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Will bookish magic, an adorable dog, and a little assistance from their friends, help Brett and Rory realize the world is what you make of it? That a chance at happiness is something to be seized, not tossed aside? After the death of his partner, Brett Tanner never thought he’d love again, it was too much to ask, or want. Until Rory stumbles into his bookstore one evening a Will bookish magic, an adorable dog, and a little assistance from their friends, help Brett and Rory realize the world is what you make of it? That a chance at happiness is something to be seized, not tossed aside? After the death of his partner, Brett Tanner never thought he’d love again, it was too much to ask, or want. Until Rory stumbles into his bookstore one evening awakening his heart. But, is it too much? Is he betraying his first love by finding himself attracted to the sexy, but socially awkward, younger man? Love Limited Edition is the first in the Home in Hollyridge series, it's a dual POV about a younger man trying to find his way and an older widower who needs to start living his life again. 2-hour LGBT short read,17,500 words. Originally published in the anthology, Between the Covers.


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Will bookish magic, an adorable dog, and a little assistance from their friends, help Brett and Rory realize the world is what you make of it? That a chance at happiness is something to be seized, not tossed aside? After the death of his partner, Brett Tanner never thought he’d love again, it was too much to ask, or want. Until Rory stumbles into his bookstore one evening a Will bookish magic, an adorable dog, and a little assistance from their friends, help Brett and Rory realize the world is what you make of it? That a chance at happiness is something to be seized, not tossed aside? After the death of his partner, Brett Tanner never thought he’d love again, it was too much to ask, or want. Until Rory stumbles into his bookstore one evening awakening his heart. But, is it too much? Is he betraying his first love by finding himself attracted to the sexy, but socially awkward, younger man? Love Limited Edition is the first in the Home in Hollyridge series, it's a dual POV about a younger man trying to find his way and an older widower who needs to start living his life again. 2-hour LGBT short read,17,500 words. Originally published in the anthology, Between the Covers.

30 review for Love - Limited Edition

  1. 5 out of 5

    Shelby

    DNF @ 20%. The blurb describes this as a "2-hour LGBT short read", but with the massive lack of proper punctuation, it would have taken me well over that to read it. I was re-reading sentences two and three times to figure out what the intent of the sentence was. The few times he'd dated his boyfriends, if you could call them that, had always tried to change him. At first I was like, why wouldn't you be dating your boyfriends? That seems redundant. But, it should read as the few times he'd dated, DNF @ 20%. The blurb describes this as a "2-hour LGBT short read", but with the massive lack of proper punctuation, it would have taken me well over that to read it. I was re-reading sentences two and three times to figure out what the intent of the sentence was. The few times he'd dated his boyfriends, if you could call them that, had always tried to change him. At first I was like, why wouldn't you be dating your boyfriends? That seems redundant. But, it should read as the few times he'd dated, his boyfriend, if you could call them that [...] Rory shook himself out of his reverie quickly moving to grab the door handle before it fully shut [...] I've read Elle Keaton before, and I don't really her being that much of a miser with commas. I should have known better, as my general rule of thumb is to avoid MM books with dogs on the cover, as they typically end up being the only good thing about the book. Did he shake himself out of his reverie quickly, or did he quickly move to grab the door?

  2. 4 out of 5

    Erth

    This is a sweet and fluffy little story. It only takes about an hour tops to read. I really liked both Brett and Rory as MCs. The lazy dog stole the show, of course. There were a few editing errors, but not enough to take away from the enjoyment of the story.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Rach

