Audiobook Review: Plan Cee: Hilary Grossman

Plan Cee

Plan Cee

Narrated by Lisa Beacom

Would you abandon your present for a second chance at your past?

Cecelia Reynolds has spent most of her life trying to forget the commitment-phobic man who broke her heart. It wasn’t easy, but eventually she did it, or so she thought…

As Cecelia and her husband gather for a friend’s wedding, her perfect world is thrown into complete turmoil. Even though it’s been twenty years since she last laid eyes on Keith Emerson, all it takes is one glance for her to feel emotions she thought were long gone. When Keith ends up officiating the ceremony, she quickly realizes his message of love is directed at her, not the happy couple. But can she believe him?

We live our entire lives thinking we know ourselves. But do we ever really?

As secrets and lies cause Cecelia’s world to spin completely out of control, she is forced to seek advice from the most unlikely ally. In the process, she must confront the demons of her past and the events that shaped her into the woman she is now. Will she finally learn the real meaning of love, friendship, and family?

While this book is a sequel to Plan Bea, it also reads as a standalone.

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Elsie’s Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Happily married, Cecelia Reynolds world is turned upside down when the judge presiding over her best friend’s wedding, turns out to be Keith Emerson, the man she walked out on years ago when he couldn’t commit.

All the feelings of abandonment and rejection come back to Cecelia with a vengeance. When Keith professes that he’s never gotten over Cee, her carefully constructed world begins to fall apart. Emotions that Cee buried long ago, stretching back to childhood surface and threaten to destroy everything she’s come to hold dear.

Plan Cee is an amazing story! It’s the sequel to Plan Bea but can be read as a standalone. You’ll need to put on your big girl panties to get through this story. It deals with weighty subjects and flawed people. In the end, it’s an adult love story that will tear your heart out, but leaves you with a sense of hope.

Hilary Grossman is such a good writer! You feel like you’re a fly on the wall, listening in on intimate conversations. It’s damn uncomfortable at times because you see the train wreck coming from a mile away and there’s nothing you can do but watch in horror as the inevitable happens.

Lisa Beacom narrates this nearly 8-hour audiobook and she outdid herself on this one! The story required a wide range of emotions and she nailed it every time, in this fully voiced production. Some scenes were so intense, I literally had to pause the audiobook! Plan Cee is a well-produced audiobook and the sound quality is first rate.

2017 has been a banner year for audiobooks, I’ve listened to several good stories this year. Plan Cee stands out as the best I’ve listened to so far and that’s saying something.

This audiobook was gifted to me in exchange for an unbiased review!

Plan Bea

Plan Bea

Plan Bea

 

We live our entire lives thinking we know those closest to us. But do we ever really?

On the outside, Annabel O’Conner has it all – the perfect husband, two adorable children, an amazing job, and a mother from hell! Just when she gives up trying to regain her overbearing mother’s love, an unexpected call turns her world around and makes Annabel question everything she believes about her life.

Could falling in love give a cold, stubborn, and selfish woman a second chance to open her heart back up to her family?

Beatrice Buchanan has spent more years than she can remember distancing herself from everyone close to her. She barely has a relationship with her grandchildren. The only time she manages to have a one way conversation with her daughter is during her weekly fifteen-minute commute to the nail salon. When Bea meets Walter on a cruise she realizes there may be more to life than designer clothes, killer handbags, and impressing the ladies at her posh country club.

As the mother and daughter duo team up to plan “Long Island’s wedding of the year” they confront the secrets and lies that have defined them. This humorous emotionally honest women’s contemporary fiction novel will tug at your heartstrings and the twist ending will shock you.

“Although a light read, the subject matter was very sad at times and I found myself choking back tears, but in a good way! It was so authentically heart wrenching yet often very funny too. The characters were so well fleshed out and three dimensional – no one was perfect and no one was fatally flawed – like real life. I thought the twist was genius!” – Meredith Schorr Best Selling Authorauthentically heart wrenching yet often very funny too. The characters were so well fleshed out and three dimensional – no one was perfect and no one was fatally flawed – like real life. I thought the twist was genius!” – Meredith Schorr Best Selling Authorauthentically heart wrenching yet often very funny too. The characters were so well fleshed out and three dimensional – no one was perfect and no one was fatally flawed – like real life. I thought the twist was genius!” – Meredith Schorr Best Selling Author

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