Title: Easy Evenings
Author: Mary Calmes
Narrator: Greg Tremblay
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Run Time: 2 hours and 24 minutes
At a Glance: Lazlo and Britton have chemistry like I can’t even describe.
Reviewed By: Amy
Blurb: Lazlo Maguire doesn’t do relationships—he does transactions. Six months of the year, he’s an expensive rent boy in Manhattan, and he moves so fast that settling down could not, would not, ever enter his mind… except for once. Britton Lassiter he meets man to man, not as hustler and mark, and it’s too good to be true when the lawyer wants to keep Lazlo even if he has to share him with the job.
But Lazlo has his reasons to walk away from the man he’s grown to love. The other six months of the year, he is laid-back Laz, a shopkeeper in the sleepy coastal town of Mangrove, Florida, where the artist he never allows himself to be in the Big Apple shines through. He lives for his time by the ocean, the place he hides his secrets and nurses his broken heart.
Then fate intervenes, and Laz gets the surprise of his life when he spies Britton in Mangrove—but it’s not meant to be… not until Britton sees the change in him and wants to be a part of Laz’s new life so that every evening can be easy… together. Hopefully the secrets that tore them apart won’t come back to haunt them.
Review: It is not a secret that I’m a HUGE Mary Calmes fan, and the Mangrove series is like a drop of honey on a biscuit. These stories are light, fluffy, and sweet, yet they have depth of character because Mary is an incredible author.
Easy Evenings was the perfect book for me to listen to. I’d just finished a very heavy book, and this story took me to a great place. Lazlo is such an awesome character. He is the most truthful person I have ever seen, and is unashamed of his childhood and his profession. You can tell, underneath it all, that he has a warped sense of loyalty to his mother and sister, who are evil. And you want to slap him and hug him all at the same time.
Being introduced in early editions of the Mangrove stories, Britton isn’t painted in the best light, but after this book, there is no question that he is by far my favorite resident of Mangrove. These two men have chemistry like I can’t even describe. I hope these stories continue forever!
Narration: Two words: Greg. Tremblay. *mic drop* This man is by far my favorite M/M narrator. He makes me cry every time he narrates. Please, keep these stories coming and narrated by Greg Tremblay.