Eight years ago, Ondro Smrek fled Slovakia and the bigotry that drove his first lover to take his own life. The demons proved impossible to outrun, though, and now, desperate for somewhere to belong, Ondro is returning to start over. During a layover in Basel, Switzerland, he meets Jamie, an... show more
Eight years ago, Ondro Smrek fled Slovakia and the bigotry that drove his first lover to take his own life. The demons proved impossible to outrun, though, and now, desperate for somewhere to belong, Ondro is returning to start over. During a layover in Basel, Switzerland, he meets Jamie, an American living in Scotland who is as brilliant as he is beautiful.
Jaded Ondro never would have guessed he could fall in love during a brief layover—until now. When he is put in a position to offer Jamie comfort without hope of recompense, Ondro doesn’t hesitate. Soon, he catches a glimpse of the home he longs for. But with their separation looming, confessing his feelings would only lead to pain and humiliation. Life has taught Ondro not to hope, but then, he never believed in love at first sight either....
Publish date: 2017-07-19
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 117
Edition language: English
For me reading a short story can be a bit like maneuvering a field of landmines. If you're lucky each step takes you closer to a happy and successful ending but one misstep and things go sideways leaving you feeling like you don't quite know what happened and you've missed something important. While...
Tho I loved the book, I feel like I am stuck in a loop. One of the MCs is suffering from one illness or another and the other MC falls in love with him while taking care of the sick. This is my fourth or fifth book with the same premise in a row (ok, not in a row but extremely close to each other). ...
It was stupid of me. But if you could have your most foolish dream fulfilled only for a few days, would you fight it, or would you make the most of it? I am absolutely mezmerized by this author's words. The second and final book at this point that has been published, I just cannot wait to get my ...
Wow, just wow!! Very powerful.
Review originally posted at Sinfully.4.5 starsI’m definitely going to be keeping an eye out for future books from Roe Horvat. This debut is a sweet, sometimes haunting, low key story of finding love and direction, told from the POV of Ondro Smrek, a man who is once again running from something.At 30...