Setting the Hook

  • by Andrew Grey
  • Narrated by Greg Tremblay
  • 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It could be the catch of a lifetime.
William Westmoreland escapes his unfulfilling Rhode Island existence by traveling to Florida twice a year and chartering Mike Jansen's fishing boat to take him out on the Gulf. The crystal-blue water and tropical scenery isn't the only view William enjoys, but he's never made his move. A vacation romance just isn't on his horizon.
Mike started his Apalachicola charter fishing service as a way to care for his daughter and mother, putting their safety and security ahead of the needs of his own heart. Denying his attraction becomes harder with each of William's visits.
William and Mike's latest fishing excursion starts with a beautiful day, but a hurricane's erratic course changes everything, stranding William. As the wind and rain rage outside, the passion the two men have been trying to resist for years crashes over them. In the storm's wake, it leaves both men yearning to prolong what they have found. But real life pulls William back to his obligations. Can they find a way to reduce the distance between them and discover a place where their souls can meet? The journey will require rough sailing, but the bright future at the end might be worth the choppy seas.

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Great older MC story

This is one of those rare treats for me: a book I’ve not read, only listened to. I really love Greg Tremblay and am a fan of Andrew Grey’s as well.

We start with Mike and William, who by now are already friends, but neither is sure the other is gay, and they live several states apart. Add to that the fact that Mike lives in the conservative South and William isn’t sure he can commit and you’ve got a recipe for disaster!

But… these guys click – and when opportunity meets attraction there’s combustion. It takes awhile (maybe too long?) for our guys to figure this stuff out – but the story is low on angst and there are no artificial obstructions in their path. They’ve simply got to work through their issues until the right answer comes along.

I appreciated the fact that there was no “magic bullet” – simply compromise and change and sometimes some hard work.

While I wish the ending hadn’t felt so rushed – our guys aren’t together long before the end – the Epilogue felt lovely and hopeful.

I loved Mike’s family as well as all the boat talk.

Greg did a nice job with the accents – none over the top, but a subtle twang here and there, a bit of snobbishness once in awhile and – as always – an excellent use of timing and cadence to portray emotion and humor.

Overall, I really enjoyed this and recommend it!

4 of 5 stars
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- Morgan A Skye

Hook, line and sinker.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Most definitely. The story and the narration coalesce perfectly giving the characters dimension that you just don't get simply reading a book.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Setting the Hook?

When William goes off on his mom, "Cry out in rapture at 4 in the morning" Oh my god, it was funny when I read it but hearing Greg Tremblay as William say it, oh wow, I laughed so hard I cried!


What does Greg Tremblay bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

See above ^ he breathes life into the characters and ensures that each and every character have their own distinct voice. Some may be similar but there a little tone inflections and nuances that differentiate one from another.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Hook, line and sinker!


Any additional comments?

E-book Review from May 2017...

William and Mike are very much like two ships passing in the night, never long at the port. Over several years the two become friends when William vacations twice a year in Florida and charters Mike's boat to fish. He's far from happy with his day to day life. Between running his family's company and dealing with his meddling mother, William craves the time away. Getting to spend time with Mike, well, that's a bonus. Mike is lonely as well, focusing on his business and raising his daughter leave no time for dating. The fact that he lives in a small, conservative town doesn't bode well for him heading out on date night and holding hands with another man.

It would seem fate is giving these two men, that are so obviously attracted to one another, a gentle shove when a hurricane strands William in Florida. But neither sees a way to work a relationship into their already chaotic lives. At least.... not quite yet.

Thank you book goddess for delivering me a hard fought happy ever after story with little to no friggin' angst! I loved everything about this book. Grey takes these two seemingly completely different men... they lead different lives, have different priorities and responsibilities... but the one thing that brings them together is their slow burning love for another. I loved that Grey wrote every aspect of their journey into the story. Each man torn up over the fact that they want something more, but realize it's unlikely to be possible. They'll have to make sacrifices and learn to bend if they stand a chance at a life together.

If you're a hopeless romantic, want a story with two slightly older and more mature characters or thoroughly enjoy a story where they have to work for that happy ever after, because the best things in life... you have to work for them. This is definitely the book for you. But hey, that's just my two cents.

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- Tams (TTC Books and more)

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-26-2017
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC