Review: Freckles by Amy Lane

Posted December 15, 2017 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 23 Comments

Review: Freckles by Amy Lane

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Genres: Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance, M/M Romance
Published by Riptide
Released on 4 December 2017
Pages: 4 hours 42 min
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher

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The Delight

Cute, fun, and light-hearted holiday romance! Whether one loves animals or not, this is cute, but being an animal lover, made it more poignant and funny. Amy Lane tells this sort of story so well. I was glad to get a chance to re-experience Freckles in audio format where even more nuances to the story came out under the narrator’s care.


A fastidious, organized workaholic lawyer is out of his depth the second a kid cons him into the tiny white fluff ball in his hands. This is a dog? Sandy Corrigan is the vet tech on duty when the crazy guy comes in babbling and incoherent, but oh so sweet with his little dog.

These guys have both struggled with relationships in the past and attribute the break-ups to their own failings making them vulnerable about putting themselves out there.  It’s an easy listen story with just enough conflict due to their personal feelings and then also Carter’s moral dilemma about his shady boss at the law office to making it even more engaging.  It’s a blue-collar Christmas story with lots of cute and heartwarming moments that I loved.

Long favorite narrator, Nick J. Russo adds just the right amount of sparkle and shine to this heartwarming and sweet Christmas story. He captured the tone and these characters so well. I could see and feel what was going on as if I was right there witnessing it all happening.

Freckles was a light and adorable holiday story. Average joes with average lives that it was great to see them find their chance at happiness. Definitely recommend it to M/M Contemporary Romance fans who want a bit of spice, but an easy afternoon heartwarming read.


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New Release #193 Audio #68
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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.


  • Awww, sounds like a really sweet read. Imagine a sexy guy caring for a cute dog <3 And look at that cute cover!

    • It was really adorable, Vanessa. They get up to some hot times eventually, but overall, yes, its a sweetie. 🙂

  • That is such a cute cover. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • It was a perfect storm of cuteness, Melanie. Oh yes, the cover totally sells the story. 🙂

  • I love the cover! This sounds adorable 🙂

    • It was so cute. I listened to this all in one day. 🙂

  • OMG! The cover and the premise sound like something I’d really love. PUPPY! 😀 Totally sold me.

    • Ha! Yes, puppy. Freckles stole the show many times, Melissa. 🙂

  • Love the cover and the story sounds adorable.

    • It sure hit the spot for me on both counts, Nadene. 🙂

  • I want this one for the cover alone. Ok, the story sounds good as well 🙂

    • Buahaha! Oh yeah, they did a fab job packaging this one to appeal. And the story is just as adorable as the cover, Carole. 🙂

  • I agree with Carole – the cover alone makes me want this book! And because the story sounds just as good as that cute cover, I want it now 🙂 Great review Sophia!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    • They sure did grab us with that cutie cover. And yes, you really do want this one the way you adore your puppies. 🙂

  • RO

    As soon as I saw the cover, I knew I just had to pick up this book! Great review and Happy Saturday! Hugs…RO

    • They sure do have a great seller with that adorable cover. 😉 I would totally buy it. Have a great weekend, Ro! 🙂

  • That cover is too darn cute.

    • No kidding! I don’t think I could say no to a stray little fluffball like that. 🙂

  • It is a lovey cover and neat that you have a sweetie like this one.

    Thanks, Geybie!

  • What a cute cover! I always like it when animals play a role in a story. This sounds like a lovely Christmas romance for sure.

    • I enjoyed Freckles role in the story. She was the catalyst that got this pair together and helped them get over their pasts. Definitely a great light Christmas story.

  • Karen

    Well, you know I love animals so you had me right there lol

    For What It’s Worth

    • Heh heh, snared another one with the cutie doggy. 😉