Narrator: Carly Robins
Series: Magnolia Sound #3
Published by Dreamscape Media on 2019-07-23
Length: 6hr and 42min
Reviewing Audiobook from Audible
Golden child Mason Bishop has finally had enough. Tired of bearing the weight of his parents’ expectations, he’s determined to break free and forge his own path. It’s time for him to go after the things he really wants—including the girl he never forgot.
Scarlett Jones is done being ruled by her insecurities. She’s ready to be see as something other than one of the guys, and she’s done thinking she’s not good enough for the social elite—especially the Bishops.
When he runs into Scarlett at a concert, Mason believes it’s fate bringing them together. But fate only gets you so far. If he wants a real chance with Scarlett, it’s going to take a whole lot of charm to convince her he’s worth it.
Yet again, Samantha Chase is hitting us with some real-life relationship issues layered over top of simmering sexual tension. It’s like a cake. Everybody loves cake. (Actually I prefer ice cream, but that didn’t work for the metaphor/Shrek quote…ANYHOO.)
Scarlett Jones has battled insecurity her whole life. She lost her mother as a baby and was raised by her dad with her brothers. Since her Dad had no idea what to do with a girl, she just did whatever the boys did, including working on motorcycles and learning how to build things herself. Scarlett has a best friend, Courtney, who is always in her corner and tries to get her out of her own insecurities with unwavering support and love. Her insecurity is why she hardly knows what to do with herself when she sparks a relationship with Mason Bishop, one of her town’s most eligible (and rich/influential) bachelors.
The two of them hit it off at a community concert where Mason’s family is making a big show of being a big show. Mason can’t stand that his mother tries to set him up with women whose families are just as rich and influential as his. He’s finally just moved out of his parents’ house and has his own place. Scarlett is a nice surprise, but he knows that if he wants to win her over, he has to prove to her that he is worthy of her despite her prejudices against people with means.
Mason inherited what he thinks is a run-down bar in the north end of Magnolia sound. When the owner’s debts are called in and Mason is ready to sell the property, he is confronted with the fact that the bar is owned by someone close to Scarlett. Now her prejudice is in full bloom and she cuts him off, assuming that he only wants the property for greedy reasons. And this is right around the time that Scarlett starts feeling sick and takes time off of work and her volunteer work at the rescue shelter. Can Mason win her back, and what is making Scarlett sick?
I thought this was a cute one. I like the super-spicy chemistry Scarlett and Mason have – and I can totally relate to Scarlett’s dislike for the upper class “spoiled brat” types. I think my favorite scenes are the ones she has with Tommy and her brothers. You can really feel the love, and it makes me miss my Poppa. This cake gets 4 stars. 😊