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Publisher's Summary

Tristan Moreau loves his job as chief administrative officer and personal assistant to Webber Kincaid, President, Chairman, and CEO of Kincaid International. It would be the perfect job...if only he hadn't fallen in love with his boss as well as the work. After two years, he's still doing everything in his power to keep his feelings hidden-mostly because he wants to protect the reputation of his famous boss but also because he wants to keep his job.
Webber Kincaid has stayed in the closet, using his best friend and confidante as his beard. Everything in his life was working out just fine until he met Tristan Moreau. Within months, Tristan stole his heart and became his lifeline. But Webber knows the rules of the workplace better than anyone, so he's kept his distance.
But two years is too long to wonder “what if?”-especially when business takes them to a private Caribbean island. When Tristan and Webber succumb to the tropical heat, their professionalism starts to backslide. It's a seemingly impossible relationship, making a go at it under the paparazzi's microscope. It may be the best-or the worst-business decision they ever made.
©2012 Scotty Cade (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
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4 out of 5 stars
By Libros Lover on 02-14-14

Wonderful Romance

If you could sum up An Unconventional Courtship in three words, what would they be?

Sweet, moving, romantic

What was one of the most memorable moments of An Unconventional Courtship?

I love their interactions in the Virgin Islands. Webber went out of his way to romance Kincaid. It was beautifully written.

Which character – as performed by Finn Sterling – was your favorite?

Webber. I loved his soft southern accent. He also did a very passable Caribbean patois.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but I had to work the next day.

Any additional comments?

Please give Finn more work. I am very impressed with his narrative skills. If more books were read by him or other narrators with his talent, I'd be broke from buying them.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Belen on 09-08-15

When good narration happens to a bad story

Any additional comments?

Though it has a promising premise - office assistant in love with his boss for years - the execution was lacking.

This is what happens when good narration happens to a bad story. It didn't matter that Finn Sterling delivers a good performance. The story grated from early on, ruining any opportunity for me to really enjoy it. Full disclosure on why it didn't work for me: It's overly descriptive for everything, it's a giant miscommunication plot early on, which takes more than half the book to correct, and the "twist" at the end was far too predictable.

I actually marked this DNF at 52%. However, after taking the night (and having errands to run around town) I decided to go ahead, try it again, and, if not enjoy it, then at least tough it out and finish the audio book. *sighs* I spent most of it with b*tch face.

There is a whole plot with one of the most see through "villains" I've ever encountered, which was just...painfully obvious, and to top it all off it ends completely unresolved

Bottom line: If you prefer saccharine sweet fluff-filled confectionary Harlequin-like romance novels with an over-abundance of description for day-to-day items, a huge miscommunication plot, slow burn build up to not-too-terribly-descriptive love scenes, behavior which does not fit the age or gender of the characters (there's a lot of unnecessary weeping, wailing and metaphorical teenager-like wringing of hands), a cellophane villain, and an unresolved ending...then you'll love this story. And bonus! The narration IS lovely.

When Tristan was finally able to form coherent words, he looked at his lover with amazement. “My God, Web, that was the most intense thing I’ve ever done in my life. I didn’t think I was going to survive the pleasure. You were amazing.”
Webber rested his forehead against Tristan’s. “Baby, I love you so much. I never knew it could be like this.”
Tristan knew it was the adrenaline release, but suddenly he was on the verge of tears. His bottom lip quivered and he wanted desperately to tell Webber he loved him, but his voice cracked and left him before he could get the words out. Tears spilled down his cheeks as he caressed Webber’s face. At this point, the best he could hope for was that Webber saw in Tristan’s eyes what was overflowing from his heart.

If that's not your cup of tea, I wouldn't recommend it.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Andy on 04-27-14

You hope something is going to happen and ...

What made the experience of listening to An Unconventional Courtship the most enjoyable?

The story was well structured, and even if some bits seemed a little predictable, others were definitely not. There are things that you think are likely, things that you hope will happen, and things that you are willing the characters NOT to do, but the author likes keeping you guessing - I won't spoil the plot here. The settings and descriptions conjured up clear mental images of places I may never get to visit, but now feel like I have been there

Who was your favorite character and why?

Webber - he is trying his hardest to do the right thing, and ends up causing more problems just by doing the right thing and being misunderstood. His heart is definitely in the right place.

What about Finn Sterling’s performance did you like?

I found his characterizations to be consistent and easy to recognize. I congratulate him that - unlike some other narrators who seem to think that pronouncing each whole word completely and clearly is a luxury - I could hear and understand every syllable. I certainly didn't feel his female voices were caricatures. Please give this man more work!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I certainly could have, but it was even better listening to it on my way to and from work, and looking forward to the next installment. I am eagerly awaiting the follow-up book to be recorded as an audio book.

Any additional comments?

The author's style of writing has been criticized for being too slow, but because of the way the story develops, I found that most of the 'repetition' actually worked. Possibly a little more editing might have been useful (in the printed version as well, I imagine), but if you buy an unabridged story, you should know what to expect: if it's too slow, turn the speed up on your Audible player!

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