|When With Rome|
|Perfect Gentlemen #1|
|April 23rd 2018|
|Life begins at forty. Or so the saying goes.
I don’t believe this for a minute. In fact, my life feels exactly the opposite at forty. My husband of twenty years is dead and my twins are grown up and off at college. For the first time in my adult life, I’m alone, bored and without purpose.
Fast forward two weeks and I’ve changed my mind.
Rome is like no man I’ve ever known, let alone spent time with.
He’s changed my life.
Maybe, life really does begin at forty?
|Natalie Gayle has a very touching writing style. In case of her newest story “When with Rome” she created characters like Rome and Oz and placed them so close to the readers heart that it is difficult to not fall for them.
Like Oz said – Rome really is like no man I’ve ever known, let alone spent time with. If I had a magic wand I could not have created him any more perfect. The way he understands woman is magical and made me #sigh more than once during reading.
Yet he remains that kind of character that I really could imagine an escort being. I read so many books about escorts but this is the first time that I ever felt this could be the way a real escort could (should?) be …
On the other hand the way Rome is intrigued by Oz is endearing. She is so down to earth – so different and real that it is no wonder he opens up.
The lines blur and I as a reader started to wonder where the services as an Escort ended and the real Rome began. And I mean for real because while his thoughts already hinted at a lot of things so the reader is not kept totally in the dark, still there was a lot more to this character.
While Oz seemed open from the beginning the layers of Rome needed peeling and their journey was one worth reading.
This book is a road trip in more than just one meaning … on its first glance it looks like a holiday but in reality it is about finding reasons to life, changing their directions or simply analyzing the meaning of their life, past present and future. But not only for one but for both leading characters.
This story is so real so down to earth that it hurts and when at a certain moment tears threatened I knew the 5th star was secure for this story.
I really hope to hear more from these Perfect Gentlemen, even if I find it hard to believe that there could be a guy more perfect and understanding than Rome. Still I like to be proven wrong in this special case.
This book had some really memorable quotes but as some of them would be to revealing when it comes to spoilers – I will leave you with this one …