Title: At Piper's Point
Ten years and many boyfriends later, Cassidy Winters finally returns to the ancestral home of his late 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. 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 while 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 who he wants. While he's certainly willing, he isn't sure if he's ready or able for love and life at Pipers Point.
Narrator: Michael Lesley
Length: 9 Hours: 46 minutes
Published by Wilde City Press Source: Publisher
Published: 24 July 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Male Male Romance
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I’ve read one title where Ethan Day was the co-author, and I enjoyed that so this was a no-brainer choice for me. In an overview, this story is one about facing your past and finding a way to make peace with it and move forward with your present. A long family battle has Cassidy finally claiming his inheritance, his grandmother Sophie’s house at Piper’s Point: the one place he always found unconditional love and acceptance. He’s bringing her ashes back home, and planning on spending some time adjusting to a life he may want to reach for.
Cassidy is charming with the inability to say no to a new partner. He’s also not all that well-versed at ending things, as he’s got a good heart and wants to please people. With his friends appearing for a visit, his new found friends in the area and the return of his childhood friend turned first EVERYTHING – there’s plenty of fuel for the story. There’s a solid mix of humor, heart, flashbacks and even some heated moments to keep readers moving through this story.
Light and fun, the collection of people and personalities with the easy affection shown from all, the palpable connections shown feel like a week away with long-standing friends. As the story progresses, Cassidy is able to deal with his grief and decide if he wants to continue life untethered, and if he wants to find ‘the one’ is it really Neil, or could it be someone else?
Narration for this story is provided by Michael Lesley, and he does a solid job providing pitch and delivery differences to present each character with their own clear voice. With flashbacks to the past, humorous interjections, emotional moments and memories in the making, Lesley smoothly transitioned from one moment to the next, presenting the words with touches of appropriate angst, wistfulness or snark.
A wonderful story that was a pleasure to listen to, with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. Piper’s Point is the place to hang out for a while – and you won’t regret spending time there.