Beneath the famous Brooklyn landmark, love is hidden but not denied: All his life, Alexi Kharpov has dreamed of traveling to unknown exciting places instead of working at his family’s frozen custard stand on the famous Coney Island boardwalk. Every year is the same until a gorgeous man picks a spot in front of his stand to sing, captivating him with his beautiful voice. After two summers of listening, it might finally be time for him to cross that boardwalk and take a chance.
Opera singer Cameron Maxwell has traveled the world, but the sight of the beautiful man serving custard to tourists touches his heart like nothing ever has before. A summer fling might be exactly what he needs to put his problems out of his mind, but the last thing Cam expects is to want the summer to last forever.
It’s a season of discovery for both men who learn to dig deep within their heads and hearts to decide whether secrets old and new should remain buried, or if love is too important to keep hidden under the boardwalk.
So I really enjoyed this book when I read it, I fell for these characters and loved their journey and I can honestly say that I enjoyed the audio version even more! Nick J Russo does a fantastic job bringing these characters and their story to life! I felt like he really delivers on the accents and different personalities and just absolutely nailed it for me. This was everything I look for in an audio book, delivering so much emotion that I just didn’t want it to end.
I’ve been a Felice Stevens fan for quite a while now, she writes these amazing swoony loving stories and now I’m a Nick J Russo fan for bringing them to life in a whole new way. This isn’t a long book but it’s great and if you’re looking for a quick, make your heart so freaking happy audio book, I highly recommend Under the Boardwalk!
Original Book Review
Once again, Felice Stevens creates a sweet, loveable story that goes right to the heart! Under the Boardwalk is a touching story about two men who set out to enjoy a summer fling and end up with so much more! I absolutely adored Alexi and Cam and their journey together.
Alexi works in his father’s custard stand at the beach and every day wishes there was more in his life, he wants to travel and have new experiences. He notices the cute guy with the beautiful voice who sings on the boardwalk, but never has to guys to say hello. Cam just wants to sing, he’s traveled and seen the world and now just wants to sing. He lives his life in the present, and after watching the guy in the custard stand for a summer it’s time to make his move. A great summer fling is just what he wants. These two have instant chemistry together and while they both intend to keep it simple for the summer, real and deep feelings develop fast for Cam and Alexi.
These two are so perfect for each other, yes so very different but also so perfect. Cam comes from a loving, supportive and open family while Alexi’s Russian family is incredibly traditional. As the two spend time together, Alexi sees what it is like to be open about who he is and what he wants. I loved seeing that growth in him, really embracing who he is and having Cam by his side now matter what.
This is a shorter story, but Felice manages to pack a lot of story in there. I really felt for these two, all of the emotions as they figured it all out! There are sweet, tender swoony moments, hot passion and beautiful young love. Sure these two are tested, but their love is real. Both of these men grow together and find happiness in each other. Felice Stevens delivers another emotion packed story that just makes my heart so very happy!
I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, My characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love, but getting there is oh so fun and oh so sexy.
I live in New York City with my husband and two children. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass (or two of red wine). I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there are bound to be a few bumps along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.
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