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The Shipwreck

(Lavender Shores #4)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  463 ratings  ·  93 reviews
Lamont Price’s romance novels have been a hit for the past few years. With his gorgeous looks, kind heart, and tender disposition, Lamont is the darling of Lavender Shores. He’s the guy everyone wants to be their best friend, the guy everyone wants to protect. But even with his success and the love of his family, Lamont feels hidden from those around him. Maybe the first s ...more
Paperback, 311 pages
Published October 1st 2017 by Independently published (first published September 29th 2017)
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~

Hey, it's immortal Grey T-shirt Guy on the cover. WITHOUT A T-SHIRT! He'll never die.

I envisioned Lamont with someone sweet and giving. I'm not convinced Tyler was that man. I wasn't a fan of Tyler's backstory. It was weirdly idyllic, and that rang false.

I felt bad for Lamont. He didn't deserve the deceit by omission.

I also wanted more one on one time with Tyler's cock.

Like the other books in the series, this one's compulsively readable and has a glorious HEA.

I appreciated the slower bur
Nothing much to write about. I found this one ”bland” : the MCs, their relationship developing mostly over two days, or their inner thoughts.

I kept reading it because so far, I have liked this series, but ultimately, I was bored and the ending didn’t do much for improvement (view spoiler)
I love the symbolism of a shipwreck for this latest Lavender Shores story. In dreams, a shipwreck signifies a failure in life or a defeat. But it also means something important has not yet been realized and prompts the dreamer to reconsider their burdens and opportunities.

Lamont Price sees only the failures in his life. He's 45, single and writes M/F romance novels under a pseudonym (Ginger Peach). Lamont doesn't do hookups and hasn't had sex in years. "I saved sex for relationships. I didn’t ha
Nov 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtq
Another sweet romance - I enjoyed Lamont and Tyler and it was nice that they got their HEA. There’s a typical format to these stories and while I can almost plot the story after the first 20% I’m still a sucker for a light easy angst free read !
Kaje Harper
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comfort-reread, m-m
I really enjoyed this fake-relationship-to-real-romance story. Lamont has been a favorite character (no, not because he's a romance writer - in fact that occasionally gave me a twinge of over-familiarity) but because he's quiet, kind, shy, and can't do sex without having it mean something. But he's not some caricature - he's had a few relationships and encounters, he has family and friends, he's just self-sufficient with a tinge of lonely. The kind of guy primed to fall hard.

And Tyler, for whom
Originally reviewed at Sinfully.

The pretend boyfriend is always a fun trope for me and if anyone can use one it’s Lamont. When he meets cover model Tyler at a romance author convention and they get to talking, Lamont thinks that bringing Tyler home for a party is the perfect plan to get his overbearing, but well-meaning family off his back for a while. The last thing he wants is his family to set him up with someone again. The fact that Tyler is the most beautiful man he’s ever seen doesn’t hurt
Elaine White
Book – The Shipwreck (Lavender Shores #4)
Author – Rosalind Abel
Star rating - ★★★★★
No. of Pages – 311
Cover – Gorgeous!
POV – 1st person, dual POV
Would I read it again – YES!
Genre – LGBT, Contemporary, Romance

Reviewed for Divine Magazine

I was so thrilled to finally get Lamont's story in my hands that there aren't even the words for it. What the story did to me, however, is another matter entirely. I was totally not prepared for the snot-fest sobbin
BWT (Belen)

I love returning to Lavender Shores with it's interesting characters, but I've been particularly interested in Lamont's story since listening to him agree to hiring Tyler as his fake boyfriend at a family gathering rather than face his family's awkward, but well-meaning, attempts to get him matched up from the excerpt at the end of The Veranda.

