Title: At Piper’s Point
Author: Ethan Day and Michael Lesley (Narrator)
Publisher: Wilde City Press, LLC
Release Date: March 29th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.92 stars out of 5
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.
Cassidy Winters has spent the last (almost) decade fighting with his father first to return his grandmother, Sadie Hart, to her home at Piper’s Point, and, later, after her death, fighting in court to prove Sadie’s will valid, which left Piper’s Point to Cassidy so he could bring her ashes home. It has been ten years since Cassidy has returned to the island where he spent his summers with Sadie and he’s filled with fear that people will blame him for not being able to win against his father when he wanted to bring Sadie home.
Filled with humor and a surprising amount of UST, this also had a lot of emotional depth, particularly with Cassidy dealing with his guilt and grief.
I am a fan of Michael Lesley’s. I love his performances – because let’s be clear, Michael doesn’t really narrate a story, he PERFORMS it. In glorious 3-D Technicolor. Sometimes it can be over the top, even sometimes a bit too melodramatic, and there were some emotional nuances to the story I would have preferred a quieter tone for, but Michael doesn’t really do “quiet”. He does however do wildly entertaining.
If you’re looking for a funny, sexy, surprisingly emotional, sweet romance with lots of UST – pick this one up. Listening to this was fun and entertaining and fans of Lesley’s performances will be right at home.