A Tempting Friendship: Clover Park, Book 10 (Unabridged)
by Kylie Gilmore
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Widow Julia Turner is finally ready to date again after five years of mourning her husband. She confides to her longtime friend Angel Marino that she's signed up for an online dating site and is shocked when it's Angel that shows up at her door on the night of her first date. And the look in his eye is anything but friendly. Angel has secretly been in love with Julia since college, and after fulfilling his promise to his deceased best friend to watch over her these past years, he can't stand idly by and watch her date another man. It's time to unleash the sexy for a seduction that's been a long time coming.
An Excellent End to a Beautiful Beginning...
Would you consider the audio edition of A Tempting Friendship to be better than the print version?
I liked both, in fact, I read the print before listening to the audio. I enjoyed this book immensely both ways.
What other book might you compare A Tempting Friendship to and why?
Since I can't recall having read a book like this before, I can't really say off the cuff. I do know this though. This great friendship in the book gets better and better with each page you turn or listen to in this case.
Have you listened to any of Charles Lawrence's other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have listened to Charles Lawrence through all of the Clover Park series, starting with The Opposite of Wild. All of these books are written by Kylie Gilmore, and they are all fantastic.
I think that this book falls in line with all of the others and that Charles Lawrence did a fantastic job narrating. He pinned down all of the characters and their voices. Very well done all the way through.
If you could rename A Tempting Friendship, what would you call it?
Friends with Benefits...lol
Really though, the title A Tempting Friendship is a perfect name for the book. I wouldn't change it at all.
Any additional comments?
I hope everyone enjoys this bok as much as I did. You will laugh and cry at lots of different intervals through out the many scenes in this story. I know you will love it too. I didn't want to put it down.
Loved the audiobook
Wow, was I in for a huge surprise with this audiobook, 10th in the series by Ms Gilmore, Clover Park. All good!!
Totally not what I expected of Angel’s and Julia’s story. Though part of a series, it is truly a stand alone.
That said, if you have listened/read the previous books, you will get to visit with the those characters as well and find out how they are doing .
Angel is the last single/unattached brother of the Marino/Reynolds clan. He and Julia have a history that extends from their meeting in college to the present as co-workers in the school where she teaches and he is a social worker. It’s a friends to lovers story, full of twists and turns, surprises, roll player and LOTS of heat.
A truly complex plot that will keep you on your toes.
That said, while others will give you more on the storyline, I want to add that it made me think about how one incident that can occur in someone’s life 10 years before, can really affect how the lives of multiple individuals are affected. Sometimes causing hurts , misunderstandings, longing and guilt. Thought provoking for sure.
I do want to say that Mr Lawerence’s narration of the audiobook was excellent and will not hesitate to pick up an audiobook narrated by him, or a book written by this talented author.
I was gifted this audiobook. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
Angelo & Julia
Angelo loved Julia from the moment he met her and loved spending time with her. His friend Brad knew how he felt about her and jumped in front of Angelo and went after her. Brad was Julia's first in everything. She was attracted to both Angelo and Brad, but felt she needed to stay with Brad because he was adopted like she was. Julia has spent many years mourning his death and feels ready to move on, but she wants Angelo to move on. Brad hid many things from Julia and Angelo. Julia has problems knowing what she wants and acting on them. She hurts herself as often as she hurts Angelo