This week I’d like to recommend “You Are Here” by Chris Delyani. I interviewed Chris a few weeks ago and was very intrigued by the book so I bought and began to read an ecopy, then was delighted to be offered and sent a paperback. Thanks Chris 🙂 I mention this in the interest of full disclosure but I’d have been scheduling this post anyway.
I suppose I could describe it as a contemporary romance but it’s very much more than that. It tells the story of three very different men – Peter, a quiet young man who desperately wants to be an artist, Miles, searching for an ex-lover, and Nick, the best looking man anyone anywhere has ever seen. Over the course of the book the three impact on each other’s lives in different ways, aided and abetted by the most real cast of supporting characters I think I’ve ever seen in a romance, sometimes through affairs, sometimes through kindnesses or cruelties. Nobody is perfect. Every man jack of them has moments of selfishness or idiocy, moments where, reading, I growled at them and wanted to administer a short sharp slap, but I never at any point, and this is rare in romances, said “what the heck did you do that for?” Very highly recommended.