Pinot & Pineapple Lumps:Southern Lights, Book 4 by Jay Hogan; Narrated by Gary Furlong

The characters and their interactions were awesome - the audiobook was read fantastically in Pinot & Pineapple Lumps

From the blurb:

Penn from Adelaide. That’s all I knew.

We shared a single kiss over a year ago, and I can still remember every toe-curling second of it. He thought I was too young for him. I thought he was running scared. But that kiss was the first time I’d felt alive in a long time, and I’ve been chasing the feeling ever since—doing my research, a lot of research, a lot of men. Something my protective older brother isn’t too happy about.

I’ve been through more than most guys my age, and I still bear the scars. My head is not always my best friend, but I’m building a life, PTSD be damned. I can’t turn back the clock, and I’m not sure I want to.

Except maybe to that moment when Penn kissed me. I mean, the odds of us ever meeting again were slim to none, right?

Yeah, about that.

But this time I’m ready. I’m a year older, an ocean of therapy wiser, and I know exactly what I want.

Lesetiger's review:

I have already read a few books by Jay Hogan and I love the author's writing style. Pinot & Pineapple Lumps is the fourth book in the Southern Lights series and for me it was the first book in the series. I found it could easily be read as a standalone, but I'm definitely curious about the rest of the series now!
I found it easy to get into the storyline around Kurt and Penn. Both men have their own issues. Penn has a troubled relationship with his father, the head of Cunningham Wines. Due to his father's illness, Penn returns, but the problems are still there. Kurt, on the other hand, suffers from PTSD due to an incident in his past and he has his difficulties with his brother Ethan, who actually wants the best for him but sometimes oversteps the mark. I thought it was great how the problems are addressed openly here. It makes the story feel very authentic. I also loved Penn's open approach to Kurt's PTSD, I loved him for it. Kurt and Penn take things slowly when they meet again after a brief, intense first encounter. It was wonderful to watch their relationship develop. They are really cute and sexy together and you can tell from the beginning that the chemistry is there. I love books with such great characters!

Gary Furlong has done a brilliant job as narrator. He has made a wonderful book even better by bringing the characters to life with all their emotions. He reads in a varied and entertaining way and is a pleasure to listen to.

Highly recommended!

Pinot & Pineapple Lumps is available in audiobook, e-book and paperback formats.