassidy knows exactly what he wants. While he’s certainly willing, he isn’t sure if he’s ready or able for love and life…At Pipers Point.

THE REVIEW

At Piper’s Point is the new novel by Ethan Day, and by far his longest. As regulars of this site know, it is no secret that Day is one of my favorite authors — the humor that comes through and his very colorful characters call to me in a way few authors’ stories do — and this may be his best work yet.

The story opens with Cassidy arriving at his grandmother Sadie’s ocean-front home at Piper’s Point on Hart’s Island, North Carolina. It is finally his after a long and rough legal battle, one which was started after Sadie suffered a stroke and his cold and controlling father put her into a nursing home against everyone’s wishes. Even though she has been gone for four years now, the custody of the property was only recently resolved and he has returned to have a quiet memorial for his grandmother and deal with the house. Sadie was the only family member who really loved and cared about Cassidy, and the summers he spent at Piper’s Point with her, her friend and housekeeper Natalie and Natalie’s son Nate were the best of his memories. Helping make those memories were all of the times he and Nate spent together, especially as teenagers when they explored the physical side of their long friendship. Now he’s back, at least temporarily, and is immediately up to his neck in insanity — men, alcohol, island folk, a rescued little dog — beginning with Neil, who comes out of the ocean like a gift from the sea gods. Soon Nate is around, his friends Ollie and Spencer come to spend the summer, and ex Teddy arrives without warning looking to reunite. Everyone wants his attention and he must make some decisions about his heart and future before it’s all too late once again.

First, let me say that I loved this book. It has something for everyone — a colorful cast, love and romance, laugh-out-loud humor, hot smexxin, a personal journey, and a little dog (for the pet lovers out there). There is such a yummy range and depth of emotion: grief, guilt, anxiety, anger, abandonment, rejection, inadequacy, failure, angst, relief, jealousy, loneliness, gratitude, lust, love, happiness. Don’t get me wrong — there is always a layer of emotion that goes into Day’s books under the fun stuff, but this one really packed it in. I laughed, I cried, I got a little steamy under the collar. It made me want to run out and rent a beach house for the summer on the Atlantic coast.

The story is ultimately about the theme of the past and memories. Cassidy is constantly thinking about his past, learning about his past, connecting with his past, and facing his past. He is surrounded at Piper’s Point by his past growing up with Sadie during the summers, and almost all of the men who are at the house are part of his past. And it’s not just Cassidy; many of the characters are dealing with the past in some way.

Though Cassidy seems perfect on the outside, he is flawed and emotionally scarred. Raised essentially part-time by cold, uncaring, absentee parents, he had the potential of growing up to be just like his father. Luckily, he escaped that by the time he spent at Piper’s Point and with Sadie (and Natalie and Nate), but not before developing some abandonment issues that cause him to end relationships before they can end on him (something his exes call him on constantly and with some hilarity).

Update: It was pointed out in the comments that I didn’t address Cassidy and the relationship(s) he has.  Without including spoilers, he does have intimate relations with more than one of the men central to the story, but there are no ménages and no cheating on his way to Twu Wuv Forevah.  This is a romance, so there is definitely an HEA, but the road to get there is a little rocky.  This may bother some readers looking for a romance where the two protags meet, get together, and smexx it up, and there are no outside influences on their way to their HEA.

The various men in Cassidy’s life who make up much of the cast were very fun to watch, as were their interactions. I never knew what was going to come next between the alcohol consumption, the flying fists, and who was sleeping with whom. I also got a real feel for the local flavor of the townsfolk and establishments. And Sadie herself is almost ever-present throughout, making her a strong secondary character among a strong, fully-fleshed cast.

There are a few things that I noticed about this book compared to others by this author. The last three stories I’ve read by Day were narrated in first-person (he writes a very successful first-person narrator), and I was immediately struck that this was being told third-person. This is more of an observation more than anything, and not a criticism, just different. It took me a few moments to reorient myself.

Also, it initially starts out more somberly than his other books, which is not a bad thing at all, just unexpected. I am accustomed to the trademark snarky humor that is liberally laced in his other stories starting from page one, and here it is missing until we are many pages in. Upon reflection, this is good because it does allow us to get a benchmark of where Cassidy is in his emotional state when we meet him and how far he will come by the end of the book. But once it beings to roll, the crazy, at times screwball-ish happenings had me snickering away.

