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Sound Advice (A Sensations Collection Novel, #1)

Sound Advice (A Sensations Collection Novel, #1)

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by L.B. Dunbar

A gentleman should always open a door for a lady. 

My Nana believed in manners. Always. I was even named after her idol, Emily Post. "Nana's Rules to Live By" were a solid set of guidelines I never questioned. But when the brooding, sexy man held the door for me, I wasn't prepared for the lasting impression he would


A gentleman should always open a door for a lady. 

My Nana believed in manners. Always. I was even named after her idol, Emily Post. "Nana's Rules to Live By" were a solid set of guidelines I never questioned. But when the brooding, sexy man held the door for me, I wasn't prepared for the lasting impression he would make on me.

A man should always make the first move.

Since the moment Jess Carter and I bumped into each other, literally, our lives entwined in a way I couldn't quite understand. He was a complete contradiction of everything I ever planned for my future.  But the more I saw him, learned about him, the more I questioned everything I wanted. His reserved personality kept him at a distance, though, and sitting back, waiting for him to make that first move was difficult. 

Children should be seen and not heard.

As a single father, Jess' daughter held the key to all of their secrets. Suddenly, all I wanted was to repair the damage the Carters had endured. And I wanted to hear everything his daughter had to say. As always, my nana's sound advice on love and relations evolved in timeless ways when it came to helping two people who had so easily woven their way into my heart.

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L.B. Dunbar
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A Sensations Collection Novel , #1
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Avid drinker of Coca-Cola, L.B. Dunbar loves the sweet things in life. Her affair with all things romantic began with her first book at the tender age of six: Goldilocks and the Three Bears. One can never forget her first! From there, the reading journey includes a deep love of fairy tales, medieval knights, regency debauchery, and alpha males. She loves a deep belly laugh and a strong hug. Occasionally, she has the energy of a Jack Russell terrier. Accused, yes, that’s the correct word, of having an over active imagination; to her benefit, such an imagination works well. Author of over a dozen novels, she’s created small town worlds, rock star mayhem, and MMA chaos. Her other duties in life include: mother to four growing children and wife to the one and only.

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Sound Advice (Sensations Collection, #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WordForward More than 1 year ago
I can’t get this book out of my head! This is a sweet touching story with characters and a story that were so well developed, I kept having to remind myself this is a work of fiction. Sound Advice hooked me from the start and still has not let go even though I finished the book. I loved the conflict in this book as well as the side stories. This is mostly a clean book but there were also steamy scenes that fit just right into the storyline. The title for this book is absolutely perfect. It has so many different meanings that all come together once you read the book. This is the first book in the series and I am excited to read the rest!
esgute More than 1 year ago
Sound Advice is SUCH a special story!! L.B. Dunbar did a fabulous job of making her book original, interesting, engaging and enthralling! I adored falling in love with the small town community of Elk Rapids, MI, and those who lived and loved there! Jess and Emily's story was gripping from the start, and Jess' daughter Katie was an amazingly strong character. Jess and Emily's personal struggles were heartwrenching, and to "watch" them go through the obstacles they had to overcome, through good times and bad, was appreciated. Nana's Matters of Manners were succinct, old school and wonderful. I laughed and shed tears and swooned at the romance throughout this book! This is the first L.B. Dunbar novel I have read, and I can tell you, she has a new fan! So excited to read more from her!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book.
EllaGram More than 1 year ago
CONTIANS SPOILERS To Nana 'Manners Matter'. Elizabeth Parrish, Emily's Nana, living alone and starting to show signs of dementia. When the neighbors called Emily because Nana had looked herself out Emily went to spend the weekend with her. Little did Emily know that the weekend would turn into an extended stay that would forever change her. Pulling up to Nana's was shocking, to say the least. Nana had alway keep things up and now everything was looking rundown and overlook for to long. This was the first of many reg flags that were bothering Emily about her Nana. As the weekend went on the harder she was fining it to leave.  Jess a single father to Katie, trying to to the best he could, but always having a grumpy exterior, was alway turning up when Emily was going around town. There was a path and pull between Jess and Emily, and she never knew what she would find. Katie was drawn to Emily and this bothered Jess and shocked everyone else around, she opened up and started to connect. Since Katie's mother left she hasn't spoken a word and no one has been able to change that, until the day that Emily was leaving to go back home. Katie shocked everyone and asked Emily to take her with her. This was the first time in years that Katie spoke, and then she went back to nothing.  This did something to Emily and she was now determined to help find out the reason for Katie’s silence and help her find her voice again. Jess wasn’t sure if he wanted Emily to help, he was hurt and confused why she was the one Katie chose to speak to, this cased more tension to build between him and Emily. This story build up the bond that build between Emily and those around her while she is helping her Nana and now Katie. Being around Katie mean being around her dad, which in itself was a roller coaster ride of ups and downs. This book shows how sometimes when you think your life is taking you to do one thing, it is really taking you there for an entirely different reason. Slowly the town works it way into her heart and Emily feels the love of the entire community, but that doesn’t keep her from going back home after she has completed what she started at Nana’s. But going back to Chicago now feels lacking. What does this mean? Does she just deal with it on go on? or go back to the last place that she felt whole? This is a sweet story, that tugs at your heart and makes you feel the love and loss of the story. Once I started I couldn’t wait to finish. Take the time to check out Sound Advice it will warm your heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
bucmjt More than 1 year ago
Sound Advice by L.B. Dunbar is a really amazing read.  This is my first read by Dunbar, and I am hooked.  Sound Advice is a love story, and so very much more.  I love the characters and the small town setting.  The descriptions are strong, creating personal images and memories for me.  The tragedies and triumphs share equal emphasis and emotions.  You will not want to miss this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like more than the typical girl meets boy and instantly falls in love, this is your book. There are many different stories unfolding all at once. One of those stories, I have never read of thought of before. Brilliant!
booboo2004 More than 1 year ago
What a way to get a wakeup call!!! Sue called me about my Grandmother being absent minded and not able to do much for herself. I owe Nana soo much.  Her and my grandfather gave up their home to move down and take care of my sister and me. Emily has taken a weekend off to help and figure out what is going on.   Emily has now taken a vacation that is being extended to be a month off. She is cleaning and taking care of her Nana and she sees little eyes peeking through the hedges. Katie is just the sweetest little thing.   Her dad keeps giving Emily dirty looks. Katie speaks to Emily one time.   Then Emily works with Katie to figure out why she won't talk. Jess, Katie's dad, is overprotective of Katie and he knows that Emily will leave and Katie will have a broken heart because of her leaving like her mom. It is a well written story and the way she tells it is so touching. This is a great beach read.  Just have a few Kleenexes handy.  It touches and breaks your heart a few times.