Life is a Stevie Wonder Song Kindle Edition
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- File Size : 238 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 72 pages
- Publication Date : April 16, 2018
- ASIN : B07C7SBYCL
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,051,048 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In this case, author Steven is feeling rather down and out, a casualty of his third divorce and all of the associated emotional and financial anguish. A best-selling author who has no inspiration or inclination to write is useless, in Steven's mind. His best accomplishment - his daughter - is at a loss about how to help her father when she sees a website at her college advertising for some sort of retreat, a community for the creative soul and she convinces Steven to go. Persuading him to go was no easy task and when he arrived at the so-called retreat, called the 'funkadelic forest retreat' by Steven, he discovered that this was really, really rustic with absolutely no cell phone or internet service.
Steven, who never really had any previous inclination that he might be something other than 'straight' was somewhat dazed when he was shocked back to life by a very young, delicate and beautiful man, a self-proclaimed photographer of fey/fae. Understanding this young man, communicating with him verbally and yes, physically, was an exciting and slightly troubling experience for Steven, ever mindful of his age, lifestyle and insecurities.
Declan taught Steven to see things differently, to hear sounds previously unheard and at the same time, Steven introduced Declan to music on vinyl and songs that were the soundtrack of his life. So different, these men. Older and very young, sophisticated and inexperienced, set-in-his-ways versus barefoot and free.
This story was a delicious sensual smorgasbord! A delight for the senses and emotions. How could this ever work! Steven is under contract to write the next detective novel in his series and his world has shifted on his axis.
For whatever reason, this was the perfect story for my mood, my emotions and just what I needed today! Thank you!
Steven has been floundering trying to write his next book in his spy series. He feels dried up. Like he can’t come up with one more word. So his publisher suggests he go somewhere to try to unwind from the latest divorce and writer’s block. When his daughter suggests a place in the Catskills, he doesn’t plan on going until something changes his mind. What he doesn’t expect is that he’s not getting anywhere in his writing at this place. It’s so country. He’s frustrated and decides to take a break, and meets a young man who changes his life. Declan is a young student and photographer, and has such a zest for life, Steven can’t help but be drawn in to him. And has him questioning everything about himself. But his writing is back and has taken a different turn. One that doesn’t have his publisher happy. But all Steven knows, is he needs Declan in his life for good, but when summer is over, he loses what he had. And now he has to decide what is more important in his life.
Declan is just the sweetest. I love his zest for life. The way he photographs everything. The way it was described, you felt like you were looking at what he was shooting or shot. It was amazing. But I love the way he loves too. He jumps into everything with both feet. It doesn’t mean he doesn’t get hurt. He does. Jumping in with both feet can have its repercussions. But he still does everything with all that’s in him. And it’s a breath of fresh air. I love him. And he’s perfect for Steven. Because he gets Steven out of his comfort zone. He shows a new life to Steven that he needed so bad. Not just for his work, but for his life. He needed someone to show him there’s more to life than being grumpy and not living life. And Declan gave Steven the boost he needed.
It’s a good little story. Not real long, but it’s what’s needed.
Steven discovers he is not as straight as he thought he was, and the best thing is that he takes it in stride. Of course, there is that initial “what is happening” moment, but seeing as his three marriages didn’t work out well, he is not really surprised he is bi. Neither is his daughter. Liza is a very nice second character. Very down to earth and accepting.
And he finds his muse in Declan. Not the way he was supposed to, but the writing goes off like a rocket. As are the fireworks between them.
I am not sure what I thought of Declan. He remains a bit of a mystery as was the purpose, I think. But it is more that, although I found him a sunny and lively bouncing ball, I also thought he was a bit selfish and spoiled. Then again, Steven sees this as well and finds it endearing, so who I am to complain.
I loved all the music references. They are my kind of music and perfectly chosen for the moments.
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I would highly recommend any book written by this author.