OVERALL

Run, don’t walk, to pick up this latest story by the wonderful Ethan Day. You won’t be sorry.

At Piper’s Point is available tomorrow, July 27, from LooseID.

Wave

TJ

Ethan, shhh! You were supposed to keep that from the girls. They’ll be jealous cause I got what you need baby

I couldn’t reply to you so I have to do it this way. You are no longer in my good books. Now you’re making side deals? Just because you have what he needs? It’s not my fault I was born a girl. 🙂

Tj

No, no, no… hold on Wave. There were no side deals with Ethan. I may be easy, but I no ho! We’re just 2 consenting adults having some fun. 😉

You should enjoy being a girl – no dangly bits to get “accidently” hurt, no hairy chest or legs, no manly smell, no… Mmmmm. What was I saying? Kind of zoned out there. I think I need a cold shower.

budajsguy

Yeah, TJ, you totally ruined that “enjoy being a girl” bit there! LOL I thank my father every day for supplying that Y chromosome!

Tj

Yeah Buda I kinda blew that one. But I bet you’re now singing “I’m strictly a female female and my future I hope will be in the home of a brave and free male who’ll enjoy being a guy having a girl like me” LOL

Ethan Day
Okay…first things first…can we change the mud pit to something else…like maybe a Jello pit? Cause I just got done cleaning up a doggie diarrhea accident and ‘mud’ is no longer offering up a very nice mental picture for me. OMG!! Buda is totally re-writing our history!! : ) He was having a mini-fit about having to buy the antho – because he usually hates antho’s as he only winds up liking one of the stories. So I inform him that he could wait a month or two and buy it as an e-book single. Also bringing up that he’d… Read more »
budajsguy

Ethan, please. As if I’d have a mini anything!

You’re the one twisting the scenario to suit your purposes! You’re just pure evil. It’s no wonder we love you so much. 🙂

And it’s still your fault. :p

Wave

Did you read all the stories in the antho? You have to email me and tell me what you think of one particular story. I can’t wait for your review. 🙂

budajsguy

Actually, no. I was so upset when I finished Sno Ho that I couldn’t continue. I swear I cried for a second knowing it would be ages before I could finish Boone & Wade’s story. I simply couldn’t bear to read the rest of the antho.

You see how he has scarred me?!

*sniffles*

Wave
Buda Did someone say something about a “mini”? Where are those nekkid photos you sent me? I should forward them to Ethan – see if he would want to go into a pit with you, mud, jello or anything else after he sees them. LOL BTW I don’t care what Ethan promised you after you tried to bribe him, I’m still not giving up LiF. As for Lynn she can stop waving food in Ethan’s face. BTW Ethan, she does have a low center of gravity, in other words, if you’re 5 ft tall she would have to look up… Read more »
Ethan Day

Um..I wanna watch the mud pit thingy as well!! Boone would be quite pleased to know he was being fought over like this. : )

Wave

Ethan
Stop egging the boys on. No mud pits (unless I get to watch) 🙂 LiF is mine so don’t go making any deals with the winner you scumbag. 🙂 I’m having enough trouble with Aunt Lynn waving food in front of your face as a bribe. LOL

Ethan Day

Shame on you Wave!! To insinuate I would ever egg the boys on…or offer any under-the-table type deals!! I have weak knees!! I’d never crawl under the table!! : )

Oh my…I think we might have fallen way off the silly meter over the last 24 hours! Maybe no one else will ever read any these last bits. LOL!

Wave

Ethan
I’m in stitches at the picture of you trying to make under-the-table deals on your weak knees, crying OUCH every few seconds. That is priceless. How romantic. Can I be there to film this?

