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
*was given a copy by the author in exchange for a honest review
I cannot believe that this is a first novel!!! SOUND ADVICE by L. B. Dunbar is the first book in the Sensations Collection and is a must read. The character development and story is well developed and just screams to be read. I was asked to read it by the author herself and really who could refuse but was so pleasantly surprised about how much I loved this book. I have to admit it took me awhile to read it because I just did not want to see it end.
SOUND ADVICE is a story with so many different layers: First love, love of child, redemption, sorrow and grief, growing up, following your heart and changing your dreams. It has everything. The very simple description is this: Emily Post comes home to take care of her Nana and meets Jess Cater and his daughter, who is not speaking. Emily, through her caring nature, wants to understand why this child quit talking and then so much happens.
L.B. Dunbar adds “Matter of Manners” to every chapter and along with some of my favorite Disney themes running throughout the book. I know it sounds kind of different and it is but in such a good way. Nana reminds me so much of my grandmother, Big Mama. She was such a proper thing and I just loved her so. Dunbar brought back memories galore and at times I had to set the book down and just go look at pictures of my grandmother. I loved it, such emotions. I would recommend this little treasure to the masses.
SOUND ADVICE by L.B. Dunbar receives 5 out 5 Platypires!!
TEXAS HUGS & Happy Reading.