Review: Quiet Nights by Mary Calmes

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Review: Quiet Nights by Mary Calmes
Quiet Nights

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: Feb 9 2015
Series: Mangrove #2
Pages: 80
Format: eARC
 

 

“At only 80 pages, I thought this book would just be an okay read. I didn’t see how it was possible to fit a full-blown romance, have conflict and also build that romance so that it’s believable by the end, but MARY CALMES DOES IT.” ~ Under the Covers

QUIET NIGHTS is the second book in the Mangrove series by Mary Calmes. Again, it’s freaking adorable and charming, which gets me wondering if Calmes could ever write a book where I don’t immediately love the characters. I don’t know what it is but she’s able to infuse her characters with so much personality that despite their flaws and the mistakes they make in the book, you love them.

At only 80 pages, I thought this book would just be an okay read. I didn’t see how it was possible to fit a full-blown romance, have conflict and also build that romance so that it’s believable by the end, but MARY CALMES DOES IT.

First of all, the introduction to the characters is downright hilarious. To be honest, the whole book is hilarious. Between Kelly running away from the man he thought he loved, to Coz getting all angry at him and then Coz’s mother Annie talking about her renewed sex life, there’s so much to love about this book. I was literally laughing so hard I had to put the book down. Calmes really knows how to have fun with her books and I think it comes across in her characters. They’re all so wonderful to read about.

Kelly and Coz have been friends for a very long time and they are so close that Coz’s family considers Kelly to be one of them. While everyone else thinks they will eventually get together, Kelly and Coz are sort of blindsided by it. Oh, the attraction and chemistry is there for sure, but neither one was willing to risk their friendship in case it all fell to pieces. So while their get together is a bit rushed, it was an easy decision for them because it’s something they wanted for a long time.

Now from the beginning Kelly has a conflict with Britton Lassiter, one his previous conquests. It’s kind of funny to read about what really happened and what Kelly made himself believe to be true – it’s all just a big misunderstanding, but makes Coz and Kelly’s union that much more easier so while a bit weak, it does open up an opportunity to tell Lassiter’s story as well. I can’t wait!

 

 

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About Mary Calmes

Mary Calmes lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and two children and loves all the seasons except summer. She graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, with a bachelor's degree in English literature. Due to the fact that it is English lit and not English grammar, do not ask her to point out a clause for you, as it will so not happen. She loves writing, becoming immersed in the process, and falling into the work. She can even tell you what her characters smell like. She loves buying books and going to conventions to meet her fans.

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Timitra

Thanks for the review Annie

Amy R

I want to read this but I guess I should start with book 1.

Under the Covers Book Blog

Hey Amy, these are great novellas. I hope you enjoy!

Christina

I enjoyed this story as well. Calmes has definitely become an auto buy. So far everything I have read by her, I have liked.

Under the Covers Book Blog

She’s a definite auto buy for me and is perhaps my fave m/m author!