Reviewed by Danielle
TITLE: Play Chopin for Me
AUTHOR: Max Vos
PUBLISHER: Max Vos Inc
LENGTH: 216 Pages
RELEASE DATE: May 13, 2017
After a devastating fire, Dale Lusk shows up at his sister’s door in nothing but his boxers and a raincoat, desperately needing her help. Losing both his restaurant and home has left Dale without direction or a place to live.
While pushing her handsome brother into a new wardrobe to match his model looks, Chrissie introduces Dale to Al Borkowski. Al is in desperate need of a roommate before his grandmother takes more control of his life.
Little did Chrissie know when she pushed the two men together the sparks that would fly and the changes that would happen in all of their lives.
Let me start by saying that I absolutely loved the dynamics between the characters. Author Max Vos outdid himself with this new release. The Chemistry, the romance, the drama different from his gritty sexy stories, yet with a huge impact and a lasting impression.
Author Max Vos brings a romantic, drama-filled, contemporary story to the table. It’s not just about two men but also about family and friends, about life and how to live it your way, about truth and acceptance.
We meet Dale when he experiences the worst night of his life as he loses his restaurant and his place to live to a fire. When he goes to his sister Christie, life throws him a few surprises. Meeting Ewan-David (when will we read his story, Mr. Vos?) and mostly Al, who is in search of a roommate. Dale needs a place to live that isn’t Christie’s couch and so he takes Al up on his offer and, as they say the rest is history……No I am kidding 😉
With Dale being his open, spontaneous self he slowly but steadily finds a way through the walls and defences built up by Al or being put there by Al’s grandmother. And boy do we find out more about that! As I don’t believe in spoiling a story I leave it up to the reader to find out themselves. It is sufficient to say that Al is very lucky to have Dale, Christie and definitely Gina (who you will meet in the story also) standing by his side.
They are there to help him see things and to make sure he is experiencing a whole new level of life and what it has to offer him besides bring a brilliant musician.
Being a follower of Mr. Vos and his stories, I was sincerely surprised with this new release. I do have to admit that I would have appreciated a little bit more personal interaction between Al & Dale especially as things about learning and discovering were mentioned during the story. But I am realising that is really the only small comment I can think of while writing this review.
The addition of the wonderful coda at the end makes the story come full circle.