- File Size: 5176 KB
- Print Length: 131 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1974164640
- Publisher: Books to Go Now (July 13, 2017)
- Publication Date: July 13, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B073XT43XJ
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,331,426 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Carolyn and Jeff meet up for a weekend in a luxurious Manhattan apartment on Friday night. Although things don’t go initially as planned, the weekend moves forward and the two work out subtle differences and learn much about each other over the next few days. The story is a smooth look at how life outside of the concerns and confines of work progresses for two individuals who wish to disappear into the city.
Although the story only spans Friday evening, Saturday and part of Sunday; we get a deep glimpse into the lives and motivations of both Jeff and Carolyn. While work is discussed sparingly, we begin to see and understand their true passions and desires. Both individuals are in a time of transition in their lives, both professionally and personally and both individuals lean on each other in their quest to discover who they are as a person.
Deep reflective conversation flows smoothly, laying out the deeper plot. While there is some sex and more sexual tension, there is a stronger focus on the individuality of two people coming together as one in an undecided world. Not to give away any details, the story itself looks at more of the psychological understanding and fulfillment of two people taking time away from a world of deadlines, goals to be met and expectations. The Weekend ends as weekends often do, with a desire for more but still a satisfaction and sense of renewal. Again, just like weekends do, there is a longing for another weekend in the future but a sense that one must work and strive for that weekend if the weekend is to be enjoyed to the fullest.
I highly encourage you to pick up a copy of The Weekend for your own weekend reflection!
originally posted at long and short reviews
I can just feel the crisp fall air. If anyone knows how to play with imagery, it's Alan Freaking Winnikoff.
Now let's move on to my favorite part: the conflict.
1. Carolyn and Jeff are interested in each other.
2. Carolyn invites Jeff over for some...alone time.
3. Jeff comes over! ️💖 But wait, Carolyn remembers she has a date...with another man. 💔
4. Carolyn is out with her super hot date and Jeff gets jealous! And rightly so!
5. BUTTT Jeff also is dating other people, namely, one of Carolyn's friends.
Stop. It. Right. Now.
It's only Friday night and their weekend hasn't even begun yet!
We are first introduced to Jeff and Carolyn as they attempt a rendezvous to sort their mutual affection. They both have one foot in...but that's not good enough.
To make things worse, Jeff is compulsive and accusatory, but in the most adorable way POSSIBLE! He just emanates this sexy vulnerability while fighting an inner battle between desire and jealousy.
And Carolyn? She doesn't do well with his random outbursts of hostility. Girls can't handle that kind of cray, am I right? Or am I RIGHT?
Come Saturday, Jeff and Carolyn learn more about each other's lives and what they're yearning for. They both seek a relationship that is whole. Tired of meandering the world broken, they hope to find the answers they're looking for this weekend.
That's a lot of pressure lying on the back of a weekend! *sigh* What a whirlwind tale of love. Alan Winnikoff, you need to script me up a man who can woo me overnight!
...Except knowing my luck, I'm going to somehow end up in Vegas—oh hey, there's Elvis—and the next day I'm going to find out my brand new dashing hubby has a fiancée waiting for him back at home. Lucky me. How's that for a plot? Story of my life, friends. #GimmeAHunkAlready
Do you want to hear about REAL bad luck? Let me tell you about Carolyn who dated a man (a stellar, brilliantly talented, sophisticated man) who got killed in an accident. Said man's family essentially made her feel like the accident was her fault. Now that...THAT is bad luck. No wonder she's hesitant to give her heart to Jeff!
"How could he compete with that? Jeff would wind up like the rest of those horny losers desperately trying to find a way to make a connection and more than likely scaring the hell out of the very women they were trying to get with."
But what happens when the perfect man is ready to give you the world, and you don't know what to do with it? Oooo the ambiguity is killing me!
Say "yes" to this man and ride off into the sunset!
The Weekend felt like a lifetime of memories being replayed in a single moment; a kaleidoscope of sadness, hope, desire and all the aches and pains of the unknown.
Alan Winnikoff has painted a stunning picture of doubt, realization, and the what-ifs of love. We follow Jeff as he succumbs to this woman. We live vicariously through his emotional journey—a forbidden romance—and his personal transformation as he inevitably realizes what wants. Now, his goal is to convince Carolyn it's what she wants, too.
*FTC Disclaimer: I received a copy of The Weekend from Alan Winnikoff in exchange for an honest review. I have in no way been influenced by the author and/or publisher's generosity. You can't fake these stars, baby!
This review was originally published at NDP book review.
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Very enjoyable read. The characters are immediately recognizable, the emotions and setting deftly drawn.Read more