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This was part of Between the Covers Anthology 2019. It is a short story book. My rating is 3.5. Our two main characters are Rory who is socially awkward who is currently living in Seattle but is originally from Hollyridge. He is a artist and works in a coffee shop and Brett who owns a bookshop in Hollyridge and has lost his partner. Rory and Brett meet in the bookshop and form a instant connection forms. They both have to get over certain issues in their lives to come together. We have plenty of This was part of Between the Covers Anthology 2019. It is a short story book. My rating is 3.5. Our two main characters are Rory who is socially awkward who is currently living in Seattle but is originally from Hollyridge. He is a artist and works in a coffee shop and Brett who owns a bookshop in Hollyridge and has lost his partner. Rory and Brett meet in the bookshop and form a instant connection forms. They both have to get over certain issues in their lives to come together. We have plenty of secondary characters including Lucille, Brett’s dog (who is a instant hit in the book). I also liked that the issue with Rory’s parents was miscommunication rather than them being awful parents. I love the way Elle writes her places where are characters live. The only issue I had with the book is which why I am giving it a 3.5 rating was the connection felt to instant but maybe that was because it was a short story instead of a full novel so there wasn’t as much time to give to our characters. It didn’t stop me reading the book and it is light hearted short read. I received a ARC for an objection review.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Andi

    2.5 rounded up

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lexy

    I thought that this book was good

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ami

    2.5 stars A bit too insta-lovey for me. But hey, there's dog on the cover, and there's dog in the story. Plus it's actually short. At least it doesn't take too much time to read it 2.5 stars A bit too insta-lovey for me. But hey, there's dog on the cover, and there's dog in the story. Plus it's actually short. At least it doesn't take too much time to read it

  7. 5 out of 5

    Relly

    Cute 3.5 stars This is a feel good cute story. I liked both Rory and Brett who each have their own hang ups, Brett just hides his better than Rory. I liked Rory’s family and the depiction of them struggling to communicate and find common ground. His parents were trying their best to find a way to connect with Rory and Rory was too angry to see it. It was nice to see them get a chance.

  8. 5 out of 5

    BlissReads

    Unfortunately forgettable. Sadly underdeveloped. Cardboard characters with potential.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Bárbara

    Wow, this was a charming story. Not only the love story between the MCs was adorable and gentle and moving, but also, the entire supporting cast was amazing. And, of course, doggos are always a plus.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ed Davis

    I enjoyed this book . It was sweet and I wish it had been a little longer. I’ll have to check out some more in this series.

  11. 5 out of 5

    George

    4 Stars How could anyone not like a novel with a beautiful big dog featured on its cover and wonderful MCs like Rory Hoyle and Brett Tanner? Add to that, Rory’s naivety about MM romance novels when he asks if authors actually write books and romance between red and green M&Ms, and I was completely hooked. Brett, a widower, owns Lazy Dog Books on Main Street in Rory’s home town of Hollyridge, the town Rory had abandoned years before to live in Seattle. Lucille, the “awesome, goofy, excited” black l 4 Stars How could anyone not like a novel with a beautiful big dog featured on its cover and wonderful MCs like Rory Hoyle and Brett Tanner? Add to that, Rory’s naivety about MM romance novels when he asks if authors actually write books and romance between red and green M&Ms, and I was completely hooked. Brett, a widower, owns Lazy Dog Books on Main Street in Rory’s home town of Hollyridge, the town Rory had abandoned years before to live in Seattle. Lucille, the “awesome, goofy, excited” black lab on the cover brings them together on the rare occasion Rory is home to visit his parents. With great secondary characters such as Skylar (Rory’s boss in a Seattle coffee shop) who tells Rory, “Subtle doesn’t get a person anywhere…Subtle is medically proven to cause loneliness”, and Rory’s most stand offish Seattle roommate, Jeff, the only thing to criticize is that Elle Keaton’s novella is just too short.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie

    4 Stars Brett and Rory were both likable, sweet guys and they had amazing chemistry and were smoking hot together. Their relationship is pretty insta, but it worked for them. This was a sweet, low angst, feel good story. It was well-written and flowed well, and being on the shorter side, I blew right through it in just an afternoon. I loved not only Brett and Rory, but Rory’s parents, as well as both Rory and Brett’s friends, who were all a great support system for them. This was an enjoyable qui 4 Stars Brett and Rory were both likable, sweet guys and they had amazing chemistry and were smoking hot together. Their relationship is pretty insta, but it worked for them. This was a sweet, low angst, feel good story. It was well-written and flowed well, and being on the shorter side, I blew right through it in just an afternoon. I loved not only Brett and Rory, but Rory’s parents, as well as both Rory and Brett’s friends, who were all a great support system for them. This was an enjoyable quick and easy read that I can’t recommend enough and I can’t wait to see whose story is up next! **borrowed from Amazon via KU**

  13. 4 out of 5

    Cindi

    2.5 stars. Just a little too short and rushed for me. I couldn't get a feel for either Rory or Brett. 2.5 stars. Just a little too short and rushed for me. I couldn't get a feel for either Rory or Brett.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Candice

    This didn't even read like an Elle Keaton story. Disappointed. This didn't even read like an Elle Keaton story. Disappointed.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tena

    3.5 stars - This one is much softer or simpler than others that I've read from this author. If you're looking for something with little to no angst or tension, this is a sweet option. 3.5 stars - This one is much softer or simpler than others that I've read from this author. If you're looking for something with little to no angst or tension, this is a sweet option.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Samuel Alexander

    I wanted to connect with this story but couldn’t. It’s short sweet but the romance never seemed to develop. Even by insta-love standards, it didn’t have enough oomph to be a fast romance. Rory is a struggling artist who can’t seem to connect with his parents. After a visit that leaves him feeling down, he goes for a walk and passes a book store where he meets Brett and so begins the love story. It’s your standard fare for a short story but instead of being jammed with the most pertinent of infor I wanted to connect with this story but couldn’t. It’s short sweet but the romance never seemed to develop. Even by insta-love standards, it didn’t have enough oomph to be a fast romance. Rory is a struggling artist who can’t seem to connect with his parents. After a visit that leaves him feeling down, he goes for a walk and passes a book store where he meets Brett and so begins the love story. It’s your standard fare for a short story but instead of being jammed with the most pertinent of information since it’s not a long read, it still reads like a normal length novel. Like there’s going to be more time for the story to develop but there isn’t. The book started to lose me when Rory ran away because Brett mentioned something about not being ready to jump back into the dating pool since his partner died two years ago. This is the first time they met. You’ve been introduced to his friends. Are we really insinuating that a first meet, not even a date, can only lead to a relationship and since that’s maybe, not actually, but maybe not on the table even a budding friendship is now off the books? Sit there, stay, and enjoy the wine. Who cares if you never even meet again, enjoy yourself. I dunno but I felt triggered by the assumption a first meet had to lead to a relationship before even considering organising a first real date. Rory is almost thirty surely he could be a bit more of a rational adult about it. Especially when there is free wine. Who leaves behind free wine? Then there was the bit where Rory was like I should say no but my answer is yes. Then at the end of the conversation, he says I’ll need some time to think about it. Sigh. You just said yes. Commit to the yes. Another reason I failed to connect with the characters is that they didn’t interact with any of the side characters. Didn’t talk to them at all beyond passing time so the two main characters could talk. So I don’t know much about either of their personalities beyond how they feel for each other. Skylar was pretty vibrant and fun but I have no clue how their friendship with Rory stands because, beyond the coffee bar, they didn’t have much page time. They could’ve had loads of conversations at the coffee bar over the weeks Brett spent looking for him, and the same with Brett and his friends at the winery. A chapter or two was needed to dig into them to make the payoff of the relationship bigger and give the readers more insight as to who they are outside of the romance. Even with that added it still would’ve been a short read. The same with Jeff. I’m 73 percent into a short story and this character who I know Rory avoids like the plague, is somehow really important, but only for a few paragraphs. I read the blurb for book two and he features in book two so this, albeit late in the book, was the chance to let him shine and really interact with Rory. However, it was mostly glossed over to skip to the mushy 'but you have me' stuff. It felt like a missed opportunity to set up book two and to join the two characters. Mostly because that was it. He doesn’t feature in the end of this book either so why bother with this undeveloped slice that just slows down an already short book. This was also something that could’ve been dealt with while Brett was trying to find him. The housemate and the Skylar friendship could’ve been developed under the guise of developing Rory’s character but also simultaneously setting up that they are important to the overall series. Just not yet. There’s more but ultimately there wasn’t enough development for me to dig into this story. And it’s on the longer end of the spectrum for short stories so it definitely had the page time to do it. It felt slow and I’m not used to shorter stories feeling slow. If you’re looking for a light, slightly fluffy, sweet romance then this book will fill that need. With a perfect HEA to seal the deal. But if you really want to connect with the characters this book might not work for you.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sadonna

    This review and much more can be found at Love Bytes Reviews Rory is visiting his parents in his hometown of Hollyridge at the holidays, but he’s not having a great time. He doesn’t feel like his parents understand him at all – not the gay, not his art, not his job as a barista in Seattle. He really needs a break so he walks downtown from their house – minus his coat. He happens upon a bookstore that definitely wasn’t there the last time he was in town. It’s got an adorable sign with a dog and u This review and much more can be found at Love Bytes Reviews Rory is visiting his parents in his hometown of Hollyridge at the holidays, but he’s not having a great time. He doesn’t feel like his parents understand him at all – not the gay, not his art, not his job as a barista in Seattle. He really needs a break so he walks downtown from their house – minus his coat. He happens upon a bookstore that definitely wasn’t there the last time he was in town. It’s got an adorable sign with a dog and upon entering, he meets said dog 🙂 He also meets the handsome and kind owner, Brett. He’s not sure what to do with all this, but he somehow manages to invite himself along with Brett to walk his dog. He also ends up having dinner with Brett and his friends who own a winery. But as the evening wears on, Brett shares that he’s a widower and his husband passed away a couple of years before. Unsure how to process this news, Rory leaves and ends up heading back to Seattle. Brett (and his friends) are bit dismayed that Rory is gone and that Brett wasn’t able to explain where he is in his life now. But Brett does make a connection with Rory’s mother and he comes up with a plan to be convince Rory that he’s ready to move on with his life and he’d like to get to know Rory better. It’s a pretty good plan and it works quite well. 😀 This was really a cute story! I loved Rory and Brett and even Brett’s dog, Lucille. I also really like the relationship aspect of Rory’s parents and their realization that they can have more of a connection with their only son. There are also some additional repercussions to Rory and Brett’s budding relationship that really made this a winning story that would be too spoilery to share here, but suffice to say that Family is what you make it. Delightful short story that provides a happy ending and some sweet and sexy moments along the way. Recommended.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lena Grey

    “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Zu Rory Hoyle, of ‘Love: Limited Edition’ by Elle Keaton, thinks he is a disappointment to his parents. As much as he hates to admit it, he feels the same way. Rory has no sense of direction until he wanders into a local bookstore where meets Brett Tanner and his dog Lucille. Suddenly his path seems clearer; he wants to get to know the handsome man who owns the shop. Rory moved to Seattle to es “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Zu Rory Hoyle, of ‘Love: Limited Edition’ by Elle Keaton, thinks he is a disappointment to his parents. As much as he hates to admit it, he feels the same way. Rory has no sense of direction until he wanders into a local bookstore where meets Brett Tanner and his dog Lucille. Suddenly his path seems clearer; he wants to get to know the handsome man who owns the shop. Rory moved to Seattle to escape the confines of the small town where he grew up. In one of his rare visits home, he and his parents get into another argument about their inability to understand his passion for art, wanting to know when he is going to get a “real” job. In a fit of anger, Rory rushes out of the door, not sure where he is headed, except away from their criticism. In his blind flight he happens upon a bookstore that he has never seen before named The Lazy Dog. Curious, Rory walks in, only to be greeted by a lazy dog, stretched out on the floor. While chatting with the dog, a voice behind him asks if he needs help. When Rory turns toward the voice, he sees one of the most handsome men he has ever met – the store owner, Brett Tanner. Brett’s husband died two years ago but he has yet to dive back into the dating pool. When he meets Rory, he is intrigued. Full of regret Brett tells Rory that he is closing and needs to take Lucille for a walk. Not wanting to go home yet, Rory asks if he can come along. As they walk, they get to know each other. After their walk, they go to a winery run by friends of Brett’s who are delighted to see Brett there with another man. He feels a connection with Rory, but Brett isn’t sure he is ready to call it dating. During Rory’s visit, they spend a lot of time together, but when Rory leaves, they don’t exchange numbers. This is an endearing story about two lonely men who find what they have been missing in each other. Of course, Lucille deserves a lot of credit for playing matchmaker. Thanks, Elle, for the sweet story.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Maryann Kafka

