- Also check our best rated Romance Book reviews
Flight of the Kiwi - London Calling: 1 Paperback – 18 Sep 2014
|New from||Used from|
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
About the Author
Living in a small town in New Zealand E. S. Skipper writes during the quiet of the day, but being the owner of an over excitable puppy, quiet is not always possible. Even though English is the first language of many of his friends, the difference between Kiwi English and American English has produced a lot of laughter among friends and fans alike. Living in the Land of the Long White Cloud, Kiwi characters feature strongly in most of E.S’s stories. Writing was a hobby but soon became a way of life. E. S. believes that love is love, no matter who it’s with, and everyone deserves to be with the person of their choice. A true romantic at heart, E. S. Skipper believes everyone will have their happily ever after. For more information on upcoming projects E. S. can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/e.s.skipper?fref=ts or on Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8319206.E_S_Skipper
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I read this book expecting to love it but sadly I didn't. The sex is hot but thats it... I was waiting for Tamati wake up at the end and it all been one big dream.
I didn't connect with MC's, I found the whole storyline a big fantasy.
I won't be reading the next book.....
Slightly more problematic where those places in the story where I was brought up short by the feeling that there were paragraphs or sentences missing. This was a pity as the author has written an engaging, if somewhat childish, protagonist who shows great potential for development. I'll certainly read the next instalment of the story but can't rate it higher than 3.5 in its current form. But it's a good start and with a bit more care, and maybe some more stringent editing, I'm sure the author will go far.
Despite this,he settles into watching the world around him, as he meets various people along the way of his adventure. Most important is Muhammed, an extremely rich man who offers Tamati the use of his home for the three months he intents to stay in London. They also commence a sexual relationship; and though there is no real love interest here, there is a great deal of affection between Tamati and Muhammed.
As the novel progresses we get to meet a lot of various characters, but one of E. S. Skipper's strengths is his ability to portray these various characters without them seeming 'samey' which could so easily have happened. The ones who really stand out for me are Alfred the 'butler' at Muhammed's London home and Kyle who is assigned to Tamati as his bodyguard, as his association with Muhammed could bring him to the public eye and into danger. These are two completely different characters, but both are well portrayed and both come to care about Tamati in their own way.
I was disappointed in the rather sudden end of Muhammed and Tamati's relationship, though this was natural in the circumstances, it just seemed a bit rushed to me. One of the things I loved was Tamati's independence of spirit and his generosity in donating the one thing he was proud of - his hair - to those more in need - as he said it was just vanity on his part for keeping it long all those years.
As this is an ongoing series (I hope) about Tamati's journey, I wasn't expecting a HEA ending, and it wasn't, just Tamati moving on to the next stage of his journey; however, throughout the time Tamati was staying at Muhammed's you got the impression that he was just as, if not more, attracted to Kyle, and I think the ending reflected that.
For a first novel, this is crafted extremely well; yes, there are places where the text could have been tightened up, but that could be said for a lot of authors, 1st novel or not! I believe E. S. Skipper will be a novelist to look out for in the future and I for one will be looking forward to reading more of his work
great characters and a lot of promise lookign forward to the next part!