At Piper’s Point


Ten years and many boyfriends later, Cassidy Winters finally returns to the ancestral home of his late grandmother, Sadie Hart, despite the best efforts of his father to prevent it. Cassidy’s plans of a quiet, seaside ceremony to wish a final farewell to Sadie quickly unravel. Interruptions run roughshod, beginning with Neil, who walks out of the ocean and straight into Cassidy’s bed. The dominos topple one by one when the little dog he rescues from the hounds of hell brings him to Ben, the hunky vet who rescues Cassidy right back. News of his arrival spreads faster than Cassidy’s legs, bringing his boyhood friend and first love Nate Sommers to his doorstep — leaving Cassidy spiraling into a multi-layered love snafu. As if the island wasn’t getting crowded enough for Cassidy’s good taste and bad decisions, best friends Ollie and Spencer arrive in time to witness the uninvited return of Cassidy’s most recent ex, Teddy, who’s refusing to stay dumped.

Fists fly and all hell breaks loose amid mojitos and martinis while Cassidy finds himself planning a huge party to celebrate Sadie’s life. Accusations are aimed as arguments and libidos boil over, but even through the chaos Cassidy knows exactly who he wants. While he’s certainly willing, he isn’t sure if he’s ready or able for love and life at Pipers Point.

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5 thoughts on “At Piper’s Point

  1. Ethan Day July 27, 2010 / 3:26 pm

    Thank you for making At Piper’s Point your book of the week!! I am way past flattered and sincerely appreciate your confidence that the book will deserve the honor. : )

    • mantasticfiction July 30, 2010 / 12:27 pm

      You’re welcome. I’m certain my confidence is well placed since I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve read by you. You always combine great characters with well paced action and dialogue. There is always a surprise or two waiting for us. And your sense of humor makes every one of your readers want to live next store to you. As every new story you release is the closest 99.999% of us will ever get, you can be sure that we will gobble them up as soon as they are released.

    • Ethan Day August 1, 2010 / 1:41 pm

      Thanks for wonderful review, both from you and scarletty. I appreciate your confidence in me and I’m happy to see it wasn’t misplaced…at least not this time around

      And who knows…maybe we are neighbors and just don’t know it. : )

  2. scarletty24 July 27, 2010 / 10:54 pm

    It is hard for me to put into words how I feel about Ethan Day as an author. Being introduced to him first in As You Are which we had as a book of the week, and then reading everything I could by him, and then speaking to him in his yahoo group makes me feel lucky to have discovered, read, and spoken to him online.

    At Piper’s Point starts out with Cassidy returning to his childhood summer spot after 10 years of being gone. Following his wacky and heartfelt story threw the past and present, I felt like I was crying one moment and falling outta my chair the next with laughter. What more could you ask for from an author? Witty, cleaver, and emotional, At Pipers Point is by far my favorite novel by Ethan so far. Everything he writes is a must buy,

    I am extremely excited about the lenght of this one, as I get more bang for my buck as you would say 🙂

    Thanks for this wonderful escape from reality Ethan. You tag lines will stay with me forever.

  3. mantasticfiction July 30, 2010 / 12:04 pm

    Another winner by Ethan Day. It has everything we’ve come to love about his story telling: funny, smart, and warm. Each scene builds upon the last in rich detail and amazing clarity. The reader can easily see the events unfolding as if right in front of them. (Including a few scenes witnessed through split fingers as you’re covering your eyes moaning “oh no, oh no” or trying not to laugh your ass off.)

    I really love that At Piper’s Point is much more about the story, the characters, than about sex. Ethan has always been able to balance the perfect amount of sexual attraction, tension, and sex with amazing ease and charm. As there are many, many beauties in this story it would have been easy to simplify the plot to who could turn Cassidy’s inside to slush quicker through physical onslaught, but instead we get incredible depth. Each man’s personality is obvious. Only one remains a bit of a mystery and I’m hoping that we get to see him in a follow up story as it is hinted at the end of this one.

    I love that although Cassidy’s grandmother has been gone quite a few years, she is still very present within the story and the community. Sadie is such a big part of who Cassidy is that it was great to see her influence in a series of well placed flashbacks, letters, and shared stories.

    The main difference between this story and his other stories is that Cassidy did everything right. I love Ethan Day for his well written, mouthy, scheming leading men, but in this case most of the snark was left up to close friends Oliver and Spencer. You can see little peeks of petty coming from Cassidy every now and then but he seemed much more in tune and comfortable in his skin that he never turned on any inner diva. I really enjoyed his inner monologue, though. Even without any foiled, attention grabbing plots he was still as witty and endearing as ever.

    There is so much to like about At Piper’s Point: the history of the place, the inhabitants of the island, the house, and Cassidy and his friends. Ethan Day has created a wonderful community that I think anyone of this genre and probably many mainstream readers would enjoy.

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