This is the man Gerald meets, an adult for ordinary standard, but very much like the Sleeping Beauty of the fairy tales, someone who is more than ready to be plucked, but who will let it go only to a very high price, that is love. Dieter doesn’t ask, it’s not that he set out to find his Prince Charming and only in that case he will let the Prince kiss him, it’s only that he doesn’t expect nothing else. Dieter has always received love and for him it’s natural that things will continue like that. Dieter is also a very lucky man since he meets Gerald, who is basically a gentleman, a little older than him, and so ready to take the challenge that is courting Dieter, someone who doesn’t need immediate satisfaction and that is able to understand that, if he is able to wait, what he will gain will be much more than what he can immediately obtain.
Gerald and Dieter are also moving in a middle class environment, made of art collectors, art gallery owners, artists, lawyers, and many other upper middle class jobs; nor Gerald or Dieter have to worry about things like paying a rent or finding a job; they are not extremely wealthy but they are for sure well-off. This gives a certain atmosphere to the novel, a mix of old-fashioned romance and European flavour. This is first book in a new series, but it's also the spin off the Bottled Up series by the same author, so that some of the supporting characters will be familiar.
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Paperback: 230 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 23, 2011)
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Cover Art by Anne Cain