    Rory Hoyle made his decision to move from the small town of Hollyridge to Seattle, hoping for a better future. He works at a coffee shop but his artistry is his main priority. He’s returned home to visit his parents but they still don’t see eye-to-eye on Rory’s choices. Brett Tanner has moved to the small town of Hollyridge, after a tragedy and has isolated himself to a certain degree. He has a wonderful companion Lucille, owns the Lazy Dog Book shop and has a few friends. While Rory is walking o Rory Hoyle made his decision to move from the small town of Hollyridge to Seattle, hoping for a better future. He works at a coffee shop but his artistry is his main priority. He’s returned home to visit his parents but they still don’t see eye-to-eye on Rory’s choices. Brett Tanner has moved to the small town of Hollyridge, after a tragedy and has isolated himself to a certain degree. He has a wonderful companion Lucille, owns the Lazy Dog Book shop and has a few friends. While Rory is walking off his anger he starts to take in all the familiar places in the small town. The Lazy Dog Book shop catches his eye and for some magical reason he enters the store. Even though Rory feels clumsy the meeting between him and Brett seems to be a nice connection, but they both have issues that they have to work through. Besides Rory and Brett, Elle gives us some wonderful secondary characters in Rory’s parents,Audrey and William Hoyle. Even with misunderstandings they were trying to be helpful in their own way and it was nice to see how the issues were worked out between them. She really impressed me with Brett who wasn’t afraid to approach Rory’s parents and also helps to get Audrey involved in PFLAG. Then there’s Dag, Jaime, Daisy and Skylar who made the story delightful along with the lovable Lucille. Elle Keaton delivers a very well written, easy to read, love story. It’s a feel good story about a small town and just a few good reasons to live there.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Deirdre

    3.7 Stars Lazy Love and Loneliness I've seen lots of Bookstore cats, but never a Bookstore dog. Since I'm a Bookaholic and dog lover this book ticked many of my boxes. It wasn't a long book - a novella actually. This is a family drama and the story of a widowed man. When a couple have a change of life baby there are some definite generational conflicts and misunderstandings. Sometimes there is a need for a mediator to bridge the divide. Being alone after the death of a partner sometimes required a 3.7 Stars Lazy Love and Loneliness I've seen lots of Bookstore cats, but never a Bookstore dog. Since I'm a Bookaholic and dog lover this book ticked many of my boxes. It wasn't a long book - a novella actually. This is a family drama and the story of a widowed man. When a couple have a change of life baby there are some definite generational conflicts and misunderstandings. Sometimes there is a need for a mediator to bridge the divide. Being alone after the death of a partner sometimes required a change of location and / or profession - a fresh start. It's nice having a dog for many reasons: loving companionship, being forced to get out for walks, and he is always a conversation starter. You can't brood and be self absorbed if you have a friendly dog that encourages you to interact with others. It was an accompanied dog walk that got his attention. The fact that it was a younger man flattered his ego to have a handsome man showing a decided interest in him. But it also scared him too. Working as a coffee shop employee is not the idea job at least in the eyes of others, but if you actually enjoy it and are good at it - what do the opinions of others matter? Why does it bother you? Initially I felt conflicting emotions about this novella, but eventually I ended up enjoying it.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Anne Barwell

