Resurrecting Elliot : Newport Boys

  • by Cate Ashwood
  • Narrated by Michael Pauley
  • Series: Newport Boys
  • 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Nightmares and panic attacks following a horrific tragedy leave Professor Elliot Lawrence a prisoner in his own home. After months of relying on his sister as his only connection to the outside world, Elliot is desperate for a sliver of independence. But leaving the safety of his home isn't an option, not yet, and he reaches out in the most innocuous way he can think of: grocery delivery.
Colton Kelly, retired porn star and recent college grad, is struggling at two minimum wage jobs to make ends meet. During one of his grocery deliveries, he meets Elliot. Although the attraction between them is instant, they must first traverse the long road of putting Elliot back together. When disaster strikes yet again, this time in Colt's life, Elliot's not sure he's strong enough to be the man Colt needs him to be.

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Sweet Hurt/Comfort

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I really enjoyed this. I loved how wonderful Elliot and Colt were for each other. I mean, sure this required some suspension of disbelief, but this story, and all it's sweetness and hurt/comfort came at a time I really needed it. You know how sometimes a story just strikes you the right way just when you need it most?

Colton Kelly is a retired porn star and recent college graduate trying to find a job as a teacher. In the meantime in order to make ends meet he's holding down two jobs, one of which is delivering groceries.

Elliot Lawrence is a professor who witnessed a horrifying act and is suffering from PTSD, anxiety and becoming agoraphobic unable to leave his home. In a bid for more independence he places an online order for groceries to be delivered to his home.

When Colt shows up it's attraction at first sight, but the two build a friendship first that morphs into love. They each give the other much needed support, encouragement, and love.

Cate Ashwood and Michael Pauley gave me six and half hours of entertainment, comfort, and enjoyment. I enjoyed Pauley's character voices and pacing, and will definitely check for more of his work.

Some of the story does take place off page, which is fine, but there were two things especially (condom conversation and Colt's job and continuing education) that I would have liked to have gotten the conversation or outcome of on page.

Overall I really enjoyed the sweet hurt/comfort of the story, getting to know the characters, and the narration.

P.S.: Though it does have a short appearance by the couple from Book 1, Keeping Sweets, this can absolutely be read as a standalone.

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- Belen "I'm an unabashed fiction fan: mostly M/M, Romance, Erotica, Suspense, Thrillers, Action, NA/YA genres."

So disapointed in the format of this Audiobook

Where does Resurrecting Elliot rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I really liked the story of Resurrecting Elliot. Although the format of the audio version was so disconcerting that it took away from the enjoyment of the book for me.The chapters being separated by music was distracting and all I wanted was to listen to the actual book and have some continuity. Having the book pause every chapter for some cheesy music was annoying after awhile. I have no problem listening to music as a prologue or epilogue, but to have to wait for dialogue from one chapter to the next was brutal. I almost gave up on the book just because I was so sick of listening to the music.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Resurrecting Elliot?

When the music stopped playing


Have you listened to any of Michael Pauley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I thought Michael Pauley did an excellent job of narrating this book.


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

I would have listened to this book all in one sitting if the music had not annoyed me so much. I actually had to take a break from this book because the music was just annoying to me.


Any additional comments?

Please, please, please re-format this audio book to exclude the music between chapters. I just want to know what happens next, not have to wait for a silly tune to stop playing in order to get on with the book.

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- MF

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2016
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC