elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

The Rare Event by P.D. Singer

This was a rather complex, and well researched book primarily for two reasons: the setting into the trading funds world and the non-exclusive relationship. Now, it’s not the first time I read about non-monogamous couples, but usually it’s something they are doing together, and mostly involving someone else in their relationship on a pretty much steady basis. Here instead Jon is the accepting, if not willing, partner, who is always welcoming back his wandering boyfriend, Ricky. The most appalling thing is that, Ricky is not even hiding it, Jon knows that he has weekends in, when Ricky is with him, and weekends off, when Ricky does, more or less, everyone else. Hundreds and hundreds of men, without names and sometime even without a face. I really, really wanted to like Ricky, and to find some justification to his behavior, but actually, who will arrive to understand himself and his reasons, will be Jon and not Ricky, Ricky more or less will play the role of the little kid who realized how much he liked that toy when it was broken and too late to save it.

Now don’t think I didn’t like the story cause I really didn’t like Ricky, on the contrary, I loved the challenged it involved to understand Jon and his love for Ricky; in a way, I did like Ricky like someone with the Red Cross nurse syndrome would like him, wanting to save the desperate soul, believing you are the only one who could spare him from a dark future.

I’m not sure this is really the end for Ricky and Jon, Jon did grow a pair and was able to stand up to Ricky, but, as I said, I still think Ricky did it for the wrong reason, to have Jon back, and not cause he was really convinced that was the best for him. Plus I did miss the part in which Ricky tries to merge with Jon’s family and background, meeting parents and relatives, mingle with the good society he apparently is not part of. Moreover, there is still unresolved issues in Ricky’s past, basically Jon doesn’t really know him and his origins, making a relationship between them really difficult.

I’m not saying this book is missing something, already like this it was longer than usual, but I would consider if I was the author to revisit these two.

Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 30, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613724098
ISBN-13: 978-1613724095
Amazon: The Rare Event
Amazon Kindle: The Rare Event

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Tags: author: p.d. singer, genre: contemporary, length: novel, review, theme: office affairs

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