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"This sweet gay contemporary hits the spot."

Their collections may clash but their hearts are a perfect match.

Moving to eclectic New Hope, Pennsylvania, and running The Beautiful Things Shoppe is a dream come true for elegant and reserved fine arts dealer Prescott J. Henderson. He never agreed to share the space with Danny Roman, an easygoing extrovert who collects retro toys and colorful knickknacks.

And yet here they are, trapped together in the quaint shop as they scramble to open in time for New Hope’s charming Winter Festival.

Danny has spent years leading with his heart instead of his head. The Beautiful Things Shoppe is his chance to ground himself and build something permanent and joyful. The last thing he needs is an uptight snob who doesn’t appreciate his whimsy occupying half his shop.

It’s only when two of New Hope’s historic landmarks - each as different as Danny and Prescott - are threatened that a tentative alliance forms. And with it, the first blush of romance. Suddenly, running The Beautiful Things Shoppe together doesn’t seem so bad…until Danny’s secret threatens to ruin it all.

Seasons of New Hope
Book 1: The Hideaway Inn
Book 2: The Beautiful Things Shoppe

Carina Adores is home to modern, romantic love stories where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters.

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  • Queen of Halloween
  • 04-02-2021

All the Feels!

This book is extremely well-written and narrated. It is hilariously funny, interesting, and has a believable plot with likable characters. Highly recommend!

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  • William Bennage
  • 23-02-2021

Loved it

can not believe this love story take place in Pennsylvania in the state I was born and raised wow

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  • Alan
  • 21-04-2021

Funny and sweet odd-couple romance!

Fussy antiques dealer, Prescott J. Henderson, is horrified to find himself sharing shop space with retro collectible-kitsch dealer, Danny Roman. This lovely odd-couple / enemies-to-lovers romance is low on angst and high on sweetness. There are some delightful small-town characters, a villainous snob, and plenty of petty and serious squabbles to keep things interesting. Ultimately this is a feel-good character study of two very different people from very different backgrounds - no spoilers but I loved how both weren’t exactly what they seemed to be. Consummate narrators, Michael Dean and Kale Williams, provide a great contrasting voices for the characters!

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  • KSC
  • 29-03-2021

Just wonderful!

What a sweet, lighthearted, HEA audiobook! Thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend. It's not often we get the privilege of dual narration from favorites Michael Dean and Kale Williams either. So take advantage!

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