From the moment I heard the plot I was sold. I love a good fake boyfriends turning to something real trope and I just had to know how quiet, almost-melts
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars Okay, I promised myself I wouldn’t start gushing over Lamont and Tyler, no matter how much I felt for them, particularly how I wanted to hug Lamont, and very possibly shedding tears. I said I wouldn’t fangirl over Rosalind Abel and my love for this series of erotic romances they’ve written. I swore I wouldn’t be all starry-eyed over yet another romantic setting; the weathered boat set above the rolling waves, and the mood-setting fogs. I lied! I totally did all that.

Rosalind had said t
*4.5 Stars*

Well, I have to say I was rather blown away by this one. Now I will confess, I first saw the posting for this ARC in Brandon Witt’s group and was so excited to see a new Witt that I immediately went to obtain my copy. Well…it took actually getting the file for me to realize that this was actually a Rosalind Abel book and not a Brandon Witt. Yeah yeah…I know they are the same person but…I will get back to that later. Nowhere in the FB post or in the ARC Instafeebie posting did it tell
I’ve been looking forward the Lamont’s installment for this series. Sadly, I think I was expecting more than what we got from The Shipwreck. Not saying this was bad, because it’s not, just not what I wanted for Lamont. Listen to that, ME, what I wanted. Selfish, I know, but it’s the truth.

Lamont is a 45 year old romance writer and his parents constantly try setting him up looking for the next member of the Kelly/Price family. Lamont is content with his life and would rather not have all the set
Jess A Jaye
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love this series. I've said it before and I'll say it again but the way Rosalind creates a sense of place is amazing. Whether it's the lavender fields, a beautiful garden or an old shipwreck you are totally pulled in, swept away and can totally picture the scene and imagine yourself there.

If possible, because the others were so good, I think Shipwrecked is the best yet. And MC Lamont plays a massive part in that. As a character he really spoke to me.

After being abandoned by his birth mother as
Jul 04, 2018 marked it as probably-not-but-freebie  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 stars!

Another win in this series for me. I'm just enjoying every book in this series. The author does such a good job of drawing you in and making you love the couple's and wanting more and more of them.

I do have to say that Lamont and Tyler weren't my fave couple of the series by far, but they were still certainly enjoyable.

Lamont Price is a 45 year old writer and son of Robert Kelly (although seeing as he's the same age as Donovan, I think he should be 43, but whatever) and is incredibly
So this was freaking adorable. And emotional, jesus I cried (view spoiler)

It all did happen pretty quickly but it didn't have that insta-love feeling to me. I felt the guys and I enjoyed their connection. And...I didn't like Tyler's mom. I'm just putting that out there. I don't know, maybe I understand her perspective but mostly...I wanted a quick throat-punch.

The MCs were s
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars! I’m just in love with this whimsical series…Each story is better than the last…They are beautifully written, and the sex scenes are hot and sensuous. The Shipwreck, #4 in the Lavender Shores series, grabbed me from the get go and didn’t let go!! I’ve been anxiously waiting Lamont’s story and was not disappointed!! Now, I’m anxiously awaiting Connor’s story coming soon in The Hideaway! I can not recommend this series enough with it's lyrical tone, a fantastic cast of supporting charact ...more
Robin Powers
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I can't tell you how much I love the Lavender Shore series. These books are about family, friendship and acceptance. It doesn't matter which couple that are featured...each one leaves me feeling warm fuzzies in my heart. You start with Lamont, a founding family member, who feels like maybe he's a bit broken because he hasn't found his "one" and isn't into casual hookups. You add Tyler who is trying to succeed in his art of photography but has to do things to make a lot of quick money to have tim ...more
Erryn Barratt
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love returns to Lavender Shores – bring tissue

When I listened to The Palisade, the first Lavender Shores book, I fell in love. This small quaint town is exactly where I would choose to live. Friendly, caring, and gay-friendly. With all the nastiness in the world, Rosalind Abel has created a safe haven with wonderful characters.

