The Jetsetters Paperback – September 18, 2012
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"...love rarely develops without some obstacles...Diego and Justin encounter more than their share...in this emotionally bittersweet exploration of what true love requires...Excellent storytelling, with relatable fully-developed characters, which is what I have come to expect from this talented author. Five stars."
Bob Lind, Echo Magazine
"Will love be enough to help Holt cope with Delgado's success? Barnes avoids answering that question long enough to maintain some great tension, but just when things start getting predictable, he changes the focus and gives you some marvelous bit you never expected...a fantastic left hook that Barnes delivers with the punch of a professional; perfectly nuanced and well-placed...Barnes takes us through some tricky turns and does so with grace and sharp prose...A perfect book for a cool winter's afternoon and a nice fire."
Jerry L. Wheeler, Out in Print
About the Author
- Item Weight : 8.5 ounces
- Paperback : 264 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1602827451
- ISBN-13 : 978-1602827455
- Dimensions : 5.4 x 0.6 x 8.4 inches
- Publisher : Bold Strokes Books (September 18, 2012)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #9,504,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The plot was very well written with dialogue that flowed naturally. There were characters you hated from the moment they appeared on the page, and others you grew to love over time. Some characters changed completely.
The saddest thing about the book was the romance between the two main characters and how they lost each other. The resolution at the end of the book left me feeling empty. I felt I'd lost a relationship just as Justin and Diego did.
The author never fully explained what happened to Justin after he went back to Chicago...and Diego seemed so fragile when they found each other in LA. As though the years between the two events left him shattered and half a man. I know why Justin left and thought he was making the right choice...but why didn't Diego try harder to reconnect. Did Nina have such a strong hold on him?
If anything, I wanted an epilogue to give me some closure. Diego never quit writing songs for Justin...that much is clear.
The attraction between the characters might be instantaneous, but it feels so realistic. It is a phsyical attraction, but they both have that feeling that everything is just right. And why can't that happen? Their fears and lives are also real, and I felt for them the entire time I read the book. (Okay, so it took me less than a day to read, but I still felt for them.)
The secondary characters are phenomenal, too. By the end of the book I loved Mary Jane. She has some great one-lines towards the end that I even highlighted them on my Kindle! And Nina. What's not to love-hate about her? Or Darla?
My only gripe with the book is that it wasn't longer. I wanted to know more about what happened to Justin and Diego. While I have no doubt that they are back together and committed 100%, I still wanted to see it. And cherish it with them. And then cry because that's what I want in a relationship to.
Barnes does an amazing job with this book. The music is wonderfully chosen and fits the tone (yes, I went and found the songs as they came up in the book), and I wish Diego was a real person so I could hear him sing his song for Justin.
Now, excuse me while I go stare at my ceiling and pray for a love like theirs.