Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
This audiobook release contains all three books in the Changing Plans series: Getting Off the Ground, Infinity Pools, and On the List. Charlie David does a nice job on the narration, however, he did not make the two MCs voices very distinctive so one has to listen to the content to be able to determine who is speaking when there are no dialogue tags. This makes for a bit of confusion, though the stories are each short and not terribly complex, so they are easy to follow.
In Getting Off the Ground, Elliot Chandler meets a sexy fellow traveler as they await their flight in what seems as if it’s going to be a snowed-in airport. Elliot is heading to Hawaii to go on his honeymoon—alone. Having been stood up at the altar, he decides to follow-through on his vacation plans—plans being the operative word. Elliot is a compulsive over-planner, always planning everything in his life out to the nth degree. So when his fiancé decides not to show at the altar, Elliot is going to take advantage of all the planning he did. Unfortunately, he didn’t plan for the snowstorm.
When the cute guy across the aisle, clad only in a Hawaiian-print shirt and no coat, engages him in conversation, the two hit it off immediately. By the time the flight is canceled, Elliot offers to share his hotel room with the stranger, Derek. Of course, Elliot has a room booked. As soon as he realized the flight might be canceled, he planned ahead and booked a room. The two fall into bed, literally and frequently, and Derek eventually convinces Elliot he should change his plans to tour Oahu and come with Derek to Maui instead. What looked to be an impossible feat happens and we end book one and begin book two, Infinity Pools—something Derek has at his home. Derek made his money in the dot com days and he and his partners are still involved in buying and selling IT businesses, app development, etc.
Book two is pretty much all sex with a bit of sightseeing thrown in. Honestly, it’s original LA Witt at her finest, but I’m pretty much past the point where sex is interesting for 75% of the book, so I was happy to see book two end, with the two lovebirds committed to each other, even though they’ve only known one another for a few weeks. So as book three opens, we find out that their long-distance relationship is still strong, and in fact, they have plans to get married.
The last book, On the List, involves some family-of-origin issues, mostly on Derek’s part, and the two men committing to each other no matter what life brings. Bottom line, this is an eight-hour audiobook that has a sweet romance, a lot of sex, and some nice Hawaiian scenery. It would be a great book to listen to while lying on a beach or passing time on any vacation, including a flight to Hawaii.
The cover features a beach scene in the lower panel with two men holding hands, and the upper panel features an airliner in a bright blue sky. The cover is bright and colorful and attention-getting.
Listening Length: 8 hours and 2 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Publisher: Lori Witt
Audible.com Release Date: November 24, 2016
Whispersync for Voice: Ready