Love Me Tomorrow is one of those stories that had me with its slow burn, its lush descriptions and its engaging characters. From the wound tight Levi to the caregiver Jake, the raunchy Ruby and friend/employee-from-hell Valerie (both women in dire need of filters), and the rest of the cast making up this entertaining tale of love-in-waiting, the careful unfolding of what makes each one tick forms the core of this heartwarming and charming story.
The art direction itself forms a strong and compelling presence. Described with loving attention to detail, Wilde City comes alive with its history and an architectural character that is at once unique and familiar. Like the very best of stage settings, this dramedy of polite restraint, unbridled lust and labyrinthine roadblocks on the path to and around true love captures your heart and your hopes.
Although this journey is primarily Levi’s, it is also a homage to how one individual’s path intersects and influences all those who inhabit a community of diverse souls. Levi is self-effacing. He has moments of inner and spoken dialog that are laugh-out-loud funny, that lift his character from maudlin to honest work-in-progress.
What I especially liked were scenes of affection that focused on the emotional content, on desire and sensual longing—long, slow kisses, a touch, the expressiveness of the eyes, the shape and lure of the mouth, and restraint in the presence of temptation. These are men who understand consequences and find a measure of comfort in their own moral center without denying or downgrading the almost overwhelming attraction between them.
Love Me Tomorrow is an immensely satisfying tale: romantic without being sappy or crass or overtly erotic, filled with restrained tension and longing, and with the kind of realistic scenes that flow seamlessly one into another.
Ethan Day’s Love Me Tomorrow is a recommended read.
Event planner Levi Goode is positioned to inherit the newly vacated throne, becoming the in-demand party planner for Wilde City’s elite. Years of hard work and perseverance are finally paying off as Levi lands his next big fish, working with socialite Julia Freeman-Kingsley. Distracted by work and dealing with his head strong mother, an ex-Vegas-showgirl suffering from debilitating health issues, Levi has his hands full. Time for love or even the occasional one-night stand, is one aspect of life Levi hasn’t been able to master.
Sparks of interest fly during a chance meeting with a paramedic called to the aid of his mother, and thanks to Ruby’s meddling, Levi finds himself on a movie-date with the handsome Paramedic Jake. Personal and professional worlds collide when Levi realizes his new love interest is actually Jake Freeman, estranged brother to his brand new client. Discovering the man of his dreams already has a boyfriend, leaves Levi stunned realizing any hopes he had for something more with Jake were never going to be anything more than wishful thinking.
Struggling to downshift his expectations and remain friends with Jake while continuing to work closely with Julia quickly consumes all of his time and attention. Wondering if there will ever be a special someone to love him, is where Levi’s love story begins.