Title: At Piper’s Point
Author: Ethan Day
Narrator: Michael Lesley
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Run Time: 9 hours and 46 minutes
At a Glance: Ethan continues to be one of my favorite authors.
Reviewed By: Amy
Blurb: 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.
Review: Where to begin… This story is a menagerie of love, lost and found again. The love that Cassidy has for Sadie, his late grandmother, the one person he loved and lost due to illness and an insensitive father. Love lost and found with Nate, Cassidy’s crush growing up, and their eventual fate. Both of these loves come hard for Cassidy, through many emotions—guilt, anger, and fear. All of this has lead Cassidy to his destiny, ten years in the making. The cast he drags along on this journey to the amazing island, Piper’s Point, made me laugh, cry and rejoice with the entire cast in this book.
Cassidy definitely got around in the ten years since he left Piper’s Point, evidenced by his two best friends and former flings who come to back up Nate as he goes through his grandmother’s house. After rescuing an adorable dog, Neil (the handsome stranger), getting introduced to the local vet, and then the ex showing up, this charming cast of characters bring such quirk to an amazing story. Ethan Day continues to be one of my favorite authors. He has such a knack for making me feel every emotion, sometimes all at the same time. This is a must listen—I wouldn’t change anything about this story.
Narration: Michael Lesley is an absolute joy to listen to. This is the third book I have listened to by him, and I have yet to have a single complaint. He is witty, brilliant, and talented. Voices for days and an authentic sound round out this story completely. The combination of Ethan Day and Michael Lesley breeds utter brilliance.
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