Monday 11 February 2013

Boats in the Night by Josephine Myles

Like two ships passing in the night--if one was a narrowboat and the other a luxury yacht.

Boats in the Night
Series: --
Pub: 2011 by author
Author: Josephine Myles
Genre: Contemporary Romance, m/m
Format: iBook; 143p w/ 22 chapters
Whose: Giles & Smutty

Disgraced private school teacher Giles Rathbourne has been sent home on extended sick-leave and is stuck in a rut of obsessive housework and drinking. His ex may have been a snobbish bastard, but without him, Giles is adrift, rattling around his huge, lonely house. When a dreadlocked narrowboater’s engine breaks down at the end of his canal-side garden, Giles is furious at this invasion of his privacy—for a while.

Smutty might not have ever held down a proper job, but the fire-dancing, free-spirited traveller can recognise an opportunity for mutual benefit when he sees it. Giles’ extensive gardens are in as desperate need of attention as the upper-class hunk is himself, whereas Smutty knows a thing or two about plants and needs a place to moor up.

A simple business arrangement between two men who have nothing else in common? It would be—if they could keep their hands off each other!

The Thoughts
What a great little story to kick of my week of romance. And I say this in all scene of the word. Though the pages push it into a big novella its lake of horrid and gripping storyline had you want to let them move forward and become what they are going to become without the need to heavy the place up.
You understood, even as they fought the fact a little that they were going to be there in the end, and you knew this with the facts of the story, not because it’s a romance, and that’s what happens in them.
I figured I knew what was going to happen, what was going on page 65 and I wasn’t disappointed, I was actually relieved with it came out in the end, not so much because of the confrontation that he brought into the story, but because it wasn’t overly dramatic. Honestly it was refreshing—closure.

It was a sweet story, and though the characters didn’t grow a hug way that some might expect, but more in that real way that happens when one falls in love.
Though it was a little fast on that part of the falling it wasn’t flash point, just a bit of boldness that isn’t apparently in the character—in Giles before that moment, but you see it after it all.

Anyway, I’m probably seeing something that wasn’t there, and all that, but things like this, books, people are up for so much interpretation, and it’s what I got out of it.
But you should try it. It’s fast, quick and there isn’t anything in it but a sweet arsed story and a whole heap of Britishness that I love. Maybe it’s a sentimental love—really if I had a daddy problem (*sigh* what a shame….)

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