    I love small town romances, and the atmosphere in this story hit all the right spots. The descriptions are fabulous, and I especially loved the bookshop and the wine tasting bar. Lazy Dog Books is a perfect name for a bookshop as it invokes everything a friendly small town bookshop should be. I also loved Lucille, the dog that inspired the name. The characters drew me into the story immediately, and I was invested in Brett and Rory both as a couple who are interested in each other at first sight, I love small town romances, and the atmosphere in this story hit all the right spots. The descriptions are fabulous, and I especially loved the bookshop and the wine tasting bar. Lazy Dog Books is a perfect name for a bookshop as it invokes everything a friendly small town bookshop should be. I also loved Lucille, the dog that inspired the name. The characters drew me into the story immediately, and I was invested in Brett and Rory both as a couple who are interested in each other at first sight, and as individuals. I really liked the family vibe of this story, and how although it’s Brett and Rory’s story, it’s very much about them reconnecting with their families too. The epilogue made me happy, especially the scene that gives the story its title. The supporting cast come across as very real, and have quirky personalities of their own. I especially liked Jaime and Dag, and Skylar is wonderfully colourful. Audrey grew on me as the story progressed, as did Jeff, who I hope gets his own HEA. I loved this cute feel good story about love, bookshops, and a dog who is a character in her own right.

  22. 5 out of 5

    C.B.

    Sometimes, you have to step out of your comfort zone to restart your life! Rory, was an only child. His parents, were concerned he had no higher ambition to pursue a moneyed career. He felt, he was living below his personal expectations. But, he didn't know how to change it. He worked in a coffee shop and worked on his art, when he could. The coffee shop was his job and his art, was his passion. Rory, felt his parents didn't understand him. Brett, owned the Lazy Dog Books, bookstore. Lucille, wa Sometimes, you have to step out of your comfort zone to restart your life! Rory, was an only child. His parents, were concerned he had no higher ambition to pursue a moneyed career. He felt, he was living below his personal expectations. But, he didn't know how to change it. He worked in a coffee shop and worked on his art, when he could. The coffee shop was his job and his art, was his passion. Rory, felt his parents didn't understand him. Brett, owned the Lazy Dog Books, bookstore. Lucille, was Brett's dog whom he called the closest related to a slug. Brett was still grieving a little over the loss of his partner. He was slowly awakening to feelings. He was instantly attracted to Rory and it was reciprocated. They each had heavy luggage they were dragging through life. Is Brett ready to think of another man? Can Rory pause and get out of his own head? Will Rory give his parents a chance? Will Rory pursue his art? This was a slow sweet story that gave the reader time to get to know these two men. Nice story, well done. I received an ARC from Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Marion

    This is the story of Brett and Rory. Brett is a widower who lost his partner two years earlier. He has moved to town and open up his bookshop. He has books and friends. As he already had someone to love, Brett thinks that this is as good as life is going to get for him. Rory is a barista and artist who is living in Seattle. He is home to visit to parents and storms out to get away from them and his own thoughts. He feels like he is disappointment to them. After walking for awhile and freezing du This is the story of Brett and Rory. Brett is a widower who lost his partner two years earlier. He has moved to town and open up his bookshop. He has books and friends. As he already had someone to love, Brett thinks that this is as good as life is going to get for him. Rory is a barista and artist who is living in Seattle. He is home to visit to parents and storms out to get away from them and his own thoughts. He feels like he is disappointment to them. After walking for awhile and freezing due to his light coat, he spots the book store. One that he has never seen before and enters. That is why Rory and Brett first meet. Sensing that Rory really needs a friend, Brett and his dog invite him along on a walk. There is definite chemistry between Brett and Rory. Throw in some well meaning friends and you have all the ingredients to a really good love story. This is quick but enjoyable story. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  24. 4 out of 5

