To Catch a Fallen Leaf, Rossingley, Book 2 By: Fearne Hill Narrated by: Richard Stranks

"A beautiful story." Lesetiger listened to book 2 in the Rossingley series from Fearne Hill. To Catch a Fallen Leaf was a 4.5 star listen. Lesetiger's review is below.

From the blurb:

Take one shy French gardener, mix in a naughty aristocrat, add a splash of water, a dash of sunshine, and wait for love to grow.

If only it were that easy.

Reuben Costaud counts his blessings daily. His run-in with crime is firmly behind him. He has a wonderful job gardening on the Rossingley estate, a tiny cottage all to himself, an orphaned cat named Obélix, and a friendly bunch of workmates. The last thing he needs is a tall, blond aristocrat strolling across the manicured lawns towards him.

Falling in love is not part of his plan.

Viscount Aloysius Frederick Lloyd Duchamps-Avery, Freddie to his friends, is in big trouble with everyone, from his father and his modelling agency, to his controlling older boyfriend. Seeking solace and refuge, he escapes to Rossingley and his adored cousin Lucien, the sixteenth earl. To take his mind off his woes, Lucien finds him a job with the estate gardening team.

Mutual attraction blossoms amongst the gardening tools, and Freddie charms his way through Reuben’s defenses. But as spring turns to summer and Freddie’s London life collides with their Rossingley idyll, Reuben’s trust in him is ruptured. Will their love flourish or is it destined for the compost bin?

To Catch a Fallen Leaf is a full-length MM contemporary romance, the second in the Rossingley trilogy.

Lesetiger's Review:

The second volume of the Rossingley Series is about Viscount Aloysius Frederick Lloyd Duchamps-Avery, who withdraws from the public eye under pressure from his father, as his behavior threatens his father's political career. He moves to his cousin's estate.

In Rossingley, he meets the gardener Reuben Costaud, who has a turbulent past and always believes in the positive despite all the blows of fate. Freddy and Reuben have more in common than it seems at first glance.

The two characters are wonderfully written, and I very quickly took them to my heart. The story has both incredibly sweet moments, but also serious and sad moments. An entertaining slow burn story.

Richard Stranks narrated the audiobook very vividly. He is very talented, and it was a great pleasure to listen to him. He brought the story to life by giving the protagonists very different voices - I love Reuben's French accent - and did a great job portraying the emotions. I will be looking out for more audiobooks from him. 

🎧 Audiobook Review 🎧
Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️(⭐️) 4,5
Performance: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Story: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

To Catch a Fallen Leaf is available to buy from Audible and is Whispersynced.