Title: Lady’s Man
Author: Tanya Anne Crosby
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Story Setting: 1776 East Ashley, Folly Beach
Pages: 81 Published by: Oliver Her Books, 3 edition
Published Date: December 7, 2013
Narrated by: Braden Wright
Length: 2 hours, 9 minutes
Release Date: June 12, 2014
Published by: Oliver Heber Books
New York Times best-selling author Tanya Anne Crosby makes her contemporary fiction debut with a novella about life and love in the Lowcountry.
Hoping that saying goodbye will be easier if she can connect with her gram’s beloved childhood home, Annie Franklin chose July 4th weekend to bring her Gram’s ashes to Folly Beach, South Carolina. Thanks to one very intuitive dog and a handsome stranger, Annie discovers that ‘letting go’ has as much to do with embracing the present as it does with shedding the past.
©2012 Tanya Anne Crosby (P)2014 Tanya Anne Crosby
My Thoughts: I listened to this one twice. Why? Because it was so hilariously funny. It kept a smile on my lips. It also had some very poignant points where I was in tears. Sometimes I would be laughing and crying at the same time! Although a short story, it has a powerful message and just bunches of fun to listen to.
I liked the way the author wrote the story, not letting the reader know why Annie rented the house on Folly Beach. Even as I ask myself questions, she had me laughing at the whole ridiculous situation Annie and James found themselves.
Annie was a special thirty-four year old with a wicked sense of humor (obvious the author has one, too). Her plans for the week didn’t happen as she wanted. The universe had something else in mind.
Her dog, Lady, was her life, and she thought it was a mutual relationship. When she needed someone to discuss her problems, Lady would oblige her. But when James Heywood walks into her life (or perhaps one would say, she walks into his), nothing is quite the same. Lady worships the guy and Annie, well tags along.
There is a fine line between life and death and every surfer wants to own it.
The universe had been speaking to her and she was compelled to listen
To live we need to take chances.
We need to let go of grief.
About the Author: Tanya Anne Crosby has written numerous novels, all of which have graced bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA Today and Waldenbooks and B Dalton’s Top 10. She has received high-level publicity in magazines, such as People, Romantic Times and Publisher’s Weekly, and her books have been translated into eight languages: Russian, Italian, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese.
Her first novel, Angel of Fire, was published in 1992 for Avon Books, where her fifth historical romance, Once Upon a Kiss, launched the Avon Romantic Treasures line. Her novels have garnered reader praise and glowing critical reviews. She’s a five-time nominee for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Other nominations include multiple Historical Romance of the Year nominations, Best All-Around Historical and Best Historical Mystery. Tanya is also an award-winning journalist and editor.
About the Narrator: A versatile actor and performer, Braden Wright has narrated and produced numerous audiobooks (iTunes/Audible.com), including all of Russell Blake’s JET series and a collaboration with historical romance writer Tanya Anne Crosby. He has starred in the short film “1916” as French soldier Mercier, and has done voice-over work in the feature “Rugrats in Paris.” His TV credits in LA include 30 appearances on “General Hospital.” Braden knows his way around film sets, with 25 years of experience in the industry.
In addition to 14 years of VO work for such clients as the Fine Living Network, Honda, e-Loan, Universal Studios Hollywood, Jenny-O Turkey, Samsung, Cleveland Golf and others, Braden also toured for two years (a member of AGVA) as a professional figure-skater, doing over 900 performances throughout the US and Mexico.
Dual Citizenship (Canadian/American). English and spoken French. Skating. VO.