No one will read these comments (I hope). I needed this after the shitty day I had.

budajsguy

Wave, don’t’ fall for his lines! I watched him that one time. Knees had nothing to do with how quickly he got under the table and down to work. I tell ya, I was impressed! 🙂

Tj

I absolutely do not want to review any of Ethan’s books…ever! That’s because I love him more than any of you and could never rate him lower than 5+ DIK! But the mud wrestling sounds like fun 😉

Wave

TJ
I’ll remember that. He has quite a few books coming out. Don’t blame me when they end up with moi because you turned them down. LOL

Ethan Day

Thanks TJ! And don’t worry…unlike that daft, silly Monica Lewinsky chick, I burned the cum-stained Navy dress you asked me to put on when we fooled around that night. There’s no DNA evidence that can tie us together. ; )

Tj

Ethan, shhh! You were supposed to keep that from the girls. They’ll be jealous cause I got what you need baby. 😉

Aunt Lynn

That’s because I love him more than any of you…

*gasp!* Okay, no one — No. One. — could love him more than me, so you must be mistaken. I think you and I need to head to the mud pit to see who does love him more, TJ. I have a low center of gravity, so you better watch out!

Tj

Lynn, you’re killing me! LOL My Momma taught me to treat ladies with respect so no mud/jello/chocolate syrup wrestling. Now if Ethan and Buda want to go at it with me, I’m all over that! 😉

Ethan Day

LMAO @ low center of gravity!!

budajsguy

Wave, if you knew what Ethan put me through with Sno Ho, there’d be no question that I should be LiF’s reviewer. Just ask him. Oh, he’ll deny it was his fault, but you’ll be able to see through his thin falsehoods and see just how deeply he wounded me. 😉

Ethan Day

I told you to wait for the sequel!!! I have the e-mails to prove my innocence!!! LOL!

budajsguy
You see, Wave? I told you he’d deny it. The man is clearly delusional. Here’s what really happened: He suggests–to me, mind you! me, who thinks a brick to the head is subtle!–suggests I might maybe think about waiting to read Sno Ho because maybe possibly I won’t have to buy an anthology just for Boone & Wade. But we all know I have no patience, this penchant for instant gratification…and I was feeling guilty–that’s right, I said it: guilty–that I hadn’t read it yet. So you see where this is going, right? Clearly, clearly it is Ethan Day’s fault… Read more »
Wave
Buda that rationale actually makes sense but it’s still NO!!!! No matter how many fights you engineer with Ethan and TJ. Of course I’ll watch the two of you getting it on in the mud as I review the book. You think your wait was long??? It was January when I reviewed Melting the Slopes and I had to read and review a book in there that should never have been written so I deserve something for that. 🙁 By my count it will be 11 months until I get the sequel so my wait is longer than yours. LOL… Read more »
becky

I think I’m in love with Ethan Day…

I wasn’t too sure when I read the blurb as Sue said above I’m not always that keen on multiple lovers etc. but actually it was just fantastic. Loved it from start to finish, laughing out loud one minute then tearing my hair out the next when Cassidy and Nate couldn’t see what was right in front of them.

Superb.x

Aunt Lynn

Hi Becky and thanks for commenting.

I think I’m in love with Ethan Day…

Sorry honey, he’s mine, mine, mine. You’re gonna have to fight me for him. Wave, is the mud pit ready yet? 🙂

Seriously, this is such a yummy book and like I said, probably his best yet. If you haven’t read other stuff by him, you need to. If you have, you know what I mean.

Wave

Lynn
I hate to tell you this but TJ and Buda are already making a move on Life in Fusion which is the sequel to Sno Ho. I think they are in collusion. 🙂

Aunt Lynn

Waaaaah! 🙂 Actually, I knew I wouldn’t get a shot at the sequel to my second favorite story of his. I am eager to see who gets it. Will TJ and Buda use the mud pit to decide, and do I get to watch? 😉

Wave

Lynn
TJ is too much of a gentleman to go into a pit, mud or otherwise, but LiF is mine. Hands off. It’s a sequel and the rules say that the sequel must be reviewed by the person who reviewed the first book (well generally anyway). LOL Ethan had better not try to make side deals with the guys. Where were they when his first book, Self Preservation, was released? 🙂

Wave

I’m very sorry but I did manage to review Sno Ho before you knew it was out. LOL. So now the guys are ganging up on me. I’m hiding. 🙂

Ethan Day

Thanks Becky! I’m so happy you enjoyed the book. : ) I guess that blurb has caused some confusion for people. I was going for a zany/life spinning out of control kinda vibe, but some are reading it and thinking…slutty characters. : )

For me personally, I’m okay with slutty characters…horny guys need love to. But I can see where some are getting confused by it.

I’m glad you gave it a try despite your reservations, and that you loved it on top of that is just author-icing on the e-book cake.

