Here we go again. Another one of Charles Raines amazingly written stories that leave you confused, unsure, and begging for more!
Falling for Forever begins from where Stranger in Translation ends. The questions that were left unanswered are immediately answered in the first pages of this second book. OK, so now you know that the book starts with a bang, and surprisingly, the new story has already begun.
Our new hero has a name this time. He is Marc. He is a waiter at an eatery. He lives with a female, in an attic apartment in an old Convent, and drives a Vespa, when it is working. He is assaulted throughout the book by his apartment handyman. It is not rape though, but domination. This is the least of his problems.
His life has so many dark corners that you wonder what this boy is into.
Also in the book is a wide variety of characters, all colorful, but all extremely mysterious, and all wrapped up in Marc’s life in very dark ways. You feel as you read that they are not what they seem.
First is Olivier, the owner of the place he works, and Gaston, the Maître D. Why are they so interested in Marc, and what do they have up their sleeves? Marc is assigned by these two to be the trainer for a new employee, which brings me to the next character.
Nicholai is introduced to Marc as a Russian who can’t speak French or English, but we very soon discover he is not what he is introduced as. Is he a good guy or a bad guy? And why does Marc keep seeing him in the most unexpected places?
Then there is Karim, an Arab boy with a family that seems like a Mafia family at times, overprotective and overbearing brothers and mother at other times. What are they? Marc is attracted to Karim very much, but things keep happening that keeps them apart.
And then there are the people at the restaurant that keep the story in flux, the plot never quite revealing itself, and just when you think you have figured it out, things change.
Charles writing is wonderful. He keeps this story going, the suspense high, the mind guessing, and in the end, are your questions really answered? This is the kind of great read it is! I loved this book!!
Book Description Changing circumstances swiftly mould student, Marc Moreau, into a young man immersed in lies, intrigue, and deception. Obliged to take on a restaurant job in Marseilles and share an apartment with a woman in an old convent, he suspects he can trust no-one. Love and commitment are luxuries he cannot afford. Flirtatious by nature, and drawn towards danger and diversion, he has a taste for temptation. Engaging in meaningless physical encounters to satisfy his lust soon becomes convenient and habitual. Yet his life is complicated and unfulfilled. And when two contrasting men cross his path offering far more than he can accept or return, Marc finds himself not only in personal turmoil, but also in an emotional dilemma only he can resolve.
Falling For Forever was last modified: March 8th, 2014 by GGR-Review