What's in a Name?

What's in a Name?

by Pat Henshaw

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What's in a Name? by Pat Henshaw

Barista Jimmy Patterson thinks it's a good idea to get rip-roaring drunk on his birthday after he's dumped by his boyfriend. When the burly owner of Stonewall's Bar rescues Jimmy, the night starts to look up.

Now Jimmy just wants to know the bartender's first name since he's worn a different name tag every time Jimmy's seen him. "Guy" Stone gives Jimmy seven guesses, one for each night he takes Jimmy out on a date.

While Jimmy's trying to come up with his name, he's distracted by the destruction of his coffee shop and what looks more and more like a hate crime.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149919833
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 01/21/2015
Series: Foothills Pride Stories , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 339,909
File size: 618 KB

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What's in a Name? 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ravenwolf_EPTX More than 1 year ago
> > Judging the Audiobook Cover > Looking Deeper First-person, Jimmy's perspective. "A2 / Guy" is the bartender at Stonewall (a family heirloom bar he inherited from his grandfather), Jimmy is the co-owner of Penny's (a coffee shop). Guy is a little older, bigger; a "bear" with a shaved head and "Furry" elsewhere, rides a motorcycle. He's very protective of Jimmy. He has a penchant for wearing a different name tag each day at the bar, but no one had ever called him on it until Jimmy. Jimmy is smaller and seems quite naive and/or clueless to the world around him, which was so at odds with a small business owner. Their relationship was interesting and fun. It progressed naturally. A game played throughout, each night Jimmy was allowed one guess as to what Guy's real name was. If he got it right within 7 days, Guy would buy him a motorcycle. There are a few secondary characters, likable and not. Dialogue was good - natural - and had several laugh out loud moments. The cast interactions were believable. The plot was good. It was dynamic and contained some layers. There were conflicts, but most were from external sources and effecting things other then them as a relationship. Some were addressed and resolved, others were left in the background, possibly as a "to be determined" as the series moves on. Unfortunately, I had predicted the identity of the "whodunnit" as well as Guy's name, so those reveals were not as exciting as they could have been. The conclusion is fairly abrupt, leaving an implied HEA without any real confirmation or solidity. That said, there was no real cliffhanger, either. The story was enjoyable. I'd continue reading the series based on this one. Story Rating: [R] ~ Score: 4.1 ~ Stars: 4 . Narration: David Ross has a clean voice. His pronunciation and speech is clear and easy to understand. The tone of voice is pleasant to listen to. The story is narrated at a steady pace. The only issue I had with the character portrayal was that a few times he seemed to slip out of character or made one sound like the other during scenes containing dialogue. But overall, it was an entertaining audiobook. I'd willingly listen to more books narrated by Mr. Ross. Narration Score: 4.1 ~ Stars: 4 . OVERALL: 4.1 ========================== ⭐ ⭐ **** Disclosure of Material: I received an audiobook copy of this book from IndiGo Marketing and Design and the Author/Publisher with the hope that I would voluntarily leave unbiased and unsolicited feedback. I was not asked, encouraged, or required to leave a review - nor was I compensated in any way. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". ***** ⭐ ⭐
debbiereadsbook More than 1 year ago
Independent reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted the AUDIO file of this book. Jimmy decides its a bloody good idea to get dead drunk on his birthday after his boyfriend dumps. The bar tender picks him up and takes him home, just to make sure Jimmy is safe. But Jimmy doesn't know his name, he wears a different badge every day. When it becomes clear that Jimmy and the Guy have a huge connection, Guy gives Jimmy 7 guesses to get his name. Can't be that hard, can it?? Oh, I loved this!! Its so bloody cute! We do only get Jimmy, and ya'll know how I feel about READING single person books. However, I've come to the conclusion I love LISTENING to single person point of view, especially if they are first person. Why its different, I've no idea, but there you go, just needed to say it. I like Henshaw's writing, the way their mind works. I liked that I didn't get who was doing the damage to the coffee shop, that was a great misdirection! It's mostly clean, but not a bad thing, not here. I LOVED that it was that way here. Its not very long, hence the hang over tag, just under 3 hours, 80 odd pages but I don't think it needed any more. And I DID get Guy's name before Jimmy did, honestly, I did! David Ross narrates. This is the first of his work, and indeed Henshaw's, that I've listened to. I hope it won't be the last. I enjoyed his voices for Jimmy and Guy, and everyone else too. They all came across clear and I had no trouble getting what I needed to know, from Jimmy, via Ross. Ross' reading voice is clear and even, and very easy on the ears. I'd love to be able to continue with this series in audio, but this is the only one out yet. I'll wait though. I've found starting a series in audio, then switching to reading has a.....negative....impact on my enjoyment. So, for a short book, it gets a surprising... 5 stars 5 star narration 5 overall. **same worded review will appear on Goodreads, Booklikes, Audible.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, Kobo, Dreamspinner Press and Barnes and Noble**
InkedRainbowReads More than 1 year ago
This was a perfect weekend cozy read. I loved it from page one, and it hit every one of my sweet spots. The story has the feel of a modern-day fairy tale. I don't normally enjoy the "rescue" type books, but this wasn't a typical savior-story. Even though it starts with the bartender, who goes by different names throughout, taking care of a drunk and jilted Jimmy, it's clear Jimmy really doesn't need a hero. In fact, he has a good life, but he wants someone to share it with who loves and respects him. I liked both Guy/Stone and Jimmy a lot, and I enjoyed the way their relationship blossomed. Jimmy's wild guesses about Guy/Stone's real name were fun, and they fit perfectly with the unfolding of the love between these two delightful men. The tension and dramatic moments come from outside their relationship, rather than within, and there are a few good surprises regarding the hate crime and its resolution. It's another good moment where Guy/Stone and Jimmy complement each other in resolving the problem. This one absolutely gets my highest recommendation. Everything about it was spot-on. I'm looking forward to reading more of Ms. Henshaw's work. I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. 5 stars Amy