Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Event planner Levi Goode is positioned to inherit the newly vacated throne, becoming the in-demand party planner for Wilde City’s elite. Years of hard work and perseverance are finally paying off as Levi lands his next big fish, working with socialite Julia Freeman-Kingsley. Distracted by work and dealing with his head strong mother, an ex-Vegas-showgirl suffering from debilitating health issues, Levi has his hands full. Time for love or even the occasional one-night stand, is one aspect of life Levi hasn’t been able to master.
Sparks of interest fly during a chance meeting with a paramedic called to the aid of his mother, and thanks to Ruby’s meddling, Levi finds himself on a movie-date with the handsome Paramedic Jake. Personal and professional worlds collide when Levi realizes his new love interest is actually Jake Freeman, estranged brother to his brand new client. Discovering the man of his dreams already has a boyfriend, leaves Levi stunned realizing any hopes he had for something more with Jake were never going to be anything more than wishful thinking.
Struggling to downshift his expectations and remain friends with Jake while continuing to work closely with Julia quickly consumes all of his time and attention. Wondering if there will ever be a special someone to love him, is where Levi’s love story begins.
I love Ethan Day and am always happy to dive into one of his stories or in this case listen. I missed Love Me Tomorrow when it first came out but the audiobook version is a real delight. Not only do you get Ethan Day’s romantic comedy but you get the wonderful narration of Jason Frazier who never hits a wrong note here.
Once again, Ethan Day throws us into a story with a multitude of grand characters (love Miss Ruby), two men with lives that couldn’t be more different and yet so similar in ways. One 911 call and its a meeting of the hearts and a slow burn romance that off on its snail’s pace start.
Levi knows from the minute he stares frozen into those gorgeous blue eyes, he’s done for. That EMT has touched something deep inside him, made a connection. That feeling continues throughout no matter what happens. That bond is strong. And the reader believes in it with the same strength of emotion that Levi does.
It take Jake a bit longer to get past his denial. Day never forgets to leave out the heartbreak and mess that is life.
For some readers, I will note that yes, there’s a contemporary romance “no” here. To misquote Jimmy Carter, I cheated in my heart sort of thing going on. Both men mention that they find it reprehensible yet feel drawn to each other.
Totally human and understandable. It happens. And the way Day lets the issue work its way out seems human, if a bit too tiring. No that’s not the word but irksome perhaps. Jake’s handling of the matter proved a little problematic for me in that he seemed to let others do the real heavy work for him. I don’t know. But it seems its his sister making the hard conversations and Jake doing the soft followup. That’s what I found troubling. Anywhoo.
The surrounding cast members are outstanding. From the sister and husband, to Levi’s employees and mother, each and everyone is a memorable character and important element in the story. And voiced superbly byJason Frazier.
The narrator makes this book just fly by and I will eagerly seek out more stories narrated by him.
I loved the epilogue. It’s typical Ethan Day. Our guys get their HEA just as they should. Its lovely. I absolutely recommend Love Me Tomorrow by Ethan Day and Jason Frazier (Narrator). If you adore contemporary romance and love to listen to audiobooks, add this one to your must listen to list.
Audiobook Cover: I like the cover but feel the models look too much alike.
Sales Links: Audible
Published May 31st 2018 by Ethan Day (first published March 11th 2015)