Tristan Moreau loves his job as chief administrative officer and personal assistant to Webber Kincaid, President, Chairman, and CEO of Kincaid International. It would be the perfect job...if only he hadn't fallen in love with his boss as well as the work. After two years, he's still doing everything in his power to keep his feelings hidden-mostly because he wants to protect the reputation of his famous boss but also because he wants to keep his job.
Webber Kincaid has stayed in the closet, using his best friend and confidante as his beard. Everything in his life was working out just fine until he met Tristan Moreau. Within months, Tristan stole his heart and became his lifeline. But Webber knows the rules of the workplace better than anyone, so he's kept his distance.
But two years is too long to wonder "what if?"-especially when business takes them to a private Caribbean island. When Tristan and Webber succumb to the tropical heat, their professionalism starts to backslide. It's a seemingly impossible relationship, making a go at it under the paparazzi's microscope. It may be the best-or the worst-business decision they ever made.
©2012 Scotty Cade (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
The story was well structured, and even if some bits seemed a little predictable, others were definitely not. There are things that you think are likely, things that you hope will happen, and things that you are willing the characters NOT to do, but the author likes keeping you guessing - I won't spoil the plot here. The settings and descriptions conjured up clear mental images of places I may never get to visit, but now feel like I have been there
Webber - he is trying his hardest to do the right thing, and ends up causing more problems just by doing the right thing and being misunderstood. His heart is definitely in the right place.
I found his characterizations to be consistent and easy to recognize. I congratulate him that - unlike some other narrators who seem to think that pronouncing each whole word completely and clearly is a luxury - I could hear and understand every syllable. I certainly didn't feel his female voices were caricatures. Please give this man more work!
I certainly could have, but it was even better listening to it on my way to and from work, and looking forward to the next installment. I am eagerly awaiting the follow-up book to be recorded as an audio book.
The author's style of writing has been criticized for being too slow, but because of the way the story develops, I found that most of the 'repetition' actually worked. Possibly a little more editing might have been useful (in the printed version as well, I imagine), but if you buy an unabridged story, you should know what to expect: if it's too slow, turn the speed up on your Audible player!
Sweet, moving, romantic
I love their interactions in the Virgin Islands. Webber went out of his way to romance Kincaid. It was beautifully written.
Webber. I loved his soft southern accent. He also did a very passable Caribbean patois.
Yes, but I had to work the next day.
Please give Finn more work. I am very impressed with his narrative skills. If more books were read by him or other narrators with his talent, I'd be broke from buying them.
"When good narration happens to a bad story"
Though it has a promising premise - office assistant in love with his boss for years - the execution was lacking.
This is what happens when good narration happens to a bad story. It didn't matter that Finn Sterling delivers a good performance. The story grated from early on, ruining any opportunity for me to really enjoy it. Full disclosure on why it didn't work for me: It's overly descriptive for everything, it's a giant miscommunication plot early on, which takes more than half the book to correct, and the "twist" at the end was far too predictable.
I actually marked this DNF at 52%. However, after taking the night (and having errands to run around town) I decided to go ahead, try it again, and, if not enjoy it, then at least tough it out and finish the audio book. *sighs* I spent most of it with b*tch face.
There is a whole plot with one of the most see through "villains" I've ever encountered, which was just...painfully obvious, and to top it all off it ends completely unresolved
Bottom line: If you prefer saccharine sweet fluff-filled confectionary Harlequin-like romance novels with an over-abundance of description for day-to-day items, a huge miscommunication plot, slow burn build up to not-too-terribly-descriptive love scenes, behavior which does not fit the age or gender of the characters (there's a lot of unnecessary weeping, wailing and metaphorical teenager-like wringing of hands), a cellophane villain, and an unresolved ending...then you'll love this story. And bonus! The narration IS lovely.
When Tristan was finally able to form coherent words, he looked at his lover with amazement. “My God, Web, that was the most intense thing I’ve ever done in my life. I didn’t think I was going to survive the pleasure. You were amazing.”
Webber rested his forehead against Tristan’s. “Baby, I love you so much. I never knew it could be like this.”
Tristan knew it was the adrenaline release, but suddenly he was on the verge of tears. His bottom lip quivered and he wanted desperately to tell Webber he loved him, but his voice cracked and left him before he could get the words out. Tears spilled down his cheeks as he caressed Webber’s face. At this point, the best he could hope for was that Webber saw in Tristan’s eyes what was overflowing from his heart.
If that's not your cup of tea, I wouldn't recommend it.
Romantic, intriguing, heart-warming
He's got an extremely sexy voice!
When you start knowing what Webber feels!
I loved the story! I'm waiting for the second part to come as audiobook.
"Too Sweet for me"
While I normally love Scotty Cade boooks.. This one simply missed the mark for me. I really wanted to like it... in fact, I did like it.. until almost halfway.. Then it got too super sweet and, well, dumb. I hate to say that, but I can't stand insta-love books where two people know little about each other (in a relationship situation) but are willing to give up their world for the other person. Maybe it's just my jaded side that knows life isn't always so easy and things don't always work out.. but after the love declarations came out, I found myself completely uninterested in the book and couldn't wait for it to end.
The narration, however, was good and I can't fault the narrator for anything as he did an excellent job with the book.
I received a free copy of this book to read for Inked Rainbow Reads in exchange for an honest review.
"Overall quite enjoyable"
My main complaint however, is the multitude of words pronounced incorrectly. There are so many, it becomes distracting.
I can't quite put my finger on it. But there was something strange about the story. It just didn't jell with me. I liked it and I didn't like it.
An Unconventional Courtship & An Unconventional Union
is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED worth the money and the listening time because
Who ever said attraction and work doesn't happen needs to have this series
in their audible.com library as a gentle reminder that love comes when you lease expected IN ALL FORMS
Loved this book Scotty did a wonderful job in this book and listening to it made it even better.. The plot was good and kept you listening I did it in one sitting and was bummed had to wait for the sequel to listen to their HEA but was worth it..
I was a bit iffy on the narrator at first I thought he sounded a bit to young for the characters but after getting through the first chapter his voices suited the characters personalities perfectly.. I have listened to other books he's done and found the same I think it just takes a bit for this narrator to kick into the story so bare with it..
All in all great listening
"Predictable but interesting."
It was easy to follow, everything flowed very nicely. A little bit predictable a little bit like shall we say summer reading.
The narrator was a little bit spotty. He got most of the men's voices okay especially the two main characters. Really needs to work on women's voices.
"boring, whinny and not enough sex."
move sex scenes
another m/m romance
the character tristen is ANNOYING
nice fantasy i guess
i would not purchase this book again.
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