Really nice story about a 17 year old teenager Elio meeting and falling for the house guest Oliver.
Teenage boy being romantic, he is Italian, and falling for a young professor who came to live in his house, in his room, to work on his book and helped out with paper work with his father,
They met. They ate together and playing cool at first. The first 100 pages are all about the Elio longer to get to Oliver and afraid of what he would find out with him.
The rest of the book picked up quickly on how love came through. It is beautifully written and although there are some sex scenes, they are not really that pornographic.
It reminds us all of youth, of Summer romance, or being bold because one has not learned how to act like an adult yet.
Really enjoyable. This type of book is usually not my cup of tea. And I have enjoyed this a lot.
Solid 4.5 read.
This is a SVR 2018 book. A copy was available on Overdrive, and I needed a desk book.
I kept getting pulled out of the story at the beginning because I kept having to Google things. Can people who are allergic to NSAIDs take aspirin? What is the difference between lo mein and chow mein?
But once I settled into the story, the book read very quickly. It might have read a little too quickly? At the end I didn't feel like a year had passed. The book also ended quite abruptly. I would have liked a little more resolution.
ETA: There were times where I was reading, and it was like seeing my family on the page. That doesn't happen too often, and I like when it does.
Elio is 17 and has hot for the new house guest Oliver.
The first 121 pages are still on how much he wants him. And then dreamed of him being together.
Horny would be a word of choice. Unlike chick-romance, the expression on want and sex is quite honest and out there.
It is fortunate that this is well written, or it would read corny as hell.
Oliver is a nice looking and they were in swim suits.