    sandy_tbd

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 4.5 stars rounded to 5. Because really, I just wanted more than what ended up on the page. This short read made me feel all warm and cozy. After a sweet meet-cute, Rory and Brett start to form a connection, with only slight hiccups along the way to their HEA. The hiccups - caused mainly by Brett's default emotional shields and Rory's inability to communicate as an adult with his parents - are few and easily overcome (mostly off-screen, unfortunately). Rory and Brett are just plain adorable, while 4.5 stars rounded to 5. Because really, I just wanted more than what ended up on the page. This short read made me feel all warm and cozy. After a sweet meet-cute, Rory and Brett start to form a connection, with only slight hiccups along the way to their HEA. The hiccups - caused mainly by Brett's default emotional shields and Rory's inability to communicate as an adult with his parents - are few and easily overcome (mostly off-screen, unfortunately). Rory and Brett are just plain adorable, while the secondary characters are well fleshed-out in the short amount of time they appear. (I really need Jeff and Skylar's story ASAP.) Oh, and there's a dog. A pretty awesome dog. Low angst, Low (but not absent) heat. Overall, a great way to spend a dreary afternoon. ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Belinda Zamora

    A wonderfully sweet story about the transformative and and healing power of love. Rory is so sweet, awkward and just so unsure about himself and life in general. Brett was so sure he could never find the love and happiness he had lost. He didn't count on Rory stumbling and charming his way into his heart. Rory's awkward nature and sweet disposition broke down Brett's barrier protecting his heart from further damage while Brett's stoic nature gave Rory the support he needed to grow and gain confidenc A wonderfully sweet story about the transformative and and healing power of love. Rory is so sweet, awkward and just so unsure about himself and life in general. Brett was so sure he could never find the love and happiness he had lost. He didn't count on Rory stumbling and charming his way into his heart. Rory's awkward nature and sweet disposition broke down Brett's barrier protecting his heart from further damage while Brett's stoic nature gave Rory the support he needed to grow and gain confidence in himself. I love how unapologetic Brett was about going after Rory once he realized he couldn't let him go and how that led to Rory's parents having a better understanding of who he is and how to be able to better support him. There was a healthy dose of humor along with a wonderfully charming small town sense of home.

  26. 5 out of 5

    ButtonsMom2003

    Audiobook Review: Overall – 5 Performance – 4 Story – 5 Short, sweet and cute! I'm a big fan of Elle Keaton's writing but I never made time to read this story when it first came out. I'm so glad that I got to listen to it as an audiobook. I've not listened to anything performed ty Kerr Lordygan before but I thought he did a pretty good job with this short story. While there wasn't a lot of time for character development, and this was sort of an insta-love situation, I thought the resulting story felt Audiobook Review: Overall – 5 Performance – 4 Story – 5 Short, sweet and cute! I'm a big fan of Elle Keaton's writing but I never made time to read this story when it first came out. I'm so glad that I got to listen to it as an audiobook. I've not listened to anything performed ty Kerr Lordygan before but I thought he did a pretty good job with this short story. While there wasn't a lot of time for character development, and this was sort of an insta-love situation, I thought the resulting story felt like it was much longer (in a good way) than it was. The two MCs were very sweet and I enjoyed how Rory was able to build a better relationship with his older parents thanks to Brett. A complimentary copy of this audiobook was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author and/or narrator.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Mari Cardenas

