Tartan Candy

  • by KC Burn
  • Narrated by David Ross
  • 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Finlay McIntyre (aka Raven) is a successful adult film star with a penchant for kilts, until an accident cuts short his stardom and leaves him with zero sexual desire, lowered self-esteem, and no job. He knew his porn career wouldn't last forever, but he wasn't prepared for retirement at 28. While trying to figure out the rest of his life, Raven agrees to attend a high school reunion. That's when a malfunctioning AC unit in his hotel room changes everything.
Caleb Sanderson, an entrepreneur with his own HVAC business, has no idea what to expect when he steps into Raven's hotel room to fix his AC unit. They're attracted to each other, but Caleb, closeted, can't afford a gay relationship, not with his mom pressuring him to produce grandchildren. If he wants to keep Raven - who no closet could hold - he'll need to tell his family the truth. But Raven has a few secrets of his own. He refuses to reveal his porn past to Caleb, a past that might be the final obstacle to Caleb and Raven having any kind of relationship.

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Very sweet ex porn story

Raven is an ex-porn star who never regretted his profession. He gets injured in a way that leaves horrible scarring and the result is an end to his career and a huge dent in his self-esteem. He takes jobs as an escort – minus the happy endings – to make ends meet and that’s where he meets Caleb.

Caleb is in the closet, an HVAC expert and hot. He fixes Raven’s AC one night and the two strike up a slow burn attraction/relationship.

The chemistry between them is heated, but Caleb reluctance to come out and Raven’s personal fears keep them apart for a bit.

Eventually they give in to temptation and they find that there’s more to their attraction than lust and they begin to build a relationship. But… they’re both hiding things and when those things come out it may be the end of their budding relationship.

**

There were parts of this that I just loved: the slow burn, the chemistry between the two, the very real feel to Raven’s emotions and his own ability to recognize his own vanity/needs as far as the spotlight goes, Caleb’s desire to be a “good son” and the Romance Convention connection.

Things that I didn’t like as much: I didn’t quite understand Caleb’s need to be in the closet in the first place, nor did I understand exactly why Raven hid his career for so long, and I thought the ending was abrupt – both in the climactic fight and subsequent forgiveness.

All in all, it was a captivating read with characters I really enjoyed, steamy times, interesting secondary characters and a sweet love story.

Highly recommended 4.5 of 5 stars
Audio
David Ross is a new to me narrator. The easiest way I can describe his narration style is : vanilla. He added not much flair or accents to differentiate the rich and diverse cast of characters, though it was always easy to tell who was speaking. He was not exactly flat in his narration style, but he didn't have that extra polish that we see in some of the better narrators. He was perfectly easy to listen to and never bothered me, so that definitely counts in his favor. All in all I'd place him slightly a bit above acceptable into "good" territory.
3.5 of 5 stars
Overall 4 of 5 stars
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- Morgan A Skye

Oo La la... men in Kilts!

What did you love best about Tartan Candy?

I loved the way Raven overcomes his scars, physical and emotional.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Raven. I admired his strength, tenacity and how he goes for what he wants. I also liked that he didn't use sex in his business that he left that behind with the porn.


Which scene was your favorite?

The outing scene. That was quite dramatic and i adored how Caleb's parents dealt with it.


Who was the most memorable character of Tartan Candy and why?

Caleb's cousin. I loved how he was out and proud but took no flack from anyone and how he came to Raven;s defense when it was necessary.


Any additional comments?

Tartan candy is a fast paced fun romance. It has quite the cast of character's, and I loved them all. Caleb's family was fun, and I adored his cousin.
Raven is fabulous.

I wish there had been a bit more at the beginning of the accident or his old job. He still goes there, and we see his boss and friend, but it feels like this was a book from another, and I was missing a little something.
Having said that this story is great, it's a fun read, and I look for more in the fabric series!

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- Cat "I love to read any genre and most topics. I like diversity and engaging characters. I write, garden, cook,craft and chill with my furbabies"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-10-2016
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC