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Resonance

(Village Love 0.5)

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3.49  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Book 0.5 in Village Love series.

Resonance: The quality in a sound. The power to evoke enduring emotions. Sometimes one can result in the other.

Rick Brandt would never have said he was claustrophobic; after all he’s been in plenty of enclosed spaces in his job as the village’s only handyman cum gardener. He even squeezed into a disused coal chute to rescue a trapped dog
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Kindle Edition, 43 pages
Published October 25th 2015 by Finally Love Press
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Meep
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie-fic
This is 'okay' due to the length, it's not 'bad' but any more and I'd have dnf'd.

The surprise mentioned is not at all what I expected and the reveal left me a bit uncomfortable, without there being anything overtly offensive about it there's still that hint of something that felt off to me.

It's out of sequence, the beginning had me rechecking the blurb but it then flashes to 6hours earlier telling how they got to there, then beyond. And there's the other problem I had it
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Alex Jane
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
I loved this story. It actually took me a little by surprise that I became so invested in the characters so quickly, but as always, Lillian's writing style drew me in and hooked me. Combining the sensual scenes and the 'two worlds colliding' it made for a wonderful story. I really hope this is just the beginning for Rick and Mal.
Sandra
This was not bad, but I was excepting something else and I think it just caught me at the wrong time. You have to understand, I love MM romance where one of the MC's has a disability of some kind or is in some way 'other' from the typical handsome MC. So when I read the blurb I was soooo excited, imaging Mal was in a wheelchair, or perhaps scarred/disfigured in some way, or maybe overweight or just plain unattractive. But alas, twas not to be (view spoiler) ...more
Clare
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: keeper
This was sexy and sweet, a lovely example of how Ms Francis draws her characters so vividly, in shorter as well as longer books. Written from Rick’s point of view, it showcases his believably masculine character, often lusty but immediately sympathetic.
Mal the radiographer is nervous in front of a new lover but confident enough to make the first move. How refreshing to have the town/country divide in their background and nationalities, not just in the scenery LOL.
There was much more to en
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Shandra
Hospitals are the least sexy places on the planet Earth, yet Lillian Francis managed to make Rick's meeting with Mal a real heart-stopper. I've had MRIs myself before and panicked over the feeling of being trapped; Mal speaking on and on at Rick for the whole forty-five minute procedure was beyond endearing to me.

A person's voice often sets up an idea of how that individual should look in the listener's mind. Rick experienced a shock I could utterly empathize with when he realized he'd pictured
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Karen
I consider this a prologue to Resistance and include it in that book's rating. The overall story becomes a sweet slice of some of the best sides of British village life, and a lovely intro to a series.
Grace
Jan 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm-smut, mm-romance
Short and sexy and sweet. Definitely a book meant to wet your appetite for the next in the series. Liked the premise.
Stephen
I freely admit I'm an Anglophile. I love Christie's Marple mysteries for the way that they evoke a village life that is now past and can only be found in fiction. (Perhaps it only ever was. )

This novella cum short story has a lot of that same appeal. It's well crafted and there are polished facets that make it a gem of a story.

The title "Resonance" and the MRI struck a nice chord that was carried through in any number of other ways. The tale of a young blue collar bloke from a traditional vill
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Daniel Mitton
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Originally reviewed for Love Bytes Reviews with a copy provided by the publisher / author for an honest review.)

I really enjoyed this short story prelude. The details of the MRI made me chuckle, because they were so spot on. It appears that MRIs in the UK follow the exact same pattern as here in the US. I have to have them regularly, and every step of the way through the process was like she was reading my mind. I remember that panic attack the first time I had one as well. Great jo
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Stella ╰☆╮╰☆╮
Resonance is the first story I read by Lillian Francis. It’s a short, just forty pages, but I soon liked the author style. I found myself captured and curious about Rick and the guy behind the voice who is helping Rick with a panic attack during a MRI scan on his shoulder.

The short was a beautiful surprise especially cause it is very detailed in the writing, an almost unique trait. Characters well delined, medical procedures well explained and an intrigued atmosphere. I truly felt my
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Mari  Cardenas
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is short, sexy and sweet. An amazing set-up for the next book in the series. I definitely recommend reading this one first, or you might feel a tad lost with Resistance as I did.
Tailtiu
Oct 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: free
3,5☆ More please...
PaperMoon
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Too cute and adorable.
Melanie S
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
A little jewel of a book. A tale of falling in love told with sweetness, compassion, and hope. More sensual than sexual, laced through with exquisite descriptive detail and gentle good humor. That the characters involved are gay and male diminishes none of the appeal; this story will resonate with anyone who has taken the risk of falling in love. This is now on my "Re-read" list.
jules0623
Sweet story!
Alisa
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zz-2016, m-m-read
This didn't catch my attention. I skimmed part of it and then didn't immediately write a review and now 3-4 days later I literally can't remember what it was about. So.....just meh I guess.
Idamus
Oct 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
Sequel please :-)
Kaa
A free copy of the book was provided by the author. A review was not required.

I had a couple issues with this short story.

First, Rick's reaction to Mal was pretty awful, so I hated that Mal ended up being the one to apologize. Frankly, he had every right to be upset about what Rick was saying/implying.

Second, the writing style wasn't great. I didn't like the use of first person here, because it didn't sound realistic to me. There was also a tendency to over-describe thing
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Aussie54
Jun 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, free-read
I’d downloaded this back in June 2016, and didn’t finish it, as I just didn’t like Rick’s voice. I’m also not a fan of sex at first meeting. This time around, the two sequels were discounted, and I bought them, not remembering I’d tried this series before. So I re-read, managing to get to the end, hoping I’ll like the story enough to get through the next two books. This prequel gets 2 stars, rounded up to *** ...more
Andrea (Catsos Person) is a Compulsive eBook Hoarder
NTS:

1) Read this before book #1 Resistance.

2) This is good for Ultimate Challenge as this is 38p and takes place in England.
N.
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was okay.

At least my brain is ready to try another novel now.
Roro
Aug 05, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5
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Lillian Francis is an English writer who likes to dabble in many genres but always seems to return to the here and now.
Her name may imply a grand dame in pink chiffon and lace, but Lillian is more at home in jeans, Converse, and the sort of T-shirts that often need explaining to the populous at large but will get a fist bump at Comic-Con. Lillian is a self-confessed geek who likes nothing mo
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