Title: Sound Advice
Series: Sensations Collections, book 1
Author: L.B Dunbar
Age Group: New Adult
Publication Date: May 28, 2014
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“Nana’s Rules to Live By”
Gentlemen should always open the door for a lady.
I was busy and I didn’t have time for a vacation, let alone a weekend away. When a frantic phone call from an old neighbor brought me to my grandmother’s summer home, I wasn’t prepared for an extended stay. And I especially wasn’t prepared for the man holding the door open to the radio repair shop who made a lasting first impression.
In attempts at a relationship, a gentleman should always make the first move.
Calling Jess Carter’s clenched jaw and denim-colored eyes part of his standoffish manner was an understatement. His brooding exterior bordered on being downright rude. From the moment I bumped into him, quite literally, our lives began to intertwine in a way that made me question what I wanted.
Children should be seen and not heard.
Jess had secrets and I was determined to get to the bottom of them. Even he didn’t know the solutions to all his problems, I wanted to help. In doing so, I might have drawn too close to the truth, forcing Jess to risk something he wasn’t sure he could chance again. I had decisions to make for myself and it’s hard to know whose advice to take when so many questions remain unanswered.
**A copy was provided for review purposes**
Emily returns to her grandmothers home in a little town after receiving a worried phone call. She was only supposed to stay for a few days, long enough to get things straightened out when she finds herself having to stay longer. Emily got a lot more than she bargained for, she never expected a man like Jess to step into her life and turn it upside down.
I’m a mess, Sound Advice for me was a big emotional rollercoaster. It had so much depth, mixed with many emotions I felt right down to my bones. It just sucks you in until you feel everything the characters do. The writing was great and the storyline was creative. A real life fairy tale. If you like fairy tales and happily ever afters you’ll love this one.
I don’t want to go into too much detail as the littles thing could spoil it and I really don’t want to do that. You need to be able to experience the whole book without knowing anything going in. I think that’s part of why I enjoyed it so much, I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t read any reviews before reading it and I’m glad as think it would have spoiled it for me.
All the characters were lovable. They were easy to like and all gave something to the story, they were all important. When so many different characters are involved sometimes it’s hard to feel connected but you do, with each and every one.
Favourites, Katie was definitely my fav, I couldn’t help but fall in love with her. I liked Sue Carpenter too, she was a big help to Emily and just a generally nice person. Jess Carter was swoon worthy but moody as hell which of course made it more fun.
Sound Advice is a story of love, power, happiness, grief and magic. If you read romance you’ll love this. I wish there was more to it, especially towards the end. I wasn’t ready to let Emily and Jess go.