Title: Poetry in Motion
Author: Scarlet Blackwell
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Characters: Paul, Adam
Sub-Genre: May/December, Contemporary Romance
Travelling salesman Paul is only in the historic English town of Lincoln for one night and looking to pick up a spicy little something to take back to his hotel. Twenty-year old student Adam though, is off limits — he’s too young, and Paul should know better. But Adam’s too keen, and Paul has limited will power…
Paul is just looking for a good time. As a traveling salesman, he’s only in the small town of Lincoln for a day, so he’s not looking for anything but a short hook-up with a hot man. When he spots a sexy, younger man checking him out, he’s intrigued, but Paul immediately believes he’s too old for the pretty twink. When he’s approached by the sexy young man, Adam, his first instinct is to push him away. Paul has a feeling Adam is inexperienced and although he’s attracted to him, he’s not interested in being with the innocently smitten Adam and possibly destroying the young man’s hope for something more meaningful than just sex.
As the night goes on, Paul can’t help but become enamored with Adam, and against his better judgment, they soon fall into each others arms and Paul’s bed. As soon as Paul awakens, he knows he’s made a huge mistake and despite the feelings he has for Adam, he pushes Adam and against his better judgment, they soon fall into each others’ arms and Paul’s bed. As the days goes by, Paul can’t get Adam out of his mind and decides he must do what he can to get Adam back. But will Adam be able to forgive Paul’s indifferent, almost callous behavior and give the feelings they have for each other a fighting chance?
Poetry in Motion has just the right amount of angst and romance to keep this reader enthralled with the storyline and its characters. I love a good May/December romance, and I thought Ms. Blackwell did a great job showing both the differences and the life experiences the characters had because of their age difference. I admit, at first I wondered if Paul and Adam would really connect well together. Paul is seemingly set in his ways and has no intention of ever having anybody meaningful in his life and Adam is the poetry loving, dreamer who craves romance and a loving relationship. But as the story progresses, I loved how Paul’s character in particular, started evolving and seeing his lonely life as it really was. I also enjoyed watching Paul fight for a second chance with Adam, and I loved the poetry Paul came to love and respect as Paul’s feelings for Adam grew into something special. I thought both of these characters were made for each other and I thought the chemistry they had together was intensely lovely.
Ms. Blackwell is known for writing a lot of angst in her stories. Although, there is some angst, it’s not overdone, and the romance between Paul and Adam is the driving force of this story. If you are not a fan of love at first sight stories, then I’m not sure if this book is for you, because the feelings the two characters have for one another becomes quickly intense between them. Personally, I believe in love at first sight, so I love these types of stories. My only gripe about the book is: I wish it had been longer. I would have loved to watch these characters really work for their relationship to become a success. Otherwise, it’s a lovely, romantic story with uniquely written heroes and plenty of romantic poetry that warmed up my heart. I’m looking forward to reading more by Ms. Blackwell in the future.
Reviewed By: Gabbi