- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2589 KB
- Print Length: 400 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Anchor Mill Publishing (18 May 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KFD2CFS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #325,620 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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There was a brief point in the middle of the book when I thought the coincidences were getting a bit too much; the decisions just a bit too wrong. But that passed and we were off again tumbling down the storyline.
I like the author's style and his ability to paint me into the scenery, be that rural England, France or Spain. He's taken me into those hotels, hostels, bars and countryside - I could see what they were seeing. So the odd bit of contrived storyline can be forgiven.
I loved it.
Oliver has lost his job as a civil servant and decides to retrain as a teacher of English to foreigners. When he meets beautiful red-head Orlando at the same London college - a boy he's already infatuated with after seeing him on a train journey - Oliver loses his rather pre-packaged heart. But can a relationship between a man verging on the big four-oh and a vibrant and sometimes drunken 24-year-old really work? Finding out is a true joy in a story which includes smuggling, mad truck driving, and a fiery love-making.
Though let down in places by over-reliance on coincidence, this remains a highly readable novel: fast-paced, strong characters and good style.
Anthony MacDonald writes about real people and credible situations, and many times in the novel I found myself saying, 'I think/know/feel that' which means I was totally involved with both the characters and the plot. The colourful descriptions of the countries visited and their culture greatly enhance the novel; however it is the plot which carries the reader breathlessly to the end of this wonderfully sensitive and engaging story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't enjoy this book as much as others by Anthony McDonald. The story was not really believable and it went on a bit.Published 15 months ago by RC
I've read and thoroughly enjoyed Anthony's two novels in his Adam series and saw this book and instantly bought it. Read morePublished on 21 Aug. 2014 by Martin Belcher
A fast moving and tender tale of 2 guys who are so much in love that they don't see the potential dangers in their adventuresPublished on 4 April 2014 by adrian w chester
I loved this book! Having read two other books from Mr McDonald I had high expectations and he doesn't disappoint. Read morePublished on 21 Mar. 2014 by MISTERWINT
Once again Anthony McDonald had written another great book. His descriptions of people and places is first class and the plot keeps you interested from start to finish.Published on 26 Dec. 2013 by Bookreader
Not totally satisfying to read since the events related here are somewhat improbable, and nothing is left to the imagination regarding the relationship between the two men. Read morePublished on 2 Dec. 2013 by Coffee Lover
Beautifully written and a good story of two people meeting. The writer is good at expressing people's emotions and describing places.Published on 17 Sept. 2013 by NeufNeuf
I am only annoyed that it took me so long to discover Anthony McDonald. I feel like I don't want to read anybody else again. Read morePublished on 18 Nov. 2012 by komkon2
Touchingly beautiful, this is a novel about traveling to new places, the quest for adventure, and, most of all, the enduring power of love. Read morePublished on 30 Oct. 2012 by Jamie Deacon
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