The Retreat: A Kind of Lesbian Romance

The Retreat A Kind of Lesbian Romance The Retreat A Kind of Lesbian Romance By Jane RetzigJo and Ed are unlikely best friends He is the only son of wealthy parents She was born on the wrong side of the tracks He loves sport messing aroun

  • Title: The Retreat: A Kind of Lesbian Romance
  • Author: Jane Retzig
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Retreat A Kind of Lesbian Romance.By Jane RetzigJo and Ed are unlikely best friends.He is the only son of wealthy parents She was born on the wrong side of the tracks He loves sport, messing around with cars, and drinking She s ambitious and hardworking.They are, in fact, a perfect team.They ve stood by each other for almost thirty years.They ve built a succes The Retreat A Kind of Lesbian Romance.By Jane RetzigJo and Ed are unlikely best friends.He is the only son of wealthy parents She was born on the wrong side of the tracks He loves sport, messing around with cars, and drinking She s ambitious and hardworking.They are, in fact, a perfect team.They ve stood by each other for almost thirty years.They ve built a successful business together.There s just one problem.Jo is having an affair with Ed s wife.And now someone knows their secret.It s Christmas Eve 2014.And nothing is ever going to be the same again

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    1. More like: A Kind of Depressing story. Death, Lies, Affair, Alcoholic A$$hole, Spousal Rape by the end when the two main characters get their happy ending I was too pissed, disgusted and angry to appreciate it.

    2. Detailed score: 3.0They're right about it being 'a kind of' romance. This was all angst, no payoff. There is enough bleak in the real world, I don't want it in my lesroms too! Plus it has one of my pet hates; it just ends. I found myself flicking back and forward wondering if the book maybe hadn't downloaded properly or something!Most of the characters are well drawn - I liked how we got quick leaps into the headspace of other characters, including support characters, although it would have been [...]

    3. Once again the author has created a work of depth and I was drawn into each character. The descriptions and references really brought the setting alive and I felt immersed and once the romance took off, I was unable to put it down. There is much to celebrate and much to be sad about in this portrait of human emotion. The author clearly has a deep understanding of the workings of the human psyche - highly recommended.

    4. This is the 3rd book of this author that I’ve read and I seem to just resonate with how she writes. A kind of a lesbian romance is right. This is more about a love story that involves affairs of the heart in the messiest sense. If this were labeled romance, readers would have all kinds of issues with this book, however, it’s not-- so going into it I knew it would be different. It’s always nice to read a romance. Two people fall in love, have some issues that they have to work out, but then [...]

    5. Original story of forbidden love in the modern day. You end up caring deeply about these characters, even the much maligned Ed, and I came away wondering how everyone was getting on. It's got the lot: laughter, tears, drama & tension. Thumbs up from me.

    6. Maybe my reading tastes have been far too sheltered, but this is the first "lesbian romance" I've ever read, and I learned something interesting: Even if you flatline on the woman/woman love thing, if you enjoy a well-written romance, it doesn't matter what the sexual orientation of the characters is. Retzig is a highly skilled storyteller whose characters are well developed and compelling. She stays away from formula for the most part here, and the flashback style used to tell the story of this [...]

    7. I enjoyed this book very much. One of the reasons is, that it reveals a deep understanding of the characters. As you read, you understand how it feels to grow apart from your husband, to fall helplessly for his best friend. You understand the emotional struggles of the best friend and you root for it all to end well.The story is mainly told through flashbacks, which I find is an interesting way to reveal the story bit by bit. It also gives a much deeper insight into the motivation of the charact [...]

    8. The well rounded characters and realistic setting of Yorkshire really work well in this novel. Even the flash backs, which is a device often hit-and-miss for me, subtly capture the time period - but still focus always on character.

    9. Great first read!Not what I was expecting, but then so few novels are! I experienced a range of emotions with the story and the characters! Give it a go if you can!

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