Reviewed by Kat
TITLE: The Sun Still Rises
SERIES: World of Love series
AUTHOR: Laura Bailo
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 86 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 17, 2017
Erik’s father lived for Pamplona’s yearly festival and the running of the bulls. Now he’s gone, and Erik flies to Pamplona on a whim to see the festival his father loved—without booking a room first. He’s looking at sleeping on the ground until friendly David from the tourism office offers to share his home.
When Erik realizes he trusts David, that he might even be willing to face his anxiety to get to know David better, he begins to understand what this trip could mean. Pamplona is even more beautiful when seen through David’s eyes, and Erik might have traveled around the world just to find himself. But can he hold on to his newfound confidence—and to David—when it’s time to go home?
World of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the globe.
A very, short sweet novella that I really enjoyed.
Erik is a successful author that has recently lost his father. In an attempt to keep him close to his heart he books an impromptu trip to Pamplona for the Running of the Bulls festival. It was his father’s once-a-year trip that he had turned down for twenty years to join him. But in his rush he failed to do the most important thing…book a room during the huge tourist event. When he arrives in town he goes to the local tourism office where he gets advise from a very handsome man. While trying to find a room he has a huge anxiety attack, something that he suffers from all the time. When he runs into David, the man from the tourism office, he is convinced to accept a dinner invitation. At dinner David also convinces him to stay in his spare room to avoid sleeping on the grass in the park. “The Sun Still Rises” is the story of the attraction of that forms between Erik and David.
David’s willingness to work with Erik’s anxiety disorder was very heartwarming. Most new people can be intimidated by witnessing a severe panic attack. But David is a very gentle and compassionate soul. The way he helped him through the attacks with no judgement was touching and endearing. Even though this was a quick story with a short timeline, I never felt like anything was rushed. It just seemed to evolve naturally.
I really have enjoyed the World of Love series by the various authors. As far as I can tell, this is the author’s first book, at least on Goodreads, Dreamspinner and Amazon. It is well written and edited with just the right amount of heat factor for a budding romance. I look forward to more from this talented new author.