    4 Stars! Love: Limited Edition was a really enjoyable surprise! For it being such a short audiobook, barely 1 hour 37 minutes, it packs quite a bit of story and I wasn't left feeling cheated that I didn't get to know the characters as well as I would've liked, which is always a bonus. Brett and Rory were sweet together and despite it being pretty insta, it didn't feel forced. They had chemistry and fit well in each other lives. I loved that their story was pretty much angst-free and that even if i 4 Stars! Love: Limited Edition was a really enjoyable surprise! For it being such a short audiobook, barely 1 hour 37 minutes, it packs quite a bit of story and I wasn't left feeling cheated that I didn't get to know the characters as well as I would've liked, which is always a bonus. Brett and Rory were sweet together and despite it being pretty insta, it didn't feel forced. They had chemistry and fit well in each other lives. I loved that their story was pretty much angst-free and that even if it was fast, it was believable. I really liked Rory's parents and their acceptance of both Rory and Brett and how they practically adopted Rory's roommate when he needed them. Kerr Lordygan is a new-to-me narrator and I really liked his performance. His voice suited the story and Rory and Brett perfectly and I hope this isn't the last book I listen to him perform.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Danial

    An enjoyable book about finding love when you least expect it This story is told from two point of views. Rory returns to his hometown and meets Brett by accident. Brett is a widower. The two spend some time that day, walking Brett's dog and going for dinner. Brett then brings up how he doesn't think he is ready to date in order to push Rory away. Rory returns to Seattle. Brett eventually goes to Seattle to win Rory back. The two start a relationship and Rory returns to his hometown. I enjoyed th An enjoyable book about finding love when you least expect it This story is told from two point of views. Rory returns to his hometown and meets Brett by accident. Brett is a widower. The two spend some time that day, walking Brett's dog and going for dinner. Brett then brings up how he doesn't think he is ready to date in order to push Rory away. Rory returns to Seattle. Brett eventually goes to Seattle to win Rory back. The two start a relationship and Rory returns to his hometown. I enjoyed the pace of the story and did not find it dull at all. This is a short story, thus, I was able to read it quickly. Towards the end, Rory insinuates to what's going on between two other characters. So.... will we see another story soon? I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  29. 5 out of 5

    LateciaJ

    Finally got to read the first book in the series. Hollyridge got its own magic and it was a delight to meet some of the characters from the other stories. Rory a bright but troubled young man struggling to find his purpose is home visiting. He finds himself wondering upon a bookstore and meets the owner Brett and his sweet lazy dog Lucille. There is an instant connection. To be a novella, this is sort of a slow burn but is really a sweet romance. Rory and Brett are decent and lovely men you can Finally got to read the first book in the series. Hollyridge got its own magic and it was a delight to meet some of the characters from the other stories. Rory a bright but troubled young man struggling to find his purpose is home visiting. He finds himself wondering upon a bookstore and meets the owner Brett and his sweet lazy dog Lucille. There is an instant connection. To be a novella, this is sort of a slow burn but is really a sweet romance. Rory and Brett are decent and lovely men you can fall in love with. They both have emotional baggage they need to overcome and since they really connected both are willing to make their newfound relationship work. I absolutely loved the ending. 5 STARS!!! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kkhmonrai

    I enjoyed this sweet, quick read about Rory and Brett. Rory lives in Seattle, but is home visiting his parents. He feels they don't understand his goals in life (art) and he is angry and disappointed. He stalks out and while wandering the town, steps into The Lazy Dog Bookstore. There he meets the older Brett, who has lost a partner and is not sure he is ready to love again. There is an instant attraction between them, but due to their issues, love does not come swiftly or easily. I loved these I enjoyed this sweet, quick read about Rory and Brett. Rory lives in Seattle, but is home visiting his parents. He feels they don't understand his goals in life (art) and he is angry and disappointed. He stalks out and while wandering the town, steps into The Lazy Dog Bookstore. There he meets the older Brett, who has lost a partner and is not sure he is ready to love again. There is an instant attraction between them, but due to their issues, love does not come swiftly or easily. I loved these two sweet characters and how they came together with the help of friends...and a lazy labrador. I also appreciated that Rory and his parents healed their relationship, too. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving this honest review.

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