At Piper's Point

  • by Ethan Day
  • Narrated by Michael Lesley
  • 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 and news of his arrival spreads faster than Cassidy's legs, bringing his boyhood friend and first love, Nate Sommers, to his doorstep. 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.


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Fun, Sweet, Emotional and Hilarious

A fun and sweet trip down memory lane, with both hilarious and emotional moments.
But... the present is even more entertaining.

The book starts with Cassidy comes back to his late-grandmother house on Hart's island where he used to spend every summer there. In the beginning, the book switches back and forth between past and present which you will slow learn more about each character. There are some teary moments from both sweet and sad memory, but nothing depressing. There are also many dramas both serious and not-serious one. We wouldn't be left sad and brooding for long though. The book is full of funny moments that will make us laugh and smile throughout the book. I enjoy the author's sense of humor.

The romance in the book is about how two people learn to adapt and reconnect when they spend their whole adult life apart. I'm always a sucker for first love and childhood sweetheart stories. The book can portray the issues quite honestly. You can't expect to start over right away from where you left off. They have to accept each other for who they are now, not from who they remembered. There might be no drama between them if there were just the two of them together to talk things through. However, with everything going on around them, it's almost impossible for them to communicate and to spend time alone with each other.

I like both MCs. Cassidy is fun and dramatic, in a kind of drama queen way. Nate is kind of brooding, but when he teases...Oh my! I like that they care about each other more than just in sexual way. I like the nostalgic moments of their relationship in the past and their sexual exploration. Of course, there are sexual tension and sex scenes in the book. The sex scenes are hot, short, and to the point, not a long-drawn one.

Apart from the MCs, there are many other characters that make the book fun and heartwarming. I like all the merry gay men, and how they joke and interact with one another. No, they're not all get along. I wish I could witness Cassidy's beach party in real. Apart from "friends", there is also family. I love Sadie even though she's not alive. Natalie is one of the best mother characters. Besides, there is a lovely little dog who is spoiled by all the men.

I would say this book is a light romance with great character developments and depth. I love the small island town setting, with a nice house on the beach. Both the author and narrator suck us right into the story and the scenery.

Audio Performance Review:
I knew Michael Lesley from his masterpiece, The Lightning-Struck Heart audiobook. He also did a great job with this book. With Michael Lesley as a performer, you can be sure that there's never a dull moment with him. He can make all kind of sound effects: laugh, groan, sigh, huff, techno beat, and many more. Each character has different voice and tone, and we talk about many many characters here.
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- Sandy

Book Lit Up by Narrator Michael Lesley Great Mini Vacation

The basic boy meets boy, boy loses boy, boy gets boy plot. In the beginning and end grandson collects welcome back and sympathy greetings as people discover he is back in town after the death of his grandmother. He has s best friend turned high-school lover. Time apart has changed them and they are now only best friends—or are they? Will they be back to being lovers? There is competition from a young, hunky god who walks right out of the Atlantic and into bed. This is a M/M romance with a required happily-ever-after ending so take a guess how it works out. But wait! This is a story about an island with a point surrounded by ocean. There is sun and sand, a private beach with ocean breezes, beautiful bronzed boys, lots of cool nights sitting around the fire—this book is a miniature vacation! Relax and place place yourself in the hands of Michael Lesley narrator extraordinaire for a tour of the village, villagers, friends, and visitors.

In review of Michael Lesley's spectacular achievement with almost 20 hours of narration reading The Lightning Struck Heart I wrote:

Narrator: Michael Lesley
He did all the characters magnificently. It was a tour de force of narration that seemed as if a full cast was being used rather than just once narrator. Narrator is the wrong word. Michael Lesley is a voice actor with unsurpassed talent.

The same is true for Mr. Lesley's almost 10 hour narration of Ethan Day's At Piper's Point. He brings everyone to life, except the deceased of course, as the story takes you on audiobook vacation with all the comforts of a mansion and private beach. The ending is guaranteed to make you happy. What could be better? Relax with Michael Lesley's characterization of At Piper's Point.
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- Tom(C)

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-29-2016
  • Publisher: Wilde City Press, LLC