Strawberries for Dessert : Coda

  • by Marie Sexton
  • Narrated by Mack L. Jones
  • Series: Coda
  • 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Jonathan Kechter agrees to a blind date with Cole Fenton, he expects nothing more than dinner and a onenight stand... but he gets more than he bargained for in Cole. Cole is arrogant, flamboyant, and definitely not Jon’s type. Still, when Cole suggests an arrangement of getting together for casual sex whenever they're both in town, Jon readily agrees. Their arrangement may be casual, but Jonathan soon learns that when it comes to Cole Fenton, nothing is easy. Between Cole’s fear of intimacy and his wandering lifestyle, Jonathan wonders if their relationship may be doomed from the start—but the more Cole pushes him away, the more determined Jon is to make it work.

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Missed Opportunity for a Fun Characterization

I adore Cole and Jonathan and the way their relationship is developed - it's perfect the way Marie Sexton takes plenty of time to let changes occur and feelings build. This is a very affecting and sweet and also humorous story.

Sadly, the narrator has missed what seems to me to be a great opportunity to both have fun with a character (Cole) and show the nuances of his development in the way he changes inflection and tone. But the most annoying thing is the way Jones fails to pause in any of the appropriate places. Without changing voices and without pauses, the listener is frequently lost and confused. And he continuously mispronounces words! I thought he had improved with the "Z" books, but here he really blows it.

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- Meredith

Worst.Narrator.Ever

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

No. The narrator was poor beyond belief. In addition to errors in reading, repeated sections, and mistakes, it was awful. Buy the book. It is an EXCELLENT story!


What other book might you compare Strawberries for Dessert to and why?

Abigail Roux's Cut & Run series...not available on audio. :( A relationship where two people wanted to be together but allowed other issues to get in the way.


Would you be willing to try another one of Mack L. Jones’s performances?

Sure...if hell freezes over.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The closing scene. I was reduced to tears several times in the book, but the last scene took the cake.


Any additional comments?

This story was well written. I truly couldn't stand Jonathon in the first few chapters of the book, but found Cole so intriguing. As the story progresses and we see into the men's souls, we understand what make them tick. And we start to care about them. In the end, I'm totally in love with both these men. Beautiful story.

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- Kathleen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-29-2012
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press