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An Easter Promise: A Springtime Love Story

Rory & Jack, Book 2
Narrated by: Dan Calley
Series: Rory & Jack, Book 2
Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
Categories: Romance
4.8 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Summary

It’s time to meet the family...

Rory Kincaid’s in a spin. He’s leaving his London life to spend Easter deep in the countryside with boyfriend Jack De Lacy and Jack’s wealthy, aristocratic family. Rory’s under pressure to make a good impression, but with no class, connections, or money, he’s not so sure he’ll be welcomed with open arms - especially when they find out how he and Jack met.

But will the family want to meet Rory?

Jack’s convinced his family will love Rory as much as he does, but it’s not the plain sailing he thought it would be. With their age-old traditions, it’s not long before Rory’s presence is sending ripples through the calm waters of the De Lacys' settled, rural life. 

It’s a testing time for Rory and Jack. Can they convince Jack’s family that two men from opposite sides of the class barrier can be not only who the other wants, but needs?

Note: This book contains a village fete bake-off for the coveted golden ribbon, a cuddliest pet competition, and the undying devotion of a dog called Badger. An Easter Promise is a short novel.

©2019 AE Ryecart (P)2020 AE Ryecart

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as good as the ebook

The story is always 4-5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook. I can't listen to an audiobook without knowing the book, that's not possible for me. The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, I’m over the half, but I listen enough to give a review. PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!! To my ratings: 5* - very very good it's like an A+ 4* - very good and will be often re-listening it's like an A 3* - it's more then a one-time-listening. it's like a B

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lovely story of love

lovely story of two men finding love and getting the approval of the wealthy parants, a serious rescue then their dreams coming together. it's a good listen.

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Some angst, some tears; I loved it!

I loved this book so much when I read it more than a year ago. Listening to the fantastic performance of Dan Calley brought back all the feels I got when I read it. Actually, think Dan's performance made me feel the story even more; he had me tearing up more than a couple of times. This just might be my favorite audiobook of his. He does great voices and his performance style is easy to listen to. I have one more book left to listen to in this series and I can't wait! There's not much else I can add to what I wrote in my review of the ebook back in April 2019 so my review from then is shown below. A wonderful sequel to A Kiss Before Christmas. An Easter Promise is a great follow up story to A Kiss Before Christmas but I'm not really sure you'd have to read it first to enjoy An Easter Promise. I highly recommend it, though, because it's one of the best MM Christmas stories I've read. Jack and Rory are making their first visit to the country home of Jack's parents. That would be stressful enough on its own but when you add in the fact that Jack's family are wealthy aristocrats Rory is really nervous. It wouldn't be an interesting story if there weren't some conflict, so it was no surprise to learn that Jack's mom had some reservations about Rory. The way it all played out is what makes A E Ryecart's writing so good. I shed sad tears and happy tears before the story was over and I loved Jack and Rory even more than I did at the end of A Kiss Before Christmas. I wouldn't mind reading about this couple again in a follow-up story. A complimentary copy of this audiobook was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author and/or narrator.

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A Shock for Rory

This is the second story in the series and one which again deals with the class divisions between Jack and Rory. Finding out just what Jack's background is comes as a shock for Rory. This story is a bit more angsty as Jack and his mother are at odds over Rory. Once again Dan Calley handles the narration beautifully as a once homeless Rory tries to fit in with Jack's family who come from a very different strata of society. Badger the dog helps to make Rory feel welcome but is too young and inexperienced to lead Rory home when he gets lost on the moors. Ally gives us plenty to get our teeth stuck into as this story progresses. All sides need to communicate better but they all pull together when Rory is in real danger. I can't wait for the next one in the series.

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Another great installment.

Another great installment in the lives of Jack and Rory. In this book we get to meet Jack De Lacys parents. Unbeknown to atory in the beginning, Jack's parents are titled land owners. With a bit of research Rory finds that they are in his mind, way out of his league. Jack assures him that his parents will live Rory with judging him, is this really how Jack's parents will react? A homeless person, brought up on a housing estate, normal education and no family. Do they hide Rorys past and how they met? Once again Dan does a brilliant job narrating in his wonderful seductive tones. Can't wait for book 3.

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  • Mirky King
  • 04-09-20

Loved this so much I listened twice!

Further adventures of Jack and Rory... and what adventures they are! Easter week and Jack and Rory are off to spend it with family. Jack's family (who just happen to be the aristocratic Lord and Lady De Lacy) and the first time Rory is meeting them. "Nothing to be worried about, they will love you", is Jack's mantra. Rory is not so sure but he has faced tougher challenges in life. Plus he has Jack beside him, so how bad can the visit go? Well... A furry new friend, a early morning grilling over tea and fry up, last minute entry of gooey brownies for the county best in bake, judging the best cuddly pet, a new business venture AND a hunt for someone more precious then a basket of eggs. PHEW...who knew country life was so exciting?!? Once again AE Ryecart has brought Jack and Rory's story alive with humor and a touch of drama along with some naughty too. Jack's family is stubborn, feisty and throughly wonderful. Rory shines with his growing confidence in himself and in their relationship, making me love both them both so much! Dan Calley is amazing as always! He brings the perfect amount steel to Diana's (Jack's mother) voice, she is one fierce woman. It is defiantly worth listening to again and again!

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  • Lena Belle
  • 26-08-20

Growth

I’m loving this series and seeing how the characters are growing both individually and as a couple. Dan’s narration also continues to be superb.

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  • Ulrika
  • 15-08-20

A love story continnued

In this the second book of Jack and Rory we revisit them when they’ve been together a few months. Because of this there’s a slightly higher heat level in this book which felt natural since they’re now an established couple. I love how their love has grown and matured, they now know each other better and you really get the feel of how their love has deepened. The whole book takes place at Jack’s family home and things aren’t as smooth with Jack’s parents as he expected, especially his mother is uncertain about his relationship with Rory. I like how she’s not a villain, she’s a worried mother who wants what’s best for her albeit grown up child, but we also get to see how hurt Jack is by this. Rory’s hurt too, but I think it’s worse for Jack since he had other expectations and thought his mother would love Rory right away. We’re treated to a delightful glimpse of English village life with the quirks of a traditional village fête arrange by Jack’s family. I loved the cuddlies animal contest, and of course the baking contest. This book is filled with mouth watering baked goods and if there is ever a Rory Kinkaid Cook Book I’ll definitely be buying it! While it’s not necessary to have read the first book about Jack and Rory, A Kiss Before Christmas, I strongly recommend that you do, since it provides their background in more detail than is given in this book. Dan Calley does a good job narrating again, Jack’s and Rory’s voices are great, but I was especially impressed with his voices for the females, not every male narrator are good at those, but Mr Calley nailed them.

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