The Roundabout

  • by Gerri Hill
  • Narrated by Nicol Zanzarella
  • 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Megan Phenix - bar and grill owner in gay-friendly Eureka Springs - is labeled as "playing hard to get" and finds herself the object of much unwanted attention. If only she were seeing someone...maybe the women would leave her in peace.
Leah Rollins thinks 50 is too young to retire, so instead she opens a store in the touristy shopping district of Eureka Springs, next to the popular Phenix Grill. She soon learns that Megan Phenix is a bit on the grumpy side as they spar over parking spaces and anything else they can find to argue about. When Leah catches the attention of the multitude of single lesbians in town, she searches for a way out. Could the grumpy grill owner next door be the answer to her problems?
Megan and Leah strike an unlikely alliance and conspire to rid themselves of the unwanted attention by fake dating. Can they pull it off?
As they pretend to date and convince everyone in town that they really are a couple, the pretense becomes harder to hold on to. But there's just one problem...they don't really like each other.
Or do they?

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Some Things Aren't Funny

Though I've enjoyed most of Gerri Hill's works that are available on Audible I've had problems with certain depictions of behaviors by the author. More than once I've found the conduct on the part of some characters that were accepted or glossed over to be less than okay. In this case the author has outdone herself.
Sexual harassment is not funny or entertaining. Neither is taking nude photo's of someone without their permission and using said photo's in attempt to blackmail the individual photographed is not funny or entertaining. Then there is the seeming active cooperation of the victim's sister in her further victimization is sad. The fact that no one finds these actions to be totally unacceptable is either unrealistic or extremely lacking in familial loyalty.
I checked the copyright date thinking that perhaps the book was written in the 1990's, I was shocked to see that the date was 2016. The idea that a woman would put forth a book minimizing such odious conduct is disturbing. I can't believe any woman would accept it so cavalierly if the writer or the offender depicted were male.
Even without the egregious conduct of Mary Beth the book is short on plot, pacing, and character development; disappointed doesn't begin to describe my opinion of this book.. .
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- Me & My Girls

Mixed feelings.

Any additional comments?

I love Gerri Hill's books. I love Nicol Zanzarella's narrations. That being said, I almost didn't finish listening to this book. I do not agree that harassing someone on social media is "just for fun." I was shocked when Megan's sister and friends did not stand up for her. Bullying is not acceptable. I couldn't get past this aspect of the book.

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- Kindle Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-14-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios