Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Comeback Love by Peter Golden

Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages: 242 
Format: paperback 
Buy the Book: Amazon 


Goodreads:  Shifting between past and present, Comeback Love is a journey into the hearts of two lovers who came of age in the 1960s and is a sensual exploration of youth, regret, desire, and the bonds that mysteriously endure in the face of momentous change.




Kritters Thoughts:  Drugs, abortion clinics, Vietnam war and Afghanistan war are the many pressure points that this book highlights within one couple's journey together and apart.  Jumping between the past and the present, the reader is taken back into the Vietnam/Woodstock time to find a couple trying to find their way both in their own individuality and within the couple. 


Gordon was young man who wasn't quite sure what path he wanted to take, but he did know he wanted Glenna by his side the entire way.  Glenna was pursuing the doctor route, but you knew as a reader that she wasn't absolutely sure what her true passions were.  Unraveling their story simultaneously in the past and the present was interesting and I enjoyed how the reader was exposed to the secrets and the back story.  I absolutely loved the formatting, it was different, but it gave the book character.   


I thoroughly enjoyed the journey because it showed that relationships can take some hard hits when both the individuals in it are not quite sure about themselves.  You can not be a good partner unless you are fully aware of your own self-worth.  Although there was quite a lot of drug use and sexual interactions, the greater story was interesting and the plot had enough to enjoy the story above what may have been happening in the late 60s.




Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more


Ebook Challenge 2012: 18 out of 25  


GR Cover Challenge 2012: Darkness/Light


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Crazy Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.  


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