Title: Passing Through
Author: Jay Northcote
Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Run Time: 3 hours and 58 minutes
At a Glance: A well written and narrated story.
Reviewed By: Amy
Blurb: Leo is a lonely workaholic with no time for romance in his life. His job in London takes all his energy and commitment. When he goes to Cornwall to stay with his terminally ill uncle, Edwin, love is the last thing Leo expects to find. Tris lives in a cottage on Edwin’s land. Gay, but still half in the closet, he and Leo bond over their affection for Edwin, and the pull of attraction between them proves too strong to ignore.
In Tris’s arms, in the wilds of Cornwall, Leo finds a peace he’d forgotten existed. On his return to London, Leo finds himself grieving for more than just the loss of his uncle. When some unexpected news gives Leo the chance to return to Cornwall, he’s afraid it will be too late to rekindle things with Tris. But having learned much from his stay with his uncle, Leo doesn’t want to look back and wish he’d done things differently. It’s time to seize the day – if it’s not already too late.
Review: I really like Jay Northcote as a writer; however, sometimes her stories and I do not agree. Most of the time we get along well, and this really was one of those times. Passing Through is simply such a wonderful and well-rounded story of a man who has somewhat lost his way, and his estranged uncle reminding him of who he is.
By this being a short story, it was much faster passed, which I loved. This book made me cry, laugh, and long to go to the beautiful shore of Cornwall. My favorite character of this entire book was Uncle Edwin. He was larger than life. I would love to have a story that talks more of him and his love—what a powerful but sad story within the story.
Leo is a lovable and a smart but clueless man—Tris’s, and simply every man and woman’s—wet dream. Handy, sexy and redeemed, he has already had his darkest point in this story.
Jay Northcote truly built a place I would love to escape to.
Narration: I have experienced Matthew Lloyd Davies’ narrations in the past, and he is a favorite of mine. Not only does he have a sexy voice with a strong accent, but he also has great pacing and emotion. I highly recommend this book.
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