Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Audiobook Review: Stand by your Manny by Amy Lane

Title: Stand By Your Manny
Series: The Mannies: Book 3
Author: Amy Lane
Narrator: Peter B. Brooke
Release Date: July 17, 2018
Category: Contemporary, Dreamspun Desires
Length: 6 hours, 1 minutes

Dreamspinner Press          Audible US

Learning to trust and falling in love.

Sammy Lowell has his hands full juggling his music, college, some pesky health problems, and making the uncles who raised him proud. He needs help fulfilling his after-school duties with his siblings. Nobody can be in two places at once—not even Sammy!

An injury puts Cooper Hoskins in a tough spot—if he can’t work, the foster sister he’s raising can’t eat. But years in the foster system have left Cooper short on trust, and opening up to accept help isn’t easy.

Luckily, family intervenes—Cooper needs a job so he can care for Felicity, and Sammy needs someone who can see past his illness to the wonderful things he has planned for his life. Each heals the damaged places in the other’s heart. But falling in love is a big responsibility for young men deep in family already. Can the two of them get past their fear of the immediate future to see forever with each other?

3 Stars

Third book in the Mannies Series and we get to see Sammy grown up. I do think you would have a better concept of this book if you read the others first, only because some of the side characters here are previous leads.

Sammy is in college now, studying music and doing some nanny duties on the side, while still making sure his health issues don't get out of control. The other main character, Cooper, grew up in the foster care system and knows what it’s like to not have a steady family or the support that one needs. I was happy to see Cooper open up and let Sammy help him when it was needed, and I really liked how these two came together as a couple and a team and worked together to give each other the exact support and care they each needed at the right times.

This book was super sweet, fluffy and cute to the point where it had a “younger” feel to it almost like a young adult book would, with no real drama or angst, it is just a feelgood romance type story with some adorable younger men and some cute kids added in.

Audio – Peter Brooke does an alright job with the narration. I was not super impressed, but it was decently good. There were a few times his voice and tone seemed off to me and it felt like he was more reading us the story instead of narrating the storyline for these characters to us. But overall he did put in a good effort and I liked this book so it all worked out.

*** Audiobook copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requireme
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