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Summary

I was supposed to be partying with a bunch of celebrities in paradise this week, okay?

But then, I made one teeny, tiny error in judgement before leaving New York, and suddenly, the paparazzi expected me to give a command performance as “the other man” in their straight celebrity “outing” of the week.

Um, no, precious. So much no.

Instead, I did what any self-respecting, secret-keeping man would do in that situation: I cancelled my trip and fled New York to hide out in the last place anyone would look for me - a weird, little Florida island where nothing exciting ever happened.

Or, at least, it didn’t...until I arrived. 

Now, I find myself shacked up with my fake boyfriend Beale Goodman, Whispering Key’s most adorable, most enormous, most virginal cinnamon roll - a guy who rescues feral cats, believes in soulmates, and talks about happiness like it’s free for the taking. 

A guy who nearly convinces me, with every smile and kiss, that it is.

Stranger still? I find myself falling for the people on the island. Fitting in, instead of sticking out. Making, you know, friends. And for the first time ever, I think I’ve found something I want to run to, rather than from....

As long as I can keep my secrets from catching up with me. 

©2020 May Archer (P)2020 May Archer

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Fantastic performance

I was unsure how one narrator could voice two such different characters, but Michael Dean does an amazing job of not only dramatic Toby and calmer Beale, he also really brings the other characters of Whispering Key to life.
If you haven't read the book before, the story is at times hilarious and heart-breaking. You will fall in love with all the characters and be rooting for them. I love the way May Archer writes situations that allow you to consider actions from all aspects.
I received a copy of this audiobook from the author and this is my honest review.

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  • 19-07-21

Great listen

Fantastic opposites attract romance which is full of heart and some steamy moments.
Beale is an absolutely sweetheart and he gets his life turned on it’s head when Toby arrives but it’s pure joy to see their romance unfold.

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Big swoon!

Honestly I am such a sucker for a tiny little island oasis with colorful characters and found family vibes! On top of that the snark from Toby had me laughing and Beale was so endearing! As always Michael dean absolutely killed the narration and really brought this rotary to life!! May archer is just so talented at creating really funny characters that have depth to them and stories that just make me want to swoon. I cannot wait for more from Whispering Key!

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Opposite attract and (fake?) soulmates.

This book has the usual amazing style we expect from May Archer, it’s sweet and funny and written which such a fresh and enticing style that keeps you turning pages!
I absolutely adored Beale and Toby’s story!
Beale is this HUGE cinnamon roll of a man, shy, inexperienced and believes in everything ethereal. Toby is… his complete opposite. He’s a bit of (no, not really, a complete) drama queen, snarky and worldly.
Their interactions vary from hilarious to super sweet and it’s all incredible to witness to!
Michael Dean makes it all even better with his flawless and heartfelt narration.

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Lots of funny!

Quick Review by Mel
I found the character voices:

Differentiable, fast paced, easy to listen to and very enjoyable. Michael Dean is a winner!

I listened comfortably at the following speed:

1.2x

Three Descriptive Words:

Endearing, extremely funny, and highly entertaining

Was the plot confusing or did it make sense?

No, It made absolute sense. I loved it

Unresolved issues/plot holes?

No

Quality of world and character-building?

Excellent writing, it was perfect!

Humour and Entertainment:

Thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you. Truly instant antidepressants

Could you visualize the action?

Yip, and it was amazing

How was the mood?

It was tensed with big bouts of laughter

How deep was the emotional shit?

Knee hight

Was there a connection to the story?

Yes, I really need a vacation, and Florida sounds perfect

Cheers, what drink do you associate with this book/audiobook/movie?

Ice cold beers on the beach

If I could change something, what would it be?

Absolutely nothing!

Would you recommend this audiobook?

Yes, don’t miss this

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🌟🌟Just Brilliant!!🌟🌟

Just finished the audiobook after starting yesterday evening. Absolutely brilliant!!

