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Summary

A grumpy smuggler meets a bumbling professor and treasure is found.

An explorer at heart, former university professor Phillip Singleton's adventures have only taken place in his imagination - until recently. Exploring the Cornish coast to research a travel book, he encounters a living example of a pirate archetype. Dark-haired, black-bearded Carne Treleaven might have been hewn from the very rock his name describes, and Phillip is eager to discover more.

Carne has little patience for the awkward, dreamy professor, an outsider who must be steered away from local secrets. He agrees to serve as a guide to seaside caves where smugglers once operated only to keep Phillip away from more recent activity. As personalities clash, secrets unfold, and riches are revealed, the two polar opposites find the point where their similarities lay. Carne's old beliefs are shattered by his attraction to a man, and he must decide if he's willing to take a huge step outside his familiar life and into a brand new world.

©2016 Bonnie Dee & Summer Devon (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Great

Loved this. Listened in one sitting because I just couldn't stop. The narrator's voice was perfect.

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Surprisingly romantic

Really loved this story and the main characters,
Especially Philip, his energy and spirit were irresistible

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  • Ellen
  • 04-09-17

Great story, perfect narrator.

I loved this story and the narrator was perfectly chosen for it. Funny and endearing.

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  • whatcha.listening.to
  • 13-04-18

3.5 The Professor and the Smuggler Stars

I am not a huge fan of this genre but I went in with an open mind and didn’t hate it. Haha
I liked Carne and Phillip and their connection grew so there wasn’t any insta-love thank goodness for that.

Carne held a lot of secrets and Phillip just wanted to explore. Phillip making no apologies for who he was, well that was the best part for me. Carne not judging was a close second.

I think the only thing I didn’t really enjoy was the smuggler’s aspect that we don’t really get a lot of detail about it until near the end, I kept wondering why Carne wasn’t just showing Phillip what he wanted to see. Maybe some inner dialog would have helped clear up any confusion.

Overall I enjoyed the book and really enjoyed the narration I think that is what kept me interested for as long as it did.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

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  • Roger Martinez
  • 01-09-21

Great book

I couldn't stop with this book. Every word I was hung up on. It paints a beautiful story that I followed and was lost in. Recommend for sure!

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  • 31-08-21

Thoroughly Entertaining

A warm wonderful story with likable characters and fun storyline. Definitely worth the listen.

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  • Tajae
  • 24-08-21

It’s lovely.

Amazing story with a beautiful ending. It’s literally one of my favorite stories now. This story made me feel warm. The narrator did a great job too.

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  • 11-08-21

Cute, but a little boring

The romance between the ditzy scientist and the grumpy fisherman works fine, but fails to come to life.

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  • Angel baby
  • 06-08-21

I mean… wow

This was such a beautiful and romantic story. The narrator’s voice fit right in with the story, and I especially liked how he changed his voice for each character, gave each character such depth. A++++ all around!

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  • Trio
  • 11-07-21

Nicely Done!

Nicely done!

I don't think I'll ever find a book written by Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon that I'm not going to enjoy, so add The Professor and the Smuggler to the pile.

This writing pair always blends romance with mystery and suspense, and throw in a nice dash of historical ambiance to create a thoroughly wonderful novel.

I did the audio, performed by Patrick Eastham, who does a fine job.

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  • Jason E.
  • 05-06-21

Lacking nothing. A perfect romance.

Charming characters, with great chemistry and appealing personalities. Exactly the warm happy kind of love story for a rainy day spent by a cozy fire. Leaves you wanting more.

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  • KEPILK28-OH
  • 27-05-21

Delightful!

After reading a few negative reviews, I was hesitant to give this one a listen. I’m SO GLAD I gave it a try. The professor was so endearing and the smuggler quite dashing. The narration was spot on. Thoroughly enjoyable! Going to select another collaboration from these two talented authors for my next listen!!