Hope you have a great week, Becky!

LadyM
I finally read the book and there is only one thing I can say: “It was transcendent!” 😀 Lynn, I agree with you – this IS the best Ethan’s book so far. I liked all of them, but At Pipers Point is just fantastic. The characters are great, Sadie included. I would have liked more about Nate, especially his life without Cassidy, but this was Cassidy’s book so that was all right. Cassidy’s friends were hilarious, the setting was fabulous, the Dog was cute and I wouldn’t mind reading more about these people. Can we have a book about Neil,… Read more »
Ethan Day
Hi LadyM & Aunt Lynn! Thank you so much for the truly wonderful comments. It’s always a little scary, writing these books and loving the characters so much yet wondering in the back of your mind if anyone else will. So for you to want more – that’s about as good as it gets for me. : ) I hesitate to open my mouth and say I’ll do a sequel of any kind, since I have yet to finish the sequels to SP, DoY or Sno Ho. I have at least started the SP sequel, and Life in Fusion, the… Read more »
Aunt Lynn

Good morning LadyM. I’m so glad you loved the book as much as I did. Yeah, the book is so character driven and Ethan writes them so marvelously.

A book about Neil, huh? 🙂 Ethan?

budajsguy
Okay, so I finished this a couple of hours ago and these guys are still running around in my head. I love that! Aunt Lynn, I hope you won’t be offended that I didn’t read your review until after I’d finished the book. Not that I don’t trust you, I just didn’t want any spoilers or outside influences. Now that I’ve read both, I shouldn’t have worried. Your review was almost as brilliant as Ethan’s book! 😮 This book, these guys were just so terrific, I just can’t even find the words. Sadie, man, she and my Aunt Ada would… Read more »
Aunt Lynn
Aunt Lynn, I hope you won’t be offended that I didn’t read your review until after I’d finished the book. Not that I don’t trust you, I just didn’t want any spoilers or outside influences. Now that I’ve read both, I shouldn’t have worried. Your review was almost as brilliant as Ethan’s book! 😮 *blush* Wow, praise indeed. Thanks a bunch. And no, no offense at all. I’ve done that my own self a few times. I’m so glad you liked it, and like Ethan, I almost chocked on my tea at the orgy comment. 🙂 There were so many… Read more »
Ethan Day

LMAO @ orgy scene!! I did a double take when I read that!

I’m so happy you liked the book, budajsguy. I promise you nothing makes me happier than hearing that. : )

budajsguy

Wow. These comments are turning into Shades of A Vintage Affair. First Josh freaked everyone out and now folks are having a go at poor Ethan. But I know he’s a big boy and can handle it. 🙂

I haven’t gotten very far into APP, but it’s already sucked me in. Sadie already reminds me of my favorite (Great) Aunt Ada. Gotta love that.

Ethan Day

Hi Budajsguy! I wish everyone had a Sadie in their life at one point or another. Great Aunt Ada sounds like a keeper!

And sure, I can handle it alright, just don’t think any less of me should I try pulling out a lip quiver or something first to see if that won’t push things my way. ; )

Aunt Lynn

Hi there Budajsguy. Yeah, controversy are us. 😉

I think there may be quite a few of us who have/had a “Sadie” in our lives. 🙂

Let us know what you think when you’re done.

TT Kove
You’re not alone having that quirk, Sue. *g* >>I have a curious question. Do you consider it cheating if the main protagonist has not yet made up his mind to commit to one person, and is having sex with others until he decides on which man he wants? I don’t. I call that dating.<< Well, not cheating perhaps… But if he's having sex with several people in a story, it's not a story I'd really like to read. I like the sex scenes to be between the two people who's meant to be together. Sorry, that's just my opinion. *shrugs*… Read more »
Aunt Lynn

TT, see my comment to Sue re: this. You have to read the story to understand, but I wouldn’t lead you astray. Cheating and menages are big no-nos for me, so that definitely would have made it into the review if either/both were present.

