elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Stardust (The Solitary Knights of Pelham Bay 4) by Claire Thompson

Stardust goes a bit against the flow of the previous 3 books since it’s not a story of a first love never forgotten, but it’s more the story of a man that has to realize that a teenager love sometime is not the same when you are an adult.

Gordon is in love with Ben, the first boy he had sex with when they were in high school together; but it’s a feeling that is not mutual, even if Gordon doesn’t realize it: Ben left New York City for Los Angeles to pursue his acting career and he is not a big shot name in the movie industry with a starlet after the other on his arm. He is also an egoist and a selfish bastard, since, even if he is not interested in Gordon, Ben has never told so, feeding Gordon’s crush with nothing more of what an actor would give to a unknown fan.

Dennis is Gordon’s colleague and silent admirer: he is in love qith Gordon, but he has never had the courage to admit it; another thing that stop Dennis, other than Gordon’s obvious infatuation with Ben, is that Gordon professes to not believe in love, he is one of the Solitary Knights of Pelham Bay, a group that claims real love is only a fairy tale. And instead Dennis, even if older than Gordon, at 42 years old has not yet given up to the idea of finding Mr. Right, even if, unfortunately for him, he has the strong feeling that Gordon is his owm Mr. Right.

This is only a short story, but I really liked the easiness and the sweet love story between Dennis and Gordon; maybe it’s not a starry eyed love, maybe Dennis and Gordon are more you average guy than a romance hero, but they are so good together, that I was really cheering for Dennis against Ben: in this case, I was against the idea that your first love is your true love, the initially theory that is at the basis of this series, that to be happy you need to go back to the ONE you first loved, in this case is not true, and Dennis was for sure the right man for Gordon, even if he arrived later in his life.


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Amazon Kindle: Stardust (The Solitary Knights of Pelham Bay)

Series: The Solitary Knights of Pelham Bay
1) Finding Chandler: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/912143.html
2) A Test of Love: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/958987.html
3) Switching Gears: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1002950.html
4) Stardust

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Tags: author: claire thompson, genre: contemporary, length: novella, review, theme: friends benefits

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