The Seacroft: a love story

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Falling for the wrong guy can be hazardous to your heart.

Vivian Wood is desperate. After her beloved brother dies of a sudden aneurysm and her mother develops Alzheimer’s, she needs a good job and a place to stay. She finds it at The Seacroft, a Cape Cod seaside mansion ruled by a mysterious and demanding woman looking for a personal assistant.

Vivian soon discovers that being broke and having to deal with her cranky new boss are not her only problems. The gardener at The Seacroft, Cody McGraw, is young, gorgeous, and the bane of her existence-until she starts falling for him.

But Vivian isn’t the only one captivated by Cody’s charms. Their sultry employer quickly takes an interest in him-and the developing relationship between Cody and Vivian is threatened by the loss of their jobs and more, should they upset The Seacroft’s exotic mistress.

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Cape, The Seacroft is a steamy story of difficult choices, heart-wrenching sacrifice, and the ultimate salvation of love.

2 reviews for The Seacroft: a love story

  1. Uvi Poznansky

    Who was your favorite character and why?
    Naturally, my favorite character is Viv. The story opens and ends with her, and although in many chapters we follow the events from Cody’s point of view, he is the ‘bad boy’ who is undergoing a change through loving her. It is Viv for whom we truly care, to the point of wanting to protect her from the machinations of their evil boss, Uvi.

    Which character – as performed by Gwendolyn Druyor – was your favorite?
    I loved Viv, and loved to hate Uvi. Gwendolyn Lewis is a graduate of The Central School of Speech and Drama, London. She is articulate in a wide range of European and American dialects. For Viv, she offers a shy, naive voice that plays out her meek nature; for Cody, a spunky, boyish voice that lends itself to visualizing a daring, adventurous character; and for Uvi, their boss, a sly, commanding voice that is as silky as it is sultry.

    Any additional comments?
    The Seacroft is a story with three characters and a storm. Vivian is a naive young woman who is trying to survive, emotionally and financially, under difficult family circumstances (the death of her beloved brother, the illness of her mother.) Hired by Uvi, the evil mistress of The Seacroft, as her personal assistant, Viv finds herself attracted to the gardener, Cody, but in her meekness she has no idea how to make him notice her.

    She cannot believe that he is attracted to her, because being so gorgeous he seems out of her reach, and because—to make matters more complicated—Uvi takes control of him, demanding his attention, expecting his love making, taking advantage of her position of power over his life, and telling both of them that she wanted to “keep him at my beck and call for all eternity, ready to pleasure me at a moment’s notice. But you spoiled that for me, Missy.”

    And so the storm starts—not only as a figure of speech for passion but also as a real hurricane called Delilah, who pulls the characters apart and brings them together, all the while causing havoc and destruction in its path. The storm scene is captured imaginatively by the author, with sounds of wind and rain battering the landscape. “The old elm by the porch shuddered and swayed overhead, and in one magnificent burst, its roots creaked and ruptured from the earth, like a giant spider flailing upside down. The tree slammed across her path.” It is the storm that makes this book not only about love but about a place, as indicated by the title.

    Will Viv and Cody manage to tie the knot, despite all obstacles? For the romantic in you, find out.

  2. Suzanne Nelson

    Aaron Paul Lazar is a talented writer. This audiobook exceeded my expectations! I thought that it would be a steamy love story, but it is so much more. A story of reverse sexual harassment is woven into the story. A beautiful, mature and female employer takes advantage of a very attractive, young male employee. The narrator puts on a fantastic voice for the employer, who is cast as an evil woman, the listener can’t help but hate. I found their encounters dark, rather than sexy. The villainess has a very similar name to an actual author, which adds an element of humor that is not a part of the story. The male employee falls for an age appropriate female coworker, while in his messed up work situation. Their romance turns into an epic tale of love. The latter portion of the book has twists and turns. The ending is emotionally beautiful. It is so good that it brought tears to my eyes! I would recommend this audiobook to adult listeners.

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