TT Kove
>>TT, see my comment to Sue re: this. You have to read the story to understand, but I wouldn’t lead you astray. Cheating and menages are big no-nos for me, so that definitely would have made it into the review if either/both were present.<< Good to hear that cheating and menages are big no-no's for you. They certainly are for me too. And that you still liked this book even if he sleeps with more than one man… This is a quirk I have – I like a character to only be sexually active with the one he's ending up… Read more »
kelly johnson

Other than Sno Ho (as mentioned above) you might want to start with Ethan’s ‘As You Are’… there isn’t any cheating, though the main character’s love interest ‘dates’ others. It’s a wonderful journey for both Julian (Julie) and Danny, told in Julian’s voice with such a quirky sense of humor, through laughter and tears and reconciliations of more than one type.

A close second would be ‘Self Preservation’. It has a “Best Friend’s Wedding” feel but with the HEA. Again, heavy on the humor but, just as heavy with the angst intermixed.

Aunt Lynn

Like I said TT, I would need to give spoilers to explain why it’s okay, but it all works. Trust me. Let us know what you think after.

TT Kove

>>Like I said TT, I would need to give spoilers to explain why it’s okay, but it all works. Trust me. Let us know what you think after.<<

If I'm uncertain about a book or if it's a new author for me I tend to read the end to make sure it ends well, so that I can sit down and enjoy the book without any nasty surprises coming my way. *lol*

So yeah, I prefer spoilers. But I'm sure not many others do. I'm just weird that way. *lol*

stacy
I hope Sue changes her mind and reads the story. If it’s an author you know and like, then you trust you will find more to like regardless of the path the author chooses; I for one would hate to see cookie-cutter storylines with no room for something different. For instance, in Josh Lanyons latest “A Vintage Affair”, there was m/f/m. I’m not a fan of menage and don’t read it, but it fit in with the context of the story and was stronger for it. It also ended up being another of my favorite stories from Josh. Hate to… Read more »
Lisa

I agree with you Stacy. It sounds like Sue hasn’t read Ethan yet, so she may change her mind once she realizes he is a true romantic at heart.

Wave

Hi TT
I haven’t read the book so I have no idea if Cassidy is sleeping with everyone. That was just a general question.

>>I like the sex scenes to be between the two people who’s meant to be together.<<

Since in the real world typically people date others, sometimes simultaneously, while others are serial daters until they find the partner they want, I was just curious about how Sue defined cheating.

TT Kove

Ah, okay. It was a good question. *g*

>>Since in the real world typically people date others, sometimes simultaneously, while others are serial daters until they find the partner they want, I was just curious about how Sue defined cheating.<<

Yeah, people do that. I would've never done it though, and would be pissed if someone I was dating dated others, especially if there was sex involved, so I don't like it in fiction either. *lol*

TT Kove

I second your question and comment, Sue!

Holly

A great review and it sounds interesting. Can I ask a question? Is this a m/m/m or does Cassidy just stick with Neil the entire novel? I don’t read menages or books where a partner cheats on the person he’s with during the story. I’d like to give it shot, but need to know. TY.

Aunt Lynn

Sue, I realized I neglected to talk about this aspect in my review, and I think it’s partly because to really do so would be to include spoilers. Regardless, that’s my bad and I will rectify it. I will say this: no menage, no cheating, but yes, Cassidy does have relations with more than one man who is central to the story. I won’t say which ones (besides Neil, who is mentioned in the blurb) or with whom he ended up (it is a romance after all, so there is an HEA), but it’s all good.

Wave

Sue
I have a curious question. Do you consider it cheating if the main protagonist has not yet made up his mind to commit to one person, and is having sex with others until he decides on which man he wants? I don’t. I call that dating.

Holly
Truthfully, Wave, I am not interested in having the main protagonist date (have sex) with multiple men in a novel. I am reading m/m fiction for the love story between TWO men, just like I would in a Harlequin m/f romance novel. I admit I am vanilla, but in between writing my thesis, grad school classes and real life I have very little time for reading for fun, so I limit my choices to what I know, like and find comfortable. If as Aunt Lynn states, Cassidy is sleeping with multiple men in this book before finding his One True… Read more »
Quinn
I haven’t read any book by Ethan Day yet, and I am very much looking forward to reading “Sno-Ho” and “At Piper’s Point” and the others. 🙂 Truthfully, Wave, I am not interested in having the main protagonist date (have sex) with multiple men in a novel. I am reading m/m fiction for the love story between TWO men, just like I would in a Harlequin m/f romance novel. I admit I am vanilla, but in between writing my thesis, grad school classes and real life I have very little time for reading for fun, so I limit my choices… Read more »
Ethan Day

Thanks for commenting Quinn, I enjoy having fun, and with any luck that comes across in my books. I hope you enjoy reading me. : )

Wave

Quinn
You will get another chance to express your views about M/M on Friday when I ask readers what they want of this sub genre. Hope you will join the debate.

