A Love in Laguna Novel
Merle Justice wants to reach for the stars, but it’s tough to get respect when playing a teenybopper vampire on TV. Then he meets a famous director anxious to give him all he thinks he wants—and maybe a bit more. Everything’s looking up until a life-threatening encounter with some homophobes on Main Beach puts Merle face-to-face with a Sasquatch-sized hero in a pink puffer coat.
Tom Henry defies description. As unsophisticated and simple as an angel, he walks through life content with who he is and asking for very little except to care for his sister, Lily, and the dogs he loves. Then he meets Merle, the embodiment of dreams he barely knows he has. Merle knows the people who hold his future in their hands might love Tom—but they’ll never understand Merle and Tom together. Tom knows it too. With lives this far apart, who’s really the fool of Main Beach?
This was a sweet romance and while it slows somewhat in the middle with a frustrating separation, it (thankfully) picks up again quickly. Overall I loved K.C. Kelly's narration and really thought he did well and had a good handle on the many different character voices and was able to convey the emotions of many scenes without going over the top. Told in Merle and Tom's dual POV, this is sweet without being excessive. Just a nice, low angst, sexy, romance with a lovely HEA.
My only complaint about the narration was the (to me) mispronunciation of the car brand Audi. I've always been taught it's pronounced &amp;quot;ow-dee&amp;quot; and Kelly kept pronouncing it &amp;quot;awe-dee&amp;quot;. Perhaps that's a regional pronunciation? Regardless, fans of the series should enjoy getting to spend time with the casts from some of the other books in the series who make appearances and even play more supportive roles to help Merle and Tom along in their romance.
Though this is the fifth book in the series, it can absolutely be read/listened to as a standalone.
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This sweet story. I loved this book. Tara Lain sets her sights on your heart and hits it time after time. This is a tale of two unlikely men who meet and fall in love. One is beautiful and famous, the other is handsome and simple, at first glance. Looks can be deceiving, though. Tom is the truly beautiful man on the inside as well as the outside. His simple approach to life and love hide the insightful, caring man at Tom’s core. Though the world looks at Merle and Tom and wonders what Merle sees in Tom, Merle wonders what Tom sees in him. There are other characters and dramas going on around Merle and Tom that keep pushing them back towards each other. Tara Lain writes a beautiful story of love and loss, sadness and happiness with heart and soul. I listened to the audiobook with narration by K. C. Kelly and it was perfect for this story. I am off now to listen to more books by Tara Lain.
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This is one of my favorite series, but this story is my absolute FAVORITE of the stories. Fantastic cast of characters (I adore Tom). Great story line, and K.C. Kelly was brilliant as always.
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There are not enuf words to describe how much I loved this story. It grabbed me from the start and I was hooked. I loved the characters, almost all of them; the storyline was extremely interesting, it was funny and different from the usual; and I could not put it down. I just kept listening to it until the end. So glad I got it, and plan on listening again soon.
I loved this book. I’ve read the entire series and look forward to the next book. KC Kelly is my favorite actor.