I loved Beale and Toby - beautifully written and chapter 3 had me in absolute hysterics 😂😂😂 with Marjorie the cat 🐈😁

May Archer is just amazing! 🤩

Michael Dean’s voice is just so sexy and gravelly 😅 - as usual, he narrates this perfectly 🥰😊

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Love Toby!

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  • Michelle
  • 20-01-21

Yes yes yes !

As always, may archer truly delivers with this book! It is sweet and Funny (oh my god so funny! ) And has 60 times… And it’s very well written!

Additionally, Michael Dean Knocks it out of the park!!

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  • Many Hat Momma
  • 07-02-21

Sweet retreat!

This book is super sweet, with all sorts of ups and downs. Beale is a returning character from the previous book in the series. He just gets better and better. Toby is just enough sassy and snarky to be fun without being an annoying character. May Archer does a good job at creating characters and storylines that keep you interested from beginning to end. Michael Dean is his spectacular self- giving a fantastic performance as always. I highly recommend the audiobook!

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  • 14-05-21

Loved!

It is impossible to not fall in love with Beale and Toby! Watching Beale grow and realize who he is and what he wants is beautiful. Toby is absolutely the perfect match for Beale. He is also more than he gives himself credit for. I loved the connection and dynamics between these two.
They truly see beneath the surface and know who the other really is.
This story is funny, heart warming, sexy and so much more!
Michael Dean does an amazing job of bringing this story to life!
I can't wait for the next chapter in the Whispering Key series!

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  • Charity Troyer
  • 14-05-21

The Universe has a sense of humor

Welcome back to the town of Whispering Keys, where the locals will welcome you with open arms, spaghettios, and advice you should listen to.
Beale is content in life with his yoga, crystals, and horoscopes. He's waiting for the Universe to send him his soul-mate, a sweet, shy Capricorn who may be a virgin, like himself.
Toby is not, well, any of these things. The person behind the widely popular Aunt Hagatha advice column is sassy, outspoken, and NOT a virgin. What he is is on the run. He was caught on camera in a compromising position and the fall-out could ruin two careers. So he runs to his friend Mason who can help.
What he gets is Beale and Whispering Keys.
On The Run is a wildly fun story. May has a way of making characters so dang likable. Both Beale and Toby bring out the absolute best in each other and, from the very first meeting, had me laughing. I loved their banter, their teasing, and their wordless conversations. The chemistry is amazing and the sex is unbelievably hot. The residents will have you wishing you lived right there with them.

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  • J.W.
  • 15-06-21

A tropical heartwarming gem

Wonderful story of love, lies & chosen family. This crazy sun drenched community is amazing.

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  • Stephanie VO
  • 08-05-21

Love it!

I love love love love Toby and Beale's story so much! They are so sweet, cute and so HOT together. I just couldn't get enough of these two. Then Michael Dean does another amazing job with the narration. I couldn't stop listening to this story. I love it so much!

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  • Nichole R
  • 30-04-21

Beale is the best

I read this story when it first came out and absolutely fell in love with Beale. Toby is pretty awesome too. May writes a great story of these opposites pairing together. Then add in Michael Dean narration and the story is that much more fabulous. I enjoy coming back to Whispering Key and spending time with the Goodman's. I definitely recommend this series to others but especially this story. Book 2 just got that much more better.

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  • Taylor
  • 30-04-21

5 stars for whispering key

Love love love Toby and Beale. They are so perfectly imperfect and wonderful! I love the Aunt Hagatha bits and Toby is one of my all time favorite characters. Charge your crystals and get right with your juju and open those chakras bc you need to listen to Michael’s wonderful narration of the couple finding love on this perfect quirky island! The side characters are just as much fun as the MC’s!

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  • Lacey
  • 30-04-21

So cute!

I love May Archer’s books and I LOVE Michael Dean’s performances. Sexy, sweet, and entertaining. What more could I ask for?

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  • Janet L Hunt
  • 30-04-21

Fantastically addictive

This was so freaking funny! Beale and Toby are so sweet and hot together!!! They were perfect for one another. I loved everything about this story!! Michael Dean did such a fantastic job with the narrative. Each voice was distinct!