Aunt Lynn

Hi again Sue. I love that each reader is different, and if multiple partners even partway through the book on the way to twu luv isn’t your cuppa, then that’s just fine.

Ethan Day

Hi Sue

Cheater! No peaking at the end of the book!! LMAO!

I will say that this is NOT a ménage book. But that’s all you’re getting out of me!!! : )

Holly

Thank you for answering, Ethan. Unfortunately I will have to pass on your book until I read further reviews about who Cassidy is with in the story. I am one of those people who love spoilers! I just don’t read cheating fics once two characters get together. My own personal quirk.

I will go and look at some of your other works since reviewers here have highly recommended them. TY.

Aunt Lynn
Sue, I forgot to address this: I will go and look at some of your other works since reviewers here have highly recommended them. Like Lisa said, it sounds like you are an Ethan virgin? 🙂 Knowing how you feel, I would recommend starting with Sno Ho (which is in the Melting the Slopes anthology). I would love to recommend Dreaming of You, but there is an psudo element of what you don’t like toward the end, as does As You Are. Both are very wonderful, but I think you would be unhappy (even if there is twu luv and… Read more »
Ethan Day
LOL! Well, thanks for being honest Sue. : ) I’m of the opposite side of the coin. I hate spoilers. It ruins the book for me to know what’s going to happen. I like the suspense, the mystery of it. I do my best to make you laugh and show you a good time while I’m simultaneously stressing you out by keeping you wondering whether or not everything is going to work out in the end. I think that would be a fair assessment of my books, but perhaps others would disagree? It all comes down to trust, Sue. ;… Read more »
Aliens

Great review!

This is the book I was waiting for this summer.

Ethan you are the best.

Aunt Lynn

Thanks Ailens. I, too, waited and waited and had the pleasure of reading it a week early for the review. Lucky me! Don’t worry, tomorrow will come soon enough.

Ethan Day

Thanks Aliens!!

I’m flattered and happy it’s on your must list! Thats amazing. : )

Stacy

Really looking forward to getting this story, would love a paperback version, Ethan is one of my favorite authors and his novels always end up making me smile.

Ethan Day

I’ll forward this request on to Loose Id, Stacy. : )

stacy

“I’ll forward this request on to Loose Id, Stacy. : ”

Cool! Thanks Ethan! I’ll be buying the PDF version regardless, you are one of the authors who I’ll buy both versions (PDF & paperback) of , just cuz you’re soooo good!

Aunt Lynn

Hi there Stacy.

Ethan is one of my favorite authors and his novels always end up making me smile.

This is one of the main reasons I heart him and his stories so much.

TT Kove

Excellent review!

Now I’m really looking forward to this book. 😉

Aunt Lynn

Hi TT. Thanks, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Ethan Day
All I can say is, thank goodness!! Cause I wasn’t at all freaked as to what I was going to do should I have a bad review for a book that wasn’t even out yet, LOL! I’m so happy you enjoyed the book, Aunt Lynn! You picked up on all the things I’d intended to get across, as well a few I hadn’t. I love that about books. How people can read the same one and take different things from it because the events of their own pasts – their combined experiences allow them to see things that no one… Read more »
Lisa
It seems like I have been waiting SO LONG for this book to finally be released! I know its going to be fantastic! While waiting, I too re-read all your books, Ethan. My kids will be gone this weekend so I’m going to hold out until Friday evening to read it without interruption – can’t wait!! In a couple months I will re-read Sno Ho as I impatiently await its sequel **taps foot**. Your readers are so demanding, aren’t we??? BTW, why can’t I find a picture of you anywhere? I bet you are adorable! Put one on your bio,… Read more »
Ethan Day

LMAO Lisa!! That is too funny! But stay out of my fantasies lady. : ) What…you don’t think my Alex would buy the goods, sight unseen?