Lamont Price has been a secondary character from the beginning of the series. He watched his younger brother Andrew meet Joel, fall in love, and build a life with the love
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
Reviewed for Rainbow Gold Reviews. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

I was so happy when I found out this book would be about Lamont. In book one, we saw his brother find love and I could feel the melancholy that Lamont felt at not having someone of his own. He plays it off like he doesn’t need or want a relationship but I wasn’t getting those vibes. I have been waiting for him to find his happy since the beginning of this series and what a relief this book was.

Going into the
Victoria Smiser
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once again Rosalind Abel has transported us back to Lavender Shores. This time for the sweetest and most romantic story yet.
It is early winter in Lavender Shores.
Lamont Price, a founding family member of Lavender Shores is reluctantly attending a romance-fiction convention. As this was the first personal appearance for the successful romance writer, his agent planned to proudly announce that bestselling author Ginger Peach is Lamont Price. Anticipating that this announcement will either shatte
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this fake boyfriend romance

I'm not sure I quite buy into part of what happens at the end of this book but up to that point it was absolutely heading for my favourite in the series.

This is a wonderful read, it's got a lot of humour, a lot of good sex, a little bit of angst, some character development and a wonderfully brilliant grovel.

Lamont is a real sweetie, he's quiet and a bit neurotic and, at the age of 45, mostly given up on love finding him outside of the hetero romance novels he wri
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series is Amazing!!! Welcome back to Lavender Shores!!! I will say I’d love to live there, the charm, the warmth of love and family, that would be wonderful! Lamont Price, member of one of the founding families of Lavender Shores feels he will never find “the one”. Being an author of romance, you’d think it wouldn’t be that hard but Lamont isn’t like other people. Going to a book signing, meeting a gorgeous guy wasn’t planned nor was bringing him to Lavender Shores to keep his family from s ...more
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
How does this series just keep getting better and better? It is impossible to not fall in love with Lamont. He is so sweet and loving to his family and friends. Yet he doesn't believe he will ever have an HEA with a love of his own.

THen you have Tyler, who isn't looking for a permanent love. That is until he meets Lamont. He then realizes that is exactly what he wants and needs.

I loved their journey to each other. They both have things that they need to work out within themselves. They discover
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am so happy that Lamont got his happy ending. when I first met Lamont in The Palisade I just want him to have his man too. So this book I have been waiting for and Rosalind Abel didn't disappoint!! This is by far my favorite of the sereis so far. I just love Tyler for Lamont. He is just prefect. The emotion in this book had me all over the place and I loved every minute of it. I can't wait to see what happens next in Levender Shores!!
Mary Gresham
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this, book and the characters in it? I loved it and them doesn't seem to be near enough. What I will say is that it touches on a subject not too many have ventured into, the porn industry and just how hard it is to maintain a relationship in it, especially when the other person in the relationship isn't in the industry and the author did a excellent job with it.
Lamont and Tyler make a perfect couple and because the issues they face are so accurate, it makes for a great stor
Cammey Kelley
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another hot love story from the Veranda Series! Lamont (one of my favorite recurring characters in this series) finally gets his chance at love! Tyler, a struggling artist, who models to makes ends meet, catches Lamont's eye and heart quickly. Lamont hires Tyler to play the role of his BF at a family function, but its apparent from the start, there's more than a business relationship between theses MC's.

This book covers all the bases..from abandonment issues, to the hot topic of pen names used b
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book 4 is Lamont Price’s story. Having not had any success as a writer under his own name, Lamont has begun writing under the pen name Ginger Peach and decides to come clean at a publishers’ convention. It is her he meets Tate Dallas who is modelling for another author. Lamont realises Tate is also on the cover of one of his books. They have an instant connection but neither of them do relationships and Lamont is afraid of getting hurt. Lamont tells Tate - or we should call him Tyler which is hi ...more
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Shipwreck was amazing. Lamont and Tyler's story is one of the best yet. I can't wait for the next book. I highly recommend reading this book and all the rest in this wonderful series.
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