Author Name & Publisher: Isabelle Rowan (Dreamspinner Press LLC)
Publication Date & Length: May 4th 2015- 276 pages
We all find ways to run away. Some do it in seclusion, others in the arms of lovers.
Since the death of his long-time partner, Caleb Maguire lives a quiet life in Australia’s Victorian high country with only his dog and horses for company. Each day is the same. There are no surprises—good or bad—until a major snowstorm hits his mountain and Caleb is called out to rescue a stranded tourist. The late night snow brings with it a lost soul who forces Caleb to reassess his solitary life.
Paul Turner is a barista in the trendy Melbourne suburb of Carlton. He lives life totally in the moment, but a life of no commitments is about to change for this city boy. Three days is all it takes for Paul to fall hard for Caleb, and Paul returns to the city with a promise he’ll be back after turning his life around… but only when all the roads are clear.
So I want to start of this review by saying I did really like the authors pretense of this story I just honestly could not get into this book at all..
Caleb saves Paul from freezing to death in his car up in the mountains. There is a attraction between these two men but they do not live close to each other.
I can say I loved Caleb’s character but I was not a huge fan of Paul’s character at all…. I am not really sure why but he just did not seem right for Caleb at all and there were things about him that just did not sit right with me. I do not want to give away any spoilers so I will just leave it at there were a few other things in this book I personally was not really a big fan of. Mainly I can say it was these two men as a couple because honestly I just did not see them fitting together at all.
So I will leave this review with… I am sad to say this book was just not for me.
The story itself I’ll give 5 Stars, but the narrator gets 3 Stars so
altogether a 4 Star Rating.
The story was a great chance meeting that ends up being so much more
between two men who need some help remembering what is important in
life. I really related to each of our main characters and what they
were going through. While I’ll admit that at times the story seemed to
drag a bit, but in the end I really liked the way the story played out
The narrator I have to say wasn’t my favorite. while his voice wasn’t
bad, there was a buzzing sound in the background or maybe something
vibrating that was extremely distracting and annoying. So sadly it
really took away from the story for me.
Having moved to Australia from England as a small child, Isabelle now lives in a seaside suburb of Melbourne where she teaches film making and English. She is a movie addict who spends far too much money on traveling… but then again, life is to be lived.