The Hideaway Inn (Seasons of New Hope #1) by Patrick William Stover (audiobook) – Narrated by James Cavenaugh

This title may be downloaded from Audible via Amazon

No one in the charming river town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, needs to know that Vince Amato plans on flipping The Hideaway Inn to the highest bidder and returning to his luxury lifestyle in New York City. He needs to make his last remaining investment turn a profit…even if that means temporarily relocating to the quirky small town where he endured growing up. He’s spent years reinventing himself and won’t let his past dictate his future.

But on his way to New Hope, Vince gets stuck in the middle of nowhere and his past might be the only thing that can get him to his future. Specifically Tack O’Leary, the gorgeous, easygoing farm boy who broke his heart and who picks Vince up in his dilapidated truck.

Tack comes to the rescue not only with a ride but also by signing on to be the chef at The Hideaway for the summer. As Vince and Tack open their hearts to each other again, Vince learns that being true to himself doesn’t mean shutting down a second chance with Tack—it means starting over and letting love in.

Rating: Narration – B; Content – C

The Hideaway Inn is one of the first titles published in the new Carina Adores imprint from Carina Press, which they’ve introduced as a trope-driven LGBTQ+ contemporary romance line. They’re publishing one title per month and each will be available in audio as well as in print, and I’m definitely planning on picking up more of them over time. The Hideaway Inn is a small-town, enemies-to-lovers/second chance love story, and while both author and narrator are new-to-me, I liked the sound of the story and the Audible samples I listened to of Mr. Cavanaugh’s work on other titles sounded more than decent, so I decided to give it a go.

When Vince Amato loses his job in spectacular fashion (he’s caught fucking one of his firm’s biggest investors), he returns to the hometown to which he never planned to return in order to pursue a business opportunity. He sells practically everything of value he owns and purchases the dilapidated Hideaway Inn in the small Pennsylvania town of New Hope with the intention of fixing it up and then selling it to hospitality chain Fun Tyme Inc. at a massive profit. Besides making him a lot of money, he’s fairly sure that once Fun Tyme sees what he can do, he’ll land a job there, too.

You can read the rest of this review at AudioGals.

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