And I’m am working away furiously on the Sno Ho sequel. I’m about half way done with it and it’s coming along nicely at this point.

Lisa

Awesome! I am so looking forward to both of those books!! And, yes, if I found a straight man with your personality I would definately take the chance on a blind date! ha ha

Aunt Lynn
Hi there Ethan. I’m glad to have been able to make your day and start off your week with a smile. You make me smile enough and it feels great to return the favor. I’m also glad that the review picked up on what you were trying to say. I, too, love how all of us readers are different. Though I don’t anticicapte that there will be many, I am sure there will be those who didn’t feel the same way as I did about it — or any book I read and review. For the narration, I was just… Read more »
Ethan Day

I never thought that was a dig either, Aunt Lynn. I just thought it was interesting that jumped out at you. I am working on a few other books with different POV’s. I think it’s good to mix it up as well, sort of like author aerobics.

Big hugs again. : )

Lily

Great review! This sounds like a wonderful story.

Aunt Lynn

Hi Lily. Yes, great book, highly recommended.

kelly johnson

You are such a tease! I didn’t even bother reading the review before I was off trying to buy the book. Ethan is one of the few authors I’ll buy immediately. Only… have to wait. *pouts*

Fantastic review! Now I really can’t wait!

Ethan Day

Oh shoot! Sorry you went to hunt for it and couldn’t get it yet, Merith!!

That stinks. It’s almost out though.

Aunt Lynn

Good morning Merith. A tease?!? I don’t think I’ve ever been called that. 😉 Yeah, ya gotta wait until I guess midnight tonight EST. Sorry about that.

Wave
Hi Lynn I lOVED this wonderful review and I’m now going to read the book. I was waiting to get your flavour of At Piper’s Point, especially after I read Ethan’s post a couple of days ago about his first (and second) 🙂 French Kiss. He is such a wonderful writer. *shhh* we won’t let him know for fear that the next book won’t live up to the last, although I don’t think there is any concern about that. I guess that 1 star review is yet to come. Damn! Ethan, if you read this, I’m waiting for my BIG… Read more »
Ethan Day

“*shhh* we won’t let him know for fear that the next book won’t live up to the last”

Don’t worry…this is the fear I’m fairly certain every writer lives with. And I’m pretty superstitious, so I’d never allow myself to think I was a good story teller, let alone say it out loud!! That would be like looking in the mirror and saying, Bloody Mary three times!

“I’m waiting for my BIG box of chocolates”

*wonders if they make a Jeff Stryker chocolate dildo*

What? Like you really thought I’d send a plain ‘ole box of chocolates. ; )

Wave
Ethan >>*wonders if they make a Jeff Stryker chocolate dildo* What? Like you really thought I’d send a plain ‘ole box of chocolates. 🙂 << I think you've forgotten that whenever you deign to write the sequel to Sno Ho I will be the one reviewing it, not Aunt Lynn. I did manage to sneak that one by her because it was part of an anthology and she didn't know about it until the review was posted. 🙂 Be nice or the 1 star is just around the corner — NOT that I would be influenced negatively by a Jeff… Read more »
Ethan Day

LOL! I’d just want a picture of you biting into it!! You know that would be funny!

Aunt Lynn

Thanks Wave. It was a real pleasure taking Cassidy’s journey along with him via Ethan’s words.

I guess that 1 star review is yet to come. Damn!

I was going back and forth between a 1 and 5 star, and I was theeeeeees close to giving it the lower rating, but I thought, what the hell. 😉

Tj

All I can say is Wow! This sounds really great Lynn. I completely agree with how you feel about Ethan’s work – it calls to me too. I have re-read his books many times.
I like that Cassidy has to deal with his past to decide on a future. Isn’t that such a universal truth for us all? I can’t wait until tomorrow to get this. Thanks for the great review Lynn.

Ethan Day

Thanks TJ! It’s wonderful compliment to hear you’ve re-read me. : )

Tj

Ethan- Oh Yes, I’ve reread you many times. They’d all be dog-eared by now if they were in paperback!

Aunt Lynn

Hi TJ. I, too, re-read his books quite often (Sno Ho is one that I keep coming back to and eagerly await the sequel).

Yeah, if Cassidy wants what he wants, then he absolutely must face and deal with his past. And yes, definitely a universal truth for all of us.

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