Thursday, January 8, 2015

Audio Review by Stacia: A Lion in Tails by Andrew Grey

***Stacia's Holiday Reviews: Stacia was given the task of reviewing these, and due to life events of the formatter they were not able to be posted until now. ***

Title: A Lion In Tails
Author: Andrew Grey
Narrator: K.C. Kelly
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC.
Run Time: 2hrs. 9min.
Rating: 4.5/5 Smooches


Larry Kincaid isn't ready to be a parent, but when his sister dies in an accident, he takes his nephew, Angus, into his home. The change throws Larry’s life into limbo until he meets Joshua Langdon.

To Joshua, Larry is a lion: growly and strong, but too proud to ask for help. Joshua gets past his defenses and finds a place in Larry and Angus family, but Larry's pride gets in the way. Can they turn their holiday romance into a relationship that lasts into the New Year?

I’ve only heard a few books read by K.C. Kelly but what I’ve heard, I’ve really loved. His voice is on the softer side, good for bedtime stories.

A Lion in Tails by Andrew Grey is a sweet, enjoyable holiday read. Except for adjusting to the loss of a loved one, there is very little angst. It’s a type of book you can snuggle up under a blanket to read.

After Larry lost his sister, Melanie, in a car accident he became the guardian of his nephew, Angus. He tries to do everything himself believing he doesn’t need anyone’s help or at least Larry’s too proud to ask. He’s very successful in his job, how hard can it be to raise a little boy?  He doesn’t think he has time for a social life when he meets Joshua at the tux shop while renting a tux for Angus and himself for the Christmas party he throws every year. This year is a bit more challenging with Angus around.

Joshua is younger than Larry’s almost forty years. He works for a non-profit organization and spends a few days a week working in a tux shop. That’s where he meets Larry and Angus. He quickly becomes one of Angus’ favorite people and gets thrown together with Larry because no one can say no to Angus. Not that it’s a bad deal, Joshua happens to like what Larry has to offer. Joshua is a sweet and patient character, I liked him a lot.

Angus, what can I say about Angus? Angus is so cute and loveable. He makes you just want to grab him through the book and squeeze him tight. He’s trying to come to grips of losing his mother so he doesn’t smile a lot until he meets Joshua. I think every book should have an Angus so the reader has something to smile about. The short story is very well written, fantastically enjoyable and as with all of Andrew Grey’s books, there is a happy ending.

Purchase Link:  Dreamspinner Press

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